My Thoughts Exactly!!! HOOAH!!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

10 Days till the BIG PCS!

Soooo Yes, I have been M.I.A.! So much happening at once! PCS,laundry, Packing, out- processing, having a going-away party this weekend.Did I mention, I missed Blogging. Lots of fun stuff happned this weekend, I died my hair dark. Darker than I ever have gone before, but everyones right dark=mysterious. I love it, but would love your input!

Went and seen the new Twilight movie.... verdict is : for all you Twigeeks... Eclipse kinda sucked, I loved the romance, but definatly expected more action! BELLA, BELLA, BELLA geez!! Lay off a little! Make it more about JACOB, Edward, JACOB. lol. Still enjoyed the movie mostly because it was the first movie the hubbs and I have seen in the theater together in too many years to count!

So ten days and a wake up, we are Ft. Campbell bound. I am so excited to the point I cant sleep. I havent been doing much of that lately anyhoo! I have so much to do, so I took a fellow follower's advice and made a top 4 list for each day and it has worked like a charm!

Also, I recieved this comment and thought mabey some of you Mil-Spouses would think it was a good thing so heres me passing it along, I would definatly watch this Docu-reality series brought to you by Gillette, Walmart and the USO.

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oversees and on active duty, to participate in a reality show about the upcoming reunion.


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Road to Reunion Casting Form

I hope that this documentry will help others to get to know the srtuggles of the ups and downs of our lives!

Monday, July 12, 2010

ACU's, Stiletto Shoes, and Pretty Pink Tutus: If this doesn't make you proud...

ACU's, Stiletto Shoes, and Pretty Pink Tutus: If this doesn't make you proud...

If you are a stickler for justice and peace for our fallen, this is a story you cant just read without feeling overwhelmed with anger. How could this wife let this Soldier's final resting place be without a head stone. Brings questions like did she even Love him? She definatly didnt respect him! Bless his family!

Days 11-30 (30 Days of me)

Day 11: A photo of you taken recently

Day 12: Whatever tickles your fancy

Being Greatful is something we all so easly forget. I have bee blessed with my family, faith, and health. Through others I have seen and felt things that have made it ever more clear that we have to be thankful every second of every day!!!

blessings Pictures, Images and Photos

Day 13: A fictional book

The Shack Book Cover Pictures, Images and Photos
This is a MUST READ!!!! Fictional yet, heart wrenching!!!

Day 14: A non-fictional book

Nicholas Sparks Pictures, Images and Photos

Day 15: A fanfic
Not exactly sure if I am Fanfic of anything... I will get back to this one!

Day 16: A song that makes you cry (or nearly)

Day 17: An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Chalk Guy Pictures, Images and Photos

Day 18: Whatever tickles your fancy
This is amazing!...

Day 19: A talent of yours

Day 20: A hobby of yours

Day 21: A recipe

Day 22: A website

Day 23: A YouTube video

Day 24: Whatever tickles your fancy

Day 25: Your day, in great detail

Day 26: Your week, in great detail

Day 27: This month, in great detail

Day 28: This year, in great detail

Day 29: Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days

Day 30: Whatever tickles your fancy

Wow 17 Days...

Hello, and I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Surprisingly,I had a great weekend. My In-Laws were in town for a couple days and we enjoyed their visit with a trip to NN Park to feed all the wildlife and they LOVED it! Sunday we went to Virginia Beach, had to keep up with our weekly tradition of beach time! J's Sis was there and so we got to catch up with her and her Lil family, as it had been over a year since we got that chance. After spending the majority of the day there, blistered (sun-burn) we headed home to spend our last night together before J had to return to base and his parents swept my Lil Katiebug to Georgia for 3 weeks. Lil JJ wasn't having it he didn't even ask to go. Everyone says he's a Mama's Boy; and right now that's OK with me!

J and his Sis

Beach Bums!!!

Sooooo, YES I said it... 17 short days and we will be on our journey to Ft. Campbell. The closer it gets the more ecstatic I get! I found out we are number 42 of 66 on the waiting list for Housing. Like I said, I know it could be worse so I am counting my blessings and getting started on the details of the trip. Hopefully you can follow us on this PCS and enjoy the musings and misadventures of this experience! Army Life isn't always easy but I do have to say that in very different ways it is an essential tool in our lives. I feel it has meen instrumental in helping our children be more social and J's and my relationship has flourished in some of the best ways. I am sure I will have my days but today... is justified!

