Saturday, February 28, 2009

Only two more days, and a wake up to go!!!!!!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Bells

When Bella was a puppy's, and we were potty training her, I taught her to ring a bell when she needed to go out. This worked great. Since she would just sit by the door when she needed to go out, and if we were in another room we would miss it. But with her ringing the bell we would know from all over the house that she needed to go out.

So a few years later we got the crazy cat. He must have watched Bella ring the bell and we got up to let her out. So somewhere along the way he started ringing the bell when he wanted to go out. I find this quite amusing, since I didn't know that you could really train a cat to do anything.

Well all this training has now backfired of me. The other morning at 4:40 am Crazy Cat decided that he wants out, and starts ringing the bell. And he doesn't stop. I wasn't sure witch pet it was, so I trudge downstairs assuming it is Bella, and since I don't want to clean up a mess in the morning. Only to be really annoyed when I find its the cat. He has a litter box he can use. But no he chooses to wake me up at an ungodly hour.

I climb the stairs and go back to bed. Only to have a really disturbing dream. We were at the lake, and Kyle was running with a bunch of older kids, and then the all dived into the lake. Kyle can't swim yet. I assume hes drowning. So I jump in clothes and all. This is where I wake up. It really freaked me out.

I think that I must have dreamt this since I watched one of the videos over on this website. I looked to see if they have instructors in Colorado and they don't. I really wish they did. I would love for Kyle and any other children we may have to be able to save themselves from drowning.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Outside

Last night at about 8:30 Kyle decided that he wanted to go outside and play. He was begging and pleading with me. When I repeatedly said no, he decided I may need more convincing. So he put on his vest, hat and gloves to tell me that he was ready to go outside.


Too bad he forgot pants and shoes.



Pleeeeease Mama.



The final realization that no matter what he was wearing, that we weren't going outside to play.



Wednesday, February 25, 2009

12:30

12:30 How do you say this? I personally say Twelve Thirty. Why am I asking this? Because yesterday when talking with one of my neighbors he pronounced it midnight thirty. I don't know why, but this bugs me. It also bugs me when people say Noon Thirty.

Is there anything that bugs you that people say? Or am I just once again being crazy?

Monday, February 23, 2009

1 Week to go!

Sick

During this weekend I came down with the flu. This is now the second year in a row I have had the flu. This is really odd, cause I have never had the flu before in my life. Last year I blamed it on being in KY and the gross house that we were living in. I am positive that we had mold growing in the walls. As soon as we moved in I had one illness after another, until we moved back out. This year I don't know what to blame it on. Maybe next year I should get the flu shot, like they recommend.

Well I hope your weekend was better than mine.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

8 days to go!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

9 days to go!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Hair

So we own a huge dog. And one of the draw backs of owing a large dog is the hair. They shed it everywhere. I have come to putting a sheet on top of the sheets that I sleep on. Why do I do this, because every time I am not looking, or if I leave the house, she hops on the bed, and thinks its the greatest place to sleep in the house. The amount of hair that she sheds during the day is ridiculous. So I put a sheet over my bed, so I don't have to sleep in a hairy bed.

Today I decided that I would brush her out. She loved this. But when I went to vacuum it all up, it filled the canister of my Dyson. I think that groundhog was wrong. I think by looking at the amount that she is shedding, that spring is coming early.

So does anyone out there have any tips for me on how to take control of her shedding?
10 Days to go!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Caffeine

So I thought that I would give you all an update on me being caffeine free. I am still drinking any caffeine. Tho I have cheated twice in the past two weeks. But I have noticed some other changes in myself since giving up caffeine. I didn't ever think that it affected me very much. I could drink it in the middle of the night, and go back to sleep. But I have been noticing that I think I am sleeping better. I am able to wake up earlier. I now get up about an hour or two earlier than I used to. Giving me some quite time, before Kyle gets up. I am still losing weight. I have lost about 5 lbs total now. I don't feel as sluggish in the afternoon. I don't want to take a nap anymore. I have started to want to drink just plain water, instead of flavored. And overall I am felling better. Its amazing what just one lifestyle change will do. I never realized just how good my choice was for my whole body.
12 Days to go!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Homecoming

