07 July 2014


A few months ago my husband made a decision for himself and our little, but perfect, family.  Since then a lot of changes have been going on in our lives from the small and simple things to the bigger.

Everyone says you find out who your true friends are in tough situations, and that has been nothing but the truth.  We've been truly blessed with the chance to learn who our true friends are verses those who were just there because of situational convenience. I'll be honest and say thats been the hardest thing for me. I never thought we would experience shitty friends in this lifestyle, but they were there all the same.    True friends are friends no matter what you do in life, if not doing something anymore means you're no longer a friend, obviously there was not trueness in the friendship to begin with.  We are grateful for those who have been there for us the last few months; we appreciate you all more than you know.

All of the changes have brought about some much needed time spent together.  We've been able to just sit and re-prioritize our lives and what's important not only to us as a team, but also us individually.  I'm a hopeless romantic and often find my head up in the clouds and it seems I married my perfect counterpart who's the same.

As for the news; Nic's now the gunno on the USS Preble and we're moving to Oahu in August! We honestly cannot be more excited!


While I hate reading little notes pre and post blog posts, I do feel like it's necessary to add one with this.  Every relationship both in and out of the military are different and therefore need different things. This blog has always been a space for me to share our experiences as well as keep family and friends updated on things that are going on.  Please respect his decision, and now our decision, to share this with everyone. 


  1. Sounds like fun - enjoy the islands!

  2. What happens in your lives is between you and Nic. Those that love you will respect you two and your decisions, as a couple and individually. They'll remain there for you with love and support. Hold on to them and let the bad ones go! <3

  3. Michelle PittariJuly 7, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    From one wife living far from family and true friends to another : What's right for your family isn't always right for someone else. But that's ok because you are not them and they are not you. Live your lives in the way that works for you. I wish you all the luck!

  4. I definitely hear you on this, girl--it's hard when people don't stand with us during times of change. But there will always be those who do too. :) Oh and let me be the first one to say Aloha and welcome to the island!!! :)

  5. I know exactly how you feel, I can count my closest friends on one hand and I absolutely love it that way! They are the ones that no matter how long I've been away, we can always pick up where we left off!

    Congrats on Hawai'i and have fun making the most out of the island life!