I also wanted to give all my new followers a big Welcome, I want you all to know how important this blog and your input is to me! I am fairly new to this whole thing and along the way have found some incredible blogs to follow that I feel like I could learn so much from! So Today, here is to our Futures may they have so much more to give and learn from. THANK YOU ALL FROM THE DEPTHS OF MY HEART!!! ((((HUGS))))

welcome to my life Pictures, Images and Photos

One more thing, this blog A little Pink in a world of Camo has captivated me, and made me feel so much more aware of all the things we all take for granted on a daily basis! Her strength and courage are a force to be reckoned with. She amazes me every time I read a new entry. Bless her, for letting us in to see and feel the rawness of having lost the Love of her life and the father of her precious child for the sake and safety of our country!The ultimate Sacrifice.

USMC Ultimate Sacrifice Pictures, Images and Photos

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Having a hard time with this transition.... 20 days

help Pictures, Images and Photos

There has been so much going on.. With our time in Virginia, sadly (those of you who know me, know quite the contrary) coming to an end. I cant help but to feel so mixed up about what is to come. There isn't much time left to get our affairs in order. My In-Laws are coming this weekend to pick up my daughter for a couple weeks this summer, which will put us picking her up in Atlanta in 3 weeks. Love the fact she can spend time with family we don't get to see nearly as much as we would like to. But it is adding more TO-DO'S on our list. We still have a whole house worth of stuff in Knoxville, Tn. Where we lived prior to this whole, Army whirlwind of a life came into place. Not to mention I have still not gotten us on the Housing waiting list at Ft.Campbell. UGHHHH

by Jen Pictures, Images and Photos

So in knowing there is much to do and little time to do it in, Why is it that I cant bring myself to get started. I am dragging ARSE because between enrolling both my kids in school, finding a place to live, trying to deal with Transportation and Finance and struggling to get all the Information we need in order to properly get all our ducks in a row for this PCS, I am at a complete stand still. I wanted so badly to get outta here, and now I am procrastinating. What will it take for me to snap out of this? I feel like I am stuck and with no assistance from my "helpmate" I really feel alone in all this. I am not for a second blaming him but at what point do you get used to doing it alone? Someone must have the answer to this question...

Day-9 and 10 (30 Days of me)

Day 9: A photo you took

I took this picture three years ago in the Great Smokie Mountain National Park in Gatlinburg,Tn. I was very proud of the quality of this pic, but is the closest I will come to photography.

Day 10: A photo of you taken over ten years ago

So in the process I cannot find a picture older than 6 years old on my comp... so I will get back to this one.. sorry

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

30 Days of me Days- 7 and 8

I got a lot backed up over the weekend, but, it was well worth it!

Day 7: A photo that makes you happy

This makes me so warm inside to know that no matter what is going on around me my husband loves and appreciates me. Makes everything more than worth it! He amazes me everyday, even after 7 years together!

Day 8: A photo that makes you angry/sad

For obvious reasons....

Remembering September 11th Pictures, Images and Photos

September 11th 2001 Pictures, Images and Photos

September 11th Pictures, Images and Photos

Friendship Friday Courtsey o f- That 22 year old housewife

I have decided to also participate in this Friendship Friday's from over there at That 22 year old housewife

Friendship Friday!!!!

Well i have been seeing this game go around and i have decided i want in!!! I followed the trail for tag along Tuesday (which is the same thing I'm assuming) and i found some awesome blogs!!! SOOOO I think ill participate in Friendship Friday, Friendly Friday, Friday Follow me, Blog Hop Friday... etc! lol

So grab a button and add your name to the list (so i can "meet" you) and have fun meeting some new people and coming across some great blogs!!!!

Day-7 A photo that makes me happy... (30 Days of me)

A Potograph that makes me happy is one of my family! NUFF SAID


Day-6 Whatever Tickles your fancy (30 days of ME!)

Day 6: Whatever tickles your fancy

Today tickling my fancy would defiantly have to be photography, it absolutely captures a moment that could never be put into words!
Black & White Baby Feet Pictures, Images and Photos

winter color splash Pictures, Images and Photos

I Love the Fantasy of being a Queen in a Castle on a hill...

Over the castle Pictures, Images and Photos

Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy 4th of July weekend!


Veterans Day , Honor Our Heros Pictures, Images and Photos
Pow-Mia Pictures, Images and Photos

I hope you all had an amazing 4th Of July weekend! I had one of the best Independance day EVER!. My husband was fortunate to have (as us Mil-Spouses call it) a 4-day!! <3 Hooah <3, for the Holiday weekend. So we got to have him all to ourselves since Friday 6 a.m. I have to ask that u excuse me for being absent from my new hobbie... a.k.a(My Blog)not that you all missed me, but because I missed it. Its like my daily venting source (Wheather it may be good or bad), I get it all out. That and the sence of equality I feel when I read other bolgs!

