you+me and the army

What’s the Field?
August 28, 2009, 2:12 AM
Filed under: Army, Ty

It has only been a week of Ty being gone. Although I did get to sneak him away last sunday for one night. It was nice! But I have decided to show some pics of Ty while he’s in the field. FIY I did not take any of these pictures; I’m not allowed to see him and barely talk to him. These are from his previous times a few months ago. Ty has been going back and forth to the field since May. While he is out there he tests weapons and helps train other soldiers strategies for when they go Iraq (or war in general) They go to a place called White Sands, NM and it looks similar to Iraq. Ty’s role has been to be the “bad guy” and sometimes that involves dressing up like one
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But he is not alone.. everyone else has to as well
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One of the things they have to do is hid and make the “good guys” try to find them. They can go any where they like. So they hid in caves

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Oh yea, and the guys looking for them are the Black Hawks (far away black dots)

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He might be gone a lot but he does his job well. These guys are in 100 degree weather and they are out there all day. But at least his job isn’t boring. I love it when he comes home telling me fun stories.  My hero ❤
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And even after a long day of training men to be at war you can still look up at the sky and know that God is protecting you.
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I will wait
August 21, 2009, 2:21 AM
Filed under: Uncategorized


Ty left this morning for the field. He’ll be gone for a month. On my facebook status I said that I hope it would go by fast. I met a guy back in california, at Jake and Erica’s wedding, who was trying to give me some encourgment when he read my status. He did his time in Iraq so personally he knows what it means to say “just don’t think about it.” Honestly I can say that I’m used to him being gone. I like not having to worry about which chicken dinner to cook. But I’m not looking forward to those nights where I feel very far away from everything I know.

The only reason why it’s different this round is because 1. It’s not two weeks like before, it is a month. 2. I’m not traveling to see family and friends to keep me occupied. And 3. I’m recovering but not well enough to tackle the world again. I have my days of not feeling much pain and my energy is good. Then the next day it’s completely different. Makes it hard for me to look for a job. The problem is I can’t be on my feet long so a kitchen position isn’t do-able right now. My goal is to get a job by the time Ty returns. Although he said to me that my number one goal is that I’m  better by the time he comes back.  I know in his head he wants my pain to go away in one easy fix. I truly have to take it day by day.

When I was in california, most of my friends asked me when I’m moving back home. I didn’t realized how much that bugged me until lately. They didn’t get it. But in their minds they can’t find something worth leaving california for. Maybe a special job or a cheaper home but what else? I was watching the notebook not to long ago and their break up scene came to mind. It wasn’t the actual break up part but the words they exchanged. El Paso has nothing for me, and I don’t know if the next place will either, but it won’t matter. As long as he’s here, I’m here

Time for some spring cleaning
August 11, 2009, 10:26 PM
Filed under: Uncategorized

So I just got a book that I first found in a People’s mag and it’s all about cleaning your body of toxins, lose some weight, and most important- help your body to heal itself. It is a diet that I haven’t started yet but I am interested. I just started reading it and I’ll let you know what I think of it.
Back in May on our cruise, Ty was sweet to let me have a special spa treatment called Ionithermie. It’s about taking the toxins out through body brushes, oils, and lotions. The point is to also get rid of cellulite. The keep part of it all is that they send electric signals which allows you to lose those inches in one trial. I found it more educating than anything else. The woman who treated me asked if I was on birth control. She said that I had a higher level of toxins than she thought I would have. Birth control can do that. Interesting…
I have already done a detox (GMC packets). My body didn’t like that very much though. It actually made me more sick at the time. Because of my stupid Nuva ring the detox couldn’t do its real job. But now I can truly clean out my body. It’s been 2 weeks since I stopped taking the BC and yesterday was my first day in a LONG time that I didn’t have pain. My joints still hurt and my energy is getting better (very slowly) but the pelvic pain seems to be calming down. It’s not gone. I’m sure I’ll have better news within another 2 weeks. So not only am I restoring my body but I would also like to take control of my stress. Road to recovery is still going.

Still here
August 8, 2009, 1:23 AM
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It’s been a long time since I’ve blogged, mostly because I didn’t think I had anything interesting to say. Plus many times I start to become too emotional while I’m writing. But earlier this week I felt more inspired to write. It’s pretty late right now.. midnight.. and as usual I can’t fall asleep when I’d like. Last night I came home from lovely california, and as I looked out from my living room onto el paso- I went into denial. Just 6 more months of this desert. I might never live in california permanently again but I hope that the next place we move to I can call it Home.

Okay I have to post this: everyone asked me “how close are you to mexico?” This is taken from my patio. It’s only a hop away. Note: we have a great view.


Ty came home today! Every bit of me living here makes it all worth it when I see him. The best part about when he comes home is that we turn into little smitten kids. We can’t stop smiling and giggling… or maybe that’s just me.

We do everything together including a date night. The weekend is always better when he’s here. Now don’t think we are mushy for long.. a day or two later we go back to normal life. But I don’t think I could survive el paso without him. He’ll leave again in about a week and will be gone for the rest of the month… then comes back.. then leaves again… then thats it!!

Now it’s time for a Blonde Moment!
Lately Ty has been coming home with news, whether it’d be good or bad. We are looking forward to getting our new orders. He sat me down and said that we got them. Annnd said that we would be going out of the country. UH?
T: what starts with an A and ends with an A?
K: uuugghh?? Asia?
T: nope. Antarctica
K: what?! theres a post there? people live there?
T: We will be there for a year. you can’t go outside and we have to live off of MREs.

** He said everything SO seriously. I didn’t know what to think of it. I didn’t believe it at first. At the same time I thought… the Army does do weird things. Turns out Ty was being a big jerk and playing me all along. We didn’t get any orders and I looked like a huge silly. He’s of course going to tell the guys on tuesday. =P