Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I don't know where my time is going. I have been constantly on the go since we arrived back in the state of Virginia. Something I am grateful for. It has allowed the days to pass quickly which means we are one more day closer to Mr. Sailor being home. There is literally no words to describe my feelings when I think about him walking off his ship. Though in light of all the commotion I feel like I have been neglecting my baby girl. We have bonded by playing and sorts, but I wanted to do something that involved just her and I.

So I decided to try out my new toy, The Ninja! And make some chocolate chip cookies. Since we are still moving in I kind of took the easy route and Betty Crocker helped me out. It truly was so much fun and little miss and I giggled the whole time. We even had a dance party in the middle of the kitchen. Oh my heart was so full of gratitude. I truly felt it was exactly what she and I needed. Some good ol' fashion momma daughter time.






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We gobbled one up with a little helping of ice cream and called it a night. I can't wait for more nights like this and soon Mr. Sailor can join in on the fun!











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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Snow Day(s)!

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I definitely loved my time in California, being able to go on walks practically everyday in the winter months, spending time with family and wearing short sleeves t-shirts was very much enjoyable. But the one thing I always secretly hoped for, was just one day where I could wear my boots, jackets, hat and scarf and just bundle up and play in the snow and it last longer then a day. Since I have graduated from high school, nearly 6 years ago... well that just hit me... moment of silence please....


Anyway, since I graduated I have pretty much lived in a place where it snows through the winter months. Provo, Utah and now Norfolk, Virginia. Where it has snowed every year since I have lived here. So a white winter is something I have grown accustomed to and actually quite enjoyed. Knowing I wasn't going to be back till February I was afraid maybe I wouldn't see any snow this year. Well Virginia certainly knows me and exactly a week after I moved in ( Thanks for waiting!) I got my wish! It snowed I think at least 5 inches and it has decided to linger around. Though I haven't enjoyed that some appointments had to be canceled and rescheduled and the Dr's office was impossible to get a hold of all week, but the important thing is it has allowed me and Little Miss some Awesome and well deserved snuggle time! While we are still enjoying the snow here, here are a few pictures!

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Settling into real life


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{My empty storage unit, besides the bed}


Most boxes are now unpacked! Yippee! Now it means getting back into real life... dang it... I seriously am so in love with the housing we got here in Virginia though. I was nervous, but knew the positives outweighed the negative. I could tell you ten things off the top of my head that just drove me nuts at our old apartment, literally down the street and around the corner from where we are now. This place. Nothing. Nada. The things that were broken when I first moved in were fixed within the first day. There are no noisy neighbors, there are actual families here! And People I now have stairs! Stairs! Who knew I would be so excited about stairs, my thighs are thanking me.

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The fact that we don't have any one above us is FANTASTIC! I loved our old neighbors, but they owned a retired track dog. You do the math. We also have a backyard for little miss to play in. It feels so great knowing when summer hits I can just open the door let her play and continue to study while watching her! And not worrying if she can escape or not.

With all the positives, there is just one slight problem I guess you could say. It is weird having this much room for just little miss and I. Though Mr. Sailor comes home soon! But still to sit here and type this with her upstairs sleeping and the house is DEAD silent, is a really odd feeling. I have grown accustomed to family chattering away and the T.V. on in the living room ( mostly football thanks to my father) And just walking out to say hello to my mom. Don't get me wrong, I knew this was the time we needed to move, there are things that have popped up here and there that have proved it again and again, but doesn't mean I miss them.
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I told my mom if there was a way California and Virginia could be right next to each other, that would solve all of my problems. But that's real life right? And growing up... But It is nice to now have a routine for little miss, she has been sleeping through the night again, HALLELUJAH! And I now have my study space all ready to go for my last 8 weeks of school. I am so happy this place is starting to look like a home and can't wait for Mr. Sailor to see it! Once all the packing is done I have no idea what I am going to be doing with myself...

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{Mr. Sailor sent me these for Valentines day! All of my favorites!} 

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Inspirational Sunday

With my move across the country, which almost was a week ago! Dang time is just flying by. This quote is something I need to focus on more this week. It's so easy to allow the little things to frustrate us when we have blessing just staring at us in the face! I hope you guys all have had a great weekend and hopefully this quote helps someone out there in blogging community! Happy Sunday!






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Saturday, February 14, 2015

On this Valentine's Day

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This day is a historic day for Mr. Sailor and I. Four years ago I was living in a townhouse in south Provo. Mr. Sailor and I had been skyping texting calling, you name it, it was 24/7 {for those of you who are new followers! Welcome! Mr sailor and I met on an online dating site}. We had known each other for four months and what started out as friends then led to best friends and then of course I started developing feelings for him. Dang it.

