02 January, 2011

Happy New Year!

I know, it's a day late. Sue me. =P I'm still not home yet, but I'm chilling out with my family watching a football game. Seems like a good time to update my blog. =) I'm sure you've read a ton of "year in review" posts, but I really want to do one.

Honestly, 2010 has kind of sucked. It got off to a rocky start due to some personal issues. Then we PCSed to Hawaii and Joe got deployed. Yay us, right? But, it hasn't been all bad.

Looking back, January was a pretty good month. =)

To start off, we got tattoos!

His says, "Joseph and Sarah 06 07 08"

We spent as much time as we could together...being silly and playing with Jasper.

Not much happened in February, but we did manage to squeeze in a trip to NC. =)

We played with our niece, Eden...

And the rest of the fam. =P

In March, Joe was "inducted" at a ceremony during AIT and his parents and sister came to visit.

{We also dealt with pre-PCSing junk, but that's not worth mentioning. =P}

April was a busy month!

For two weeks prior to PCSing, we were in NC. 

Then I drove back to GA to oversee this:

Then I went back to NC.

On our journey to Hawaii, Joe and I stopped over in Charleston, SC for a weekend.

We finally made it to Paradise! 

{Where we lived in a hotel, sans vehicle for one. month.}

Through the wonders of blogland we met Mr. and Mrs. C, who became our tour guides. =)
{They just celebrated their 1st anniversary yesterday!}

Ah, May. This might have been my favorite month. 

We spent a lot of time with our new island friends. =)

We moved into our house!! =D

{Sadly enough, the walkway still looks like this. =P}

And about a week later, my BIL came to visit. =)


And then there was June...

We celebrated our 2 year anniversary by taking the LOST tour on the island.

And I also got flowers. =)

Our rings after 2 years. 

We got a new bedroom suit! =)

And went to the beach some too, of course.

And then there was deployment day. =(

July, my bestie came to visit me!

She was nice and stayed with me during my birthday, which was like 2 weeks after Joe left.

Then I got a late birthday present from Joe!

He ordered this for me before he left. =)

The rest of July saw me adjusting to being alone.

As did August, but with one really great event:

Jasper finally got to Hawaii!

And he's been entertaining me since then. =)

In September, I started getting used to this deployment thing and getting out more.

I took Jasper to the beach with Chantal and her dog, Dexter.

Joe sent me flowers from the sandbox! =)

I got a sewing machine and have started sewing up a storm!

October started off with a bang! =)

Chantal and I saw Daughtry in concert! =D

I went to an amazing conference at my church.

And hung up curtains in our bedroom.

I started working on Mom's quilt...and sewed some things for myself.

November was a tad bit busier...

Jasper and I experienced our first Hawaiian thunderstorm...

I got dolled up for a spouses' club event.

I finished Mom's quilt!

And I made myself some goodies for a change. =)

I had Thanksgiving dinner with friends...but I managed not to take any pictures. =P

December has been the best month EVER!

Here is my #1 reason:


After Joe went back to the sandbox, I flew to the mainland for Christmas. One of these days, I'll have all my pictures uploaded and I'll show you. =) Even though Joe had to go back, I really do think December was our best month. While he was home, I was finally able to fully enjoy myself and all the fun things to do on the island. I've also had a pretty good time here on the mainland with family, even though it's not quite the same without Joe here. I've realized that if he isn't here, "home" doesn't really feel like "home." 

The new year has gotten off to a pretty good start! I spent time with family AND my bestie yesterday, and watched the Sooners stomp UConn! If I could get a call from my hubby, I'd say that this year was going to be amazing. 

However, my husband does come home THIS YEAR!!!!! =D


Emily said...

Hi! I am new to your blog - I found it while jumping around on blog lists. :) I am glad I did. While I am no longer a military wife, my hubs now works for the military as a civilian and deploys a lot.

I look forward to reading more from your blog this year! Best,

Miranda said...

Hey girly!
I just wanted you to know I gave you an award over at my blog :-)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

What a year! Hope 2011 is even better!

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

Wooo! Yay for hubbies returning this year!!