Monday, March 28, 2011

Soldiers Surprising Their Loved Ones..

Videos like these get me every time!!
Now I can't stop crying.. uggghh.. haha

♥ Brenda

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

My Little Surprise..

Hi everyone!!
So I finally came out with the big news on facebook :) I'm pregnant!!
For those of you close to me, you know this wasn't part of my plan just yet. I wanted to wait at least 2-3 years before trying, but I believe things happen for a reason. And I know that this is a blessing for me.
So here's the story..
January 28, 2011
I was hanging out with one of my girlfriends who had just found out she was pregnant the day before and we were just catching up and talking about her news :). I was telling her how my lovely monthly gift never came and she immediately took me to the commissary to buy a pregnancy test. I was so doubtful, because I was on birth control and had just run out and what are the chances that it would happen so soon, right? Well here's a picture of my results which I refused to believe were accurate haha
So the minute after I took two of them I called my mom. I was crying because I was so scared and wasn't sure how to react. I'm so thankful for my mom who was extremely happy for me and made me feel 100% better. She knew exactly what to say and has basically talked me through this and I love her so much for all the support she has given me.
February 17, 2011
So there we are 6 weeks and 5 days later and I'm practically dying, which is a pregnancy symptom for those who are unaware ;) And both my hubby and I are thinking I'm farther along because of my LMP but of course I was just 6 weeks 5 days. Anyways we get an ultrasound and get to hear the heartbeat and it was so amazing. Here's my little Mickey Mouse looking baby.. At this point only my family and close friends know, and everyone they told ;) thanks guys lol
March 16, 2011
Finally I have my first 10 week ultrasound and I'm worried, nervous, excited, etc. I swear I go through like a million emotions at once. Thanks hormones. We talk to the doctor about how I've been feeling and what not. We get to do an ultrasound and hear the heartbeat again and at this point it actually looks like a baby. It's really amazing to see that and I'm still in this phase where it's hard to believe I am actually carrying a baby inside me. It's so surreal!! I think once I get a noticeable belly it'll be more real to me.
So now I'm at about 12 weeks and just beginning this big adventure with my husband. He's so excited by the way. I'm so thankful for all the support I have. It makes me feel good when I begin to doubt myself and have really tough emotional times, to know that I have people who love me and will be there for me no matter what :) I love you guys!! The only thing that would make this perfect is to be home with everyone.. soon enough!
Also I cannot wait to come home to visit in June.. It's for sure now, just booked the flight!! :))

♥ Brenda

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011


Hello family, friends, and everyone else :)
For those who don't know, I'm currently living in Okinawa, Japan. Today the country of Japan suffered a great earthquake of a magnitude 8.8-8.9 as many of you are aware and 7th largest ever recorded for those who didn't know. It happened in the region of Honshu, Japan which is Northeastern Japan (we are in the Southeast). We were not hit directly here on Okinawa but we have all been affected by this. Most of the Pacific is currently under tsunami warning including Japan, Guam, Russia, Taiwan, Hawaii, US, Canada and of course many other countries and islands. Also Japan is under a nuclear emergency which is a little scary. I'll update as much as I can from what I hear. There is no recorded death toll at this moment because the numbers keep rising, but last I read it was about 60 with many more still missing. :(
I have recorded some video of a Japanese news station's live footage of the earthquake and tsunami. It is so scary to see this and mind you this mild footage.
Please keep everyone over here in your prayers. ♥

♥ Brenda

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

i have big news..