Monday, August 30, 2010

~Only a few more days~

Tomorrow is my last day of work. Saturday is my last day in the Valley and Sunday is my last day in Oregon. And I am counting Friday as the beginning of our new adventure.

Lots to do between now and then. I am hoping to run all my errands on Wednesday so Thursday I can focus on getting the dogs to the vet and packing my room. Friday I can pack my car and relax.

I know I am a little crazy, but my family is having a family reunion about an hour and a half from here this weekend so my plan is to drive over there Friday night and hang with the family all night then drive back Saturday morning to help pack the van. J's plan is to have the whole van packed my early afternoon so we can drive to Portland and stay the night with some friends and then drive the rest of the 4 or 5 hours on Sunday. That way the trip isn't so long. Especially driving a moving van. No fun!

So there is the plan. I'm glad I have a plan. Now if my tummy would start feeling better that would make my plan AWESOME.


P.S Who get's morning sickness at night? Sheesh! At least I'm not throwing up!

P.P.S OMG! I ordered our new bed today! This will be the 1st time since I was maybe 6 that I am sleeping on a brand new comfortable mattress. And I got a great deal. All in all we spent just under $500 for a mattress(queen memory foam), frame, sheets, and duvet cover. Not bad if I do say so myself! =)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Don't Judge Me!

Alright. This is true confessions here. 

It is Friday night, I am watching TV, blogging, and eating cookie dough. And to be honest, I am perfectly content here! The only thing missing is my husband. And maybe not even him. Because I am sure that he would either be eating my cookie dough or telling me that I shouldn't eat it. And he would be watching his shows. 

So for today I am content. Cookie dough and all. 

Don't judge me. =)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Things I have learned

Things I have learned in the past 3 weeks:

1) I now understand why people have road rage and drive automatics. It’s called traffic. And I am not talking about “there’s a little construction and it takes 5 extra minutes to get where you are going.” No siree! It’s “I just drove 30 miles in 2 hours and I may kill someone.” And my calf is killing me because I cannot go fast enough to get out of 1st gear before I come to a standstill again. Gotta love keeping the clutch in.

2) When people call things an island they usually mean it really is an island. I am admitting to being VERY blonde here, oh well. On a lovely walk with my husband thru our neighborhood, we come around a corner and much to my surprise… THERE IS WATER! And it totally shocked me. Yup…We live on an island and there is bound to be water surrounding us on all sides. Here’s your sign…

3) When my husband says he will take care of something, he really means that he will take care of it. We have to reserve a U-Haul for the move next weekend we had a little “discussion” about who was going to reserve it. Because J has been away at basic and A-School, I am used to taking care of everything myself. And I am a control freak. No big deal. During our “discussion” my husband tells me: “Linz, you have taken care of everything for me. Let me take care of you.” Awww!! Who can refuse a man so sweet?

4) Pregnancy is weird. Anyone who knows me, know that I LOVE coffee. It flows thru my veins (practically). Three days ago, I wake up and think to myself “mmm….Coffee…Uh scratch that. Does not sound good.” Coffee ALWAYS sounds good to me. Dang baby…messing up my taste buds. =) Also, the fabulous meatballs that I stuffed my face with? Almost tossed my cookies when we were putting the leftovers away. Strange things are happening to my sniffer!

5) I am so mean to my poor husband! After a hair appointment the other day, I chat with my husband. And since he is up in WA, I start to tell him about what I did to my hair. And I lie to him. Yep! I told him that I have died my Barbie Blonde hair jet black. And you know that hair that I have been growing out? Well I decided that I am over it and I’ve cut off like 5 or 6 inches. And you know what he says? “Oh babe, I am sure that it looks beautiful. I can’t wait to see it.” He is an amazing man. And shame on me for fibbing to him. =)I am sure that I will be learning MANY more things in these next coming weeks. I have a feeling that there will be many funny stories to share! =)


Monday, August 23, 2010

Fantasy Football

I LOVE fantasy football. And while I may not be the greatest player, I enjoy setting my line up each week and seeing how they and my bench do. And last year my bench did AMAZING. My actual line up....not so hot. 

