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I'm really new to the whole blog thing but I'm loving it. I enjoy sharing my life with family & friends and I love expressing my creativity. I also hope to give encouragement to all that cross my path. I hope you enjoy.
Semper Fi !!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Heartbreak and link up

Hello wonderful friends

I first want to Thank all of you military ladies who helped get me through this deployment, your encouraging words were like sunshine on a rainy day.

I am sad to say that I am no longer dating my marine :(  2 days after getting back from the sand box we had a coffee date and he said he wanted to break up and go back to being friends.  This was definitely a shock to me but I also know he was doing this for our best.  He is going into a special thing for the Marines and it has restrictions such as he can't be married ect... he will be out of the country for the next 3 years. :(   so he made a hard choice ( he knew I would have waited 3 years). We are still best friends and we talk often but the whole dating thing is on hold. We both are holding it with an open hand knowing that our paths may never come together again as a couple. We are trusting God and believing that if we are meant to be it will happen.

My military blog will be left alone for the time being..
I have a personal blog that you all may follow if you would like here's the link

Here is my song...

God bless and Semper FI !!

Amber joy 

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Finally Home safe

My man is finally home and I couldn't be more relieved and happy !! Homecoming was the most exhilarating experience of my life. Let me tell you a lil bit of how it went !!

Well first I was so thankful I wasn't all by myself in a strange town. My man has this great family for me to stay with and they were very familiar with homecomings. I was briefed on EVERYTHING you could imagine about homecomings including the jitters and hormone craziness. I don't know what I would have done without them.

So this whole thing went down in a huge field and it was at night so it was dark.  My man contacted me and told me what bus he was on, or so I thought.  When The buses finally got there my heart was racing  and my whole body was shaking like a leaf.

I was standing as close as I could the the "supposed" bus that he was getting off of. I was getting really nervous when marines kept stepping off and none were him, it was getting to the end and I was like where is he did me get the buses mixed up?  While all this stuff was going on in my head all of a sudden I was completely airborne and I screamed  bloody murder ! I have never screamed that loud EVER!  He had given me the wrong bus number so he could sneak up behind me and wrap me up in a hug before I saw him, what a sneaky marine.
After I got done screaming I turned around and held him for  a few seconds before kissing him senseless.

Oh the rush of feelings going through me at that moment cannot be explained, I didn't want to leave his arms for anything.

Well I guess that is all for now I am just really happy he is safe and that I am in the same state as him. :)  Now to spend the next 2 weeks  with my Marine and love!

PS I have pictures coming but it will be a few days.

SEMPER FI !! Amber joy

Friday, June 10, 2011

Crashing Down

I have been doing great at my new job until today..... I had been working for a few hours straight, like some REALLY intense hours and it started at 5:30AM.  well anyway I was carrying a tray with about 30 to 40 lbs. of dishes on it... well you can guess what happened I went to set it down and CRASH !!! I dropped that tray... on my poor toes no less.  I spilled  HOT coffee all down my leg and pretty sure I broke about $300 dollars worth of dishes .. boy am I glad they don't take it out of my pay!  I was already having a rough morning and when this happened I was saying to myself  "don't cry don't cry don't cry" I was close though I nearly cried my eyes out right there in the middle of the kitchen with the dishwasher asking me franticly if I was OK ... my face must have said it all cause people were asking me a zillion times if I was ok... oh well I am glad my boss was understanding and cared if I was hurt or not.  I really work at a great place when you break $300 dollars worth of china they ask if you would like to stay an extra shift... :)

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Well I have an early morning(up by 5 AM)  Good night and always remember its ok to have mistakes its what teaches us about life.

Semper Fi,

Amber joy

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Home Coming Jitters and A Link up

Hello my wonderful Friends !

 I am back ... my Life kind of DEMANDED  /suggested I take a break from the bloggy world and work really hard at my new job (been doing great with that) Have my car engine BLOW !! aka dead aka I"m really in trouble, ( No worries God is AMAZING  He provided a new engine for a great price).

Now I am at the point where my savings say 0000000 ( thats a lot of ZERO's if you couldn't tell) ;) and my Bills list is HUGE !!  so I'm at a point where I need to save EVERY penny to be able to have enough money for my 12 hour drive to see my man come home !!  Note: I HAD a great lil "travel savings envelope with $400 dollars in it.. BUT this thing called buying a new engine for my car made that envelope go from LOTS to 000000 ( more zero's ) lol . so thats my life the last month or so in a nutshell. More to come I'm sure these next few weeks are going to be pretty INTENSE !... ......... Here goes everything!!!


I am going crazy I can't focus on anything and yet I have a ZILLION things to get done, deployment number 2 is nearly done and I am BEYOND excited.  I finally got my homecoming sign that I had custom made, which of course made me even MORE excited about homecoming!!....AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH   ok I'm really... I"m  fine .. fewf.... wow I made it !!! I am really proud of myself !! but I couldn't have done it without my support system. (aka  God, my family, close friends and my blog) YAY for support !!!!

Does anyone else get these jitters ? I hope I'm not the only one ...  anyway I'm going completely bonkers and making TONS of lists... yeah I'm a list girl everything I do/ plan usually ends up on a list. :) its how I keep my sanity .. haha

On a sad note I missed a LONG awaited phone call from my man by 23 minutes !! I haven't talked to my love in over 3 weeks !!!  I'm sure you can guess that I cried all the way home from work :(
anyway.... time marches on.. WHOA .. speaking of time I got to get going .... See ya later folks !! I'm off to get this list done ..

PS. I'll definitely have some GREAT pictures of homecoming soon !!

Semper FI !!!!!

Amber joy

oh yeah almost forgot ! my song ! Love me some Blake Shelton ! and of course his latest song Honey Bee !!



Thursday, May 26, 2011

Goodnight Moon Link Up: Life Happenings

Lots of life has happened to me in the last few weeks and that has kept me from my "other love" aka my blog :)
Lets go over what has happened.......

1. I received the dates for "stop mail" :) that makes me VERY happy.

2. I got a new job ! that is guaranteed to keep me INSANELY busy for the rest of the summer overtime pay here I come.

3. I put my 2 weeks notice into my old job, definitely looking forward to a 26 minute drive verses a 46 minute drive.

4. My car's engine BLEW ... done ... never to drive again... aka I"m screwed !  or maybe not.. I guess I'm learning more lessons on trusting God with my life.

5.  My wonderful daddy found me a new engine for under 600 dollars (a great deal) and a mechanic to put it in.  

I have one statement for you     I AM BLESSED  !! (no matter what life throws my way I am blessed).

Now on to Goodnight Moons wonderful linkup that I have missed too many of.
I have been listening to this song TONS  these past few weeks !! I just love it !!!  Here you are "Just a Kiss" by one of my favorite bands Lady Antebellum.

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