Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Touching Base

I haven't been blogging as much as I used to, I know. It seems when you have a child at school age...the start of Fall is busier than Christmas time! School starts, Dance starts, Soccer starts. We are all doing very well though. Hubs is still on cloud 9 about his promotion. I am now assisting my Zumba instructor which is great because once I get certified she can give me a nice recommendation and I can sub for her.

I need to step it up a bit because, although I love my new ball gown, it's.....well lets just say I need to lose a couple more pounds :)

Next week is going to be VERY bitter sweet. We have friends coming to visit that I adore. We met them back in Okinawa and they got stationed in Kentucky. I LOVE that friends you make within the military, really feel like family. But I am very sad because we are saying goodbye to a very close friend who is off to the Middle East for a while. :(

I will have some pics for you this week though! I will be decorating for Fall later this week. And if you read my blog over the Holidays last year...youll know how much I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE to decorate for Fall and Christmas. I make almost everything myself too, so it's much more fun. And not to mention, pics with our visiting friends!

Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Ball Gown

I had a nice ladies day out yesterday. We had lunch at Cheesecake Factory, my fav. And I was actually pretty good...I had half a portabella mushroom sandwhich with a side ceasar salad. I'm not gonna lie, I had a cocktail too. Then we shopped for a ball gown. Im pretty excited for the ball this year since I'm NOT pregnant! The last 2 balls I've been too, I was preggo so no drinks, not much dancing and FAT. I found a GREATTTTT dress that I love. Today we are heading to see family for the day. I hope everyone is having an AWESOME weekend. And thank you for all the congrats on the hubs promotion! We are very excited!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Disney pics and announcement!

Here are the pics from Disney!! We had an amazing week! We went to Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, Blizzard Beach and HollyWood Studios. The girls saw all the characters they love. The ONLY thing I didnt plan on....was how much WORK it is! We were so unbelievably exhausted by the end of each day. But we paid a little extra for a pool side room so hubs and I could swim and still be close to our door. It was perfect. We put the kids to bed and headed out to the pool with a beverage in hand. Enjoy the pics!!!

Oh thats right! The big announcement!! Well last week my amazing hubs was selected for Staff Sgt!!!! I am soooo proud of him. He works SO hard and totally deserves this. Great Job babe...I love you!

Something about yourself

Kara from The Ramblings of a Marine Wife tagged me in the "get to know you" post. Rules are easy. Answer the questions from the person who tagged you, then think up 8 new questions for 8 fellow bloggers. Here are the questions I got;

1. What is your favorite childhood memory?
When we got our puppy, Moosey. Our parents brought to these breeders and Moosey ran straight for me and I knew he was mine. He lived for like 14 years.

2. What do you do for a living (if you work outside the home or if you work at home)?
I hate the term "stay at home mom" because I don't feel like thats what I do...stay at home. Exercise is a huge part of my day. I tote my kids around to the various activities, keep a very tidy house and almost every night I make a wholesome, home made meal.

3. What is your favorite song at the moment? What is your favorite song ever?
At the moment, "In my head" by Jason Darulo...it's my ringtone :)
Fav song ever...there are wayyyy too many!

4. What is your favorite TV channel to watch?
Food Network, hands down. Although Ive never missed an episode of Jersey Shore!

5. If you could have any job/profession, what would it be and why?
Ill keep this quiet for now since I am sorta kinda working towards my future profession. Ill announce it later,

6. What is your favorite outfit?
currently...my khaki shorts with a blank tank and strappy sandals. Dressy but comfortable.

7. If you could tell your teenage self something, what would you say?
Shut Yer Mouth!

8. What is your biggest blog pet peeve?
It's tough to read about other mil wives complaining about a 2 week separation. I know all separations are hard, but just sayin.

Im going to only tag 4 people, Im a rule breaker..I know.

Goodnight Moon

Head in the Game, Heart in the Sand

Mr, Mrs, and Little Miss

The sand is different here

And my questions are;

1.If you could pick your next duty station, where would it be?

2. How many kids do you have/plan to have and what are their ages?

3. What's one lesson you've learned the hard way?

4. What is that one meal you eat at least once a week?

We're back from Disney World!

