Friday, December 3, 2010

Alaska here we come!!!!

So these past couple of days have been so crazy! Bryce calls me and tells me you want to go to Alaska? And I was like HECK YES ( Ive been watching the Sarah Palin show) Then he said ok let me tell you why. Someone in his company had orders to Alaska he couldnt take so they told him find another soldier with the same rank and marital status. He came to Bryce and asked him. He said he would love to but he had to ask me. Well you saw my answer. Then we got our hopes up and they told us well its not going to was less then a 5 percent chance.

Fast forward to last night at 10 pm. He calls and says last chance of backing out! and I was like what? He said the commander came up to him and said you moving to Alaska? Bryce came back with I sure would love too. But thats out and he had a confused look on his face and told him no I just got your orders faxed to me! So he asked again last chance to back out! Holy crap... Never thought this would happen but it sure is. With me or without me and im so ready for a new adventure with my hubby!

2011 will be a exciting year! New baby, new state!

Please Please give me some advice for a move that long. We will be doing it ourself. Also if you have any friends in Alaska and you know any advice please pass it along it would be so great!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Oh my goodness I cant believe its been a month since I have done a post. Ive been in a slump lately and just really cant get out of it.... Here are things that have happened in the last month.

-Uncle cracked open his scull and was in the hospital for 18 days.
-Grandfather went back into the hospital for a twisted intestine.
-12 weeks pregnant and just felling fat not pregnant!
-Found out for sure Bryce wont be coming home til February for sure.
-This deployment is getting really hard (i think cause of all the hormones)
-Got a new truck so we could make room for a baby.
-Celebrated our 3 year anniversary thousands of miles away from each other.
-Bryces birthday is this month and my birthday is the first of December and without him they are going to suck!

And truefully Im ready for the holidays to be over cause what is the holidays with out your love. Sorry for being such a sucky post.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Fun baby gender predictions...

So Bryces cousin asked if I have looked on the Chinese Lunar Calender to see what I was having... I didnt even know what it was so she just asked my age and the month I conceived in... Well it said a BOY! I dont trust these at all but atleast their fun! I really want a boy but would be happy with either... Then there was this old wives tail that if you take a string and needle and dangle it above your tummy or your left wrist it will go in a circle (which is a girl) or side to side (which means a boy)and that way tells you the gender of your baby... Well that one also said it was a boy... So we will just see in January and Febuary if these ancient crazy gender predictions are right...

Have any of you done these gender predictions? Were they right?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Grandmas are the best!

So my mother loves to sew and before I got pregnant I told her your going to make the baby this crib blanket! Well now that Im pregnant I can pick out colors.

Isnt it so adorable... We just have to pick nuetral color since I wont know the sex of the baby til we are already back in TN. But lets just say Im sooooooo excited!

Plus Bryce will be making the crib so this baby will have lots of special things from everyone!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


I'm so happy and amazed at the blessings that me and Bryce have received from our Heavenly Father. Not only this pregnancy but him giving me a wonderful man to take care of me and our future kids! For a stable job that my husband is guaranteed to keep. For a wonderful family that we are surrounded by. Friends that are here for us. One quote that sticks out in my mind right now is

"Things that truly give us happiness are NOT things!"

Monday, September 20, 2010


Not only was our R&R amazing for so many reasons but we were able to make a BABY! We had been trying for about 6 months before Bryce left for Afghanistan and no luck. Things were just working in our favor in so many ways that it all worked out! Im due in May 2011 and lets just hope and pray we have no complications and everything goes a smooth as it possibly can. Bryce will be home when around my 20 week mark so he will be there when we find out the sex!

Went and saw the doctor and Im 5 weeks along today and they said just to keep care of myself!

Oh how heavenly father works in many ways and when its time you will get your little family!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Sealing Pictures Part 3

My husband is so handsome in his uniform and this was one of the best days of my life. We will be a family that is sealed for eternity! We will always have eachother and we got these pictures to remind us of this WONDERFUL day!

Leah Davis is a amazing photographer and I would recommend her to anyone so if your in the Phx area hit her up for some amazing pictures that you will have for a life time!

Sealing Pictures Part 2

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Bad ankles!

Growing up being a sporty girl I have always rolled my ankles and have broke the same one twice and pulled ligaments in the other. But I was so happy that I haven't rolled either one in like 5 years! Well that ended this morning.

