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Merry Christmas!

I started writing this in my head on Christmas Day…was too busy with all the goings on to post anything but I had to write it now!

It’s going to be a beautiful day. Beautiful because I get to spend it surrounded by some of the people I love most. Of course I don’t get to see everyone I’d like to, but I’m still incredibly blessed to get to have a day with my amazing boyfriend, his son, and their family. Over the past couple years they’ve welcomed me into their hearts and home until I feel almost as comfortable with them as I do my own family, and I love them with all my heart. The past year I haven’t even been here and I still felt their support and care through all the distance.

We had a quiet Christmas, spent most of the day just chilling at home and the evening having dinner with Other Half’s extended family. I made 6 dozen bread rolls – seriously feel like I’m channeling my own grandmother with that, since her bread is absolutely legendary in our family, in her church, in the county…seriously. Legendary. I can’t hope to ever live up to that standard but I do love to make bread and share it with anyone who will have it!

I barely decorated this year. The tree in the last post, stockings, and a strand of lights hung up around the room was it! True college dorm (bachelor pad?) style. I have so many ideas of how I want to decorate for Christmas…kind of hard to do though when you’re a thousand miles away and have an impending move hanging over your head! I was really glad I did a little bit though, even if it’s not as put together or special as I would have liked. Last year I didn’t feel like decorating at all. I was still trying to get over losing all the ornaments I had from my parents’ tradition of gifting their kids one for each Christmas. I’m still bummed about it, but I’m ready to move on. Which, I hope through this year, means making ornaments both for myself and for friends and family.

2015 is almost here and I’m really glad to have this year behind me. It’s been a rough year with a lot of growth. Growth is good but it’s sometimes painful, and I’ll have to admit I’m hoping this coming year has a lot more settling and a little less growing!


Happy Christmas Eve!

Well, it looks like Christmas inside…but outside it’s almost 50 degrees and rainy!

My other half sadly had to work today and probably won’t be home till late, so I’m holed up in our little place by myself. I’m really feeling the homebody vibe right now, so I’m okay with that. I had a really lazy morning drinking coffee, reading the mail (only 2 cards this year, probably because everyone is confused about where the hell I am), and gleefully wrapping Other Half’s presents…which, as I’ve told him umpteen times now, aren’t really Christmas presents…they’re really just stocking stuffers, because we haven’t really done Christmas presents before but I had to have stockings. This year I actually wanted to decorate, where I was a total Scrooge last year. It happens. Life gets better. 🙂



I seriously feel like I must be the happiest person on the planet right now.

I’m so happy to be home, happy to be waking up next to my love this morning, so happy to have my kitty following me around meowing like an idiot…just. So. Happy.

I’m a real believer in the saying that sometimes you don’t appreciate what you have until it’s gone. Being away from everyone and everything I love is the hardest thing I’ve ever gone through, but it truly makes the homecoming that much sweeter. Sometimes you have to feel the cold before you can enjoy being warm.

I’ll Be Home for Christmas…

For real, not just in my dreams! I can’t wait, I’m so excited about seeing all my friends and family. AIT is a heck of a lot better than Basic, but we’re still locked down pretty tight. It’ll feel so good to be home and relax!

I feel a little guilty about going home, to be honest…when I think of all the people deployed or stationed away from their loved ones that can’t go home this year. What have I done to get to go home? Nothing. I know one day it’ll be my turn, but still.