Saturday, August 29, 2009

Beach Bound w/ PuP.s

We had such a wonderful time at the beach with our two pups today. We ended up going to a beach near Dillingham. We wanted to go were we new there wasn't going to be allot of people.
Dingo's 1st trip to the beach back when we first got him didn't go over so well, so I was a bit nervous about taking them again. I really wanted both of them to like the water and want to play in it.
Bailey Girl, was happy as could be just sitting there in the sand watching everything pass her by. Dingo however was a bit more adventurous this time and went in the water. He even played fetch with Gabe throwing a piece of coconut. It was to cute. We were able to get Bailey in the water a bit but she wasn't a big fan. I'm hoping that she will warm up to it, if we keep on them and taking them every so often. We really though it would be the other way around, Dingo NOT liking it and Bailey LOVING it. Oh well with time.

Army Life

"Army life is not for the faint of heart. It is for those who are proud, determined and dedicated to the ideals we hold dear. Freedom, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are the building blocks of humanity."

I Love our life and wouldn't change it for the world.

53 DAYS.......YEEHAW

......till I leave for TEXAS!!! I can not wait & then I can.
I will be there for 3 weeks and get home just 2 days before our 2 Year Wedding Anniversary.
There is so much I want to do when I get home that I can't even remember everything. So when I think of something I just jot it down on my little note pad.
Of Course first things first visiting My Familia. Mom, Dad, Step Dad, Mamaw, Nene, SHAE, Uncle Richard & Aunt Holly, Anthony, Aunt Vonda and both big & lil. Robert, Papa fredo.....the list goes on and on. I even have a very sad trip to make to visit a family member. My brother Justin, but I really wanna see him.
Shae, My most FAVORITE cousin of all and I already have a few plans made. Such as a trip to Six Flags Over Texas and The Lone Star Park to watch the horse races. Also lunch with her at school as much as I can. I have plans to have a sleep over with the 2 girls I use to nanny. (the oldest is now a freshmen in high school & the youngest is in 7Th grade....they were in 1st & 3rd when I started watching them) I so can not wait to go back to church. I have missed going to Rush Creek for so long now and just can't wait to see everyone there again. After Sunday lunches were the best so there will be a few of those. A visit to Babes Chicken of course, prob. more than once and OTB to. Some much needed shopping for both Gabe & I and even the house and pups. I can't wait for Sonic, Chicken Express and so many other fast food joints. Sadly, the company I was working for before I left is no longer really together so I wont be getting to see all my PCL family. I will be staying with my Bestie Ang. & Pat for most of the time I'm sure but plan to spend a night or two with my mom and mamaw as well. I miss so much staying over at my mamaws house and just watching TV with her while freezing my butt of from her air conditioner.
I am going to try and make it up to our river house for a cruise in the boat down the Brazos river. Maybe even make a run or two (ski), how I miss the water and the way it feels to put on my ski and cross the wake. Halloween night we will be parting it up at the DeDona's house. I love Halloween with them, but first things first I plan to go take Shae Trick -or- Treating as I have for the past 9 years.
I can not wait to go to my favorite little craft store Wishes and Dreams oh yea, Dixies to. A trip to Ikea & the Parks Mall is a must during the crazy Holiday season its the best. (not really, it's super crazy busy) There is plans to have a PR party at Angela's house with all my girl friends in the area. I'm really looking forward to that one.
OMG, I almost forgot....I can't wait to see My CHLOE. She has a new home now with Angela and Pat but she will forever always be MY CHLOE. I love and miss her so so much. I raised her from when she was just a little mutt face.

There is just so so much that is going to be going on and that I'm going to be doing this is just the start of whats to be a GREAT trip to remember. I'm really just looking forward to getting back and hanging out with my Familia and Friends that I miss you so much and really getting to sit down and catch up on things.

The "I can" part of waiting is that I don't want to leave my sweet love and our pups. I hate being with out him and being gone for so long is going to be hard. I really am excited about going back but then sometimes I wonder how I am going to manage 3 weeks alone with out the other half of me. I guess only time will tell.

What a week!!

