Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I LOVEEE Surprises :)

So this past weekend, the 23,24 & 25 my boyfriend came home. He drove all the way from Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri to good ol' Ohio. 684 miles to be exact and he did it in 9.5 hours. I was at the Red Fox with my broski Alvin and guess who met me there :) It was about 1:30 in the morning when he got in and we were inseperable the whole time he was here.

Saturday, we were gonna go surprise his dad but when he called he found out his grams was in the hospital and it was her birthday. We went to visit her and she was in such good spirits. Everythings okay now and she went home since, luckily. Then we went to visit his other grandma, she was soooo excited to see us, mainly him, lol. She is such a sweet woman, and Josh takes after her so much. Thats definitly where alot of his outspokenness comes from.

We then went to the Soap Box Derby for a little bit and met up with his Aunt and Uncle. Of course, Josh ran into people he knew, except I knew them too, but I was like 12 the last time I saw them, ha. After the Derby, we came back to my house and went swimming for a little while. It was sooo nice to have just me and him time, don't get me wrong, I love his family and seeing them but its nice to have him all by myself.

After swimming, we went to the Italian Fest and met up with his pops. Its probably one of my favorite things ever during the summer. I love italian food and im italian so it doesn't get any better than that. It had been raining all day long though so there wasn't that many people down there. But we still had fun and I got to eat some amazinggg pasta :) We thennn went downtown to Brubaker's and met up with his friend Bryant. Eventually we ended back up at the Red Fox. I don't know how we both managed to stay up until 2:30 am cuz we were both dead tired, but we did. And the next morning we both slept until 10am and he had to leave at noon to go back :(

Needless to say, I love him more than anything. Especially because he drove almost 1400 miles in 3 days just to spend a little bit of time with me, and of course his family ;) And for the next month and half I only have to go 2 weeks at a time without having to see him, because I am either going to St. Louis or he is coming back home. I'm getting spoiled and I love every minute of it.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Passing This Storm

1. Ready?


2. What did you do today?

Woke up around 9, took a shower, did my hair, got my passport - aka: my mug shot photo taken for Jamaica, ate some lunch with the parentals, finished my paper for class, went to class, and now I am about to go to bed.

3. What is your favourite memory from the weekend that just passed?

I really can't remember what I did this past weekend, thats horrible. ha

4. Who was the last person to send you a text?


5. Do you love anyone?

I do :)

6. What are you doing at the moment?

Catching up on past episodes of the Bachelorette, I am a little behind. Then going to bed.

7. Where was the last place you went shopping?

Military Surplus Store

8. How do you feel about your haircut?

I actually need a trim and a dye job....baddddllyyyy

9. Where do you work?

At a grocery store, being a manager.

10. Last thing you ate/drank?


11. Do you wish you were someplace else right now?

I wish I was with my baby right nowww :(

12. Do you have any pet peeves?

Yess, its not good.

13. Do you have any expensive jewelry?

That I do, I love jewelry

14. What are your summer plans?

Well summer is half over, but I have a very exciting month planned ahead. I get to go visit my boo in a couple weeks, then 2 weeks after that I am going on a cruise to Jamaica and the Grand Cayman Islands and then I am going back to seee my baby before fall semester starts.

15. Do you like math?

Ummm, NO! I hate math and english

16. How many hours on average do you work a week:

ughh, like 32-38
18. Favourite colour?

Pink, Black and Purple is growing on me

19. Favourite video games?

Ummm, the singing part in Rock Band, I suck at the rest. haha

20. Do you watch the Olympics?

I watched curling with the boyfriend. lol

21. Last restaurant you went to?

Umm, Brick House when boyfriend was home for the 4th. I don't get out much obviously.

22. Who was the last person to call you?


23. What’s your sign?


24. Do you have a favorite number?


25. Last time you did volunteer work or made any donations?

I actually make donations all the time at work, well whenever needed.

26.What do you spend the majority of your money on?

Billlsss and clothes

27. Where does your family live?

Ohio, Arizona, Florida, New York

28. Are you an only child or do you have siblings?

I have 2 older sisters

29. Ever been called a bitch?

Sure have.

30. Got any guilty pleasures?

Sure do

31. What do you wear to bed?

A t-shirt or a cami usually

32. What’s your take on socks and sandals?

If it isn't black socks and black sandals, don't do it....puhhleaseeee

33. Did you ever collect Beanie Babies?

Hahahhaa, yeahh. I actually have them in the basement still.

34. Ever bought anything online?

Sure have

35. Myspace or Facebook?


36. What kind of phone do you have?


38. Do you sometimes wish you were someone else?

No, I like me :)

39. What are you wearing?

Leggings and an Army t-shirt

40. What are you listening to?

the TV

41. Last time you saw your parents?

An hour ago..

