Blizzard Bloghop 2010: Wife of a Sailor

A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out.

~Grace Pulpit

Blizzard Bloghop 2010 hosted by Household 6 Diva

I can’t believe I didn’t see this earlier. The Household Diva over at HouseholdDiva6 has a really neat idea going. See, many of us bloggers can’t get to any blogging conferences for one reason or another so she’s devised a way for us to virtually meet. You can read about the details here.

So welcome Blizzard Bloghoppers. Here’s a little bit about me:

I’m in my mid-20s (okay, a bit closer to 30 than 25, but whatever!) and I

Our Wedding

married my active duty Sailor last March. Since then, we’ve lived together for only 7 1/2 weeks.

He PCSed to Washington state back in May leaving me here in Michigan to sell our house. During this time, we went through our first deployment. I currently haven’t seen him for five months. But that will all change in just 23 days (well, as long as the Navy cooperates) when he comes to Michigan to help me drive our three dogs to Washington state to live (which will be another adventure since I’ve never lived anywhere but Michigan).

Skah, the 125lb Great Pyrenees

Yup, we have three dogs. Two Greyhounds–Chase and Lulu–and a two year old Great Pyrenees named Skah. That’s 285lbs of dog right there between all three!

But I have another connection to the Navy. Last June, I raised my hand and become a Navy Reserve Officer.

So this blog is all about my journey as a newlywed, a new MilSpouse (that’s Military Spouse) and a new Navy officer. Things are fun and frustrating, but I love my life!

Leave a comment and I’ll be sure to visit your blog!


22 thoughts on “Blizzard Bloghop 2010: Wife of a Sailor

  1. Living together is indescribable, but the hardest and best thing that I’ve ever experienced. So entirely worth it!!!! Moving isn’t so bad either, this coming from someone that has moved 9 times! Just enjoy it as an experience and adventure and it will never disappoint! Good luck!

  2. It’s so nice to meet you!

    The year my husband and I were married in June, he deployed in September. We didn’t live in the same time zone until our first anniversary!

    I look forward to looking around your blog and getting to know you!


  3. Nice to meet you! I’m here from the blog hop. I’m an Army Wife of almost 13 yrs, stationed in Germany! Congrats on your marriage and soon to be life of living the Military life on a bigger scope!

  4. stopping from the blog hop! it is nice to meet you!
    congratulations on being a newlywed!
    it is so nice to meet you! your wedding pic is stunning!!!
    many blessings

  5. You must be one brave, courageous woman!! Good luck with your move across the country, and I really feel for you not having seen your hubby in so long! Great to meet you, and have a lovely weekend!

  6. I’ve been a Navy wife for the last 5 years and counted down the end of deployments often. I feel ya!

    We’re on our way out of the military, hubby is discharging in June, so we’re about to start a new adventure as a civilian family!

    Nice to meet you!

  7. Wow, good for you! Congratulations!

    I can’t imagine trying to walk 185 lbs of dog…my dog isn’t quite 50 lbs and if she decided to pull it’s hard to resist!

  8. Jennifer: It’s 285lbs of dog. However, that’s all three combined. Skah (the Great Pyrenees) is 125lbs, Chase is 75lbs and Lulu is 85lbs.

    But I grew up with horses, and they are way more than 285lbs. LOL, so it’s not too bad.

  9. Wow….what life changes you have had. I am just stopping over on the blog hop to say hi. We also have 3 dogs so sometimes I feel like I have 6 kids, the dogs, my two kids and my hubby. Have a blessed day!

  10. Hi! Also visiting from the bloghop!

    I’m an Army girlfriend living in WA. I hope your drive from Michigan isn’t too bad… I did the drive from Wisconsin a couple years ago, solo, and it went well.

    I bet you’re SO excited to see your hubby! My boyfriend is on his first deployment, and although it’s only been a couple months, I’m really ready for him to come home.

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