Monday, March 14, 2011

Supply Ball

ALOHA! This past weekend my husband and I attended the 216th Naval Supply Corps Ball at the gorgeous Kahala Hotel & Resort! We had a great time and I thought I would just share a little "picture" blog with you! I hope you enjoy!!


Monday, March 7, 2011

Promotion day!

Happy Monday friends!

It was a Wonderful morning for my family! Today my husband was promoted from Ensign to a Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG)! Super excited for him, it's been a long, but quick (if that makes sense) two years! I met Greg at his ship this morning, because I was the one who would be pinning on his new rank! It was so windy walking to the ship I had to hold my dress down the entire time! The last thing I wanted was to flash a bunch of sailors, HAHA! I wore a super cute little dress, peach sparkly sweater and white wedges, in case you were wondering, which I'm sure hoping you were!
The promotion took place in the officers ward room where it smelt bad and was about 40 degrees..brrr, I was freezing but so glad I chose to bring a sweater!

The actual "event" only took a few minutes and consisted of the XO reading a promotion letter, hubby repeating his oath to serve his country, getting pinned, a little speech and then lots of congrats and handshakes from all the officers. I was able to pin Greg's new rank on his collar and dropped is old one on the ground..whoops!
I also received some gorgeous smell up my entire house beautiful bouquet of flowers from him! I am so blessed to have been able to be there today and create another memory in our life's book!
I just can't believe it's been two years since he was commissioned as an Officer in Newport Rhode Island on that cold winter day, standing there 6 months pregnant with a full bladder and swollen feet, lmao! I will never forget how proud I was that day! Watching my husband cross the stage, salute and know that this was the beginning of many changes ahead. He has done so many things and sacrificed so much for our family, it's just impossible to express those feelings without completely breaking down in tears. It's amazing how our lives have changed in these last twenty four months. We relocated from Florida to Georgia, bought a bigger suv, had twins, watched Zoe start Kindergarten, moved to Hawaii and immediately went through a long deployment. There have been ups and downs, but I wouldn't trade a single moment for anything! I can only say that I have learned and grown from every experience I have been through and I am a better wife, mother and friend to those around me.

Until next time...

Even if it's only a day

Aloha friends...

Here I am again, alone! It's been a long 8 days let me tell you. I know I shouldn't complain about my hubs being gone for a week here and there, especially when so many of my friends are struggling with deployments...but *sigh* it never gets easier. It really doesn't matter if it's one day or 6 months, when the one you love more than anything is away, just sucks. I always get this empty pit of my stomach feeling throughout the day, I can't stand it. Mostly because that's usually followed by tears. I treasure every single moment I get with my husband and I take every single opportunity to spend it with him and with our kids, together, as a family. This week is a bit different though, there will be no email communication from the ship and possibly no phone calls. That's going to make for one L.O.N.G week! But, it's what I do, it's our life, and just like every single other time, I'll get through it with a smile..well, maybe a smirk!

So this is how the last week went...Hubs was out until 7pm on Friday, went to bed early because he was falling asleep on the couch. Then he had duty on Saturday and came home at 9am on Sunday. I did manage to go and bring him dinner on the ship Saturday night though! That was actually kind of fun, except for the smell! Have you ever been on a Navy ship? Ughh, they smell so bad! Anyways, prior to meeting him for dinner I was out and about shopping for a ball gown dress and shoes! Greg and I have our first official Supply Corps ball next Saturday! Yeah, I'm kind of excited about it!! Wooohoo, so much fun! I went to David's bridal first and was lucky enough to find not one, but two amazing dresses that fit perfectly! Only problem...had to choose! Long or short? I quizzed a bunch of my friends and my husband and ultimately chose the short dress! I know right? SHORT SAY WHAT? After all, we do live in Hawaii and I have great calves, HAHA, yes I said it! Oh, and I love now, I get to show my super cute shoes off, yesss! I can't wait to show you! Speaking of shoes, I bought not one but 6 pairs last week..EEEK! Seriously though, huge sale and I didn't do it all at once let me just clarify! I have a shoe problem..there, I said it..first step is admitting you have a problem!

Sunday we went out running errands (since I dislike doing them alone)! Thankfully my hubby doesn't mind driving me around in and out of stores! Well, at least I think he doesn't mind...hmm, maybe I should ask him about that one! We had lunch at the mall, which was SO much fun (nope, no sarcasm there, it actually was really fun). Then we came home and hung out for the rest of the day! That was my weekend, nothing crazy...just life!