(its a long one)

Were do I even start. It has just been one of those weeks were it seem every thing was just crazy and out of order.
From Monday morning all the way to Friday. Its so hard for things to stay the same with family back in Texas when I am all the way in Hawaii. I am trying my best. It just seems some times it isn't enough. I know I could do better and that is something that I have to work on. Monday evening when Gabe came home he was telling me he finally found out when PTA is and well its November 2-16, if he has to go we will miss our 2 Year Wedding Anniversary together. That is something that has really been bugging me this past week because we planned my trip to Texas around when we were told it was, just so we could be together. There still is a chance that he will not be going and instead going to another school that is just during the day here on post. So we are crossing our fingers for that. I know that there are going to be times were we are not going to be able to be together for Anniversary's or Holidays but right now that's just not something I am ready to let go of. BUT THAT'S THE LIFE OF A ARMY WIFE. He also told me news of the NEXT deployment. Set for the Fall of next year. (not going in to details on that one though, better to wait till its written on paper) We already know what we are planning on doing if it comes to it and he dose deploy. However right now we are just taking things one day at a time and enjoying each and every bit of it.
Monday night we tryed our hand at a new recipe called Quesadilla Pie and boy did it turn out delicious. We love cooking together and trying new things. It is something that I look forward to in the evening when I get off work, "Going home and cooking dinner with My Love that is." Everyone always asks me "who dose the cooking in your house?" and it makes me happy to say that we do it together and love it.
Tuesday evening we did a bit of shopping and Gabe even went with me to Tan. Ok, well he waited in the car & looked through his new magazine while I tanned. We headed to Office Max & came up with a few great ways to preserve some of our most precious memories and moments together. As well as a great book to log & track our spending. I'm really excited about it.
Wednesday I had to work late, 9-6 ugh. Those are some long days but thankfully it was CROCK POT CREATION NIGHT, we had Homemade Chicken Jambalaya. It was so stinkin good. So there was no work needed, just dish out and go. We spent the evening relaxing on the couch, cuddled up watching TV. "Its the life, living our life."
Thursday I managed to get out of work about half a hour early which was nice & came home to a empty house. I think I almost had a heart attack. (let me explain) I texted Gabe on my way home & got no response, got home Gabe's truck was in the drive way. Went inside & (the house was unlocked) the dogs were out and about, the TV was on and his keys, phone, wallet were all on the bar. So first thing I go look out back for him because that's were the dogs were (they have a doggie door now) and well he wasn't out there. Went up stairs he wasn't up there, went back out side and nope, went back up stairs looked in every room and bathroom and still NO husband. By this point my heart is pounding. Were the heck could he be, what happen. This is so not like him at all. Just then his phone starts to ring & its a unknown number YEAH, I thought maybe its him. Right when I answered, I hear the front door opening and sure enough it was Gabe. (it was the neighbor calling to give him his number). He was at the guys house two doors down from us looking at his car & saw me drive by when I got home. How I missed him I have no clue but I did. UGH, he is ok and I can breath. Off to the gym he went and tanning for me. We ended the night with one of our favorite meals (Homemade of course) Chipotle Rice Casserole.
Friday morning I woke up @ 6:30am on the dot of course thanks to Dingo. Got dressed and ready for work & headed down stairs to wait for Gabe to come home. (he has been going to this class for the past two weeks during the day so he just goes in for formation and then comes home till 8am) When he came in I asked him "How every thing went & how his morning was" and well I won't repeat his comment but it was followed by "I HAVE CQ TONIGHT". WHAT THA....... are you freaking kidding me tonight really, on a flipping Friday night. UGH, needless to say I was just alittle pissed because when ever he has CQ he always sleep for most of the day the next day. We have plans for Saturday morning (don't they know this) and what a great time to let him know. THE DAY OF. So we made the most of our morning together and off to work & class we both went. My work day was crazy annoying from switching classes because we were low staff to going to lunch at 10:30 when I had just got there at 8am and was working till 5pm. We were celebrating a birthday of one of the girls that works in the same room as I do and Gabe made a cake for me to take to her the night before, it was a chore just trying to figure out when we were going to show her and cut it because it was so disorganized up there today. Come 5pm I clocked out but ended up staying an extra 20 minutes in my room to help out just because it was such a mess. (with all the kids having to combined classes and everything else going on) Then there was dinner, My dear Sweet friend Crystal called me while I was on lunch to see why I was having such a crabby day and that afternoon she invited me to dinner at her house with her hubby who's home on R&R, along with a few of their other friends. She even made enough were I could make Gabe a plate and take to him. After a good juicy burger and some other yummy food I was off to deliver a evening meal to my love. He was so happy and excited to see me, I just love the feeling I get every time he grabs me and wraps me in his arms. ITS THE BEST.
Back home to the pups. I am to finish out my night, hoping 6am will come fast. (that's when the hub's is getting home)
Weeks like this week just reminds me once again why I got out of child care, but I can make due for one more year while we are here. "at least I'm gonna try".
I really am still looking forward to the weekend with Gabe & I. I am trying not to let the whole issue of him having CQ get me down.
Mornings like today & evenings like Monday are reasons that get me so frustrated with the Army and the way it works, but when I sit back and look and think about things. If it wasn't for the Army the two of us would probably never have met. So for that I am Grateful that I have a love like I do and to know that we are so truly blessed to be together and to have the life that we do. Then the Army and the Army life we are living really isn't that bad.

