Sunday, May 31, 2009
Today was a great day. My Katie moved back to Watertown with her two little boys. Katie begged and pleaded for me to wait to watch the Season premiere of Jon and Kate. So after we ate dinner and got the kids into bed. We made us some Hungry Girl Margaritas and enjoyed the show. It is so good to have her back in town.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Tonight Kresta and I rented Taken. What a great movie that was. It was a enjoyable evening.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
This evening I attended my final "coffee" with the Catamama's. I really enjoy these women so much and it has sure been quite the ride. I have learned a great deal about myself and how I want to handle my Army Family Life as well as how I want to handle my number one responsibility, which will always be my children and my husband. It was a great day that ended with some great friends and I incredible piece of chocolate mousse!!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
This morning we headed out with a couple of friends to the Syracuse Zoo. We had a great time. We stopped first and saw a Elephant Demonstration. This huge animal did all kinds of tricks (like yoga poses) for treats, it was rather entertaining. We then started the loop to look at all the outdoor animals. The favorite exhibit for the Thom kids was the penguins. Logan thought this was the coolest thing ever. Each time a penguin would swim by he would try to follow it down the line and then try to move the wall:) We concluded the day by coming home and grilling steaks, veggies, and a artichoke and ate our Memorial Day feast in the Gazebo.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Today has been a fun day. This morning as we got ready for church Emma and I were having a "missing daddy" moment. We have been so busy the last few weeks we really have not taken time just to hang out and do nothing. So after church we headed to the store to buy ice cream, cheese and crackers, cherries, and Cheetos's. The kids and I sat down with our junk food galore and enjoyed some complete down time with no limitations. After our bellies were full Logan and I headed to nap and Emma stayed up to watch TV. At the end of the day we played and laughed and while we still miss Daddy we were together just the 3 of us.
We had a sleep over at a friends and decided when we woke up that we would load up the double joggers and head to the river trail for a walk. My foot was kind of bothering me but I knew that would not stop me. My two friends and I are currently training for the Army 10 miler so it did not talk more than 5 minutes for me to want to do sprints. Oh, we had fun. In the end my girl friend and I did 7 miles of running and walking and felt great afterward.
God is incredible. He continues to surround me with positive, encouraging, and loving people. I feel incredibly blessed:)
Friday, May 22, 2009
Logan the little ham!! My good friend Kresta has a awesome playscape. The slide is super fast and super steep and Logan loves this. We have had a very enjoyable laughs as the kid flies down the slide and gets up with a smile on his face. I finally was able to take a clip without camera shaking laughter in the background. Logan, of course, wanted to be a ham and see how long he could hold off before going down the slide.
God is incredible. With the sun shining, the birds chirping, and the flowers blooming I cannot help but reflect on all the positive things in my life. I have wonderful kids that keep me smiling all day, I have a big beautiful home that I love, I have God guiding me down the path he has chosen for me, and I have friends that continue to support and love me unconditionally. Praise the Lord with me.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
We had a good day today. The kids were in care while I attended a VTC FRG meeting with Matt. It was nice to see his smiling face. BUT I still enjoy the skype a little more:)
After I helped a friend paint the afternoon away we met up with her, Katherine, and Kresta for dinner and Buffalo Wild Wings. YUMMOO then we headed over to Kresta's to play for awhile. The kids really enjoy playing with her children and I enjoy the company too.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
It is a blessing to be surrounded by some many women and their children. I am embracing what life has to offer at this given moment. God is shining through me and using me beyond what I knew was possible. This afternoon as my dear friend's child was sick in bed. And as I sat next to him (on the top bunk) I asked if we could pray and this dear sweet child of God looked up and said yes. At that moment I felt so honored to be praying for this child and his family.
Romans 12:9-10 "Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves."
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
We started the morning by heading off to the YMCA in Watertown for me to take a Body Composition test. Finally, after 15+ months of getting myself up at 5:30 AM to run or P90X it was all worth it when the man gave me my results. I am 1 pound away from my "ideal" body weight and 20 % body fat. I am in the athletic area there!! I was on cloud nine. While I may never see my pre-logan clothes again I am not going to give up my 0530 workout schedule and i will continue watching my calories and eating clean. It was a great afternoon.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
The one really excited thing to me is I had a local Garden center come out to give me a quote to bring up some roots, plants some grass, and they gave me ideas about a tree to plant and other "blooming" plants to put around the area for cover. I cannot wait until Mid June when they should be able to make it out and make it happen.
Pool guy comes this next week and once the flowers are in I will be in my seventh evening every day during nap time. Oh, I love the outdoors.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
It was another beautifully blessed day. We started out early this morning by taking Logan to day care so I could meet up with Emma's class at Old McDonald's Farm. We went on a dairy tour looking at hundreds of cows. We then played in a bouncy house and feed the goats. When it was our turn we went on a hay ride through along to the tune of the Wizard of Oz. We stopped to feed the billy goat, pigs, and finally a few cows. After the tours we stopped to have lunch with some of Emma's friends from school. She is so silly!!! We ended our time at the Farm by playing golf, feeding the goats more, jumping in the bouncy house, and then catching up with her class mates to see the horses, reindeer, and Rabbits.
After a few errands and running home to drop off groceries we meet a dear friend and her kids for dinner. The grilled chicken at KFC is super yummy but the mac n cheese and biscuit turned my tummy. Guess that's what I get after turning my back to high carbs and grease and then trying eat that junk:( We ended the evening with Gymnastics, baths, and bed:)
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Today was Emma's special morning with Mommy. We went and had breakfast with the PBS characters. Oh, we had fun. And it was a super surprise to find our good friend Heather and her family sitting at the same table we were at. Emma is still a little shy around the characters. But she did shake Clifford's hand, and posed with me and Word Girl and then at the end she gave Word girl a hug and posed with her. We had a great time. After that Emma went to Home Depot with me and helped pick out flowers and vegetables for our garden. And we finished up with a lunch and some playing at McDonalds. Emma and I had a great time.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Tonight I did something very enjoyable. It was so nice today and I have to windows in the mud room open. Since the outside furniture is still there I took the opportunity to sit in the mud room after I put the kids to bed. Oh, how relaxing. I could hear the crickets amongst the black of the night. As I enjoyed my Friday night glass of wine I enjoyed reading a few pages of my new Book Club's May Book. We are reading 3 cups of Tea by By Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. It is a incredible book. The night is ended with a big sigh and but of course a daily verse that gave me inspiration today.
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy- think about such things.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
So last night Emma had her first Gymnastics class on Post. She loved it!! It was really good to see her enjoy herself again.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
The other day we were driving somewhere or other. And as normal the kids were watching a movie and I was chatting away on my blue tooth. At one point I told Emma to be quite please and it appeared the volume on the DVD player had been turned up. I decided to give up on the phone call and told my friend I think Emma must have turned the volume up and got off the phone. Emma then explained to me that she did not turn the volume up it was Nemo's Dad who was talking so loud. I could not help but smile and thank God for that little girl.
Monday, May 4, 2009
Today we had a playgroup at a play area on post. It was fun to watch Logan truly experience some of these toys. His preference was the high very steep slide that sent him flying. Emma also enjoyed running all around.