We got back over the weekend but been super busy and havent had a second to post. I promiseeeeeeee I will post pictures this evening. It will be my one and only free weeknight to do so, so I really don't have a choice. Be sure to check back tonight because I have a HUGEEEEEEE announcement that we are thrilled about. See you tonight!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Leaving you with some pictues

I thought I would do a quick post before we head out tomorrow since I won't be posting until next week. We are leaving for Disney World tomorrow!!!!! The girls are sooooo excited! Ok...Ill admitt it...I'm excited too. I will be sure to take TONS of pics.

I planned on posting yesterday, September 11th. But I didn't. Honestly I didn't think anything needed to be said. We all feel patriotic, proud, sad, thankful, worried, almost every emotion, all at the same time. Although I didn't know it then...that day would forever change my life. My husband is a Marine and of course would be sent to that war. We spent the day together. Ate breakfast, lunch and dinner at the kitchen table instead of having a meal out which we usually do on a weekend. We went to the park and pushed our kids on the swings. We put the kids for a nap and I read a book and watched my husband play a video game. We just were together and silently thankful for each others company. But of course, We Will Never Forget.

Here a couple of pictures from the week. Big Sis and friend at Ballet, a trip to the park, and a sleepover. Enjoy. And be sure to check back next week for our Disney pics and stories. I can't wait to see the magic in our kids' eyes!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Mil Spouse Friday Fill In

Ive decided to participate in the Mil Spouse Friday Fill In. Hopefully my readers will get to know me a little better!

1. Do you set goals for yourself during deployment?
Always, even small separations I set some type of goal. Get a kid potty trained or
off of a sippy cup, lose weight, organize something, get involved in a new group or activity or class. Thing like that. I think it's soooo important to set goals for yourself and to think about yourself during deployments. I could never be one of those girls that juts sits by the phone or computer waiting and waiting.

2. What would you say to someone dating a military guy or gal?
To really think about your future with them before making spur of the moment decisions. I feel like a lot of really young girls fall head over heels in love really fast. Which is fine...I did too. But being a military spouse isn't easy and they should look at it at all angles before making a huge part of their lives.

3. If you have children, how do you prepare them to move to a new place?
When we moved here from Okinawa, Big Sis was only 2 and Lil Sis was still baking. Big Sis was sad to leave her friends but didn't fully understand things. She is such an easy kid when it comes to transitions. She loves her new room, new bed, new house. She started a new school and made new friends. Our move coming up will prove a lot more difficult I'm sure since she is 4 and a half now. We'll figure that out soon I guess.

4. Name one hobby that gets you through alone time.
Well as all of you already know, I'm a fitness fanatic. So when the hubs is gone, I step it up at the gym. Try a new fitness class maybe. At home, I like to decorate. I get a lot of my ideas through decorating blogs.

5. What's the one food you don't ever get tired of?
I can't think of one food. I love to eat...everything. Except green peppers. My fav is Italian though. I make some killer Italian food. Pizza too. And Quesadillas. And my homemade chicken noodle soup...homemade noodles and all. Told ya I like food!

I have some awesome pictures to post this weekend. Stay tuned!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Deployment Survivor

Amber from Goodnight Moon is doing a blog link up for deployment survivors. It's such a fun idea and everyone who links up gets to post about their deployment story and read others. Thanks Amber!! I LOVE your blog!

Here is the botton, be sure to grab it for your blog and post your deployment survivor story.

I don't have that one deployment story. Yes hubs has been deployed, several times actually. I turn into deployment mode each time. The first week I'm sad. Then I get over it and get on with it. My kids keep me ridiculously busy that the only time I notice hubs missing is in bed at night. I get sad but refuse to feel sorry for myself. I count down the days until he returns and dread when he tells me he has to go back. I don't like deployments at all...but I think we can all agree that the homecoming is *the* most amazing feeling. You can't really put it in to words and we all know, that no one will ever understand until they have gone through it too. To you fellow deployment survivors, you are AMAZING for your selflessness. It's a job that only a select few, amazing, brave, strong women can do. And Remember, at your next homecoming, say a prayer for all of those wives and families who werent able to get that welcome home hug.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Week in Review