So with that being said, we didnt go out of town, or visit friends or family (who I miss enormously). We stayed in and watched movies, went to the park and paddle-boating, had a picnic, beach all day on Independance Day, watched phenominal fireworks at Ft. Menroe (Buckroe beach), And finally, today, we just relaxed and BBQ'd lesierly enjoying our last few hours together until back to Ft. Eustis for another week down in the completion of 29 and a half weeks of AIT. Only 25 more days of classes!! Wow, after tonight 25 days until our journey moves on to Ft.Campbell, KY. YAYYYY I mean... hmmmm There is so much to do, and so much I dont want to do. Like saying good-bye to the irreplaceable people I met here. Which BTW FYI they ROCK!! Once again we are transitioning into the next phase and as excited as I am I can Honestly say I am equally as nrevous!! I do love this crazy, beautiful, Army life. It may have ups and downs but what in this life doesnt' or better yet will give you the opportunitys to cherish life even more and appreciate it as you venture? I would say that this life warrents more appreciation for human sacrifice and the power of love than even I can give at this moment, But, I vow to allow more room for all the good and bad this life brings to the table.

Patriotic Pictures, Images and Photos

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Day- 5 Your Favorite Quotes..

future Pictures, Images and Photos

Angel quote Pictures, Images and PhotosLife Quote Pictures, Images and PhotosQuote Pictures, Images and PhotosLife Quote Pictures, Images and Photos

Day-4 Your Favorite Book

My favorite book

Is Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge
Unveiling The Mystery to a Woman's Soul.
captivating book Pictures, Images and Photos

The Message in this book is so reaveling the innermost depths of a Captivating Womans Heart! To heal your heart and set you free, while finding your deepest beauty! Its definatly a Must read. The authors also wrote a book directed manly tuward men : Wild at heart

Wild at Heart Pictures, Images and Photos

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Day-3 of (30 DAYS OF ME!)

Day 3... Your favorite Television show...

ARMY WIVES Pictures, Images and Photos
by the way.. I so want this ring!

Well DUH Army Wives. I mean I am obsessed with this show. It obviously hits close to home and I absolutly think Roxy Kicks major Army Wives Butt... She reminds me so m uch of me, espically when she tried to talk her way out of that speeding ticket... lmbo HILARIOUS!!!

army wives Pictures, Images and Photos

army wives Pictures, Images and Photos

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Day-2 OF (30 DAYS OF ME!)

Day 2: Your Favorite Movie...

Top Gun Pictures, Images and Photostop gun Pictures, Images and Photos

Man, I Love movies too! Lol. I will have to say that Top gun is my all time Favorite.

Although, The Notebook is right there Nichlos Sparks ROCKS!

The Notebook Quote Pictures, Images and Photosnotebook Pictures, Images and PhotosForever Pictures, Images and Photos

The Last song was an emotional roller coaster I didn't want to get off of! Even my daughter (6) was a wreck, I had to keep reminding her that it was a movie. But, that family's go through that all the time. I guess that would make me a die hard romantic... OR A sapp??? IDK but those are my top 3 I cant narrow it down any further.

the last song Pictures, Images and Photos

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Day- 1 ( 30 Days of ME) My Favorite Song...

Your Favorite song...

music Pictures, Images and Photos

Well thats a hard question seeing as Music is my outlet! I love music, I can be anywhere going through anything and somehow music speaks to my soul! I get goosebumps and weird as it may sound sometimes, no matter how many times I hear it, I can go back to the moment I first heard it.

The Wind Beneath My Wings

This would have to be "THE" song, from as far back as I can remember.

music Pictures, Images and PhotosMusic Speaks Pictures, Images and Photosmusic Pictures, Images and PhotosMusic Pictures, Images and Photos

Books in my thoughts...

Candice's book montage

Schindler's List
Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind
The Power of a Praying Wife
My Sister's Keeper
Something Borrowed
The Notebook
Sense and Sensibility
Jane Eyre
The Time Traveler's Wife
Pride and Prejudice
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
A Time to Kill
The Shining
The Kite Runner
Under the Tuscan Sun
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
The Secret Life of Bees
The Lovely Bones
Memoirs of a Geisha

Candice Johnson's favorite books »

Soundrack of my life