Today Danny must report for training with the Marine Corps.
At least it’s not a deployment and at least it’s not for over seven months.
I don’t want to wish the summer away but I sure hope this goes by quickly.
Annabel enjoyed her Saturday morning news.
And of course her and Danny had play time.
I painted this shelf and our flowers are doing awesome.
Their scent is so strong!
Danny’s nephews are too cute.
We had a family party.
We played volleyball for hours.
It was pretty serious.
This is our attempt at a family photo.
And another shot of the pup.
She’s the best.
It has been one year since I moved out of my parents’ home and into Danny’s.
(Which is now ours).
I moved in two months (exactly) before Danny came home from his deployment with the Marines.
I can’t even describe how the time has gone. It feels like I just moved
and yet it feels like it’s been years since Danny came home.
Within this year we’ve finished a deployment (well he did – you know what I mean).
I started a new job and we got Annabel.
Along with a ton of other little things.
It was definitely the best decision ever.
I feel 110% at home there.
Danny is awesome – our life together is awesome.
(^^ June 2012)
Wednesday was our traveling day.
Two flights and a four hour car ride.
We got to the hotel around 11:30 pm so we went straight to bed.
It was weird driving into Key West at night because once we woke up in the morning I was like “I wonder what Key West looks like”.
Our hotel room was really cute and I loved where we stayed.
Thursday we decided to check out the beaches. We wanted to see which one we liked the best and would return to.
We found a nice one with lots of actual beach and wasn’t ever really crowded. Plus free parking! Can’t beat that!
There was an amazing restaurant right on the beach.
We ended up going there twice and I got calamari in marinara sauce. AMAZING!
That night we went to the restaurant located at our hotel. It had a rating of 4.5 stars and I would have given it 100.
Best seafood I’ve ever had!
We got up early to go snorkeling.
Danny loved it.
I did not.
I chickened out. I’m actually shocked that I got out in the ocean at all.
I was thinking they were going to take us somewhere shallow. Nope.
As soon as I got in the water I panicked. Literally.
I have anxiety issues to begin with.
So I got out as fast as I possibly could. I really didn’t want to ruin it for Danny by hanging on to him the whole time.
After snorkeling we did some cite-seeing.
This past weekend actually felt like spring. If it was humid out I would say that it felt like summer.
I was able to wear shorts and flip flops!
I spent some time with my parents. My mom and I have been getting ready for my cousin’s bridal shower.
Danny and I had a date night on Saturday and he helped me pick out a gift for my dad’s birthday.
(tactical shot gun)
Sunday was even better. It was in the upper 70’s!
We did some outdoor work and some stuff around the house. Annabel played outside and she loves her new frisbee.
It was so nice to have the windows open and get some fresh air.
We ran a ton of errands. We got the last of what we needed for vacation and I even started packing.
We also rented some movies (Catching Fire & Homefront).
It was great to finally catch up on some movies and stuff around the house and just having some togetherness.
We are always so busy.
It’s again 70 degrees today, but we’re supposed to drop to 35 and get snow tomorrow!!!
It’ll warm back up after that but I really, really need tomorrow to be the last of any winter weather.