Friday, March 28, 2008

Love Mom

Hello my lovlies,
Today is a beautiful day and it is Friday to boot, that means the weekend is almost here. Gotta watch Michigan State play Memphis tonight. Go Sparty!!!!Who wants to make a prediction for the final two teams?? I say UCLA and Michigan State. Any takers???
Hope you got some rest Miss Holly. Hang in there, rough days are just temporary and the best ones outweigh the yukky ones by far.
Happy Friday everyone,
Love Mommy boy

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Can't sleep!

Yep it's 12:45 in the morning. My tummy is upset, my husband is snoring and my roommates won't stop opening and closing their door. So I decide to get up and play on the computer until I am so freaking tired I can't keep my eyes open. It's amazing how quiet it is at night. I swear you can hear everything. Our house is so not sound proof. I hear cars, and people walking by, the wind blowing, neighbors talking, dogs barking, neighbors walking up the stairs, doors opening and closing, you name it I hear it. T.V. shows crap at this time at night. Maybe I am having a pity party for myself right now but I just want to go to sleep......:(

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Just some thoughts

Today is a good day already. Woke up from a wonderful nights rest feeling awake and alert. Switched over Richards uniform to a clean one, packed his bad for PT and made his lunch. Kissed him goodbye and got to working on the house. Cleaned the dishes and kitchen and did my pilates workout. Folded some laundry and made the bed. Opened up the blinds and it snowed last night. Not a ton but some flurries. The sun is shining already at 10:45 so it is just looking to be a beautiful day. I can't help but think of all I am grateful for. I am so blessed to have a husband that loves me and treats me like a queen. I have the most wonderful family. We are scattered around the country but we are still strong and linked in love. I have a place to live. I have clothes to wear and food to eat. I have a car that is very reliable. I have the ability to hear, see, smell, touch and feel. I am healthy. I live in a free country because of the men and women who are fighting for us. I have great friends. I am honored to live in this time where I have so many opportunities and choices for my life. I can do whatever I want. I am so blessed to have a Lord who loves me unconditionally. I am thankful for books and education. I love the reminder of beauty outside that makes my anger or sadness just whither away. I am grateful for second chances and forgiveness and repentance, whether it be from Heavenly Father, my husband, or my family. I am so happy to be able to live every day.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy Easter!!!!

Well another holiday has come and gone. We didn't really plan anything but it ended up being a great day. Richard and I love breakfast. It is by far our favorite meal, so we ran to the store to pick up a few things and came home and cooked. It was really sweet to be in the kitchen with him. He is so anxious to learn how to cook. He watches me whenever he gets a chance and is always willing to help. He made the pancakes from scratch (mom he is a natural) and just kept me company while I was in the kitchen. I fall in love with him more and more when he does little things like that for me. Our roommates were here too so we made breakfast for them too. It was nice to have another couple around. We all just hung out and played monopoly, scattergories, trouble and yahtzee. It reminded me of all of you. All of the holiday's growing up was all about family time and just having fun. We did make dinner. Again Richard helped with dinner, he made the mashed potatoes and frosting for the cake. He is getting to be pretty good in the kitchen. I am thoroughly impressed. I was joking around with him and said, "so when I get pregnant, or I am sick, you can cook for me", he just laughed and said "i order take-out very well." Oh well, guess we will have to keep working on the training. :) It was overall a wonderful day. Full of laughter, smiles, good food, games and happiness.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Hello from Utah

So I am trying this out an dit seems to work. Nothing fancy going on here except beautiful weather. Sunny, breezy and 55 degrees. I am working a 12 hour shift today so cannot take my daily evening walk :-( Let's see who else responds.
See ya'll later dudes


So this morning after Richard left for PT, I of course went back to sleep. I was enjoying my sleep when all of the sudden I heard this crash that scared me so bad that I sat straight up in bed. I called for Lesley's name and my heart was racing so bad. It sounded like a window had been broken. I was so afraid that something had happened in Lesley's bedroom. (we have a bunch of crazy people that live around us and her window faces the road) so we both got up and realized we were fine so where did it come from...........we finally checked the bathroom and the shower rod and curtain had fallen down. OH MY GOODNESS...we laughed for a few minutes but then took a deep breath glad that was the problem and not something else. Stupid shower rod.