42. Do you have any talents?


Much Needed Love

I feel like I need to take some time out and so appreciation to my favorite people in my life...

Boyfriend: You have been gone for 49 days or 1 month and 19 days, which comes out to be: •4,233,600 seconds •70,560 minutes •1176 hours •7 weeks..I get to see you in 16 days, only for the weekend - but I am not complaining, I am taking what I can get. I miss you more than words can say. I can't wait to have my sleeping partner back, I just don't quite sleep as good as I did with you there. I miss your laugh, and our name calling and our wrestling events. I miss doing your laundry and cooking for you. I miss our movie nights and going to bed really early on thirsty thursdays when all of our friends are going out. I miss our conversations we would have laying in bed. I miss you waking me up bright and early when you would have drill or PT, no matter how mad I was that you woke me up. I miss your "drill moods" and our car rides together, even though you never let me drive. I miss our Dairy Queen trips. I miss your smile and those killer baby blue eyes, I miss us beating ass in corn hole - only when were both on our game of course.

71 more days •6,134,400 seconds •102,240 minutes •1704 hours until October 1st when you graduate BOLC and your back in Ohio for good. I love you baby and I miss you like crazy!!

Best Friend: I miss you, I feel like I haven't seen you in forever. I don't know what is going on because I feel like you kind of have shut me out, but I want you to know I am here. Your my best friend and I wouldn't have it any other way, so don't push me away, I need you in my life.

Mother & Father: Words cannot express how grateful I am to have you as parents. We have our moments where we can not stand each other, but at the end of the day I will always love you. You not only are taking me to Jamaica on a cruise, but you are paying for me to continue to go to school because the government thought it would be cool to not give me any money for financial aid. I love you.

Marissa and Tracy: You are my sisters and I will always love you. We may do things to each other that may regret later, but we always get past it. Were sisters, we fight, that is what we have always done. But when it comes down to it, we are all always there for each other. I love you guys both and I don't know where I would be right now without you.

Kenny and Nick: You guys are like the brothers I don't have. You can always make me laugh uncontrollably and your always down for whatever whenever, usually. I am so thankful to have you both in my life and I hope it stays like this forever.

I love you all sooo much!

Friday, July 16, 2010

How To Be A Good Army Girlfriend

Step 1

Realize that being an Army girlfriend is much different than being a girlfriend to a civilian. Your relationship is restricted as many things will interfere with the time you get to spend with him.

Step 2
Accept that there will be chunks of time where you won't be able to see or speak with him. Soldiers are often swept away to train in the field, or go elsewhere for weeks of training. You'll be lucky if you get to talk to him for five minutes a day, if that.

Step 3
Learn to be independent. Should your soldier be deployed, you'll be without him for a year or more. If this is something you will have difficulty handling, find another man. Your boy will need your support while overseas, not your indecisiveness.

Step 4
Your soldier will most likely be very close with his friends especially if he has been deployed. It's important that you support and encourage this. These guys are very close and will do almost anything for each other.

Step 5
Expect him to be tired most of the time. Soldiers work long days. They often have strenuous Physical Training activities and work in the heat with several layers of clothing. There's nothing better than giving him a nice massage after work, or cooking him a nice dinner.

Step 6
Get used to hearing words and acronyms that you won't understand.

Step 7
Soldiers get up very early in the morning. Respect this and say goodnight early. If you are staying together, take the time to get up sometimes in the morning to make him coffee.

Step 8
Realize that the Army has to come first in his life, not you. It's not a normal job. He can't be late for work, he can't leave work if you need something and it may be hard for him to keep in touch with you during the day.

Step 9
If your soldier is staying in the barracks, understand that there are rules. There are typically no visitors allowed past 10:00 (that's 22:00!), he will probably have a roommate and you won't get to spend much alone time with him when you're visiting.

Step 10
Be proud of your man! What he's doing is not easy. The best thing you can do is be supportive, listen to him talk about his day and love him as best you can.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

42 days

It has been 42 days since my baby has been in Missouri. 42 days seems like a million more then it really is. 24 more days until I get to see my favorite baby blues, my favorite lips and hug my favorite man. 24 long dayss. I am only going for the weekend, I'll get to St. Louis on Friday, 6 August around 8ish and leave Sunday, 8 August around 6ish. Having him here for his weekend pass for the fourth was amazing, I wish it didn't have to end. Just as I was getting used to him being gone, he comes home. Then as I am getting used to having him around again, he leaves. I balled my eyes out the whole car ride home, just like I did the first time when he left. So I can only imagine how I will be walking through the airport, eyes all puffy and red. But it is so worth it, anytime I can see my man is worth it, even if its only for the weekend. Exactly 80 days until he is done with BOLC and gradauted, 80 moreeee days. Ughhh, I can't look at it in days, I'll go crazy. So 12 Fridays, 12 more Fridays and he'll be back in Ohio, safe and sound.

