Friday, June 25, 2010

Swimming Thoughts

I have several plans between now and the time Heath leaves.
Which is coming way to soon.
I go through spurts of wishing the time would slow down, a lot. And other times
when I wish it would just hurry up and get here so that we can get it over with.

There are many moments of frustration, sadness, happiness, and loneliness.

Anyway, here are my plans:
-to go on at least one more small bike ride with him
-to throw a huge cookout at our house with family and friends
-for him to be off work for a couple of weeks to be with me
(don't really know if that one is possible yet)
-to take advantage of every possible moment we have together

Here are my plans while he is gone:
-to save as much money as possible
-to pay off most of our debt
-to do some landscaping in our frontyard
-a girl weekend in Dallas with my mom and grandmothers
-a week long trip to see my cousin in Oregon
-to try to stay as busy as possible
(I'll be counting on a lot of you to help me with that one)
-keep my sanity
-work on my marriage and my own attitude, even while he is away
-pray for him continually

I am going to miss him so much. I recently bought "The 5 Love Languages",
a copy for me, and the Men's Edition for my husband. Our marriage needs so much work,
as I'm sure every marriage does. But it seems that ours is under more attack from Satan
because of all the time we spend apart. This past year we have spent at least 6 of
those months apart. And this next year will be 11-12 months apart.

So I ask that you pray for us. Pray for the husband, that he stays safe when away,
and that he comes home to me (I constantly worry about that). That he enjoys
his time seeing the world, and learns a lot while being gone.
Pray for me that I can stay busy, that I have peace while he is gone. That I don't find
myself feeling depressed.
Pray that nothing seriously goes wrong at home while he is gone, with the house, family,
or friends.

Thank you.
Love you guys.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Motorcycle riding, getting ready to head into the canyon!

A lonely old house in the middle of the canyon.

Us waiting for the show to start!

We had such a great time together! We got there really early, which gave us
plenty of time to ride around the canyon before the show started.

And there was a very yummy steak dinner as well!

I love you baby, thanks for a great night!

Monday, June 21, 2010


Been busy around here. Heath, again, went to El Paso over the weekend for pre-mobilization briefings, and drove his motorcycle. I wasn't as nervous as I thought I would be. He has impressed me with how safe he handles the bike. He got home this evening. I worked the entire weekend while he was gone, which was a good thing.

We are going to see TEXAS in Palo Duro Canyon tomorrow evening, and I am very excited about that! We don't go on very many large dates together, usually it just involves dinner then we come back home. And, we plan on riding the motorcycle down there! I'll take pictures of our evening and post them sometime later this week.

Most of you know I am on weight watchers, and have been for about a month. I did very well my first week with a loss of 5 pounds, but it has dwindled down. I changed the scale I was weighing myself on 3 weeks after starting WW, so I don't know how accurate this is, but WW online is showing that I have lost 11.8 pounds! I'll take what I can get.

Hope everyone has a good week!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

A Beginner Blogger

When I was first in college I had a blog. However, as a college freshman, I had no life. It revolved around studying. So I canceled that blog.

Here I am yet again, with a blog. But I think I will have an easier time finding things to talk about than I did 5 years ago. My main purpose this time is to have an outlet for my feelings, and also a way for my husband to keep up with what's going on at home while he is overseas. Be patient with me as I figure it all out!

So, here is my history. I'm 25, been married for 3 years. No children...yet. We have way too many pets, specifically, cats. My husband is in the Army, has been for a year now. His first deployment is happening this September, one of many I'm sure. We just bought our first house. I am a Registered Nurse and work in the pediatric department at our local hospital. I absolutely love my job and the people I work with! We love the Lord, and are active members at our Church. We have recently bought a motorcycle, and are new bikers enjoying being outside on the bike together. My hubs jokingly says I'm turning into a "biker babe". I am enjoying it more than I thought I would.

Well, there you go for now. I have so much more to say, but it will have to wait for a later time!
God Bless You.