Sunday, February 28, 2010

Awesome Give-a-Way!

Is doing an awesome give a way over at her blog.
I love her creativeness and her Keep Calm prints are awesome!
"Keep Calm and Soldier On"
So go check it out:)

Only a few more days and my hubby will be home to me:)
I cannot wait to see him at his graduation!
This weekend went by super fast, and was full of fun, sickness, and studying!
I had fun at girls night, yet everyone except me had tummy aches after dinner:(
Then the next night at Katie's bday I was the one with the tummy ache..
NO fun at all:(
But I still had a blast celebrating her birthday!
Today I took Cali Jean to the doggy park again.
We met up with Katie and Meredith and their pups.
A puppy reunion! I loved watching them run wild!
The rest of the day was spent studying..huge Bio exam tomorrow so wish me luck!
Have a great night everyone, and hope you have an awesome Monday!

Mrs. Cass

Friday, February 26, 2010


I was SO ready for this weekend as soon as my alarm went off this morning. Usually it takes me awhile to get up, but I sprung right out of bed, ready to take on this day!

I had class in the morning. History and Bio. Two of the classes I HATED in highschool and now I'm starting to love. My History Professor is amazing. He's a total rocker(which I love) and puts a fresh spin on old facts. I could listen to him for hours. Bio is slowly starting to grow on me. Maybe it's because everything is finally starting to click, and my professor relates everything to our every day lives. I am even excited for the exam on Monday!

Tonight is GIRLS night. Oooh how I love my girls nights! We are going  to go eat at a lil Mexican restauraunt and then come back to my apartment and make margaritas. Yuuummy! Mexican food and the culture is pretty much a huge part of my life. The town I grew up in is predominatley Hispanic, and on every corner there is a Mexican restaurant to eat at. We are thirty minutes from the Mexican border so my hubby's family would always take us to eat at some authentic mexican restaurants!
We love our Cheladas!
Us and my Brother/Sister in law!

Us and his cousin Guero!
mmm shrimp cocktail!

Even though this weekend will be full of fun, I can't wait to get it over with so that I can get my man back! ahh six more days and I will see my hubby! I got to talk to him last night and he told me a funny story about his day....He was doing land navigation out in the wilderness somewhere and came upon "marshy" terrain. What he didn't realize was that he was walking into a stream..and before he knew it he was waist deep in water. The poor thing had to tread out of the water and freeze the rest of the time. And to make it even worse, it was snowing yesterday morning. I felt super bad for my hubby but couldn't help but laugh. Things like that never happen to him..NEVER! And he isn't the biggest fan of large bodies of water so I just thought it was hysterical....after I made sure he was okay of course. Anyways, don't tell him I told you this:)

Mrs. Cass

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I want it Wednesday!

I love,love, looooove this dress from Victoria's Secret!
The pattern is so cute, in fact I have a bandeau bikini in this pattern, or something similar!
I am going to convince the hubby to buy me this summer dress..since our taxes diid just come in:)
He can never resist my cute puppy face!

Today was a great day! 
Yesterday I wasn't feeling to swell so I relaxed and slept most of the evening.
I only had a short time at school today so that was great..
I went to the gym and am now stuck in the middle of a ton of homework..
the sound of rain does sound nice though..
although it's supposed to snow and I do not want it to snow again.

Mrs. Cass

Monday, February 22, 2010

What a Monday..

I hate Monday's but love how today went by sooo fast! I had class till noon..then I was able to come home, catch up on some homework, and be lazy! I even took a nap! I never take naps! After napping my afternoon away I woke up extremely energized and headed to the gym. I am on a role with this gym thing..mission "get fit" before hubby comes home! I've gone everyday since he's been gone and I love it now! I used to dread going to work out..and my hubby would always beg me so he'd have company. Now he'll be so proud that his wifey is willing to work up a sweat!

