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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Woo, where does the time go?

Hello!!! Terrible blogger here! haha, things in this household have definitely been quite interesting and definitely quite busy! I have been busy trying to keep this house cleaned and neat (which definitely seems to be quite impossible) and studying furiously for my assessments to go back to school!

Who would have thought that choosing to go back to school would be such an intimidating thing as an adult? For those of you who are curious I have been studying my maths, algebra and arithmetic, which is mind boggling since I haven't touched that sort of thing in years. Definitely time to dust off those mental books in this noggin.

I aced my reading and writing assessments and I JUST took the math, so I am waiting for results! Fingers crossed!

I wouldn't be so worried if what I am trying to get into didn't require me to score a 95% or higher! I am trying to do the Gaming and Simulation Programming degree program! Can we say GEEK?

What can I say? I love my video games and would be completely stoked if I could get into developing them.

Other than that my toddler seems to be perpetually striving further and further, grasping for more and more. EVERYTHING is interesting and worth taking apart! Haha, silly kiddo. It definitely is exhausting trying to chase her around the house! Who would have thought babies would be so brave and fearless.

Ah anyways readers, it is midnight and it is DEFINITELY time for mommy to go to bed, otherwise I will be kicking myself in the morning! Goodnight! xoxo

Monday, February 20, 2012

Once again.. Sorry for such a long pause.

I have absolutely have been the worst person about updating these! Its funny that I can remember to write in my personal journal but apparently I can't seem to remember to do it online.

As far as blogs go, I'm quite unsure about what to write about, how to attract readers (obviously that means I'd have to write  more), how personal I should make this, and I'd I should strictly stick to one theme.

Bah....I'll figure it out and hopefully this will come together on its own over time.

On other things.
My sweet babygirl has made leaps and bounds on growing and developing. Apparently shes in a rush to be a big girl.

She's got a mouthful of bright white teeth, and she now runs around the house full speed. Her vocabulary so far seems to be: mama, da-ee (daddy), duck, dog, ba-ba(bye bye), beebee (baby)
All of which she proudly over and over haha. Silly pumpkin. She's also begun to "read" to herself which consists of her happily flipping the page and tilting her head side to side saying "da da dee ooowee dog ba ba ee ee dfffp " so cute.

Ahhh alright my cup of coffee has become empty and it is definitely time for me to start cooking breakfast.
signing off! Be well.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Update & Good Night

Once again my loveys, I have been neglecting my little blog that I had started with so much enthusiasm! Boo on me! I know. Anyways, here are a few things that have happened. My wonderful husband decided to buy me a new car for an early Christmas pressie! It is a wonderful Jeep Grand Cherokee! A definite upgrade to a beat up used Bug. Which might I add is a terrible choice for a car for a Mommy!

Groceries, car seat, stroller, baby, me... there is just NOT enough room! It definitely becomes much like my little Belle's box toys, where you're trying to figure out how to cram things into this oddly shaped car! Although, I do have an extremely fond and HILARIOUS memory of when Mr. Hubby and I were expecting baby Belle, and we went to the fire station to have our car seat installed, and I stood outside and saw a large hefty firefighter and my extremely tall husband both crammed into the back seat, legs poking out the passenger and driver door and the trunk was open so they had space for their heads. I should have taken a photo! So! Now I am rolling around town doing my errands with my sleek and SEXY jeep! haha!

Christmas is coming soon, oh how I LOVE this season! As I have mentioned before I absolutely love the holidays. The cold, the warmth of being indoors, the BEAUTIFUL aromas of spices in food and in candles and air fresheners! That wonderful cinnamon-y smell that everyone knows. I am very very excited for our regular holiday trip to see the in-laws! Who doesn't like trips?

On a down note though, it seems that Mommy is the one "teething".. =( Super sad face. My horrible tyrant of a wisdom tooth has decided to erupt from my sensitive little gums. It is definitely terrible. Unfortunately for me, it is too close to our travel dates, that I will just have to take some pain medication and wait it out until we get back home! It makes me wonder if my poor baby is this miserable when she is teething! (No wonder she just howls in misery!!)

