August 26, 2018

I haven’t done a very good job this year of writing as much as I wanted to.  Every month in my bullet journal one of my goals is to write more/post more.  I even have a habit tracker that is blog related that has been empty for months.  I started this blog because I wanted a hobby when I moved up to Virginia after the wedding.  And I thought maybe I could help one person out or make them laugh by telling my stories....

May 5, 2018

The first time I saw the Sailor in a uniform changed my life. We weren't even dating, he had just come back from his first deployment, and we were hanging out in Durham during one weekend. He had to drive straight back to Norfolk afterwards, so he for whatever reason was going to change at my apartment before he drove back.  He came out of my bathroom in that digital blue camo and those rolled sleeves and oh my gosh, something...

February 26, 2018

The Sailor and I got married what many would call "old" in the military community.  We didn't date in high school, he didn't join right after graduation, and we decided to have the big traditional wedding that took about two years to put together (thanks deployment).  I was 27 and he was 26 when we finally tied the knot.  If I look at the life track of all my friends from college, they look similar to mine: meet someone during...

January 25, 2018

I recently got an email from a woman whose husband had just enlisted in the Navy.  She said that she enjoyed reading my blog (hooray!) and wanted to know if my husband and I chose to live on base and why or why wouldn't we?  It made me reexamine the decision the Sailor and I made after we got engaged (what feels like forever ago).  Why did we chose civilian housing instead of military housing?

If you know me, you know...

January 16, 2018

I was very excited when my husband decided to reenlist for shore duty, mostly because that meant NO DEPLOYMENTS.  He would be tied for three years to a command that wasn’t on a ship, he would have no deployments, no underways, no late nights working on things that broke on the ship.  It seemed like a dream come true and was perfect since we had only been married for six months before he reenlisted.  It even ended up being in N...

January 9, 2018

Homecoming.  Not the one from high school where your football team played against the rival team and won big and then you went to a super awesome dance in your best clothes.  I'm talking about the date-ever-changing, feels-like-the-first-time, stress-about-what-to-wear, shave-every-part-of-your-body, try-not-to-cry homecoming.  You know the one ;)

It's the thing that every military spouse lives for (not everything lea...

August 29, 2017

So a few months ago, the Sailor and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary!  Which is crazy!  It feels so short, but also like the appropriate amount of time.  We have had so many ups and downs in just our first year.  I think we've learned a lot about each other and ourselves, which just shows me that we have a hell of a lot more to learn ;)

So I thought I would compile a list of what I have learned over the...

August 28, 2017

Hey guys!  I know it seems like I fell of a cliff and let me tell you, life has been pretty crazy.  The Sailor and I bought a town home in May that I am in love with and very proud of.  So we moved in May 11th and have been making it our home for most of the summer.  We did lots of yard work, bought and installed a dishwasher and hung up a lot of photos.  It's still a work in progress, but we're very happy and comfortable with...

May 5, 2017

I’m sure you’re reading all of this and saying, you married a man in the military, you should know you’re going to be around guns! And yeah, I guess I did. But it’s still weird.

April 29, 2017

Here’s a list of things that I sent the Sailor: 1. Letters – not the “open when” kind, all of them had random themes, like my favorite foods, a love letter, things he didn’t know about me, or old memories. I wanted him to be able to read them whenever he wanted and not feel like he had to be feeling some way to open one. Also, I didn’t really know what to say to him in response to a lot of those prompts. I sent 10 of these (a...

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