Friday, March 15, 2013

You Asked, I answered. Part 2

Thank you all for all the great questions! Here are my answers:

1. Ashley from The Kitchen-Sink Chronicles: How did your fur-kids become a part of your life?

When I was 19 my parent's dogs had a litter of puppies. I knew I wanted one and I asked for the first born girl. I remember getting the phone call that my sweet Emma was born. She has been my baby girl for 9 years. :) When Emma was 4 I was riding around my neighborhood with my Mom and we saw a group of kittens at an abandoned house. The only one that didn't run was my sweet Fishy, he had a sever upper-respiratory infection and near death. He has been such a sweet boy for 5 years. 

2. Mail4Rosey from Mail4Rosey: Would you recommend Texas as a place to live?

I 100% would recommend Texas a place to live, I have always heard good things about it. My brother-in-law is from Houston and always told us that the nicest people live here. Well he was right. Kyle and I even said we would consider El Paso as a place to retire because it does remind us of Vegas.

3. Jackie from City Girl Finding Her Place in the World: What is your least favorite food?

Hmm that is a tough question, I am pretty easy when it comes to food. If I had to choose it would have to be anything involving clams or mussels. Yuck!

4. Shannon from sitting in a tree: Name three things you are afraid of. 

I am afraid of heights (coming from the girl who has gone sky-diving haha), being alone and drowning. 

5. Jamie from ChatterBlossom: What is the one frivolous thing you would buy right now if I gave you $1000?

I would go on a ridiculous shopping spree haha. Which would involved a really nice piece of jewelry.

6. Eloquent Obi from Eloquent Rambles: how is your "love/intimacy" life?

Honestly, no complaints from me whatsoever. I think every couple strives for a healthy love life and I think we have it pretty good. :)

7. Rebecca from Life of an Army Wife: Have you given a thought to where you'd like to live when you retire?

We have thrown around ideas but since we are so far away from retirement we haven't had an serious conversations. El Paso has been tossed around because we really do love it here.

8. Lanaya from Raising Reagan: I know that you and Kyle would be happy with either a boy or a girl, so do you have your names picked out for when that time comes?

We actually do have our names picked out. It is the one thing that we have always agreed on. I don't mind sharing them: 

Boy: Connor Jennings (the middle name is after an uncle that passed away)
Girl: Zoe Kay (the middle name was my moms middle name)

9. Stephanie from Life, Unexpectedly: If you had a plane ticket and a credit card without a limit, where would you go and what would you do?

I would travel Europe. I would see every historical site that I could possibly see. :)

10. Janna from Faith, Love, and Hope: What advice can you give to other couples who are having similar problems when it comes to having children? 

This is a really good question, my advice is never give up. I have been told by several different to just give up. If you want something badly enough it will happen, just have faith.

Has your faith weakened any because of y'alls battle with infertility?  

Of course with any difficult circumstance there comes a time when you start to question God. I'm not an overly religious person but I do know that everything does happen for a reason and that in time we will be blessed.

What has been the best thing blogging has given you?

I have to say the best thing blogging has given me is all the wonderful people that I have met and gotten to know. You all have helped me so much and I'm grateful for each and every one of you.

11. Angie R: What is your favorite duty spot so far? Least favorite? Dream location?

I would have to say my favorite so far has been here in El Paso, it's so much like home to us so it makes it great. Least Favorite was Fort Huachuca it was just too small for my liking. I don't really have a dream location.

12. JG from Me and My SoldierMan: What is the one thing you always said you'd "never" do that you now find yourself doing?

This is a really good question, I would have to say I never thought I would be so open about my life. I used to be a very quiet and reserved person. I never let anyone know anything about me. I surprise myself with how now I can just let down my guard.
13. Kim from Through These Eyes: What are your top three dream duty stations and why?

1. Germany: For the travel possibilities
2. Fort Drum: I want to see real winters and experience it
3. MacDill AFB: We had friends down there and I was so jealous of the beaches haha.

What are some ways you help stay connected with friends that are far away?

It has been hard staying connected with good friends because we all get busy. Texting and FB are huge when it comes to staying in contact. I go to Vegas quite often so I try to see friends.
14. Alex from Munchkins and the Military: What would be your ideal place to get stationed?

I love all the duty station questions, I have a few places I want to go but Germany would be #1.
Thank you all so much for the awesome questions! Happy Friday!

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  1. Wow, Jen,...skydiving...that is amazing! I am not sure I could ever do that. How did it come about that you did it, seeing that you are afraid of heights?

    :) Hope

  2. Hello,

    I have changed my blog URL one last time.

