I think it’s going pretty well, thanks! All this past week Justin was up in New Hampshire with his class for more training, and he just got back today. Thankfully he seems to be really finding his place at his recruiter station so far— he comes home every day full of anticipation to tell me about all the great new people he’s met, and all the opportunities he’s had to put his newly learned skills to use. He will be working a whole lot, more often than not weekends included, but we have a wonderful apartment, we’ve had friends and family already come out to visit, and we’ve really enjoyed getting to know our new city! So far I’ve gotten two job offers (yippee!), but I’m still attending interviews and hopefully by the end of the month I’ll be set up with a great new position! This weekend we’re driving to see our family for Easter, and Monday we’re going to watch the Marathon. We’re really hoping we’ll be able to run it together before we move! Fingers crossed things keep going this way for the next three years! ^_^
Y’all asked so I answered (:
The video that shows my reaction to finding out about my pregnancy as well as my husband’s reaction.
Nope, not at all! It was pretty simple, actually. All you do is take your marriage license to the Social Security office in your area and apply for a new card. It’s just waiting that got me unmotivated to actually do it until six months of marriage has gone by! So, don’t sweat it, it’s the easiest part of transitioning from being engaged to being married. c:
If anyone has a difference experience, tell us about it!
This site is amazing and has tons of dates and ideas to strengthen your marriage!
The photo we took to send to furdad in Afghanistan.
I just want to photo spam my wedding…. can’t help it! Plus it was our anniversary yesterday.
Even when he’s away, she holds her daddy close to her heart!
The second to worse place on my list to go to. But.. Danny and I have held it off for six months, it’s time to get that name change.
On another note, we’re road tripping it up to Reno in 4 days!!!
Unfortunately, deployment is getting closer…so last night, I went with Matt to a pre-deployment brief. It was, of course, really boring, but Matt’s unit really does do a good job of taking care of its families. For those of you who think that they won’t care about or notice you if you are not married, you are mistaken! His command made a point to mention “girlfriend” in most of their points, making it clear that we are able to have access to official information, resources from the FRG, etc. If applicable, Marines are even able to give their girlfriends power of attorney, and designate someone other than a spouse or parent to deal with legal, emergency, or personal matters. So, that is my first point: if you aren’t married, don’t sweat it. I’ve received questions from other girlfriends before who expressed worry that they will be “out of the loop” or not accepted into the military community in their area. I just wanted to encourage you, if you desire to be a part of it, it’s available to you and your significant other.
My second point is…OPSEC. During the brief, they specifically mentioned military spouse blogs! How crazy is that? To those Tumblr users who think that posting pertinent dates or specific, personal information will go unnoticed…it won’t. They take this seriously. So, keep your information general: post that you live on X base, but don’t say he’s in X unit/platoon/company/etc. Post that he’s deploying soon, but not where/when/for exactly how long. Don’t be one of those blogs that commands call out in their pre-deployment briefs. Just sayin’.
I’ve created this round up of every dorky care package pun I used last year. It’s just what the interwebz needs!
Not only are these super good, all you need is water and a microwave so they make a perfect ‘birthday cake’ to send over in care packages. They have a few different flavors and are usually found in the baking aisle.