Thursday, January 20, 2011

Hello? Can you hear me?

We are all alive over here!  Life got in the way of blogging and my lack of picture taking didn't help reinforce the fact that I need to start blogging again.  Well nothing too interesting has happened between September of 2010 and now.  Enjoyed Halloween, T-Day, X-Mas and New Years.

Ohhhh Ohhh so the BFF who has been living in England and then went to Hawaii (thanks to the Air force!) is now back in the same time zone as me lol.  I now don't have to worry about waking her up when I call or text!!  She and her 3 boys flew in Thanksgiving night and came over on Black Friday to have a T-Day celebration with us.  I made my first T-Day meal all on my own.  Didn't turn out too bad I must say so lol.

I decided to cook X-Mas dinner myself this year.  BIG freaking mistake!  Never again, that is unless it is just for Chloe, my guy and I lol.  I didn't judge my time very well and I screwed up a couple recipes lol.  Oh and didn't help that I missed out on Chloe opening up all her gifts from the family because I was stuck in the kitchen :(.  But that morning before everyone came over my guy decided to spoil Chloe and I with a Wii for X-Mas and the Wii Fit accessories for us to use.  I've used it a couple times since then but I really need to get into more of a routine with it.  However we are definitely getting our use out of it with the Wii Sports game and Netflix hooked up to it. Chloes one gift that she wanted so bad from Santa was a yellow scooter.  I looked high and low and couldn't bring myself to pay $100 to have a yellow scooter shipped to my house lol.  Santa came through though and got her a pink Barbie scooter.  Leave it to my little girl to not want pink (even though the last 2 years all she has wanted was pink stuff lol) and want yellow then blue.  My dad and myself went in together and got my guy a tool box for X-Mas.  It is still in the box in the garage.  I need to get a move on and finish cleaning the garage out so he can set it up.

New Years Eve was nothing to hoot about.  In the last 3 years my guy and I have been together we have never had a fun filled New Years Eve night.  The first year he had to work and left an hour or 2 before midnight.  The next year we just stayed in bed and slept and then last year he was over seas.  This time I cooked dinner, Chloe's dad came over to hang out for a bit and we watched the count down at Time Square.  Neither one of us were awake when it finally struck midnight here lol.  I'm hoping this years New Years Eve is a lot more festive.

In hair news I've flat ironed twice!  I know, I know not good lol.  But besides that and the occasional silicone infested curl cream use (but for the record I just bought that curl cream maybe a month ago).  I've stuck with my no sulfates and no silicone's thing.  Last week after not dying my hair since April, I decided to go back to red.  I've gotten so many compliments on my hair color it's insane!!!!!  My guy is not pleased with my love of red hair dye though.  But you are who you are!  I've been dying my hair on and off since I was 16 people!!!!  I don't see myself ever really giving up hair dye until I'm old and decrepit lol.

Besides all that and every day life of school for Chloe and work for the guy and I nothing interesting has happened.  I've been in a bit of a lull or depressive state you could say lately.  Over night I went from being okay with my one little girl to wanting to have another baby.  I know in my head that right now is probably not the best time financially but in my heart I just crave to have another little baby growing inside me.  It doesn't help that a lot of people I know are having babies right now or have just had them.  I'm hoping in another year or 2 I can be one of them excited to share the news of a new little wonder to bring into this world.  But who knows if I can get my guy on the same page as I?

Monday, September 27, 2010

Shower Thinking

I have put the blog on the back burner for awhile now and thought I would dust the cob webs off. Life has been busy like normal and blogging just hasn't been high up on the priority list. Last week I got news that my guy is going to be moved to a different shop on base for work and a different shift.

When we first met just about 3 years ago I can't remember what shift he was on but quickly after meeting he got moved to mid shift (graveyard). It totally screwed up our time we got to spend together on the weekends and since that was the only time I got to see him I was not happy at all. In fact that schedule screwed him up so bad that he for whatever reason being half asleep said we should get married with an Elvis impersonator as our minister lol. Yeah so not funny!!!!! The lack of sleep really screwed with him and made doing anything with him not enjoyable. He was either horribly cranky or falling asleep while we were out.

Well when I got word last week that he was switching to mids I was mortified. I felt as though I just lost my partner for however long he is going to be stuck on this shift and just thought of all the reasons why mids was not a family oriented shift. But this morning while I was in the shower (where I do all my thinking for some odd reason lol) I realized mids is not all bad. Yeah I'll be doing my grocery shopping alone unless I opt to go after 10pm at night on a Friday or Saturday, Saturday and Sunday mornings will consist of me trying to keep Chloe and the pups quiet so my guy can sleep, and waking up to an empty bed in the mornings during the week which I do not like doing will happen again. But now I'm starting to think maybe the pros (that is if my guy gets on a good sleeping schedule) may outweigh the cons.

With this new shift he will be able to pick up Chloe from school (if he is able to go to sleep when he gets home) and that will save me around $140 a month since we won't need to use Safe key on a normal basis. He will be home for dinner, which means I will actually have a reason to cook a nice meal instead of just throwing this and that together for me and Chloe. Also with him being home for the first half of the night I can finally start running and not have to worry on who I can find to keep an eye on Chloe if she doesn't want to go.