After the gym I had a volleyball scrimage! I am playing on a league for all wifes/ dependents of the military. My team met up with three other teams and had a blast playing some quick pick up games. The team I'm on gets along so well, and we're constantly laughing and joking around. Not everyone has played before so we just don't take it to seriously. Plus it's just an Army league, we aren't going to nationals or anything! So you think the other teams would be having fun too..right? NO! they were yelling at one another when a ball was dropped, rolling eyes, and one of the girls even sat out because she was so upset. It totally ruins the fun of the game when you start to get attitudes like that! That is why I'm so happy my team is full of fun loving girls who just want to have fun.

Well anyways, I got to talk to my hubby tonight..we're almost one week down..yet it seems like months..oh well I have lots to keep me busy this week! Hope you all had a happy Monday!

Mrs. Cass

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sunshine Award

Yayy so I got my first blogging award tonight..very exciting!
Thank you Stephanie @ Army Wife on a Mission!!
It totally made my night, you are such a sweetie!

"The Sunshine Award is given to bloggers whose positivity and creativity inspire others in the blog world.
 I am now going to pass along the sunshine and present this award to some of my favorite bloggers
who make my day
 "A Sunshine Day!"

The rules, once this award is received, are as follows:

1. Post the logo on blog

2. Pass the award on to fellow bloggers

3. Link the nominees blogs so other can get to know them

4. Let nominees know they have won this award by commenting on their blog

5. Share the love and link to the person who received this award from.
I'd like to present these awards to....
2. Jessica @ Learning As We Go
4.Lisa @ must be doin' somethin' right
5. Expat Girl @ The Sand Is Different Here

Hope you girls enjoy..just as I enjoy reading your blogs!

Mrs. Cass

Getting to know you&Bring me sun Sundays..all in one!

I've had so much fun reading everyone elses survey, that I had to do my own!
Thanks to MannLand5!

1. How often do you wash/change your sheets?

Ha..honestly maybe every couple of weeks. I'm not too paranoid about changing sheets..we always shower before bed anyways!
2. When is your birthday?
November 2nd!

3. Have you ever met a bloggy friend in real life?
No, but I do have friends with blogs that I follow:)

4. Brad Pitt or George Clooney?
uggh if I have to...Brad.. I'd glady choose Bradley Cooper though!

5. If you could change one thing about your body what would it be?
Never get pale..and have a nice tan all year round:)

6. How often do you wash your hair?

Everyday, my hair tends to get super greasy

7. Do you have pets?
Yes! Our baby girl, Cali Jean♥

8. How many social networks do you belong to..if you had to give up one, what would it be?

Facebook, Blogger, Myspace..and that's it.. I could def. give up Myspace, I only have mine to keep in touch with old friends and check up on my sister!

Now for Bring me sun Sundays!
I despritaley am in need of a new pair of rainbows..
Cali Jean likes to tear up all of my sandals..

Aren't they cute?! Being from Cali, I pretty much obsess over sandals and summer clothes..
Well anyways! Hope you all have a great Sunday..
I got a lil bit of time in the sun at the dog park with my friend Meredith!
And I even read my book by the pool so I could enjoy what a beautiful day it is!

Mrs. Cass

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Midnight cravings..

I always end up with cravings for chocolate during the night..

So what does that lead to???
A SONIC BLAST! favorite.
And luckily I had a wonderful friend who wanted to come a long and we sat in our car,ate, and chatted it up!
a nice way to end the night.

Some of you were asking how Claying around went..
It was soooo much fun!
Three of us didn't finish putting all our coats of paint on,
so we'll have to go back again!
but until then, this is what my vase looks like...
sorry for the horrible picture,
it says believe around the top portion..
the colors won't look anything like this once it has been glazed and fired..
I'm really excited to add more details to it and see the end results!
The shop we were at was very cute, and there were so many creative designs hanging around.
The ladys that worked there were helpful and really nice.
It was a great atmosphere and a great girls day out!
I will post a picture of my finished vase soon!

