Thursday, December 30, 2010

Best Video Ever

I know this is a little long but I love how he speaks about Military Spouses....I stole this video from Allie over @ My Marine & Me who got it from The Ramblings of A Marine Wife

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!

So we ended up not going to Maryland after all, we stood here in NJ. We ended up going over my mom's house & I cooked to invite everyone over to eat. I went all out, I made 2 pans of lasagna, a ham, mashed potatoes, mini croissants, and a cake for desert. Everyone loved it (not to toot my own horn but tooooot & they are all coming over to eat the lefts overs. 

I really did get mad yesterday because we didn't go to Maryland but I'm over it & we had a great time today. 

My husband made me open my gift because he wanted to see my reaction & I loved it. He gave me a laptop so we can skype when he leaves for deployment next year. He also loved his gift too because I got him the Kinect that he wanted so bad. Now I just wonder what he is going to give me for my Birthday (Jan 2nd). 


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sometimes I hate the holidays...

Don't get me wrong, I love to spend time with my husband & our family but I just hate the way that things are between my mother & Angel. 

My mother never really liked Angel until we went to Parris Island to pick him up from boot. She was so proud of him & everything. But then we got married & since he is a reservist she saw that he was having a hard time finding a job. We lived with her for 3 months (they were the longest 3 months ever) after we got married. He worked on base for a little while & then they didn't have funds to keep him there. The way that things are with the economy everyone was having a hard time finding a job & it sucked that he was one of those people. 

I always hate being in the middle of everything because my mom would complain to me about Angel & he would complain to me about my mom. Obviously I wouldn't relay what they said about each other to them because that would make them hate each other. 

Now, I'm having a hard time because we are leaving to Maryland tonight to spend X-Mas eve with my mom's side of the family & are coming back on Saturday (X-Mas Day) to spend it with with his father & siblings. Even though my husband doesn't want to go he is going just to please me really. But in reality he wants to stay here in NJ with them, my mom, & me in our place celebrating all together, because he is deploying in a few months he wants the holidays to be special. He says that God forbid & he doesn't come back it witll be the last time he can be with them for X-Mas.

My mom is ok with leaving today but wants to come back on Sunday. So when I called her & told her about the idea she just had to put in her two cents by saying, "Ok that's fine but since we always have to do what Angel says we are coming back on Saturday instead of Sunday but that's fine let's do it." Uggghhhhhh, it's things like that that they say that piss me off sometimes or get me upset because I wish they would have a better relationship. I mean he is my HUSBAND & she is my MOTHER so I can't take sides. She is the only person I have left from my immediate since I've been 10 yrs old. After the accident(I'll explain later in another post) we had in back in 97'.

Well, let me get ready to leave my job & head home, wish me luck for these Holidays.

Merry Christmas everyone, I hope you have a great time with your loved ones.


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

My Results Came Out Negative!!!

Ok so I know you guys have noooo idea what I'm talking about so I will start from the beginning. I have always had irregular periods, sometimes it can last about 3-4 days, a month, or even 2 months. I have never had a regular cycle, so I became anemic after some time since I always had heavy bleeding. So about a year & a half ago I went to the Gyno for a regular Pap Smear exam, thinking nothing of it, I went in got it done & came back 2 wks later for my results. Thankfully Angel was with me at the time when I got the results because they weren't good at all. The Dr. sat me & him down (he never missed one of my Dr.'s appts) & she told me that I had HPV=Human papillomavirus. I know that it wasn't sexually transmitted because a wk before Angel had gotten tested for all types of STD's & everything came out fine. I was a virgen when I started dating Angel so there was no way I got it from someone else either. The worst part about it was when she told me, "you have a severe case of cancerous cells & if you don't take care of it now you will have cervical cancer in less then 3 months" that is when Angel & I both looked at each other in shock, fear, you name it we felt it.

The Dr. told me I had to make a decision right then & there, she asked me if I wanted to freeze the part of my cervix that had the cancerous cells (it wasn't promised w/ this procedure that it wouldn't sspread) or have a sme day surgery to take out part of the cervix? I choose the surgery because it was safer & for sure that she can take out all the cancerous cells. So I was in her office Monday & that same week (Wednesday) I was on the operating table. Angel & my mother waited in the lobby until I was done with everything. A week later I had to go back to the Dr to get my results & to tell me how everythng came out. She told me the surgery was a success, she froze the area around the part that part that she cut out from my cervix just to be safe so the cells wouldn't spread. Now all I had to do was come in to see her every 6 months for a follow up.

