Welcome to my blog!
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
http://2strongandbeautiful.blogspot.com/



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!!!

ALSO.......................................................................

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 !!

ENJOY !!!



  

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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Thursday, May 5, 2011

GOOD MORNING ~~

I found this "USMC handbook" on a friends blog and thought I'd share. as well as our WONDERFULLY fun link up with goodnight-moon Check out her blog to get in on the fun.

USMC Girlfriend Handbook

I added a few "opinions" (they are in Blue)

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1. Don’t count on anything, hurry up and wait!

2. Don’t listen to ANYONE on the outside. All you will get is negative remarks, which will make things harder for you to deal with.

3.When he becomes stubborn and a royal pain in the butt, just remind yourself he’s probably had a bad day, and being away from you is hard on him too. So just let him rant and don’t take it personal.

4. When you’re down, treat yourself.

5. Learn how to listen if you don’t know how! He will need you, you will be the one he comes to when he needs to complain, but don’t complain back…that is what the USMC Girlfriends/Fiancées/ Wife’s are for! This is a hard time for our men and they NEED us much more than sometimes they think they do!

6. Love your Marine, be truthful, and reassure him, even if he is deployed he’ll have someone to come back too!

7. He will try to pull away at some point. Whether directly telling you to move on, not wait for him or just becoming distant. It’s a way they try of dealing, stick with him cause he really does want (and need) you there.

8. When he is away for a long time, or even just a couple hours away, write a lot of letters! Communication is key to a relationship.

9. Some of his friends will probably be morons – expect this. (lol)

10.You aren't the only woman in his life (his mom misses and loves him too!) so make sure she is updated on what is going on with him.

11. He needs to feel important so don’t hold back on the compliments – remind him how proud you are of what he does.

12. Chances are they won’t call when they say they will (that especially applies for deployed!)
(no sh*t, Sherlock!)

13. Don’t buy that nonrefundable airplane ticket too early.

14. When eating with a Marine you either finish your “chow” in 15 minutes or less or be stared at until you are finished, (or he will just "help" you finish it. :)

15. Never take one single minute with them for granted. Live each day with them like it’s the last one you’ll have for a while, because with the Marine Corps, it just might be!

16. Take lots of pictures, so you can remember what each other looks like! ( I have pictures of him EVERYWHERE)

17. Don’t even TRY to compare your Marine to ordinary men. You can no longer complain about broken plans, that phone call you were supposed to get but didn't, missed birthdays and anniversaries, his snoring (hey, at least he’s sleeping BESIDE you), spending more time with “the boys” than you,etc., etc., etc…

18. Always look on the bright side of things. How many of your gal-pals get their first encounter, first date, first kiss from their men over and over again?? (This is definitely true...I love those firsts.. and 2nds and 3rds... ;) !)

19. Gotta be able to keep up with your man! We give our Marines a whole new meaning of PT (hmm ya got that right ;).. hehe)

20. Even if he says he will, he probably won’t. Maybe he really means probably not OR probably not when he said he would (example: “I might be able to call you tomorrow” but he can’t find the time to call until a week later or “I might be able to come home next month for a week”…that might turn into 2 weeks)

21. Being a Marine’s girlfriend/fiancée is the toughest job in the corps. You have to deal with STRESS similar to the wives, WITHOUT the promise of forever or the benefits and support they get.

22. We find ourselves using military lingo. “I’m gonna go get my room squared away”, “It’s chow time”, or using military time. ..(lol this is so true.. I've been saying watching my six a a lot lately and also butt hurt...lol...I haven't picked up on the swearing yet thankfully ;)

23. Patience is the biggest key to making the relationship work…you have to wait a lot but in the end, waiting is what made it all worthwhile! ( I don't like waiting at ALL as a general thing but I will wait forever to be with my marine!!)

