That's what the last few days were...Perfect! My husband got off work early on Friday and we had the whole weekend to spend some quality time together...it was Bliss!♥ Friday we had sort of a lazy day after hubbs got home from work. We rented some movies, (thank goodness for Redbox), ran a few errands and had lunch at Mickey Dee's (fancy, right?!). Then we headed home to relax on our new couches....Eeeeeeekkkk! Thats right folks, we don't have to sit on the floor anymore!!! Thank goodness for the Nex furniture store and the great deals they have. :) Later on we paid Mrs. Gambizzle a visit and my husband had WAY too much fun playing with her adorable doggies, Flower & Mojo. He loves dogs and pretty much spent the whole time entertaining them! I snapped a few photos so I could use them for blackmail later on...lol. He says he "doesn't like" small dogs, but as you can see from these photos, I would beg to differ! See for yourself....
After an evening with Mrs. G and her pups we headed home and made a delicious dinner...Lemon Pepper baked chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy with a yummy red leaf salad. Yum! I have to say I am getting the hang of things in the kitchen more and more. I've had plenty of time to practice while my hubby was gone the last year and he keeps telling me that now I'm a better cook than him, which I never mind hearing!! :) Friday night we watched a movie after dinner and then went to bed early....I think we are getting old! lol, but waking up at 4 am everyday for work can do that to a person.
Saturday was a GORGEOUS day here in Virginia Beach and I could not WAIT to get down to the beach!! Us being the lazy bones we are, decided to head to the beach on base, seeing as its only about two minutes away from our house. We were bummed though cause when we arrived it was blocked off and there were tents everywhere and you couldn't drive up and park your car like you normally can. But I was DETERMINED to go to the beach, I mean this day was just too beautiful not to be sitting on the sand or wading around in the Atlantic...so we decided to head down to the Boardwalk and hang out at Neptune Park. We played in the water for a while, then laid out on the beach and ate cool ranch Doritos and grapes. It was awesome and I have missed the simple things like this for almost a year now. It feels so good to have my husband home and to share these happy moments together.♥ Here are a few photos from the day....
After our beach day adventure we headed home to finish working on our house. I love having my husband around to help with putting stuff together, fixing things and just to help me decorate. Its been really fun doing all that stuff together. :) After we finished working on the house we got ready and headed to dinner with our good friend Jimmy. He so kindly treated us to dinner at Captian George's Seafood Restaurant and it was AMAZING!!
Now normally I don't eat seafood, but I am trying to branch out and try new things so I decided to go for it...and it was delicious! I had grilled flounder with some sort of yummy seasoning on it, and I also tried some clams. They had cheese and spices on top and were soooo delicious!! I wish I would have taken a picture but I was too busy stuffing my face...anyway it was great. I also had some chicken fettuccine, rolls, fried potatoes, salad and more! All the food was excellent and that place was busier than any restaurant I've ever seen...after I had a delicious dinner I couldn't help but go back for dessert. I think I got about six different kinds, all of which I sampled a few bites of. I tried the flan, peach cobbler, chocolate pudding, strawberry shortcake, banana pudding, and key lime pie. My favorite had to be the chocolate pudding with whip cream spread on top and some chocolate drizzled over it...I ate the most of that dessert! :) That night was pretty amazing and it was really fun to try some new things. I was so happy to be there with my hubbs and Jimmy, we all had a great time! After dinner we headed back to the house to hang out and relax. We ended up talking and laughing until 2 am and after that I was sooo tired!
Yesterday we slept in and I made us a yummy breakfast of cinnamon vanilla pancakes with bananas and whip cream on top. I love eating my pancakes with bananas on top...if you've never tried it, you're missing out! After being fat kids once again, we decided to clean the house and do a bunch of laundry, and put a few finishing touches on the house. My hubby finished organizing and arranging his work out room, or as I'd like to call it..."the man cave." I'm so glad the house is finally coming together and starting to look like a home. Now if only money grew on trees we could buy a coffee table, a rug and some lamps for downstairs...After we finished our "chores" and house stuff we hung out and watched a movie before bed. Tulip loves to snuggle with my husband and I, and it was so cute to see the three of us laying on the couch watching a movie. My Hubby is starting to like Tulip more and more and it warms my heart to see them get along. She loves to give him kisses! :)
Before we went to bed last night I was thinking about all my blessings. Sure we don't have a lot of money right now, and things aren't always perfect thanks to the navy...but we are truly blessed. I feel so lucky to have a roof over my head and food to eat, not to mention good friends and family, a sweet lil doggy and the love of my life home, sleeping next to me once more. Last night as my husband fell asleep and started to snore, I smiled to myself and thought about how lucky I really am. You have no idea how much I've missed the sound of my hubby snoring next to me over the last year....its funny how something that used to drive me nuts now makes me smile. I guess absence really does make the heart grow fonder. Although the last year was the hardest of my life, I am grateful to have gone through the struggles and trials. It was a test to my faith, my marriage and my sanity. I know the Lord had and continues to have a plan for my life and I am amazed at all the good he has done for us and the blessings we have received! It reminds me of this verse from a Carrie Underwood song, "I just wanna tell ya, that my heart is bursting at the seams. I can't wait another minute...Oh life is SHORT, love is SWEET, aint' no time like THIS time baby...♥"