Mrs. Cass

I love mornings like these...

I woke up early and made my favorite...beef stew! I make it in the crock pot so the whole house just smells amazing! mmm I can't wait to eat it! Then I hit up the gym for a nice morning workout. I've been going to the gym everyday this week and I feel so much more energized, and with each time I go I find I can last longer on the treadmill, or do more reps! After the gym I came home and made chocolate chip pancakes! Yuuuummy! Then, being the nice doggy mommy that I am, I took Cali Jean to the dog park..the joys of parenthood! I love watching her run around with other dogs, she's such a goofball and cracks me up the whole time. All of this before 12.p.m! Loves it!

I have a girls day planned today. We are going to this place called Just Claying Around. We can pick pottery and paint it, then they fire it for free so the paint will stay. I've never been to a pottery place before, so I'm very excited. I love artsy stuff but am not the most creative person. It'll be nice to hang out with the girls and hopefully make some fun things to put around the house!

Hope you all have a great weekend.

Mrs. Cass

Friday, February 19, 2010

new haiiir!

I finally went to the salon and got my hair done! I had gotten it trimmed here and there because I was trying so hard to grow it out. Unfortunately that was impossible with how badly my hair has been treated these 18 years. Number 1 I have been swimming for 15 years and chlorine is horrible on hair. Every summer my hair will turn a shade of blonde and get all crispy. Totally unmanageable. Then on top of that I highlight, box dye, and straighten my hair often so my hair was in pretty bad shape. I had pieces that were just broken in half, and all my ends were super dead. So instead getting my hair highlighted like this...

I ended up having to cut off a good 3/4 inches, and going back to my natural color..hopefully with my new at home treatment and my new shampoo/conditioner my hair will be on the road to recovery and I'll be able to go light just in time for summer. I am on mission hair recovery:)

Mrs. Cass

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Thank goodness for glucose!

Today has been a very crazy day...of course I started off with my number one blonde moment.. I always forget to shut the gas lid on my car! So I drive around like a goober with my gas lid open for like ever until someone honks and points! I don't know what my problem is but I always forget to shut it!
Then during class my mom called me so I knew it was urgent since she never calls when I'm in school. I ended up getting the worst voicemail I could have hoped for.. My grandpa had just been rushed to the hospital in an ambulence after collapsing at home. We automatically thought it was his heart, but then once he was at the hospital he kept slurring his words and couldn't control his body from moving so we thought it was a stroke. The nurses/drs weren't in the room when his body started moving uncontrollably so my father finally went and got them because he knew something was wrong. They ended up taking his blood pressure and it was at freakin 30!! I mean come on now, they knew he was diabetic so why wasn't that checked before?! They instantly realized he was in diabetic shock and gave him glucose..about 5 minutes later he could talk and was back to his old self.

I'm so glad he's okay but that just aggrivated me that they didn't check that before..If not treated promptly insulin shock could lead to death..ahhh that just makes me want to get my nursing credentials already and get in there.

Well after that stressful event I went to the gym and got it all out..took a bubble bath and am now cuddled in my hubby's sweatshirt:) smells just like him and makes me feel so much better!

Please keep my grandpa in your prayers, he's been having so much trouble with his heart, and now this. I can't hope enough that he will recover and be back to his old self..

Mrs. Cass

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Already Miss Him...

At 3 a.m this morning I had to drop my hubby off at training. It's only been 9 hours and I already miss him so much..I am allowing myself one day of moping around..and that is it! I guess good-bye's are what hurts the most. Of course, being the big baby that I am I cried my eyes out when he kissed me goodbye. I always feel bad about crying because I don't want to make it any harder on him then it already is but I just can't help it! I'm a very emotional person haha. He will only be gone for a few weeks, so the time will go by so fast. We've gone through a 15 month deployment, so I know a few weeks will be a piece of cake. But like I always say, it's hard to say goodbye to someone you love so much and know you won't see them for a certain amount of time.