This morning I went to a homecoming of a friends Husband. I thought that I might show you some video of what I have been telling you about. I am so happy for my friend, and their children. Sitting next to them, watching how excited, but nervous the children were to have their dad finally at home. While we were waiting, one of their daughters, told me they just got their bangs cut. She told me that she hasn't been able to tell their dad yet. And she wasn't sure he would be able to recognize them. This innocent story shows me just how much the children miss their dads, and being able to share everyday things with them. The separation is bad enough on us adults, but I think it affects the children the most. So I am going to ask that you all send out a prayer for the children, whose dads and moms can't be home tonight, because their jobs take them away. Thank you.

I will give you one tip that you should pause the music player first, other wise you will be blasting the same song twice at the same time, and no one wants to hear that.

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The count down is on for our own homecoming. Only two weeks to go.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Getting Excited

So I have approx two weeks until Kris is home. Woo Hoo! It has been pretty exciting here on post, with all the flights that have come home so far. I think that we are getting pretty close to having half of the brigade home now. It is exciting to see all the banners go up around post. When you are driving around post you can see the banners up over the overpasses on the way that our soldiers come back from the airport. It makes me feel go when I know that everyone of those banners means that a family is reunited. So I am getting really excited.

I hope you all had a great weekend.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Another Plane Crash

Just as I was getting over the whole plane crashing thing. Another one crashes. Now I know I wasn't being paranoid. Its definitely happening more often. When we fly to Vegas next month, I'm not sure how I'm going to react. I might just flip out a little if we get any turbulence. Thank goodness Kris will be there, and Kyle won't be on the plane with us. So he will be an orphan, but at least he won't die.

OK so enough of my cheeriness. I hope you all have a great Valentine's day tomorrow.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Why you should always read the label.

So last night I decided that I was going to start a skin care routine. I am the person that doesn't do anything. I was my face in the shower everyday, and that's it. If I have worn makeup during the day I wash it off, but its very rare that I do. I bought this microdermabraison and peel kit. I though I would try it out. Things went as planned with this kit, so I thought that I should probably put some moisturizer on afterwards. So I look under the cabinet, and start looking for some. I find the kits of sheer cover stuff that I bought a while back, and never used. I pull out of the kit, the cleanser and the moisturizer. I start to open it up, put a little in the palm of my hand, and smear it all over my face. It feels kinda odd. But what do I know. So feeling pretty good, I go to bed for the night.

This morning while in the bath room, I look over at the bottle that I opened up. It was the cleanser not the moisturizer. I went to bed with Cleanser on my face. What a idiot I felt like. So my lesson for the day is to always read the label first. Especially before putting it on your face.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Happy Legal Anniversary!

Today Kris and I have been married for 4 years legally. We celebrate our church wedding anniversary, but I thought it is something worth mentioning.

Four years ago today, I got dressed in my best (favorite) Jeans that had a hole in the left knee, and a black turtleneck sweater. Kris was wearing something pretty similar. I knew we needed to go to constitution hall, to get married. I thought this would logically be on constitution road. So Kris and I hopped in the car and started driving up and down constitution road, looking for constitution hall. I knew it was downtown. We couldn't find it. We were starting to get short with each other. So we stopped for lunch at the all romantic Old Chicago.

After lunch we decided that we would look again, we drove past the town hall. Hey we thought maybe this is where we need to get married. Hop out of the car, start walking up the steps hand in hand. The nice but intimidating looking security guard takes one look at us and says " I bet your here to get married". We answer yes, and then he tells us that we are in the wrong place. But he is kind enough to give us directions to constitution hall.

