Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving Break

 Thanksgiving break finally arrived! I am so excited to be at home with my family and friends. Not to mention it just means 3 more weeks until the end of the semester. B is coming home tomorrow for the holiday. I am so blessed at how much we got to be with each other this month. It will just make up for the amount of work-ups that we will be doing the next few months prior to deployment. We are running a 5K in Pittsburgh, called the Turkey Trot, Thanksgiving morning. I am thrilled to have B by my side for this race. He has never gotten to run with me and he was super excited when he finally realized he would be home. 

The next few days will be full of family visits, friend time, and spending a few days celebrating and being thankful for all that we have with the love of my life. (and somehow squeeze in work everyday and a ton of homework due next week)


Monday, November 22, 2010

Last Project Before Break

We got assigned a project in my Adapted Aquatics class where we have to design a facility (no limits on cost or size) that has all types of up to date and state of the art equipment. So what I was thinking was a facility for military families. The best thing is that it is made for everyone! It will have tons of adapted equipment and therapeutic pools that can help aid injured men and women back to their best possible health. So where do you all come in?

I need ideas! Of course this is just a project, I wont actually be building the facility. But if you could dream anything that would help out others or injured I would love to have your ideas!

Today is the last day of classes before break! I could not be more ready for this break. I am so excited to see family, friends, and of course the love of my life!

Happy  Monday!

Monday, November 15, 2010


As the semester comes closer and closer to an end, of course next semester is on my mind. Next year, applying to grad schools. Finding a job. But most importantly, being with B. Having him home the last two weekends has been a total blessing.  Life is always better when he is around. So I decided no matter where life takes us, whether we stay in the burgh, move to Florida, or B decides to reenlist. Truthfully, it will most likely be wherever I get accepted into grad school. So who knows, thats all in Gods hands. Fate has much in store for us, I'm sure. Home will always be wherever we are together. "Home is a person, not a place."

(Much thanks to Postsecret.com for helping me realize this)

On the other hand, who the heck is ready for Thanksgiving Break or leave? I am so ready to spend some great quality family time and of course work my butt off all week while I am off of school.

Happy Monday!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veteran's Day

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."
-Ronald Reagan

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Ever feel as if you have nothing going on, and then you take on a ton of tasks and feel outrageously overwhelmed. I DO! I just took on a bunch more shifts at my one job. Finally got a good client for my other job, and of course December and late November was the only month I took on retreats at my other job. Not to mention we have about 5 1/2 weeks of class left and then finals in December. uhhhh OVERLOAD! And B is coming home this weekend, and then for Thanksgiving. Then is out in the field which adds so much stress since I cannot call to vent to him. 

Anyways, Happy Tuesday. Its sunny in PA, so enjoy it while it lasts!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Growing up

I wish more than anything that I got to go to the ball. B's ball was last Thursday, I couldn't miss class again and because his unit is so small, the ball isn't even off base. It is on base and its not even nice (supposedly). However,  I still think it would have been neat to go, especially since it would have been the last chance for me to go since he will be deployed next fall before getting out.

B got to come home though this weekend. Every time he comes home I feel luckier and luckier to have such an amazing person to be such a huge part of my life. But every time he comes home, I just want him home for good. To think that he could be getting out in July, but we decided to do the last deployment (extending his contract) until March of 2012. UGH! Another deployment, but at the same time it will be best since I will be finishing up my undergrad. I just want him home for good. We have such a great time, and we get to visit family when he is home. haha I feel it is the only time I get to see family (other than my immediate family).

(yes this was Bryan more intoxicated than the BDAY girl)

We celebrated my friend's 21st birthday. It is so crazy to think we are all turning 21. Like we are grown-ups. And within the next year or so we will be out in the REAL world, or attempting to make it through grad school. Paying real bills and living real lives. I cannot wait! And to think that I get to do it all with B, is unimaginable! I am such a lucky girl. While he was home this weekend at dinner on Sunday, he asked my dad if it was okay if we were roommates when he gets out. Obviously my family is okay with it -just the fact that he asked was adorable. I love growing up and seeing the world as it actually is. Does that make sense? I love having obstacles that I must tackle to become successful. I love working hard for my dreams.

Oh and I finally got a client for my one job that might work out. I am super excited to meet with him and take on another challenge. So excited to see life falling into place! I just need to ace all of my Anatomy and Physiology tests and I will be good to go.

Friday, November 5, 2010

What I love about Friday?

One of my best friend's turned 21 on Tuesday, so tonight we have a party bus and we are going out in Southside (part of Pittsburgh) to celebrate. And to top it off B will  be home to celebrate with us! What better way to end the week then celebrating with some of my favorite people!

So this Friday, I am thankful for my friends, family, and the love of my life.

Happy Friday! 
Enjoy the weekend

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Yes, that is right. SNOW in the forecast on Friday. UGH!

Monday, November 1, 2010


B got promoted today! Yay! I could not be more happy for him. He deserves it so much and has been working so hard. A lot of stuff has happened within his shop; that initially delayed his promotion.  However, he has done a complete 180 and has been motivated and had his head on straight. Thank the Lord for that! 

I know he wants to be out more than anything; and each day in itself is a struggle for not only him, but for me to keep his head on straight and keep him motivated and not do something he is going to regret. We have less then 15 months with a recently added extension due to the next deployment coming up. We got this. It's all downhill from here. (let's hope so anyways)

Happy Monday (;