Sunday, March 20, 2011

Our Fabulous Weekend and Hubby's Pre-Deployment Party

This weekend has been amazing. It started a little early this week with our St. Patty's Day celebration on Thursday. After I got off work my hubby, our good friend Jimmy and myself all headed to one of our favorite local spots, a bar and grill called Salty C's.
 I looovveee this place. Its small and draws in a more local crowd. They have the best fried pickles that I've ever had! :) They also have amazing buffalo wings and a good variety of seafood as well. Needless to say it was PACKED on Thursday night and we ended up having to wait a bit for our food...but it was delicious and I finally got my fried pickles, so I was a happy girl. :) Then we headed over to our friends Megan and Brian's St. Patty's Day Party. I had to work on Friday so I couldn't drink too much, but we all had a great time anyway. 
Friday I was exhausted from working all week (and staying up so late on Thursday night) so the hubby and I decided to stay home and rent some movies. You gotta love how redbox and some Mcdonald's can be the best cheap date was magical. ;) We watched "Life As We Know It" with Josh Duhamel and Katherine Heigl. I love, love, loved this movie! It was funny, heartbreaking, and romantic all at the same time. If you haven't seen it you need to! Its definitely a good date night movie. (Even my hubby liked it...shhhh don't tell!)

I got off work Saturday and came home and watched "Wolfman" with my hubby. I was so tired from working six days in a row and barely getting any sleep, that I passed out before it was even finished. I know, I'm lame!! Lol!! But I knew I would need my rest seeing as we were going out to dinner with a bunch of friends and having a Farewell Bash for the Mr. later that night. After getting some much needed beauty sleep I got all gussied up for our fabulous dinner and party afterward.
Here's a photo I managed to snap right before we left. I wish I had gotten one of my hubby and I so you could see the rest of my dress, and how handsome he looked...but I forgot with all the excitement. We all headed down town and ended up at one of my favorite restaurants here in Va Beach...El Azteca. Its the only place I've tried out here that meets my California standards for authentic mexican food. And let me just say that their peach daiquiris are to die for! ♥

We all had a great time at dinner and the food was DELICIOUS as always! I really can't say enough how much I LOVE that place...♥ Once we had eaten to our hearts content we headed back to Megan and Brian's for Isaiah's Farewell Bash. Its a good thing that Megan is a bar tender because thanks to her I had yummy drinks all night and even managed to take a few shots. I was feeling pretty good by the end of the night! ;) Everyone had a blast and here are a few photos to give you an idea. 
We were both a little buzzed at this point...just a little. ;)
Sarah and Josh were being such goobers. They were making me laugh ALL NIGHT LONG!! I loooovveee this girl!! ♥
Here's a shot of me, Angel and Megan having a blast! And if you look closely in the left corner you can see her husband Brian making his way into the picture, lol! 
Here's our other friends Sarah and Kyle. They make the cutest couple and are probably some of the most laid back people I've ever met. :) 
There are so many other hilarious pictures, but for now I'll leave you with this one. I realized last night that I am so blessed to have met such amazing people here in Virginia Beach and that I'm going to have lots of support once Isaiah actually leaves.

Even though I had an amazing time I kept thinking about how much I'm going to miss my husband once he leaves for his deployment. I just kept trying to savor each moment, each touch and ingrain them into my memory so I will have something to smile about when he is gone. I know this is going to be a difficult journey but I am confident that we will not only make it through everything, but that our relationship will be stronger because of it. So on that note I'll say farewell and I hope you all had as great a weekend as we did! ♥




  1. I'm so happy you're setting in and are happy. That's so sad your hubby leaves again so soon!! :(

  2. Good friends definitely make it easier! I'm so happy to see you've found such great support out there! Looks like really fun times :D

  3. Ahhh!!!! That picture of hubby and me is great! :)
    I'm glad you guys invited us and we're glad we got to spend some last few moments with Isaiah.
    You can do this Brittney. God gives us strength in our weakest times. He'll get ya through this and I'll be right there by your side.girrllll!!!! ;) love ya!

  4. One of my good friends deploys soon... is your hubby on the R? I won't say rest of ship's name...