Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Why I love my husband: continued

11.  He changed his name in my phone to "Tanner Loves You"

12.  He takes me hunting and doesn't get upset when I accidentally make noises

13.  He lets me decorate the house however I want

14.  He kisses me goodbye every night/morning (depending on his shift) before going to work

15.  He puts my "infinity" bracelet on for me with no complaints. 

16.  He ALWAYS shares his drink with me because I never fix one for myself.

17.  He never gets upset when I stand in front of the TV and do silly dance moves

18.  He goes to the store with me

19.  He keeps up with my things (keys, purse, sunglasses, etc) because I always lose them

20.  He watches me work out.... It makes me feel sexy to know that my husband likes to look at me even when I'm all nasty and sweaty

Focus on the good things that your husband does!  There will always be something that you can find to complain about but your relationship will benefit from looking at the positive. 

Friday, May 10, 2013

You Might Be a Police Wife If...

You might be a Police wife if....

- Your husband drives like a bat out of hell when driving a personal vehicle.  I have to CONSTANTLY tell Tanner to slow down, don't slam on breaks, don't take sharp turns, etc.  My Nissan Rogue doesn't drive anything like his Crown Vic.  Maybe this will change when he gets a new car!

- You automatically know that when you sit in a restaurant that your LEO wants to sit somewhere facing the door.  No matter where we go, I know that I have to sit in the seat with my back to the door so he can have his eyes on everyone that comes in.

- When driving down the road he points out every car that has crossed the line 2 or more times, every expired tag, broken tail light, etc.  He has eagle eyes when it comes to expired tags!

- Words like robbery, assault, child abuse, domestic violence, rape, etc are part of your everyday conversation.  Some times when me and my husband are talking, I sit back and think to myself... This is NOT normal conversation....

- Every time you hear an unexpected knock on the door while your husband is out protecting and serving, your heart stops for a second and you pray that it's not the Chief of Police.

- When on your way home from date night your LEO will take a detour in the complete opposite direction because he is patrolling out of habit....  I have lived in this town for 22 years and I have discovered roads that I never even knew existed!

-You are used to your husband jumping up in the middle of his supper break and running out the door because he is needed.  Sometimes he may not even get to take a bite of the meal that you spent over an hour preparing! 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Three Things Thursday: The Little Things

* My bathtub caddy recently came in and it is a wonderful invention!  Nothing is more relaxing than a bubble bath, a glass of wine, a good book and my favorite limelight candle! 

* Putting my make-up on in bed.  Yea, you may think that's odd... But I don't need a mirror to put my "face" on and it gives me just a few more minutes to snuggle in the warm covers! 

* Automatic car washes.  I especially like the ones that shoot out the pretty pink, blue, and purple stuff.  It's like a rainbow across your car! 

Enjoy the little things! Happy Thursday :)

Saturday, April 20, 2013

To not becoming part of a Stat!

One of my new year's resolutions was to start blogging more.... I definitely fell short of that resolution, but it's not too late to pick it back up! 

Honestly, I haven't felt like blogging.  I have been dealing with my crazy emotions as I adjust to being a LEO wife.  Everything that has been going on lately has put me a little on edge.  It doesn't help that I haven't seen my husband in so long that I feel like I have to take a picture out just to remember what he looks like.  I couldn't take the fact that I haven't seen my boo thing in ages that I actually went to Waffle House at 2:30 this morning just so I could spend some time with him.  Hey, you do what you gotta do!

T becoming an officer has definitely been the hardest thing that we have had to face in our marriage and in the 7 years that we have been together.  Don't get me wrong, I love my husband and am so insanely proud of what he does but it is definitely difficult and challenging.  I plan on using my blog as a type of coping mechanism.  I don't want us to become a part of the 75% divorce stat among police officers.  I don't want our relationship to just survive and get by but I was us to thrive.  I have learned that it's not about the quantity of time but the QUALITY of time.  Stay tuned for the ups and downs of being a Police Wife!


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

No more excuses!