My Parents have a huge porch and I was on the last step... I stepped down and rolled it bad! Rolled it so bad it threw me to the ground! Layed there for about 5 minutes then told myself that I have to get back in the house so I got up and hobbled in the house... As I lay here with it up and ice on it, I have forgotten how bad it hurts! I just hate it! It should be alot better in the next couple of days but Oh goodness OUCH!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Where were you.....

"Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day?"

I was 13 years old in Math class... We were all sitting in silence not knowing what to say to each other... The radio was on with all of us surrounding it... Even tho we were young we knew that this day would change the future for all of us... All of our teachers that day knew that they couldn't make us work...

Now that I'm 22 years old September 11th 2001 has changed my life more then I ever thought... I'm married to a man that is in Afghanistan fighting for all of us Americans... Making sure families throughout the United States can tuck their kids in bed and know that they are safe... We can NEVER forget what happened to those people on September 11th... We can NEVER forget the soldiers who are fighting for US!

PLEASE NEVER FORGET cause I haven't!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Deployment Survivor

Thanks to Amber over at GoodnightMoon for putting this on what a great idea!

Deployment survivor... I'm 7 months in this deployment... I cry over stupid stuff... I fell like a emotional wreck cause I normally never cry... I'm the one that has to hold down the fort... I'm the one that has to keep both families happy... I'm the one that sits here in this small town and looks around and NO one knows what I'm going threw... I try with all my heart to never complain to my husband cause he has it way worse then me... These 7 months have been hard but all worth it in the end... We have come closer as a couple and we love each other more then anything... He tells me that he is proud of me for the way I'm handling the deployment...He is my hero...And i love him for what he does for me and our future kids!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Hiking... R&R Chapter2

So One of the days that we were in NM we went 10 miles down the road from my home town and went on a amazing hike at a National Monument. It has rock carvings and old indian ruins and just amazing stuff to look at.

Isnt it so beautiful and no one can beleive that it is New Mexico

I wish he was still here. I miss him more and more everyday that he is gone! Those two weeks were the best two weeks of my life. He is my best friend and my other half. He makes me laugh everyday and just is a big dork! Oh please let the next 5 months go by fast!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Take deep breaths.... R&R Chapter1

Thats what I had to keep telling myself. Just breath... I knew in less then a hour I would be in the arms of my best friend, my hero, my spouse. My stomach hurt so bad from being a nervous reck.

On my drive to the airport the song "Free" by the Zac Brown Band came on and I just started crying. My emotitions were high and that just did not help. I was just so excited cause I knew I would have my hubby by my side for 15 days. I just never thought that day would come and it was here right in front of me.

We arrived at the airport and I looked to see if his flight was on time and it was 10 minutes early! This was my expression when i saw it.

Then about 5 minutes later he texted me and said "we just landed" and the water works got turned on full force.

This was the sign I made for him that morning. I couldnt sleep.

My sister said this pic was the moment I saw him walking and I started walking towards the exit.

Our first hug in 6 months. I just melted right into his arms. It felt like he never left me.

And that is the moment that I felt my world was whole again. Well atleast for 15 days.

These lips were the lips that left me behind in TN exactly the same. Our first kiss was exactly the way I remember them. soft and sweet. Its amazing how you feel when you are kissed by the one you love more then anything. Your whole world just melts. Everything in that moment just stops.

That is MY sexy soldier!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Best 15 days of my life!

So I just put my husband back on a plane and my heart is half again. It was a jammed packed 15 days but oh so sweet. We went 4wheeling, Kayaking, swimming, shooting, hiking, and best of all we got Sealed for time and eternity in the Mesa temple. I will tell you guys all about it in stages. But for right now here are two pictures of us on the day we got sealed.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Less then 7 days..I can do this

Today Im packing and leaving to go to Phx. Less then 7 days I will see my husbands handsome face. I will have him all for me for a while... Oh please let these next couple of days go by fast...

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Oh Skype how I love thee....

Got to talk to Hubby on skype last night and today... It will be a wonderful day... LOVE YOU baby

Friday, August 6, 2010

Guns, RPG's and Fire fights OH MY!

About 5 weeks ago Bryce and some from his company got asked to help pull security with a infantry unit. I was a little worried cause my baby didn't sign up to be 11B but I knew he would be safe. The only thing that Bryce was worried about was the fact that this convoy could take up to 30 hours. (Lets just say 30 hours in the turret would suck!) So on their way to their destination they had nothing happen til they were half way there and one of the m-raps right in front of Bryce's got hit with a IED. No one got badly hurt just some stitches and a concussion.

