Thursday, July 22, 2010

Oh The Places I Would Like To Go..

Brittany Ann over at Living in the Moment (seriously.. someone show me how to do that super cool blog thing y'all do!) has given me an award. I feel very special on this wonderful Thursday morning, let me tell you (I even checked my dashboard to make sure she was talking about me! I know, nerd alert)..

When I turned 18 and was graduated high school 5 years ago.. I had no plan. ZERO. I only enrolled in community college to keep my parents off my back. I mean, what 18 year old wants their parents hounding them? So I enrolled in some classes that I had zero interest in, didn't even buy the books, and started my 'college career'.

I then met my husband. He was in the army. I never really dated in HS. I had one serious boyfriend and didn't like putting my life on hold for people so dating someone in the army was probably not in my cards. God was laughing. We exchanged emails and started to get to know each other. I started to like him and thought that while he was in Iraq, we could just be friends. Silly me, I really started to like him and decided to not date anyone. When he got back from Iraq I decided to date him. I fell in love with that silly army boy.

I started to think, if I marry this army boy one day, I will need a career. I need to finish college. I better get my butt in gear. He is the motivation that got me through college.

The person I was 5 years ago and the person I am now are polar opposites. So many of my friends are still in their 'living it up' stages still. I never went through that stage nor do I have any desire to go through it.

My plan right now is to start my master's in the next year, maybe year and a half. If Mr. G gets out of the army, buy a house where he grew up in 2012. If he stays in the army, start trying to have babies in 2012. I would love to start traveling a little at the end of the year and go to a couple of destination spots and renew our vows at our 5 year anniversary which also happens to be in 2012.

I know that right now, I have all these plans, but in 2012, it will be interesting to look back and see how my plans panned out. My plans 5 years ago when I finally decided to finish college, for the most part went how I wanted, but then again, they weren't near as big as they are now.

I have been praying for the grace to accept whatever God puts before me instead of asking for specific things to happen. I pray that whatever happens, he will show that it is all happening for a reason.
Im now passing this award on..
Abbie at Satisfy my Soul
ENS at Sweetheart I Must Confess
Jane at Moonflowers Mojitos and Me
Jes at Day to Day Life of an Army Wife
Jennifer at Beyond Jennifer and Jason
Beth at This American Wife

So tell us where you think you'll be in ten years and pass it on to ten more lovely ladies.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


No not me.. but the Mrs. at is having a giveaway from her mom's super neat etsy shop. Her shop has all kinds of service stars, burp cloths, and tote bags. 100% handmade and very beautiful. So go over and check out her loot.

And for the love of Pete, can someone please tell me how to link to someone's blog with out having to do it the nerdy way like above. I feel like such a loser!!!!

Goood-bye Summer

Dear Summer,

It is with bittersweet tears that I bid you a farewell.. no more sleeping in until 8:30 or lounging on the couch until 2:00 p.m. in my pajamas watching Reba & Wife Swap. All the things I wanted to spend time doing with you, I was too lazy to do. No summer reading, no working on my tan, minimal work outs or craft projects. Taylor=lazy bum.

Even though I have been looking forward to you leaving because I have been bored to tears, Im sure by September, I will be counting down until your return next year, so don't stay away too long. I'd appreciate it if you wouldn't linger too long into the fall months seeing as it is so hot here, I feel as though I am in the Sahara desert walking to my car and sweat develops in places that Im sure isn't normal.

I am so excited for the coming months and sorry that I am kicking you to the curb early, but sadly, you have worn out your welcome in my household.

Hit the road, Jack!

Love Always,

Thursday, July 8, 2010

What Do YOU Do?

I have a small problem? Well not really a problem. I love to shop for clothes. I probably do it more than I should. I have a whole walk in closet in our master bedroom to myself. Ole Mr. G, well, his closet is in his man cave. All out by choice of course. :) We both like our space and I like to organize my closet by type of clothes. Work pants, work tops, jeans, summer clothes, sweatshirts, everyday shirts. Then they are all organized by color, so I need my space. That's not my problem though.

My problem is I will be out and about and I see a cute cardigan or a cute scarf or maybe a really cute belt, but I may not have anything to match the belt or scarf or cardigan. Do you buy it and wait and see if you find anything to coordinate it or not buy it because you don't have anything to make that cute outfit? I never can work up the nerve to buy that one piece because I don't have anything to match it. I guess it's fear that I'll never wear it but then I end of regretting it later on.

So what do you do? Buy it or only if you know what you will wear it with?

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Letters to My 20 Year Old Self

I saw this on another blog I follow and how she saw it another blog she followed. Basically the blogger asked all her readers to write a letter to their 20 year something selves to see what kind of wisdom and advice these bloggers could convey to younger bloggers. I just want to write a letter to my 20 year old self to look back on it later and possibly laugh at the advice I gave now!

Myself at 20.

Dear Self,

Get it together, quit skipping class with your 'friends'. Those friends won't actually graduate, you will and you're only causing yourself heartache in the long run by making graduation one step further away. You're wasting your money, time, and being a pain in the butt. Just get it together finally!

Don't be such a workaholic. Enjoy time with your friends and loved ones. Putting money in your bank account isn't always the most important thing in life. Sometimes it is important but don't try to work your life away. Stop and enjoy your younger years. They will fly by and before you know it, you will look back and wish you enjoyed them more.

Enjoy the dating part of your relationship with the Mr. Don't dwell on getting married. Don't pick silly fights and enjoy each other at the age you are. You will never get this time back.

Love with all your heart. You will learn in the next couple of years who your true friends are and how important your family is to you. You will learn it is OK to be vulnerable and humility makes you a stronger and more mature person. Learn from your mistakes and try not to make them twice. Worry less and slow down in life. Take every day as it comes because it is a gift.

If you could look back, what would you say to yourself?

Monday, July 5, 2010

90 to Nothing

I feel like I went from going 90 mph to nothing. Or more like nothing-90-nothing sounds more appropriate. I am exhausted.

I have had such a great weekend, I love doing small errands with the husband but we are just spending time together. My favorite trips are those that we go to Low3's (home improvement store). I could spend all day in there, it's my new toy store.

I have started a new craft project today, it's my biggest one yet and I'm so excited. It's the final touch on my office and I'm so ready to be done with that room. Heck, I feel like I'm so ready for a lot of things but that's a whole 'nother story. 45 days until school starts, anybody else giddy with excitement? Maybe that's just me!

I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe 4th of July. Happy Birthday America! God bless this wonderful country and those that protect it!