Sigh, Well my readers, with that said, it is time to retire for the night and hopefully get a wonderful full nights sleep before doing chores all day tomorrow! Good night and be well!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Update! Sorry it's been soooo long..

So! Sorry my dear readers (haha if there ARE any!!) that it has been such a long time since I have written!!
So many things have come to pass... where do I begin?
My husband finally came home about a week ago, so needless to say we have all been busy with catching up. Little booger butt "re-met" her Daddy and she was so incredibly funny, at first she was so very suspicious. But before we knew it she was SHRIEKING with joy and excitement!
Ever since he has been back it has been such a busy little home! Extra food, which means extra cooking, extra laundry! haha the list just never ends! BUT, i am SOOOOOO incredibly happy he is home i dont mind the extra's, and of COURSE who wouldn't enjoy having an extra pair of hands to help juggle a toddler around while you're trying to do chores!

Speaking of the toddler! Here is such an exciting milestone! She has begun to walk! YAYYY little one! Who doesn't love seeing that Frankenstein/Zombie walk!! tooooo cute.

Well my dear friends, I wanted to make this one longer but the beautiful Belle seems to not enjoy mommy staring at a laptop that she CANT have! so with this i am signing off till later! XOXO be well!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Count Your Blessings..

Sorry everyone for the lack of posts the past few days!

Your average person does not dwell on dark things, ideas or situations that could potentially happen to them. Most people carry on with their lives completely oblivious to all of the many dangers that surround them and more often than not, people have a tendency to take many simple things for granted. Most of the time you plan something and expect to execute it as planned, but sometimes, it just does not happen to work out that way. Life it seems to have it's own master plan and before you know it, you're sitting there with a stupid look on your face going, what just happened?!

My little one and i recently had one of those moments. We started off with quite a regular day. We woke up, had breakfast, played, enjoyed each other, you know, the regular old routine! I had planned on and was actually quite excited about enjoying a quiet lazy day and evening at home. Eating something hearty and delicious for dinner and watching some good old T.V. BUT. As the afternoon progressed things seemed to go slowly downhill. My little -MONSTER- started to become extremely fussy for no apparent reason. Then a girlfriend of mine called and had asked me if she could bring her two children over for be to babysit for the night because her husband was feeling severely ill and needed to be transferred to a hospital in a neighboring city, and she wanted to be with him. Of course I say yes! What kind of terrible friend would I be if i had said no? So I began to frantically clean my home, clearing the guest bedroom of random storage boxes, picking up laundry and the trail of crumbs my dearest daughter loves to leave behind.

We spoke to each other shortly afterwards and we agreed that her home is better suited for her children (equipped with toys appropriate with their age, along with their own beds) so I would instead just stay the night there and watch them. No biggie. So I quickly pack us up with things that we needed for the night, diapers, wipes, binky, blanket, Eeyore, toothbrush and a change of clothes. As i am about to step out of the door my neighbor calls me asking if I could possibly keep on eye on her child while she cleaned out the garage that her dog decided to poop all over in. She promised that it wouldn't take too long so of course I say alright and watched her. As she had promised, it did not take long at all.

Finally we got into the car and we were on our way! When I realized that I had not eaten dinner yet. So along the way I figured why not just go through a drive-thru? Of course I call my girlfriend to double check and ask her if she is in any particular rush, and she said no and go ahead and pick something up to eat. Awesome! So I kept my eyes peeled for the next fast food joint. AH-HA! Off in the distance I see a Wendy's. Perfecto.

The road that we were on was quite a busy one. Three lanes on each side of the middle turning lane. Speed limits were 45 and in some spots 50 mph. So I get into the far right lane and turn on my blinker and begin to slow down. I notice that the driveway to enter Wendy's is at quite an inconvenient spot. It was literally about a yard after a T intersection to a side street. As we were slowing down getting ready to turn into Wendy's a car on the side street pulled out a little. He stopped to look to his right, to check if he can pull into the center turn lane and go in the opposite direction that I was traveling. He had a stop sign, of course he'll stay put... right??
WRONG. As I am about to drive in front of him he punched the gas and hit us. BANG. It knocked my tiny car back about half a foot into the middle lane and i just sat in my car, with that stupid look on my face, going. "Oh my God, what just happened?"

