4 more days or something like that...

The week is finally here!!! I'm not exactly sure what day RJ is coming home (Friday or Saturday), but I am so excited. Only a few days and I can hug this guy. I'm don't know what to expect when Jed sees him, but I am so glad that he will finally get to spend some time with him. It's been tough not being able to explain whats going on. I'm dreading the day he goes back. I know it will feel like starting over, but who cares, I'm so happy. I'm going to enjoy every minute of his time here.

I have learned a lot of things about the military, about myself, and about RJ. The biggest lesson is that the military is not for the faint of heart. I absolutely love RJ, and I would follow him to the ends of the earth. I have met some wives that don't exactly feel the same. I can see why so many marriages break up over this. It's hard to give up your life to completely support someone, but I don't ever think twice about it. I want to be with RJ. Everything else is just extra, but I would be lying if I didn't say this time is trying.

Theres no physical person there to combat the crazy thoughts. It took a lot of praying, and a lot of being honest with people. It's so easy to talk yourself into thinking your husband isn't thinking about you. I know theres wives who would be incredibly angry that their husbands didn't write or call. These are things that are out their control, most of the time. I could very well say they're irrational, but the battle is real. You spend so much time alone with your thoughts, specially when you're spending all your time with a toddler. Prayer is key, and remembering the very best things about your husband. I love still having his old letters (from high school) to read. I choose to remember the highest points in our relationship. Thats the best part about being away, it awakens something in you. It's like falling in love all over :)

Land of Nod

I'm partnering with The Land of Nod to bring you a kids holiday gift guide. So here are a few of my favorite things from Nod. If you're just not sure what to get that kid in your life, or maybe you just want to buy something for your own kids. Whatever the occasion, Nod has a great selection for kids toys, and room decor. Here are just a few that I would choose.....

My very favorite things this season, are play food, puppets (those are adorable^^), sleeping bag, Teepee (green is my favorite), and that toy helicopter (because Dad will be working with helicopters). You can find all that and more on their website. Right now they have a different sale going on, until Dec 17. You can come back here and click on the banner on the side to see what else they have going on. >>>

Land of Nod is a partner of Daisy Girl. I was not payed to blog about this or for a certain opinion. All opinions expressed are my own. 

Hot chocolate

9 more days!!! Technically 8 days, and a wake up (never knew why people said that until now). So in the spirit of Christmas (because RJ is coming home for Christmas), I wanted to share something with you (hello run on sentence & bad grammar!).

I wanted to share a super brilliant new discovery.... hot chocolate! Not a hot chocolate recipe or even a recipe for that matter. Just a little trick I learned from someone on Instagram. My absolute favorite drink for when It's cold. I'm not a coffee drinker so hot chocolate hits the spot. Even though I don't like marshmallows in my hot chocolate (unless home made), I do love whip cream, on pretty much everything. So I learned of a way to put cool whip in the form of a marshmallow. So here it is....

Freeze your cool whip. Scoop it out (I used and ice cream scoop). Use a small cookie cutter, (I got mine from Marshalls), and cut the shape out. There! That simple. Best part is that the cool whip doesn't go to waste because the extra can be put back. I sprinkled some cinnamon over it :)


Christmas List

I updated my shop button on the side. I'm sure everyone already knew that Amazon has a "wish list" feature. It is my new favorite thing, unfortunately. I have to admit that I have a pretty solid list on here. I'm pretty positive that any girl would want any of these things.

So if you're looking for a gift for a wife, girlfriend, best friend, mom, I think they will like these! 

Fujifilm camera:  Film cameras have been a "thing" for a while now. Even though the film is crazy expensive, I think this would be a great gift for anyone who enjoys taking pictures, scrapbooking, or just likes to put pictures up. 

Epilator: Fun gift for anyone who enjoys beauty stuff. This is something pretty cool to try, and surprisingly not a lot of people know what it is.

A beautiful mess book: For the crafter! A book full of handmade crafts for your house. 

Mix it up: for the child in your life. This would be good for 3yr old and older kids. It's a really great interactive book. 

These are a few ideas for gifts! Maybe they will inspire you onto other ideas. Although I honestly have come to hate the gift giving aspect of Christmas. I don't understand why we need to give gifts. I think that we should enjoy spending time with family. Maybe one year I will be brave enough to just protest gift giving all together. I actually really love giving gifts, just not when I have to. I think they can be a huge ministry. Has anyone seen Christmas with the Kranks?! Thats kind of how I feel (haha). So if you don't give gifts, good for you! If you do, good for you too. I don't think either is wrong, one is just stressful (for me). Let's just remember why it is that we celebrate. The birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ :) 

On messing up

So I have been doing the 30 day workout, and I'm halfway done! In fact, when I do today, I will be more than halfway done. But I have to confess something to you, I missed a day last week. I remembered too late and I just didn't want to do it. I have been thinking about it, and I'm really bummed that I didn't just get up and do it. After I missed that day I really felt like throwing in the towel. I hate not being able to say I did every single day, but what can I do?

I thought instead of stoping all together, I can just admit that I messed up, and keep going. I'm not perfect and there will be times when I mess up. I'm sure there will be a lot more times! I'm human, and I can't just quit every time I mess up. How good would we be at things if we all did that? I'm learning that It's okay if things aren't perfect. Life's not perfect! So I would encourage you that if theirs something that you have quit or are thinking of quitting, just keep doing it! If i'm being completely honest, I never thought I would make it to day 16 (haha)!

 I think that we will get better at things as we keep doing them. You are what you repeatedly do, right? So if you missed reading your bible yesterday, read it today! If you missed the gym last week, go today. If you ate fries over the weekend, don't do it anymore. ;)

Motivation gets us there, but habit keeps us going!