Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

I just think our daughter is so darn cute! We were at our friend's house last night and Baby E (who isn't really a baby anymore) was being quite cute, so I took some iphone pics. I hope you all enjoy!
M and I are heading down to Key West this weekend for the Fantasy Fest. I am really excited! It should be a lot of fun. I will update you all on our weekend once we return. :) Have a great weekend!
She ALWAYS puts her foot out to the side, even in shopping carts.

Looking at Daddy

She is pretty proud of herself and very happy to be in a big kid toy!

P.S. Don't worry we didn't let her drive it. The boys were playing with it and when they finished we let her sit in it and of course she had a blast.

Monday, October 22, 2012

One year ago today, my best friend's world came crashing down

Today marks one year from the day my best friend's world came crashing down around her. Her now ex-husband, did one of the most horrible things a person can do. He thankfully will pay for his actions,

My thoughts go out to my friend today. I was the first friend to hear the story and was with her  on the phone throughout the night as the story of what happened unfolded. Even though it was horrible and I would not wish it on my worst enemy, I think it really cemented our friendship and put us on the path we are on today. She is an amazingly strong person. I think many others, including myself, would have crumbled during this time. But she stood tall, took action and did what needed to be done for her and her daughter.

You can read my guest blog post on her blog about that night and the following days. You can also read her story and what happened to her a year ago today.

Please keep her and her daughter in your thoughts and prayers.

P.S. I cannot wait to see her and her daughter for our dinner date tonight. Little L will be so excited to see his first best friend. :)

Friday, October 19, 2012

Guest Post

Happy Friday everyone! I have written a guest post over on my best friend's blog. You've heard me talk about her on here. So please go and visit and give her some love. One year ago she had her world come crashing down around her. Her blog is how she tells her story and I feel very honored to be asked to write a guest post and to be her friend. She is one of the strongest people I know and I am so thankful for her friendship! :)

If you would like to read my guest post, please go here. Thank you!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

10 months

Wow! How time is FLYING!!!! It is hard to believe our pretty little girl is 10 months old.

Baby E,
You are quite the little one. You have a personality all of your own. You are, thankfully, a very happy baby (as long as the blonde lady isn't at preschool), you love to chase your brother around, get into his toys and play with the puppy. You also love to throw the puppy out of your way when she decides she wants to play and you don't.
You are very happy, but when you do get mad, oh lord do you let the world know. And you let it know for awhile. You do not give up easily, nor do you get over things quickly.
You think the world of your daddy and no one can rough house or play like him. You light up every time you see him. I knew it wouldn't be long before you had him wrapped around your little finger, and I was right. :)
Talking on the phone

You are crawling like a champ! You pull yourself up onto all of the furniture and you have finally figured out how to get back down. Thank goodness, because the screaming when you got stuck was getting annoying. You are starting to walk, so the world better watch out because you are on the move. You also get into EVERYTHING! You want any electronic device you can get your hand on.
You brother loves you too. Even though I think he gets annoyed that you seem to get a lot of attention, he still loves to play with you and make you laugh. He is a great helper when it comes to you, as long as you aren't taking his favorite toy. :)
Maybe Grandma won't notice I have her phone :)

Even though you are giving us a run for our money, you are an amazing little girl. Everyone who meets you, loves you. We adore you little one and I pray you don't give mommy and daddy too much of a hard time as you get older. :)
We love you princess!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Woo Hoo 50 Followers!!!!

Wow! I cannot believe my little blog has reached 50 followers!!!! Holy cow! I started this blog, not to gain readers but to find some support from fellow military wives while my husband was deployed. Oh my did I sure find them! :)

If you are new here, welcome! Feel free to look around. You can look here for how I met my husband. Here for the day he deployed.
Here and here for the birth stories of our two little ones.

Aren't they cute???

I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to all who read my blog. I really appreciate it and I REALLY appreciate all of the support all of you have given me and my family during the deployment and our reintegration.

I will hopefully have a new life update soon and hopefully some new pics of the kiddos coming. :)

Happy Tuesday! :)

Friday, October 5, 2012

MilSpouse Friday Fill-In

1. What’s one thing in the past month you would have changed?
I would love to change our cars being broken into. I really think that changed a lot of things in our household and we are still somewhat recovering from that.
2. What was your favorite thing that happened in September? 
My favorite thing that happened in September would be our Army friends visiting from Iowa! It was so great getting to hang out with my Best Army Wife friend! It was much needed.
3. Sometimes I like to sit on my couch and eat ______ from a ______ with a _________. - Courtesy of Just Another Snarky Navy Wife
Sometimes I like to sit on my couch and eat ice cream with sprinkles from a bowl with a spoon.
I know I'm not very creative, but I LOVE ice cream with sprinkles
4. What was your favorite childhood Halloween costume? - Courtesy of Random Army Wife
I don't really have a favorite childhood Halloween costume. I know I liked my Cat Woman one, but other than that one doesn't really stand out for me.
Now Little L. I have loved him in both of his. His first year he was Tigger and the second year he was a Lion. He was too cute!