The one thing I am happy about is that at least our relationship is strong enough that we can be away from each other and things not change. Also I will be able to shop as much as I want to...retail therapy always works for me!
I love him♥

Mrs. Cass

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Love is in the Air♥

In honor of Valentine's Day, I figured I would blog about my hubby and I's love story. Just last night we were talking about how far we'd come, how we've changed, and just how amazing it is that we are finally married.

As some of you may know, my hubby and I met when we were in highschool. Going back to those days, I would have never thought 5 years later we'd be married. We met when I was a freshman, and my hubby was a junior. We met then talked online for about a week before he asked me to be his girlfriend. I was basically floating on cloud nine because not many freshman had upperclassmen boyfriends, especially as handsome as mine! We were together all throughout the end of the school year, and right before summer....he broke up with me!! We were laying on the floor in my bedroom when he did it. I remember instead of storming off and being mad, I bawled my eyes out and clung to him. Must have been an awkward moment for a boy who was trying to get away!
 Us way back when:)

After that aweful evening, we were on and off for the remainder of his highschool career. He was always the one guy I could go to with anything and he'd be there for me. I guess at the time we just weren't meant to work out, we were meant to go out and explore before settling down. Well after my hubby graduated we started getting very serious again. I helped him through all his struggles with his parents, and choosing what to do with his life. We got into a fight though, which made us slowly grow apart. And then way sooner then I would have wished for, he left for the Army. We didn't get a good-bye...he was just gone. I was devasted, I knew deep down I was in love with him, but we'd been through so much hardships I just couldn't see it working out now that he was gone!

After awhile I got another boyfriend, I guess just to cope with the fact that my (future) hubby had left. Everything was going great until one day I received a letter in the mail. It was from my hubby. I had a surge of emotions sweep over me..happy,scared,nervous.  I stared at it forever until I finally got the nerve to open the three page letter. Besides telling me his day to day duties at basic training he completely spilled his heart out to me. He wanted to go back to how we were his junior year, that I was the only girl that truely unerstood him and was there for him. I was brought to tears and didn't know what to do. At the time I didn't think we would be able to make it..but my heart told me we would. I stuck with my brain though and wrote him back that I had a bf and was happy.

After basic he came home for two weeks. We ended up meeting up and ever since that day we started talking on a day to day basis. While my then bf was at the desert I would meet up with R*(my hubby) and go to dinner( I know, I know, bad girl right?) We were inseperable and knew we just had to give it a shot. I soon broke up with my boyfriend and decided to give R a shot. I couldn't control my emotions whenever he left to airborne school. But he did manage to call/text me all day everyday and we made our relationship grow that way.
During one of his R&R's♥

In over that two years that we were together, we saw each other maybe 4 months. R* was on the east and I was still living on the west coast. Then he deployed for 15 months which was the hardest thing I've ever had to go through. Yet we still made it, and will be spending our FIRST Valentine's day together. I'll have him in my arms on V-day this year, not 5,407 miles away! No one thought we would make it, but we sure did prove them wrong. We know we can beat the odds, and are so happy to finally be married.
Mr&Mrs. Cass
On our HoneyMoon*


Friday, February 12, 2010

Army Wives&Friendship..

