My name Is Michel, I am a full time student majoring in education, a full time wife to my airman, and a full time mother to our two fur babies for now! I am a southern girl at heart and proud of it. I enjoy just about any outdoor activities, and love basketball. Coffee is definitely my weakness, especially here in the North West. I adore my husband and our family. We miss them much but enjoy our life in the Air Force.

My Airman, a lovable, caring, sweet, car loving, hardheaded man! : ) but he is my world. He is a boom operator in the Air Force and so far he loves his job. When he isn’t working he is probably working on his car, or on the internet finding things for his car. He is crazy, but you just can’t ask for a better husband.

Highschool sweathearts, that stuck together trough it all and ended up falling head over heels for each other. Married on November 23, 2009 and loving our wild and crazy life as two southerners living in the Northwest!
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

No motivation at all.

School is so over rated. I know way to many people that have spent so much money on going to school to get their degree's and they aren't even working in that general area. Instead they settled for a job that they could have gotten without a degree. So why am I going to school? I have no idea. I really dont. I guess the only reason why I am still going is because I know my family would freak if I didn't finish. Its not like they pay for it, because they dont. They just expect me to finish and that is honestly the only thing keeping me going. BUT this semester was a big eye opener. . I have received one of my grades for my class and I didnt do so hot. I am really scared to find the others out. Working full time and going to school full time is kicking my ass. I know you all are thinking well dont go full time to school, well it is either me go full time and get financial aid and all my scholarships to pay for school or me not go full time and me pay for school. I would much rather my school be paid for instead of me paying. So I have decided to take the summer off. I was debating to take classes because I could have graduated, with only my associates though, and taken off the semester after. But I am not sure what is going to happen after summer. Maybe I will be motivated to get back into.

But on a sad note, I have lost 3 followers since two days ago. BOOO. : ( I guess my life is boring hahah.
On a happy note tomorrow is my birthday!! YAY, and the hubby comes home so soon. the days are getting lower.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My husbands guilty pleasure. .

Alright, to fully share the whole meaning of this story I have to start from the beginning and share to the end now. I once blogged about how my husband traded in our Nissan Sentra for the car we have now, Subaru STI. I also filled you guys in on how he has traded his car 3 times within a year because he was not satisfied and has a car disease. No lie. Well I figured since the STI was a car he has always talked about he would be satisfied and not think twice about getting another and I would FINALLY be able to save money up so I could get what I wanted. Well this was until last month, I thought anyways. We were talking on skype and he was saying how he wished he didnt buy the STI and bought something cheaper that could be paid of sooner and have cheaper payments. I was shocked and told him that he was nuts and that we are not trading it in and that he is acting like we are struggling with money. We both know that we aren't struggling at all, and we both make enough money combined to do things we want and not crunch when bills roll around. He was still set in his head that he just wished he would have done different. WELL that was until yesterday! I get on face book to an updated status saying, 

" Michel is going to kill me".

I start reading to find out that he just bought things for his car without letting me know. . . After we had talked about saving money and not spending anymore on his car so I can get a SUV. Then I get a text from him, so i decided to act like I didn't know at all. His first words to me was, 

"what kind of camera did you want for your birthday?"

This little butt-hole is trying to manipulate me with the camera I want for my birthday, that I should get either way. If he spent that money or not. Keep in mind I still have no idea how much he has spent, or what he got. I then tell him what I want and he says that when he comes home, which is very soon, he is planning on getting it for me. He still hasn't told me about the car until I ask why all of sudden he wanted to know. So he proceeds to tell me that he spent money on his car, without saying how much. I then keep asking him how much he spent, over and over. It takes him a while to tell me, and I'm thinking its going to be like 1200 bucks or something crazy. Nope it was just 700 bucks. I say this like we have 700 bucks to throw away, we really don't because that is 700 buck we have saved so I can trade my car in. But I was happy to know it was just 700. I did however hammer him about doing this, and explained to him that if I went out and spent 700 bucks on clothes or whatever he would be so mad. His response to this was,

"Yeah, you are right. I did not think about it that way, I would be pissed."

