Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Here We Go 2014

Mr Bumblebee's midtour has come to an end sadly but now the countdown begins  for me to visit him!

2013 was an adventure with packing up the house into a storage unit, Mr Bumblebee leaving to S Korea, and me moving back home. It was a busy yr trying to visit family and preparing to move to Germany in 2014. We were able to visit new places and enjoy what NC had to bring. Thankful for the many blessings and time we were able to spend together!

Goals I accomplished: completed Insanity and grew together as husband and wife

Goals for 2014: grow in my relationship with Christ and my husband, learn to speak some German, visit Mr Bumblebee in Korea, visit Paris, become more fit and flexible, and maybe start a family!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Thanksgiving was wonderful with extended family visiting. Enjoyed time with the sister as well! 
Mr Bumblebee is home for 3 weeks for Christmas and New Years. Having him back in my arms is wonderful! We gave each other some presents his first weekend back when we spent a couple nights at a Country Inn & Suites in Concord which was a great stay!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Feeling Accomplished

Finished a round of Insanity and lost 10 lbs! It feels so great to finish and be stronger because of it. I've decided to do it again and see what happens this time.

Mr. Bumblebee is now working Control which is great for him and allowing him to grow in his career. So proud of him! Getting closer to midtour which is so exciting!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Stronger than Yesterday

Through this separation and doing insanity I have become stronger in more ways than one. I only have two more weeks of insanity left and I'm feeling great. I'm excited to get a run in once it's all said and done to see how much my cardio has improved.

My faith in God has become stronger too and I have no idea how people can go through deployments etc without Christ at the center of their marriage or relationship. He is my Rock and Strong Tower! 

Our marriage has also become stronger through our deep conversations and books we are reading. Distance is definitely making the heart grow fonder!

Although being apart is hard at times I am thankful for the wonderful things that have come because of it.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Insanity is No Joke

One week through and already feeling results. The workouts are less than an hr and full of cardio that kicks you into shape. I can't wait to go through all 60 days and feel in great shape!

Living at home has been an adjustment but having my brother to do insanity with and my mom to shop with has been great!

Mr Bumblebee's birthday is Sunday and his care package is on its way!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Perfect World

"If it were a perfect world, I could stretch my arms all the way to where you are, and give you a great big hug." (card from Mr. Bumblebee).

After traveling the midwest to visit friends and family for a couple weeks it is good to be settled for the mean time. I have realized I have a lot of stuff and no where to put it (haha) so I am working on simplifying everything. Starting with my closet.

The temporary job search is on and I am hopeful to find something soon. I would love to be able to save more money and help pay for his midtour ticket home and my ticket to see him next spring. I also would like to keep busy so time flies until his return home.

We ordered "Five Loves Languages: Military Edition" and I am super excited to read it together and learn more about our love languages and how we can show each other more love while living the military life. I miss him so much but I am thankful and feel blessed to be able to communicate with him daily.

Monday, July 8, 2013

I Want Crazy

Mr. Bumblebee is gone :( I miss him so much but I am thankful we can talk everyday and I am looking forward to our adventures ahead. I have recently been loving this song and wanted to share it. Love the version with Danielle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U552uAsIa9o

"I Want Crazy"

But I don't want "good" and I don't want "good enough" I want "can't sleep, can't breathe without you" love Front porch and one more kiss, it doesn't make sense to anybody else Who cares if you're all I think about, I've searched the world and I know now, It ain't right if you ain't lost your mind Yeah, I don't want easy, I want crazy Are you with me baby? Let's be crazy

I wanna be scared, don't wanna know why Wanna feel good, don't have to be right The world makes all kinds of rules for love I say you gotta let it do what it does

I don't want just another hug and a kiss goodnight Catchin' up calls and a date sometimes I love that we're rebels, and we still believe We're the kind of crazy people wish that they could be, yeah

Oh, I know we're crazy, yeah

Monday, July 1, 2013

Moving Tips & Things I Learned

Well the time is here! Mr. Bumblebee leaves shortly for Korea. We had to move all our stuff into storage because I am moving back home to live with my parents while he is gone (mostly because my job is ending due to the company closing our location). So I will be sleeping on an air mattress for about a month but it was wonderful to have him around to help and drive the big moving truck. Also if you haven't heard next year we are moving to....GERMANY! We are super exciting about traveling and getting to visit many different countries! Now we just need to get through the next year apart unfortunately.

