So it’s been a while…but my soldier is finally home!

Hello to all of you that know me and if you just happened to stumble across my little blog here, then Welcome 🙂 It has been a good couple of months since my last post and I blame my procrastination for it 😉 and moving back to the US and some travelling here and there.

Well the good news about moving back to the US is that my husband is finally home from his very long deployment in the Middle East. It really felt like forever, and I am so thankful that he’s back home safe. The deployment ceremony was short and sweet and since it was my first one, it was definitely exciting. “Families, greet your soldiers!” were the last words said by a Colonel addressing the soldiers and their families, in which everyone ran to find theirs. Let me tell you, it’s one of the best feelings in the world and truly something I shall never forget. I am definitely one happy wife.

Waiting for them to arrive!

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I’m loving the sign this little girl is holding!

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Found my soldier 🙂

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Care Package Ideas!

af1e4dc70c267b4d12313dbe8c0964e1A friend actually posted this on her Facebook page so I’m not too sure where she got this from, but wanted to share these great ideas to do a care package to send to your deployed soldier. Besides, the names are too cute 😛

Surviving the Sandstorm – eye wash, nasal spray, chap stick, bandana, goggles, sun glasses, eye drops, contact lens solution.

Laundry Load – laundry soap, fabric softener sheets, clean sheets, clean socks, clean undershirts & underwear, Febreeze.

Lotta Java – tea, cocoa, coffee singles, creamer, sugar, International Coffee tins, cookies, chocolates.

A Day at the Beach! – sunscreen, beach towel, beach snacks, flip flops (shower shoes), aloe vera gel, sunglasses, sand toys.

Medicine Cabinet – aspirin, Band-Aids, Strepsils, Neosporin, A&D ointment, cold medicine, Alka-Seltzer, Rolaids, vitamins, etc.

MRE/Mess Hall Survival Kit – restaurant size condiment packs of: bbq sauce, mustard, ketchup, mayo, relish, salt, pepper, taco sauce, ranch, cheese dip, etc.

Correspondence Carton – notebook paper, stationery, pens, pencils, stickers, envelopes, address book (filled in already), disposable camera.

Action Heroes – Power bars, squirt guns, Red Bull drinks, small Army figurines, comic books, Gatorade.

Bathroom in a Box – toilet paper, razor refills, foot powder, soap, washcloth, towel, shower shoes, shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrush, aftershave.

Ruck Sack Snack Pack – packed full of his/her favorite snacks. Doritos, M&Ms, nuts, chips, crackers, jelly beans, beef jerky, gum, etc.

Breakfast on the GO – multigrain bars, instant oatmeal cups, small boxes of cereal, pop tarts, donuts, muffins, cocoa, tea, tang, coffee, etc.

I’m Nuts About You – peanuts, cashews, pistachios, peanut butter cookies, nutter butters, peanut lover’s chex mix etc. Anything with nuts it in.

Chili Today, Hot Tamale – Hot Tamales candy, small cans of chilli, red pepper flakes, spicy sunflower seeds, Cajun flavored Pringles, Spicy Chex mix, red hots, peppered beef jerky, Extreme Doritos, nacho cheese, Jalapeno Ritz, Tums and Rolaids.

This little piggy went to the sandbox – foot care kit, foot powder, boot inserts, foot lotion, foot file, clean socks, toe nail clippers, scrub brush, odor eater balls, foot soaks, and large Ziploc bags for foot soaking.

My trip to Kuwait! From one desert to another!

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So this is actually my second trip to Kuwait to see the husband while he’s on his deployment and let me tell you, Kuwait is one hot and humid place (110 F with humidity) And I thought Dubai was crazy hot! You have not experienced true heat till you land in Kuwait! The good part about being there was that everyone spoke English (great for tourists) and people are quite helpful especially when you get lost.

However, one of the things that really threw me off were the taxis. They don’t run per meter, so you have to bargain with the driver about the price of the taxi and if you don’t do it right, the price you pay can go up real high. Moreover, Kuwait city itself is expensive! I was actually excited to do some shopping which got shot down way to easy as the conversion from US Dollars or even Dirhams was ridiculous. I cringed at the exchange place where I had to hand in my Dollars for Dinars.

Anyway, I’m actually quite lucky that I do reside in Dubai for the time being and that I can hop on the next plane to go see the hubby when he’s there and free to go out and about. Honestly, we didn’t do much, as there isn’t a lot to see in Kuwait, but the feeling of seeing my husband and knowing that he’s doing great and that he’s safe, made me feel a lot better and has made this deployment much easier to get through.  We only got a day to hang out, but on a deployment, you learn to take what you can get. Every minute counts and to me, that’s more than enough 🙂

The view from the hotel!

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Apparently the hotel thinks I’m a dude and clearly forgot my first name as well lol

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The nice parts of Kuwait

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I really need to get myself a boat lol

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