Any whoo... Our fantasy draft is tomorrow night. And I am super excited! We are in an all girls league this year and I am super glad that I am no longer playing against my husband. And I am super glad to be eating all the yummy snacks and finger food tomorrow while we are drafting our players. 

I am looking forward to fall, Sunday football, pumpkin cheesecake, sweatshirts, and chai nog (AKA chog). 

Bring it on Fall...I am ready! =)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Change Happens

And the count down begins.....

9 days till my last day of work.
14 days till I am in my new state and new house and new home.

And I have a list of things to do before I go:
pack my room
get copies of medical records
go to vet appointment to get dogs checked out, heart worm check, copies of vet records 
ask my manager for a letter of recommendation
get my oil changed and cancel my oil policy for my car
get my hair done (I am seriously going to miss paying $25 for a cut and a color!!!)

Hmm.... I can't think of anything else I need to do! 

Does anyone have any advice for things to do/get done before you move? This is my first move to another state. thank goodness my husband had the house and everything there set up. 

Part of me is so happy that I get to be with my husband again. I know that he is super lonely up there and I can't wait to just start our life together again, but there is another part of me that doesn't want to leave. I am scared to death to move somewhere brand new. We have prayed and prayed and prayed about his decision to join the Navy. I KNOW deep in my heart that this is where he is supposed to be. And I know that I am going to follow him where ever he goes. And I had a peace about our decision. And this really was a decision we made together. A commitment we made together. And not that I am backing out of this decision, but the peace I had has now left me. I am certain once I get to WA that I will be certain once again, but change is scary. 

But change happens.

And you can't keep change from happening. And change is GOOD! I just need to remember that right now. J and I are so blessed and I truly married the perfect man for me. And I need to focus on that, and not the things that are scary to me right now. 

Thank you for listening to my fears y'all!

Friday, August 20, 2010


I know that *someone* posted about the oil clensing method (for a face wash) on their blog a few weeks (maybe more???) back. I wanted to read up on it a little on this.

Does any one remember who posted this? Or does anyone use this method? I'm interested in seeing how it works and if it works well.

Thanks loves!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thursday Five

This is my first ever Thursday Five... Here it goes! =)

Main Entry: hap·pi·ness 
Pronunciation: \ˈha-pē-nəs\
Function: noun
Date: 15th century
1: a pleasurable or satisfying experience

Main Entry: glee 
Pronunciation: \ˈglē\
Function: noun
Date: before 12th century
1 : exultant high-spirited joy

Main Entry: ex·u·ber·ant
Function: adjective
1: joyously unrestrained and enthusiastic

Main Entry: proud
Pronunciation: prau̇d
Function: adjective
Date: before 12th century
1: vigorous, spirited 

Main Entry:  gid·dy
Pronunciation: gi-dē\
Date: 14th century 
1: lightheartedly silly

Happiness - I am happy that J and I have only grown stronger over out time spent apart. And even though we are still apart right now, the end is in sight. And that also makes me happy!

Glee - I am gleeful because I have seen the town that I get to live in and am so happy to get up there. I will finally live on an island...Even if it's not quite the island I imagined. It is still beautiful!

Exuberant - I am exuberant to have a God who loves me and who is more interested in a relationship with me that following all the rules. I am saved by grace for sure. And while I do not always show my faith well, I try. And I think that's important. 

Proud - I am so proud of my husband. Not only because he serves this country, but because he has become an amazing man. He is the head of our household and the love of my life. We are continuing to grow up together and I can't imagine my life without him. 

