Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!

Hello all! Good news.... I GOT TO TALK TO BEN LAST NIGHT (xmas eve). We talked for about 2 hours!! I needed that so much! He is doing really well. He is finally in his own room where he has built up his bed and desk and what not! They all got stockings yesterday and Bens had candy and the move "Up A Creek Without A Paddle" in it. He was excited! He looked really good last night too! I am still just glowing because I finally got to see him!!!!! Below is the email that I sent out to everyone about him:
"Merry Christmas everyone!
I got to talk to Ben last night for a good two hours!!! AND I got to see him on the web-cam!!! I loved it!! He is where he is supposed to be now that starts with a "s" (cant say specifics over the Internet or phone). He says he likes it much better there than the other place he was at that starts with a "b". He also says its warmer there as well. Its about 35 degrees in the morning and about 60 degrees during the day, where the other place was 20 degrees during the day, so

huge difference. He has finally gotten into his room. It's 8x8 so not very big but he got to built his bed so he made it up top with his TV and desk underneath the bed and his door to get out of his little room slides. Its really cool! They all got stockings this year.. Ben got candy in his and the movie "Up A Creek Without A Paddle" He was watching it last night (his morning). He is 10.5 hours ahead of us so right now it is around 8:20pm Christmas night there since it is 9:50am here. He does have Internet now so he should be able to email everyone more regularly. He will be out on missions alot so he might not. He's not quit sure yet since either today or tomorrow is his last day of processing. Other than all of that he is doing good. He looks good too (im a little bias though) lol haha just kidding. Ive attached some pictures that I took of him last night with the web-cam. There are a few of his room. One is of his bed and the other of his TV area.

I am doing good as well. Christmas is a little hard but I'll get through it. I leave for Florida today, but when I get back I am going to mail Ben some stuff so I will collect stuff from people if you like. I was going to mail him something and make sure it got there before everyone mails him something and it all comes back to us. He gave me is address last night but if we all remember what basic was like... it could be the wrong one! lol haha (don't tell him i said that, he will kill me! lol) jk.

Well I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas! I gotta finish packing and head to the airport!!!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year."
(I was too lazy to type all that again!!) lol

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!! Below are pictures I took last night of Ben and his room!
{wavin bye to me last night}

{His Bed}

{The note he made me}

{ His TV area. The ladder you see goes up to his bed}

Monday, December 22, 2008

One week gone...

This past weekend I had more fun that I thought I would seeing that it was my first weekend without Ben. Central Bank's Christmas Party was this weekend and all I have to say is that I was feeling mighty fine that night! ;) Some interesting things ended up happening that night but we won't go into detail. They were quit funny though! lol haha.

Anyways, tomorrow makes one week since I said "See ya lata" to Ben. I must say though that the time has gone pretty fast. I am trying to keep myself busy and with being away from home for 2.5 weeks I had alot to do when I got back. Plus I am leaving Christmas Day to go to Disney World!!!!! I'm so excited! I can't wait!

I got to talk to Ben today on the phone for the first time!! I was so glad to hear his voice. I am missing him so much but knowing that he is okay and safe makes me feel ten times better. I can't give details of what's going on with him for his safety but he is doing fine. He says it's hard being away from me for our first Christmas has a married couple but when he gets back it will be that much better. We talked online for the first few nights he was gone and then we would email but until he gets into his room and gets Internet I probably won't get to talk to him again (that should only be a few more days though). I am still just so happy that he called.

It's weird too now that Ben is deployed because I don't take anything for granted like I used too. I mean I never really took spending time with him for granted but how I look at everything is different. I cherish every moment I get on the phone or Internet with him. I will drop whatever I am doing to talk to him. It is hard seeing other couples together and so happy because Ben isn't with me right now but I know that our love is much stronger because we have to go through this. I just really don't like it when people complain because they don't get to see their gf/bf/wife/husband that much when they either live with them or live in the same town as them. I just wish I could trade them places for one week so they could see just how lucky they really are. Oh well I guess.

