Friday, April 30, 2010

IM DONE!!!!!

FInished my spring semester!! WOO HOOO!!! Now to get everything set for Fall...


I Love You Mr. Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

Monday, April 26, 2010

My favorite quote of all time

"My unicorn isn't a unicorn. It's just a donkey with a plunger stuck to it's face." House

I just thought I'd share this. I am sitting here alone watching House and then he said this and I literally burst out laughing. You might need to have been watching it to get it but still, it's super funny.

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3


I finished all of my homework at literally the last minute last night. haha. I am staying on top of all of my work though and can say with a huge smile on my face that I will be DONE with these classes Friday!! I cannot wait!!

I have my UNCW orientation May 11 and I will be making my schedule then I believe. I am nervous. I want to keep working so we have that extra money but I really want to finish my degree. I am going to try and shoot for Tuesdays and Thursdays for classes so I can work at least 3 days a week. Hopefully it will work out that way for me. We'll see.

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

Sunday, April 25, 2010

I hate myself right now.

Have you ever just had one of those days where you literally did not want to do anything but curl up in your bed an fall asleep for, oh lets say somewhere around, ever. I have a paper to write and a power point to create before midnight tonight. I haven't started either of them and I am not sure I plan on it. I hate that I am procrastinating and honestly considering just not doing the last bit of work in my last week of class but seriously, it sucks.

Ugh. I need my husband. I still wouldn't do it if he was here but at least I could cuddle.

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

Woo Hoo!!

In 6 months I have lost 22 lbs!! I think this is a super accomplishment since I haven't actually done any working out. Just eating a hell of a lot better. I went from 150 to 128 lbs! My goal weight is 120 so I am almost there! I think I might start doing some running and a little tone work too since I now feel awesome about myself.

I have never lost this much weight before. I have only gained since high school so this is awesome! I am so excited and happy.

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

Saturday, April 24, 2010

My shopping list.

Things I need...

Things I can't just pick up on isle 3...
-All of the above.

So it't probably not a huge surprise that my husband and I are pretty awful with the whole distance ordeal. We argue quite a bit over lots of different things. It's super stressful. We always make up and at least attempt to find a solution to everything but it is still just stressful and hurts.

I know that he feels like I am always blaming him and sometimes I guess I am. If there is one thing I have learned over time it's that boys and girls do NOT think anywhere near anything that could be called similar. We have different thought processes and ideas of how or why we do things. This makes it especially difficult with distance in the mix because it's so hard for me to understand why he says or does things. I try and I guess in the end that is all I can do but it's hard knowing the Marine Corps has so much to do with this. I just wish I could understand.

I know I am a strong woman. I have made it through boot camp with my husband and moved 12 hours away from my family and hometown to start my life with my amazing husband. I look toward our future and know that we're going to face deployments. Not just deployments but these little separations as well. I thought I was strong but I feel like I need a boost of whatever they give our marines during boot.

This is the other problem with distance. I am left to myself to think constantly. Someone come over and pinch me or something.

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

Friday, April 23, 2010

Just throwing this out there....

I need a girls night! *Cough Cough (KATIE & NICOLE) Wink WInk* Katie from Diary of a Disgruntled Marine Girlfriend and Nicole from Flip Flops and Combat Boots are my blog loves. We know each other outside of bloggy land and actually all live within 15 minutes-ish from one another. SO LADIES, let's have a girls night k? haha.

And...if any girls reading this live in the Camp Lejeune area and want to join a girls night then let me know and we will have a get together! I have had super awesome luck with blog girls turned true girls so I am always down for meeting new girls :-) Plus since my hubbers is away my girls are all I have to keep me sane!

Ok. It's about that time. Time to catch up on lost sleep haha.

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

Titles are overrated

Let's start this one off by saying I LIKE my job. It's not love but it's a paycheck. I am usually done every day by 2, 3 at the latest. That is a huge bonus because I have every evening off. Plus I never work on the weekends. I really don't think you can get better hours than that. The work isn't hard it's just tedious and sometimes a little on the gross side. Oh well, I'm not a girly girl and someones got to do it! (Still hoping for the on base library job though!!)