I love you Babe and Thank You for being there for me this week when it all seemed to come crashing down around us. You were my "pick me up" and always there to catch me when I was falling.

A text from my love today that just brought tears to my eyes. "I love you Tiffany and I just can't wait to be home with you. I also can't wait till next weekend with you when we get 4 days together minus your 2 hour training but I can wait, a few hours ain't nothing. I would wait a life time for you"
AWH, he just gives me butterflies in my tummy and makes my world go round.
I LOVE YOU THIS MUCH BABY <---------------------------------:)------------------------->

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Military Wifes are better because its what we do....

Recognizing these often underestimated, unseen, and unheard heroes.
*This is for the sad military wives, the angry military wives, and the strong military wives.
*This is for the young women that are waking up at 6 a.m. every morning, laying out clothes and packing three lunches for those small precious children that they have been left alone to care for.
*This is for the pregnant military wife wondering if her husband will make it home in time to watch their miracle happen
*This is for the childless military wife, living in a town or on a base alone where she is a complete stranger to her surroundings.
*This is for the women that feel like a third leg when they go out with their friends and their husbands.
*This is for the military wife that canceled all her plans to wait by the phone, and even though the phone broke up and cut off every time you spoke to him you waited anyway.
*This is a pledge to the women that cry themselves to sleep in an empty bed.
*This is to recognize the woman that felt like she was dying inside when he said he had to go, but smiled for him anyway.
*This is for those of you that are faithfully in that long line at the post office once a month, handling 2 large boxes and 2 small children like a pro.
*This is for that woman that decided to remodel the house to pass time, and then realized that she had no idea what she was doing and sighed and wished she had a little help.
*This is for all the lonely nights, all the one-person dinners, and all of the wondering thoughts because you haven't heard from him in days.
*A toast to you for falling apart and putting yourselves back together. Because a pay check isn't enough, a body pillow in your bed is no consolation, and a web cam can never compare.
*This is for all of you no matter how easy or hard this was for you. Our marines/soldiers/airmen/sailors/coast men are brave, they are heroes, but so are we. So the next time someone tells you that they would never marry a military guy, don't bother explaining to them that you can't control who you fall in love with.
*Just think of this and nod your head, know that you are the stronger woman.
*Hold your heads up high, hang that flag in your front yard, stick 100 magnets on your car, and then give yourself a pat on the back.


Monday, August 24, 2009
















Just a SMALL, clip of what we have been through :) so so much more to come and I can't wait. :)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

What a Weekend ;)