Now I know I mentioned I don't like waking up to an empty bed but with my guy being at work when I get up between 5 and 6am I can turn on the lights and the T.V., listen to the news while I get ready and not have to worry about waking him up. During the week I think I maybe liking the idea of him on mids but I know the weekends are just going to suck. I'll deal with it because hey you do what you got to do and if Chloe starts taking 1 hour of dance and 1 hour of gym on Saturdays then I won't have to worry about the noise level in the house those mornings.

But overall I know I shouldn't complain because he could be overseas like some of my friend’s husbands and this issue is just a drop in the bucket compared to what they are going through. So I'm thinking looking at the pros of every situation the military throws our way is a better outlet then just letting myself drown in the cons.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Big Girl School

I cannot believe that Chloe will be starting Big Girl School (aka Kindergarten) in a week!?!  Where in the world have the last 5 years gone.  When we first went into the school to pick up her Kindergarten packet it almost didn't feel real that in 3 months she would be an actual school age kid.  But over the last month of picking up school supplies and new school clothes it has started to become a reality.  I received her final Kindergarten packet in the mail last week that stated who her teacher was and all that fun stuff and it just hit me that she is no longer a baby but a little girl getting ready to set foot in a new world.  Well the new big girl school will be a new world to her anyways. 

I remember what it was like when I started at new schools with the excited but a bit nervous feeling.  And now I find myself having those feelings all over again for my child as she gets ready to start a new school for the first time. 

I'm looking forward to her first day but also kinda dreading it at the same time because I know I'm going to be a teary eyed mess with the camera and Chloe will probably be wondering what the hell is wrong with her mama :).

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Quarter of a Century!!!!!!!

On Saturday I turned the big ol 25!!  Growing up birthdays have always been a special day for me with doing fun things with my family and friends.  But they weren't lying when they say the older you get the more your birthday just feels like another day.  Saturday started out as any normal Saturday would.  The pups woke me up between 5am and 6 to be fed and after that I crawled my butt back into bed and snoozed until the munchkin woke me up around 7am to watch a movie.  After I got her squared away I went back to bed and sometime while I was sleeping between 7 and 8 my guy got up.  When I finally got up for the day it was time to feed the munchkin and get ready to go to gymnastics.  We hightailed it across town to pick up my little sister and get to gym.  After that we dropped the girls off at my moms and went to Best Buy to browse and then Mimi's Cafe for lunch.  We hung out at my moms the rest of the day until it was time to leave to go to dinner.  We met up with the rest of my family at the Cheesecake Factory.  The food was really yummy and the cheesecake was even better!  If you ever go there I suggest getting the fried macaroni balls.  They are so freakin good.  After that we headed home to get the munchkin ready for her 1st ice skating experience.

I forgot my camera and left my phone in the car so I had to use my guys camera phone to take the pics.  But for it being the munchkins first time she did pretty well.  My guy pushed her around with the walker for the 1st half so she could get a feel for how to balance and by the end of it she was pushing herself with no help on the walker.  I'm so excited to take her again :)

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Parents Job Description

I received this in an email and thought it was dead on!!!!!!

PARENT - Job Description

Mum, Mummy, Mama, Ma
Dad, Daddy, Dada, Pa, Pop

Long term, team players needed, for challenging,
permanent work in an
often chaotic environment.
Candidates must possess excellent communication
and organizational skills and be willing to work
variable hours, which will include evenings and weekends
and frequent 24 hour shifts on call.
Some overnight travel required, including trips to
primitive camping sites on rainy weekends and endless sports tournaments in far away cities!
Travel expenses not reimbursed.
Extensive courier duties also required.

The rest of your life.
Must be willing to be hated, at least temporarily,
until someone needs £5.
Must be willing to bite tongue repeatedly.
Also, must possess the physical stamina of a
pack mule
and be able to go from zero to 60 mph in three seconds flat
in case, this time, the screams from
the backyard are not someone just crying wolf.
Must be willing to face stimulating technical challenges,
such as small gadget repair, mysteriously sluggish toilets
and stuck zippers.
Must screen phone calls, maintain calendars and
coordinate production of multiple homework projects.
Must have ability to plan and organize social gatherings
for clients of all ages and mental outlooks.
Must be a willing to be indispensable one minute,
an embarrassment the next.
Must handle assembly and product safety testing of a
half million cheap, plastic toys, and battery operated devices.
Must always hope for the best but be prepared for the worst.
Must assume final, complete accountability for
the quality of the end product.
Responsibilities also include floor maintenance and
janitorial work throughout the facility.

Your job is to remain in the same position for years, without complaining, constantly retraining and updating your skills,
so that those in your charge can ultimately surpass you

None required unfortunately.
On-the-job training offered on a continually exhausting basis.

Get this! You pay them!
Offering frequent raises and bonuses.
A balloon payment is due when they turn 18 because
of the assumption that college will help them
become financially independent.
When you die, you give them whatever is left.
The oddest thing about this reverse-salary scheme is that
you actually enjoy it and wish you could only do more.

