Monday, May 31, 2010


This post will be similar to the Memorial day posts of many military spouses. But I will make the confession that before becoming a Marine wife I had half the patriotism that I now have. Before I would spend Memorial more like a 4th of July celebration even though I am the daughter of an Army veteran it only half occurred to me what this day is truly about. I am ashamed to admit it took my husband's enlistment in the military to draw out my sense of pride in America's armed forces and the the ultimate sacrifice some have made. Up until 2 years ago I was living my usual civilian life, the life SO many still live, but thats the exact life the armed forces fight to protect- the little American bubble. But now I know the personal side of memorial day, and give thanks to the many other military families and my respects to those who have given their lives, and those who have lost their husband and father I am deeply sorry and grateful. -K.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Memorial Day Tribute- God Bless

each day of the memorial day weekend I will post a new tribute video, I think it slips some peoples mind the ultimate sacrifice that has been made by so many. Memorial Day holds a special place in everyone's heart, especially Military families! God Bless!

finally got some energy

I hate to admit this, but I'll be honest- I went to the tanning bed (yeah i know skin cancer alarms are going off everywhere) but it helped alot! And then I scrapbooked! yay! I will post pics but promise not to laugh, I am not a pro - far from it, this is my 1st ever scrap book! And I am not ashamed of it's ammature staus,in fact I find it endearing haha- hopefully the hubby will to =) *kisses* to those who listened to me gripe this morning!

Bad nights sleep- quick pick me up?

I really don't know what brought it on? maybe spicy food, or the fact I have been so stressed = but I slept TERRIBLE last night. One of those nights where you wake up and you are SO thankful it was all just a dream! Now that I am awake I just don't feel rested! But I did just watch an interview with Sandra Day O'Conner, what a doll she is! so inspiring! One of those interviews that makes you want to get out and make a difference! So anyway, if anyone has a trick to the "quick pick me up" I would be ever so grateful!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I want it Wednesday

call me a conformist! but i want an iphone! the hubs says we can get it next month =) yay! ps- today i remembered to take cookies to the recruiters office!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

rainy, yet productive

Well today, though rainy and gross, I went to the recruit office to see my Husband's recruiter (from back in the day) we have managed to stay friends with him all this time and ironically he and his family will be moving back to Camp Lejeune  a little before I move to FINALLY live with my husband haha! He loves to keep tabs on J. and I guess its cool cause he was there for day 1 (literally). He is a super nice guy and everytime I go by and see the guys I forget to bring some bake goods (dang it!) SSgt Roper has given me TONS of USMC stuff so it would be nice if I could remember huh? Tomorrow I will bake a cake and take it up there (remind me if I forget haha)
SSgt Roper

whoop whoop

Thank you Kara! You are the sweetest! So, with this lovely award I am supposed to tell you 7 things about myself....

  1.  My parents made me get my bachelors in something other than nursing in case I ever got burnt out I had an alternate career option, oddly enough my husband has 2 bachelors degrees that he also doesnt use. we're nerds!
  2. I am absolutely terrible at blog design stuff, thankfully I met a friend that is willing to do mine =)
  3. I am addicted to Diet Coke, FOX news, fresh fruit, apple cinnamon oatmeal, sushi, and seafood
  4. I am a true shop-a-holic. Spending money that you know you don't have is an unfortunate disease! I just can't stop!
  5. I hate cold weather, and love love the beach 
  6. I would really love to get laser eye surgery SOON
  7. I love to fall asleep to either Frasier,Golden Girls or The Nanny
I am now forwarding this to :CrisNicoleKelliJac. ,my USMC mamaReina

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Things I may forget

Well ladies, in 4 weeks my Dad, step mom, and I are driving a Uhaul 14 hrs to Jacksonville, NC to move my husband out of the barraks and into his new apt! Because he will be living there a year without me I have been trying to remember things that my hubs will need, BASIC things that i will forget - HELP ME NOT FORGET, what are some things that you need that I will probably forget 

so far....
  • A medicine kit 
  • toilet paper
  • laundry detergant
  • bath towels
  • sheets 
  • hand soap
So if ya'll could help me out it would be so awesome!