Just A Thank You

So I know it has been a while, I have been busy with life lately. But I felt the need to share how my night went tonight. I went out with my best friend Jenner and our friend Sunny. We ended up meeting up with some mutual friends, then some more mutual friends we went to school with, including my favorite married couple, Kristyne and Mark, showed up to Johnny Malloys. We had some food, some beers, and 2 - I repeat 2 fish bowls later, we finally left. But right before I was planning on closing my tab at the bar I ran into my old art teacher from high school, Mr. P!! I had to ask him if it was still, "Pimp master P x3" haha. It's a nickname we gave him when I was a senior in high school. I was the daughter and he was the dad, it was a joke we had because he graduated the same year and same school that my dad did. Needless to say it was an easy class to pass, even though it was crafts. lol.

After all that happened, I tried to help Sunny play matchmaker with Jenner. Didn't work out as planned, but I have faith it'll work out. We left the bar we were at, and ended up going to meet up with Jenner's friend Katie at some random ass bar I never knew existed right behind the place we get wings with the gang. We were there probably a half hour before we left. Well Katies friend's brother was at the bar with us. I found out he was home for a week leave from California. He was in between his training and his deployment to Afghanistan. While we were getting ready to leave, I told Katie to get her friend because I felt compelled to say something. Everyone who knew me, including my best friend either thought I was trying to hit on him or to just get a free drink. When I got his attention, all I said was, "Thank you for serving and good luck." Her sister was like, "Aww, that was nice of you."

I guess Josh has wore off on me a little more than I thought. That is something he is famous for doing, walking up to veterans and telling them thank you. I never thought it would be me in that situation doing the exact same thing, without him even being here. I guess I just felt compelled to say something. After being with my boyfriend for as long as I have, I have discovered a new found meaning to military men and woman serving. They are amazing, no matter what branch of service they are in. So right there in that bar tonight, I felt the need to smile and say thank you to him. I never met the man in my life, nor will I ever see him again, I feel like he will remember at least me saying thank you to him, even if I am the only one. I just want the men and woman to know their duty to America does not go unnoticed.

Monday, July 5, 2010

absolutely love this..

I want a boy who will move the hair away from my eyes, and then kiss me. Who will hold my hand in line at the mall and make all the girls jealous. A boy who will sing to me at random moments. Who lets me sleep on his chest. I want a guy who will tell his family and friends all about me. Bring me soup or orange juice when I’m sick. I want a boy who is more goofy than romantic, but knows the right things to say at the right times. I want a boy who will call me 3 times a day if he went away. A boy who will apologize for calling too much, and no matter how many times I tell him its okay, he’d still do it. A boy who will let me gossip to him and just smile and agree with everything I say. A boy who will throw stuffed animals at me when I acted dumb and then jump on me and kiss me a million times. Who will bet kisses on who could beat who on at game. Who makes fun of me just to make me laugh. A boy who will surprise me with 25 cent ring and we could have contest of how far we can spit our gum. Who will take me to the park, put his hands around my waist and give me big bear hugs all the time. A boy who will kiss my neck, just to have a reason to tell me how much he loves my new perfume. I want a boy who, at night, who will dance in his pajamas with me. A boy who will take pictures in photo booths with me, someone who will never turn down a trip to the lake and who will play tag on the beach with me. A boy who could sit with me on the kitchen floor and eat sandwiches. Who will kiss me in the pouring rain. I want a boy who would try to teach me how to play the guitar, even if we just end up laughing at each other. I want a boy who will run his fingers through my hair, share his lollipops with me, and get along with all of my friends. Someone who would never be afraid to say I love you in front of his friends and someone who would argue with me about silly things just to make up. I want a boy who will take me to Target to just make fun of some of the stuff there. Someone who will kiss me at midnight on New Years and who will make funny faces at me when I’m on the phone. I want a boy who will count stars with me and be friends with my family. I want a boy who will stay home with me on a Friday night just to help me make dinner and watch movies together under the same blanket. Someone who will squirt water guns at me in the house after I’ve got him soaked. I want a boy who looks me the eye and tell me something serious, that was also funny and make me promise not to laugh. A boy who could make me laugh like no one else can. I want a boy who will hold me closer than normal when I’m sick, and would play with my hair. But mostly I want a boy who is my best friend and will always be there for me.