Friday, April 29, 2011

What's My Song? "For The First Time"

I'm in LOVE with this song right now! It provides a great message.
Even when times are hard you can still push through and make something of the situation. 
Just make the best of everything you have.

I'm a day late in the link up, but I just had to get in on the fun!
What was your song this week?

Be sure to link up every Thursday over at Goodnight Moon!


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

All Dressed Up

This is the first time I'll be participating in All Dressed Up and I'm so excited about it!
I never really dress girly... EVER! 
The cutest you'll see my in on a daily basis is a knit top and some jeans.
I didn't post about my weekend, but it was my friend Brittney's birthday from over at:
I posted this link because here you can find pictures and a tell all of everything we did!
While we were at the mall we stopped at Aeropostale because everything was 50% off and I found this cute little skirt. 
Now me being the Not-So-Girly-Girl, I was apprehensive, but Britt told me to try it on and it actually looked really cute so I went ahead and got it! 
Tops: Forever 21
Skirt: Aeropostale
Sandals: Kohls
Accesories: Forever 21 

I'm sort of liking my newly found inner girl. I think the Mister does too!
Go link up at No Model Lady and show us what you're wearing!


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Humble Pie

Some people just need a slice. 
There are actually people out there that think that their marriages are perfect! 
Perfect? Yes. It's sad but true.
Everyone has that one friend that thinks her marriage is untouchable. 
Whether you choose to admit it or not on your blog (your choice) ALL couples have tiffs and arguments. EVERY SINGLE ONE! 
Personal lives are personal, and if you choose to share every ounce of detail with the world, barely scratch the surface, or keep everything bottled up for only you and your spouse is your choice, but people that sit there and say that their lives are perfect and then criticize others for actually expressing how they feel? 
Um, I think not. Just do us all a favor and don't say anything at all.

Writing my post the other day about mine and my husband's little spackle actually helped to relieve stress on my part and I have no regrets on doing so. We are back to our normal little everyday lives.
No our marriage isn't perfect, but that's what is gonna make our relationship last. 
Communication and Dedication to making it work. 
If I had a marriage where I never argued or disagreed with the person I loved, what does that tell me?
First off, either party doesn't want to put in the effort to even bother with one another or trying to solve the problem at hand (because there will ALWAYS be problems, one time or another)
so they just go along with everyday life brushing the problem under the rug.
But therein lies the problem of thinking your marriage is perfect, in all actuality... it's everything but.

I work hard at my marriage. Blood, sweat, and tears if you will. 
(well not really blood and sweat, but you get my point.)
They say the first two years are the hardest because you are just getting to know one another and whoever thought that up is exactly right. We're coming up on our two year anniversary in July and there are still SO many things I have yet to figure out about the Mister.
That's the beauty of it all though... no matter how many nights we are up working out our differences and then "making up", I wouldn't take back one single argument or tear because it has made us that much stronger.


Friday, April 22, 2011

My frontier hero and my weekend

Ree Drummond. You are my hero. You seriously have made my dinner meals a cinch. 
Last nights supper was so simple, yet ohhh so good!!!!

If you have not visited this woman's blog and you like good ol' southern cookin', please... 
by all means be my guest and head on over there! She also has pastas and salads too. She likes to call those "cowgirl food" and all the meats "cowboy food". The Mister and I like the Cowboy side of things. ;)

Here's her link:

This is what we had last night for dinner.


We also made Garlic Toast. 
Having nights like this just brings me back home. To Texas.
That's why I love her. BBQ chicken, Pulled pork sandwiches, steak, chicken fry, you name it... 
she's got a recipe for it!

So if you don't know what to cook one night and your in the mood for something amazing, check out her bloggy blog!

I also wanted to take the time to post a few pictures of my fabulous weekend this past week with my real life friend (and blog friend) Brittney, my hubby, and our pup Ajax.
We went to Taste Unlimited, a little sandwich a gift shop right down by the beach we had never been to, then took Ajax to play and have fun on the beach.

Ajax and the Mister eating outside of Taste.

  Playing in the water.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
Brittney's birthday is this weekend so we are going to celebrate by watching "Water for Elephants" and have a few drinks.


