Saturday, May 29, 2010

My Husband, the Mind Reader

Seriously, my Hubby is beginning to scare me. This is the second time this week he has said exactly what I was thinking! It blows my mind that we are separated by thousands of miles and are worlds apart, yet somehow we manage to still be on the same page. I guess we're just that in love♥. And I couldn't be happier right now! :) I hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend and I just want to say thank you to all our service members who are serving right now, or have served in the past...and especially to the men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom and rights as an American Nation. I appreciate all you have done and continue to are my heroes! 

Friday, May 28, 2010

Flashback Friday

So I was bored last night and looking through old photos on my computer when I decided to look at our wedding photos. It makes me so happy to remember the day my Husband and I said "I Do." It was the most blissful day of my life and I know I couldn't ask for a better man. I am blessed! :) 
Here I was getting dressed after arriving at the church...I was 1/2 an hour late and my future hubby was worried I wasn't going to show up...Ye of little faith! A girl has to look good for her own wedding right?
 Heres everyone frantically trying to get me ready since I was already so late...

And finally the ceremony began...I was shaking so bad when my mom and grandpa walked me down the aisle

We said our vows and sealed it with a kiss! :) I LOVE this stained glass window behind us!

And then it was time for some photos and the reception! We were finally Mr. & Mrs. Taylor!♥

We stole one more kiss as we headed out the door...♥ I couldn't have chosen a better place to marry the man of my dreams. We tied the knot in this little Victorian Chapel on the grounds of Edward's Mansion. It was so beautiful, and my hubby actually found the location. As soon as he saw it he knew I would love it! (Have I mentioned I'm obsessed with vintage?)

Then it was on to the reception and time to cut the cake! Which was AMAZING by the way...and from a fabulous bakery called Michelle's European Bakery! It was whipped cream frosting, with white cake and raspberry Victorian filling. This was hands down THE BEST CAKE I have ever eaten! 

Here is our Lovely Cake Table♥ I hand painted the wooden words myself! :) And I am absolutely in love with those Gerber daisies! They matched my colors perfectly and were so bright and summery!
And here are a few more pics from the night...
Here was our reception was so gorgeous...hanging plants, and little twinkling lights all along the ceiling.

Mr. &Mrs. Taylor cutting the cake...♥

Our First Dance...we danced to Colbie Calliat and Jason Mraz "Lucky." We couldn't have picked a better song♥

My lovely bridesmaids. They wore above the knee strapless dresses in watermelon and tangerine. :)

Here we are with our wedding party...they all looked fabulous!

Me being

Sharing a hug in front of the fountain...♥
Well I know this was a long post but I have so many lovely photos from that day it was hard to choose just a few to share with you all...but I hope you enjoyed them! Have a fabulous Friday!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Love My Button!

A Day in the Life of a Navy Wife

I just want to say Thank you to Karissa from "Being A Better Wife"for my fabulous new blog button! :) It is adorable and I love it!! So to all my readers who love my blog (or just like it a little) please add my button to your page! :) You can find the code for it on the top of my blog. I also just recently finished my blog button marquee with all the blogs I love reading in it...if I have yet to add your button, I'm sorry.Its not personal, I promise! I will be adding more once I get a little time. If you want me to add your button leave me a comment on this post and I will! :) Hope you all have a great day!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Care Package and Award!

Yesterday was a busy day for me as I was trying to get a hold of the housing people, as well as mail out a special birthday package to my Hubby. :) His Birthday is coming up in June, and since we can't spend it together I wanted to send him some of his favorite goodies...this includes beef jerky, sour patch watermelons, 5 gum, skittles, those water bottle mix packets (he loves those!), lifesavers, some spicy japanese crackers, a lint roller (which he loves to, and of course a jdm car magazine...(yes my husband is mildly obsessed with cars!) 

and last but not least a hilarious Rocky Balboa Birthday Card...(my hubby thinks Rocky is the and i have to admit I laughed my lil booty off when I found this card... :) It reads "I love it when you flex your muscles!" and the inside says "Guess which one is my favorite?" hehe I know its a naughty card but I'm married...(don't judge me! lol)

Now onto the next order of business: the always lovely Samantha over at Navy Doll and Delainey have both been sweet enough to award me with the versatile blogger award! :) Thank you so much Samantha and Delainey!! I am very  flattered that you thought of me! :) So the rules state that I must share 7 things about myself, so here goes...