While no health or dental insurance, no pension,
no tuition reimbursement, no paid holidays and
no stock options are offered;
this job supplies limitless opportunities for personal growth, unconditional love,
and free hugs and kisses for life if you play your cards right.

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Monday, July 12, 2010

1st half of July 2010

So I know I wanted a break for awhile from everything we had going on the last month but atlas that was a lie.  I'm the type of person who likes to constantly be doing something or going somewhere.  I don't know how to just stay still and be.  I've now admitted to myself thats where Chloe gets it from and I can't get to peeved at her for it lol. 

We have had a lot of stuff going on so far this month and of course I didn't have my camera, but I was able to snap some shots on my phone on some of the stuff.

Can you tell what this is?  (Horrible picture quality lol)
Well Bill and I were home on the Saturday night before 7/4 itching to get out and do something while the munchkin was at her dads house.  I should say I was itching to get out lol.  After browsing the site I found out that the Fiesta has Ice Skating!  I had thought all the ice rinks on the north side of town had been shut down but I was happy to be wrong lol.  We opted to go since it had been years since either of us had been and $4.00 for rental and skate time sounded like a good deal to me.  And we found out we both can still ice skate, which is good because we are planning on taking Chloe and seeing if she likes it.

The next day we went over to my moms for some swim time, bbq and fireworks.  I of course forgot my camera again and didn't think to take pics with my phone.  I'll have to steel the pics from this night off my moms camera at a later date.

I of course have to throw in a hair pic since I'm so obsessed with it these days lol.  This is from this past Saturday while I was getting ready to go out to my early bday dinner with my guy to The Melting Pot.  I'm falling inlove with my curls finally and it only took 25 years to do so lol. 

So we were originally going to go on the night of my bday but my guy decided we should go that night and leave my bday night to do something with my family.  Got to love him for being so considerate :).  Now if you have never been to The Melting Pot I suggest you get up, grab your honey (or wait till they get back if they are "out and about" ;)) and head on down there (sans kiddos).  Its so yummy and so romantic.

You can either sit at a table or private booth. We opted for the private booth. Its a bit dark in there but with the little candle on the table makes it pretty romantic.

We first started out with our cheese appetizer which comes with different types of bread, veggies and apples for dipping.  You can fill up just on this its so good lol.

Now this picture isn't doing much justice but this had to be one of the best ceasar salads I have ever had.  They had these glazed nuts in it that were just so scrumpicious.

Next came the Entrees where you choose your cooking style and cook your meats and fish in a flavorful stock.  If you have a timer app on your phone it will come in very handy lol.

After all that came dessert.  This pic is after we munched on some of it.  There was a candle in the cheese cake and some cake pieces that are missing from this pic.  We went with the Disaronno Amaretto chocolate served flambee style which came with the different dippers you see above.  It was like heaven in your mouth :). 

This month so far has been alittle busy but more of a relaxed fun busy.  I can't wait to see what the rest of the month has instore for us :). 

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Friday, July 2, 2010

Busy Bee

This last week has been a hell of a week.  We have been running around none stop with errands, events and family visiting that describing the last 7 days as hectic doesn't even begin to describe the last week.  Saturday started off with Chloe going to gymnastics and then a 3 stop hunt for a smoothie.  The third store was finally the winner but with a lovely 30 minute wait.  After we got our smoothies we headed home to get ready for Chloe's Pre K Graduation.  I'll let the pictures do the talking :).

If you can't tell Chloe is the 4th kid from the right.

Singing their class song.

Thats a proud grandma :)

Receiving her pseudo diploma.

A proud papa!

A proud Gammie!

A proud Nana!

A proud Bill and Mama!

When her graduation was over Chloe took off with her Grammie to go spend some time with her daddy and his family while Bill, Nana and myself took off to my little sister's gymnastic and tap recital.  Here is a couple pics from after the recital.

Lindsey in her gymnastic costume.  Chloe wants to be just like her Auntie!

Lindsey with Mom and Gary (her dad)

A proud Nana again :).

After the performance we went to Olive Garden for dinner.  Yum!!!  Then we headed home.  Rosco had a 7:30 am appointment Sunday to get neutured.

This is Rosco before we took his manly parts away lol.

We then proceeded to spend the rest of the day cleaning up the house until it was time to pick up Rosco.  After a 3 hour  nap and a quick shower 10pm rolled around and it was time to head to the airport to pick up Bill's daddy and stepmom.  We then spent Monday and Tuesday eating out on the strip, catching a show and hanging by the pool at The Wynn.

"But momma I want to go back in the pool!!"    She just can't get enough of the water lol.

Bill ran around with his parents while I was at work on Weds., Thurs. and Friday.  Tonight we are having a BBQ at the house before his parents take off to the airport.  While this week has been lots of fun, I'm so ready for a chill weekend with nothing to do.  We will be spending 4th of July at my moms chillin in her pool and lighting fireworks.  Hope your 4th is relaxed as I hope mine to be lol. 
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