    I felt that my last one was too long and complicated.

    Could I trouble you to update your reading/blog list?

    Sorry for the trouble~
    :( Hope

  3. I feel the opposite about Texas. Even the Texans I have met have said that this area is not a true representation of Texas. I want to like Texas, but unfortunately I don't. At least not this part of the state.

  4. Ha ha this is great! Sorry I slacked and didn't post a question. These were great questions though!

  5. Fort Bragg wasn't your fave post? I'm shocked, said nobody ever. And I find it ridiculous that people have told y'all to give up on having kids. Rude.

  6. This is great - and I love the response you get. I kinda want to do it, but I'm afraid nobody will ask me questions. :)

  7. I love mussels! :D And you brave girl to go skydiving!

  8. Aww I love the story of how you got your pets - and what's awesome is that they seem to enjoy each other's company :) And you would fit in perfect in Rhode Island with your love of seafood! Happy Friday!

  9. Fun! We might retire in Texas someday. I LOVE the heat! Oh and if you ever get Germany someday, I'll sooooooo come and visit!

  10. My brother's dream location is Germany too. I love getting to know you more!

  11. Our dream location is Germany, too. When D goes active duty, we'd love to get stationed there.

    You're names are great! We also had our names picked out well in advance of having kids... like two years in advance. And they haven't changed one bit. It's great that way because it kind of gives your future child an identity instead of making him/her just hypothetical. Made infertility a little easier to cope with (at least for me). Then when we did get pregnant, it was just a matter of finding out which child was coming.

  12. Germany is beautiful! My dad retired and decided to stay there. We lived in Heidelberg. I loved it and need to go back before they start shutting down those bases.

    I also lived in upstate New York. We were stationed at Griffis AFB (now closed). That lake effect snow in the winter ain't no joke. I remember coming home from school one day to 2 feet of snow. THANKFULLY the family we shared a duplex with worked for the folks in charge of plowing the streets so our driveway street was always good.

  13. Personally, I don't consider El Paso to be "Texas," although to me growing up Texas was Dallas and Gainesville and central Texas in general. Very different! And you know I love El Paso! This is the first time I've ever lived in the desert and I am in love!

    I'm afraid of falling more than I'm afraid of heights, so skydiving is definitely out for me, haha!

  14. I love your answers but don't go to Fort Drum! Please, I'm begging you, stay away from here! This place is 50 Fifty Shades of Grey and not in a good way. Go to Fort Carson, CO. It's the best place to be if you want to experience winter. We are getting out of here as soon as possible, lol.

  15. I grew up 3 hours from Ft. Drum in Plattsburgh where there used to be an AFB. Oh yeah, you'll get snow! Hip deep is quite normal.

  16. Oh boy I think I would pick colorado over fort drum. Then again my husband has been apart of 10th mountian and we HATE this unit. so beyond unorganized we can't stand it. That and the fact that they are a mountain unit which is likely to deploy given our current fighting locations. Granted this is changing but I would hate to be stuck her any longer than we need to be.

  17. Love love love the name Zoe ~ it is just cool! I love Connor for a boy too ~ Thank you for answering my questions ~ and all the others! Such a fun way to get to know you more :)

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  18. It'S awesome that you want to be stationed in Germany. I'm a Germany-native and after 4 years in the USA, our family returned to my home country. Kudos on the sky diving, I'm scared of hights, too, and only the idea of sky diving.. Can't do it :-)

    1. That is amazing!! :) I hope we can get to Germany someday.

  19. I strongly dislike clams and mussels too!! Basically all seafood actually besides calamari.

    1. I love calamari! One of my favorite things! :)

  20. Awww... I love reading these question and answer posts. I always feel so much closer to the blogger through them. :-)

  21. Both of your baby names are precious!!

  22. Love all the questions and answers! I feel like I know you a little better now. :)

  23. Thanks for your answer. I love the housing prices in Texas, that's for sure...gorgeous and reasonably priced is always a hit...but it's too far from the fam. for us. :(

  24. You should change For Drum to Fort Carson ;) New York has bitter winters, we have the cold, snow, AND it's not miserable! PS. I just realized that we are the same age!!

  25. Yes! Go to Fort Drum and maybe you'll join the very small, very elite group of people who like it there. Molly (Carry Your Heart blog) and I are basically the only ones in the group. ;)

  26. Germany would be so sweet to get stationed at! I'm with you…our family is mostly German…My maiden name is….Get ready….Oberneder…Pronounced like Terminator, but with an Ob…lol. Such a great country!! I also love the names you have picked out and am so glad you share your life with us…You are one of my favorite reads :)


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