Second topic of the evening, I miss my husband :-( Like a super duper amount. I was ok all week because I was staying pretty busy and the week flew by but now that it's Friday I am just super bummed. This is normally our date night but now I'm just chilling with the dog :-( Boo. May 18. I just have to make it until May 18. This is only a little over a month of separation. Deployment is going to kill me. I have a whole new appreciation for all of you ladies who have been through or are going through a deployment. You just climbed another level in my book.

Living a day at a time.

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Another lovely award! :-)

I have received another awesome award! This time from Nicole over at Flip Flops and Combat Boots. (One of these days I'll remember to do hyper links.) Thank you love! :-)

My award is that she loves my blog! :-) I really don't think there is a better award so I am honored :-)

I am supposed to say 10 things that I love and pass it on to 10 blogs that I love. So bare with me.

1) I Love my husband. More than anything or anyone. He is my heartbeat and my breath. He is such a wonderful man.

2 I love my puppy! You've seen him. His picture is floating around in my blog somewhere. He is the cutest and most loving dog I have ever had<3

3) I love volleyball.

4) I love historical things. Buildings, sites, letters. It all fascinates me.

5) I love my family. Immediate and my in-laws. I was blessed with a great family and then even more blessed when I married Jonathan because he has such a wonderful family as well.

6) I love learning I just don't have the attention span to pick one topic and stick with it.

7) Babies. I don't know what it is about little babies but they are just the cutest little things ever! This goes for old people too. They are pretty darn cute themselves.

8) I love art, but mostly pictures. I love being able to relive moments from the past over and over again with a picture.

9) I love food. I love trying new things.Oh and the smells,YUMMY!

10) Last but not least, I love nature. I love being outside. I found this little side beach thing with one of my volleyball team mates down by the marina Sunday and we literally just sat there and talked about life for a good 30 minutes. Something about being outside is just incredible.

I know I am supposed to pass it on to 10 blogs that I love but I really cannot chose! I love every blog that I follow because they are all do different and unique and extremely heartfelt. So I know this isn't as personable as I would like it to be but I award this blog to every single blogger that I follow. If you follow me and I haven't followed you yet it's because I still have difficulties finding my way around on this site so bare with me. haha. But honestly, y'all are amazing and I still am in disbelief that anyone reads what I write let alone loves it! Thanks ladies! (And Gentlemen!)

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

I haven't forgetten about y'all

I know I haven't blogged in a while. I have been super busy starting this new job and exhausted at the same time. I will try and catch up later today. Hopefully.

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Got my tattoo!! (Edited)

Here are my other tattoos. I figure it would be a good lead in. I think I have a previous post with my wrist tattoo but either way here they are. My entire collection of personal body art! :-)

First of all, Hello to all the new followers! I try to keep up with y'all and return the favor so I hope I got all of you.
And second, NEW TATTOO!!!!!! Check it out!
It hurt soooooo much but it was so worth it!

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

Friday, April 16, 2010


Music in general is awesome. Today's post is about country music though. Country music is to me what the bible is to most people. All it takes is one verse and my entire mood can change. No matter what song it is I always bring it back to my husband somehow. Either the lyrics reminds me of him or us or the guys voice sounds like Jon's. One thing I really love about my husband is that he has an amazing voice. He has that deep, deep voice that is just sooooo sexy. Put some Josh Turner on the radio and OHH MYYYY GOSHHHHHHH. (HUGE smiles on my face!)

Lately the song that really gets me is Man I wanna be by Chris Young. (Another favorite of mine.) If you haven't heard it here are some lyrics.

