life lately

I'd be lying if I said getting used to all these changes was easy.
It's been an easy transition living with Ryan every day,
but living in Arizona, learning to be an Army wife, trying to make new friends & working from home has been tricky.
If I'm being entirely honest, I'd say that I've been feeling a bit isolated.

That doesn't mean that Ryan and I aren't having an absolute blast though.
We started our juice cleanse on Friday the 14th, and I failed on Friday the 16th.
My blood sugar was just way too low, so we're still juicing, but I've added some healthy proteins. 
Our concoctions have been colorful, delicious and nutritious though!

For Valentine's Day, Ryan hired a masseuse to come to our brilliantly unfurnished house to give me a massage.
It was a sweet, thoughtful and loving gesture because he knows how stressed I've been.
This week, Ryan's been assigned over to nights,
which means his hours for the next month will be from midnight to 8 AM, when he'll have PT.
I'd be lying if I said I was thrilled about that, 
but I also know that it's harder on him than it is on me, so I need to be strong.

This is going to be a year of changes - good and daunting. 
The good thing is that we're working towards making our little house a home,
and we purchased two couches, a desk to refinish and an incredible bed frame this weekend -
all of which should make all these transitions a little bit less insane.

We also booked a cruise this weekend.
Since Ryan will be leaving for WOCs at the beginning of June,
we decided a Mexican Riviera cruise was in order for late April.
We'll get to spend some time together before our lives get thrown into a little chaos again,
and it gives us something to look forward to, as well.

I know that my posts probably seem a little down lately, 
and I promise I'm really not down.
I am so lucky and so blessed.
Sometimes it's just easier to write the little crazies here than voice them out loud :)


  1. Personal masseuse at home? That's awesome! And a cruise!? Cruises are my favorite, been on 3! Being a military wife is hard, my best friends husband is in the Air Force and she has had her share of struggles, they've moved 3 times in the last 7 years and they have a 7 and 8 year old, but they are a very strong family and she is such a strong wife and mommy. Being a military wife is something special!

    1. It definitely is, and I SO appreciate your perspective, Elena. I needed that today :)

  2. Of course you feel that way! Totally normal when you're going through so many changes no matter how good they are! Praying you make some amazing new friends:)

    1. Thank you, Ashley! You're a Godsend :)

  3. Glad you are adjusting even if it is a bit hard! Jerry works a late shift and gets home at 2 AM so I know that feeling. It stinks! A cruise, though! That is wonderful. We fell in love with cruising when we went on our first one for our honeymoon. We are really hoping to go on our second one this fall for our anniversary. I hope you have the best time!

    1. Thanks, girl! I work for a cruise company, so it was definitely in order. It's crazy how many changes there are when a spouse has to relocate though, isn't it?

  4. I think it is totally normal to feel what you are feeling. Moving is tough especially when you don't have family around. Stay strong soon enough you will meet new people and adjust.

  5. I am glad yall have been having a blast as a married couple. I still get overwhelmed with the changes of this lifestyle, and I think that's okay. We have to pick up our lives and move quite a bit, and it's hard leaving friends and the sense of normalcy we create at each place. Keep your head up though! I hope you end up loving AZ and meet some wonderful people there!


  6. Yay!! For a cruise. You're definitely going through a ton of transition all at once! And my husband started working nights when we first got married...and was stuck on that 7 pm-7 am shift for the first 1.5 years. Just like you, I reminded myself "It's harder on him than it is on me!"--it's not the most fun schedule ever but hopefully it won't be for long!

  7. Your Valentine's sounded awesome! And yay for getting to go on a cruise, you deserve it!

  8. I love that Ryan hired a masseuse to come to you!!! That's an awesome gift!!!!

  9. oh hello cruise! that will be a great little vaca!