Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: The Adventures of Mama and Papa Bear-Our Story

The Adventures of Mama and Papa Bear-Our Story

Once upon a time in 2004,
this creeper scene kid Kristen met this super cool kid D at the mall.
(how romantic? Nicholas Sparks should have started his books this way)

 From the moment they met, they became the best of friends.
They would share delicious frappucinos together at the mall, watch Harry Potter nonstop,
and build secret forts that only cool kids were invited to. We even named it 'The Cool Kids Club'
and it was an exclusive membership.(we were the only members allowed)
We would lay in bed and listen to super cool metal bands like As I Lay Dying for hours
and talk about lifes greatest mysteries...you know, how many tattoos we wanted, how cool Albus Dumbledore was, and eventually we fell in like.

After a summer of flirting, one day after school on September 6 2004, D took me aside and said
"so do you want to be my girlfriend?" He had such a romantic way with words that I couldnt say no.
So I giggled a 'yes' and he says, "can I give you a kiss?"
My romeo.
These pictures are from October 2005.

In 2006, we decided to take our relationship to the next level.
I bought D an xbox360 and he got me the cutest puppy in the entire world, Monster.

We also got our first "promise rings."

D moved to Orlando, FL in 2008 to get out of our crappy small town
 (he got sick of hanging out at the mall every Friday night like cool kids.)
We didnt speak for a few months but on New Years Eve I made my first drunken phone call,
and guess who I called?

He started coming down to visit me whenever he could and I would drive up to see him as well.
This was not enough so in 2009, I packed my bags and moved to Orlando, the greatest place on earth....besides Hogwarts...and NYC

I learned alot after I moved to Orlando.
I couldnt boil a pot of water before we moved there.
D likes to tell everyone about this. I dont.
I got good at surprises though!
After a long day of work, D came home to find all his friends from back home and some new friends waiting on our couch!

We celebrated our 4 year anniversary

And our 5 year anniversary

And our 6 year anniversary
...IN NEW YORK...the greatest place on earth...seriously.

In 2011, we were one of the first people to get into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
We went everyday for two weeks before it opened and one day before the official opening...we got in!!!!

We also got to go to Star Wars weekend!!

On December 24, 2010 D proposed :) :) :)
I like this day...alot :)
As I walk up to the apartment, I notice hubby's car is gone and there is a note on the door...not just any note...A CLUE. This was the first clue in my upcoming 2 hour scavenger hunt around town. Every clue rhymed and made me nervously laugh because I honestly had no idea what would be waiting for me at the end.
Read about all the clues HERE because it was the cutest proposal ever.
He got good at surprises too.
As I headed to the  Christmas tree for the last clue there was a new stocking ornament and I picked it up and felt nothing inside so of course, I throw it on the table. The ring falls out onto the floor and I scream YES!!!! Hubby never even had a chance, did he? And like any good wife who ruins surprises, a few days later I proceeded to ask why he never got on one knee and confessed his undying love to me. :)

One week later on 1/1/11 (im obsessed with 11:11 aka 'ladder time' in our house)
we had a super quick 'marriage' because D was planning on joining the Army and we were together for 7 years so what the HECK were we waiting for hubby?!?

We will have a small wedding someday when we are at our first station
but for now we are both perfectly content because we are MARRIED :)
wooo hoooo!
In September 2011, and after 7 years of me being totally against it,
I finally agreed to let hubby follow his dreams and D left for Army bootcamp.

This is where my blog name comes in!
A lot of people get it but if you dont, the military uses a phonetic alphabet so each letter is a word.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is WTF in the Army alphabet.
WTF is my attitude most days, adjusting to the military lifestyle.

But anyway!
I moved back home to live with my mom while he is gone.

Here is my amazing soldier, kicking butt at Basic Training and looking super hot in the meantime :) 
After months of seperation I finally got to see him graduate!
He even got an award! That small group in the middle got honors and they were just a few out of hundreds of soldiers! Here is hubby in the front row:)

Right after graduation, hubby went right back for training and although we were apart for almost 9 months,
we got to Skype everynight :)

After months of waiting to hear where our first duty station would be, I got this text at 11:11am!

And here we are now, living in Germany...nuts right?! It always feels too crazy to be true!

And expecting our first baby in a couple weeks on July 4th!!

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  1. OMG I seriously LOVE LOVE this you are so cute!!!!!!!!!! You both changed alot over the 7 years but I think your hubby did more from pictures. TOTALLY agree with you on NYC being the greatest place in the world. Although now Hawaii is pretty high up there with it.
    PS: did you mean to put that he join the Army / left for Basic in September 2012 ?!?!?

  2. I loved that!! :) And I love finally knowing what "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" means LOL.

  3. Glad to know what whiskey tango foxtrot is now! Love this post! Y'all are so cute! Glad I got to know you better through this post :)

    XO. Britt
    The Magnolia Pair


  4. Love your story! True love makes the best story always. And I'm glad to know I was right in guessing what your blog name stands for. :) Very clever.

