Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Trying to settle in...

Once again, its quite some time since I've stepped into the blogging world. I really need to commit...sigh. Today is just one of those days where I feel like I need to write. Woke up this morning to 5 lovely gifts from my yellow lab/viezsla mix... she doesn't react well to her all natural (comfortis) flea meds, and pooped on the floor, while also throwing up 4x. REALLY? My day off and this is what I wake up to...? Wow. Not to mention, how did I NOT hear her? I am a very light sleeper... but anyway enough about that nastiness. 

 Danny and I just moved out to California in May, and it hasn't been the easiest. I am super close with my family, and him readjusting from the Marine Corps to Civilian life is no easy walk in the park, but we are making do. I just miss the SPACE and our old home which I worked so hard on. I don't feel like this temporary apartment until we can buy our new home is "home." Maybe its just me, but I HATE apartments, never enough light, or space for that matter, especially with two adults and two large dogs. North Carolina is just spacious all around, and of course my family was only 3 hours away. Growing up sucks sometimes... but it will all be worth it once we finally settle in.

 The actual settling part hasn't been easy either, about 2 months after we moved out here, one of our best friends died in a motorcycle accident. He wasn't in the 'typical' motorcycle accident, he was driving safe, about 35mph in a neighborhood right up the street from my in-laws house, when someone turned right into him, I still don't understand what happened, and I don't think I ever will. Justin, was I guess you can say my ONLY friend out here, and the best man in our wedding. He was my husband's best friend. You know how some of your husband's friends, or boyfriend's friends treat you as "oh you're just my friends wife/girlfriend," Justin always accepted me as HIS friend, and always called to check up on me while Danny was in Afghanistan, and could tell when things bothered me. I just can't get over how he was taken away from us. He was the guy that took his grandma to get her hair done, helped his niece with her homework and picked her up from school, and loved his friends and family with all of his heart. I think when people like Justin, and himself get taken away from us so tragically and randomly we will never get over it. God surely gained an angel, but we lost our best friend, brother, cousin, uncle, and son. I do believe God has a plan for all, but this I just cannot see right now.

I don't know exactly where this blog is going, or why I just decided to write down everything, but sometimes you just need to get it all out there in the open. Until next time friends....


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Marine Corps Ball

Evening everyone. So Danny and I went to the Marine Corps Ball last Tuesday, and I have to say it was pretty moving. Seeing all the men and women dressed up, from 18 years old to 50 years old, wearing their "Blues" proud. I couldn't help but feel completely elated with happiness, and just being proud of my husband. Sitting in that room (our 2nd, ((we missed one ball)) ball together) it made each of his deployments, one to Iraq, and one to Afghanistan worth it. Granted I was lost without him with me, but seeing him all dressed up, and seeing his love for the Marine Corps in his eyes made me fall in love with him all over again. I couldn't be more proud of my husband. Happy birthday Marine Corps, to past, present and future Marines. I could never thank you enough.

Friday, October 14, 2011

He's home! Home Sweet Home!

Hi everyone! So My hubby is officially HOME! YAYYY! I couldn't be more excited at this point,
I finally have my best friend and other half with me! :) (I was attempting to
jump on him in this picture, good thing I didn't because
I would have mooned everyone there haha!) But anyway, We've done nothing but jet set
to see his family on the west coast, a vaca in Vegas then drive everywhere to see my family here on 
the east coast, but completely worth it. Danny couldn't be more happy about
our newest addition TITAN to our family! Such a cute puppy that I rescued
while he was gone, a foster dog gone permanent status! And of course
our yellow lab Belle CRIED when she saw Danny, it made me cry more
than when I actually saw him for the first time. She definitely missed her daddy!
So now that things have calmed down in the Goldwater household I will
start more projects and share them with you all!
Got any questions about the Goldwater family? Ask away!
Lisa & the gang.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Well I haven't posted much lately, I've been super busy! Trying to figure out how to get my blog up and running... I need to figure out how to do the layouts and I really want to change the name. Any ideas or suggestions? Also my mother in law is sending me a sewing machine! I've never used one so I'm kind of hesitant but supperrrrr excited!

Also! My hubby should be home next month from Afghanistan! Can we say freaking out!?!? lol, so much to do around the house ahhhh!!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Frames frames frames!

Here is my dresser in progress! I painted the frames and sanded them down after a little to let the gold shine through. I broke the glass out as well because once I get twine later this weekend I'm going to add vingtage keys hanging inside! Loving the way it's turning out! :) Thank God for crafts, its helping me keep my sanity through these next few months of deployment :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


My dresser I painted black & spray painted white lace around it. A vintage mirror I got at a thrift store (the before and after :) ) Our deck and little chimnea I scored at the thrift store & our fire place mantle! :))

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


I actually didn't even know I had made a blog! but this is awesome. Danny and I are officially married :) January 4th 2011. Although he is in Afghanistan at the moment and we still have a few months left, so with that said ITS TIME TO BLOG! All of a sudden (I've always been crafty).. but yeah all of a sudden Ive gotten into making crafts/projects etc for our home. I've been skimming some blogs lately and I absolutely love some of the stuff these women make for their homes! I'm trying to get our home perfect because my husband hasn't ever seen it! So basically the next few months I'm going to be going crazy trying to get our home together, and plan our official wedding ceremony in December! Wish me luck!