Friday, November 9, 2012

Fill in the Blank Friday

Well it's been a while and since I have some free time I figured I would start back to blogging and documenting each moment while Shane and I are together! What better way to start back with Fill in the blank Friday!!

1. I like actually I LOVE the fact that I can listen to Christmas music this year without crying! Last year and the year before and the year before that, Shane was away with the navy! This year will be AMAZING!! We will be able to spend it together and hopefully with family in the south!!

2. A life goal of mine is  to have a home with my husband and future babies, in the south! With friends and family just a short drive down the road!!

3. The last thing you would ever expect me to like (even though I secretly do) is to ride the Harley with my husband! No I am not a biker chic...and sometimes it scares me...but I love that time I get with him and the scenery and the smells of the great outdoors!

4. Some wise words that I love are  "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:34

5. Most mornings you will find me If i'm not working, I wake up and make my husband breakfast. Then after he leaves for work, I take a nap....don't tell him! haha!

6. Right now I am super into Sweet tea! I have tried to make it a little better for you by adding honey...but there's nothing better than pure sugar!!! That's probably why I haven't lost any weight!! 

7. Right now I am super over being broke!! I am so ready to get my first paycheck!!
Have a great weekend!! Shane has duty tomorrow then on Sunday we are headed to the Battle on the Midway!!! Last year we were so lucky to be able to go to the Carrier Classic where we saw celebrities and even the President! And we also made a cameo on the small screen!! So make sure you look for us!! Have a great weekend!! :)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Silver lining....

Just need to vent for a minute....pardon me...

I have been so down in the dumps lately!! It's just been awful! I had the best weekend with some of my best friends and still...down in the dumps. REWIND to late last Thursday, Shane called me around's in the AM for him so he didn't think anything of it. So I was thinking it'd be like any other phone call that I have gotten from him. I knew that they were getting close to port in Bahrain and he should be excited about that! They had been on the ship for about 30 days straight!

I could tell something was wrong with him. So I tried to lighten the mood and remind him that Tuesday (tomorrow) the 7th is 2 months down in this deployment! And I still got a Debbie downer response....then he throws in the...yea, 2 months down...and ___ to go!!! (cannot say! gotta keep my sailor safe!) And well lets just say it isn't the same date as I expected! It's actually about 2+ months more than expected! My first response is ANGER! I was soo mad! At first I was mad at him for the way he told me then I was just mad period at what was going on!! Why?? Why do you need my husband?!? Why does his ship, out of 100s of other ships, need to stay in that area longer??? It just doesn't make sense!!! I hate that you cannot depend on our own military...I hate that I cannot plan a "surprise getaway" for him and I once he gets home bc I do not have a stable date....I hate that I cannot simply buy a flight back to California before he gets home bc I don't even know a specific date to go back and I don't want to be stuck out there by myself for too long before he returns....UGH!!!!

He is my husband and I want him with me!! I want to have a for sure date to countdown to! I want to hug him/feel him next to me/have dinner with him/I even want him with me to annoy me and me do the same to him! haha! He is my best friend!!!

Shane warned me of this! He told me that they would more than likely be extended...but my thought on an extension was, "ok...2 more weeks, I can do this!" Not 2 more months!

After my yelling spree and getting upset with him, there was no way that I could fall right to I tossed and turned all night. I felt terrible for getting mad at him! He doesn't want to be on that ship! So why am I getting upset with him! Oh terrible me!!!

He called me the next night to check on me and talk to me a little more about this extension. And he reassured me...that this year was going to be great! Even though they are extended for 2+ months, they will change the deployment schedule for the rest of the year! And we just able to have a Christmas together this year! AHHHHH!!! I want to be excited! But at the same time I'm scared to! Scared to death to plan on something then it change!

As for now, I am planning on being able to be with my husband for our first Christmas together in 3 years!!! YAY!!! Our first since being married! So there is my silver lining and me being positive about this sucky situation!
I know that the Lord has something planned for us! And I pray it involves Shane and Mackenzie McKay enjoying a lot of time together this year! Once my love returns home to me!

