Friday, January 15, 2010


Happy Friday! From Utah.

I travel. A lot. Tonight is no exception, I am in Utah. Interesting place to say the least. No disrespect to anyone but this place is extremely very different then the Great White North I call home.

Good or bad that depends on your views- but different.

My crew and I went to a restaurant for dinner across the street from the hotel we are staying at. We walk in and sat at the bar to have a drink... nope can't have a drink at the bar. (huh?!- but is a bar...) you can order a beer- if you order food.

Want a glass of wine? Nope not at the bar. You have to sit at a table with a server.

But the view- now that is amazing! (I tried to take pictures on the flight in- couldn't find the camera- maybe tomorrow. I wish was one of those story tellers who could paint you a picture). From my web seat out a little round window in the cargo compartment of a C310 all I could see was snow covered mountains and fog. Lots of fog- are we going to land?

Yup. One tiny opening over the runway… Perfect.

Tomorrow -Vegas.

I have never been so I am excited. I am not a gambler; I like the money I’ve earned. BUT I do love to people watch and it IS warmer then the Great White North and at least I’ll have a clue what people are talking about.

On that note, I am exhausted and tomorrow is going to be a busy day.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Chasing another dream.

We all have dreams and my FF will tell you I am no exception to the rule. He would probably tell you I am a bit of an extremist in this area.

None the less- for the most part he is pretty supportive- there are times I am sure he just shakes his head and waits for the idea to pass (as most of them have).

Education is a huge dream of mine (IF I ever make up my mind) I have run the gamut of ideas...

There was of course (in no particular order): Accounting, Human Resources, Paralegal, Law school, Dental Hygienist, etc… and the latest and greatest- Graphic Design.

Today, I bought a book. (exciting I know). To my surprise it is actually interesting reading. Maybe this one will pan out? Let me finish chapter 1 before we make a drastic decision.

BUT in recent I have had this urge not to work in an office with 200 other people, doing the same thing over and over. (disclaimer- I do actually like my job) but I think everyone wants the option of freedom.

My FF and I both agreed when Sweet Pea was born- I would not make a good stay at home mom. I envy any woman who can.

Freelance? Maybe.

At a minimum I would like to learn enough to spiff up my blog.
(Coming soon hopefully designed by me).

Stay tuned through this newest adventure. I won’t completely bore you with the ins &outs but I will use you as my guinea pigs :) and I hope you will be brutally honest with me. Yes- bring it on!

G'night!  ~Amber~

Monday, January 11, 2010

Squeaky Shoes.

Oh and do they squeak. Seriously. There are squeakers in the soles.

(Here I thought it was a cute little name)

But they are adorable!

I'm a BIG man now!

I've got on my walking shoes...

These shoes were made for walking!

(well maybe not quite yet)...

I found these very cute squeaky shoes online at:

NOT me Monday!

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

I have not been compeltly excited about posting my very first NOT ME monday post... where I can confess my many sins (Not that I would have any!)

I did not ignore this huge pile of laundry to work on it... Nope.  NOT ME. (horrible I know!)

...and I certinally did NOT let Sweat Pea completly blow her bed time to Skype with her grandparents and aunt and uncle...

I certinaly did not (knowingly) take a picture of Sweet Pea and the new hold in her jeans... NOPE NOT ME!

What did you not do this week?

BUT I certinally DID get a cute little package in the mail!!


Just incase you were ever wondering how cold it is in the “Winter Wonderland!”


40 above zero: 
Georgians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, wool hats. 
People in Minnesota throw on a flannel shirt.. 

35 above zero: 
New York landlords finally turn up the heat. 
People in Minnesota have the last cookout before it gets cold. 

20 above Zero: 
People in Miami all die. 
Minnesotans close the windows. 

Californians fly away to Mexico. 
People in Minnesota get out their winter coats. 

10 below zero: 
Hollywood disintegrates. 
The Girl Scouts in Minnesota are selling cookies door to door.

20 below zero: 
Washington DC runs out of hot air. 
People in Minnesota let the dogs sleep indoors. 

30 below zero: 
Santa Claus abandons the North Pole. 
Minnesotans get upset because they can't start the Snow-mobile.

40 below zero: 
ALL atomic motion stops. 
People in Minnesota start saying...'Cold enough fer ya?'

50 below zero: 
Hell freezes over. 
Minnesota public schools will open 2 hours late



Sunday, January 10, 2010


I have them! I have 2 yes... count them! T-W-O.

I would like to introduce to everyone else the beginning of a little family of sorts. 

Amanda and Grace both have amazing blogs of there own and I invite everyone to take a minute to check them both out. &

In a few short days I have met some amazing women on 20 something bloggers.  This new adventure of mine is going to mean a whole lot more to me then I ever imagined.  All of these women I am meeting and blogs I am reading are all very insperational! 

Happy reading!

Wrench carrying... Combat boot wearing...

If you read my "About me" on the right side of my blog there is a picture of me and FF on our wedding day and it starts out 'Wrench Carrying Combat boot wearing'

Well this weekend I was wrench carrying and well I traded my combat boots for 20lbs worth of very warm steel toed winter boots. I do believe the thermometer said "too cold check again in June." That equates to something below zero.

I am-and have been for the last 8 years a member of the United States Air Force Reserve. Crew Chief. (sounds way cooler then what I actually do). In a nut shell I am an aircraft mechanic on a C-130 cargo airplane also known as a the Hercules or 'Herc' or Trash hauler. (Because we will haul anything and everything).

I love this part of my life- it is how FF and I met (changing a tire bigger then I am, romantic), something he does full time and something that allows me to travel all over the world. But it is (probaly) not something I will speak of often. Everyone has opinions on the military and war, I have mine. People are either full supporters or complete haters there is no in between.

I himmed and hawed for a long time before I started blogging weather or not I would share this- but I decided no matter the reaction this is who I am. I am Tsgt. Amber and I am married to Msgt. FF.

Well I won't always share my personal views on this topic I am a huge supporter (for obvious reasons) of our troops- far and near. Any man or woman who is willing to spend more then a normal work day away from there child or loved ones to support our country is pretty awesome in my book.

Occasionally I will post places you too can show your support.
Its been a long cold weekend.  I hope you all had a good weekend.