Happy Day

I really thought that today was going to be the hardest day of this deployment. You know, celebrating our anniversary solo for the first time ever. I must have had a bunch of people praying for me because it turned out to be an amazing day! 

I went to bed last night feeling all sad about our anniversary and really missing my husband. I think it had more to do with the fact that it was night time {when I'm always the loneliest} and that I'd just seen some Army related stuff on TV. 

I was woken up by my sweet hubby {via the cell phone, of course} at 0200. =) I was soooo happy to be getting a phone call! I'd hoped he would call but I had sort of given up on it. It wasn't a very long call, but it was so nice to hear his voice. He's been very busy trying to get everything done there and hasn't been able to call or email me for 3 days. On top of that, the poor guy has a cold. =( I repeat, he has a cold. In 130+ degree weather. I wish I could give him a hug. Colds in the summer suck enough as it is without adding in the extreme heat of the sandbox and, well, the sand. Not to mention he has to be awake for probably 2 days straight. My poor hubby. But the good side of this is that he's coming home when we thought he would!!! No more guessing!! Well, as much as is possible with the Army. =P Talking to him made me feel so much better about celebrating our anniversary apart. 

This evening my deployment sister, Annie, took me out! I told her that I was sort of sad about our anniversary a few weeks ago and she offered to go to dinner with me. =) How awesome is that?! So tonight, she picked me up and we went to Cholo's on the North Shore for some yummy Mexican food! Mmmmm! 

After dinner, she decided that she wanted to show me one of her favorite beaches here. Since I still don't know where all of the best ones are, I thought it'd be a great idea. But of course, we couldn't get through Haleiwa without stopping for shave ice!!! Unfortunately Matsumoto's was closed, but we found a place that was open. =)

I big, pink, puffy heart shave ice. I have no idea what in the world I'm going to do when we PCS. I've been spoiled and shaved ice from the mainland just is not the same. *sigh* After a quick stop we got back in the car and spent the rest of the evening here:

It. was. beautiful. It's been a while since I've seen the sunset on the beach. Add in a ton of sea turtles {aka honu} and I'm a very happy girl. =) There's really nothing like being at the beach. Even if there's a bunch of people around, it's still very peaceful.

And I really can't get enough of these guys!!! How cute are they?! I may have to get a honu tattoo before we leave here... Hmmm... ;-) We also did an impromptu sunset photo shoot. I'm a little excited that I have a photographer {professional or not!} for a friend. LOL!

It was a really gorgeous sunset. And I had a fantastic evening with a great friend. I'm so thankful she took the time to hang out with me and make sure I had an awesome day instead of a sad one. The only way this day could have been better is if I'd been able to spend it with Joe. Until then, I'll take more awesome days with great friends. =)


  1. YAY!! I'm sooo glad I was able to celebrate your anniversary with you!! I had a great time chickadee :) And thanks for being my model! We need to do more photo sessions so I can get practice :)

  2. I love your dress, and your watermark! So glad you had a happy day =}

  3. I'm so glad that you had a great day! You look beautiful in your pictures.

  4. Love all the pictures, especially that last one!

  5. Aw, I'm so glad you have a great friend who helped make your day special! You look so pretty in all those pictures!!

  6. Happy Anniversary! I am glad it was as good as it could be. And, you got the good news that he will be coming home on time! Plus, most importantly your post reminded me of how long it's been since I went to Cholo's! Yum!

  7. So glad you had a friend to share your anniversary with. I recently did my 10th alone while hubby was off doing the army thing and I found being busy really helps. At least, that's what I told myself while I was at my really long kid's dance recital.
    The pics are beautiful, thanks for sharing!

  8. aww happy belated anniversary! So nice of your friend to take you out. Isn't Aoki's next to Matsumoto's? They've changed the sign since I've been there last. You've got me craving some pina colada shave ice! mm mmm!

  9. I'm glad you had a great day! I seriously want to go to that beach, how beautiful and I love honu!