Monday, June 21, 2010

Monday Ramblings!

I can’t believe today is the 1st day of summer. We’ve had countless 90 degree days already! I love summer but the temperature is getting in the way of my daily runs. I’m going to try to get up early tomorrow to run before it gets hot. It’s so much easier said than done.

Next week I am going to visit my DH in Ecuador. I’m so excited to spend the 4th of July with him. My parents are actually flying down with me. My parents have never been the travelling type so I’m really excited for them to get away for a while! We have lots of fun things planned and are crossing our fingers that the weather is beautiful.

I’m working on planning our next vacation. I was thinking Vail or Aspen in the winter. I’m not a huge fan of skiing but I thought it would be fun to see the beautiful snow on the mountains. It’s just an idea. I’m still bound and determined to fit in a European vacation before my husband’s next assignment.

My Monday wasn’t too exciting…just thankful for another day that wasn’t promised to me!

Friday, June 18, 2010

We're Engaged...See Ya in Two Months!

Much like most of our relationship, there are tons of highs (my hubby coming home) to lows (my hubby leaving). Our proposal was no different! My husband was leaving the next day for Iraq for at least 2 months. He had only been home for 3 weeks since his last Iraq post (he is a civilian who works for a government agency). We had talked about marriage and we both knew it was in our cards but it’s hard to plan for the future when you are on separate continents! I always told him that I wanted an uneventful proposal because I really wanted to be surprised. The day before my husband was leaving, I was really sad. It was really hard to watch him pack for a trip when I knew that I wouldn't see him for at least 2 months! I was watching Friends while he was packing. We have a very snarky relationship and we often banter back and forth in a jokingly manner. He stood in front of me and I thought he was kneeling down to get something out of the chest that I was sitting on. My response was "you're not made of glass and I can't see the TV through you" (in a lovingly manner of course!).  I think in mid-sentence I realized what he was doing. I don't even remember saying yes (I guess I did at some point). I just remember having tears of joy and tears of sorrow. Although it was tough saying goodbye to him, it was wonderful having a sparkly ring to remind me of our future!