24. Always remember…Semper Fi! (OORAH BABY!)
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I hope you enjoyed I know most of you are wives now but you once were a Girlfriend so I know you can relate.
Also found a fun song called " Who Says" I love it because it reminds me that I need to believe in myself.
I AM smart and beautiful and the one person getting in the way of my success is my own fear and disbelief in my talents and abilities. I will overcome my self doubt and I will succeed in my goals and aspirations so Help me GOD !!.. no really I need God's help with this one.


SEMPER FI, Amber joy



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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Goodnight Moon Link Up: wk 10 and A TROUBLEMAKER

 Let me first say I am not a typical student, I have been called the "trouble maker" by more than one of my professors. I don't understand why they say that... maybe I really am a trouble maker huh ?? ... Anyway I have a great story of me getting myself into trouble. I am in a 1 credit Phys Ed class. My professor is somewhat of an overload her students for fun kinda a lady. Let me give you some specs on her class first off its a 6 week class and she has assigned 3 papers two 1500 word minimum papers and one 2500 ( yes thats right two THOUSAND five hundred) minimum paper. Lets take a look at this for a sec, that is 7 and 5 PAGES !! for a ONE CREDIT course.

Ok now that I have clarified the insanity of the work load let me go on to the trouble maker part.
I decided that this was to much work for a one credit class so I typed up a petition and got 6 of my fellow classmates to sign it. They all thought I was the smartest and  craziest person on the planet. haha... after I got the signatures I made a copy for my records and proceeded to put the original in an envelope and dropped it off with her secretary.

Next class period I had butterflies.  I didn't know how she was going to react to it. In the petition I stated that her expectations were out of proportion and that we as a class wanted the word count for the rest of the semester to be reduced to 900 word minimum.
She comes in and says "I have something to say class".. (my heart went into my stomach and my academic life flashed before my eyes...lol)  Then she said "in case some of you didn't know this .. some of your classmates made a petition to have the word minimum reduced from 2500 to 900... I just want to say that I am proud of them"...( I was like WHAT ??... proud?? that wasn't what I was expecting..lol)

 She then says "I don't completely agree with the petition but I have decided to grant your request and even better I'm going to one up you .. I am going to make your last paper only 500 word minimum requirement" ( I was like WHAT ! and nearly fell out of my chair from shock !! The last thing she said was " I've been teaching  over 17 years and I have NEVER had a student challenge me or my requirements"  I was like thats because you  never met ME !! I was the first and It felt pretty good to challenge someone and WIN .. I think I might be addicted !..lol  there were High Fives all around in the hallway my classmates said I was awesome.

The moral of the story don't be scared to challenge something ! you never know what will happen.  Think outside the box, go against the grain every now and then.. or even better all the time like me ! you will never have a dull moment in life. !!
Semper Fi, Amber Joy

JOIN THE FUN !!  Awesome link up !!


As for my song Its been raining with LOTS of thunder and lightning and FLOODING in my town which is completely crazy and I've been missing my man like crazy!!  Soooo I though it appropriate  that I play Naturally by selena gomez  ENJOY .. and sorry about the long post .. if you read the whole thing you should get a prize !!



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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

FLOODING ...... If you want water I got it !!

My town was flooded !! this is the video of the main highway near my house that was completely under water..... WOW.... thats all I can say......

Semper Fi, Amber joy

PS try to stay dry out there ;)


Friday, April 22, 2011

Long Distance and being with a Military Man

Long distance relationships are not for everyone. They are almost as hard as boot-camp.. actually they are somewhat of a boot-camp. Its a relationship that is preparing you for your future with a military man. Before you even start dating a guy in the military I would tell you to ask yourself  some important questions.


1. Am I willing to be married to the military and come 2nd to my man even though in his heart I may be first?

2. Am I willing to go months without the emotional, physical, and spiritual support of my man because Uncle Sam has sent him far away for a long "trip"?

3. Am I willing to go without sex for months on end, as well as knowing the man I have given my heart and soul to could come home forever changed by what he saw, or even killed?

