Mar 18, 2011

MilSpouse Friday Fill-In

Sounds like fun, so I'm jumping right in! Head on over to Wife of a Sailor to learn more and join the fun!

This week's questions are:
1. What are some of your ideas for staying connected with family…you know, those people we moved thousands of miles away from? submitted by Live it. Love it (or not). Write About It
--Living only 5 hours from home has been a huge blessing the last 2 1/2 years, so a quick trip to visit the parents, in-laws, and friends has become a once a month occurrence. In addition to the occasional drive home, I have a weekly phone date with at least 4 of my close girlfriends...and of course my mother (except with her it's almost daily!). I am also a self-proclaimed Facebook junkie, so I'd be lying if I said I wasn't on there at least 3 times a day! Facebook is a wonderful tool for staying in touch with loved ones. And seeing as we will be making a move across the Atlantic to Germany this summer, I'm hoping this blog will be a wonderful way for my family and friends to keep track of our crazy European adventure as well!

2. What’s the most romantic gift you have GIVEN? submitted by Painting My Canvas
--Ooo that's a tough one. I guess I'd have to say it was the gift I gave the hubby for Valentine's day last year. I surprised him 4th row tickets to see Michael Bublé! He's one of our most favorite artists, so I couldn't pass up an opportunity to surprise the Mr. and get to see that handsome Canadian in person! I guess it could also be considered one of the most romantic gifts I have ever given myself. ;)

3. Would you encourage your child, if they came to you and wanted to join the military?  submitted by Perfectly Imperfect
--Even though D and I don't have any children (yet), we have talked about what we would do if little Max or Sally ever decided to join the military. Seeing how the military has been such a wonderful blessing to us (so far), we'd be very supportive if our child were to decide to join. We know what it's like to move from place to place, go through family separations and lots of waiting and uncertainty...and it's not for everyone. So beforehand, we would lay all the cards out on the table for our child to see the pros and cons of the military lifestyle. No one should make a life changing decision without knowing what to expect whether it be good, bad, or ugly. And after being an Air Force brat, they'd probably have a good idea of what they'd be getting into anyways.

4. What is your least favorite bill to pay and why? submitted by A Little of This, A Little of That
-- It would definitely have to be my car payment. It's a hefty one. But with our pending move to Germany, we may be selling it! As much as I love my Murano, it will feel nice to have the extra $$$ in our pockets each month!

5. What is the proudest moment you’ve had as a military spouse?  submitted by Our Okinawa Life
--Wow, there are so many! His commissioning as an Officer, watching him put the medals on his dress blues before a ceremony, seeing him walk down the corridor of the airport terminal into my arms after 6 months of serving his country at GTMO...I'm proud of my hubby and what he does to serve our country everyday! But if I had to choose one thing, it would probably be the day he won CGO of the Year for his squadron! At the time, he was deployed, so it was a little bittersweet since we couldn't celebrate the way we normally would have. Regardless, he had been working so hard and I had been praying even harder that he would get it. When he finally gave me the good news I was bursting with pride! It wasn't my award simply because I put in no physical effort to deserve it, but what D told me as he raved about his award made me the proudest I've ever been. He said that if it wasn't for me and my support, he couldn't do what he does each day; that this award was just as much mine as it was his. *Tear*. Sweetest words I'd ever heard. It was just like I had won it as well.

5 comments:

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  2. It makes me so proud when my husband's hard work is recognized by an award or something to that effect too! I can't wait to read more about your journey :)
    --Erinn
    New follower from Friday fill in!
    danceanthak.blogspot.com

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  3. Hi! Thank you for stopping by & linking up to "Meet & Follow Sunday." We need more warm days in VA, don't you think?

    Jennifer @ www.thethriftymilitarywife.com

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  4. Hey there! Visited from the Wife of a Sailor post -- nice to see another proud USAF wife! And I also just realized I totally flubbed up my answer to #2 and thought it was the best gift that had been given to me!

    Your concert ticket reply reminded me of the time I surprised my husband with tix to Barenaked Ladies in 2004, he's such a big fan, but was so busy with his work -- and just returning from a deployment, he didn't realize they were playing in Orlando right up the road from us (we were at Patrick AFB at the time).

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  5. Just wanted to let you know that I have given you a blogger award! Comment me back on my blog if you accept :)
    --Erinn

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