Friday, August 26, 2011

It isn't necessary to have relatives in Kansas City in order to be unhappy

As some of you may know from my previous blog my husband and I have been living in Virginia for the last 4 months while he attends Army Command School. We have known all along this would only be a six month assignment and then we would move on to a new duty station.

We have been anxiously awaiting the orders to come. I will admit I was dreaming of places like Germany, Alaska, or even Hawaii. Well the orders finally came and they were to Ft. Riley, Kansas. My husband is very happy because his family is originally from Kansas and we will be living only a couple of hours away from some Aunts, Uncles and cousins. I am happy about living closer to his family. Especially since for the first four years of our marriage we lived close to my family. It seems only fair. However, I will admit that I am having trouble adjusting to the idea of living in Central Kansas. We are pretty isolated out there. I'm sure that once we find a place to live and most importantly when I make friends I will like it just fine. Speaking of friends; I believe they are really what make you like or dislike any place that you live.

I have already been looking into volunteer work to do on post, and if I am not pregnant by the time we get settled in there I plan on finding a paying job as well. Probably only part-time, but I am really starting to miss work, and my profession. I worked as a pharmacy technician for ten years and I do miss feeling like I am helping people on a daily basis.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! I am going to see Jimmy Buffett in concert, so I am pretty excited!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What a Day!!

I have been neglecting my blog as of late. Sorry about it I have been super busy. Then yesterday I was about to sit down and do an entry then we got an earthquake!! It was a 5.8 which is pretty high for this part of the country. Luckily no one was seriously injured and no major damage was done. This Sunday a hurricane is supposed to hit us. It will be my first experience with a hurricane. Living in TN all my life I never had to deal with them. Maybe it will not end up being too bad.

This is the outfit that I wore to the wedding I talked about in my last blog entry. For some reason that day I could not upload any pictures. The dress is from Talbots and the shoes are from Kohls. The young girl with me in the pink dress is my sweet cousin Maggie. She was my flower girl in my wedding!

I have several more outfits I have been taking pictures of, so hopefully I will be more regular with the outfit entries!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Wedding Bells are Ringing!!

I have been out of town again for another wedding!! This one was in Kansas City, KS. It was my husband's uncle who got married. Unfortunately my husband could not get the time off from school to come too. He was very much missed, but everyone seemed very grateful that even though he was unable to attend I made the trip anyway. We had a wonderful time. I got to spend an afternoon in Lawrence, KS with my inlaws. This is the town where the University of Kansas is. Everyone in my husband's family went to this college. When I say everyone I do mean everyone. Grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins you get the idea. The town is a really nice size not too big and not too small. What I really love is the main street or Mass Street. It in the historic part of downtown, but modern stores have moved into many of the buildings. There are a lot of stores you might find in a local mall like Buckle, but there are also lots of really fun boutiques. My mom in law and I went to one boutique called Nomads and she was way too generous and bought me two whole outfits! I will make an outfit post with them soon.

The wedding itself was very fun. The ceremony was very simple. Just the bride and groom. However the reception was HUGE!! There was dinner, dancing, drinks, a band, and a photobooth. I partook in all but the drinks. However, I may have had a bit too many cupcakes! The photobooth was especially fun I had never been to a reception that had one. For some reason I cannot upload any photos, so I will do that later.

I feel so blessed to be able to share in so many happy events with my friends and family. I really am a lucky woman.