This all happened in March of 09' & 6 months later it was the last wk of November & it was time for my Pap Smear. Now the only thing bad about this was that the day that Angel left for boot (Dec 7th, 2009) was the day that I would get my results and he couldn't be there for me. He called me before getting on the plane to SC & told me that I better let him know the results in a letter no matter what the news were, & I did. But lucky everything came out fine, it was mildly abnormal but nothing to get worked up about.

The next time I had to get another test was this June that Monday that we came back from our Jamaican Honeymoon & she gave me the same results as the previous check up. Two months after that we went to her office again because I really thought I was pregnant. I got blood work donw so it can be acurate but it came out negative. So this past Monday (Dec 13th) I had a routine Pap Smear & I went for my results yesterday. Everything came out fine it is negative. Now the next step is to try & conceive, so my Dr gave me 3 different pills to help us conceive since she knows Angel will be deploying next May & since I am so abnormal (I haven't had my menstrual cycle in 2 months & again not pregnant) with my period still she is giving us everything she can to help the conceiving process.

So we are going to get started on the whole baby making mission us luck. I really do want to have a little bundle of joy when Angel deploys so when he comes back he will meet our baby for the first time.

The Holidays

I seriously love the Holidays. It is such a beautiful time of year to be with the ones tha you love but it is also very hard especially if you have lost family members like my husband & I have in our life. Later on I will post exactly how, why, & who it is that we lost that makes the holidays just a little bit hard for us. Those topics need a post of their own so you guys can fully understand.

But on another note, I'm so excited that we are traveling south to spend Christmas wth my mother's side of the family in Silver Spring, Maryland. Incase I don't write until after Christmas I wish everyone one a safe & happy holiday.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

People should really proof read their signs before posting them all through town.....lmao


Monday, December 13, 2010

Meet Me On Monday

Questions: 1.  How do you order your steak?
2.  Are you superstitious about anything?
3.  Who is your best friend (not including your spouse)?
4.  When is the last time your wore a dress (for the guys...a suit)?
5.  Do you have any trips scheduled?


1.  Medium well or well done just like I did last night at Outback Steakhouse.
2. Not really but I do believe in Karma.
3. Kim who was my Maid of Honor at my wedding.
This is my sister from anotha mista...I love this girl!!!
4. Nov 6th, 2010 to the 235th Marine Corps Birthday Ball you can see pics here.
5. We are planning to go to Maryland for our Xmas vacation (well at least for the weekend). And hopefully we can go somewhere tropical to celebrate our 1 yr wedding anniversary early since the hubby will be deployed for it so we want to do it early.

He Dropped the D Word

So as you can tell from the title of this post, my husband told me he is going to be deploying in 2011. I mean I know he told me that he had volunteered about 2 months ago when he was last in drill but I didn't think they would actually pick him to go this time around. I know that he has to go, & I also know what he signed up for when we got married. So I know exactly what I was getting myself into with this whole military lifestyle. 

Angel left for drill this weekend & was able to come home every night to sleep (which I loved) then in the morning I would take him to base & he would get a ride home with one of his fellow Marine. So when he came home last night he gave me a great big hug, kissed me & said, "I Love You" which I of course said it back to him. He said get ready because I'm going to take you out to eat. But before I was able to do anything he said that he had to tell me something. So I sat down he took my hands & said, "I'm leaing for deployment in about 5 months to Afghan." after that my heart sank. Everything hit me like a ton of bricks & all I could ask him was;  "for how long & when did they tell you" while I had tears streaming down my cheek. He said that they told him that day while they had down time during drill.

So I got ready & we left to have dinner. I was quiet the whole ride to the restaurant & during dinner until we started talking about everything & he got me out of the trance that I was kind of in from the moment that he told me. He told me not to stress myself about it and that he is going to be safe & will come back to me. Angel wants me to be pregnant by the time he leaves so we are going to try our best in these 5 months that he is still stateside to try & conceive. That way when he comes back in 2012 he can meet our lil bundle of joy. But we are taking everything day by day. I'm going to enjoy the time I have with him until the day he has to leave.

I am ok today but I know that I will have my days of breaking down.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

My Blog Makeover

As you can all see my blog has gotten a wonderful makeover. I really have to thank Brea over @ Utterly Chaotic Designs she is so much fun to work with & is so talented so please go check out her blog. I told her what colors & what I wanted. When she sent me the first draft I was so amamzed at what great job she did. I was so happy with the way taht everything came out. I even have a client for her that fell in love with my blog So if anyone wants to spruce up their blog she is really the person to go to, she gives military family discounts also but her prices are so reasonable you can't pass up the deal.