  1. My two favorite colors are pink and navy blue
  2. I am a taurus, and yes I am STUBBORN, but also loyal, faithful and loving.
  3. I love anything vintage...the clothing, hairstyles, makeup, cars, etc...vintage=fabulous!
  4. Mexican food is my absolute favorite...I could literally eat it everyday, its sooo good!! My besties call me "Lupe" because they say I am Anytime we go out to eat, they already know where I wanna go! :)
  5. I am majoring in history, and hope to get my teaching credentials and become a high school history teacher. 
  6. My hubby and I will be celebrating our 1 year wedding anniversary this August and I am so excited! 
  7. And last but not least, I love blogging because I have met so many kind and supportive people through my blog...having that support really helps me deal since my hubby is deployed. :)
Now I would like to pass this award on to:
  1. Karissa @ Being a Better Wife
  2. Kelsey @ Far From Safe Harbor
  3. Mrs. Gambizzle @ Life As a Sailor's Girl
  4. Christina @ Married to a Sailor
  5. Kim @ Navy Wife, Navy Life
I hope you all enjoy your awards and don't forget to pass them along to some of your favorite bloggers!


Can I get an AMEN?!? Thats right at 5:30 am (pacific time) my phone rang and can anyone guess who it was? None other than Lincoln Military Housing!!! Woo-hoo!! I am officially on  a waiting list and the lady informed me that it is looking good for us to be able to get a house in July!!! Eeeeeeeekkkk!! (Sorry thats just how excited I am!!!). I am glad I did not let a few road blocks along the way make me give up! Sometimes persistence pays off! :) I hope you are all having as great a morning as I am!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Is it really that hard?

So I know I have been a blogging slacker lately, and for that I apologize...I was in a bit of a funk the last few days and feeling sorry for myself. Pity Party for 1? Lol. Thankfully I am snapping out of it and telling myself "everything will be all right." So a ton of stuff has been going on lately and since I was slacking in the blogosphere here is my update: As far as my move and getting base housing goes, it has been NO BUENO! I finally got my new poa last week and faxed it over asap on Friday morning. I was  told to wait until Monday and call the housing office and that they would refer me over to Lincoln Military Housing. So the weekend comes and goes and I call the housing office first thing Monday morning. The lovely woman I mentioned in my earlier post "His Plans are the Best Plans" informs me that unfortunately their computer systems are down and so are Lincoln's. She told me to call back in a few hours to see if they were back on yet. So I proceed to wait 2 hours before I call back, and when I do she tells me that their systems are up but Lincoln's are still down, and that I should just call them tomorrow. So I wait yet ANOTHER DAY and I am starting to get frustrated, but keep telling myself, "It's ok, tomorrow I'll find out whats going on." So this morning I called Lincoln Military Housing only to reach an automated operating system, and found out there was no way for me to speak with an actual person. I left messages on three different leasing specialists voice mails, and even sent one an email and still heard nothing back from them. At this point I am beyond pissed! Why is it so damn difficult to get base housing? Why can't someone just tell me how long the wait is and if I will be able to get a house in time for my scheduled move? Is it really that difficult? I know people are busy but its been over two weeks now and I am still not even on a waiting list. :( Not to mention the housing office has had my application since February (when we thought we were moving the first time, before my hubby got deployed) and they have known since then that I needed a house by late July/early August for when my hubby comes home from deployment. Don't they realize this is MY LIFE and they are messing it up with all this craziness?? (Sigh...) Anyways I'm still trying to remain positive and I'm not giving up yet! I'm going to wake up bright and early tomorrow (6 am Ca time) and call them as soon as they open, and I intend to keep calling all day if I have to...until I can finally speak with a human being and not a voice mail system! Its gonna happen people...I'm determined and I WILL find out what the heck is going on with getting a house!! Wish me Luck!!! With that said I am going to go watch season 5 of The Office, because I need to smile and laugh! :) So i thought this pic was very appropriate..not only because of that, but because I am DETERMINED to get us a nice place to live!!!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Letters to Juliet

Last night one of my besties and I went and saw Letters to Juliet and I loved it! :) This movie made me smile, and although it was corny at times (aren't most romantic movies?) it was still really good. There were also a lot of funny parts, not to mention the leading man was pretty hunky and had a lovely british accent! 

