Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

This photo says it all.  I am always fortunate that when I am either at work, or at home, I am with "family".  I am looking forward to sharing today as our first holiday together as husband and wife.  Forever grateful to those who stand the watch.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Days at Sea

I have recently spend a lot of time at sea.  A lot.  It was quite the feat accomplishing all of the wedding planning, including getting back home on time for the wedding.  That is another post, for another time!

Here are some amazing photos I took in September and October while out at sea.

Steel Beach Picnic.  
Waiting to shoot the 5 inch gun!

Gorgeous Day at sea!

Underway Replenishment with USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)

"My soul is full of longing
for the secret of the sea,
and the heart of the great ocean
sends a thrilling pulse through me.” 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Trip Down Memory Lane

Back in August..I know..I know..this post is late..I took a trip to my first ship, the USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).  I was stationed onboard this ship in Norfolk, VA, and she just home port shifted to Mayport, FL.

So many memories of that girl.  I spent my first two years as an Officer onboard that ship, and grew as a professional, a woman, and as a friend.

Here are some incredible pictures from my visit!

I created this wall with another Officer back in 2005.  So amazing!

Suribachi Room.  Turns out my friend's grandpa donated the poster on the right!

Seriously.  One of the most proud accomplishments in my career was making this wall. 

I spent many early mornings practicing fire drills in Repair Five Main.

Monday, November 17, 2014

I Got Married!!

Yes folks, it is true.  The count down is off the blog, and I am a married woman.  I'll share 1 picture with you, as I have to go through loads of laundry, and get caught up on sleep from partying!

Love this man!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Land Ho!

Well folks.  I am back.  Dry land it is.  First order.  Wine.  Then Laundry.  Then the rest of life.  

Here is a pic to fill my quota.  I had to take the dreaded XO duties for the underway while he was on travel.  Captain told me a "picture in the chair was needed.  I did the job, thus-you get the chair".  Felt good.  For a minute.  Looking forward to April of 2015.  Going from LCDR Gill to Mrs. Gill!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Invitations!

Well, I finally did it.  I mailed the invites.  I feel like this was one helluva task, especially because I had a Congressional inspection during the middle of this project.  Yep, that was a bad idea.  I am great at multi tasking, but not that great!

I can't wait for Mike to get all of the RSVPS, so we can make our seating chart.

Now onto the small details, like wedding guest bags for hotels, and the like.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Flawless Future Powered by Ceramide Caplet Serum: Influenster Vox Box

I received another Influenster box recently, and my favorite product was from Elizabeth Arden.

The flawless future serum has done wonders for my skin.  I highly recommend this product to any woman in their 30s and 40s who needs to get more radiant skin!

Flawless Future Sample!  Complimentary to Review from Influenster! 

From the Dillards counter.  So many Flawless Future products!