Thursday, April 21, 2011

...between a rock and a hard place...

Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things
1 Corinthians 13: 4-7

It's usually hard for me to write my problems on blogger. 
I guess I live in this fantasy world where I expect everyone to think problems never arise, or better yet, maybe they don't want to here about mine because they have their own to deal with. 
Isn't that what a blogs for though? 
I mean I've had this thing for a couple months now and I tend to just skim the border on issues I'm having, never asking for advice.
I sit down my pride and I'm asking for advice. 
I know I don't have many followers,
(and I thank every single one of you that are a follower!!!) 
so the input might not be as great as I'd hoped, but I'd really like some advice.

Here starts my story:

I know people get complacent in their marriages and I feel like the Mister and I are definitely two of those people. Things have changed majorly and I can't help but reminisce upon the days of our engagement, or even our first couple months of marriage. I knew my husband before he joined the Navy. We had actually went out on a few dates in High School and he was such a different person. It never really went anywhere and he went off to join up, and I didn't hear from him and never kept in contact either. I started working in my hometown and for his leave three years later he just so happens to come to my work and need something. We catch up and decide to go out on a date that night. The rest from there is, well ya know...
My point is, I saw the way my husband was BEFORE the Navy (even if we weren't together) and the way he acts NOW. 
I hate to say this, but I can't help but think that the cause of the majority of our problems all spring back to the military and the way he was trained to be a leader, have no remorse, hide your emotions, etc.etc.
Here in lies the problem of anger as well. 
I know most men deal with that, but my husband really struggles with it 
(also thinking stress from work can be causing this.)

I just don't know what to do anymore... 
I've tried to mention counseling, but it goes on their record and could potentially lead to a bad evaluation on an upcoming promotion. 
We tried the Love Dare, but it quickly fell flat.
I wanted to try church, but every time Sunday rolls around we just don't get around to it.

With all of this being said, I love my husband and I would go to the ends of the earth for this man, but I can't help but feel that we have forgotten what a husband and wife are to each other. 
When the days are good they're great, but when they're bad, they're bad.
There have just been little problems lately that keep building up and I don't know what to do to make things better. I've been majorly depressed for the past 6 months because of it.
Maybe I was depressed before and that is what caused this. I'm not saying it's all his fault by any means. 
I am guilty too. They're have been plenty of times where I could have just been quiet and held my tongue instead of instigating a situation to where it escalated into an argument. 
There is a scripture at the top of this post. 1 Corinthians... I try to remember everything that verse says and live by it, but sometimes we get so caught up in our own little world, we forget how much we can actually hurt someone by not respecting them and loving them.

The Mister is going underway here VERY soon, so maybe this break will give us just enough time to clear our heads for awhile.

Monday, April 11, 2011

My best frannndd came to visit!!!

Last Saturday my best friend Lauren came up from Tennessee to look for a new house for her and her family to live in once her husband gets back from deployment. They lived in Virginia before he deployed, but she moved to her hometown while he was going to be gone. Homecoming date is slowly approaching and she wanted to have everything ready when he arrives, so she planned a trip to come visit and house hunt! She stayed the week with the Mister and I in our one bedroom apartment. 
I'm sure the couch wasn't too comfortable for a whole week but we made the best of it and our time together was worth it... she found a house and we even got to go to the beach one day. It was 80 degrees! The wind was horrible that day!!! We were bombarded by sand!
I missed her little man Liam so bad while she was here. He's three years old and is the cutest little boy ever! 
He stayed in Tennessee while she came here and he was so sad. He missed his mommy so much and was so happy when she came back!

I can't wait for her to get here for good.
Last summer was amazing and I can only hope this summer will be just as great! 
We loved going to the beach everyday!
Being from Texas, when I see a beach I go crazy because if you ever wanted to cool off in Texas you had to do it in a lake or a pool. lol. The ocean is so much prettier than a nasty brown lake. Even though I've lived here for almost two years already there is still something about this beachy atmosphere that makes summers so amazing!

Today Brittney (another one of my really good friends) from over at
and I had lunch and went to the mall and shopped for our summer clothes!!!
It's finally getting warmer here and I'm so ready to wear shorts!