This is definitely a chick flick so take your girlfriends and go see it together! It also had a really good soundtrack, so thats always a plus! The story was really sweet and it amazed me that there actually are "Secretaries of Juliet" who volunteer their time to answer peoples letters sent to Juliet. Check out this link to learn more! The Juliet Club And you can even send your own letter online if you are seeking guidance in the area of Love!

Anyway I hope you are all having a lovely weekend, I don't really have too much planned but I seriously NEED to wash my car. Its filthy and grossing me out! Lol. So I'm off to scrub a dub dub my beautiful Corolla and maybe even lay out and get a tan! Have a Lovely Saturday! :)


The Navy Wife

Friday, May 21, 2010

His Plans Are The Best Plans...

"And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us." Romans 5:3-5

This verse gives me hope...I was doing my daily devotional last night and the topic was none other than dealing with problems in our lives. It talked about how we may want something so badly, that if the Lord did not stop us, we would be heading straight for disaster. Although we may not always see it right away the Lord's ways are the highest and best ways for our lives...he works on many levels and everything he does is intertwined somehow. I have been so STRESSED out about this upcoming move, and all the problems I've been running into that i will admit, my focus has not been on him lately, and that is something I want to change. I have been having a hard time eating and sleeping and my days are filled with my stomach turning in knots of worry about how everything is going to work out. After reading this last night I had a wake up call. I realized maybe the Lord was trying to tell me something, if only I would listen. So I prayed, and asked the Lord to do what is best for me in my life, and that if its meant for me to move to VA before Isaiah gets home, that he would open all the right doors for me to do so. Now I'm not gonna lie, if this doesn't work out, I will be very disappointed and sad...and I prayed about that also. I told the Lord, I am running low on strength and asked for him to help me deal if things don't work out. I think sometimes we need to be gently reminded that he knows whats best for us, so as of now I am leaving this whole moving situation in his hands. :) 

On a lighter note, I woke up this morning to an email from my hubby with none other than my new POWER OF ATTORNEY attached! Needless to say I was a very happy camper and rushed downstairs to print it out. A few minutes later I faxed it to the housing office in Norfolk and then called to ensure they had received it. The lady who works there is so nice and helpful, and we just laughed about all the shenanigans I had been through to get that darn piece of paper! :) Its funny how something that made me cry three days ago, was now making me laugh! Anyways, I'm still not in the clear yet, I have to wait until Monday to speak with the people at Lincoln Military Housing and find out how long the waiting list for housing is. I'm praying its less than two months, but if not we will figure it out somehow...and i know the Lord will work it out however he sees best for us. Happy Friday everyone and I hope you all have a blessed day! 


The Navy Wife 

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Besty Day

 "You reminded me about what the most important thing in life is, you know what I think it is? Friends, Best friends..." Fried Green Tomatoes

Today is Thursday and I'm thrilled cause I'm hanging out with my two best girls Aimee and Beth! If it weren't for these Lovely Ladies I don't know where I'd be today...probably laying in bed all day with chocolate all over my face and weighing 50 pounds heavier!! Lol...ok maybe not that bad, but really...they always know how to cheer me up and have been here for me for the past 7 & 1/2 months my hubby has been gone. :) And if any of you have read my post entitled "Our Story"  you will know that if it weren't for Aimee I never would have met my needless to say I love these girls...they are some of my favorite people to be around and are both so kind and giving! I am lucky to have such awesome besties and I'm truly going to miss them when I move to VA. Yay for Besties!! And now I'm off to get ready..there meeting me here in an hour and I'm still not ready! Lol! Have a blessed day and be sure to tell your besties how much you love them!♥


The Navy Wife

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wistful Wednesday!

