Sunday, January 30, 2011

No more toys everrrrrrr

Today we cleaned and decluttered the playroom. I'm not going to sit here and make my life seem like butterflies and rainbows and make you believe my house is out of a Better Homes and Garden magazine. This is what the playroom looked like before we started

Ridiculous right? Hell yes. I can clean that thing everyday but it continues to breed it seems. So my solution was to go through it and get rid of stuff THEN take the stuff that we are keeping and cut it in half. So we bought a bunch of bins and put half of them away. This took us nearly 3 hrs. Doing this with 3 kids under foot was not an easy task. I had them taking stuff out of the throw away pile, we had melt downs of toys being tossed and we had a baby going behind us throwing stuff around.

But somehow we managed to get the entire thing cleaned, organized and sanitized. It feels so nice to have control over it. After all that time effort and energy we have this

Saturday, January 29, 2011

weekend ramble

For the next 9 days I get my husband home. I'm pretty excited about that. We have a lot of things to do before the move. So it'll be a big help to have him here. This weekend we plan to pull out the fridge and stove. I have a mile long list of things to do. We have about 48 days until the big day. :freakout:

I am so ready for some Florida sunshine. So for that, I give you picture of the day

(disclaimer, this is not my picture. I found it on photobucket)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Fun in the snow

Today I played out in the snow with the kids. We had a blast! After sledding for an hour, mama realized how out of shape I am. I mean I knew I was fat but damn. Walking up and down that hill was killer. But the kids has a blast and that's all that matters. We made snow balls, mini snowmen and snow angels.
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My little snow bunnies <3

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Happy Humpday!

Tonight we are having a snow storm. Our first one of the year. I've been waiting for a good snow, for the kids. I'm sure school will be cancelled tomorrow. That will make 3 days straight Ella has been home from school. She hasn't had a full week since Christmas vacation. Yesterday and today were for high school exams. Kinda of ridiculous.

On another note, my husband gets his braces off next month. The dental clinic on base plays a little game when you get your last wires put on. His dentist and her assistance get to pick your colors. So, my husband being the good sport he is, agreed. His only term was NO PINK! So this is what he came home like...
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It's not pink lol

So let's talk about Craigslist and scams. Let's be real. You can't trust anyone anymore. So I'm skeptical of everyone who sells their crap. Anyways, I cam across a Nikon D90 with nice lenses for only $400. That makes me automatically think, "this is too good to be true" After asking one of my closest friends who is super smart and knowledgeable, she says "if it works that's a awesome deal" I think I'll email the person and ask why they are selling the camera and for so cheap. It just makes you think, who all gets scammed daily on craigslist.

I guess that's the end of my Wednesday rambling lol

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Naked Ken

So today I was cleaning up the playroom and found my daughters Ken barbie doll in a compromising position lol I guess my daughter doesn't like his "goods" being shown. Because this is how I found him

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

How we met

Josh and I both went to Highschool overseas. Both our parents were in the military over there. My dad was in the Army and his Step father was in the Dutch Army. We went to a DOD school. I remember Josh was the new kid our Sophomore year. I was pretty and popular and he was hot. I knew he liked me b/c he was mean to me in a flirty way. But I was not really into him.

A few days later we were all hanging out at the Teen Center on base. I had a friend that was trying to hook me up with Josh. He kept hounding me so finally I gave him the number to my friends house that I was staying at that night. I was sure he wouldn't call.
So I was surprised when he did. We ended up talking for hours that night. Turns out he wasn't such a punk. We decided to meet up the next day at the bases Fun for all Fest. I remember looking everywhere for him but we kept missing each other in the crowd. Finally we foudn eachother. We walked around, played games then decided to head over to the Bowling Alley. On the way over there I could tell he wanted to hold my hand but neither of us wanted to make the first move. Not a minute later, I tripped in a gofer hole and he was there to catch me. He grabbed my hand to stop me from falling
Later that night he wanted to go play basketball with his friend. Before he left he said "so, can we make this official" (yeah so romantic lol I hold it against him til this day, we laugh about it now) Of course I said yes.
The rest is history. We dated all through high school (on and off I might add)but somehow made it through. Right after high school he went to England to swear into the Navy. 6 wks later I flew to see him graduate and be his wife :) I know our story is kind of cheesy but I love a cheesy love story.

