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Friday, April 22, 2011

MilSpouse Friday Fill-In

Here's this week's MilSpouse Friday Fill-In, and as always thanks to Wife Of A Sailor   for hosting.  Head over there to link up!

1. How many pets do you have? And what type? submitted by Life and Times of a Displaced Jersey Girl 
We don't have any pets here in Hawaii, but my Hannah B. is still in Mississippi.  She's some sort of Shepherd mix.  My guess is there is some Australian Shepherd in there, but there's no way to be sure since she was a pound puppy.

This is Hannah B on the night I brought her home in August of 2006.  She was such a sweet baby so I had to have her!  She was mine from the minute we locked eyes.

And this is the last night I spent with my Hannah, back in December.  She lives with my grandparents in Mississippi because Guam would not have been good for such a long haired puppy.  They love her very much and she loves them.  She is very happy in Mississippi, but as you can see here, she was not ready for me to leave.  She just parked it on top of my suitcase while I was packing.. Sweet baby, I miss her!

2. What are your favorite projects to do while hubby is away? submitted by my-inspired-nest
I am my own favorite project, thankyouverymuch!  I work on myself while he's away.. I lose weight, tone up, get an awesome tan.. I spend hours outside with my jogging stroller, and it's great for me.  And then he comes home, flaunts delicious food in front of me, keeps me inside with him all day and I fall off the wagon. Ok, the keeping me inside part isn't so much his fault as mine, but you know..

3. What are the must-haves in your deployment care packages?  submitted by Christine’s Little Blog
Submariner care packages are called Half-Way boxes.  There's a wonderful night half-way through the mission (hence the title....) where the guys get to celebrate that point.  They have a special dinner, play some games, do some raffles, watch movies.. it's great for morale.  Also on that night, they get to open the Half-Way boxes that their wives or family members prepared for them.  Jason's Half-Way boxes always have beef jerky, PayDays, pictures, cards, and usually a little hand-held game or a DVD.  The very first Half-Way box I ever prepared had a two-pack DVD with Fight Club and Boondock Saints.  I quickly became Wife of the Year.

4. If you could star in any TV show, which would it be? submitted by Just a Girl 
I'm sure y'all are getting tired of reading this answer, but... GLEE!!

5. What was the biggest hurdle that you faced during your/your significant other’s first deployment? submitted by The Pavlik Perspective
Ha!  I wonder how often this is the case...  Jason left for Guam 7 days after our wedding, on April 12, 2009.  Our original plan was for me to stay in Mississippi, where I had my family and a good job, and plan our big fancy wedding for January 2010.  He got to Guam and I quickly realized I would absolutely not be staying that long.  I felt like I wasn't his wife.. I was his girlfriend with military benefits.  I hated that feeling.  I wanted to be with him, and if not with him, I wanted to be in the place where he would come home to.  That was a huge hurdle for me during his first deployment, which started May 2, 2009.   I planned my trip to Guam all on my own, though he did know what I was doing.  I made plans with other wives who were already there for them to pick me up at the airport and everything.  He had left his apartment key with one of them, too.  So I arrived on Guam on July 13, 2009 and he got back from mission a few days later.

A few days after we reunited on the pier for the first time.


  1. Fun reading more about you through this fill in. Wait..are you living in Guam? Your about me profile on your sidebar, says...stationed at Pearl Harbor.

    Blessings & Aloha!

  2. It must have been so hard to leave your furbaby in Mississippi! Glad to hear she has a good home:)

    I'd love to stationed in Guam but DH thinks I'm crazy. On his last West Pac they stopped there 5 or 6 times so he's had his fill Guam:)

    Thanks for linking up!


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