First off I know I'm right, the women are always right. : ) and secondly he never thinks about things before doing them. granted I was happy it was only 700 dollars, but I was still upset that he did it so sneaky. I think I made him feel pretty bad about the fact that was money we had saved for my car because he then continued to talk about how we can go car shopping when he gets home. Um no thank you. I told him I do not want to be the couple that dreads when the bills are up to be paid and that I want us to be able to have fun. He then threw at me what I threw at him a month earlier.

"You act like we are struggling with money, we aren't we have enough between us both to afford another car payment." 

Oh how the things you say can come back and bite you in the butt. But I still don't want to get a car just yet. I know that we can afford it but I also know that we are going to want to do a lot of things this year. BUT ill take the camera for sure. : ) So this is my husband guilty pleasure= His car! I wish it was something that was not so dang expensive, but what can I do. . .  And he got lucky i must say. I thought the camera I wanted was going to be super expensive because it just cam out this month, but i looked the prices up and its only 700 at the most.but this is the camera I want, Fugifilm HS20 EXR

I don't know why I am so addicted to Fugifilms, but I love them. My aunt has one and I was in love with it.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

Considering that I have no husband here and no kids to celebrate Easter with, it has been a good one. Lets just say my animals have officially been spoiled and enjoyed there Easter baskets they received today.Yesterday my friend Caitlin, who always brings me into a better mood, text me to go to walmart because she was making her husband a basket. I was already having a downer because it another holiday without the husband. But the trip to Walmart was much needed. We decided to do baskets for our fur babies .

I have to admit we got some of the craziest looks from people as we were walking around with our baskets full of treats and toys for cats and dogs. One guy even walked by me and said, " You are the smartest person I have seen here today." He must really hate kids. LOL.  As we were at Walmart we also decided to get together later that night to dye some eggs. All together I ended up spending 35 bucks on baskets for my fur babies. But hey they are my kids for now, so it it ok. I am planning on going back after today to get all the goodies on sale to make Joe one, since he will be home SOON! eeeekkkkk...

But this morning when I gave them their baskets Auzza was going nuts. She could not decide on what she wanted first. When she finally decided she grabbed out of the Cat basket the Cat toys. She would! Needless to say she loves all her treats and has been given tons today, after she does a trick of course.

Now we are about to head over to a friends house to grill some ribs and enjoy the sun that is shinning here AGAIN today. This is the second day in a row it has been nice. Makes me want to go and put my swim suit on and lay out. But its not that warm yet. DARN.

 Oh and I can't forget to share some pictures of our lovely dyed eggs we did last night. I found out that it has been a very long time since I have done this. But it was fun and we had some good ones, that did not crack. :)
My glitter egg

half of them that survived

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Haha, I would not make it without her.
I hope everyone enjoyed their Easter and had fun hunting eggs and spending it with friends and family.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Race For the Cure

Today was an amazing day with a group of amazing people I have here. It was the Race For the Cure, and a bunch of us got together and we registered for this race, made shirts to enter into the t-shirt contest, and planned a big day around it. We ended up raising over 1,000 dollars for breast cancer in the process to and our shirts we made ended up raising 180 dollars. So all in all we had fun doing a good deed. I have ran many 5k's in my life, considering I did run cross country in high school, but this thing was huge. There were so many people here and it took forever for us to get started and weave our way through the massive amounts of people. But it was truly a blast and even though it took me 29 min to run it, it was still fun! We also won the contest for our t-shirts and got a gift card to a coffee shop here. Oh yes. we ended up stuffing our faces at Red Robin after and my two of my friends came home to get our puppies to take them to the park. It was a beautiful sunny day here and I was not letting it go to waste. I also signed up today for Blooms Day. Which is another Race here in Washington that is supposedly really big. People from all over travel here to run a 10k and they say there are so many people that it takes an hour for everyone to get past the start line!!! It is going to be interesting. It is in two weeks  so hopefully I can make it 7.46 miles. . .

I am so sad to say goodbye to the weekend but I am counting down the days till my birthday and till when Joe comes home. So they need to hurry!! Hope everyone had a good weekend.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

100 and counting!