Thursday, May 20, 2010



who the heck was from Meridian?

thursday 5

Post 5 things that have made you:


over the past week..
1. A girlfriend having her baby on Tuesday  

2.   Dinner with my step-mom (always SO fun)

3. Getting things together for my husband's apartment- he gets to move out of the barracks! whoop whoop!  
4.  Dinner with my grand mother and sister! love it!  

5. An amazing supportive family and the best husband EVER!   

old skool post

Lately i have been posting videos and today decided to go with the old skool regular rambling blog post =) In light of recent events on i STILL highly recommend ) I took note of how close i had grown to these women. Literally i joined when J. shipped to boot, I was lost and these women took me under their wing and "schooled" me on military life. Fast forward and now I myself "schooling" women who are in my the same position i was-(lost, confused, and intimidated) on how to cope with distance, find your place in the military , and a shoulder to lean on with each phase military life brings. I of course still need a shoulder, and the occasional guidance =) the thought of losing some of my new friends is heart breaking I pray does the right thing. Those of you who aren't members come SIGN UP!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

whats YOUR opinion?

ok my opinion:
1. for 7, hell, for ANY age...they are AMAZING dancers 
2. Nothing wrong with the costume, i used to dance from 4 yr to my freshmen year of college and this is just dance costumes.... 
3. the majority of the dance was great, were some of the moves a inappropriate for their age? yeah. But bless these little girls hearts...they danced their BUTTs off!
4. I feel main stream media was a LITTLE harsh, but then's always gonna be something

Monday, May 17, 2010

So proud! I've got one of the few good men =)

i remember the first time i saw this video was before my husband went to boot, i used to cry my eyes out with pride, i watched it today and still tears. i couldn't be more proud of my husband! (his roommate is in this video- how crazy!)

Cris is overhauling!

my doll of a blog friend Cris is completely overhauling my blog so if everytime you come to it it looks different its cause she is patient enough to show me each change =) thank you all and mostly thank you Cris!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

ok ManLand!

The most expensive thing hanging in my closet is...?
oh jeez thats a tough one, i'm a shop a holic!
Have you ever played a team sport?
yep! played soccer from 7- 17 and cheered
If you were a bug, what kind would you be?
who would WANT to be a bug? i dont know anything about bugs
Where on your body is the worst place to get sunburned?
i rarely get sunburned but i would guess your arm pits haha ouch
Are you happy?
SOOOOO happy! being married to the love of my life is AMAZING! i only wish we weren't 14 hrs away!
People are always abbreviating...are there any abbreviations that make your skin crawl when people use them?
Do you love where you live... or could you live anywhere?
where i live is OK of course there are some places i wouldnt want to leave but i am pretty easy!
What, if any, extreme measures do you go to to keep yourself from overeating when you are full?
to be honest, i dont sometimes i over eat- ha sue me! if you dont overeat often it shouldnt be a problem!

got me thinking....QOTD

the hubby and i are A-okay now =)~ (thank you understanding husband) but my girl kelli does a question of the day (QOTD) and it got me thinking when you fight with your honey what is the song(s) you turn to? mine are are the moment

Friday, May 14, 2010

the monthly...

well ugh, its my time of the month and i have one of those monthly's that they prescribe you pain killers for your cramps, and you cry at just about anything,everything is so major. I am so freakin emotional and who am I taking it all out on? my brand new hubby. I caused this huge argument and then bc i am so darn stubborn, even when he was trying to fix it i just kept making it worse. He is a really understanding guy, so we are okay now. I am just so frustrated and feel so guilty for pitchin a bitch fit when we haven't even been married a WEEK yet! I know alot has factored into it, I had to leave him and come home after only 3 days of marriage, i am an emotional crazy lady right now, and i just in general suck at distance, and of course the hubs is so super busy! On an up note: today I am staying sweet and positive but I still feel the guilt and like he is frustrated & aggrevated. UGH K!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

check me out!

my very first blog awards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! feeling so legit now! thank you!-K.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Mrs. L, here!

i'm baaaaaaaaaaaaack! and MARRIED! it is the best feeling I have ever felt in my entire life! I married the man of my dreams May 8 2010!!!!!!!!