I wanna be a good man
A do like I should' man
I wanna be the kind of man the mirror likes to see
I wanna be a strong man
And admit that I was wrong, man
God I'm asking you to come change me
into the man I wanna be

There's anyway for her and me to make another start
Could you see what you could do
To put some love back in her heart
Cuz' it going to take a miracle
After all I've done to really make her see

That I wanna be a stay man
I wanna be a brave man
I wanna be the kind of man that she sees in her dreams
God, I wanna be your man
And I wanna be her man
God, I only hope she still believes
In the man I wanna be

Well, I know this late at night that talk is cheap
But Lord, don't give up on me

I wanna be a givin' man
I wanna really start livin' man
God, I'm asking you to come change me
into the man I wanna be

Not saying that Jon has done anything wrong but he is always working at being better for me. Even if he doesn't need to. He is always saying he doesn't deserve me and nonsense like that. What he doesn't see is that I really don't deserve such an amazing man like him. I feel like he is always trying to be this amazing person for me while I just sit back and enjoy it. Don't get me wrong, I have done a lot of growing up and maturing and had a lot of epiphanies. I am such a better person than when we started dating, believe me. But hearing this song makes me realize that I can always be better; We all can.
It makes you think that if only everyone just focused on the other person in the relationship like Jon does instead of themselves the world as a whole would be better off. Hmm.

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Ok so I counted or read or w/e I did I did it wrong. I have surpassed my 100th post already :-( Boo!

I will figure something out. I still want to make my 100th special. It just might actually be my 110th or so. (shhh. Don't tell)

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

I got a job!!!

FINALLY!!! I am soooooo excited!!
It's not my first choice of work but it still caught my interest. I will be working for MerryMaids. So pretty much I just clean houses. Simple and easy. I can do that! :-) I am really excited to be able to get back into working and making some money.

Now my tattoo this saturday will be a sort of celebration for me! :-)

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Almost at my 100th post!

Any ideas on what I should do for my 100th post? This post makes 95 so I have 4 to go before my 100th.

Sooo exciting!! :-)

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

More awards!! Thank you!!

Katie from Diary of a Disgruntled Marine Girlfriend passed along these two awards to me! :-)

The first is....

Thank you so much!! With this I am supposed to say 7 things about myself and pass it on to 7 people. So here it goes!

1) I am mildly addicted to tattoos. Even if I don't constantly get more I love seeing other peoples.
2) I love meeting new people.
3) I secretly love the life of a Marine wife. I complain sometimes but really it's so fascinating!
4) I am a lot more independent that I thought.
5) I can cook!! Everyone doubted my ability but really, I am good! haha
6) I love lilies. You'll see just how much very very soon!
7) I Love my husband!! (Duhh) haha. But I can't make a list about me without him in it too<3

My next award is...

Sooooo awesome!! :-)
This award is passed along to those who inspire others and send positivity. I really appreciate this one because I love that I can do that for at least one other person.

I am giving both of these awards to 10 girls.

1) Mrs P. from A Little Pink in a World of Camo.
2) Nicole from Flip Flops and Combat Boots. (I know youve gotten this but You deserve it twice!)
3) Brandi from Excess Baggage
4)Emily from Joyful Life of Mine
5)Nicole from Love is Distance
6) Nicole from Something Beautiful
7)Katie from Sometimes Life is Messy
8) Mrs. S from The Adventures of Mr. Superman and Mrs. S
9) Expat Girl from The Sand is Different Here.
10) Jessikuh from Jessikuh

Have fun!!

And another big THANKS!!! :-)

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

Going to be a couple posts today.

I read about this somewhere but didn't understand it until I saw it on Nicole (flip flops and combat boots)'s blog. So here is the first post!

Windy Poplars

If you blog is about "marriage, family, faith, decorating, crafts, travel, gardening, saving money, cooking, homemaking, style, and a dash of everyday life!" you should grab the button and join in! (Stolen from Nicole too. I thought the way she said this was cute!)