Monday, March 17, 2008


We relaxed this weekend. It is always nice for Richard when the weekend comes because he finally gets to relax. Friday we went out to eat and bowling with a bunch of his friends. I just love his friends. They are all different from one another but they mesh together like one big family. Some of the wives and girlfriends were there too so that was nice to meet some of them and make friendships. It's nice to have a support system.
On sunday we did see the movie Horton Hears a Who. It was really cute. I just love animated films. Steve Carell and Jim Carrey are a good pair. I would definitely recommend it especially if you have children. I had the opportunity to sit next to a little girl, she looked about 4 years old. To hear a child laugh during a movie is just precious. I couldn't help but laugh every time she did. It just melts your heart. Children are so wonderful. I find myself being baby hungry. Richard puts up with me a lot when I talk about kids. I think he wants them too, so we are okay. We're working on it...:)
Well that is about it for now. Got a busy day planned today.

Friday, March 14, 2008

One of those days...

"Do you ever have one of those days, where you feel so helpless or like you can't do anything right?" Today is that day. I woke up kind of grumpy and snapped at Richard. I hate doing that. The look on his face just breaks my heart. He left for work and I started to work on our blog, and our internet shut off like 3 times, during it. Urgh!!!! Then nothing good came in the mail. All bills!!!!!! I decided to give up for a while and went to load the dishwasher.....well little did I know that it was flooded. Our roommate did dishes the night before and it ended up flooding. Our sink was full of water too. I had no idea how to clean it out, so instead of calling a plumber or someone I used every towel we own and just soaked it up. I ended up taking a piece of it apart so I could get all the water and now I can't get the piece back on. To make matters worse, I have to do the dishes in the sink now (but not on the side with the disposal cuz it will back up). Just when I thought it couldn't get any worse, I recieved a comment from a very dear friend on facebook and it made my day all better.
I just need to remember trials happen for a reason and no matter what we are loved, by someone, and if not anyone at least we have our Heavenly Father.

Family Time!


Because we are new at this I wanted to make a spot for Family. You are all an important piece of our lives. Without you we would be nothing.


It started with an idea to move to Alaska to work for Princess Tours. Then the interview came and I was hired. So now it was real. I worked my tail off to get me there, and the day finally came on May 2, 2007 for me leave. A very good friend of mine picked me up from the airport in Anchorage. This was a very new experince for me and I was so nervous yet excited. The job started May 8. It is a very intense job with a lot of demanding hours but totally worth it. I had the intention of living here for the summer and getting out when the job was over. Little did I know that there were other plans in store for me. On July 2, 2007 exactly 2 months after I arrived in AK, I met Richard. He had showed up with about 15 of his friends at the same place I was. Richard and I hit it off immediately. If there was a such thing as love at first sight, then this was it. We were oblivious as to what was going on around us. For the next 2 days we were inseperable. But jobs ended up calling and we had to get back on with our life. I never gave him my number (because he didn't ask), but that didn't stop him, he found a way to get and within the next day he was texting and calling me. That was it. I was his from that day on. We decided to get married in October. He bought me my ring in November and we got married in December. It was a very small ceremony with my mom and 6 other friends. It was wonderful.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Getting Started

We are new to the blogging world. So many of our friends have a page so we thought we would join in. I like the idea of being able to share thoughts, feelings, pictures and every day happenings with the ones we love.
Richard and I got married on December 8, 2007. We live in Alaska while he is stationed at Fort Richardson. We should only have about 2 years left of the military and then heading back to the lower 48. We do like it up here though. It is the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen. With some of the tallest mountains and greenest trees sitting under the bluest skies, its definitely truth that there is a God. Richard is an engineer in the Army and I am an On-board trainer for Princess Tours. My job is only seasonal so right now I am unemployed. That means I get to take care of the house and cook and basically be the housewife that as a little girl always wanted to be. :) I do miss working though.
The next couple of days I will catch you all up on the last year of our lives. Keep an eye out for new blogs.