Thursday, May 29, 2014

College, Job, family

As a Navy wife I have moved clear across this country because the Navy says  to my husband, you are going to move here and do your job.

Our route from WA state to NY. Over 4,000 miles

Our route from NY to VA. Over 600 miles

 All in all we have driven over 4,000 miles across this great country of ours. I show you this because it still amazes me that the almost 8 years I have been with my husband I have driven across this country and seen and met people from all over and its an amazing thing. It also makes me sad. It makes me sad because it makes me fully realize that I have done nothing with my life. 

When I was growing up my mom and grandmothers told me that I could do anything. If I wanted to make a living jumping off a building I could. I of course would never do that since I am VERY scared of heights (I get slightly freaked out when I walk up the gangway to get on the ship to visit my husband at work lol), but my families point was that whatever I could dream up to do as a job I could do it. So at the age of 29, having half of an Associates Degree, and having 3 majors I have finally decided what I want to do to contribute to this world and to my family, I want to go to cooking school, have my own little cooking school, help people learn about what kind of foods people are putting in their bodies and maybe have a restaurant once my husband is out of the Navy that makes all the dishes I make now and employs military spouses and veterans. 

A little bit ago I was talking about my love for cooking. Anyone that knows me knows that cooking for my husband and my friends makes me happy and it relaxes me. I also love passing down and teaching my fellow military spouses how to cook. I got to thinking, I want to do that for a living. I want  focus on teaching young kids and military spouses how to cook. I have had countless friends ask me to teach them how to cook and it just surprises me that people my age and a little bit younger have no idea how to cook. Then again it doesn't really surprise me. In this day and age our society is so go go go that instead of taking an hour or more to cook a meal we take 15 mins to stop at the nearest McDonalds. I want to change that. I want to offer the opportunity for families and individuals to be able to learn how to cook yummy and healthy meals just like my grandma and mother taught me. 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Change of duty station

Well its about that time again,

Time to look at places for us to move to.

After being with my husband for 7 years I have moved from my home state of WA to go to upstate NY and then from NY to VA and now we will go to SC or NY again and we will probably go to NY.

Many of my friends would say, you didn't like NY so why would you go back? For the past few days I have been thinking long and hard about this and this is what I have to say,

Even if I didn't like NY when we were there last I will go because that is what my husband wants to do. As a wife and more so as a military wife its my job to be my husband's support system in whatever he wants to do. Sure I do have a say and I can have input about where we go but at the end of the day the Navy is my husband's job and if tomorrow he said we were moving to the middle of nowhere I would make the best of it and find a way to make it an adventure and to have fun. There will always be pros and cons about any place that you live, weather YOU decided to move there or a JOB decided that you had to move there. As a Navy wife all I can do is find the best in any and all situations that are thrown at me. At the end of the day I know that my husband is protecting this country and that no matter what happens we have each other in this crazy life.

So bring on those orders!! I am ready for whatever big Navy has to offer us, I may not like it at first but its all an adventure in the end.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

BRRRR..... time for some chili

So earlier this week it snowed here in VA.

Snow in VA?!?! Where did my beach town go?

So since it snowed and was SUPER cold (it was 19 degrees) I decided to make some chili to warm me up.


1 red bell pepper
2 green bell peppers
1 yellow onion
2 cloves of garlic
chili seasoning
1 can of pinto beans
1 can of kidney beans
2 cans of diced tomatoes
1 pound of ground beef

First you are going to cook your meat. I like to add the garlic in with my meat so it has a little bit of flavor. Once your meat is done cooking drain it and set it aside. 

While your meat is cooking dice up all your veggies and put them in your pot. 

After your veggies have cooked for about 10 minutes or so add all your veggies and beans. 

Then add the meat and seasoning. 

Let simmer for at least 30 minutes then serve. To get a really good taste I like to put it on low and simmer for about 6 hours or so. 

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