Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Being Adventurous

So we are in the final month before John leaves for basic April 20th. I have finished my first graduate class and started my second, Brand Equity Management. Between work and school it is amazing I can still have somewhat of a life.

This past weekend John and I went away and it was AMAZING! Our last weekend with just the two of us before he leaves. We rented a cabin at Cabins at Pinehaven right outside of Beckley, WV, and it was nicer than I thought it was going to be. The cabin includes a small kitchen and hot tub. Perfect for just the two of us.

Saturday we went zip lining at Ace Advanture Center. Zip lining is basically hooking yourself to a cable and swinging yourself to another tree. Keep in mind I'm not the adventurous type and really dislike roller coasters, so this was something out of the ordinary for me. The longest line was 350 feet, which also went really fast.If you too are scared of roller coasters, this one is not recommended. I enjoyed myself and while I did get scared on a few (because you basically made yourself drop) it wasn't too bad. I may try it again.

Once we finished zip lining we went Wine Tasting at Daniel's Vineyards. For $3 we tasted about nine wines, not including the red wines we passed on. We ended up purchasing a desert wine, Blackberry, which is their most popular.

The weather was beautiful all weekend. Sunshine and at least 70. PERFECT! All in all is was a wonderful weekend, and a much needed getaway. I am amazed everyday how much I love him. I can't wait to find out what is in store for us.

Pictures to come soon.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Getting closer

So we are now down to about a month and a half before John leaves for basic. I'm not nervous for him, but excited. I know this is what he truly wants to do and look forward to all the opporunties that are about to come our way.

I started my Masters eight weeks ago and only have one more left. Hard to believe that my first class is almost complete. I know the time he is gone will pass by and before we know it we will be stationed and starting our new life together.

I think about where we will be and what we will be doing this time next year. We will have our own home and hopefully planning an adventure. Although, I have already been told there is a good chance he will deploy. As an officer it was suggested to him that he may want to volunteer for deployment. This will give him a chance to learn and learn to listen to others about decisions. This will make him a better officer.

With all this change I have been looking into starting my own event planning business. I tend to be a very organized person and loved planning my wedding. I always want to help others plan their events as well. More to come on this later once I put together more of a plan.

Have a great day!