Time to SLOOOOW down after a go go go weekend. We had allot planned to go this weekend and everything was accomplished and then some. (ITS A LONG ONE)
It started off coming home from work on Friday to Gabe just finishing up buffing and waxing his truck. Man it looks like a beauty now. Then off to dinner we went. Meeting up with Annie & Allen at California Pizza Kitchen for some yummy grub. Dinner was great filled with loads of laughter & conversation. Home we headed after chatting for a bit, for a relaxing evening together at the house.
Saturday morning we were able to sleep in a bit, thanks to Gabe letting the pups. come up stairs after their 6am wake up alarm went off.
We had a few places to run to that morning to get ready for our BBQ that evening and then back home to clean!!! While I tackled the inside, (I like to clean it anyhow bc then I know its done good & the way I want it) Gabe went after my car. He washed the whole thing in & out buffed & waxed it as well. Now neither one of our cars have water spots YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!
I was able to prepared food for the evening, baked a birthday cake, cut up all the veggies for burgers and salad in the mist of cleaning as well as all the laundry. We both finish just before 5pm. Everyone was suppose to start arriving in half a hour. We quickly shower and put the finishing touches on the cake just in time. WOW, just enough time for Gabe to turn off the radio and sit down for a quick game on the PS3. But not long after that, the party began :)
There was lots of chit chat, laughter and joking around w/ some of the awesomest people here on Island. We had some GREAT burgers and dogs thanks to my grill master SGT. Gabriel and everyone just loved my Homemade Black Bean Texican Salad and our Homemade Caramel Apple Crisp Dessert .

Thankfully with the 4 kiddos all UNDER TWO YEARS OLD & 2 puppies (ours), four grown (ok kinda) men nothing got broke. YAY!!!!! I was so happy. There was only one party mishap were a beer landed on the floor but I was up stairs at the time & it was cleaned up before I got back down other wise someone would of got a ear full. Shortly after 11pm everyone parted their ways and headed home. We finished cleaning up and off to bed we went. It was a LONG BUSY DAY!!! But so much fun.

Sunday morning was no different the dogs were up around 6:30am and ready to go. We had plans to be at the doggie park in Mililani at 9am. They were having a Great Dane meet & we figured we would go check them out and see what new we could learn about the Dane family. As well as the last time we went the puppies just had a FREAKIN BLAST running in the open fields and playing with the other dogs. I think we are going to turn it in to our Sunday routine. (Taking them to the dog park that is and then hit up the driving range for a bit.)
We enjoyed getting to see the different sizes of Danes and how they interact with other dogs of all sizes. I have been stuck on wanting a BullMasstif FOREVER now and I think Gabe has finally gotten me out of that rut. I can't wait to get back to the mainland so we can finally get a house with a bigger yard. (our house & yard here is much to small for a dog of such large size.)

After about a hour of our puppies running crazy we headed home to drop them off and up to the ACC it was.
(Last Thursday I slipped and fell at work having to go to the Dr. to have my wrist checked out because my Assistant Director was flipping out that something was wrong with it and me knowing good and well it was just alittle sore I went just to please her. (having to take all this paper work to the DR. to have them fill out for work, so work could document what was wrong with me "HELLO NOTHING")While there on Thursday they did x-ray's & checked it all out, I ended up getting a brace for my wrist which I wore the rest of the day and to work on Friday. Not only did I get a brace but I got orders from the Dr. "NO LIFTING FOR 10-14 DAYS & LIGHT WORK, also I was suppose to keep this brace thing on for the 14 days as well" are you freaking kidding me. "I'M FINE" ugh. So since this happened I was moved out of the class that I just love working in put into Preschool, which don't get me wrong I love, I just can' stand some of the teachers that work back in that class. After talking to my Director Thursday evening she told me that if my wrist was fine and I wanted to go back to the Dr. and have them give me a note saying "I could return to normal work duties I could". So I didn't have to stay out of my class for 2 weeks, Thank freakin goodness.)

So Hints the reason for the trip to the ACC Sunday after the Dog Park visit. All went well, I was in & out with in about a matter of 30 minutes with a note in hand stating I was all & well (which I knew all along) & could return to normal work duties with NO LIMITATIONS!!!! YEAH!!!! This called for some much celebration, a trip to the 24 hour shoppette. We grabbed a drink, candy bar AND HANNAH MONTANA THE MOVIE to rent. I had been wanting to see it forever now but Gabe was not to hip on the idea. So perfect time. He had a bit of work to do & so I though while he sat & worked on his counseling packets I would watch the movie.
I though it was such a great movie so cute & sweet. He would never admit to it but at times I looked over & saw him watching it as well. The rest of the afternoon included us relaxing and being lazy on the couch. Gabers ended up cooking his famous Chicken Parmesan for dinner, even did the dishes after. We watched Drop Dead Diva & Army Wives heading to bed shortly after. We were totally exhausted from our FANTASTIC weekend.
I can't wait for the work week to come & go so we can do it all over again next weekend. Here's to many more FANTASTIC weekends to come in the future of our life in Hawaii.