These are the newest questions:

1. What is your favorite vacation spot?
Myrtle Beach. I have been going since I was really little and it is such a great place. My husband and I were recently there to visit family and we got to talking about vacations. We decided to put Myrtle behind us and create our own vacation spot to take our children to eventually. Maybe your favorite vacation spot will be ours? hehe

2. What are the three qualities that you most admire about your husband (or if you're not married what are the three qualities you would most desire in a man)?
1) He always seems put together. I can freak out and fall apart over something stressful in a second and he never does.
2)The way he loves me. Yes this might sound cliche but I'm serious. My husband is so selfless. He does everything to make me happy and is constantly making me fall in love with him over and over again.
3) His sense of humor. He always makes me laugh and I love it. He doesn't even have to say anything super funny. Sometimes he'll just do a look and it makes me laugh.

3. What has been a meaningful Bible verse to you this week?
That's hard. I usually get a new verse every now and then when I really need one. I haven't needed one this week yet but I'm sure it will be soon!

4. What is your favorite color(or colors) and why?
PURPLE!! Actually concord grape/plum. I just think it's so beautiful and unique. Every time I see it I smile.

5. What is the funniest thing that happened to you in the last 24 hours?
It was probably a "had to be there" moment but... Yesterday I was at volleyball. I went to dig a ball out of the net and Kirk (on the other side) jumped up next to me and like scream/growled. I immediately screamed and obviously lost focus of what I was doing. Everyone laughed at me and I had to laugh at myself too. I appreciate Kirk for always making me laugh but come on!! haha

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Hubby got a tattoo!!!

My husband got a tattoo!!! Not just any Ol marine tattoo but with my name!!! That is such an amazing way to show your love that I can't even describe how happy I am right now!! Not to mention this is his FIRST tattoo!!! Such and amazing husband<3

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

I have a craving.

My craving is for a new tattoo. Both of my tattoos were thought up just about the day before I got them. It's how I do things.
I know what I want but I am not telling you! I will show you once it is done :-)
Nicole (flip flops and combat boots) and I are going to get one together sometime this week. I cannot wait!

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

Monday, April 12, 2010

This amazing feeling.

It's such an incredible feeling when you have your soulmate. Knowing that it's not just a matter of wanting to be together but that it's meant to be. Whenever I see my husband my heart beats fast and I feel a little crazy. And that is just when I look at a picture. My favorite time of day is when I hear my husbands truck pull into the drive way and watching him come through the door. I see him and fall in love all over again. We will just be sitting on the couch watching tv and I'll look over at him and my heart melts. Some people consider falling in love a once in a lifetime experience but I fall in love every day. It happens when I wake up and feel him next to me, when I see him coming through the door, when were driving in the car and he reaches over to take my hand, or when I'm doing the dishes and he comes up behind me and wraps his arms around me.

I can't really describe how amazing true love or having a soulmate is. If there is one thing I could wish for everyone it would be to find theirs.

I am so in love with you Jonathan Christopher Sykes<3 You amaze me more and more every day. I am the luckiest woman in the world<3

Forever and always Mr. Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

Friday, April 9, 2010

Angry, annoyed, and many other choice words.

This might get vulgar and ramblish. (Is that a word? Don't care.)

I am so incredibly SICK of hearing about all of these marine wive's cheating on their husbands. I have gotten several text messages of naked girls with messages explaining how they have cheated and that their punishment was fame with everyone owning a cell phone. I have read countless things on Facebook about wives cheating as well. It's like every other second some skank is destroying the reputation of so many others.

IT DRIVES ME CRAZY!!!! You know going into this life that your husband is going to be leaving. Why waste your time and his if you can't handle it? Or even worse, the ones who get married for the benefits! Oh gosh do not even get me started on that.

It's so aggrivating because the stereotype for marine wives is that we are cheaters and can't stay with our men while they're deployed. UGH!!!

We need to change this. I don't know how but it has got to happen because I am sick of that "look" I get when someone realizes I am a Marine wife. It's a look of judgement that I have to constantly confront because of others mistakes.

I love my husband more than anything in the world. I love him with my entire being. The thought of being without him makes me want to cry. He is the most important person in the world to me. Cheating would never be an option because marriage and love means something to me, to us. Love is a promise and promises aren't meant to be broken. I wish more people felt like that.