If you will just keep my husband and the other sailors in your thoughts and prayers as they have to stick out this deployment without their friends and family by there sides! Pray for safety bc they are in a very scary area right now!

Oh yea! After this rough weekend, I got to Skype with my love for about an hour yesterday!! Which made my day!! Made my month/YEAR so far! I haven't seen him in soo long!!
My precious husband!!! MAN OH MAN!! I miss him!! So close yet so far AWAY!! ahh!

While he was in Bahrain we were able to chat a little through Viber and he sent me a few pics of him and some places they went to....This is where he stayed while off the ship! SOO JEALOUS!! And soo happy for him! He is able to see the world!! But I know he misses his favorite traveling buddy! lol.
He said it was cold, so I'm not too jealous of the chilly weather but that view is beautiful!

I am so thankful for such an awesome husband! I'm so proud of him!

Him waiting on me to get home so we could have a skype date!! :)
I cannot wait to be able to hug this boy again! You mean soo much to me Shane McKay!! Stay safe and hurry home to me!!!

While I am home, I am soaking up all this time that I get to spend with this sweet girl!!

One of my favorite pics of us!!
I hold her near and dear to my heart!!
Thank you Kyleigh for making Aunt Kenzie's time at home a little easier!!
Love love love you!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

1. My favorite place I've ever traveled to is Australia! I love everything about that wonderful place! The people, the beaches, the food, the weather, the breathtaking sites, driving on the wrong side of the road! HA!
 I hope I can take Shane one day!!

2. Bora Bora is somewhere I'd love to go someday.

3. I pass the time on a plane(or bus, or car ride, or train) by listening to music and sleeping! I can fall asleep so fast on a plane! When I flew home in December I was asleep before we took off! I think I have a problem! haha!

4. My three must-haves when I travel are my make-up, my iPhone, and my pillow!

5. My favorite travel companion is Of course my favorite person - Shane McKay, but when he is gone on deployment, Mom is always a close second.

6. The craziest thing that ever happened to me while traveling is this isn't too crazy but I'll never forget when my cousin, my mom and myself flew to Australia. My cousin is ab a month younger than me and he is straight up Redneck, (I can say that bc my husband is one!) anyways, while we were taking off from LA to Sydney, my cousin decides to yell, "YEE HAWWWW!!!!!" I will never forget how red my face got and the STARES! from everyone!! Goodness gracious I was so embarrassed but it was hilarious and he decided to continue yelling "yee haww" on every flight after that!

7. The most exotic food I've ever tried while traveling is Relating back to Australia...while in Australia we went to one of my aunts friends house, they were having a BBQ{throwin some shrimp on da barbi...} and what I thought was a steak...was a steak, but not from a cow....It was KANGAROO!!!!  I knew it was a little tough to be a steak but it was still good! More like deer meat. I doubt that I will ever eat that again, tho!

8. If I could live anywhere else, I'd live in Flagstaff, AZ or anywhere in TN. Since living in San Diego it makes you realize - There's no place like home! If you ever get to drive to the west, stop in Flagstaff, AZ. I love this place!!

9. I have been to 23 states in the U.S.

I hope you have a fantastic weekend!!!
I am headed to the mall to pick out a bridesmaid dress for my beautiful friend Kendra's wedding!! :) Wish me luck!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


I am loving....that target has EVERYTHING on sale right now!!!
I got a fleece jacket for $5.08!!
They still have some GREAT deals! So you should go on and check it out!!

I am loving...My new shoes!!
I have been looking for some new shoes for about 3 weeks now!
Shane bought me some Merrells in March and they are GREAT but I cannot run/workout in them! So i got these yesterday!! YAY!!!

I love them! They are so light and comfy and I cannot wait to start working out in them! :)

I am loving...Rod Stewart - Maggie May!
One of my favorite songs! It's crazy how a song can make you feel better and this song always makes me smile! Reminds me of my cute husband! :)

Shane and I like to sing this in the car together!
He probably doesn't care for everyone to know that but...OH WELL haha!

I am loving...all this time that I am able to spend with my favorite little girl!!
Goodness!!! She is a doll!!!
Love you Kyleigh bug!! I am so blessed to have you as my niece!!!