I think all Army Wives will agree that finding good friends is definitly a challenge. With moving to different duty stations it can be really frustrating having to reestablish yourself, let alone make a new group of friends. I have been very blessed to find great friends here on the East Coast. Don't get me wrong, I miss my loves back in CA but no one will understand you more than another Army Wife.
When my hubby(fiance at the time) first left for his fifteen month deployment I did not have anyone to fall back on during rough times. My friends were great, always there for a shoulder to cry on, but at the same time I'm sure they thought I was crazy staying with a guy who made me cry every other day. They didn't understand what he was going through, nor how much we loved each other. Gradually I relied more on my parents to get me through everything. They were my rock and I love them so much for being so understanding, and holding me all through the night when I missed my hubby.
About half way into the deployment, my hubby started talking about one of his friend's girl friends. I couldn't believe that there was another girl going through the same day to day heart ache as me! I was quick to find her on Myspace and couldn't believe how similar we were. At first we didn't hit it off like I thought we would. We just sent quick messages to each other..just getting to know each other type of question. It soon turned into a bond that could withstand anything. Quick messages turned into long chats, phonecalls and daily text messages. It was so easy to talk to her because we were going through the exact same thing at the exact same time. We could call each other in the middle of the night, and know the other one would understand exactly what we were feeling.
When our boy's homecoming came along, we were so excited to finally meet. I remember texting her hours before green ramp, both of us so excited to meet and that those 15 months of heartache were over. Once our boys were home I honestly thought we would drift our seperate ways. But it turned out to be so much more than that. We still call each other in the middle of the night bawling our eyes out, knowing the other will know exactly what to say to make it better somehow. Even though we don't get to talk as often as we would like, I always know that she will be someone I can fall back on and trust with all of my heart. The Army might not be on the top of my favs list, but it has brought me a great friendship that will withstand the test of time, no matter the distance or time spent away.
If it weren't for Ashley, and all the other wonderful Army Wifes that I have met, I wouldn't be as strong as I am today. No one will understand what it's like to have your husband torn away from you at a moment's notice like another Army Wife will. No one will understand what it feels like to sit for hours on the computer and wait for your husband to get online, or understand why you have to have your phone attatched to your hip like another Army Wife will.
So thank you to all the wonderful wives that have been there for me, and even to those who I have not met. We all are apart of something that bonds us together.

My bestie Katie&I
All my wonderful girlfriend's on the East Coast♥
Mrs. Cass♥

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Time to spare...

Ten minutes till Keeping Up With the Kardashians...def time for a lil' survey!

1. How many piercings do you have?

I have four. Used to have five but cartilage infections are no fun! I would really like to get my nose pierced..

2. I love the sound of.....?

The ocean...or any type of water, and hearing my hubby come home!

3. Favorite city?
San Diego, I cannot wait to get out of this place and return to Cali.

4. Colts, Saints, or could care less?

ehhh Chargers! lol

5. Frozen yogurt or ice cream?

icecream for sure, chocolate chip cookie dough is yumm

6. Favorite appetizer?
buffalo wings! or chips and dip:)

7. What item in your closet currently makes you the happiest?
my hubby's valentine's day gift..hopefully it's hidden enough so he cannot find it

8.Favorite facial moisturizer?

I stick to Olay, it does it's job juuust fine:)

Mrs. Cass

Weekend Recap..

I feel like I've had a four day weekend. The hubby was off on Thurs/Fri this week so I basically went through the motions of school then forgot about homework as soon as I got home just so I could hang out with him! On Thursday we tried out a new restaurant, The Oyster Bar! It was SOOO yummy. The food was amazing and I actually tried oysters. I don't know how anyone could have a liking for oysters, they are slimy and taste so funny!! Friday night we went to a going away party for one of our friends who is heading to Germany. It was a blast and it was fun to see all our friends and just hang out!
My friend K* and I♥

Today  two of my girlfriend's and I decided to have our own super bowl party! Since all our hubby's are working we went and got stuff to grill and even made my favorite velvet cake balls! We grilled burgers, hotdogs, and even made some pasta salad that was soo delicious! All our hubbys and their friends stopped by and grabbed a plate. Since I am not the biggest football fan, it was nice to just be girls and cook/bake..instead of huddled around a T.V. with a bunch of guys drinking beer! Our puppy Cali enjoyed playing in a yard and is now passed out next to me on the adorable!

My Bring Me Sun Sunday Item would be this frilly bikini by Roxy. I can totally see myself laying out on the beach with this girly bikini, and am in love with the colors!
Mrs. Cass