Hello Everyone! I hope you all had a nice Labor Day weekend. Ours was pretty good. Friday night, the Hubs and I enjoyed a date night. We had dinner at a new seafood place then hit the bookstore. Browsing the book store is so nice without kids! Saturday we went to a birthday party for a friends 1 year old little boy. Then hit another birthday party for my twin friends 40th. They had a keg!! Loads of fun. Sunday we went to the beach and had lunch there. Lil Sis now swims on her own with arm floaties. It's sooo cute. Today we went to Old Navy to get me some new shorts since mine are falling off. Ive lost like 3 sizes this summer. Yahoo!! Although I didn't find any shorts lol. Having the 3 days with hubs is sooo nice. It's not often that he gets to participate in the 96's or in this case the 72.

Dance class started back up for the year this past week. Big Sis did great and she has a friend from last years class. Lil Sis starts her dance class next month. I', guessing it will be like a bull in a china shop but I am staying positive :)
In one week from today we will be at Disney World for the week! The kiddos are sooo excited!

Here is a pic from Dance on Thursday

Here is a ball gown I tried on earlier today. What do you think? I am loving red this year.

Just a quick last minute note;
I love blogging and I love my followers. Please do not be offended that I won't accept your friend requests on Facebook. I assume you found me on Facebook from my email? Not Sure. I keep blogging and Facebook separate to keep names and locations private. Sorry for the confusion!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Is it just me?

Ok, I have a story. It's funny and disturbing all at the same time if thats possible. We recently joined the YMCA so Big Sis' activities (tball, soccer, dance, swim etc) would be cheaper and so that we could use the pool. I have a different gym membership. Anyhoo, so Big Sis was heading to swim class so I put little Sis in the daycare. This daycare rocks, they will give your kids snacks and drinks that I bring, and even change their diapers. (My current gym doesnt allow food and wont change diapers). So I was thrilled. I have to add that the girls working in the daycare are pretty young. A lot of high school kids volunteer to earn college credits. So I dont think many of them have kids. So I go to pick up Lil Sis and the girl says "oh wait, I think she might have pooped" So Im like "Oh ok, thanks for telling me". I expect to grab Lil Sis and take her to the restroom. Nope. The girl grabs her, picks her up, and SMELLS HER BUTT!!!!!!!!!!! Ok, now ANYONE with kids has done this. TO THEIR OWN CHILDREN!! I was so appalled that this chick sniffed my kids butt. I wasnt offended or anything....just shocked. The girl sniffs her butt and says "nope, you're good". I think I stood there with my mouth open like a moron for like 5 minutes. Long enough for the girl to say "Is there anything else I can help you with". Is this unbelievable or is it JUST ME?!

I know...she's sooooo freakin cute. But the question is...would you smell her butt?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Im Alive!

Hello there September!!!!!! Can't believe you're already here. I have been missing for a week(ish). Sorry about that. We've had some big changes going on around here. But anyway. I don't have much to blog about. I was RIDICULOUSLY sick last week. I mean on the couch, dying sick. It was one of those times I wish my husband had a normal job and could come home and take care of the kids for me. I'm feeling better, not 100% though. Food poisoning is a bitch!

Big Sis is doing awesome in school. She had a dentist appt today and ballet starts back up tomorrow.

We are getting serious about buying a new car. I love my car but its time for something bigger. I REALLLLLLLLY want a Sequoia. I know, It's huge and really expensive. But I love it. I also love the brand new Kia Sportage. I know...everything thinks Kia is crap, but have you seen that thing? It's BADASS! Although I always told myself we don't need a brand new car. Still looking.

On an exciting note, we are heading on vacation in a couple of weeks. Can't wait to go. We've go away on little trips often. Back home to Massachusetts, the beach for a weekend, little TDY trips, but this is our first time taking the kids to Disney world for a whole week. Should be a blast. Only bummer is that we have to take big Sis our of school for it. But it's our ONLY time to go while we are still in FL so we're going.

Thats all I've got for now. Hope everyone's kiddos had a great first day of school!! Stay tuned for some pics this week! I have 2 new followers this week also. Welcome!

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