Friday, January 13, 2012

Show us Your life - Military Families

I love reading Kelly's Korner and Have been reading it for years! I love the "Show us your life" posts and find some really great/amazing stories/ideas from them! If you want to join in this week....go HERE and join in!

This week, she's having Military bloggers link up! That's me!

For those who've been reading for a while you can skip this post. For those that are new, here is a little about my life and Navy Journey.

My name is Kim. I'm from Washington State and miss it sooo very much. I started dating a boy at 14 and was lucky enough to marry him at 18! Yikes! After we had been married a little(tiny) bit and had an amazing little baby boy, my husband threw the idea of joining the Navy into the mix of things. I was all for it!

A few months later he left for boot camp. Then later got stuck at boot camp for surgery. It was the hardest 6 months of my life. But, I did it! After that we moved to South Carolina for part of his schooling...then on to New York to finish it. 

 These pictures are from boot camp graduation.

Our first real orders were to Connecticut where my husband was stationed to one of the Submarines.

We've done 2 1/2 deployments and MANY underways.

(Deployment #1)

(Deployment #2)
I'm also that crazy wife that goes to every port I can(I've been to Bahrain, Drove to Florida, Georgia and Annapolis).

It's hard, but it also keeps our marriage fresh. He's gone so much that we always take every second we are together and make the most of it.


Sarrah said...

Found your blog through Kelly's Korner and had to say hi! My husband and I started dating when I was 14 and got married when I was 18 too!

Sarrah said...

Found your blog through Kelly's Korner and had to say hi! My husband and I started dating when I was 14 and got married when I was 18 too!

The Cantelmo Family said...

oh I don't know how you do it!!

Anonymous said...

My husband and I are currently station in CT...not a huge fan. We came from Jacksonville, FL!

Anonymous said...

I have a question... My boyfriend will be starting A school in Charleston in two weeks. I would like to know everything there is about deployment and the like. I thought he would just be gone for 3 months at a time when in the submarine and be back for 3 months. Meaning, after his 4 years are up, that would be it... Is this not even an option for him?

Anonymous said...

So ignore my previous comment.. I misunderstood something. My question is how long are your husband's deployments and any other time he must leave shore? I'm really nervous about all this... :/

KK said...

Joanna- Feel free to e-mail me at kkrowan[at]gmail[dot]com and I would be happy to answer any and all of your questions. My husband is on a fast attack so his deployments are longer than a boomers. The little underways can be 2 days or 3's never the same.

Sami93 said...

<3 I adore your story and your blog is really helping me prepare for "Navy Wife, Navy Life..." as your blog so accurately describes it! lol. My boyfriend of 4 years joins the Navy in about two years after finishing his degree and being commissioned in as an Officer through an NRTOC program, it is getting so close yet so far away. Your blogs are a great read for me and are incredibly helpful! Also, I am from New England, currently we are in Arizona, and I miss the houses, change of seasons, everything! :)