Thank you so much Brea I love my blog now even more, even my husband liked it. Like I told you in the emails I love my design & I really appreciate you doing this for me.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

One Year Ago Today

I can't believe that a year ago today I was balling my eyes out because my fiance had left been picked up by his recruiter at 4:30AM. I really couldn't sleep at all that night . We had spent the whole day together on Sunday. That same Saturday before he left, we had his going away party. I decided to spend his last night in NJ with him. I really didn't get a lot of sleep I just kept looking at him, crying, & hugging him. Then around 4AM his alarm turns on & all I can think is "No it's time for him to get ready, I can't take this feeling. I don't want to be without my fiance for 3 months......" His family is all awake by this time time too. Even his best friend Andy came by to say "see you later". At exactly 4:30AM his recruiter pulled up to the house after I cried in his arms, hugged him, told him I loved him, & that I would miss him; off he went to embark on his new journey to becoming a US Marine @ Parris Island, SC where many of his fellow brothers in arms have gone through the same ordeal as he was about to start.

How time flies, those 3 months were one of the hardest moments I ever went through in my life but I can truly say it made me appreciate my husband more, it helped strengthen our relationship, & it helped me to never take him for granted.

I love you Mr. Camacho you are truly the best thing to ever happen to me!!!!

Friday, December 3, 2010


So I know this is a month late (opps) but I have been meaning to thank Ines over @ The Few, The Proud, The Wife for giving me this award. I have just been so busy lately that I havent even had time for myself let alone get on my blog. Another thing that doesn't really let me post anything is that our friend Andy took his laptop home & I dont have one.....yet (hoping to get one from the husband on Xmas or my B-Day).  But anyways lets get on with accepting this award.

10 things I like

1) I love sleeping on my husband's side of the bed when he is away!
2) I love shopping when there are great sales.
3) I love romantic comedies.  
4) I don't know how I managed being without a DVR for so long.
5) I really like free movie Tuesdays.
6) Love finding new blogs & following them.
7) I love being a Marine Wife.
8) Love drinking a Tall White Chocolate Mocha from Starbucks during the winter.
 9) Favorite holilday is Christmas by far
10) Love spending time with my family as much as I can, we are all crazy but I wouldn't trade them for anything in the world.

Ok so I know I'm supposed to give this award to 10 other bloggy friends but I really have to get back to work & can't stay on much longer. I will do it soon though I promise.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ready for Turkey Day?

Hello!!! So is everyone ready for Thanksgiving, cause I know I am. The hubby & I were invited to North Carolina to spend it with his family, to my family's house down in Maryland, my aunt's house & god-parents house here in NJ. It is Tuesday morning & we still don't know what we are going to do. Which that annoys me because I like to have everything in order if we are going to travel, but since I still don't know what my husband wants to do I can't get organized.

On another note, I am trying to save some money & come up with some money because the hubby & I are going to have to buy another car & get rid of his old Toyota Tercel so I decided to make flans & sell them. I already have 12 orders that need to be delivered tomorrow for everyone's Thansgiving dinners. I made 6 yesterday & plan on making 6 more today. Just with these orders alone I'm gonna make $180 by tomorrow night. Not bad for just selling flans, don't you think? If I had more time I would've made my Turkey cookies, cakes, & cupcakes to see too.

Anywho, I hope everyone has a great & safe Thanksgiving weekend. Eat all you can because everything always taste better during the hoildays & when you are with family.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Meet Me On Monday

 1. How many pillows do you sleep with?
2. Where will you eat on Thanksgiving?
3. Would you rather go to a party or host a party?
4. How many purses (for the guys..wallets) do you own?
5. What is your favorite kind of seafood?

1. 1 or 2.
2. Not sure yet, we were invited to my family here in Newark, NJ, to my family's down in MD, & we were also invited to Angel's family's house in NC.
3. I would rather go to a party & help clean up rather then have one myself.
4. I used to have a lot but got ride of some, now I only have like 5 or 7 not really sure.
5. Shrimp & Salmon.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Meet Me On Monday

I have seen other wives do this so I decided to join in on the fun too. So here it goes... 

Questions: 1. Do you eat Sushi?
2. What kind of bath soap do you use?
3. How often do you talk to your Mom?
4. What TV shows do you watch on a regular basis?
5. Did you start Christmas shopping yet?

