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30 April 2010

Follow Friday/Bloghop

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It's Bloghop time! Riding the Roller Coaster is hosting a bloghop for Military spouses and girlfriends. I love "meeting" new people in the blogosphere, so here's a little about me. I'm Heather and I'm a proud Army girlfriend. Tennessee is where both my Soldier and I call home. I live outside of Nashville and he's stationed in Japan, even though he's hardly ever there. I'm an alumna of Middle Tennessee State University, Vanderbilt University and Delta Zeta Sorority. I studied Psychology and Secondary Education. I love football like any good Southern girl. (GO VOLS!) I enjoy traveling, reading, getting sucked into addictive television shows and building my recipe collection in hopes that one day I might actually cook. I'm starting the Couch to 5K and will hopefully succeed in that endeavor. Ask me about it in about 2 months.  I look forward to new readers and discovering new blogs to follow! Happy Friday :)


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After reading lots of blogs in the blog hop, I noticed many included the "how we met" stories. I thought I'd come back and include ours. I went to middle and high school with the Captain. We weren't super close, but had many friends in common, went to the same parties and events and even lived less than a mile from each other. We ended up going to different colleges and our lives took very different paths. However, even in college he lived with some of my close friends and his best friend married one of my sorority sisters. We still never truly connected. He commissioned in 2001 and left Tennessee. I stayed. In 2008 we did reconnect - thanks Facebook! He was at Ft. Bragg at the time and I was living about 30 miles from where we grew up. The rest, as they say, is history. I'm not sure why it took so many years for us to see each other the way we do now, but I wouldn't trade it for the world. 
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94 comments:

The Household 6 Diva said...

Nice to meet you!

We all were girlfriends once a upon a time - so don't be afraid to ask around when the acronyms start to get confusing! I hope you get to spend some time together soon!

ps. I love your header image!

Sarah said...

Well Southern girl, hopefully you won't mind this Yankee following your blog :)

-Sarah
(through Riding the Roller Coasters MilSpouse blog hop)
navywifediary.blogspot.com

Dawna said...

Hello! Just dropping by to return the favor. :-)

Yes, we were all girlfriends at one point or another. For me? It was a loooooong, loooooong time ago. lol But we never forget. :-)

Will be following you...

It's nice to meet you!

Amber said...

Psshhh...I already follow you, because your pretty cool! *wink!

family of 4 on the move! said...

Hi! Stopping by from the milspouse blog hop! Nice to meet you and oh yeah everything Southern is fabulous!!

Brandi said...

hi Heather! So nice to meet you. : D

I'm sorry your boyfriend is stationed in Japan (though, honestly it is a nice country). My boyfriend just went through his whole "where should I go or should I stay" bit ... I told him "Across the ocean and you are marrying me." He stuck with NC. ; ) LOL

Katie F said...

Nice to meet you! Thanks for commenting on my blog. I am now following you and look forward to reading more!!

tothenth said...

Thanks for dropping by! I hope you have the opportunity to visit your boyfriend in Japan sometime. We have friends stationed over there who absolutely love it, and the pictures they share are absolutely gorgeous.

To the Nth, via the MilSpouse Blog Hop
http://tothenth.wordpress.com *** @ToTheNth

Jessica said...

Hi, I found you through the Blog Hop! While I have to say "Roll Tide," my sisters are Vols fans! I can't wait to read more!!

http://meandhimandthearmy.blogspot.com/

Chelle said...

Hi thanks for stopping by, look forward to reading more from you.

Jessica said...

Hi there!
Stopping by from the blog hop.

I am a southern girl too. =) Love some football at our house...I say "War Eagle, hubs says Roll Tide"

So nice to "meet" you...I am now a follower =)

Jessica

The Undomestic Army Wife said...

Nice to meet you! Stopped by on the bloghop!

Amy

dutchgirl (Ellen) said...

Nice to meet you! and good luck on the couch to 5K, I am a runner myself and after the initial pain (I won't lie, sometimes it's pain!) it does get much easier, and addicting!

Kara said...

Following you from the MilSpouse Hop. We are in the states, but DH is leaving for Okinawa in less than2 months! Someone who is going through what I'm about to go through!

Wife on the Roller Coaster said...

Thanks for linking up on the blog hop! Looks like you're meeting lots of great people. You know I'm already a follower...just wanted to say hi! Happy blog hopping!

Abby said...

I found you on the Blog Hop! =]

dogtagsandpearls.blogspot.com

Kathryn said...

Stopping by from the blog hop! Cute blog! Have a great day! :)

Julie the Army Wife said...

Hi Heather! We have been in TN for almost 2 months now and this part of the country is great :)

stacie-marie said...

stopping by from military blog hop.. new follower http://stacie-marie.blogspot.com/

SailorWifey said...

Hi. Found you from the blog hop. Anyone who loves True Blood is ok by me :)

♥ SailorWifey

Amanda said...

Hi, stopping by from the hop!!! Cant wait to read more!!!

JG said...

Hi! Found you through the bloghop. :) New follower. Nice to meet you!

NavyGirl said...

