Friday, May 27, 2011

Happy memorial day weekend!!!

This memorial day weekend, when you're out camping, having your BBQ, or just enjoying the start of summer, don't forget what it's really about. don't forget about the men and women that laid their life down for this country. They are true heros. It doesn't matter your political beliefs, the truth is that these men and women stepped up and agreed to make the ultimate sacrifice if necessary. Our service men and women wake up every morning to go fight for our freedoms, they are away from their families and loved ones, they don't have the comforts of home, they go days without sleeping. They sacrifice a lot for our country on a good day. Pray for the safety of our men and women in uniform, not just on memorial day but always. and take time to remember those who won't be coming home, pray for their families and their loved ones, that they will know peace, and know just how much their sacrifice means to all of us.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Montgomery Gentry

I just found a song that legitimately breaks my heart. It is so true in so many ways. These men and women go overseas to fight for our country, for each and every one of us. So why do they get treated like crap when they come home? People don't understand them, people don't respect their missions or what they had to do. People judge them without really knowing anything about them. And it's wrong. Please, just give a soldier the same respect you give anybody else.

Even if you don't agree with the war(s) you still should respect the fact that these men and women are doing something dangerous and extremely difficult so that YOU don't have to. I realize that things aren't nearly as bad now as they were after Vietnam, but they are still bad. There is NO excuse for the fact that soldiers  feel like this when they come home. Please help end the hatred now!

just some thoughts

I am so proud of my husband. He is strong and brave. I love him so much. I could not just be a military wife, I have to be Jake's military wife, because I could not go through this without knowing that at the end of it, the love of my life will be there to wrap his arms around me and hold me for dear life. He has incredible strength, and I envy that from him. I know he loves and misses me, but he handles this so well. He doesn't break down and lose it like I do. He always has control of what he is feeling. at first I was really hurt by this because I thought it meant he didn't love me or miss me as much as i did him. But I have learned that being strong, and not losing his mind about missing me is how he expresses his love. He is strong for us, for our family. He is amazing, he is strong, and he is mine. I love him so much, I am so thankful that he can help be my strength through this. I don't know how I could get through this if the man I was waiting for wasn't as strong as Jake (although having said this if it wasn't Jake I was waiting for, it probably wouldn't be nearly as hard). I love my husband with all my heart and soul. I am looking forward to the time that I will get a smooch, and a hug and he will be MINE again. soon, very soon!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

3:00 am bathroom runs

instead of being sad, I thought I should share a really funny story from Mexico. So we had this big gorgeous room, that had several big floor length mirrors in it. so one night, in the middle of the night I had to go to the bathroom, and I hated doing that because the flush was so loud, and i really didn't want to wake Jake. But I got up, as quiet as can be and went to the bathroom, barely opening my eyes, half asleep. As I walked back to the bed I turned where I stopped seeing wall and thought the room opened up for the bed.. well at that exact moment i see someone coming right at me. I SCREAMED bloody murder, until I realized that I had just walked into one of the mirrors, and it was me that i had just run into. So at this point Jake is up and worried about me, and i feel like a complete idiot. I'm sure he was annoyed but he was really sweet about it and said he was glad that i was okay. Well then he gets up to go potty, and I was like be careful of that mirror. well he got back with no problems so I ask for another goodnight kiss, I crawl over to his side of the bed alean over him to try and get it, well at that exact moment jake (leading with his elbow) turns over to face me so he can give me the smooch... His elbow smashes right into my nose and I had a bump and buise on it for like 3 days... HAHAHA it was as ridiculous a situation you can have in the dead of the night haha.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Mexico (Image heavy)

It's time I told you about Mexico. Mexico was AMAZING! we went to the Bercelo resort in Cancun Riviera Maya, which our friends Veronica and SFC West recommended to us. First thing's first, if you've never been on an all inclusive trip before you have to do it! It makes life so much less stressful! and it's altogether cheaper in the long run! We had so much fun! We spent so much time just relaxing and laying in the sun reading, and talking, and dreaming about the future together. all the things that newly weds should be doing in their first year of marriage but that we hadn't been able to do. I have decided that I LOVE hammocks! I literally could spend my life in a hammock, and we bought 2 so that we could hammock together. (yes i just made that a verb). While in Cancun we went on 2 adventures, one snorkeling in the Cenotes (rivers that start out underground) and then one that went to 2 places: like a natural amusement park, and the ancient Mayan city of Tullum. I got to see ruins and everything! it was amazing! ok enough jiber jabber, on to the pictures!

Waiting in line at customs

The bus ride to the hotel

our beautiful hotel!

 beach veiw!

cool dragon! 

 Our huge bathroom, there was a private toilet part with a door, and 2 showers!

 our view from the balcony

 The courtyard outside our room!

They would come around and clean the ash trays and stamp the sand with this several times a day

Nakey mermaid!

The beach!

There were iguanas everywhere!

I married a bandito! 

Every day when we walked past this statue Jake would say "how much do you like corn? do you like it enough to stand outside naked holding it above your head?"

The pool!

So happy to be together!

At Xel-Ha the natural amusement park

Seriously Iguanas were everywhere!

Manatees! we got there too late to swim with them, but jake took me so i could still get pictures!

They are so HUGE!

there are 2 here, it kind of looks like a shadow but it's not..

love this one!

These ruins were gorgeous!

There are more pictures to come of our snorkel trip but this is good for now!