Deployments suck. They suck for the military service members, when they're stuck in the desert and they especially suck for those back home. Ryan and I spent 2-3 months of our first year of marriage physically together and that was tough. So to make up for lost time, I did what I do best...craft.
Our USPS is kind enough to provide free boxes and shipping supplies to send care packages and I stocked up on so many boxes. The postal office on our campus soon became familiar with who I was and you could often see me carrying a box to class and walking to the post office once classes were done. I learned how to pack a mean care package and by mean, I'm referring to extra-packed with love and entertainment.
|My very first care package and first time using the Cricut.|
|Ryan loves to read so this care package was dedicated solely to books. In the basement of our university bookstore were thousands of books available for half off their cover price.|
|My "Damn You AutoCorrect" Care Package.|
|Easter- underneath the grass were some essentials he needed. Instead of packing my own eggs, I bought some from the Easter aisles that already had pre-packaged candy.|
|The second care package I made and it's based off of Beyonce's song, "Countdown."|
|Another one of Ryan's birthday care packages. I made him a "birthday meal" with tortillas, minute rice, beans, etc. and there was enough to share with his friends.|
|Winter-themed care package that says, "no amount of time with you will be enough, but we'll start with forever." Yeah, it's a Twilight quote. Don't hate, there's a reason why those books do so well with young women ;)|
|Christmas care package that has a helluva lot of socks.|
|"I am miss yo . J st to let yo know." haha get it?|
|Song lyrics, just a basic care package with lots of lovin'|
|St. Patrick's Day Care Package (Ryan and I both have Irish families). It says, "Here's to: A long life and a merry one, a quick death and an easy one, a pretty girl and an honest one, a cold beer and another one!"|
|Valentine's Day! There's a little pocket with "10 Things I Love About You"|