4. Am I willing to raise kids on my own for months without my man to help, with the 1 year old up all night  teething, or the 7 year old crying herself to sleep because she misses her Daddy?

5. Am I willing to get pregnant 2 months before a 7 month deployment and know that your husband will miss the birth of your child, and that you will have to go through this without him by your side telling you that everything is Ok and he loves you?

I"m not trying to make this a horrible and negative post at all.  I'm just wanting to show what you(and myself) have for your future if you marry military.  Now there are amazing moments. There is a HUGE pride you have for your man that you can't explain, and many more wonderful traits and character qualities. Plus they usually have HOT bodies to boot :) which is always a great bonus.

Always remember that even though this looks impossible and scary it IS possible.  It can be the most amazing, ADVENTUROUS, wild ride experience of your life,  God will never give you more than you are able to handle. Also think of it this way.  Our men need us standing right by there side supporting them in every way we can. If you look back in history you will see that every great leader and man of stature had an amazing wife standing behind him 1,0000000 percent !
Press on ladies and show your man that you believe in him and that you are by his side through the Good, Bad and ugly that the Military can dish, God has our backs.

Stay Strong and "Have your man's back" you and you alone are the most dangerous weapon to your man. You are the one who can hurt him the deepest... don't use that to destroy him and the work God has for him. Use it to Build him up.

Semper Fi, Amber joy

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Goodnight Moon Link Up: wk 9 and a Lil braggin' about my man.

Good morning Friends ! I hope you are having an AMAZING day. My week has been pretty amazing. My wonderful man called me 2 nights ago and we talked for over 30 minutes.

          I need to just brag about my man for a little bit. He is the perfect man for me ! If God gave me the "tools" to create a man I couldn't have created a more perfect man than the one I have. He can tell when I need him to just say "I love you". He is gentle and strong at the same time. He is selfless and is always ready to help ANYONE if they need it. He is a wonderful teacher and is very patient with me (I have lots to learn about having a healthy relationship). He's a great communicator and he is loyal. He is going to make an amazing husband and father someday. He is my Hero, my love, my better half. and quite frankly I MISS HIM TONS !!!
 What about YOU?? Tell me 3 things you love about your man !!

Semper Fi, Amber joy

About the Song

I don't remember where we were but the song "She's everything" by Brad Paisley came on and my man looked over at me and said "every time I hear this song I think of you"  I LOVE that he's romantic cause I'm not real good at it.  ENJOY ~!


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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Goodnight Moon Link Up: wk 8 and Lots of tears

Let me tell you I have been really proud of myself for taking this deployment so well and not having a pity party or complaining hardly at all.(other than a few I miss him tons moments.) I have done great, this week wasn't so great, have you ever gone strong for so long and then at some point you feel as though you just hit a brick wall ??
  
        Well that moment happened this week, I broke down hard, I have hit an all time low emotionally and all I can say is "I just want him HOME".  I'm trying to be strong but it seems every time he comes to mind tears arrive like clockwork shortly after. EVERY song in the world seems to make me cry and cry. Now mind you I am NOT a crier so this whole emotional stuff is kind of new.  I have never been this emotional !! Every little detail reminds me of my man. I can't seem to focus at all and its not even PMS .. what gives here... I have exactly 4 weeks left of school and I'm trying to focus but I can't.  I don't know what else to say other than I miss my man more than words can say and I can't stop crying.

         My song of course is a sad one and I'm crying as I listen to it... sorry for having a sad post but I figure you all understand... we all have our moments .. and this is mine
Semper Fi, Amber joy

PS. and I also missed a call from my man.... he was down and wanted to hear my voice and I was in class :(




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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

My prayer

Give me the greatness of heart to see, 
The difference between duty and his love for me.
Give me the understanding so that I may know. 
When duty calls him, he must go. 
Give me a task to do each day, 
To fill the time when he's away. 
When he's in a foreign land, 
Keep him safe in your loving hand.
And Lord, when duty is in the field, 
Please protect him and be his shield. 
And Lord, When deployment is so long, 
Please stay with me and keep me strong.

