July 17, 2011

Meet Norm, also known as, Normous Orrilious Maximous, Norman, Nerm, Nermy, Pucky, Pookie, Puppa, Prince, Bubby, BeeBee, Putz, Spud, Puhd, and many other nicknames.
Breed: Rat Terrier
Color: White with brown tail and head
Weight: 6 pounds
Born: February 26, 2011
Loves: Daddy's sock, his water bottle animal, cheese, warm towels
Hates: The vacuum, car rides, the Vet, when Mommy leaves
Favorite Pass time: Watching TV, chewing cords
Enjoys: not listening to Mom, running around like a crazy nut

July 8, 2011

Little Miss Oohrah

Little Miss Oohrah

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July 7, 2011

When God Created The Military Wife

The Good Lord was creating a model for military wives and was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared. She said, "Lord, you seem to be having a lot of trouble with this one. What’s wrong with the standard model?"

The Lord replied, "Have you seen the specs on this order? She has to be completely independent, possess the qualities of both father and mother, be a perfect hostess to 4 or 40 with an hour’s notice, run on black coffee, handle every emergency imaginable without a manual, be able to carry on cheerfully, even if she is pregnant and has the flu, and she must be willing to move to a new location 10 times in 17 years. And oh yes, she must have six pairs of hands." The angel shook her head, "Six pair of hands? No way!"

The Lord continued, "Don’t worry, we will make other military wives to help her. And we will give her an unusually strong heart so it can swell with pride in her husband’s achievements, sustain the pain of separations, beat soundly when it is overworked and tired, and be large enough to say "I understand" when she doesn’t and say, ‘I love you’ regardless".

"Lord," said the angel, touching his arm gently "Go to bed and get some rest. You can finish this tomorrow". "I can’t stop now", said the Lord "I am so close to creating something unique. Already this model heals herself when she is sick, can put up six unexpected guests for the weekend, wave goodbye to her husband from a depot, pier or runway and understand why it’s important that he leave."

The angel circled the model of the military wife, looked at it closely and sighed, "It looks fine, but it’s too soft". "She might look soft", replied the Lord, "but she has the strength of a lion. You would not believe what she can endure."

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the Lord’s creation. "There’s a leak", she announced. "Something is wrong with the construction. You are trying to put too much into this model."

The Lord appeared offended at the angel’s lack of confidence. "What you see is not a leak", he said, "It’s a tear." "A tear? What is it there for?", asked the angel. The Lord replied, "It’s for joy, sadness, pain, disappointment, loneliness, pride and a dedication to all the values that she and her husband hold dear." "You are a genius!" exclaimed the angel.

The Lord looked puzzled and replied, "I didn’t put it there".


This brought a tear to my eye and I had to share. It's so true. I'm so thankful to have my fellow Marine Wives that I have met so far. I guess only a military wife would truly understand this. Love you ladies ♥

July 6, 2011

Baby Fever

It comes and it goes, but tonight it's bad. I want to start a family. But then again, I think maybe I don't. It is so frustrating. I don't know what the 'right' choice is, is there a 'right' choice? Does Pat ever want kids? I'm beginning to think he doesn't and maybe that's why it bothers me so much. What if he never wants to? Can I live without never having a family? That's how I feel. We're not a family if we don't have a child. And then if he just gives in, will it still turn out to be the perfect life I've always dreamt of? I don't know what the next step actually is, but I feel like something iscoming or something needs to be done. I'm anticipating something but I don't know what it is. I hate this feeling. And I feel like Pat's holding something back but I don't know what it is, if anything. I wish I could read his mind. Seriously.

Saving Abel Miss America

So thankful for Facebook Chat

Got to talk to Pat, I was starting to think I would be going, almost another week of not talking. I think the longest I have gone is about 5 days. (Not talking with him on at least, the Internet, I had gone almost a month I think, of not hearing his voice.) But we got to chat last night. He saw my status about being upset but naturally just asked what's wrong and for me to explain. He didn't say what I wanted to hear. He just kind of defended himself, not in an arguing way but, I don't know. He doesn't get it. The rest of our convo started to lighten up after that and we joked. I laughed a lot but still, he ignored a few things I said and is just acting so much like a "guy" I guess, I can't explain it. I guess you could say being around the guys this long is bringing the doucheness out... but I doubt he's socializing most of the time. He likes to keep to himself and frankly, he just doesn't like most of the guys. At least that's what he's said. I hope this phase passes, fast. Sometimes I wonder if I should try not talking to him and actually going a week or two without communication. I know that's wrong and I can't make myself do it, every time I get to talk to him whether we argue or not is cherished. We've been very lucky thus far and honestly I would hate to have had to go through deployments years ago when you had to rely on snail mail and few phone calls. I think it just bugs me that, of course, his way of dealing with all this is being a jerk, almost and being insensitive. Its hard watching other guys, who aren't married, send flowers(over the Internet) back home to their girlfriends. Pat can't say one nice thing besides I love you and I miss you. Of course when he first left, it wasn't like that. But it happened quicker than I thought it would and I feel like it's my fault because of some of the issues we've been arguing about. I shouldn't be complaining, I know he loves me and can't live without me, the same for me, but sometimes I do want more. It's like I want him to show or tell the whole world how much I mean to him. And he doesn't do that anymore.

I love you Patrick. Please be safe<3