I walked.

I'm feeling in a funk.  Something about the summer I feel.  We are busy... life is going... and when I sit down to breathe I want to cuddle my baby, read a good book or watch Gossip Girl on Netflix (thanks Traci!)... I also want to blog.  I want to tell you all about life and how it is going.. when I sit down to type out a post though, I don't feel it anymore.  Now that this last weekend is behind us... Rob goes on leave in just a few short weeks.  Immediately after that he leaves for WOCS (Warrant Officer Candidate School).  I don't want to focus on how quickly those 5 weeks apart are coming (5 weeks, I know... but it is 5 weeks HIGHLY similar to basic training.  As in... no phone, no e-mail, just snail mail... and even that is a big giant question mark.)... how I am not really nervous about Rob being gone.  I know I can do it.  I'm just nervous about the 5 weeks of him not being just a phone call or e-mail away.   Five weeks is nothing in the grand scheme of things, but these 5 weeks are so so important for his future, my future, our future... and that says a lot.  So yes, I am nervous and I may have some anxiety about it that is translating into a lack of blogging inspiration.  Regardless, please know I haven't fallen off of the deep end.  I'm just at a loss for words I guess.

How many times has that blurb shown up on this blog.. ^^^^

So this last weekend?

This last weekend was another check mark on the ole' Summer Bucket List... I walked the stage for my Bachelor's Degree.  Finally.  I've had the diploma for close to half a year now... but I graduated Summa Cum Laude.. and that my friends deserved a jaunt across the ole stage.

My parents and sister came down from Kansas on Thursday.  We spent a few days of seeing the (few) things Augusta has to offer (an old Catholic cathedral, an even older Catholic church, the gypsy's, several local restaurants - my family also visited the local swamp and it's inhabitants, aka gators.).. they have been here before so most of the major items were already checked off of the list.

On Sunday we car-a-vanned up to the Gwinnett Center in Duluth (an ATL suburb) for the graduation festivities.  Since I went to school all online, I had to find the closest DeVry campus - which actually wasn't close at all.  We ended up having to drive a little over 2 hours.  Luckily the ceremony was fairly short and sweet.  I was the only girl graduating with a Bachelor's of Science degree in multimedia design and development.  Not sure if I should be proud of that?

I'm glad I walked.  Even though my cheering section couldn't cheer due to a sleeping baby... it was worth it.  Something about the feeling of pride you get from wearing the cap and gown.

A special thanks to my parents and sister for making the drive down here to watch me walk.  It means the world to me.  Also thanks to my husband for paying for me to receive said degree (LOL!) and supporting me along the way.

This week we are back to husband, wife, baby and fur-child.  Finding our routine, resting away the tiredness that comes from entertaining most of the summer.  Just us again.
Rob snapped this at dinner... it's grainy, but so so perfect. ^^^

And to top all of the graduation excitement off... today Rob received his diploma in the mail.  It was like a kid on Christmas morning.  I am so so proud of him for accomplishing this.  Not even Kuwait could stop him from taking the classes needed to complete his Bachelor's.

And now that I am done with this post... I feel better.  I wrote. I said what I wanted... and maybe I can brush that funk right off my shoulders now?  I wouldn't say get your hopes up... but I'm going to try friends.  I hate reading blogs almost a week after they went live.  I hate missing out on the details so important to all of you.  I hate being MIA.

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  1. Congratulations to both of you!

  2. I understand about being in a rut. I've been in one for awhile now :(
    Congrats on walking girl! That's awesome!!!!!! Yea for family coming into town! That is always awesome!
    Hoping you find your inspiration and if you don't hoping you find peace in what ever you do :)

  3. I hope those 5 weeks fly by..

    Congrats to the both of you, that's awesome!

  4. First of all...congrats! Second, my husband is in Marine OCS right now, we're on week 8 of 10!! But I TOTALLY get ya on the complete lack of communication! It really sucks! We live in a world where we're so used to texts, emails, fb...just instant gratification. I have really enjoyed snail mail though!!! I started "journaling" to him instead of just writing him letters...It makes me feel more connected to him. Make the best of it, and just think...how awesome a handwritten letter is!! You're gonna totally rock this!

  5. I am so proud of you!!! What an amazing accomplishment.

  6. I understand completely. It seems like I am either too busy to blog or just can't get out what's in my head.
    Love following you on Instagram though!

  7. Congratulations! What an amazing accomplishment. :)

  8. Congrats!!!!! What a great accomplishments!!! I completely understand where you're coming from with the whole 5 weeks and it's a huge deal. It's a HUGE deal!! Even if you know he'll do great, it's still stressful. I hope you're able to make the most of these next few weeks and that those 5 fly by. My BIL's seemed to fly by and then we kidnapped him once he was done and arrived at Ft. Rucker

  9. You are stronger than you think and will get through the separation (not to say that it wont be hard and those days wont be long) but enjoy the next few weeks!

  10. We all go through funks, and you have very good reasons to put blogging on the back burner! Congrats on graduation, and chin up for the upcoming WOCS. Yes, it will be hard, but it will most definitely be worth it! I'm not positive you'll have snail mail, but like I said, you will have some phone time ;) I'm not sure if you are coming for his graduation, but if you do, he has a little time off the Sunday before. Also, plan on spending a lot of money on new dress uniforms, laundry, and a few other things. You get some money back after, and obviously the bump in pay was worth it, but most don't realize how much you will be paying for things up front. Just a heads up!

  11. Congratulations!! This had to feel so good to complete!! I hope that time flies by!!!