Little L at 5 months as Tigger

Little L at 17 months as a Lion

5. What are you looking forward to in October?
Spending time with my family and dressing the kids up for Halloween. I think this year will be fun with Little L being 3.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

LIfe update

Whew! Where has the time gone? I feel that I am busier since my husband has returned than when he was gone. How crazy is that?

Well, he is a little update on what is going on in our neck of the woods.

About 3 weeks ago our cars got broken into. They took my ipod, my GPS and change. They got my husband's change and his wallet. To say the least, who ever did it better hope we don't find them. It has been a royal pain in the a$$ to get all of the stuff in his wallet replaced. Grrrrr!!!! That caused him to have to rearrange some things and other things that needed to get done, didn't. It's just frustrating. Not to mention, every time I get in my car and see the empty place where my GPS was, it pisses me off! How dare someone take something that isn't theirs!!! Didn't their parents teach them better? It also makes me feel a little vulnerable. I mean, our cars were sitting outside of our house, in OUR driveway and someone did this! Just makes me sick to think of it.

The following week my husband and I hit, let's call it a ditch, in our marriage. (I can't call it a bump because at the time, it felt like the world was ending and nothing would be right again.) We have since talked and worked everything out, but some of the things he said to me that day, I think will always be in the back of my mind. I don't think I can ever forget what he said, or how it felt. I honestly was afraid he was leaving me. Thankfully we are still together, happy and still in love. But it was a rough day for me. But stemming from that day.....I decided to call Military OneSource and get a referral for some therapy. I know things are not right with me, I know it and it needs to be fixed. I just don't think I can fix it on my own. I need some guidance. Through Military One Source you are given 12 visits for free. I think that's a pretty darn good deal. They also refer you to someone who is near your home.
I met with my therapist this past Friday for the first time. I'm not too sure if I like her. She wasn't very warm and inviting, it was very hard to read what she was thinking and she seemed like she was distracted. I will try a few more times and see if it works, if not I will find someone else if needed. She did say one thing to me that took me by surprise. She thinks I might be depressed. I had never thought of it that way. Stressed....yes....unable to relax....yes....but depressed....I wouldn't have thought of it. So we will be working on that too. It is important for me, for my kids and for my marriage for me to be mentally healthy and happy.

New subject. :) We still haven't heard from M's parents. He's been home about 2 months now and not a peep from them. If they think we are coming back to apologize when we did nothing wrong....they are sadly mistaken.

Work is crazy. They have dumped a ton of failing kids into my intervention class. It is a paperwork nightmare. The sad thing is I can't really tell where kids are because the other teachers are taking FOREVER to grade the papers and enter them into the gradebook. It is driving me crazy, but I really don't want to be the crazy, bit#%y one who hounds them day and night. But they sure aren't making my job any easier.

Next, I just need to learn how to relax. I am open to suggestions.

Baby E......ohhhh the light of our lives. She is such a happy baby with such a big personality!!!! She is crawling EVERY where and getting into EVERYTHING! She has started to pull herself up on the furniture and with assistance, she is taking a few shaky steps. I am afraid we will have a walker on our hands!!!! I'm not sure what our house will look like with two kids walking, but I'm sure it will be interesting.

Little L is quite the little boy. He is loving having daddy home and LOVES going to preschool. He is talking up a storm and his speech has improved a TON. I am so proud of him. He will tell me his ABCs daily, count to 20, and read Brown Bear, Brown Bear to anyone who will listen. It's so great to see him soak up so much knowledge and enjoy it!

Oh! We also had a great visit from our Army friends! Oh it was soo nice spending time with my best Army Wife friend. I wish they still lived down here, but alas they moved. :( We were able to go out to lunch, just us girls and spent about 3 hours talking, laughing and crying at Olive Garden. Then we had a double date night, which was a lot of fun and were able to see them for dinner one more time before they headed home. It was such a great visit, I hope they come back soon!

Well, work and kids and everything else is calling my name. Back to reality.