Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Charlie's Angels In Pensacola


Upon taking a self guided tour of the Pensacola NAS in the middle of the winter my two sisters, crystal and I came upon this gorgeous little beach. Since Danny was still in class we decided to stay here and explore a little bit. Since we are all a bit dorky and like to have fun we started taking random pictures along the beach to pass the time. Looking over these pictures today this quote came to mind.

"It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Even though we are sisters, we are also great friends and this quote explains us totally. I cant help laughing at the pictures as I look through them, for one because they are cheesy, but also because they come with fond memories of time spent, happy time spent with loved ones.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Den Mother for Alpha Barracks

Living Next To Base Means Always Having Company
Lately I have been feeling like a den mother to many of the sailors at Alpha barracks here on base. This is because I am the only wife out of Danny friends, and/or the only one living 2 miles from base. I picked the apartment because of its location, size and flexibility, but never would have thought how much traffic would be in and out.

Actually its kind of neat, on most days we have about two or three sailors over for dinner, movies or just hanging out once they hit liberty. On the weekends though we have been having about 5 or so of danny's friends post up on the couches and air mattress.

Dont get me wrong Im not complaining or anything, actually they are quite entertaining to say the least, and our Dog loves the company too! Its just an interesting feeling cooking for so many people and being the driver, since were the only ones with a car here and so on. Good thing Im a people person I guess. Seems like the life of a Navy wife, hosting for all the Sailors.

We even had christmas with a few of danny's friends who were stuck in florida for the holidays. My sisters and crystal went to walmart and filled up stockings for each of them with candy and little trinkets for them, it was a nice feeling.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Windy City

Love at first Sight

Ok, so maybe its not first sight as in the first time I ever saw Danny, even though I did have a huge crush on him then, but its our big reunion after boot camp! The best part was that he didn't barely recognize me, since I had gotten my hair done and lost about 12lbs while he was away. Ill tell ya the best motivator to go to the gym is knowing your husband is working his ass of 7 days a week in boot camp and he will be coming home soon! Haha got me to the gym 5-6 days a week while he was gone (lets just hope that keeps up).

So this is my first trip so far away from home since, well since I ever. Before this trip the furthest I had been away from home was Hawaii back in 8th grade. Its the middle of the winter and Im from California, heading to Chicago scared about the snow and freezing temperatures. I ended up buying a whole new wardrobe and two Pea-coats (got them both for 70% off at Old navy) just for the occasion.

When it came time to see him, I was so close to crying I was so happy! Ugh... two whole months of no contact was rough I tell ya, but oh so worth the wait to get to see him again. We ended up staying in Chicago over the weekend and visiting the sears tower and eating Chicago style pizza and doing all the fun touristy stuff (as much as you can in two days) before he was whisked away again, flown off to florida. Talk about a change in climate ;-) Overall the trip was great though, it was so nice to see him, and neat to explore new places.