Author ~ unknown

Friday, April 8, 2011

New Glasses

Well the day has finally come. The day I face up to the fact I can't see the signs on the road while driving.. I guess that's important huh?? What do you think ??

Monday, April 4, 2011

A Poem

LOVE 

by Roy Croft

I love you
Not only for what you are,
But for what I am
When I am with you.
I love you,
Not only for what
You have made of yourself,
But for what
You are making of me.
I love you
For the part of me
That you bring out;
I love you
For putting your hand
Into my heaped-up heart
And passing over
All the foolish, weak things
That you can't help
Dimly seeing there,
And for drawing out
Into the light
All the beautiful belongings
That no one else had looked
Quite far enough to find
I love you because you
Are helping me to make
Of the lumber of my life
Not a tavern
But a temple.
Out of the works
Of my every day
Not a reproach
But a song.
I love you
Because you have done
More than any creed
Could have done
To make me good.
And more than any fate
Could have done
To make me happy.
You have done it
Without a touch,
Without a word,
Without a sign.
You have done it
By being yourself.
Perhaps that is what
Being a friend means,
After all.


Friday, April 1, 2011

Letters, Homecoming dresses, and April fools

        I bet you can guess from the title that I got a letter today !!!!  This marks the very first letter I have received from my love in sand-land since he left ;). Let me just bask in this glorious moment... can I say right now that my man is AMAZING.  He is a very talented writer ( though he may deny it), reading his letters makes me feel incredibly loved. The letter was marked march 9th and it only took 23 days to get here (I think thats a record)  :)
msg. on the back of my letter... just a teaser I'm not telling you what else he wrote.. ;)

       Today has also marked another GREAT moment, I have been searching for a dress for homecoming. One that suits me perfectly and makes me feel beautiful and as always I look for comfort first. :)  Well I found the dress !! its perfect and I feel beautiful in it and I know my man will think I"m beautiful no matter what I wear but its important for me to look and feel amazing.
 heres a sneak peak..... picture to come with ME in it eventually

from express website
Last, today is April fools day and I was at the mall for a short moment to get something for a special gift... but I found out that said thing was ILLEGAL in NY (stupid rules).  On a happier note I found my dress ... Anyway I found a very funny car in the lot that was pranked upon, haha and I took a picture. but my camera is being stupid so you will just have to deal with my lovely description.  You know the extra heavy duty plastic wrap ? .. well there was a car COMPLETELY covered I mean wrapped up tight in plastic wrap and then they put sticky notes all over the wrap and then in big bold letters on the back it said 4 sale. (I personally would have put free.. but thats just naughty me.)
 Well there you have it Hope you enjoyed !

Semper FI, Amber joy

PS. feeling REALLY loved and appreciated right now by my wonderful man.
      

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Link-Ups and Life

WELCOME new comers and old friends alike to my blog 

I have a story that just happened to me and I want to tell you all about it.
I was sitting in the main lounge area doing some much needed chill time and homework.
As I came into the main lounge I noticed a group setting up a event it was something about suicide awareness, .. well they had some artwork displayed and one piece was offensive to me and this is what it was.
It was an orange sky background and a silhouette of a military man.  and the quote said

 "I have already decided how I'm going to kill myself if my husband doesn't come back from iraq and he doesn't leave for another 2 months."

ok so I of course saw this as an insult to all military spouses. I also thought it portrayed us women as people who already decide to kill ourselves when our men leave on deployment, I just think it gave military spouses a bad rap.  So I complained and the man in charge was very understanding when I said I would write up a complaint to my school if necessary  he promptly took the artwork down, he did not want to get tangled up with a marines girl I glad he was smart and new what was good for him. :) What do YOU think ? was I over reacting ? I was very respectful in my approach but sometimes I think I take things to seriously especially when its about military.  Living in a state that doesn't support its military much is not a easy place to live.