This photo was taken on our honeymoon in Las Vegas last year...we had a blast and when I look at all our photos it brings back so many happy memories. :) I was smiling so big cause my hubby (being the scoundrel that he is...) kept trying to pull up my dress! Lol! In Honor of  my weekly, "Wistful Wednesday" post, my moving countdown continues and if all goes according to plan I will be leaving California and heading to Virginia in only 9 weeks! Yikes!! Its coming up fast and I'm hoping my hubbs can get me our new power of attorney by tomorrow, so I can get the ball rolling with base housing! Please pray we can get that done and get on the waiting list in time for me to get to Virginia before my hubby gets home! There is alot riding on whether or not we can get a house in time, so please, please pray for everything to go smoothly! Well thanks for reading and I hope you all had a Wonderful Wednesday!!!


The Navy Wife♥

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

RanRam Blog Hop!

Random Ramblings of A Military Wife

So I know I recently participated in a mil spouse blog hop, but how could I resist another one? Especially since this blog hop is for bloggers with less than 100 followers, I thought it would be a great way to make some new friends, find some awesome new blogs, and hopefully get more followers too! :)

So This is Me, Brittney Taylor! Glad to meet you all and I hope you like my blog!♥

Here are a few random but important facts about me:
  • I'm a 23 year old Navy Wife and my sailor is currently deployed, and I am awaiting his homecoming very anxiously!
  • I am an avid movie lover, but I especially love romantic comedies. Some of my favorites right now are Leap Year, Ever After, Roman Holiday, Wedding Singer, and The Holiday
  • I'm a taurus and yes, I am very stubborn! ;)
  • In high school I ran varsity cross country and track and was lucky enough to travel to Hawaii twice for invitationals...running is a passion of mine, although I don't do it as much anymore. I'd like to think that running long distance for so many years has given me the mental "endurance" required to survive life as a navy wife, and the deployments that come along with it!
  • I absolutely love anything vintage. Music, clothing, hairstyles, makeup, cars...its all gorgeous to me and I would have to say the 1940's to 1960's are my favorite eras. I don't remember exactly how or when i came to be fascinated by all things vintage, but my family has always joked that I have an "old soul"
  • I love history! Yes, I know what you're thinking, totally boring, but it has always fascinated me, especially American history! I would say my favorite time periods are the American Revolution and also WWII. Theres is just so much neat stuff to learn about these eras! :)
  • I am a book worm, always have been, always will be! Reading is a passion of mine and something I have loved since I could pick up a book.
  • I have a lot of nick names but the two I love most are from my hubby. He loves to call me "Sexy Pants" for some strange reason, and since he joined the navy he began calling me "Fleet Admiral." I think both are hilarious. My family calls me Britty and my friends call me B.L.T. cause those are my initials! :) Yes, like bacon, lettuce and tomato, lol!!  I love them all!
  • Right now I am obsessed with country music! I love Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, and the list goes on and on. I think theres just something about country music that speaks to my heart, unlike pop or rap songs that just sing about getting drunk or getting laid. Thats not really my style...but they still have a good beat, lol! 
  • My hubby and I are gonna be celebrating our 1 year wedding anniversary this August a little bit after he comes home from his deployment, and I can't wait! we've spent almost this entire year apart and I am so anxious to actually be able to be together!♥ 

Well Thanks for listening and if you love my blog, or even just like it a little ;) then stop on by and become a follower! Also just so everyone knows...Once I reach 50 followers I will be hosting a FREE GIVEAWAY!!! Thats right and it will be awesome!! :) Thanks again, and I hope you all have a great day! 