I have officially gotten ONE HUNDRED followers now, and it is still going up! I love seeing that number go up every time I sign on. I never thought I would make it because lets be honest my life is boring and I probably have one boring blog. But this makes me feel so good to know that at least one hundred of you guys like reading mine. So with that said thank you to all of you lovely readers, if you have not yet commented on any post, send me an email or comment on a post so I can read and follow your blog in return.

My wonderful and amazing husband that I love so much. Every time I see a picture of us it puts a smile on my face. I sure cant wait till he is home. 

And of course all my wonderful ladies I have here! Being with them makes my day so much better and brighter.

Honestly, I do not write letters to tell you the truth. When someone makes me angry and has the stupidity to just be a brutal bitch to me I give them nothing. I feel as they are not worth the time in my day to send them a letter, or message when they have no respect toward me to at least talk to me about things. So I have nothing for this one. Sorry.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

When Life throws you bad memories. . . .

To begin with, I would like to say that about that leave I was so excited for and how I was going to get to go visit Joe while he is in South America! Well my friends not anymore. My work is a total brutal bitch to me when i try to take leave and they just do not understand that we are military and things are going to come up unexpected and that our family does not live 4 hours away, but on the other side of the U.S. UGH! You would think different since it is associated with military, but wrong. so enough about this because I have really had the longest past two days about this.

My life as been pretty dull lately. It has been the same thing ever day, work, school, and sleep. I feel as my life is coming into a routine and a bad one because it does not include the husband. : ( But not much longer till he is home and I am so EXCITED that my stomach gets knots in it thinking about it. He is on the crappiest schedule right now, for us anyways. It may be better for him, because he flies during his day now, but we never get to talk now. When I am awake he is sleeping and vise versa.  But I keep telling myself not to much longer and he will be back, for 3 weeks that is.

Oh, and don't you guys hate those moments where you see something, hear something that reminds you of a moment that makes you feel disgusting inside, and causes you to linger on a bad memory you wish you could forget? A moment that makes you want to just throw up because your stomach becomes all upset? Well I had one of these today while browsing on FB and I could not help myself to not snoop while stumbling upon it. Oh the joy of being friends with someone who is friends with that memory. Good thing I live across the world now. I just wish some things could really be forgotten and erased.  ( Okay I need to stop because I am thinking to much again!) So I am just going to start deleting every connection I have to this person.

Day 19 – What is something you hope never changes about you.
I hope that I never loose my Independence.  I have been told by many people that I am a strong women and work really hard to achieve things in life no matter how hard it is to get. I hate cheating out of things and I always like to always strive to do my best. So I hope I never loose this self confidence that keeps me motivated to be this way.

Day 20 – The meaning behind your blog name.
Two Southerners Living In The Big Cities is pretty much self explainable.  We are both from the South (Georgia) and we have been forced by the military to move all the way from our small town we call home to Washington State which is so much bigger and different from what we are use to. But we love our little family and what we have become.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Wishing. .

Day 18 – What is something you wish you could change about yourself?

One thing I wish i could change about myself would definitely be how I always procrastinate things. I am horrible at it, and it puts so much stress on me. For example: I should so be doing school right now, I have a speech due tomorrow that I have not even started on! Also, I seem to love to put planning things out to the very last minute and doing everything at once. This causes me to go hay wire and end up having some kind of break down. Another Example: Last night when talking to the husband I was so fed up with many things and ended up complaining about school and how much I hate it and how i do not even want to see my grades for this semester. He then continued to calm me down telling me that after this semester I need to take a break because i am overloading myself with classes and a full time job. He can be sweet. <3 But i honestly don't need to take a break because I do not know if I will have the motivation to start back.

So after dwelling on the whole, my husband only being home for a few weeks thing, I am now over it and kinda excited now. HA I know total 360 since last night, but I have just recently found out that I am going to get to visit him for a week while he is out there. He is going to South America and all we have heard is about how it is like a tropical island out there. SO, the hubs made it clear to me that I am coming to visit, even after i complained about how much money it was going to coast. HAHA. I love him. So I plan on taking two weeks off work in June and spending 4 days in Georgia visiting my side of the family, because my sister leaves for basic soon after and we are having a get together for her. And she really wants to see me before she leaves. Then from there I will fly to see the man I love for a week and half. A spouse that lives next door to me recently went to visit her husband while he was here and she said it was amazing and that I definitely have to go because it is rare that they get to go out there.

