Sunday, April 18, 2010

Road Trip to California - Day One

Day One - We have left NY and made it to Toledo, OH.  Yikes, what a drive.  The drive wasn't as terrible as I thought it would be.  The only hiccup in our plans was how sick I felt this morning (morning sickness?... lol... I think not).  I had a headache and felt nauseous but I felt much better after driving a couple of hours in our FULLY loaded Honda Civic.

My DH and I are doing a partial DITY to CA.  This obviously saves us money and we'll actually get more travel pay back from the Army when the move is completed.  However, I definitely think that this is the LAST partial DITY that we will participate in.  I am definitely sick of the road trips, the bad food and the inability to stretch out my legs in the car.

Our next stop: Minneapolis (hopefully).  Wish us luck!


I can't post up my regular picture because the internet is too slow at our hotel... 

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Welcome Back to the States!

My DH is finally home!  Actually, he's been home for about two weeks ... I haven't posted his arrival back home because we've been too busy hanging out and doing the funky monkey... I'm just kidding (sort of).  But on a more serious note, as much laughter, fun, and cuddling there has been in the last couple of weeks, there has been just as many arguments and fights as well. 

The re-adjustment back to the States is definitely no easy task.  Most of the time, it is extremely difficult for our soldiers to jump back into their roles of fathers, brothers, husbands, best-friend, etc... This is tough for the families back home to recognize because we got our soldier back home, safely, and all we want to do is have them fill the HUGE hole that's been missing in our lives for the past year. 

For example, if my DH's job was to take out the garbage every night before he left, when he comes home, I expect him to do this daily duties at home.  Ah... expectations.  Unfortunately, for my DH, I expect him to take care of me in a more emotional way (I am SUPER demanding emotionally).  It's not something you can see and just fix and I really believe my DH becomes extremely irritated and  frustrated when I allow my emotions to dictate my actions.

So as happy as the reunion is ... here comes the aftermath of being separated from your spouse for over 15 months.  Goodie.  Welcome back, Soldier.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Gone With The Wind

Gone with the Wind is one of my FAVORITE movies.  I love period movies and after watching this particular film, I fell in love with Scarlett and Rhett's love affair.

Soon after watching the movie, my mother bought me a doll portraying Scarlett in her "curtain dress."  However, the doll was lost when we moved into our new home.  I tried searching for the doll online for over TEN YEARS but it was no where to be found ... until tonight!  I finally... FINALLY found it!

I realized that this doll is made by the Tonner Doll Company and is officially called "My Mother Portieres."  Although I can't really get the doll now, I am hoping that my DH will read this post and remember how much I love this doll.

In all truthfulness... I am just sooo glad that I finally found the doll.  It sincerely reminds me of many different wonderful memories of my childhood...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Letter To A Soldier

 Someone was kind enough to nominate my blog to and it has been chosen to be represented among many other great blogs.  Many thanks to those who read my blog and for your continual support.  This blog has truly been a great blessing to me during these last few months without my DH and I sincerely appreciate all my followers.

I would sincerely appreciate everyone voting for my blog by clicking on the banner on the left-hand side, so that I might move up the ranking list!  Thank again everyone!


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