Friday, August 21, 2009

ABC easy as 123..

ABC's of ME!

A-Angela: My Bestie (Miss Her)

B-Boat: I Love to water ski :)

C-Cooking: I enjoying cooking and trying new meals!

D-Deployments: I hate them but they are apart of the Army.

E-Electric: The way he makes me feel when he walks through a room.

F-Faith: Missing my Church Home so badly...The Church on Rush Creek. Have Faith in God that he will always get you through.

G-Gabriel: The best last name in the world, It feels so good to be called a MRS. GABRIEL.

H-Hawaii: were we live the most blessed, amazing, wonderful life ever. (I love the Island fever)


J-Jared: My hubby's name....My One & Only Love forever

K-Kaylee: My favorite cousin whom I miss more than words can say, I can not wait to get back to Texas to have her again. :)

L-LOVE: A feeling I never knew that would be so strong, oh how I love it.

M-Marriage: Getting Married to Gabe was the best decision I have ever made in my life

N-November: November 9, 2007 the day my life changed for ever.

O-Owen: Owen Wayne, Our Future son's name

P-Prostate: I lost my PaPa to Prostate Cancer & I don't think I have ever been the same since. He was the most amazing man in my life and really taught me alot. (NeNe, if your reading this one: I miss you so much and PaPa to. I wish so badly he could of been here to meet Jared and be apart of our wedding.)

Q- Quarters: Military Quarters, also known as Government Quarters or Housing can really SUCK sometimes.

R-Ridge back: Our Bailey Girl, she is so precious and I love her puppy face so much :)

S-States: I want to visit all 50! (me to Jess.) I have been to Texas, Arizona, Oklahoma, California, Hawaii, Washington, New York, Florida, Kansas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Alaska, Colorado, Tennessee, South Carolina. Only 35 to go!

T-Tiffany: THAT WOULD BE ME, the one and only. love me or hate me I DON'T CARE!!!

U-Indecisive: On what I want to go to school for, maybe finish in Photography??? who knows.

V-Vacuum: With our pups. we have, I'm always vacuuming the floors and couches. gotta love puppies.

W-Water: I cant get enough of it, thank goodness we live a 5 minute drive from the ocean.

X-X-ray: I fell @ work today & had to get my wrist / hand x-rayed to make sure it was OK.

Y-Yahoo: Yahoo Messenger was a life saver during our 15 month deployment.

Z-Zesty: I love foods that have a little zest in them. hee hee

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Matrimony Happily Married

When I saw this video & heard this song it just made me fall In Love w/ Jared all over again. And reminded me that we are ALWAYS & FOREVER & THENSOME going to be together. We have a Infinity kinda LOVE, "LOVE NEVER ENDS".
I Truly am Blessed to have such an Amazing, Giving, Loving, Caring, Incredible, Sweet, Tenderhearted, HUSBAND. There is no one else out there like him & Thank Goodness he is ALL MINE.

I know your favorite color, I can name your shoe size
I'm now confortable around your father
You slept in my T-shirt last night
You whisper my name in my ear, to find if I'm awake
Could you close the window, dear, It's cold and I can't sleep that way
Oh I know it might sound strange, but this feels like heaven to me
2 hearts, rearranged- composing one harmony

Happily Married, Happily Married

I'm taking off my shoes; leaving them on the floor
I know she'll be mad at me, but that's what "I'm sorry" is for
I know it sounds cruel, I should show her more curtousey
But it's hard to keep the rules- she's soo dang cute when she's angry

Happily married, Happily Married
Not just February 14th, not only on Christmas and New Year's eve
I'll cherish and treasure all of the days inbetween...