We finally get there. Hand over our drivers licences.. Fill out some paper work. State that we are not already relatives, and we are entering into marriage of our own free will. Then she asks Kris if he takes me to be his wife, he says "I DO". She turns to me and asks if I take Kris to be my husband and I answer "Yep". We sign a piece of paper, and our legal wedding is over.

We leave the building, and call our families and tell them we got married. We didn't tell anyone ahead of time, as we didn't want anyone wedding crashing.

So that was it, our romantic legal wedding. Kris if your reading this Happy 4th anniversary. I love you, and I can't wait until your home in a few weeks.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Another WOW


Did you ever?

Did you ever get that itch that you just have to clean. I felt that way today. It got so bad, that I pulled out the oven, and swept and mopped behind it. Then I turned around, and saw the dishwasher. I figured that I should probably see what was under it as well. Then why not I had pulled out the other major appliance, why not the fridge. So I did that too. I know I am a little crazy. But I feel a lot better,and now I know that you won't find dust bunnies in my kitchen. So am I the only one out there that is this crazy? Or do some of you feel the need to do this ever now and then?

Monday, February 9, 2009

Not Me Monday


Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

This week I think I have been pretty boring, but here goes.

I did not have a strange dream about Alan Alder.

I did not have bad thoughts when a friend told me she had a dream with my husband in it.

I did not have cravings for soda all week long, and almost cave a few times.

I did not take advantage of circuit city closing down, and buy a huge TV, and call it my Hubby's birthday present.

I did not get disappointed when the 2 year old didn't have a long enough attention span to finish our Valentines craft.

And I didn't cave at the check out stand this morning when he wanted chocolate. And was saying "Pleeeease" so nicely.

Weird Dreams

So I have been having weird dreams lately. I don't know why, and I have been forgetting most of them. But last night I had a weird one, and it is stuck in my head.

I was back in the house where I spent my adolescent years. We (Me and I think one of my brothers) at the age we are now, were in the back yard. But it wasn't our same backyard. It was kinda like a field, with a creek running thru it. the drop off looked kinda like a canyon, but the width was small. Across the way was Alan Alder at his house. (I told you it was weird) And he ran across the creek to come tell us something. I started to panic, because there were alligators in the creek. He said he didn't realize this, so I pointed them out. There was a Mom and a baby alligator. And then we were walking down a little further to where II was going to show him more. And a HUGE alligator ran up at us. It scared the s*** out of us, and we ran back inside our house. Then I started to panic. Bella and Zelko were outside. I had to let Bella in the back door, without letting the alligator in. And then go to the front door and let Zelko in. But this time I was in a state, the alligators were surrounding the house. I was sure they were going to get inside the house. Break down the glass sliding door that we had. This is when I woke up.

How weird is that? What was Alan Alder doing in my dream? Why was I in my childhood home? With my current pets? I think its strange how the mind works. Does anyone else still have strange dream in their adulthood, or is it just me?

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Getting Emotional


Our Family waiting for Kris to come home
So Kris is coming home, and will be home in less than a month. The first few planes from his unit have arrived, and the rest will continue to come home for the rest of the month, and the beginning of next month. So it is all becoming very real to me that he will be home soon. This morning when I was checking out the FRG's (Family Readiness Group) website, they had some of the music that is played at the ceremonies. It started to bring back that rush of emotions that I felt when Kris has come back before. They play the same music at every welcome home ceremony. I got so emotional that I started to cry. I felt that I had to add the music here, so you can a listen to it.

Whenever I hear these songs, all the emotions flood back. I think about the year that we have spent apart. How happy I am to have him home and safe. How happy I am for him to see Kyle again. Last time he came home, and Kyle was 6 months old. Kris was home on his mid tour when Kyle was born, and left when he was a week old. I can't imagine leaving your child for that long. Missing out on their everyday lives. watching them develop and grow. Its a sacrifice that most soldiers make. This is what I think about when I hear these songs.