Well I'm going to end this. Ill post again after I get back from Disney World!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone. (enjoy the pics from the party)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

They Changed Their Minds Again

{Our Name Thingy!}

Well... Ben didn't leave on Friday night. They told him Tuesday about leaving on Friday night and then on Wednesday when he went to work they told him that he is now leaving the 16th real early in the morning again. I am thanking God that he answered my prayers and letting me have a few more days with my husband. So while I have been down here we have gone to Nashville twice now, once with Dustin and Stacey, and last night with my step mom, Cheryl, her boyfriend, Jack, and Ben's dad, Wally. We had alot of fun. We went and ate at the Rainforest Cafe inside the Opry Mills Mall and then after that we went to the Opryland Hotel to look at their Christmas lights. It is so pretty in there. If I could have gotten married in there I would have done it in a heartbeat! If you ever go to Nashville, I HIGHLY recommend going and looking around the inside of this hotel. After that we drove downtown. Cheryl and Jack stopped and got something to drink and Me, Ben, and Wally drove around so Wally could see where B.B. Kings is and all the famous bars and the Hall of Fame, then we drove back home. Nashville is a really neat place. But it can end up being like Jeff City after you have been there too many times except for the fact that there is way more clubs and things to do in downtown Nashville compared to Jefferson City. lol
{Me in Ben's bullet proof vest}
So here we are, Sunday afternoon, I'm writing this and Ben and his dad are playing the Xbox. Tomorrow is Ben's last day here and tonight is our last night together since we are going to stay up tomorrow night since he has to be to base so early. I'm not quite sure how I'm going to take all of this. It is going to be so hard, but I have a friend, Amanda, whose husband, Rich, has already been over for a month and when I talked to her last she said that it does get easier with time and she was sounding a whole lot better than I thought she would, so I'm looking up to her and hopefully I will be the same way. I am just going to keep myself busy and make the time fly by.
{Ben and Libby}

Well.. that's all I really have to say for now. Enjoy the pictures from our night out on the town and our time down here together! Happy Holidays!!!

{Me and Ben at Rainforest Cafe}

{Ben and his dad}

{Me and My Step mom, Cheryl}

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Army

Well.. what can I say? It's the United States Army. We were told, and have it on paper that Ben was supposed to be deploying the 14th of December to go overseas. Well, this morning we get a phone call and got told that his flight was pushed up to the 13th and that it's really early in the morning. ( I cant give specific dates, times, or locations for his safety). I broke down right then and there and just started bawling. I know that he has to go over but it is just not fair that they take a whole day and a half away from us the week of his deployment. I think that if they are going to do this kind of stuff once it is on paper it should be final. I mean we had made plans for family to come down and everything and now it is all messed up. IDK. I know the whole Army life and that you should never take anything they say seriously until last minute because they change their mind all the time and when you get your hopes up for something it always comes crashing down in front of you.
I just can't believe that he is leaving in a few days. I know that everything is going to be okay and he is going to come back home to me but it still sucks knowing that I won't get to lay next to him in bed, snuggle with him, give him kisses or hugs or anything for a whole year. It is really depressing but I have some big plans for while he is gone. Our neighbor down here is going overseas as well so me and his wife, Stacey, and their daughter, Libby, are going to be living together in IL, where they are from, while our husbands are gone. Also for my 21st bday I plan on jumping out of a plane and then the day after that one of my really really good friends gets married, then its my birthday, then my nephews one year birthday party, then Ben will get to come home for 15 days for mid tour and during those 15 days we will hopefully get to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary. Also while he is gone I am going to learn how to cook alot better, like gourmet meals and what not. I watch the Food network channel all the time and I love it! I graduate college this Friday so I wont have that to keep me busy so I thought this would be a good thing to keep me busy with! Also I will have Stacey and Libby to keep my company as well!
Well I'm done rambling for now. Please, again, keep Ben in your prayers and all of our other soldiers that are already over and are going over to fight for our country! God Bless and Happy Holidays!