Answers:1. Ewww, I don't think so.
2. I love the Caress body washes. 
3. Every day.
4. Friends re-runs, Family Guy, The Haunted, & First 48
5. Nope, I'm kind of late.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Happy Birthday Marines!!! I'm so proud to be a Marine Wife. I am grateful for everything that my husband does & for every man & woman in The Marines Corps that have giving there all to this country.

Ooh Rah & Semper Fi!!!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Our 1st MCB 2010

We had an awesome time last night at the Marine Corps Ball. Our ball was at the Sheraton Hotel in Parsippany, NJ. There were so many people there. We got there around 5:45 just in time for the cocktail hour which started at 6PM sharp. I was so happy about drinks yay!!! Anyways, I had 2 whiskey sours & 2 Shirley Temples...yum! My hubby had about 3 beers because he obviously didn't want a repeat from the Halloween party last week. He also didn't want to look bad in front of his team leader & all the other guys. We were good though, neither of us got drunk, even though I haven't gotten drunk since my first & last time on my 19th birthday at a friends house, but that is besides the point now.....LMAO!
Then at 7PM we were told to go to our tables because the ceremony was about to start. We got our seats & sat quietly through the ceremony, as soon as it was done we got our food., which was so delicious by the way. Immediately after the ceremony the DJ started playing his music, & let me tell you he did an awesome job. There were always people on the floor dancing. We took a lot of pictures & took the infamous MCB professional picture.

Our Table's decoration

The ceremony

The cutting of the cake

Everyone is mingling with everyone

Drinking whiskey sours

With my honey's cover (typical wife, fiance, gf pic)

The dancers of Golf Company showing off their

So funny

Self explanitory

And some more moves.....

As tradition goes, everyone has to drink from the Kevlar at some point of the night

I hope everyone had/has a wonderful time at the Marine Corps Ball this year because we sure did, we can't wait for next yrs Ball!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Marine Corps Ball 2010

I'm so excited for tomorrow as you already know by the title of this post, we are going to the Ball tomorrow. I bought my dress 3 wks ago & got it altered last week. I finally got it back on Tuesday. I have my shoes, my jewelry, clutch, etc. I can't wait to go. I just hope it would stop raining since I'm going to straighten my hair. I can't wait to dance the night away & see the ceremony that they do, I just wish I knew a few girls that are going because we (well I) don't really know any of the other Marine wives, fiances, or girlfriends. I will post pictures up asap & let ya know how everything was don't worry.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

How I wish we can go back to Jamaica for another Honeymoon...(sigh)...dreaming is nice!

Our view from the Balcony

View from the dining area

On a boat

Going back home

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween Party!!

Ok so I finally found my camrea cord & was able to save my pictures from this years Halloween Party. I was so much fun, we had such a great time that we are already thinking about next years costume

So we had to be in Dover, NJ (about 25 mins away) around 6:30PM Saturday, since Angel's cousin (William) wife had our txts to get into the party. And of course we left late because Angel had to help his dad fixing Gabriel's (Angel's younger brother). Luckily, when we got to Will's house he wasn't there yet. He was showing off his new Jeep to his So I helped his wife Theresa, & his daughter Kayla, get ready for the party. I was just glad that we were able to get there on time before they left. Since Kayla is 18 & was going to be the designated driver for the night we were able to drink a little for the night. The only problem with that was that Angel drank a little more then he planned, & let me tell you that he felt it too...lmao. I have pics to prove it. At the party they had a contest for sexiest, scariest, most creative, & best couples. Angel & I thought we should've won best couple but that didn't happen... :'('s ok we still had a great time either way. We ate, drank, & danced the night away. Now for the fun pictures.....

Lil Red Riding Hood & Her Big Bad Wolf
Me & Kayla the Queen of Hearts

Angel terrorizing his cousin's dog
Some of the sexy cheerleaders of the night
Half of the dance floor, every1 having fun!
Kayla & her mom Theresa

The Queen of Hearts, Angel (he was & Theresa Ms. Sweet Hearts Lady

The girls on the dance floor

Even Jesus was getting his grove on w/ a Corona in hand

And a flask in his
Popeye & Olive Oil

Will as a Jester

All of us

The trashy lifeguard & beetle juice

My big bad wolf feeling sick next to the truck

My hunny wasn't in the mood for pics as sick as he was feeling...
Well, I hope you all enjoyed the pictures because I sure enjoyed taking them.