The Navy Wife

Monday, May 17, 2010

My Heart is Filled With You

A call from my Hubby is always exactly what I need to make me feel better on a rough day. I just want to say I love my husband so much and am the Luckiest woman in the world to have such a great guy! :) He always knows how to calm me down when I'm having a moment of "temporary insanity"...Lol. Sorry for all the ranting today, and I promise I'm gonna try and put my best foot forward and  have a more positive out look on things! Also thank you to my lovely friends Aimee and Bryan who stopped by today to cheer me up...I love you guys so much! :) They even brought me some delicious home made cookies...I feel LOVED!♥ Anyway heres a song that reminds me of my hubbs...this is for you baby! Muah!!


The Navy Wife

I must be cursed!!!!!!!

I mean seriously? Why does everything in my life have to be so damn difficult??? I'm beginning to think someone has put a hex on me or something, cause nothing seems to be going right. I'm sorry to throw myself a pity party here but sometimes a girl needs a BREAK!!!! I know your all sick of hearing about me moving, but as an update from my last post I will say that my hubby and I talked it over and have decided to go with base housing. So I submitted our application and the housing people called me and told me I needed to fax over my power of I did. Then a few minutes later the phone rings and its who else but the housing lady. She graciously informs me that my power of attorney had expired on February 15th, only FIVE days after it had been written!! All I can say is WTF?!? First of all, why would anyone in their right mind need a power of attorney for only five days, and secondly why didn't my hubby catch the mistake and ask them to make it last long enough for me to be able to use it? Now this is going to put me even more behind, as I had to email Hubby and tell him I need a new p.o.a. made asap. Now I'm gonna have to wait to get that before I can get the ball rolling with our housing and get on a waiting list! They won't even tell me how long the wait is without me giving them the power of attorney, so as of right now I'm screwed! My Mil and hubby's best friend are helping me move and need to buy their plane tickets for the ride home after I move, but if I don't now how long the wait for housing is, how can we plan the move? If its longer than a two month wait I'm gonna be shit outta luck! :( I am so frustrated and upset right now, I don't even know what to do with myself. I feel like there have been so many obstacles in my path to keep me from moving and being able to greet my hubby on the pier the day he comes home from deployment. I want to start our freaking lives already and actually be able to live together!!! I HATE YOU NAVY!!! YOUR RUINING MY LIFE!!!!!!


The Navy Wife

I Need Your Help!!!!

Yes thats right...I'm in dire need of your help ladies!! So I know I've mentioned before that my hubby is deployed and that i will be moving to Virginia very soon and without my hubby. Heres my problem: every apartment I can find in our price range is a dump! I have checked the crime watch statistics online for both Norfolk and Virginia Beach, and I must say I am terrified to move here! Now don't get me wrong, I'm not so naive as to think that there is no crime in this world, but moving from a relatively safe suburban city in southern California to a place like Norfolk is completely frightening to me! I also checked an apartment ratings website so i could get some feedback on some of the apartments i found that looked relatively decent, and I was horrified to learn that seriously all of them received terrible reviews! There were horror stories of being robbed at gun point as they were walking up to their apartment, drug dealers everywhere, break ins, cockroaches, mold, and horrible office and maintenance staff among many other things!!! Now since were trying to save for the move while he's deployed I can't exactly afford to fly all the way to Virginia, get a hotel and spend a few days looking for a "diamond in the rough." I know I'm not going to find anything decent in our price range since I have been searching since February when we found out thats where we were being my only other option seems to be base housing. So to all my Mil spouses living in Va please, please give me your two cents! Should I keep looking for an apartment or just do base housing? Is base housing any safer than just living in an apartment? I am still new to all of this ladies and this will be our first move with the I'm really stressing! I desperately need your help and advice!!! So please let me know what you all think!! Thanks for listening!!


The Navy Wife

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Tiger Cruise???

