Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Thanksgiving is just a few days away and I'm sure like everyone else I am thinking about what I most thankful for. My husband is at the top of that list.

I think living separate lives for the past few months has made us want to be around each other as much as possible. I feel blessed to have this appreciation for him; to want to be around him and want to spend time with him. Its probably because I know that there will be days when he isn't here.

I'm not going to lie and I have probably said this before, but when he isn't around it feels normal. I don't know if this is a good thing or not. He spend the last three weeks out in the field as part of his BOLC training and it didn't bother me. I didn't feel lonely or upset that he was gone, even if he wasn't that far away.

I'm so thankful for my new military family. This past year wouldn't have been the same without them, but I wouldn't want to have gone through this without them. They are amazing, strong women who I pray to be friends with for the rest of my life. We may not always end up in the same place or be spread across the stats, but they are there no matter what and I am so thankful for that.

What are you thankful for this year? Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tourist Tuesday

Hard to believe I have been in Texas for a month now. Because I will be visiting new places here and when we move to New York, I thought I would share some places to go. So far I have done quite a bit of shopping here, but there are some great shopping areas around.

The weather is always sunny and warm here, which makes La Cantera an even better place to shop. It is perfect for a nice afternoon of shopping.

The Shops at La Cantera is an outdoor shopping area. It has everything from Apple, Banana Republic, Very Bradley (10% military discount) Barnes and Nobles, Nine West, and many other popular shops. Even department stores such as Macy's and Nordstrom have their place at La Cantera. 

There is a food court if you want to grab something quick from Subway or Chick-Fil-A, but there are several restaurants as well. One restaurant I have eaten at is Kona Grill. Kona Grill's menu includes salads, pizza and sushi. I was there for lunch and tried their turkey chili with a salad. It was delicious. 

Right beside the Shops at La Cantera is Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Haven't made it there yet, but I'm sure we will. 

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