Hooray for addictive tv shows ;) Found you through the milspouse blog hop, and just started following. I'm Meaghan at MarryingtheNavy.com

Ashley said...

well i already <3 you, but let me know how the c25k works for you...i'm thinking about doing it too.

BryceandWhit said...

I heart Nashville...Me and my hubby are stationed at Ft. Campbell...Found you from the blog hop!!!

Photina said...

Hi! I love your blog. :-) I came hopping over from the blog hop. I hope you're able to visit your boyfriend in Japan. I was able to visit HK and my husband over there and enjoyed the time spent there.

Photina
http://thehaumschiltfamily.blogspot.com/

the Somarribas said...

Hey just found your blog courtesy of the MilSpouse Blog Hop. I look forward to reading more - PS I love the flur de lis icon!

Mrs Somarriba at
http://thesomarribas.blogspot.com/

Erin said...

Stopping by from the bloghop. Nice to meet you!

Alia said...

Stopping by from the bloghop :) We Were all grilfriends once lol :)

Ashley said...

Hopping in! How I miss Nashville! We were stationed at Campbell before Mulletville and I really, really miss it. Such a great place to live. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Christina said...

Found you Via Military Blog hop!

I am from right outside Nashville. My hubby and I miss is very much! lol

Go VOLS! So nice to see another southern VOLS fan! :D

You are now being FoLlOwEd ;)

-Christina
http://thejourneyofanavywife.blogspot.com/

Christina said...

I'm from the Ashland City area. I went to Cheatham High and then graduated from Sycamore high. It's the straight up boonies lol! Not too far from Mt. Juliet!

Christina said...

My Family is friends with quite a few Binkley's and my Grandmother is married to a Binkley. My dad knows a Dana Binkley, but with so many "Binkley's" it's hard to say if it's the same ones lol

KC said...

Following you through the blog hop :)

http://www.financiallyfitmommy.blogspot.com

haagx5 said...

following thru the HOP :) thanks for stopping by my page too!

Sarah said...

New follower here, via the mil spouse blog hop! I saw your post before this one and I LOVE LOVE LOVE weeds! You will enjoy the c25k running plan. I can't wait to read your updates!

Sarah
http://sarahv2010.blogspot.com

Shelly said...

Nice to "meet" you. i am following you now too. We live fairly close to each other. Sometime you can fill me in on the must see stuff in Nashville.

Sespi said...

Nice to meet you! I'm stopping by via the blog hop. I'm just finishing up Couch to 5K... it's an awesome program! Just added you to my reader :)

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

Thank you for visiting! You guys have a great story! Definitely following you now :)

♥ Mrs. S.

Amanda said...

what a sweet "how we met story"! your blog is beautiful and i really enjoy reading it!! thanks for stopping by mine!
<3

NCTPA said...

I saw your blog hop on another military wives site. Here is mine!!!!
http://lifesabeach10.blogspot.com
:)

NCTPA said...

I saw your blog hop on another military wives site. Here is mine!!!!
http://lifesabeach10.blogspot.com
:)

KelseyC said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I can't wait to follow yours too. Nice to meet you :)

Jen said...

Hi Heather!! We love it at Bragg, we have been here almost 2 years and have another 2 to go. :) We will definitely be sad to leave.

jleigh2011 said...

Hello, new follower here. I am looking forward to reading some more posts. I found your blog through the Milspouse Blog hop. Stop by my very new blog The Marine && A Civilian;;

www.jleigh2011.blogspot.com

--The Civilian

jleigh2011 said...

Hello, new follower here. I am looking forward to reading some more posts. I found your blog through the Milspouse Blog hop. Stop by my very new blog The Marine && A Civilian;;

www.jleigh2011.blogspot.com

--The Civilian

Mrs. Wookie said...

Another BlogHopper coming to you from your comment on my blog!

I feel your pain for LDR statuses - our longest was 7 mos, 26 days (oi!). But always worth it.

Have a blast on your vacay. And wear some sunscreen. And I look forward to your blogposts to come!

Nice to find a friendly face!

Brittany Sommer said...

Hey girl! Followed you back!

lmc said...

Nice to "meet" you! I'll definitely be following your blog! I'm also living in TN- not too far from where you are!

Staci said...

Hey there Heather! Thanks for stopping by my blog! It's nice to meet you! :)

~Staci
ramblingmilitarywife.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

Nice to meet you. I look forward to reading your blog some more and getting to know you better. Although I have been a military spouse for quite a while now, the possibility of making the transition to army is a new one for me. Maybe we can teach each other a few things. :)

Kathryn said...

"Thanks for stopping by! Nice to "meet" you! Congrats on the baby's upcoming arrival

Thanks! Thanks for visiting too! :)

Star Spangled said...

Hi! Thanks for following me! I'm always happy to meet another military girlfriend. I look forward to getting to know you better.

Alison said...

I'm a new follower from the Blog Hop - thanks for your follow too. I love the "how we met" stories! I'm a Chi O!!! Can't wait to get to know you better:-)

CLR said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog! Looking forward to reading yours :)

....mrs.wood..... said...

hi! thank you for stopping by blog. i look forward to reading your bloggings as your latest follower. have a lovely weekend.