On to more happy news.... very excited to be apart of 2 link ups again this week. 1 from Flipflops and Combat boots and  1 from Goodnight Moon hope you enjoy 
and WELCOME to my blog world !!!










Delightful
Happy
Superb
Gorgeous
Loved



It is SO Delightful that spring is just around the corner BUT the weather man has given me yucky news aka a BIG snow story headed my way... snow snow.. goo away ....

I am so Happy that there is only 6 weeks of school left.. YAY !! 

I think greek yogurt is Superb I love to eat it with a little bit of granola and fruit try it yourself. 

Gorgeous is the first words out of my mans mouth when he called me this week and it made my day that much more amazing. 

I feel Loved  times a million because I got to talk to my love for a whole HOUR the other day and I have been smiling ever since. 


and Don't forget Goodnight Moons AMAZING link up
I have had SO much fun with this link up Great idea Amber. !!
I heard this song and it caught my ear ... can you tell I've got certain THINGS on my mind ;)




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Semper Fi, Amber joy
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011





Outstanding
Proud
Energized
Splendid
Wonderful

Hello all and Welcome to my blog My post today is a link up with a great lady over at Flip Flops and Combat Boots. I have done this once before and I had a great time. Hope you enjoy and head on over to her blog to link up too.

I think it is OUTSTANDING that I have an amazing girlfriend who keeps me motivated about going to the gym, Thanks Alberta!

I am so PROUD of myself for getting my head on straight again  and getting my focus back in regards to the 2nd half of this semester..(I have my work cut out for me to get things back to where they SHOULD be).

Since going to the gym 4 days a week I feel so 
ENERGIZED  and I'm so excited to see my man and have him see the self improvement I've done not only in my body but also in my self esteem. 

I think it is SPLENDID that i have great friends at college that like to be around me (new experience for me being a lone ranger and all most of my life)  Love you ladies out there Bethany, Alberta, Diane, Kelly and all you who know who you are. 

It is WONDERFUL  that my family is ok after there bad car accident today. God was looking out for them for sure. My 9 siblings walked away without a scratch, even though they hopped a ditch and ran into a telephone pole.


Thanks for reading and checking out my blog hope you have an AMAZING day. 

Semper Fi, Amber joy

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Security and Bread knives

Ok so your all probably wondering what the title of this post is all about. Well I'm about to tell you...

As many of you know spring break has come and is almost gone already... (very sad).  I had a list of things to get done that was a million miles long, and one of them was getting a new military ID (ugh).... this process takes FOREVER. Let me tell you, the reason for this "fun", I need medical insurance and I was kicked off my daddy's insurance because I got too old. Well thanks to loop holes in the system I can be reinstated on his plan IF I give them a bunch of paperwork ( my favorite thing ever..NOT) lol.. and wait for HOURS.

Alright enough with all this now on to the story......

ok So I woke up really early to get ready to drive to the reserve base near me(about 35 min. away). I get to the gate and the guard stops me of course and asks for ID and then asked why I was coming on base, I told him why and he was very skeptical, I gave him ID and tried to convince him I wasn't a terrorist, but he seemed to think I was or something...lol. Anyway his partner went back to the guard house and made some calls... she then proceeds to call him aside and give him a word or two. Then he comes back over to scared little me and says "ma'me we are going to have to search your car" I was like oh dear my cars a mess.... then he said "open all your doors, compartments, and your hood and trunk".  I was kind of nervous I never had anyone search my car before.

