Welcome to Life Adventures of a New Army Wife! I'm Andrea, and this is my very first Military Spouse Appreciation Day, as my husband just joined the Army last year. You'll find that I refer to my husband on here simply as "hubby" or "my husband." My husband and I are both graduates of The University of Georgia, where we first met just about 8 years ago and became fast friends. We've been together for over 4 years and just celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary last month on April 1st!
We were married for all of four months when my husband left to go to basic training, and our lives have been a bit of a whirlwind ever since. He went straight from basic, to AIT, then on TDY for a few weeks, immediately followed by his first deployment, which he's been on for about a month now. Thankfully I've been able to see him occasionally throughout that time, visiting him for his graduations from BCT & AIT, as well as driving to see him on the weekends he was 5 hours away from home on his TDY -- however it has still been a difficult journey having to spend so much time away from him, all while not yet living near base and having that military community around me.
I began this blog just after my husband left for basic as a way to document our journey and to become better connected with the military community, at least by virtual means. Thankfully my husband's deployment is on the shorter side and he should be returning home early fall, and at that time we'll be going through our first PCS and moving from our home in Georgia out to Ft. Sam Houston in Texas!
I have an affinity for wines, pasta, and all things sweet (my Pinterest is largely filled with pasta and baking recipes!). I really enjoy baking, though while my husband has been gone I've found myself doing less of it in an effort to not have as much lingering around the house for me to consume alone. I recently purchased a nice DSLR camera and hope to learn all of the ins and outs of using it so I can become a better photographer. I currently have a full-time job doing accounting, purchasing, and payroll/HR work, but who knows where I'll end up after our big move!
We've got two dogs and a cat that we love to spoil. Pictures and stories of them are definitely plentiful. We do not have any children as of yet, but are looking forward to trying to start a family in the near future.
On my blog you'll find a random mixture of topics just covering my every day life as I try to make sense of this new life, including recipes, DIY projects, a Project 52 photo challenge I'm embarking on, and random musings about military life. Please comment with a link to your site, as I love finding new blogs to follow and new people to meet!