Tuesday, June 29, 2010

30 Days of Me- Day 11 & 12

Day 11- A photo of you taken recently

Here's a picture of me messing around with my camera on my laptop. The braid is a new thing I tried out. I'm not sure yet if I really like it or not.

Day 12: Whatever tickles your fancy

I'm going to do another picture.
I hope to go here someday.
Actually, I WILL go here someday. I WILL find a way to get there.
I WILL go to Greece sometime in my life!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Crappy Day

I'm just going to take a moment to whine. Saturday is my birthday and these last couple of birthdays have been shitty. I really wanted to something this year. It didn't matter what I just wanted to do anything. Well, Jon comes home today and tells me he decided to go help his dad all this weekend on a job (he has a 4 day). Instantly my day went sour. Great, I get to stay home on my birthday and do nothing?! Oh, and I get to be home alone with nothing to do on the Fourth of July yet again! I know that I should be happy he is even here. Don't get me wrong, I am very happy he is stateside. Like I said before I'm just having a whiny moment.

Friday, June 25, 2010

30 Days of Me- Days 9 & 10

Day 9- A photo I took

This is a new computer so I don't have a good selection of pictures I took. Here is one though from when Jon and I went to Austin for the day.

Day 10- A photo of me take over 10 years ago

The only picture I have on this computer of me over 10 years ago is one I already posted. Seeing as I don't have any others I'll go ahead a post it again.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sorry for the Excessive Amount of Pictures

Cooking has never been my thing. It's not like I'm bad at it but I just don't know a lot of recipes. With me not having a job at the moment and not being in school this summer I have felt like it's my "duty" to tend to the apartment and cook Jon meals. Cooking has been quite an adventure for me. I actually enjoy it though.

Tonight I fried pork chops for the first time. Usually I just bake them with some shake n' bake. I went out on  a limb though (for me at least) and fried them this time. I'm not too fond of frying things though. Whats the reason you ask? It's actually kind of pathetic. I'm scared of getting popped by the grease. I have before and it's not a pleasant thing.

Anyways, I decided to take some pictures of my cooking "adventure." They actually tasted very good.

Oh, and I also made cookies today!

30 Days of Me- Day 8

Today is a photo that makes me sad or angry. This photo makes me feel sad and mad. I wish my dad and I weren't growing apart. I hate that he never calls me. I hate that I feel like he loves his other children more than me. I hate that I'm jealous of my brother and sister because they have a wonderful relationship with my dad. He was my dad first! It's so awful that I feel that way.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

30 Days of Me- Days 5, 6 & 7

Well it's about time I play catch up on 30 Days of Me. Here it goes!

Day 5: Your favorite quote
I think this quote is pretty self explanatory.

"I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together."
Marilyn Monroe

Day 6: Whatever tickles your fancy
Hmmm. I'm not sure what to put for this one. Oh, I know! I just figured out a couple weeks ago what my next tattoo is going to be. One of my favorite singers is George Strait and I'm in love with the song, "I Cross My Heart." There is a line that says, "In all the world you'll never find a love as true as mine." I'm think I'm going to get it on my shoulder.

Here's the video.

Day 7: A photo that makes you happy
I know it's probably weird to pick a picture of me with a dog. She has a very special place in my heart though. I got Bella when she was a teeny tiny puppy and it was love at first sight. She followed me everywhere I went. She slept with me, played with me and cuddled with me. Before Jon and I got together it was just me and her. She was my little sidekick. You've probably noticed by now that I'm speaking in past tense.

December 29, 2009 it was like any normal day. I got up and took Bella outside to use the restroom. I then fed her and began to get ready for work. As I as getting ready to leave I did my usual routine of petting her and placing her in the crate. While on my lunch break I got the most heart wrenching news. Jon called me and asked if I was sitting down. His voice was shaking and I just new something was wrong. He told me he had came home for lunch and Bella had passed away. I felt like my whole world was coming down. I know, it probably sounds a bit dramatic but no one will ever know the bond that I had with her. He immediately came and picked me up. I wanted to see her one last time. He kept telling me it would just make things harder but I had to. I walked into my apartment and saw her. I lost it. I couldn't breathe. I sobbed like a big baby. My poor baby was gone. She was gone forever. I would never get to play with her again. I would never get to chase her around the apartment again. I would never get to run around the park with her again. I would never get to cuddle with her again.