It was a very intense and scary moment! This was the very first wreck I had ever been in. So many thoughts were buzzing around in my head. The biggest concerns I had was, Is my daughter okay? Are we safe? Quick, get her out of the car and off safely in the parking lot of the restaurant. I was so afraid the wreck would cause another wreck, I was afraid we would get rear-ended.

Looking back now, my accident was not the worst kind of wreck possible and in the grand scale of things, it was quite little. Thank God. The only damage/harm done was to our cars and all of us were safe and completely unscathed, including the other driver. My little babygirl was completely oblivious to what had happened and was just angry because she was stuck in her car seat out in the cool autumn night while we filed a police report and exchanged insurance information, etc. (all of which took about two hours, lol poor baby girl she was so tired.) I was just the only one who was emotionally a little rattled, and I admit, I did cry. The other driver was just concerned, a little angry, and very apologetic.

In the end, you couldn't have asked for a better outcome with a car wreck, everyone was OKAY. Count your blessings. Be thankful because in a split second, things can go awry and you'll be the one with that face!

Be safe everyone! God Bless!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Advice For New Army Spouses..

I was speaking with a girl friend of mine who just got married to a soldier a few days ago, btw -- Congratulations love! =)
As our conversation progressed I realized that:
1. She really doesn't know a thing about the army.
2. She has a lot of questions and is completely nervous about everything.

SO, in case any new wives are reading this, here is what I offered her, as far as advice goes.
-Don't freak out! It will be okay. You and your new hubby will work out the kinks together. Remember, communication between you two is ESSENTIAL for your relationship to work. Even more so, when you're spouse is in the service! Ask your husband about what he does. Be interested, and of course supportive. He needs you just as much as you need him. Learn all you can about everything!

-Get involved. There are so many sources of information out there, and I have realized that a lot of the times, people think you should already know everything... but. you don't!

Ask your husband to get you involved with your FRG (Family Readiness Group). It's usually a group of wives, that put together events, and share information with one another. I'm sure they will have loads of info that is relevant to just you and your husband, and it's an easy way to meet people!

Your local MWR (Morale, Welfare, Rec) Center and ACS (Army Community Service) centers also have loads upon loads of pamphlets and papers and information plus some more information, and they usually have nice people who are willing to help you and answer your questions. Ranging from financial advice, to marriage, to child care, to employment.

My Army One Source  <-- That's a good link to get you started on some information!

Best wishes to you Rachel!!! (and anyone else reading this!) xoxo!
Till next time yall!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Dinner Then Goodnight!

Tonight's dinner was macaroni with sauteed red bell peppers, sausage, onions and sugar snap peas. <-- pretty easy. All you've got to do is make your macaroni however you like. saute some sausage, onions, bell peppers, and sugar snap peas, with some salt and pepper to taste, dash of parsley, paprika and garlic powder. Then add together. Yum!

Ohhh goodness.... I feel so tired even though I really didn't do a thing today! It's crazy. My house is also a DISASTER. I would LOVE for me to just go to bed tonight, wake up tomorrow morning and everything is picked up and put away. Oh, and swept, mopped and vacuumed.

My darling daughter has also left a beautiful trail of cracker crumbs across my tile floor, which after I am done writing I will have to go sweep up.

LOL, I feel like I am constantly cleaning or picking up. IT never ends..... -insert mournful wail- haha. Oh, the life of a stay at home mom! Who wants to either be my nanny or maid?!?! I'll be taking applications. Serious inquiries only. I will pay you in food, and you can live in my spare bedroom. Any takers??? lol.

Ohh... Alright. Enough procrastinating. Time to go do some chores, then I will put my feet up and watch some television, and possibly fall asleep doing so.
Gnight yall!