When we've grown old and wrinkly, and I can't remember my name
After an hour of thinking, I'll still remember yours
I'll love your old age, 'cause it means I've had more time spent with you
And Know , I'm not afraid of the vows I have made
To have and to hold you, to love and adore you, till death do us part
You have my heart, for eternity...

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Dinner & a Movie

So tonight was "OUR NIGHT", Date Night. I was looking forward to it all day. It was a long but very productive day at the Gabriel house and now it was time to reward ourselves for a JOB WELL DONE. Both from at home, WLC & work.
We headed off to Rosie's Cantina in Haleiwa for some Mexican grub. I had been there once before but Gabe had not. When we arrived there was a notice on the door that Sunday August 23, would be their last day in business after 20 some odd years they are closing. UGH, I really like their food and I knew Gabe would just love it was well. We ended dinner with some Fried Ice Cream that included a cherry on top and then home we went.
Relaxing a bit with the pups. before our late night movie. We went and saw The Ugly Truth. It was so hilarious and we both laughed the whole time. (even the old man sitting a couple seats down from me couldn't stop laughing) I so enjoy evenings like this with My Love, it just makes life stop so I can absorb all the love we have for each other and put everyone and everything else out of my mind.
Walking out of the theater 5 after midnight Gabe turns to me and says "that was a really good movie". A chick flick I though, and he loved it. YEAH!!! I couldn't have ask for a better husband.

Can't wait for one last meal at Rosie's Cantina before they close, Tuesday is Taco Buffet night :)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Dog Park "ruff ruff"







The pups. had a great time at the Dog Park today and surprising they did so much better than we thought they would do. Which we were every happy and relieved about. I can't wait to take them back again so they can run and play. It was just what they needed. A large open area to let all their crazyness out.
Next step is the beach, I'm really looking forward to taking them to the beach and seeing how that goes. Hoping as good as today but we will see.

Monday, August 10, 2009


I had been looking forward to Tuesday August 11, 2009 since before Jared even left for WLC. I just couldn't wait for it to be over with.
Then all of a sudden that changed, the thought of Graduation being on Tuesday that is. While at work this afternoon one of the mom's whom is a instructor at the Academy came into talk to one of the teachers in the class I was in. I over heard her talking about the Graduation and what not but really didn't pay any mind to it. Once She left I ask Michelle what she was saying (she knew Jared was @ WLC). She started telling me that due to the weather warning they were probably going to be changing the Ceremony to tonight and the plan was to have all the Soldiers out of there and home by 6:30pm. OMG, are you kidding me!!! At this point it hits Michelle that "Hey I need to go." I still had to go to Hawaii Kai & pick up Bailey Girl from her surgery the day before and get back to the house and get dressed and ready and it was 3:45pm. WOW, what was I going to do. The stress started to set in and fast.

(so this was my next 3 hrs.)
I grabbed my things rushed out the door briefly explaining to my Director what was going on. (thank goodness they are so understand at the CDC)
I hit the road for Hawaii Kai to get Bailey but not before calling my sweet friend Annie to see if she happen to have any more info. on what was going on since her husband to is a instructor at the NCO Academy.
I was on the H1 headed downtown and realized I forgot to stop and get gas which I really needed. Thankfully I was able to make it right to the vets office a hour later due to traffic & the gas light came on. Luckily there was a gas station right by the vets office. I called the vet to ask them to have Bailey ready to go when I go there because I was in a hurry, and well needless to say they didn't have her ready. UGH, this really is starting to suck.
Finally back on the road again, a hour and 15 minutes later thanks to traffic I made it home. At this time it's 10 minutes after 6:00pm, I quickly refilled one of the holes in the back yard with dirt. Took the swiffer over the floors once more and made sure the house was ready for Jared to come home. I jumped in the shower, put away the clean clothes that I had folded & put the rest of the pillow on the bed.
FEW, I thought I'm done & ready for whatever comes next. Once I got down stairs I opened the front door because the puppies love to just sit there and look out the screen door. I noticed a car a the end of our drive way and thought nothing of it because out stupid neighbor always are having people over blocking our drive way but then I saw a bag lend up against the post under our card port and about that time the LOVE OF MY LIFE COMES WALKING AROUND THE CORNER!!!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH, I SCREAMED. I was so excited to see him standing there. His buddy Watson & his wife gave him a ride home so he could surprise me. (little did he know, I knew he would be coming home tonight I just didn't know when) I was so STOKED and couldn't stop jumping up and down. I just wrapped my arms around him and didn't let go for like 10 minutes. FINALLY I THOUGHT, IT'S OVER AND YOU ARE HOME WITH ME :).We headed out to the back yard to let the dogs out and he saw his surprise which he just loved, he totally was shocked that I had done everything I did. SCORE ON ME!!!!!
After a quick shower for My Love, I slipped into my Little Black Dress (the one I had planned on wearing to the ceremony) & off to dinner we went. Chili's it was because well it was close and that was the first thing that came to my mind.
Finally we were done with WLC, and life is normal again.
We had a great evening together as we always do, laughing, talking, cuddling, and just starring off into each others eyes. :)