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I'm off to become a MRS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

well friends, you will have to forgive me as this will be my last post until the 11th cause i am off tomorrow morning at 6 AM to GET FREAKIN MARRIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wanted to thank you all for following my excitement, giving advice and well wishes, and tolerating my enthusiasm=) I can't wait to share pictures and tell you how it went! once again, you support has meant SO much! thank you thank you! -K.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

its so crazy to think about...

.... but this is my last Tuesday as an unmarried woman =) haha. OKay i gotta say, everyone should go out and get a diet cherry limeade (if you have a Sonic) pretty amazing! My final is TOMORROW (biting nails) BUT at the same time anxious to get it over with! Gonna go have a little Mexican fiesta with some of my friends after the final as a mini-bachelorette party, haha nothing too risque, i'm not really the stripper type =) -K.

Monday, May 3, 2010

5 days!

5 days till wedding bells and a mere 3 days till he picks me up from the air port! whoop whoop! I have gone into full blown "get as hott as i possibly can in these last days" mode, teeth bleeching, working out, tanning, i am half packed and have a list of things to do and when to do them! ha i am in freak bride mode huh? i would type up my list but it would only further excite me and make me want to go ahead and do everything on the list. which would be tragic cause then i would have NOTHING to do to pass the time the last day! let me apologize for my excited rambling, you are all good sports for putting up with my cheezyness in the last remaining days, i love you all dearly! =) -K.

i also thought i would follow suit as some of my blog friends and let you get to know me =)

Getting To Know You

The questions..

1. Are you superstitious? nah, not really- to be honest i dont put much thought in it

2. If you were an animal..what kind would you be?I really like sea horses so i guess i'll pick a sea horse

3. You would never catch me wearing.........? shoulder pads- no explanation needed

4.  If someone posts a you watch it? well i have yet to come across one sooooo i MIGHT would watch it

5. Have you ever waxed your girlie/manly parts..or any other part of your body?  i used to wax the brows but then got into plucking, and due to freaks i am not gonna talk about my lady parts

6. Are you a spender or a saver? awwwwh hate this question, spender.

7. If  you were starring in a movie..who would you want to play your leading man/woman? i am gonna say James Franco, cuz he is super sexy

8. Smoker..never smoker..or smoked back in the day? never smoked, not even once, and neither has my hubs- one of VERY few Marines hat dont haha

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sorry, as usual...i'm late!

i can't be on time to safe my life! so i guess add that in my bio haha! I am a 25 yr old nursing student, getting married in 6 days! my hubs is a Marine stationed out of Camp Lejeune, we met in college ( i got my BS before nursing school ), and i am VERY grateful that our entire USMC journey has been together, I have been there every step of the way, from recruitment till presently fleet, and it has been amazing ( not always fun, but amazing ) Random things about me- i have a love for blues music, and Lex Land, i dont like cinnamon or coffee or tea even though i'm from the deep south, i love scrambled eggs, seafood, sushi, and pecans, i have 0 technology skills, i can honestly honestly say J. is the love of my entire life, my very best friend and i literally couldn't be more estatic!!! feel welcome to stay tuned for further life and military occurances!

6 days! holy cow!

6 days till i am a married woman, but only 4 days till i see my honey and i am OMG SO FREAKIN EXCITED!!!!!!!!!! He is all i can think about, and listening to how excited he is, is the most precious thing EVER. This morning he called talking about how yesterday alot of the guys brought their wives and kids to final formation and J. held one guys little boy and talked with him, and another guys little girl walks around giving every Marine a skittle (how stinkin cute)J. says he is so ready to start a family =) I am too, but i know we need at least a yr or 2 of just couple's time for ourselves! Gonna hit the books hard today and tomorrow, pray for my final haha! ps- welcome new reader! -K.