Jon told me to go wait in the car while he got her ready to go bury her. I somberly walked to the car and poured my eyes out while waiting for him. We drove to Austin to go bury her in my old church's pet grave yard. The hour drive was so depressing. Knowing she was laying in a box in the backseat was eating me alive. We got to the church and Jon burried her. When he was done I cried some more. I couldn't control myself. Tears were pouring out of me. My eyes were swollen from crying so much.

I'll never forget her. It's been 6 months since she passed away and still to this day she'll come into my thoughts and it still saddens me. I still mourn for her. I'll never know why she passed away. It was so sudden and I think thats what I hate the most. I hate not knowing if I could have prevented it or not. I just hope she passed away knowing that I loved her with all of my heart.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Bonny Bridal

Wouldn't you love to win a beautiful wedding dress?! I know I would!

Bonny Bridal is doing a contest where they are giving away a wedding dress to a lucky winner! One way to get a entry is to blog about them. So here I am doing just that.

This dress is gorgeous!

So is this one!

And this one!

Okay, okay I'm sure you get it by now. They have some really pretty gowns!
I never ever win any kind of contest. Why not try though?
On the right of my blog I have added their button as another entry.

Friday, June 18, 2010

A wave of emotions

This week has been pure hell. One thing after another keeps happening and it's put me in a funk. I feel so bleckkk.

On a lighter note, we got a bunny! She's so cute! Her name is Thumper.

30 Days of Me- Day 4

I haven't posted anything in a couple days. I know your probably supposed to do the 30 Days of Me without skipping days but it's my blog and I'll do what I want. :)

Today I'm supposed to pick a favorite book.

I picked Just Listen by Sarah Dessen.

Last year, Annabel was “the girl who has everything; at least that’s the part she played in the television commercial for Kopf ‘s Department Store. This year, she’s the girl who has nothing: no best friend because mean-but-exciting Sophie dropped her, no peace at home since her older sister became anorexic, and no one to sit with at lunch. Until she meets Owen Armstrong. Tall, dark, and music-obsessed, Owen is a reformed bad boy with a commitment to truth-telling. With Owen’s help, maybe Annabel can face what happened the night she and Sophie stopped being friends.

Friday, June 11, 2010

30 Days of Me- Day 3

My new favorite show is Pretty Little Liars. Yes, it's only been on once but it's already got me hooked. It's based off of a book series. There's a total of eight books. I think I'm going to read them as soon as I'm done with my current book.


The series follows the lives of four girls Spencer, Hanna, Aria, and Emily whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their leader, Alison. One year later, they begin receiving text messages from someone using the name "A" who threatens to expose their secrets — including long-hidden ones they thought only Alison knew

I Lied

Not having any friends in this town is really starting to get to me.
I feel so lonely today.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

30 Days of Me- Day 2

Is anyone seriously able to pick ONE favorite movie. It's just like picking ONE favorite song. It's impossible. I have way too many favorite movies. Well since I have to pick one, I will.


Vianne Rocher and her young daughter are drifters who are met with skepticism and resistance when they move to a conservative town in rural France and open a chocolate shop during Lent. As Vianne begins to work her magic and help those around her, the townspeople are soon won-over by her exuberance and her delicious chocolates - except for the mayor, who is determined to shut her down. When a group of river drifters visit the town, Vianne teaches the townspeople something about acceptance, and finds love for herself along the way.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

New Hair Means a New Me

When it comes to my natural hair color, I was born a blonde. Being the rebellious teenager I was I decided I wanted a darker color. So, at the age of 16 I dyed my hair a dark chocolate brown. Since that day I've kept it dark. I recently decided I wanted change. I wanted to go back to some sort of blonde for the summer. Last Tuesday I asked a friend how she did hers and she proceeded to tell me what she did. I followed her directions but it just wasn't working. Half of my hair was still a dark blonde while my roots were a bleach blonde. I had to get it fixed immediately. Jon, being the wonderful man that he is took me to a salon the next day. I'm in love with my new hair color! It's going to stay this color. No more going dark.