Oh an one more thing, not trying to be an ass, but if you guys comment on my post please be positive. This is a place for me to talk about my life, and problems. Just like you do on your blogs. So keep the rudeness to a limit, or I may return the favor.

To end on a good note, It was beautiful here today! the sun was shinning and it was actually warn to where I could wear flip flops while taking Auzza for a walk. AMAZING! So maybe this is the start of a beautiful summer here in Washington.. .. .. I can hope right?

Friday, April 8, 2011

A good day gone BAD!

Today was an amazing day to start off with. At work we went on a field trip and it was really fun. We watched an IMAX, which was my first ever, and went to the park for a little fun. Even though it was tiring and I am exhausted I enjoyed it very much. Most of my co workers are amazing and that just makes it so much better. BUT to complete my day something bad has got to happen! OF COURSE. I was sitting at a friends house and I receive a text from Joe saying get online I need to talk to you. So I automatically rush home, which is right down the road, and get on skype. He then throws out not only one set of bad news but TWO!! He told me that we aren't going to get leave in May because He is scheduled for a class here that he has to take once he gets back. Which this was alright because all I have to do is cancel our plans going home. Not bad! Then he throws out to me that they also have him scheduled to re deploy 2 and half weeks once he gets back home!! LIKE REALLY? Yeah maybe it isn't the full deployment and he is only going to be gone for a month this time, but I give you my husband for three months and you give me him back for like 3 weeks? Not even right! I became a total wreck and I couldn't even comprehend what was going on. It just really sucks because they are going to consider this as a TDY and once he gets back they are going to send him right back within a month. I honestly think that it is the shittiest thing ever and that their should be a more organized rotation of people in his jobs deployments. I know people keep saying that it will get easier as times comes but I really don't see this happening. It is just a big tease if you ask me. I guess it just makes it worse not knowing and not being able to plan leave to go home! We have not seen family in a year and half. But I am done talking about this because it is always going to be repetitive thing i have a feeling. So no more I promise. : )

On to something good:

Day 17 – Something you crave a lot.

SODA! I have been trying to stop drinking this forsaken stuff, but I just can't do it. I find myself doing good for about a week and then it is ruined. So it is my guilty pleasure for sure. 

Did I mention YAY for FRIDAY!!! 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Hello all.
I am finally back from a much needed break from all the craziness in my life. However I think it has doubled now. I have so many things that I am stressing over from school, to leave to go home in May, to now possibilities of the hubs being away once he gets home. But I am not here to talk about this at the moment I will save that for later. I am here to fill you all in on the excitement I experienced this past week. As you all know my friend from home came to visit me and we took advantage of her being here to do a little site seeing. We went to Seattle and stayed downtown, and dealt with all the insane traffic. I can say that it is Beautiful there but I am so glad I do not live there. One, the weather is horrible. If it isn't raining then it is foggy, or cloudy, or cold. Two, the traffic is ridiculous, and I almost ran a red light because downtown the lights are on the side of the streets. Totally did not expect that. But I did enjoy it. We went to the space needle and went to the top, did i mention that it was 20 bucks just to ride a glass elevator to the top of this thing!?!? We also went to pike place market and walked around there. We visited the first Starbucks ever, which was pretty cool considering I love coffee. Besides our bad experience with out hotel hosts it was all a great trip to Seattle. The hotel was nice, but the people were so rude! So after a long drive back to Spokane I figured I would show her around here, which doesn't compare to Seattle. I really enjoyed having time to just sit with someone from home and act like I use to. It made me feel at home having her here, and I am sad that she had to leave today. So I figured I would share just a few pictures. I have so many that we took, but i do not want to take up my whole blog with them.

Now, i guess I should continue my spring forward blogging post.

Day 16 – What do you miss most about your childhood?

I miss being with my family. I miss having my dad, and hearing him tell me he loves me. I miss having our family get togethers and having all the family together.  I miss being a spoiled little daddy's girl and always getting my way! : ) I also miss the part where everything is paid for. School, clothes, food, bills, car payments, insurance, EVERYTHING! However, I love who I have become and I love my little family that we have here. So i would not change a thing.