Friday, May 27, 2011

MilSpouse Friday Fill In

Another great week of questions for Military Spouse Friday Fill in.  Link up over with Wifey if you want to participate.  Happy Memorial day weekend!

1. Do you think civilians, in general, understand the meaning of Memorial Day?
I think some do.  And I bet some military families forget.  But a lot of people just think of Memorial day as an excuse for a picnic or a BBQ or some other family gathering.  An official start to summer.  And I'm not going to lie.  For a long time I thought of Memorial Day in those terms too. But now that I'm a military wife, I remember the meaning because my husband and brother and so many other wonderful people in my life have sacrificed many things for this country.  And I hope none of them ever have to make that ultimate sacrifice.  We need to remember those who have.  That is the real purpose of Memorial Day.

2. What are your plans for the Memorial Day Weekend?
We have a Graduation party to attend which we're super excited about because we'll see a lot of my extended family.  And then we'll just be spending time with various family members since we leave to go back to Kansas in a week. 

3. What skill/talent do you wish you had? submitted by The 3 Turners 
I wish I was better at taking the creative ideas that I have in my mind and actually having my projects turn out how I imagined them.  I'm not an artistic person.  My siblings got that gene, and it skipped right over me.  I wish I could draw or paint or even scrapbook artistically.  It just doesn't work out.  The only thing that seems to work is sewing.  Guess I'll just stick to writing instead. :)

4. Which came first: the chicken or the egg? submitted by I Married Into The Army 
Love this random question!  I think the egg.  Where would the chicken have come from if it came first?  That makes no sense to me.  Maybe the egg mutated or evolved somehow from whatever bird it was suppose to be, and that's how the chicken as we know it came to be. 

5. What is the best thing about your post (base)? The worst? submitted by Randomly, Robyn
The best thing about the base we're stationed at is the people.  I love our friends here.  They are absolutely amazing, and I think my heart will break when we have to say goodbye to them all some day.  With this being our first duty station, I think everything military-related that we experience right now will set the precedences and expectations for later.  We couldn't have asked for a better introduction to military life!

The worst thing about our base?  It's location probably.  I don't hate Kansas.  But I don't love it either.  We've definitely kept an open-mind, and we try really hard to love it since we're here for a couple years at least.  But there's no denying that Kansas isn't all that different from Wisconsin in most ways, and we wanted a change.  Midwest is Midwest.  Hopefully our next station will be a bigger change for us.  CoughEnglandcough!


  1. I was in England for 3 years. It was okay, but I missed Target.

  2. I would miss Target too :( But England? I'd give up Target for England!