Here is what my hair used to look like.

Here is the new color.

And just for fun here is another one. I went to the park last friday to read.

30 Days of Me- Day 1

Is anybody honestly able to choose a favorite song? There are way too many to choose from. I base my favorite song off of where I am at the time of my life or what kind of mood I'm in. So needless to say, my favorite song changes like every other day.

So without further ado, my favorite song at the moment.
"Just Dance" by Josh Turner

I love this video. It seriously makes me want to get up and bust a move. The beat is amazing, and so is his voice :)

30 Days of Me

I thought this was a great idea and so I am taking this idea from a fellow Army wife, whose blog I frequently visit. Check her out she's got an interesting read, A Southern Belle & Her Officer.

30 Days of ME
Day 1: Your favorite song

Day 2: Your favorite movie

Day 3: Your favorite television program

Day 4: Your favorite book

Day 5: Your favorite quote

Day 6: Whatever tickles your fancy

Day 7: A photo that makes you happy

Day 8: A photo that makes you angry/sad

Day 9: A photo you took

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

Day 11: A photo of you taken recently

Day 12: Whatever tickles your fancy

Day 13: A fictional book

Day 14: A non-fictional book

Day 15: A fanfic

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

Day 17: An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)

Day 18: Whatever tickles your fancy

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

Monday, June 7, 2010

Support Military Spouses

As you can see I added a button to the right of my blog that says, "Supporting Military Spouses." There was another choice that said, "Military Spouse Blogger," but I almost feel as if it would be a slap in an actual spouses face since I am not yet one of them.

Anyways, it's a page with a list of Military Spouse Bloggers who are interested in connecting with others. Although I am not a spouse I would still love to be able to connect with others who know all about this lifestyle. So that is why I added the button. Once I am an actual spouse I will switch to the other button.
You can just click on the button if you would like to go to the list of blogs.

There's a first time for everything

I've had this blog for about 6 months but I could never get into the whole "blogging" thing. It's become quite the thing to do now days. I've had a lot on my mind lately so I thought I would go ahead and take a shot at this thing again.

I moved to Killeen, Texas right before Thanksgiving. November 17, 2010 was the day Jon and I moved into our apartment. First of all, I was already excited to move there to be with Jon but I was also so excited to meet people and make new friends. You see I am part of a forum called Army Wives Forums where you can get information from PCSing to AIT. It's not just there for useful information but it's to connect with other women from all different walks of life. There are women on there from all over the world who may not be going through the exact same thing you are but I can be sure they have probably been wherever you are at some point of their lives. My point is, I had been on this site a couple of months before moving with Jon and had already been talking to some women from the Fort Hood area. I was so excited to meet these ladies! I just knew that I would have at least one friend in no time!

I was wrong. Sure, I've been to a couple of get-togethers and met up with a few ladies for lunch or a movie but I haven't connected with anyone. I don't have anybody that I can call up and see if they want to go to the mall and just walk around. I don't have anybody that I can call because Jon and I are having a rough day. I don't have anybody that I can invite over to just relax and watch a movie with. I have been so depressed for the past couple of months because of this. I know I shouldn't let something so little get to me, but I do.

I'm not sure what made me have a change of heart but I am suddenly okay with all of this. It's okay that I don't have anyone in this town. I have Jon and that is all that I need. You may beg to differ but I don't care. I need to learn how to be independent. Jon is making the army a career and we all know there will be plenty of times that I will be by myself and lonely. We'll be moving from place to place and I may not make friends right away. I need to be okay with that or I'll go on living my life miserable.

I didn't write this because I want people to pity me. I wrote this because I truly am 100% okay with all of this. If I wasn't okay with it I wouldn't have wrote this for the whole world to see. Okay, I'm exaggerating. I know the whole world won't be reading this, who knows if anyone actually will be.
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