So i got an email from my hubby today (which is miraculous, cause he never has time to email anymore!) and I was ecstatic. Hubby informed me that right before his ship comes home they are doing a "tiger cruise" where family and friends can stay on the ship over night and see what life on the ship is like. I was doing some research online and saw alot of sites mentioning that spouses or girlfriends were not allowed to go, but children or parents were. How is this fair? I mean I know they don't want the husbands and wives to be getting "freaky" on the ships, and thats totally understandable, but it just doesn't seem fair to leave the spouses or gfs out!!! What the heck man, after all we do to support our men? I mean don't get me wrong, parents show support too, but as a mil spouse we have to deal with so much more and still support our hubbys!! We have to accept and handle all the moving, separation, worries and take care of everything at home, and we don't deserve to be included? I'm extremely pissed  off about this whole damn thing, and quite frankly I wish my hubby had never even mentioned it!! I guess he wasn't correctly informed cause he told me about the whole thing and asked me if I wanted to go... so I got my hopes up and I was really excited, only to find out that because I'm his SPOUSE (OHHHH NOOOOO!!) that I am EXCLUDED from this event! If I find out otherwise I will be highly surprised, but at this point the navy has disappointed me so many times....I'm not even gonna hold my breath. I'm in a bad mood. :<


The Navy Wife

Friday, May 14, 2010

Apartment Search!!!

So its getting closer and closer to our moving date and I have been on the search for a nice apartment like a MAD woman! I finally found a place I love thats in our price range, and I filled out the application today! I'm praying that everything goes ok and we get approved! Please say a prayer for us cause this will lift soooo much stress off my shoulders! Plus as long as we pay a deposit they can hold the apartment until I make it out to VA, which means we will save some money on staying in a hotel once we get there! :) Keep your fingers crossed for us!♥


The Navy Wife

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wistful Wednesday!

So today is Wednesday and we all know what that means!!! My countdown until I move to Virginia continues, and as of today there is only 10 weeks left until I pack up and move across country!! I'm getting excited cause its coming up so soon! I will admit I'm a little stressed and worried about finding an apartment in time. I found one that my hubby and I both like in Virginia Beach but I'm just hoping its in a safe area. You never can tell without actually seeing the neighborhood, so as of now thats my biggest concern. If any of my lovely readers have any advice for me it would be greatly appreciated, seeing as this will be the first move since hubbs joined the navy. Wish me luck!! I have a feeling I'm going to need it since my Hubby will still be deployed and I've never done anything like this before! Thanks for reading and I hope you all have a great day!!


The Navy Wife

Thanks Mrs. Gambizzle!!

I would like to thank Mrs. Gambizzle over at "Life as a Sailor's Girl" for awarding me with the Sweet Blog Award!! Yay!! This is only my second award so I'm pretty stoked to have been chosen, and since I LOVE her blog I feel very honored! Thanks again girly! So the rules are pretty simple: I have to pass the award on to 10 Sweet here you go ladies!

  •  Delainey
  •  Goodnight Moon
  •  Riding the Roller Coaster
  • Shius out of her mind
  • Our Little Journey
  • Diamonds and Dogtags
  • Everything Happens For a Reason
  • Life As a Navy Wife
  • Navy wife, Navy Life
  • Our Fabulously Crazy Life 
So enjoy your award ladies and feel free to pass it along to ten other lovely ladies!! 

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Seriously Tyra!?!

Ok so I know this goes without saying, but the Tyra Show is just freaking ridiculous! I was flipping through channels this afternoon and Tyra was on so I unfortunately got sucked into watching it. Now I CAN'T STAND Tyra but she had "prostitutes" on her show so that caught my interest...There were a few different prostitutes on the show but Tyra had one guest in particular, a girl named Natalie who is "auctioning" off her VIRGINITY!!!!! Yup thats right...she's selling her "first time" for over a million dollars! All I can say is WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THESE GIRLS??? This seriously makes me sick to my stomach! I feel so bad for the girl's mother (she's a 4th grade teacher) and I would be horrified if any daughter of mine ever did something like this! Although I think Tyra is pretty stupid and into herself, I at least have to give her props for telling these girls that this is wrong! I know everyone has a right to choose who they lose their virginity to, but come on!?! These girls give women a bad name and obviously have NO RESPECT for themselves!!!! THIS IS DISGUSTING!!! Sorry for the rant, but I just had to share this horrifying story...yuuccckkkkkk!!!


The Navy Wife