ACupOfJenn said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I'll be following you as well!

Jenn @ A Cup Of Jenn (From Texas to Alaska)

http://acupofjenn.blogspot.com/

Erin H. said...

Hey girl! I am actually from right outside Nashville too! I can't believe this weather right now! I hope your staying safe in all these floods! I go to WKU and i am a Phi Mu there so it is neat to see another sorority girl on here!

Cassie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am following you back.

Michelle Ioapo A'etonu said...

following back from the blog hop. you've got a great story too and I look forward to hearing more!

wifeofasailor.com said...

Nice to "meet" you via the Blog Hop. Thanks for the comment on my blog. I've added you to my Military Blog Roll and to my RSS feed :)

MommyTaco said...

Ditto - how was I not following you either?! Well it's been fixed on both of our behalves, YAY!!

ines said...

thanks for the comment and follow.
-ines

Lingars 2 said...

Nice to meet you! We're from Arkansas and have truly enjoyed moving around! Thanks for commenting on my blog! I look forward to reading more of your story! ~Angie

Diana said...

Nice to meet you and thanks for stopping by at my blog!


usaf-family.blogspot.com

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corysangel98 said...

Stopping by from the BlogHop! Thanks for stopping by my blog too!

If your boyfriend is never in Japan does he ever go to Guam? We lived there and its a GREAT vacation spot! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!!

Mrs.Sergeant said...

Hi! Isn't this blog hop fun?! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and I look forward to following along with your blog now! :-)

Brea said...

Thanks for following me.. I'm now following you, also! :)

Tiffany said...

Hey! Nice to meet you and thanks for following!

Nicole said...

Hey hun, thanks for following my blog!

Yes, Kyle is based in Japan! We're hoping to get his orders though in the next few months.

Can't wait to read more :)

LCpl'sPrincess said...

your blog is precious!sorry i am so late to the blog hop, finals have got me STRESSED =)

Kaylee said...

thanks for stopping by my blog! i'm now following you as well! i look forward to reading more!

CLR said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Can't wait to read more of yours. I just moved from Clarksville, and spent a lot of time in Nashville, looks like you are there now? I miss it :(. I'm a sorority girl too... Delta Gamma at Richmond :)

CLR said...

Yes, we are at Rucker now, but only for about 6 more months. It will be a short stint, then on to somewhere else! I've been looking at all the pictures, and lots of my friends in Clarksville are flooded too. It's crazy! Stay safe!

mrskandcaptainj.com said...

I'm glad you stopped by my blog! I'm following you, too. I graduated from TTU...so we're southerners also currently residing in Alaska! Glad I found you :)

The Longs in Italy.... said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! I am now following your blog! Look forward to reading more!

Heather said...

Hi Heather! Thanks for stopping by my blog...nice to "meet" you! I lived in Tennessee (Knoxville) years ago and loved it there. Anyway, I look forward to reading more about you!
~Heather

Jenny said...

following from the MilSpouse blog hop.

Ye! go TN! i have family there. i LOVE Nashville!

Jennifer said...

I'm a Northerner about to be transplanted in the South. I think I'm going to like it. :)

AmesOx said...

Nice to 'meet' you! Whoo-hoo TN! I am from MO, although we were stationed at Campbell for a few years....I love it there! I came across your blog through the MilSpouse blog hop! I am now a follower and look forward to reading more of your blog :)

____j said...

Here from the blog hop! Nice to meet you, and looking forward to reading more.

Lynnette Davis said...

So nice to "meet" you! I'll be following you too!

The Hapa Girl said...

Hi Southern Girl! Thanks for visiting my blog today! My husband's family live in TN, in Camden and Waverly (small towns) and got rained out :(

Well...will be following your blog!

Mrs. JPT said...

Dropping by to return to love from Cali by way of the MilSpouse BlogHop! Thanks for following me. REALLY like your blog. Look forward to getting to know you!

- Esha

Marilyn said...

Nice to meet you! Good luck with the 5k...it's def not as hard as it seems and you'll do great!!!
-Marilyn (through the MilSpouse blog hop)

Aimee said...

Following your blog from the blog hop! Thanks for following mine! Love your blog!

Quiet Knitter said...

Hopping in and saying hi!
From: http://rainforestfam1.wordpress.com/

Great blog, can't wait to read more.

Dani said...

Hello! I'm slowly making my way through the MilSpouse blog hop and wanted to say hello and thanks for following! I'm a new follower, too. :)

*Jenn* said...

New follower here too! jenn-baker.blogspot.com

staceymichelle99 said...

New follower here via military spouse blog hop. Look forward to following you. You can find me at http://staceymichelle99.blogspot.com :)

J.J. said...

Hi! finally coming over from the mil spouse bloghop! I stink. But better late than never!

I love hearing stories of how people knew each other and reconnected! Bubby and I met and were married just 6 months later. Notime to unconnect then reconnect. -lol

Nice ot meet you! New follower, too!

http://www.idratherbelaughing.com/

staceymichelle99 said...

Hi there. Found you on the milspouse blog hop. Look forward to following you. You can find me at: http://staceymichelle99.blogspot.com. :)