Here are my moving tips:
1. Buy supplies ahead of time (tape, boxes, packing paper, bubble wrap, etc.) I got boxes from others moving on base. I was able to get two huge roles of packing paper from the local newspaper office and I bought bubble wrap for a great price on Amazon.
2. Buy plastic bins when they go on sale after holidays to use to store clothing etc.
3. Keeps boxes for electronics and appliances so when it comes time to move those items already have a secure box.
4. Use plastic sandwich bags to hold screws or brackets together - then tape or tie to the object they belong to
5. Numbers your boxes and keep a notebook with a list of what each box contains.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Military Appreciation

In light of the sweet gift from an USAF retiree while garage saling, military spouse appreciation day, and armed forces day...I want to say how much I appreciate what the troops do for this country. I am honored to be married to a United States Airman! I am proud of his decision to serve and thank him for his commitment. Although we have to spend time apart because of his career, it is only making us stronger. Those days apart are hard, nights are pretty rough, but nothing makes me smile bigger then when he is finally home and in my arms. I thank God for giving us the strength and love to stay united through it all. I am thankful for the times Mr. Bumblebee is home and the memories we get to make together.

Take a moment today to be thankful for what our Armed Forces do. They are sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, husbands, wives, but most of all they are heroes. Maybe not public heroes but definitely heroes to those they leave behind.

I love my best friend, my husband, my hero.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Full of Sunshine

Enjoyed our first seedless watermelon of the season! Yummy! Spent today garage saling with my mom! Got a Jillian Michaels dvd for $1! Also Rob got a travel carrier for his golf clubs-greatest part is a nice veteran bought it and said it was a thank you for his service! So sweet! 

Friday, May 3, 2013


Since Mr Bumblebee is leaving this summer for Korea for a yr we too a trip to Ohio to visit his family. It was fun to see our nieces and we had our dream come true and attended a Cubs vs Reds game! Reds won and we had a great time! We also visited the spot of our first kiss <3

Color Splash

In the winter I won a photo shoot with a local photographer so we went ahead and did it mid-April. We took washable paint and watered it down a bit and had some fun! We also painted a canvas to use in the house and remember the laughs and love. I love that my Mr Bumblebee is such a good sport when I want a photo shoot. Love him!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Spring has Arrived!

Six months ago we booked a night at the Treehouse Vineyards in Monroe NC and the time finally came for our stay. We enjoyed a wine tasting, tour of the grounds, and some late night battleship fun! Such an awesome experience!

We visited my parents for Easter and went to Columbia SC zoo which was fun. My dad is still recovering well. Amen!

Long Time Coming update

So a lot has happened since February. I got my thirty-one start up kit and have had several parties! My dad had to have bypass surgery so we lived in the hospital for a couples weeks. He is doing well and recovery better than expected! Fountain pic is at the hospital.

I am still working out at least 5 days/week and having shakes for breakfast. Loving egg yolk omelets too! My bday was in March and had a great one. Spoiled by my hubby! He says I can be 26 forever lol

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Favorite New Things

Loving my new owl mug from TJ Maxx! Got a new phone case from amazon for $5 and it came with headphones with a heart decoration! Btw amazon prime is amazing...love my free 2day shipping! Finally my third favorite is my new makeup organizer!!!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Catch Up

Below are some pics from the last month. We tried out a new restaurant in Raleigh called Guasaca and loved it! They make these things called Arepas which are potato cakes they stuff with meats,veggies,& cheese. Super Bowl night was fun bc of course yummy food but also we enjoyed the time with our small group from church. For Valentines Day hubby woke up to his fave drink and Maggie got some special treats. Mr. Bumblebee had exploratory surgery on his knee so he is still recovering from that. They didn't find anything so he is back to physical therapy and strengthening the leg muscles to support his knee.

40 days of decluttering is going well and I love clearing things out...feels so great!

This past weekend we had a lil snow fall in NC...not really anything but still fun and always enjoyable to see how the south panics with a forecast of snow <.5 inches.

"with every breath, with every word, we lift you higher and higher Lord"