I started this blog last year with every intention on keeping up with our lives, to have a "Hensley Scrapbook"  My excuse has been that my computer quit working.  It started having problems this past summer.  I was so afraid that we were going to have to invest in a new computer.  Yes, I would love a new one but that's just not something that we really have the money for right now.  So, I decided to start with the minor problems that my laptop has and go from there.  The first thing I did was get a new battery and what do you know?!  THAT WORKED!!!  My computer is up and running again!! We ended up spending $40 compared to $800!  Woohoo!!  I am beyond thrilled.  I would much rather spend my money on shoes or possibly the new Nook HD+  If you happen to need a new battery for your computer look at Amazon first.  HP battery's were over $100! Happy Wednesday :)

What my computer has looked like for months:

It works again!!!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Why I love my husband:

Tanner is continually doing something to test my patience.  Things that drive me insane are the things that he doesn't even notice and vice versa.  Tanner thinks that as long as your dirty clothes are in the vicinity of the laundry hamper that everything is good.  I want the clothes to actually be in the hamper, not hanging off the side, not on the floor next to it, but in the basket.  I LOVE to drink water.  When at home I always have a water bottle with me.  I also lose my water daily and end up going to the fridge to get another one because I just can't find the one I was originally drinking out of.  That being said on any given day you can go to my side of the bed and find at least 3 waters.... Or find them in the most random spots, like behind a picture frame. (How it got there I don't know, I mean I know I put it there but I don't remember doing it or why I did it!!) This is something that gets on Tanner's nerves.  He get's tired of putting almost full bottles back in the fridge and I get tired of putting dirty clothes into the hamper.  Instead of getting irritated I'm going to try and start thinking about the positive things that I love about my husband.  I love making lists.  I make lists for everything!  So here's my Why I love my Husband list:

1.  He puts my waters back in the fridge for me. :)

2.  He turns the heat on in the morning so it will be warm when I get out of the shower.

3.  He holds my hand when we are walking together.

4.  He answers all of my questions, no matter how stupid they may be.

5.  He goes to the grocery store with me.

6.  He makes me laugh.

7.  He puts air in my tires when they start to get flat because the weather is bipolar and will be 77 degrees in January one day and then 40 the next!

8.  He watches chick flicks with me.  (I know he secretly likes them!)

9.  He bothers me when I am reading.  Yes it gets on my nerves but I love that he wants my attention.

10.  He dances any time a song comes on that has a good beat.

To be continued.... 

Inspiration for this post came from the Happy Wives Club!  Check it out, become a member and join the link up party for "Why I Love My Husband"

Why I Love My Husband

Monday, January 14, 2013

New Year!

Wow....2013!  It just doesn't seem right, did we even have Christmas yet? 

The holidays FLEW by for me.  My family was given a special Christmas present this year which was a tornado that hit 3 of my family members homes on Christmas night.  It is still heartbreaking to go out to the country and see what the tornado did to our land.  50-100 year old trees were uprooted.  What used to be beautiful is now bare.  Going out to my Grandparents was like going to my own little oasis.  I love the outdoors and absolutely LOVE watching the sun set over the pasture.  My grandparents and Aunt were lucky with the damage to their homes.  Some rebuilding will have to be done but that is nothing when you are so greatful that everyone made it out alive.  My Uncle William and Aunt Nell weren't so lucky, their home was destroyed.  I would show you some pictures but it's not letting me upload any.  I will try again later!

Tanner had to work New Years Eve so we celebrated the new year the following day.  Last year we celebrated in Atlanta and spent a fortune on Chinese food.  So we decided to make that our little tradition and got Chinese food this year too.  I know the little guys that cooked our food thought we were crazy for ordering so much.  But then again they do give you alot of food so maybe eating that much is normal?

I thought long and hard about my New Year's resolutions.  And here they are:

1.  I want to be a better wife.  I mean I'm already a great wife but there is always room for improvement! :) haha  One way that I am doing this is by starting our "love" journal. (get your mind out of the gutter...)  This journal is something that we take turns writing in.  This is a place that we write something appreciative, encouraging, etc about the other person.  It can be thanking your spouse for taking the trash out or that my hubby's tooshy looks sexy in his new pair of jeans.  It literally can be anything positive.  Nothing negative.  It will make us each feel appreciated and help us notice the small things.  Because it really is about the small things in life!!

2.  Finish School.  I would have already been finished but classes are expensive and once Tanner got his new job there was no way we could afford it any longer.  He took a major pay cut when he got hired.  Police should definitely get paid more!

3.  Get back into doing the things that I love.  For example:  Running-  Nothing makes me feel more relaxed than going on a nice run.  I used to run everyday, sometimes multiple times a day.  I stopped when I got a respiratory infection and once I got better I tried to start running again and ended up with another respiratory infection!  I told myself that apparently God didn't want me running anymore! haha  BUT I know that's not true! 