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Then it hit me I was like oh NO ... did I take the machete (big knife thing) out of my car and the baseball bat?.. lol.. yeah I keep strange things in my car. After having a SLIGHT panic attack I came to the conclusion that I had removed said items from my car. Thank goodness... but THEN... I remembered that I still had a "weapon of mass destruction" (as my man said when I told him this story).. mmm I love him....that weapon was in fact a simple kitchen bread knife (serrated for extra measure) :)  then I had a little panic again thinking OH NO what if they find it under my floor mat ?? what will I tell them?  I tried to stay calm... (I would never make a good spy or anything you can read my like a book ).  The man with the M4 kept searching and the lady asked "do have anything to hide?"  I was like no of course not. well the guy looked under all the rugs except the one the knife was hiding under imagine that.. and I sighed with relief when he came back over to me and said ok she's all clear she can go. I was like HALALUYA !!

I got in my car and shakily drove toward the building that I would spend the next 4 HOURS waiting for some little ID card... Note to self ALWAYS bring homework with you cause you never know when you'll be waiting a LONG time for something. After forever and a day I was finally on my way out the door with a brand new hot of the press military ID. I was pretty happy at that point cause that means I have medical insurance until I"m a little bit older aka 1 year.. until they kick me off for good... the guy who gave me the ID was kinda like well just marry a military man and you won't have this problem... and I was like I plan to sir thank you very much.

So that is my story sorry if it was too long and boring.
anyway I'm off to bed now because I have an INSANELY busy day tomorrow( or today) with homework and possible skype date with my man!!! YAY !!!!!! I haven't seen his face in over 4 months or so I really hope I can see him.
Thanks for reading my craziness friends, more stories to come.
Semper Fi, Amber joy

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Little update

Hi all !  I have been insanely busy with life stuff AND spring break of course :)  I will be posting some REAL post at some point next week until then I hope you all are having an amazing week.
Semper Fi, Amber joy

Whats your song ?? Goodnight Mood link up #4

Let me just say spring break has been AMAZING. I was really blessed to get not 1 but 2 phone calls from my man  this week and that has definitely put me in a great mood as always. I heard this song this week and loved the tune .. especially the bubble in the background lol.  Enjoy :)
Semper Fi, Amber joy

P.S oh yeah on a side note I also found out man has made some marine corps. decisions this week, I'm REALLY proud of the way he did it with wisdom and prayer. :)




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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Goodnight Moon Link Up: week 3

Here we are at week 3 of goodnight-moon's AWESOME music sharing link up. I have been looking forward to this weeks link up SO much. I have had a song going through my head for a week straight its called "are you going to kiss me or not" .. and I have played it at least twice a day..lol...
Hope you all enjoy it too.!!
Semper Fi, Amber Joy



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Good morning ! I am excited to link up with a new friend Nicole over at flipflopsandcombatboots.  She has put together this link up where she puts 5 words and we make great sentences that work with them. I had so much fun and it was great reading all the others ladies post as well. Enjoy !




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I feel Peaceful when I talk to God about my struggles, He always understands.
I  felt so Loved this week when my parents  put gas in my car, bought me some groceries and gave me a little spending money out of the blue !
I think its Awesome that spring break is so close, I definitely NEED a break so that I can catch up on normal life stuff.
I think I'm pretty Lucky to have such an AMAZING man in my life who loves me for me.
I need to remind myself that I'm Smartand that I can make it through nursing school and stop doubting my abilities. 

Monday, March 7, 2011

Do YOU believe in Fairy-tales and True love ?

I have been thinking a lot and missing my man tons so I thought Today would be a great day to tell a story. I love telling stories especially about me and my man . :)

How we first met
 (My version of course... if you ask my man he will give you an awesome version with his twist).

        Let me first say I did NOT want to meet my man at ALL.  Ok I'm glad I got that out in the open, BUT I'm SO glad I was hoodwinked into meeting him eventually.  I had just come out of a relationship and was hurting a little bit..ok a LOT bit. I was the most sad of creatures.. I didn't believe in love, or love at first site, nor did I believe there was a "prince charming" out there for anyone let alone for me. I was so pessimistic and pretty much hated all men. Then my big brother C. started talking to me about "some Marine" that would be "peeerrfect" for me, C. insisted that we meet.. and I INSISTED we DIDN'T meet. I said to him. C. I am NOT meeting your Jerk friend, he's a Marine and marines have a reputation.  "Unfortunately" C. was the most persistent, STUBBORN, Strong-willed, guy you could ever meet, and he kept at me.( I later found out he was doing the same thing to my man).