I think about being in the Special Events Center here on post. Seeing all the families. Watching the anticipation on their faces. The place is filled with so much energy, its impossible to describe. You hear the place erupt when you are told that the Buses that bring our soldiers from the airport to post, have arrived. Then its the hardest part of the wait (at least for me it is). You know they are so close, but you still have to wait. Our soldiers have to turn in their weapons, and in process. This is when the music starts. I don't know how it is possible, but you start to get even more excited.
Then when you Hear "God Bless the USA" start, the whole place erupts again. The doors swing open, and our guys and girls march in. This is when everyone starts scanning. The family in the stands, the soldiers in formation standing in from to us. We are looking for our soldier, they are looking for their families. Looking for your soldier isn't the easiest thing either. They all look alike. Dressed in their uniforms. Usually five deep. And there is approx 200-250 soldiers that you have to scan. Once you find your soldier, its magical. All the stress of the past year (or longer for the soldiers that are coming home right now) is gone. They are home safe.

The actual ceremony is one of the hardest things to stand thru. You want to run over to your soldier and hug and kiss them. But you can't until they are dismissed. That first hug and kiss is awesome. But also kinda weird, cause usually there are people around watching and sometimes taking photos, or videos. Here are a few pictures from Kris last welcome home ceremony.
Kris holding Kyle for the first time in six months.
Our first kiss. I told you it was awkward.
Kris checking out Kyle.


On the way home. Well in the car, before we strapped him in.
Showing off the T Shirt Mommy made for him.


This all the stuff that floods back to me, when I hear these songs. I hope you like them. If you live near a military base, and get a chance. You should attend a home coming celebration. I don't think you can help but be moved by the emotion in the room. You will see first hand what I am trying to describe here. You'll appreciate some of the sacrifices that you may not think about everyday, that these soldiers make, so this country can be free and safe.



Saturday, February 7, 2009

Happy Birthday Kris!

I wanted to wish my lovely Husband a Happy Birthday. I am doing it on my blog since I know he hasn't been checking his email. And I have no way of calling him.



Happy Birthday Kris!


I love you, and I miss you a ton. I can't wait until your home next month. Today I went shopping and bought you a big gift. I hope you like it, cause I'm not returning it. I'll make sure that it is all set up and ready to use for when your home. I love you, and Happy Birthday!

Friday, February 6, 2009

I found a Dress.


So I bought a dress for Vegas on the Internet and it came today. It fits great and I love it. I am thinking it will go with the black shoes that I bought earlier. What you you guys think?

Thursday, February 5, 2009

WOW!

So I just got off the phone with a friend, and we were talking about Jon and Kate plus 8's new house. So I decided to google it. And all I can say is WOW! This thing is huge. I can't imagine cleaning a thing like this, and we all know that Kate won't hire a house keeper. (She tried once in the old house they didn't live up to her standards) All I want to say is good for them. I'm glad that TLC is paying them enough that they can afford something like this.


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

Not Me Monday


OK so it is that time of week again.NotMeMonday. I know I haven't participated in a while, But I thought it might be a good time to start again.
This week I did not spend whole days in Jammie's, cause I'm an adult that gets up, makes her bed, showers and gets dressed everyday.
This week I did not decide that I like to write with a green pen better than any other color, and then cringe cause I realised that so does my dad. I don't want to admit that I am turning into my parents.
I did not put a DVD in the player for Kyle to watch in hopes that I could have 5 minutes to myself.
While doing the dishes I did not think that it will be nice when my husband is home and I don't have to do this anymore. (In our house one person cooks, the other person cleans up) Because this would be a terribly selfish thing to think about.
I did not stop watching the Superbowl, so I could watch Big Love. And I am not fascinated about the whole polygamy thing.
I did not get down on my hands and Knees, and wax and buff the kitchen floor instead of going to bed at a reasonable hour. This would be just crazy.
I didn't wonder WTF the woman was thinking when she signed up to have 8 babies all at once, when she already has 6 kids at home. That would just be mean.
So what did you not do this week. You can write your own not me Monday post. And then link it to MckMamas.

Sunday, February 1, 2009