What are you loving this week??
It's Wednesday! yay!!!
Have a good one!!! :)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Special Thank you!

Thank you Valerie for all of your help with my blog!!
It looks GREAT!!!
You know that I could not have done it without you! lol.
Pinned Image

It needed a facelift!!
Thank you again!
I hope you all enjoy it!!


I am loving that I (re)joined ATC fitness and will be getting back into shape before Shane gets home from deployment!! I believe every military wife goes through this while their husbands are away!

I am loving that one of my best friends Valerie is also a member of the gym and we will be able to see each other at least 4 times a week!! She is going to help me get in shape! She has done so well!! Great motivation!! Love you Val!!
I actually have a few friends that are members and they will def keep me motivated and I cannot wait to workout with them!!

I am loving this Primer! My Mother in law gave this to me for Christmas and I have been using it daily! I love it!!

Laura Gellar - Primer
I have it in Champagne!

I am loving this app Viber!
Shane was just in Thailand for the weekend and he was able to stay in a hotel that offered WiFi and while he was there we turned on the Viber and text each other and was even able to talk on the phone for at least an hour a day! FOR FREE!!!!!!
And...he was able to send me some pictures through Viber!
It is one awesome app! You must have a smart phone and WiFi to get it!
I loved being able to pick up the phone and just send him a text whenever I felt like it!
However, they are now on there way to the next port and I can't talk to him for a little while! But I cannot wait until he gets to the next destination!!
So thankful for technology!!

I am LOVING....that I can finally announce that I am going to be an AUNT again!!!!
This sweet girl is going to be a big sister!!!

I will post the details soon!
Being an aunt is the best job in the world!

I am loving this song by Paul McDonald and Nikki Reed!


I hope you are having a great week!
Happy Hump Day!! :)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I've been tagged!!

The Rules

1. You must post the rules.

2. Post 11 fun facts about yourself on the blog post.

3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post.

Facts About Me

1. I have been with Shane for 3 years now!

2. I love spicy food!

3. I love love love yard sales/antique stores!!

4. Doing crafts is my thing! Love it!

5. I am a wanna be photographer!

6. I love to cook and bake!

7. I wish I could be organized!!

8. I absolutely LOVE my job!! And am so thankful that they need me to work with them for a few months!

9. I have 2 tattoos and want at least 1 more!

10. I secretly love living in San Diego! As long as my husband is with me!

11. I get nervous when I approach a green light while driving...afraid that it will change on me very quickly...haha!!

 Questions from Val

1. What is your favorite thing to cook? {And please share the recipe if you can!}
I love to cook the Kung Pao chicken!!
Recipe here!

2. Everyone has a guilty pleasure :) What's yours?
Reality shows! I love toddlars and tiaras, The Kardashians, Mob wives! lol...the list could go on and on!

3. Are you a sports fan? If so, who are your favorite teams?
Yes!! I love the SAINTS! (Love me some Drew Brees!)
The St. Louis Cardinals! (i miss albert!)
And due to my husband loving Ole Miss...I love them too! Hoping for a better season this year!!

4. What are you going to watch tonight: The LSU/Bama game, The Bachelor, or Pretty Little Liars?
The Bachelor! another guilty pleasure!

5. What is the one beauty product you couldn't live without?
Oh goodness....can I take 2?
foundation and my mascara!

6. Where is your favorite place to eat in the city where you live?
Newks or McAlister's in Memphis.
Village Pizzeria in San Diego

7. If you won a free vacation, where would you choose to go?
Ireland! I need to explore my roots!

8. Who is your favorite Disney princess?

9. What do you like on your pizza?
Spinach, feta cheese, mushrooms, mozzerella cheese, artichokes, tomatoes, onions. YUM!!

10. Post a picture of the most recent thing you pinned on Pinterest.
lace dress...
Love this dress!! Could possibly wear this for Shane's homecoming!! :)

11. If you could give one piece of advice to your sixteen year old self, what would it be?
It gets better!!

Thanks Val for tagging me!!  This was fun!!

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