Here’s the story….

Memory is a way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.

– Kevin Arnold


I figured that even though I basically introduced the motley crew in my About Me page, it might behoove me to further introduce the cast of characters here in the Amok Family.

Hello, my name is Alison Amok and I’m a Sephora addict.  “Hello Alison!”

I am currently a twenty-something wife (and will be twenty-something for a few more years thankyouverymuch).  I was in the Air Force until Dec 2008, when I was medically retired for having a broken pancreas.  I served 8 years as a medic and deployed twice during the Iraq war to take care of our injured soldiers, sailors, marines and airman.  I loved being deployed but I was way too sick and needed to leave.  So now I am a stay at home wife, full time student and retiree!

I met Husband while in the Air Force, he was a reservist and a medic too.  And that’s a funny but long story so here it goes.  After basic training, I was loaded on a bus and driven to Wichita Falls, TX where my training school was.  Husband, who was already in training there, along with his friends decided that the best way to meet girls was to meet the basic training bus and help the pretty girls with their bags.  This was the only way guys were allowed into the female dorms!  So, Husband apparently thought I was pretty enough to schlep my bags up to my room.  That was the first time we met.  Then that afternoon Husband and his bestie gave a few of us newbies a tour of the base and  he carried my supplies for me then too!  The second time was in the smoke pit during a blizzard!  As we all huddled trying to stay warm and ruin our lungs at the same time he was introduced to me again!  We were introduced again for the THIRD time across the country in Maryland where we were doing our clinical training at the hospital outside of DC.  He had just bought a brand new Jeep and had been promoted and was showing off his new stripes and ride.  Obviously Fate thought we really needed to get together, and we ran into each other for a FOURTH time when I was working in the ER one night. That night a patient came in in full cardiac arrest and apparently I am very sexy while saving lives because he asked me what I was doing that weekend while I was doing CPR.  The patient didn’t make it, but we did!  That was a Thursday, I will never forget it because I was supposed to go home to my parents in Raleigh the next day for the three-day Presidents Day weekend.  I decided to hand out with Husband Friday night, and leave early Saturday morning for home.  We stayed up all Friday night talking and laughing.  I drove home Saturday and when I came back Monday evening I moved into Husband’s hotel room and never left!  That was 7 years ago on Feburary 28th, 2002.  We were engaged 6 months later and eloped in July 2004.  We then had our traditional Catholic wedding in December 2004.

About two years ago Husband took a job with the government to be a Secret Squirrel and he had to move to DC.  I, courtesy of the Air Force, remained in Ohio.  Along with his Secret Squirrel career, Husband also runs his private business which is where I get my EVoDA title.  In his business I carry the title of Vice President, but since I have absolutely no responsibilities there and am a stay at home wife, I retitled myself the Executive Vice President of Domestic Affairs (hehe get it???).

Currently my sister-in-law, Sil, lives with us because DC is an expensive place to live!  She’s single and needed a place to stay and it was nice having her close to us.

As you’ve already read, Husband and I have been struggling with fertility issues for 3 years now.  We have our wonderful weimaraner, Amelia Wright, who knows she’s our only child and is completely spoiled rotten.  We also have 3 very weird but wonderful cats, Bagheera, King Louie (he answers to Louis though) and Kitty.

I’d say that is about all for now and those who know me can totally agree that this post could go on forever.  And obviously I have to leave something to write about in the future!

So welcome to my life.  Please keep your hands and feet inside the car at all times.  Be advised this ride is unpredictable, completely unstable and bound to go completely off the rails.

Now its your turn, where do you blog about your life?


2 Responses to “Here’s the story….”

  1. Such a sweet story!

  2. I love romantic love stories. 🙂

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