Giddy - Talking about my husband makes me giddy! Other than that, I am giddy because I only have a few short weeks left till I am done with work and starting my new life. And while that scares the you know what out of me....I am excited also. And I still have a little sea monkey swimming around in my belly. And while that also scares the bejesus out of me, it makes me giddy as well! =) Apparently I like the things that scare me the most. Hmm....

What a great way to be reminded to count our blessings.
 Love ya!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Fab Weekend!

I am so excited! I got to go visit my new home this weekend! And while it was a looong drive, it was well worth it. For a girl that is not used to traffic, 2 hours to go 30 miles almost made me go bonkers!! 11 hours to get there, only 9 hours to get home! I missed all the traffic on the way home thank God!

I LOVE where we live. It is a beautiful home that I think we can make our own. It is in a perfect neighborhood that will be great for taking the dogs on walks and there is even a dog park and playground right behind our house. 

It was so nice to see the town also. It seems pretty perfect. Quaint little beach town. Lots of places to hike, we can kayak on the sound, and enjoy small town life out there. Now, fingers crossed that I will be able to find a job. 

The other thing that has me worried (lovely hormones! I blame them!) is making new friends. How on earth do you meet people? I have lived in the same town for all of my 23 years. I have never had to make all new friends. I have no idea how to meet people. Isn't that silly?

Oh! We braved our first visit to the commi-scary! It is only a few minutes from home (big plus) and it wasn't so bad. It's like the WINCO we have here in town only bussier and you have to tip the baggers. Personally I don't love having other people bag my groceries. I am use to doing it myself. Also, when you do it yourself you don't have to tip anyone. Can anyone give me the low-down on tipping? Do you tip if they just bag, but don't help you out? What if you only have a bag or two? How much do you tip? It's a little stressful for a newbie!

Allrighty loves, I am out! It was a long drive today and I am hitting the hay!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

So here it goes...

I am really not good at long drawn out surprises. I am the kid at Christmas who rips open the package. The people who tear every piece of tape right in the middle, fold every crease and keep the wrapping so nice you could use it again next year boggle my mind. I want to see whats underneath all that cool paper. 
And so....the good news that I alluded to the other day... 
I am pregnant! 
At least I think I am. 
Well the fabulous little stick that you pee on told me so.

And one half of me is SUPER DUPER excited.
And the other half? Scared to death and want to pee my pants a little. 

I am a little stressed over this whole seeing your doctor for the first time thing. 
I called my regular doctor this morning thinking that they would tell me to come on in and take a blood test and find out for sure. 
Ohhhhh noooo. 
Come back when you are 12 weeks please!
Uh... do you realize that that's FOREVER away? Awesome. 
So...Navy doctors here I come. You will be seeing me shortly after Labor Day weekend. 

And so that is my exciting news. Hope it was worth the wait!


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Oh my gosh...

Oh my gosh. oh my gosh. oh my gosh!!!!!!!

Crazy things are happening in my life right now. Big changes and I am super excited. And so is J. 

I'll tell you all about them soon, but not today. 

So for now, all I will say is YAY! 


Monday, August 9, 2010

Sneek Peek into Real Life (again)

I have spent the last 6 (give or take) months living with my in-laws. I haven't had to come home every night from work and make dinner. There are three of us to share the house work. Everything that I need is here. I dont (hardly) grocery shop, nor do I buy a majority of the household supplies. My life here is SO EASY. And I love living with my in-laws. They are amazing. And it's going to be hard to leave. 
This week, even though I am not back with my husband, I am starting to get back into the swing of real life. Starting over in a new house will be interesting. So far on our list to buy is: washer and dryer, lawn mower, and microwave.My question to all you lovelies out there is: Have you ever bought a used washer and dryer? We don't really want to drop a cool grand on a brand new set, especially if we can get a deal on a gently used set. Also, I am trying to convince my husband to get a reel lawn mower. You know, the kind with no engine that you just push? Well, since I will not be the lawn mower (unless he is gone) it's kind of up to him. And I am not sure how he feels about pushing one of these bad boys. Even though I think they are super cool!
I've put in my resignation at work. I will officially be unemployed as of September 1st. Scary thought! But that means I can move up to WA Labor Day weekend. It's coming up!!! Woo hoo!
Tata for now!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

