Friday, May 11, 2012

Blog Hop

Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day 2012!

For this special day, ridingtherollercoaster and household6diva is hosting a blog hop where all of us Military Spouse bloggers can share each others blogs. So for all of you Mil Spouses here checking out my blog, here is a quick review of what my life, and this blog is all about-

My name is Crystal. I married at the age of 19 to a young Airborne Infantryman who is my Highschool sweetheart. He was fresh out of basic training when we eloped. I then sent him off to his first Duty station which was in Germany. He deployed soon after he got there and we never were able to have me command sponsored in time. The Deployment was tough and I lost my father to lung cancer. I had to make such hard decisions on my own at such a young age while wondering if my new husband was coming home to me alive. I really didn't have a support system at all.
   I was finally command sponsored and got to Germany just in time to be there for my Husbands Deployment Homecoming. That is where I started this beautiful record keeper. 
   I blogged about our "honeymoon phase" after Deployment, starting our newlywed life, experiencing Germany, traveling, all the cute things our feline does, life as a homemaker with no kids, FRG meetings, field trainings ect. I tried to record all aspects of Military life in Germany so I wouldn't forget a thing.
   We have recently decided to leave the Active duty lifestyle and now we are currently living on the East Coast for the first time in our lives, experiencing a new place once again. We are both going to college full time and being fun young kids again. I also record us transitioning out of the Military lifestyle. I blog about both the good and the bad.

My husband and I at the landing zone after I got to watch him jump out of a perfectly good plane in Germany.

I love reading other blogs so place comment below with a link to your blog as well.


  1. new follower from the hop!!

    Rheanna at Cammo Style Love

  2. I'm also a new follower! I love those hanging produce baskets you have in your new kitchen, by the way. What a great idea! I hope you had a lovely weekend & a great MilSpouse Appreciation Day! :)

    Heather from Sneakers of Faith

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  4. Hi! I am a little late from the BlogHop but I wanted to say that you have a beautiful family! We are enjoying Germany but ready to move on to the next chapter of our lives too! It was nice to meet you! So Happy belated military spouse appreciation day!!!! Amanda