Tuesday, September 30, 2008


I'm sick. Everyone here has a cold. I hope it ends quickly!

I'm having a great time visiting my family in Washington. I'm liking it so much, that I'm staying an extra week. My mother doesn't have to work so its great getting to spend every day with her. She is also going to fly home with me and spend a week at my place with Landon and I.

I took a 3 day trip up to Whistler, Canada with my best friend Sheena. It was just the two of us and it was exactly what I needed! We laughed, we cried and we stayed up till all hours of the night. We had an amazing room! It was more like an apartment then a hotel room. We did TONS of shopping and I spent WAY more then I should have. I got some really great stuff at some stores I doubt I will find in the states. I also got gifts for a lot of people so I don't feel so bad about my lack of control over my spending. Lol. I have some great pictures to post once I get back home, my camera doesn't hook up to the computer here. Bummer I know.

Justin is doing good. He cut his arm and had to get his first set of stitches, poor kid. If this deployment is taking a toll on him he sure does a good job at hiding it. He never tells me the bad stuff, only the good. I know it must be hard on him, as it is for me. But I think he doesn't want me to see how difficult it is for him. He's mushy and tells me how much I mean to him and how much he misses me.....so I guess I should be happy with that. I just worry about him. I feel like his mother sometimes. *sigh* I miss him. Six months can't go by fast enough.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Sunsets and wonderfulness

Landon, Mandy and I all went to the park again to take some pictures to send to our boys. I think we are going to make it a monthly thing. It was so much fun walking around, taking pictures and watching the sun set. Here are a few of my favorites!

I have also been getting e-mails from Justin frequently and long ones at that! He gave me the go-ahead on going to see him! Who knows when that will be but I went and applied for a passport today! I'm so excited, I miss him so much!
I have been reading a lot the past few days (staying up until 4 am!). I have been reading the Twilight series and oh my gosh I can't put them down! I love me a good book, but these are 500-800 pages each!
My mother-in-law will be here in a few hours. So I will be off to Washington on Tuesday. As of right now we are going to be there for 2 week, but I think I might extend and stay a little longer. No idea yet.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Did it!

Ok I made my new blog! Go on over and check it out!


Hello rain!

Time is really starting to fly by! Mandy and I have so many things planed for this week, its going to be so much fun! We are going to be doing TONS of shopping! My mother-in-law will be here on Friday. She will stay here for a few days and then fly back to Washington with Landon and I. I am so grateful that she is going to be flying with us since I have never flown alone with Landon. We have so many things planed to do here before we leave then once I get home it will be non-stop! I have my sisters wedding the Friday after I get in then the next week my best friend and I are off to Whilster, Canada! It will be a girls only trip (the first I have ever taken!). I feel like I just got that extra little push that I needed to keep going strong. By the time I get home from visiting family so much time will have gone by! I will only be gone 2-3 weeks but it seems like everything is happening at once.

When I get back we will have Halloween, then Thanksgiving (which Casey and I are going to NYC for), then Christmas and my birthday! I have so much to look forward to! Its great!

I miss my husband more and more everyday but I am so thankful for all of the great friends I have. I know I couldn't do this without you! Now its time to sit back, drink some tea and wait for Hanna to blow over.

Friday, September 5, 2008

I love him!

Little back ground then my story for today.

When Justin and I started dating it was a normal 14/15 year old relationship. Which means we didn't really go on "dates". For our first real date (after we had been together for about a year) Justin took me to Pike Place Market in Seattle. We walked around all of the shops, watched the fish throwing and did a lot of laughing. He bought me flowers from a street vendor and then we went to dinner at the Cheese Cake Factory. After all of that we got Carmel apples and rocky road fudge and walked around by the water. It was a perfect day. So now every time we go somewhere like pike place we get Carmel apples and fudge...its our "thing".

So today my 3rd gift came. Rocky road fudge! It was so sweet of him. He cracks me up. I doubt I will be able to finish it by myself but that's alright. Once again it was the card that got me, but this time not in a sad way more of a funny one. It said...

Hey Babe
I'm Re-enlisting today
so I figured you could
celebrate the money.....share with Buddy.

I love you.

Hahaha I wish I was there with him to watch him re-enlist. Even if its not a big deal I feel like I'm missing everything. I can't wait to see him again.

Watch these.

Go here and watch t his first.


Then watch this.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Again I suck.

I have been so out of it. Just not here.

The boys are silent. I was sad at first, but then the thought of "I don't have to run to check my e-mail every morning" was nice. BUT!!!! I have gotten 2 e-mails in the past few days. They are so sweet, just him telling me to keep e-mailing him and that he can't wait to be home. Also he sent me the Dr. Ivan e-mails...hahaha Sam you know what I'm talking about! I told him while he was in port that I wanted to hear about all of the funny things that happen on the boat, and he listened (shocker!).

Landon and I have been doing well. We did a slip-n-slide with Mandy yesterday. We had 50ft of tarp, a baby pool, 2 bottles of soap and 2 hoses. Along with 4 adults and Landon it was a great day! I have never laughed so hard in my life! Here are the pictures that I took off of Mandy's blog!

Besides the normal being a mom stuff, I have been hanging out with friends constantly. It has been so great being surrounded by such great people. I got to talk to Justin a lot while they were in port and that is always nice. I also got a package in the mail from him today! It had quite a few things in there for Landon and a few small things for me, its the sweet notes he puts in that always get to me. Landon loves getting things from his dad, and Justin has kept the theme of soccer in all the ports so now Landon has a jersey from every country his dad has gone to. Landon also got his gift for September in the mail today it was a USC football jersey with a note that said "Lan- wear this every Saturday to show your team pride, I love you. -Daddy" I cried....Landon looked at me like I was a freak. Justin said my gift will come soon but he doesn't want me to know when. All I ever think about is how stinking much I miss him. This thing can't be over quick enough.

Yeah I almost died....
Mandy did to!
Landon LOVED IT!
Not so great idea....didn't end well. Massive grass burn.
The pool helped a little. Notice the black futon mattress? Yeah it saved a few lives that day. It was covering a big ol' utility pole. Bad things would have happened without it. Stay tuned for winter sledding down the same hill!