Valentine's Day rolls around and of course We are skyping. I was invited to go to a Valentine's Day dance that my stake was hosting, but I didn't want to go. I had told my friends to go check out the dance and if it was decent maybe I would go. So off they went. Soon enough they showed up at my door. My feelings still persisted and I just wasn't up for going. I explained this to Mr. Sailor as I was debating about going and he said " Why don't you tell them you are talking to your boyfriend." I was shocked. I wasn't sure if he was actually being serious. I quickly informed them I wouldn't be going but to have fun and went back to my computer. We both kind of ignored the subject. I mostly did because I wasn't sure if he was serious, and if he was did I just crush him for not answering?

11:00pm rolled around and I finally decided to suck it up and ask him. After stumbling through some half sentences he finally said, " well ya know if you want me to be". My heart melted and I said yes. So there you have it. Valentines day was the true start of our dating relationship.I couldn't have made a better choice. Today has been a little difficult with us being separated today. My mother-in-law bordered her plane today and it's the first real day it's just been little miss and I. I'm trying to hang in there, as the days get closer, I have noticed its been harder to keep my composure. Just a little while longer and I will be back in my hubby's arms! Happy Valentines day to ya'll! And if you're reading this my handsome man. Happy Valentines to you! <3

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Back in Virginia!

We made it! We are officially back in the state of Virginia! I can't believe that we made the cross country trip a second time in six months. I'm crazy I know. But I am so grateful for the time I was able to spend with my parents and sisters. Those six months were definitely worth it and helped me grow so much and fall even more in love with my husband. My mother-in-law being the kind woman that she is, hopped on a plane from Nebraska and flew out to me in California to help me venture off across the country and move into our new place. I was so grateful, it definitely was an answer to Mr. Sailor's and I prayers.


It took us five days and over 2,000 miles till we reached this lovely state called Virginia. Seriously guys my heart is so full of gratitude. With over 2,000 miles to drive, little miss was a champ and really only fussed right as we pulled into the hotels each night. We didn't hit any snow. My car functioned properly all the way here. Gas was a ridiculously low price all the way here. Hitting a low of $1.89 a gallon, Say What?! We were also able to see states I have never been to before. Such as New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. We were able to stop and spend a day in my favorite city of Nashville! And a beautiful North Carolinian night at my cousins house.

Not to mention this is really the first time in almost the four years Mr. Sailor and I have been married that his mom and I have had some serious bonding time. I would say that if after being stuck in a car cross country and hotels 24 hours a day for 5 days doesn't make us hate each other, I am sure nothing will.

Yesterday I got the keys to our new home and I am beyond thrilled! This time we decided to go with Military housing instead of off base. I didn't want to have to worry or frustrate my self with finding an apartment, nor did I want to worry about saving for a cross country move and saving for first months, last months rent and deposit. So Military housing was the way to go. We have never lived in anything besides an apartment so to be in a townhouse guys is so crazy to me! I stayed up till midnight unpacking the kitchen, next stop the rest of the house! I have so much to do but so grateful and happy that Mr. Sailor will come home to an organized house and he doesn't have to worry about anything when we gets home.




Ah! My mind is going a million miles a minute! Bare with me as I try to sort out our new lives back here in Virginia!









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Monday, February 2, 2015

My life in suitcases


                              


Today sort of forced me to start packing. I have done a little here and there throughout the week, but put it off almost. I didn't want to think about leaving my family since we are so close. But I am longing to be back in Virginia, to be involved in the FRG and start planning Mr. Sailor's ship's homecoming. I am trying to remind myself though that living in the present is important. A goal I am needing to work on. Today though I couldn't put it off. I purchased a dresser from a garage sale when I first moved here, nothing fancy just something with 9 drawers was all I was in search of.

Now that my sister is home, her preferences are a little different. My dad will be installing rods for dresses and shirts and she prefers the taller dressers, so I set to sell it. Yesterday I was contacted and someone is picking it up this afternoon. So there you have it, I couldn't bite the bullet any longer. My clothes are packed and vacuumed sealed, my books and school stuff is filed away and my important documents for my housing are in an easily accessible place. I wasn't hoping to think about these things, but I guess that's real life.

I wish I could snap my fingers and all of my stuff was unpacked and in their proper place in my new house so I wouldn't have to think about these things. I guess in the long run it was better I got it done today so I don't have to worry about it the rest of my time here. Tomorrow my momma and I will be going out to eat and having a momma daughter date. I am planning on giving her her birthday present early since I won't be here for her birthday. Insert sad face. So little miss' and I's life is strategically placed in one suitcase, one duffel bag, a cooler ( I had to maximize my space), a steel briefcase and a computer bag. Wow now that I type that I guess it is possible to live on the minimum. Good to know for the future right?

                                 



                               


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