October 20, 2014

Weekly Wishes #11

Last week was an all around blogging fail, I was behind on everything. And I've been contemplating more and more about transitioning over to Wordpress and having my own domain. If anyone has suggestions about making the jump, please don't hesitate to share!

Elizabeth from Blooming Air Force Bride and I wrapped up our first virtual book club for Bloggin' Book Club. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, don't forget to head over to this post to share your book review and take part in next month's pick! We're in the process of voting for this month's book; the poll closes on the 28th, don't miss out!

The hubby has been away doing his thing out in the ocean and it's never fun being away from him, but I've managed to catch up on all my shows. That's one way to help pass the time. And of course, another hurricane was passing by the islands! Thankfully it wasn't anything severe, but a couple of the other islands got some damage from wind and rain. It has been raining for over 24 hours and I've been loving every moment of it! I grew up in Washington State, so the rain was part of my daily life. Plus Hawai'i needs a little rain to cool everything down.

I didn't achieve any of last week's wishes, so I'm just going to skip over that and share this week's wishes!

What goals are you hoping to accomplish this week?

This Week's Wishes

  1. WORK ON WEDDING PHOTOBOOK // I have a voucher for MyPublisher that expires in 2 weeks, so I need to get working on it.
  2. BAKE & DECORATE COOKIES // Time is ticking and I've made zero progress on this little project.
  3. START WRITING DEPLOYMENT LETTERS // Last deployment I wrote letters and printed pictures for the mister to take with him. I have so many pictures to print out from our traveling adventures this past year, so he'll have quite the collection.
  4. PUT MY COUSIN'S BABY SHOWER GIFT TOGETHER // My cousin's baby shower is this coming weekend and I found something on pinterest. And it looks a little something like this:
I'll leave it at that because it will keep me very busy during the week!

What You Missed Last Week

The Nectar Collective

October 15, 2014

Happy Birthday Me

In true military fashion, the hubby wasn't here to celebrate my 26th birthday, so we celebrated it a bit early. The past couple of weeks have been super busy for him and had been coming home late. I baked a strawberry cake with cream cheese frosting and ordered pizza with breadsticks; a bunch of my favorites all in one room. I'm sure you're wondering about my lovely candle work there, lets just say it all adds up. Now you're wondering what that pink/coral thing is on my cake, well let me show you!


Pretty neat huh? That is my awesome flower candle that I bought at Safeway and can be found in the baking aisle, well at least it is in Oahu. I remember seeing it on facebook, it was just one of those random posts and I knew that I had to find it. Of course, on the day day that I wasn't looking for it, I found it and it was a glorious day. It's definitely one of the funniest things ever and we enjoyed every minute of it!

On my actual day of birth, it was an easy going day, just the way I liked it. I went out to breakfast with a good friend at Cinnamon's, which is a popular breakfast spot on Oahu. And then ended the day with dinner at Gyu-Kaku (my favorite restaurant) with some very lovely ladies. The service wasn't up to par this time around, but it didn't ruin my evening and well the food was delicious ... even though I burnt some of it, whoops!

Even though the mister wasn't there, I definitely made the most of it and had an awesome day!

Cheers to another year!

Military Life Moments // A Deployment Story

The dreaded "D" word ... in the military world it's inevitable and it's one of those things you can never prepare for, you just have to take it in strides. And lucky us had to say good-bye twice, nothing like reliving that moment.

Mentally I thought I was ready for our first deployment, we've had two years of long distance relationship, so I figured it wouldn't have been that bad. Saying goodbye was kind of tough. The boat had some issues and weren't able to get out THAT day, but they did the following day. He called and told me they were heading out, so I made my way towards base and we said our very short teary-eyed farewells. And then quite a few of us went to wave them off and saw them leave.

And then the journey began.
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