But then literally 2 miles down the road they were going threw a little village and received fire from the hills. Bryce started shooting back and his 50 cal jammed up, couldn't find his 249 so grabbed his drivers M4 shot all his rounds and then finally found his 249 and kept on shooting.

Then on their way back they had in countered 3 more fire fights including motors and RPG's.

Bryce called me that night when he got back and told me everything. I know this may be weird for most but I'm the wife that likes to know what kind of danger is surrounding my husband. If anything happens I know what kind of danger he was in. Alot of his buddies don't understand cause they keep 100% from their wives. But that is just the kind of relationship that we have. We keep all doors of communication open.

When he was telling me everything that happened I told him I was proud of him. That took him back for a minute. I told him if he didn't shoot back then they would have had better shots at his buddies. I was proud that he didn't freak under pressure.

When they pulled into the FOB. Hubby got out and looked at the m-rap and there was bullet holes all over the m-rap except around the turret. He said the closest one was like a foot away.

I can sit here and talk about this cause I know my husband is being watched over. I pray every night for his safety and my heart is softened with every prayer. I have faith in our Heavenly Father. That he has a plan for everyone.

Bryce is so close to coming home for R&R and we are going to be sealed for time and eternity. I know that if anything happens to him he will be waiting for me. He is the love of my life and I know that if anything happens we can get threw it. He is a very strong man to be doing what he is doing and I am so proud to be the one he choose to be by his side.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Just breath....

So 2 weeks from today (if the army doesn't screw it up!!) i will have the love of my life squeezing me... We will have our 2nd, 1st kiss... We will not let each other go til we get our breath back...I will feel whole again (for 2 weeks anyway)

Monday, August 2, 2010


So Im living in my old home town while Bryce is gone. We drove back into our little town last night from a trip and there was no signal!?! What? So I start getting nervous cause Bryce usually calls around that time. Well we find out that the only cell tower in this town got struck by lightening! Serously? Im so mad cause we dont have a house phone and so there is no way for me to tell Bryce what happened. Yes I understand there is email but my hubby only checks his email every 2 months or so. I did email him to let him know but I wonder how long its going to take for him to read it! Oh how things suck!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Obsessed with Turquoise and Brown

So I have done another project. One is a key holder and another is a R for our last name. As you can tell by the title it is done in Turquoise and Brown. I just cant wait to get in my own home again to hang this stuff up in my living room!

Monday, July 26, 2010


I have my neices and nephew til thursday. I love having time to spend with them cause when Im over in TN I dont get to see them very much. This weekend I will be in Colorado for my grandparents 60th Anniversary. Which Im excited about cause I will see family that I havent seen for awhile.

And again sorry that I havent posted anything in a long while but it has been hecktic. Had 4 days of helping with a rodeo, sold those necklaces that I made, and tried to fit in seeing friends that I havent seen in like 4 years!

Loved the weekend but now Im so tired its not even funny.
Ill try to post again after the weekend with pictures from the 60th party.

P.S. Hubby will be here in less then 3 weeks! Oh my goodness I hope it goes by fast. But then I hope for the 15 days to go by alot SLOWER.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Amazing Giveaway!

Go to Confessions of a Sailor's Wife! She is giving away a amazing makeup giveaway! YAY for giveaways. Say I sent you!

Flower Necklaces Part 2

So made some more necklaces in different colors! They are so much fun to make!

Flower necklace

You know how I made a flower for my ACU bag? We I made a necklace too! It turned out so cute! What do you think?

Friday, July 9, 2010

Day 143

So I have been trying to stay busy since R&R is within a month (holy crap a month!)and I dont want to get stur crazy...
Ive been wanting to add a little girlish touch to my proud milspouse bag but didnt know what to do... Til I found the cutiest flower design. Just made it today and I love it! Got to show that your proud somehow right? So what do you think?

(Abviously our last name isnt soldier just dont want our last name all over the internet)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Here are some of the projects I have done this week... Just trying to stay busy!

Here are some of the flower headbands that make a pony tail look good!

It stays on good and makes my life easier since I will be able to just wear a ponytail and still look good!

This frame was just plan ol' wood and I got paint and elmer's glue and there you go CRACKLE!

Here is the bird cage veil that I will be wearing for the pictures before we get sealed. I think im going to add some to it but its atleast 90% done!