Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The time is near

WOW!! It is hard to believe it has been 2 years since Daddy got back from his last Deployment. We have done and accomplished a lot in 2 years, the biggest being Logan:)
We have also really enjoyed the last 2 years. We have had the pleasure of having visitors and taking a lot of trips and mini vacations.
The next year will go by fast. With God beside us we will get through each holiday, birthday, milestone, as well as the many memories I will hold onto.
As I sit here and ponder about the year ahead there is only one thing I can think to ask for, prayers. Please pray for Matt, to give him the strength and wisdom to complete his mission and come home safe to us. Please pray for Emma, Logan, and myself. That we may get through this next year with few bumps and that the kids stop growing (just kidding)

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas day

We had awesome Wonderful Celebration today. The day was great and very relaxing. The kids got plently of fun cool toys and goodies, Daddy got a new cigar case, and Mommy got her marbles back:)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

I've been tagged

1.How long have you been together? October 2001- 7 years 2 months

2.How long did we date? We were married August 16, 2002 6 years 4 months

3. How old is he?30

4. Who eats more? Really I think we eat about the same. I have more of a sweet tooth and will usually eat all the sweats before he can get to them

5. Who said, "I love you," first? Matt

6. Who is taller? Matt

7. Who does the laundry? Matt does his own and I do the kids, mine, and household laundry.

8. Who does the dishes? Matt always does the dinner dishes while I get the kids in the bath or in bed.

9. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Me

10. Who pays the bills? I pay the bills but it is him who works the LONG hard hours day in day out.

11. Who mows the lawn?I did for the first time this last summer and loved it. With his upcoming deployment it will be my responsibility.

12. Who cooks dinner? I do.

13. Who is more stubborn? I am, Matt gives in or just does in hopes to not get me upset.

14. Who kissed who first? I think Matt did

15. Who asked who out? I had a friend talk to him for me, silly.

16. Who proposed? After we started planning the wedding Matt officially proposed 2 days before the big day. Isn't that how Army weddings go, rushed!!

17. Who is more sensitive? I am. I take things very seriously and tend to get my feelings hurt very easily. Matt just lets things roll off his shoulders.

18. Who has more siblings? Matt- 2 biological brothers, 2 adopted siblings. I have 2 siblings.

19. What were you doing ten years ago? A senior in HS. Getting ready to move out on my own. Already working full time as a nurses assistance at night.

20. Five things on my to-do list: read, have another glass of wine, spend time with the hubby, organize tomorrow, and probably have another glass of wine.

21. Things you would do if you suddenly became a billionaire- pay off debt and take a awesome vacation with no kids.

22. Three of my bad habits: being too busy, facebook, stressing out on the little things

23. Five places I have lived:Auburn, Nebraska. Springfield, Oregon. Butzbach, Germany. Columbus, Georgia. Carthage, New York.

24. Five jobs I have had: Ice cream scooper, Nurses Assistant, FRG Leader, Mom and wife, FRG Leader

25. Things people don't know about me: hmmmm, I having a really hard time handling the current situation,(I stresssssss tooooo much) but most of my close friends and family do know this, love to you all:)

I tag Deborah and My Mom

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

No School AGAIN

I totally live for Emma's 3 hour a day pre-school. It is a little rough in the morning. I have to wake her by 7 and usually she is crabby saying "I'm just tired". After I shu her onto the bus I enjoy 3 hours of exercise, Logan time, cleaning, really whatever, and I just get stuff done. BUT when the school around her have a 2 hour delay she does not have school:( And that is again today.

Looks like we only have a couple of inches of snow but the temps rose the other day and fell yesterday so I am sure the roads are a little slick and slow moving. We will see how the day goes.

Today we only have a few things going!! Mom's Club Holiday Party followed by Stocking Stuffing at 1 PM and than onto a Parent's meeting for the hourly day care that the kids use. All these "commitments" are optional and we just might have an easy day ahead:)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Proud Sad Moments

This last Friday we had our Deployment Ceremony and the casing of the colors. It is one of those really sad proud moments. As we sat there in a room full of Soldiers and there families it hit home how real this is. And how proud I am to be part of such a great Army.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Too much going on

It is one of the mornings for me. One of those really busy days with too much to do. So as I sit here at 6 AM I know what I am supposed to be doing but I really want to update this blog quickly, update photos, and sit around on the web for a few.

We have been really busy last week and will continue to be this week. After this week is over I think it calms down a lot with the exception of a meeting or two next week.

Yesterday we decorating cupcakes with the Mom's Club. Emma had a blast even though she ran right into a chair and gave herself a pretty little black eye:( Logan enjoyed running around the ladies house trying to get into all her cupboards and run upstairs. I made it about an hour before I asked Emma if we could leave. She was having such a blast playing with the other kids.

This morning after Emma's school the kids are off to hourly day care for the 1st of their two reservations today. Than we will come home for a couple hours before we head back onto Post for our 2nd meeting.

It is bitterly cold. Actually, it warmed up. It was 2 when I went to bed and now is is around 20. The snow is now packed and frozen, we are in for a long winter. Of course, the Jeep is in the shop for the week. The Honda does okay it is just slow and doesn't like to go up little hills and stop.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Ice Skating

Emma and I had a chance to join the MOMS Club for Ice Skating. We dropped Logan off at Hourly and headed to the rink. It was all too cute. Emma did very well despite the fact she was wearing skates that were 2 sizes to small. After we got her all squared away we went round and round, she kept saying only 4 more circles Mom. We had a Blast.