9 years ago today

I flew to the states to see Josh graduate from bootcamp. We knew we were going to get married on liberty weekend. But our families didn't know. We had been planning for this the whole time he was there. Every time he called me, he would give me more information on who to call and what we would need. On they day I flew out my parents took me to the airport. They made a comment about how heavy my suitcase was. I had packed my whole life in that suitcase. I knew I wasn't coming home. I felt terrible lying to my parents. But I knew if I told them our plans, they would of not let me board that plane.

I can't believe that it's been 9 yrs since that day. We were 2 young kids and now we are a family with 3 amazing children. We've had some rough times but always managed to make it through. I couldn't imagine my life without him in it. I am thankful for him. He's blessed me with 3 of the most precious gifts I could ever receive. I can't wait to grow old with him.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Commissary Chaos

Why is it that I can never go to the Commissary with me wanting to kill someone. Up here there is ALOT of retirees. This is pretty much where everyone comes to grow old. Every single time I go to the commissary I get stuck behind or in between old people. They seem to be in their own little world without a care in the world. Shuffling their little feet. On several occasions I've wanted to run them all over with my cart. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a complete bitch but come on. I'm trying to get in and get out, not be there all day. And then when I say excuse me, they look annoyed. Sorry old lady, I'm the one that is annoyed. Now move it or lose it sister.

On a completely different note. My little monkey has conquered the stairs. It is hilarious watching him come down. He slides down on his belly and yells. Of course you know I got it on video.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Mindless Monday

Do you ever wonder why you can go into a convenient store and buy beer either cold or warm, yet you can never go into any store and get a cold 12 pack of pop? I thought of that today when I went and bought some. We were completely out at the house and I needed some caffeine stat! That's when I thought of it. I don't have time to wait for it to get cold in the fridge and I hate drinking it out of a glass with ice. So why can we get a cold pack of pop? Think about it

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Why must they fight?

Why oh why must my children fight, whine and cry? From the second that my oldest gets home from school the fighting begins. The whining if all day long with my middle and then when my oldest gets home from school she begins to whine and cry. I feel like I might lose my mind with all of this nonsense going on. To top that off my youngest went to his well baby check up today for me to find out that I forgot to take him to his 6 month well baby check up. So my poor sweet baby had to get SEVEN shots :( talk about feeling like total crap. So now he's super fussy b/c his legs hurt.

Today hasn't been the greatest day. But I'm happy and thankful to have each and everyone one of my children.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I'll sleep when I'm dead...right?

I hear that phrase all the time. My youngest is 1. He just turned 1 in December. The little turd wont sleep to save his life. I think he's slept through the night maybe 3 times since he was born. I have no idea what the problem is as we've tried everything under the sun to get him to sleep better. It's come to the point that I've had to make him a Dr. appointment to be evaluated. I can only hope that sooner rather then later. He and I both get the sleep we deserve.

On another note, we are about to PCS (move) to Florida. The move date is fast approaching. I can't wait to turn over a new leaf in life. To be back in a place that we love is the icing on the cake. It's going to be hard getting back into the swing of life on sea duty but I'm excited about the future. Terrified to be alone with all 3 kids but I can do it. I'm sad to have to quit my job. That in itself will take some adjusting. I haven't been a stay at home mom with 3 kids before. I need to find some resources to help it go smooth for all of us. I plan to take them to the beach a lot, well the 2 that wont be in school. The zoo is awesome there so we'll do that a lot too.

I will have a lot of free time to blog and plan to make it apart of my daily life. Maybe my nighttime unwind routine.