October 2, 2011

October... Already

So this is my late, OMG it's October post. This is the month I've been dreading, because at some point during the next month or so my husband will be leaving for deployment. Do we know when, No... We just know he's leaving. We don't even know if it's going to be a year deployment or 9 month deployment. We won't know until they are coming home. E-mails & phone calls went out in the last 24 hours with the official army announcement of "you are deploying in _____ time frame", tomorrow we MIGHT get dates, but who knows.. 

During this deployment, he's missing the usual- birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, etc. But he's missing one of the most important events--- his child's birth, his first one. They said he will get Emergency Leave after the baby is born, but in reality I'm not holding my breath. 

Anyways, OCTOBER
Alaska sucks for October here's a few reasons why
1) They don't have pumpkin patches around 
2) If you do buy pumpkins (at the store) you can't carve them and put them on your porch.. Why you ask, because the bears will be attracted to them and eat them.
3) It's already 43* outside, snow is coming within in next 2 weeks, meaning fall lasted all of 3 weeks. 

Why is Alaska awesome in october?? 

I'll let you know when I find the answer... 

Oh and on the 7th we have the ball to go to, so I had to find a dress that would "grow" with me incase I blew up, which I didn't.. to find out that someone in the same troop as my husband will be wearing the exact dress.. So I just borrowed a friends dress and wasted $120.

I'm also getting a hair cut on the 7th, Where do you ask... Well, where any other person in Alaska would get their hair cut, the same place as Sarah Palin.. (I still haven't seen Russia, maybe I just need better glasses)

Hoping this month goes by slow, and I get to cherish the time with my husband. We did get to finish the furniture in the baby's room. 

We find out Oct 20 if it's a girl or a boy!! 

We went out to the Alaska SeaLife Center today, and it wasn't exciting. Just a big let down, but on the way home we did hit snow.


  1. Hey Cassandra, I found you through Military Monday Blog Hop... and I just have to say that this is one of the funniest posts I've ever read. Love your sarcasm! Way to have a sense of humor, despite the ridiculous amount of not-so-awesome stuff going on.

  2. We lived at Fort Wainwright for four years & I met my soldier in Fairbanks at my brother's wedding- so I LOVE ALASKA!! I have to say Fall is short- but I loved getting out & seeing all teh Ice sculptures once they are craved. Moose will be walking in your front yard soon- the first time is always such an amazing shock! You can also check the local papers for Dog Sled races- they where so much fun to watch & a once in a lifetime experience.
    I too missed the loads of pumpkin patches while we where there0 but you will find new fun memories to make that you may never get to have again. I hope you get all month with your man- deployments stink! I hit month 3 on Wednesday :0( We have 9 more months to go ,uggggg hang in there & have fun planning for that beautiful new baby!


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