  5. and is he at AIT now? if so, where at?!

  6. I love your cute story! I feel like I say Whiskey Tango Foxtrot at least 5 times a day... :)

  7. hellooo! :o) we have a stinkin cute puggle too! :o) monster is adorable!

  8. How cute! My hubs and I had a super itty bitty quickie-of-a-marriage too. I say its the way to go :)

  9. "In 2006, we decided to take our relationship to the next level.
    I bought D an xbox360 and he got me the cutest puppy in the entire world, Monster."

    Your story is the cutest! I love every detail and I cannot wait until you get to be together every single day. :)

  10. I love your love story! So sweet! And your mutual love for Harry Potter makes me happy!! So jealous you got to go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and before it opened!!! So awesome!! xoxo

  11. Love this post. How exciting. Ill bet you can't wait to live together again. Yay!

  12. Hey came over from the blog hop!! Welcome to military life!! Its an adventure and as long as you embrace it together you'll do great!!

  13. Loved reading this!! You're cute, and your love story is so sweet!

  14. I absolutely loved reading this! It's too precious! I am glad to be your newest follower!

  15. That is such a beautiful story!

  16. thank you for serving out country. i am so touched. wish you guys could be paid back someway.

    lovelovelove your promise rings. :) so sweet..


  17. just found your blog. you two look perfect together and welcome to the army life. I am now an ex-army wife as my husband got retired. yay :)

  18. oh... and I love the music on your blog. good taste in music, although I hate automatic music play. haha. ;)

  19. I LOVE THIS story :) Y'all are such a cute couple!!! We would have DEF hung out in Otown together!!! Ha. Excited to see the next chapters of y'alls lives together. <3

  20. new follower from #ff! This story is awesome! My husband and I dated for 6 years, through highschool, too before we got hitched! (and we were total scene kids! ha). Love this!

  21. Such a cute story!! I love the name of your blog also haha very clever. I too am a lady in waiting. it is not always fun and not always easy, but it sure is worth it for love :)

  22. awwwwwwwww I love it! I'm a mil-wife too (marines! oorah! <3) We just got stationed in NC and are dealing with all the shenanigans that follow it! Email me anytime girly! we're in a similar boat ;)

    can't wait to read more from you and your blog!!!! <3


  23. This is the cutest thing ever! I always thought your blog name was cute, but love it even more knowing the meaning!!!

  24. As an Army wife of almost 4 years, I get it, and I love it! :) It doesn't get any better, but it gets easier because you get used to it. ;) Plus you'll have yoru solider by your side <3

  25. Thanks for linking up to Sunday Social! Good luck being an Army wife. My husband was in the Marines for 5 years so I how stressful and awarding being an military wife can be. New follower :)

  26. How cute is your blog. Love the name too. I'm an army wife too. Know how all that goes. :) Hope you and your hubby are well.

  27. Super cute story.

    Also, your mom looks like she could be your sister, like whoa.

  28. I don't *think* I've ever mentioned this before but I just realized, we got engaged on the same day! Holy moley! It was a good Christmas Eve :)

  29. seriously such a sweet, sweet story. love this!

  30. Oh my gosh, this is so inspiring by boyfriend of 3 years is actually leaving for Army basic training next week. I am so happy I found your blog. I might be looking to you for some advice. Lovely blog.


  31. Hiya! I just stumbled upon your blog, which I loved right away simply because of your title. Haha. I am a soldier in the Army getting married to another soldier. I am a new follower to your blog and can't wait to read more!

    <3 Jenn

  32. yeay for as i lay dying! i think you are the first milspouse blogger i've found that likes metal! glad i did. :)

  33. I found your blog by way of another blog =) I lived in Wiesbaden for 4 years!!! I lived across from the pizza hut by the school...Not sure if they still have the pizza hut there lol. Unfortunately they tore my building down. and we had to move to another building. I loved it there and I hope you do too!!! Love your blog!

  34. This is the bestest love story! My mum was born on a army base in Germany, its a gurjus place =D xxx

  35. just found your blog through mish and i am loving it. you guys are too cute and i'm obsessed with germany. i lived there for a year, now have a german boyfriend, and am planning on moving back sooner rather than later. so glad you guys are loving it too :)

  36. I love your story! So awesome. Thanks for sharing your blog with the the Bloggers in Germany group :)

  37. Aw, how sweet! I wondered if you were in Wiesbaden. We're here, too, and love it so far. maybe we'll run into each other sometime. :)

  38. It's beautiful. Your story shows an undying love that so few people have in today's world. As a military wife myself, I'm proud to have you join the "club". Remember, no matter what, your support is what means the most to him. Congrats on the marriage and the baby!! Lena (www.shinystout.com)


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