Semper Feet, Excitement, Phone Call, Survey... Whew!

Well guys, the sock drive is officially under way and even has an official name!

Semper Feet
Operation: Dry Socks

(I'm still working on the button, but as soon as it's done I expect to see it on everyone's page *wink wink*) Thank you so much for all your enthusiasm! Please keep spreading the word, hit me up that you are interested and once assessing your non-creeperness (lol) I'll pass along my address that will be the central gathering spot of all things socks and baby wipes. I'm really, really excited about this project, so all of the enthusiasm and help I am getting is just making me even more... excited!

I got a call from Mr. P today, those are my favorite days. He is doing well, and assures me that he continues to be bored (woo hoo) even though he is "in the field" moreso now than before. He warned me of rumors of a possible extension (barf) but I was already prepared for that, being the good Marine wife that I am. I told him about the sock drive and he is super stoked. Like really, really amped. He said it's a SUPER idea, everyone will appreciate it so much and he is now anxiously anticipating the arrival (woah, alliteration!) of socks and baby wipes to share. We decided that we'll start on a company level, since there are thousands of guys in the battalion, and go from there. I want each guy to get a few pairs of socks, which is why we're starting on a smaller scale, if we went BN wide, everyone would get like one pair and that would kind of defeat the purpose. Plus it's really hard to get in contact with everyone in the battalion so we're going to start out small and see how we can grow! But just letting everyone know that he is aware he'll be in charge of it on that end and he is really excited and appreciative of the efforts for helping our troops out!

Also, thanks to everyone who suggested Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred. This is only day 2 and I can barely walk. I guess that's a good thing, one step closer to being skinny, but really stairs are just not my friend today. Man, I'm out of shape... here's to fixing that!

I saw this lil survey bug posted on a few people's blogs and I really like it so I'm going to post it here. Just a little Getting-To-Know-You about me and the Mr. P. I thought it was appropriate as we have a few new visitors stopping by with sock-lovin'.

1. What are your middle names?
Daniel and Theresa

2. How long have you been together?
A year and 7 months, married for 10 of those months!

3. How long did you know each other before you started dating?
We met and hung out and then just started dating... so like, a week maybe?

4. Who asked who out?
Well, we started dating and then Mr. P made it clear that he wanted to be exclusive shortly thereafter. I did drunkenly tell him his "fortune" one night while we were out: that he was going to fall in love with me, ask me to marry him, get married and live happily ever after. And here we are!

5. How old are each of you?
He just turned 26 last Friday, I am 23.

6. Did you go to the same school?

7. Are you from the same home town?

8. Who is the smartest?
Me, duh. Ok, just kidding. We've got different kinds of smarts. I'm book-smart, he's "tactical" smart... his intelligence is applicable to real life... well, his life anyway ;-)

9. Who majored in what?
I was a psychology major with a concentration in human services and a certificate in personnel/industrial relations. He majored in several trades and a little bit of screwing off before majoring in being one helluva Marine.

10. Who is the most sensitive?
Hmm... We can both be really sensitive. I am sensitive more often, I think.

11. Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
Well... I guess between MD and NC... we went to FL together but we met up there, didn't go as a couple so I don't know if it counts!

12. Who has the worst temper?
Me. Hands down.

13. How many children do you want?
I think he wants a lot. He came from a huge family. Right now I'm all set with one, so the final number is still up for discussion...

14. Who does the cooking?
Me, I like to have it ready when he gets home... if I'm not asleep on the couch ha!

15. Who is more social?
We are both the type that will just start talking to anyone. That's kind of how we hit it off. We had no friends in common, no one introduced us, him and his friends just started talking to me and I started picking on him and we hit it off.

16. Who is the neat freak?
We're slobs. He'll tell you he's the neat freak but he's full of doo-doo. I am very anal about how my things are though. They may be messy, but they're messy my way.

17. Who is the most stubborn?
Ohhh man. We're horribly stubborn people. I think he trumps me by a hair.

18. Who wakes up earlier?
Helloooo he's a Marine, he's awake before the sun. Me? I'd prefer to sleep til noon

19. Where was your first date?
Well we met at the bowling alley, our first date was kind of a weekend away in Baltimore I guess...

20. Who has the bigger family?
Him. He's one of 8 and 2 half siblings...

21. Do you get flowers often?
More often than I would ask for! He's on top of it :)

22. How do you spend the holidays?
Last Thanksgiving we were at his parents in FL and then Christmas was spent with my parents in MD. This Thanksgiving was with my family and we were supposed to do Christmas with his family but he left before then. So we had an early Christmas where we put up our tiny tree and opened a couple pressies and I made a delicious dinner.

23. Who is more jealous?
Me. He's very secure, knows I've only got eyes for him. I know he's only got eyes for me but I still will cut you if you look at him.

24. How long did it take to get serious?
We met at the end of August and he proposed on the 1st of November soooo NOT LONG!

25. Who eats more?
OhEmGee HIM. His daughter definitely has his appetite!

26. What do you do for a living?
I hang out. He saves the country.
Ok, seriously, right now I'm a stay at home wife and mommy. I hold down the fort and make sure everything stays in order. And he fights for freedom... and on his days not out fighting he's on base fixing weapons, for the most part ;-)

27. Who does the laundry?
I do most of it, he does the majority of his uniform stuff though, too smelly for me!

28. Who's better with the computer?
Probably me...

29. Who drives when you are together?
Him, I prefer to just ride along

30. What is your song?
Our wedding song was "Fools Rush In" by Elvis but there are tons of songs that are special to us.


  1. Aw I can't wait to see how many people particiapate in this its going to be great...

  2. Cute! I love the survey...I did it too awhile back. I blogged about Operation Dry Socks today :) Mine will be on their way! I love the one month picture of Ariana by the've gotta get some more pictures up of that little darling!

  3. Ugh the Shred definitely made it impossible for me to walk too!

  4. Freakin' awesome idea with the socks. I love it!!!

    Also, love the survey! I think I'll do it too! (And credit you, of course ;)

  5. I want to try the Shred but it SCARES ME! So, props to you!

    I'm so excited that you're doing this sock drive. I'm buying some this weekend to send to you :)

  6. Next time i'm out, haha... like that happens often... i'll pick up a few packages fo' sho'. And I freakin' love The Shred but I'm still too scared to move up to Level 3, lol.

  7. Semper Feet? I LOVE the name.

    I'll put up your button once you've made it. And I wrote "man socks" on my to do list.

    I've sat on my sofa and watched the 30 Day Shred... maybe someday I'll stand while watching it. I dare to dream.

  8. What kind of socks do Marines wear? My guy wears green boot socks... Not sure on Marine attire. :p

  9. I walked down the aisle to 'Fools Rush In' at my wedding.


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