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

Just a little day dreaming...

My car is a P.O.S. Pardon my french even if it's abbreviated. Something new breaks on it almost every other day. It's pretty ridiculous. I got it as a hand me down from my mom and she drove it quite a bit. It's a 2003 Hyundai Elantra with something like 165,000 miles on it. Yea, that's a lot! Also, probably the reason it likes to fall apart. Anyways, I need a new car. I have always wanted an SUV because lets face it, in good time Jon and I will be starting a family and I want to be the soccer mom but I put my foot down when it comes to the minivan. So, the SUV is the next best thing :-) Here is what I want.

A Mercury Mariner in black pearl slate. I have been in love with this SUV for quite a while and well if I am going to get a new car this is what I am going to get. It's not that bad price wise. It's something like $21,000 brand new. That is like $270 a month payments or around there. The problem arises with me not being able to find a job. Such a bummer. I really need a job or else I am going to go stir crazy! Plus, we could use the extra money.

So for now I will day dream about my beautiful future SUV. Eventually I will have it in my drive way :-)

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

How suiting... it's raining.

Not just raining, it's pouring. I had to bring my husband to base at 1 this morning to say goodbye for a month. I remember when I had to say goodbye to him before bootcamp. I thought 3 months was forever and the end of the world. Now whenever anyone asks how long he will be gone I say "Only a month." When did I go from thinking 3 months was the end of the world to saying it's only a month? No matter how long my husband is gone the pain is exactly the same.

I had to watch him get on that bus and immediately the tears started flowing. There is one thing the military wife learns fast and learns early; Every time you see those buses your heart drops. No matter what. Saying goodbye is the scariest thing. I know it will go by fast and I know that I can do it. The problem is that we're not together. It feels like he takes half of me with him every time he leaves. That is what hurts the most. Being able to function when your other half isn't around is a task.

When we were saying goodbye one of the guys said "Don't worry, we'll get you back to your wife." I don't know why but this didn't sit well with me. It sent an immediate pain in my gut. It's all I can think about. Granted he is only going to Yuma for training but there are still dangers obviously. He has to fly in one of those military planes from NC to AZ. It will be like a 8 or 9 hour flight on a mesh seat knee to knee with the guys next to him.

This is my first time on my own out in the world. This next month will definitely be interesting. Stay tuned.

I love you Mr. Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

Thursday, April 8, 2010


I woke up this morning feeling absolutely awful. I have felt sick for almost 2 weeks now. Off and on but still! Both trips to Myrtle Beach my stomach acted up right around when I was supposed to leave. My stomach hurts at least twice a day now. I have been getting these incredibly painful migraines AND yesterday my eyes went all blurry on me!
I hope it's just stress getting to me. Jon is leaving at 1 am tomorrow so this is our last night together. Oh and guess what I am doing? Playing our first volleyball game. Such an awesome wife. I can't help it though. I am coaching it and if I am not there they can't play. It will be done in time for us to stay up all night until he has to leave. No sense in sleeping anyways.
Were considering this our test drive deployment. This was we can figure out what I don't know how to do or things that need to be taken care of ahead of time before a real deployment. Pretty smooth I think.
Oh, and yet ANOTHER yucky thing. I have gone to DMV TWICE to get my license changed over to NC but both times had a ridiculous wait so I turned around. I would just get my NY license name changed but apparently in NY you have to do it in person. So I either go home and get it done or wait 4 hours and get a NC one. OR I go to another DMV in NC and pray that the wait is shorter. I wouldn't mind a good drive anyways. Maybe that's the plan.

Let's see how I deal with being on my own (well with Bo) for the first time over this next month. Should get interesting!

Semper Fi<3

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Sorry I haven't posted recently. My husband leaves 1 AM this Friday morning for Yuma. He will be gone for just a month but it's still separation. I can do it I just wish I didn't have to.

I'll keep you posted.

Semper Fi<3