I got to spend another weekend with my amazing husband. He drove down Friday night, helped get ready for the wedding, took care of all the groomsmen, and enjoyed the wedding with me. Probably not the relaxing weekend that he might have wished for but eventful that's for sure! I am glad to have the wedding behind us. Now I am looking forward to this weekend where I am driving up to WA to see our house, see the town, and have a relaxing weekend with my husband. 

This month is going to go by so fast! J and I have plans for every weekend and hopefully that will make the weeks go by fast. I put in my resignation on Friday. It was a little bitter sweet. I love my job and I love where I work, but I love my husband more. My last day will be Aug 31 and I will move up sometime Labor day weekend. Ah! I am so excited!!!!!!

I am getting back to reading all of your lovely blogs and will hopefully be commenting. This last week and weekend was CRAZY and will hopefully slow down a little this week. 


Wednesday, August 4, 2010


We have a house! And a GIGANTIC house at that! Not that I have actually seen it, but Hubs did and I am so dang excited!

I have no idea about the square footage, but some how we managed to get a 3 bedroom 2 bath house in base housing. It has everything I was dreaming about : walk in closet, garage I can park it, dishwasher, and a fenced back yard that BOTH of our pooches get to play in. Holy cow! Prayers answered!

And now I just need to tie up some stuff here, pack my bags, and get my hubs down here to help pack up the truck and leave. I can't believe it is all coming together. 

And ugh!!! Work has been SO crazy. Super busy all day long, I am exhausted to when I come home. But that means that work it going by fast and I am sleeping hard at night. The days are going by fast. All good things in my book! 

And now I am out for the night!
Sleep tight!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

No New News

No real news yet! But we have our fingers crossed to get housing in the next day or so. And I am crossing my toes that we get a house with a yard for the pooches. And I am hoping that we get to keep both of our dogs. Bob I am sure will be fine, he is like a 20(ish) pound wiener dog. But Doc is a full grown 75 pound lab. And he is a part of our family that I hope we can bring with us. 

Also, J talked to someone who said that I should get employment benefits while I am looking for a new job. Which I will hopefully find soon. I don't love the fact that I could be falling back on unemployment but I still have a mortgage that needs to be paid and I gotta have a job. 

Hopefully we get a house in the next day or so!!! That will be awesome!

For I know the plans that I have for you. They are plans for good, and not evil. Jeremiah 29:11 (Paraphrased)


Monday, August 2, 2010

A Time For Every Thing.

Wow... I've been gone a long time! With the hubs in town, I really wanted to spend all of my time with him and that unfortunately did not meant that I was not blogging. Oops! But now I am back for a little while. At least until I move! 

The hubs is now up in Washington. The housing situation for him is not going so fantastic. We are hoping to get base housing (or a rental) very soon, and that will make life better for the hubs. I have applied to a job up there and am hoping to hear from them soon for an interview (fingers crossed, and lots of prayers!) I know that the perfect thing will happen and it will all work out in God's timing. And for right now, I am gonna continue to try to leave it in God's hands. 

I can't wait to get up to WA! I was totally hesitant at first but after seeing J and then hearing his voice tonight, I don't want to spend any more time apart. I am ready to start this new phase of life. 

As for everything with the military, it's a little more of hurry up and wait. We are waiting to hear back more about J's job, when he will deploy, when we can get into housing, a job for me, if we can take both dogs, and when I am moving up there. And though it sounds like I am worrying, I'm not. I am trying to take it all in stride and go with the flow. 

Here's to change!

P.S I found the BEAUTIFUL piece of art work from Lovely Yellow Ribbions. I am waiting till I move, but it will be MINE! Eventually =) Check it out!