     After 8 months of "convincing" C. was about to leave with my man for their first deployment. C.'s family was going down to his base to see him off before he left. C "INSISTED" I come as well, who could refuse a great trip south ?? :) .  The day came and we left to a "undisclosed" location to drive 15 long hours to the base where C was stationed. My one demand  request was that I didn't meet this "jerk marine". WELL can you guess that my demand request was not honored? of course not.

      We finally get to the "undisclosed location", it was later in the evening (7pm) we had been up since 3am so we were all whooped tired. C. called us as we got closer to base and INSISTED we come see him that night instead of going to our beach house and relaxing, we of course started the process of getting on base
 ( not at ALL easy when your not military might I add)

 after lots of finagling we got on base and headed to some restaurant called Andy's. On a side note  (I did NOT know that the "jerk marine" was going to be there) we pull into the drive and I saw C. AND my man sitting on the railing and I thought to myself  ok "game on" I'm NOT going to be nice to this marine so he won't like me. (man was I a brat.) The car stopped and we all got out except me.. at first I didn't want to get out but of course I finally caved. I got out and stood to the side with my arms crossed and looking like I wanted to kill someone ( so I'm told) and C. was all excited and came over and gave lots of hugs, one thing though he didn't  introduce his jerk friend to me. My man didn't take long to just walk over and introduce himself to me he cautiously put out his to me and said "hello my name is D. C might have mentioned me."  I responded  "Hi" in a not really thrilled to meet you sort of way with a touch of brat.

    On the way down to the "undisclosed location" I said to myself  True love doesn't exist and I will NOT fall for this jerk marine.  Well lets just say it didn't go as planned... the day we met I (being stubborn) REFUSED to admit that I was smitten from the start by this guy. I tried to ignore and analytically  talk myself out of it.

my internal dialog went as followed " wow he has gorgeous eyes... NO amber stop it your not falling for this Jerk.... wow he has some serious muscles ... NO get a grip on yourself girl....he's a jerk marine remember.... wow I could listen to his voice forever... oh dear folks we've lost her lets count our loses and get while the gettings good."

well although I didn't admit it at the time,  I was smitten after the first day.  I didn't think I had a chance because I was so mean to him, but LUCKY for me that he's not the kind of man that looks at a challenge and runs... he's the type that see's a challenge and wants it all the more.
   .......Moral of the story true love DOES exist, and love at first site is possible... all you have to remember is  Love God first and trust HIM  to handle your love life and  a man  as AMAZING as mine might just be in your near future. :)

Hope you enjoyed one of my very fond memories, Semper Fi, Amber joy

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Goodnight Moon Link Up: week 2


Welcome to my blog, Amber over at goodnight moon is doing this cool song link up thing, I think it is a GREAT Idea and can't wait to listen to all the other songs on  blogs I follow and maybe make some new friends.

I have had a hard week in general and its not even over yet. I have been missing my man tons and trying to stay focused on my classes but it seems I can't. I sometimes go through a time where I feel alone out here and don't think any one understands the whole "being with a military man thing". I started a blog randomly and found some AMAZING support through all these other wonderful ladies blogs who are imagine! going through the same or similar stuff as me.
I just want to thank you ladies for giving support and putting yourself out there, so that girls like me (brand new to Marine corp girlfriend life) can be encouraged.
Semper Fi Amber joy

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This song makes me think of my man and miss him cause we would listen to music together all the time, I had this as a text tone while my man was stateside and when he text me it played, now that I hear it I feel sad because he can't text me. 

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