Sep 28, 2011

Fall TV

Now that "fall" is here, new TV shows, as well as some old favorites are back.

With my husband gone, it is a little weird watching some of our favorite shows alone, however, I will get over it quickly. 

Here are some of the shows I am checking out this season:
  • The Office. A classic show, and even though Michael Scott {Steve Carell} is gone, I am going to give this season a chance.
  • Gossip Girl. Yeah, yeah, yeah, roll your eyes all you want. It is my "dirty pleasure" show. I read the books and have watched it since the first episode came out when I was in college. I have been told I have the personality of Serna and am a fashion mix of both Blair and S, which I take as a complement.
  • Psych. If you have not seen it, I highly recommend you do. It is very witty and the characters are all very dynamic.
  • Dexter. This ones a little dark, it's about a serial killer. However, the story is amazing and the acting supurb. This show actually has my favorite season of a show ever {season 4}...never saw it coming and even by me saying that there is a twist, you would never guess it.
  • Parent hood. When I first saw the show it was at a friends house and I never expected to get hooked. It's about a family of four {grown up} siblings and their family dramas. From the adult cast to the younger actors, it is just a good steady show that you just want the best for everyone.
  • How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory. Just two great comedies! You can just sit back, enjoy the shows. Not to mention some of the characters remind me of some of my friends, which makes it even better.
I am sure there are more shows I will check out, like the Playboy Club, Pan Am, the New Girl or any of the other new shows that come out in the next month, but who knows if any will stick. As for my husband missing some of his favorites, I am being a good wife and DVRing the seasons.

Now, time to get back to my scheduled programing.

Sep 17, 2011

Power of Friendship

I got a phone call a few days ago from one of my college buddies, who after graduation, got a job in New York City. Turned out she was coming into Dallas for work function, had some free time, and wanted to get together. I was thrilled!

She was that friend who whenever you would go out with her you had a blast and could get into a little trouble with. Not only that, she has this great spirit about her and is one smart cookie.

Anyway, we had a long lunch today and it was exactly what I needed.

Someone who has known me since my freshman year in college, before my husband and I ever met. That was with me through some hard times and extremely happy moments. Someone who can read me, and is not afraid to call me out when they know something is up. Someone who will be completely honest with me, and never judge.

I bring this up because she asked me how I was really doing with everything going on in my life. From the move to the new job, from making friends to my Army life. To avoid her "calling me out" I told her that I am struggling a little bit with all of those things.

Work is now at it's slowest point since the sports season is ending so it is making me realize that my nights are lonely and I don't have my husband to talk to. Then that lead to my friends. Yes, I have made a few really good ones, but because my job was so demanding for six months I did not really have time to go explore, join groups, or branch out to make new friends. While I can now, I explained that it's hard and I am still trying to find a support system here and people like her and our other friends where it was just an "easy" friendship where things just clicked.

I also told her that I am starting to think about things that might happen throughout this year of deployment. I am nervous that my husband and I will be at two different places when he gets back {I know there will be a transition, but I am talking about as a whole in the long run}. That I will have had a year without him and that I will have had so many experiences and grow so much that he might not like what I was without him and nervous that him coming back into my life I have made here will be to difficult on him.

This is why I love her {along with my other close friends}, she talked me through it. She let me vent it all out and asked me tough questions that needed to be asked. She made me feel ok again, and reminded me that everything happens for a reason and God would not put us through all we have already been thorough to make things like finding friends/a support system, and my husband coming back harder than it needed to be.

I feel so refreshed now and like I can make it through. A friend like her was exactly what I needed right now.

Sep 12, 2011

Two Years Ago I Said "I Do"

Two years ago today, I was laughing with my best friends in the entire world, eating mexican food and getting our hair done.

Two years ago today, I was checking flower arrangements, table place cards, and trying not to eat cupcakes.

Two years ago today, I was in the bathroom with my oldest friend as she laced me up.

Two years ago today, I was making my mother, and four other close friends tear up as I walked out in white lace and my grandmothers pearls.

Two years ago today, I took a deep breath as we lined up in the hallway of the country club.

Two years ago today, I was walking down the aisle, holding my dads hand, watching my soon-to-be husbands face light up as he saw me in my wedding dress for the first time.

Two years ago today, I was saying my vows in front of close family and friends.

Two years ago today, I was having my first kiss as a newly wed.

Two years ago today, I had my first dance, had cheers, ate a delicious meal, cut the cake, and partied like like there was no tomorrow.

But most importantly...

...Two years ago today, I was marrying my best friend and the love of my live, changing my life for the better.

Two years ago, I said "I Do."

Sep 6, 2011

First Gift

So I finally figured out what to send my husband to start of his deployment, a journal.

Now, I know what you are thinking, a journal, really? Well I think it's a little more special than that, more cleaver too. Here is what I did:

  • I picked out a rustic journal that had as many pages as I could possibly find.
  • Then, I brought it home, pulled out my pens/markers/pencils, put photo paper in the printer, powered up my computer, and got to work.
  • I found quotes, stories, special dates, picture of us, the family and his friends and compiled them all together, and printed out the photos.
  • Once I had more than enough, I start picking random pages and designed/wrote a quote or put a story and had some form of artwork on the page. Either a photo, cool looking text I created or a little drawing.
I am hoping that as he writes in it all of those things bring a smile to his face. Also, I hope the journal and the little messages throughout remind him that there are many people out there in the world thinking about him, praying for him, caring for him, and ready for him to come home safely.

It has been mailed out and I can't wait for his reaction!