4.  Be better about keeping up with my blog.  Even if it's only for my family.  I know that my mother, sister-in-law and Tanner all read it!  And it's always fun to look back at old posts and see what was going on in the life of the Hensley's.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

3 Things

Three Things Thursday..... Yea, it's only Tuesday.  I am getting ahead of myself :)

1. It's no secret that I am very clumsy.  Just this week I have caught the oven mitt on fire... as in flames!  I dropped our fully cooked casserole upside down in the oven.  I've run into different walls more times than I can count and the list goes on and on.

2. My mother and brother have been staying with me and I have been reading about 1 book every day or every other day.  My mom asked me if I was reading another romance novel.  Well DUH! :)  I love romance novels.  Yes, they all end the same.  Girl and guy meet, girl and guy fall in love.  But, I continue reading romance books because of the journey that the girl and guy go through.  I enjoy the journey to the destination.  It's fun and exciting and unpredictable.... well maybe a little predictable because they always end up together.

3. Landon's Christmas present came to the house yesterday.  It is a Chuggington train track.  The Brewster wash and fuel set.  It is taking all I have not to open the box and put it together.  It is just SO neat.  The trains talk to each other and everything.  Toys are so much cooler now then they were when I was little.

Monday, December 3, 2012

A New Journey:

Tanner graduated from the Police Academy this past Thursday and I have never been more proud of him!  This is definitely an exciting yet dangerous journey that we are about to embark on.

For the past 3 months I have had a small glimpse as to what becoming a Police Wife will entail. I have spent numerous days and nights by myself, done the "manly" duties around the house, planned dates around his schedule, etc. I've had 3 months to get used to the idea that everyday that my husband walks out the door, may very well be his last day.  Well.... I can tell you that I will NEVER get used to that.  Of course, that has always been the case, no one is guaranteed tomorrow.... but now he's chasing people that hate him.  This is a sacrifice that Tanner and I, as his wife, are willing to make to protect others.  Everyday that Tanner puts on that uniform, is another day that he is risking his life.  I am honored to be his wife.

Officer Tanner and me

Waiting on the Graduation Ceremony to begin!

Taking the Oath
Getting his Diploma!  WOOP WOOP!

Tanner and his grandparents!
Tanner's favorite quote which is appropriate for my new Law Enforcement Officer:
"It is not the critic who counts;
not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles,
or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood;
who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again,
because there is no effort without error and shortcoming;
but who does actually strive to do the deeds;
who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions;
who spends himself in a worthy cause;
who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement,
and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly,
so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls
who neither know victory nor defeat."
-Theodore Roosevelt



Monday, September 17, 2012

My Lunch Hour

Ever since moving to town, I have wondered if it were possible to go the store, go home, put away what I bought, handle the animals and make it to work on time all within my lunch hour.  Today,  I proved that I could and added to my list of perks of "city living."

I left as soon as it was my lunch time.  Sped (shh don't tell my husband!... drove quickly) to one of my most disliked places, Wal-Mart.  After scootin through the aisles and getting everything on my list, it was time to check out.  Who knew SO MANY people go to the store during lunch time?!?  So I opted for the self check out line, knowing good and well that it was going to holler at my a few times, because I had items that I did not want to bag!  Really self check out?  You want me to bag my huge thing of dog chow?  I don't think so, not happening! 

I looked at the clock and realized that after all that I only had 30 minutes left to get home, put my stuff away and feed my starving animals!  They only got to eat half of what they usually eat at night and I wasn't able to feed them this morning.  So again, I drove quickly and made it to my house with 25 minutes left. 

Well now I just felt rushed.  I hate the feeling of being rushed, which is 80% of the time for me.  I am one of those that will dislocate my shoulder trying to get all the grocery bags in one trip....  That being said....

As I was walking onto our front porch, I went through a spider web and started doing karate moves to get that nasty sticky stuff off me, while having one arm full of grocery bags and the other with a 20lb bag of dog food and my purse.  Not only was I  fighting the spider web, but my hair decided it wanted to cover my whole face, making it impossible to see.  During this time a car drove by and slowed to watch my disastrous turn of events.  As I was opening the door, I dropped the dog food and stumbled through the front door.  I didn't even bother to turn around to see the laughter escape whoever it was that was driving by.

I let Abby in to feed her. (we have been trying to train her to be an outside dog because her hair was just driving us crazy!)  Then fed the other 2 squirts, quickly put my groceries away, made my lunch and headed out the door to get back work.

I arrived with 7 minutes to spare!  Just enough time to fix a drink and use the restroom before returning to my desk.  Even though I was running around like a chicken with its head cut off, it was a success!  I am so thrilled to know that I can run to the store on my lunch hour and not always go after work.  Wal-Mart is extremely more busy at 5:00 then it is at lunch time.