On a plus note of WLC, Jared made the COMMANDANTS LIST!!!!!! Which means that he Graduated in the top 20% of all the soldiers at the Academy which was about 160 guys & gals. I couldn't of been more proud of my Love.
WAY TO GO BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOP WOOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009


After a wonderful afternoon trip to North Shore with Annie, which included loads of laughter & chit chat about all sorts of stuff. As well as the wonderful HOT Hawaii sun. AWH, I love days at the beach.
I was home & out in the back yard with the pups. it hit me. Oh it couldn't be that hard to mow the yard, I mean heck we have a push mower that I can lift with one hand. However I have NEVER mowed a yard in my life. Annie & I were just talking about this today at the beach. Me & yard work do NOT go together because I have HORRIBLE allergies and I would be sicker than a dog. But our yard was looking alittle scary & I was fed up with the holes the dogs had dug in the back yard. So I came up with a plan. I was going to do something special & a bit different for Jared as a welcome home gift / surprise.
The plan was (for Gabe & I) to fix up the back yard once he returned from WLC. Meaning he was going to mow & go get dirt & fill in the holes and what not. Well I decided it wouldn't be a bad idea if I just went ahead and beat him to the punch.
So off to it I went, after cleaning up all the doggie poop, I mowed the back yard & then headed down to Lowe's were I got Top Soil to fill the holes 2 plants and some pots to plant them as well as 2 chairs and a small table to put out on the patio. I ended up having to get another water hoes because those lovely things we call our babies chewed a hole in the one we have. So I got that & a sprinkler to help water the yard so the grass will grow back. The table and chair set is nothing fancy. Its not the top of the line stuff but you know what it will do for us. In the evenings we can go sit out there and watch the dogs play and not just have to stand there or when we grill we will have a place to sit and chat while the food is cooking. Even gives Jared a place to go out and sit and drink his morning coffee.
I was so excited, I got home and started on the yard right away. Filled in all the holes, potted the plants and washed off the patio and put the chairs and table in place with the plants on top of the table. I couldn't wait to get it all done but then the sun started to go down and the moon started to come up and that left me with no day light to work. So in the morning the plan is to finish the yard and do a little weed eating.
I can not wait for Gabe to see it, he will never of excepted for me to have done something like this at all.

(so after taking Bailey to Hawaii Kai this morning to get fixed I tackelled the back yard, and the weed eating well it went ok. not so sure i'll do that one again. that was alot of work.) but I'm happy I did it for Gabe & can't wait for him to see it.

Friday, August 7, 2009

I Miss You Baby :(

What is the opposite of two? A lonely me, a lonely you.

As we lie beneath the stars,
We wonder who we really are,
I wonder what you see in me,
We'll fall asleep beneath the trees.

Run your fingers through my hair,
Show me that you truly care,
Day by day, and night by night,
When I'm with you I have no fright.

The day you told me you loved me,
That's when I gave you the key,
To my heart, soul and mind,
I'm glad to know that you're all mine.

I know it will last forever,
To know that we'll always be together,
Feel no pain or sadness dear,
I know you will always be near.

In every hug and every kiss,
When I'm with you I feel true love exists.
Hold me close and never let me go,
Don't let me fall amidst the shadow.

For I am yours, forever it will be
I am yours for all eternity.
I mean it all; all I've said,
Without you, a part of me is dead.