Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Oh how I love this time of year!! Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday (Christmas being number one). I love everything about this holiday; the food, the colors, the smells, the giving spirt of everyone, spending time with family & friends, kicking of the Christmas season ... it really is the perfect holiday!!

And of course with this holiday comes time to think about what I am thankful for! This year gave me lots of reasons to be thankful so I want to share some with you!

Of course Little Man will be number one on my list :) I am so very thankful to have him in my life. He is my perfect little baby boy and I really feel blessed that God gave him to me. It's hard to believe that he has been in my life for three months already! I really cannot say enough how in love I am with him. I think Hunk is no longer the number one man in my life, and yea he knows it ;) But I don't think you will hear him complain!

Little Miss, oh how she has grown up so much. I really cannot be more thankful for her this year. She went though a MAJOR life adjustment with becoming a big sister and I really think she handled it with flying colors! She loves her big brother so very much, I am so so so thankful for that. She really has gone above and beyond my expectations and proven me wrong countless times. I am thankful for how about 85% of the time she is very easy to handle. Yes, she has her moments but she really is a good girl and I cannot be more thankful for such a sweet, loving, wonderful, beautiful, smart little girl.

My Hunk. Oh how very thankful to have such an amazing man as my husband. He is an amazing daddy, supporter, lover, gaming nerd ... He has been there for me so much in this trying year. There is no better man out there in this big'ole world for me. He is my soul mate and I really happy that I found him four years ago :) We have been though A LOT this year, at times I really didn't know if we were going to make it though together, but he has stuck by me, put up with my crap, and is still by my side. Growing up in a family torn by divorce it's always scary that I will fail too, but he has proven time and time again that he is not going anywhere, I am stuck with him and I am thankful to be stuck with such an amazing guy!

My health ... Boy oh boy has this been a rough year on me. But in the end I am so very thankful that I am healthy and back to "normal" once again! Hopefully there will be no more surprises that come my way! After a very very very rough pregnancy, my gallbladder issues, battling other personal issues ... I am happy to say that I have over come A LOT this year!! I am ready to start next year off with a new look on life because of this year. I am ready to get my life back and never ever go back to where I was this year. I am ready for you 2011 ... Bring it on :) :) :)

And of course ... my amazing friends and family ... too bad I don't have a picture of all of you ;) I have made some great new friends this year and I am so very thankful for each and every single of of you -- old and new. You all mean the world to me! And then of course my amazing family. I really under estimated how much they mean to me. This year made me realize how thankful I am for them and how much I missing living so close to them. I will never take them for granted and I am so very thankful for everything they have done for me this year!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Have You Seen These?

It's the advertisements for Target's Black Friday Sale! The actor they found to play this sale-crazed lady is PRICELESS!! They all are hysterical and I seriously get stomach cramps from laughing so hard!!

If you haven't seen them here are some (and if you have, watch them again)!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Bouffe e Bambini Giveaway!

OMGsh you have no idea how excited I am about this giveaway!! As you all know I am a baby wear -- LOVE MY MOBY WRAP -- but little man is starting to be not so fond of it. So I am in the market for a different kind of baby wearing gear ...

So of course I am all about this give away that Hanna is doing!

She is giving away a Belle Baby Carrier! If you have never heard of them you MUST check them out!!

If I win I am totally getting this one:

So if you are a momma (or planning on being a momma eventually) you need to totally go and enter for your chance to win one as well :)

Good luck!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Update on Us

Oh the life I live, I really wish I was in an all white padded room sometimes with a "hug-me" jacket on. I have contemplated checking my self in to a crazy house just for like a year ok maybe not a year but a few days would be perfect. I need to get caught up on sleep, I need to build my energy back up, I just need a vacation from life. haha. Couldn't we all use one of those at times?

Can it really be true? Will Little Man be 3 months old in just one short week? That is 1/4 of a year ... Time you really do go by entirely too fast. We had his 2 month well baby check up today, even though he is well over 2 months old lol. He weighed in at 11lbs 11oz (30th percentile), is 23.5in long (51st percentile) & has a head circumference of 42.5cm (90th percentile). He we so awesome at the doctors too, didn't let out a peep, was all smile and giggles :) He is really an AWESOME baby. He has his moments, mainly the things he hates is tummy time, being in a non-moving car, his feet being touched, and waiting for food. He is still quite the little flirt, loves to coo back and forth with momma, cracks up when I "white girl beat boxes at him, loves watching his sister go crazy around the house, is extremely ticklish, has found his hands and loves watching them ... so there is a lot more good then bad with him :) I feel really blessed to have such an amazing little man in my life. Now if only we could get to the sleeping though the night stage then Momma would be 110% happy!!!

Little Mis has defiantly reached the "defiant" stage of her age. Oh man does she know how to push my buttons. We cannot correct her with out her YELLING (I am talking at the top of her lungs) "DON'T BE MAAAAAAAAD" I swear I hate that saying with a passion. She is trying to get out of her daily naptime now too, and let me tell you, that's is so not happening! I look forward to her naptime. But other then testing my patience she is really a sweet girl. She has SUCH an imagination and can remember things so well. I have a feeling she's going to be one of those movie buffs that can remember every little thing about every movie she has seen. She has watched Toy Story 3 at least twice a day for the past two weeks now and can act out scenes from it. It is quite hilarious!! She has me crying from laughing so hard so many times. So as bratty as she is (about 85% of the time) she is really a sweet heart and can make any bad day better.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas Wish List

So I don't know about you but I still put together a Christmas wish list every year, even though I am 25 years young. It's just so much easier to send family members a link when they ask what you want for Christmas!!

This year I did it though Amazon Wish Lists. It was SO much easier then sending people from one website to another. (Plus if you install their Wish List Browser Button it makes things even easier!)

Here are just a few things on my wish list this year:

Poppy by Coach -- I looooooove this scent oh so very much!! It's light and fun and flirty :) It's one of the top things on my wish list!!

The new Nano, in pink of course. I am sick of sharing with the hubby so I want my own. ;)

A 4 Million Dollar Bag from Crumpler. It's the perfect comfy home for Loucille (yes I named my camera, be jealous)

How cute is this camera necklace?!? I love it and want it so badly (I think it would be a perfect fit in my stocking ;)

Okay so this is just too much fun not to have on my list! It's a Canon Lens cup!! Too flippin funny!!

So those are just a few of the items I am hoping Santa brings me this year :) What's on your list??

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Have you ever seen this video?

If not you need to watch it. It will melt your heart. It shows the bond that most kids have with their Grandparents.

Now why do I say "most kids?" Because I NEVER had a relationship with my Grandparents. None of them. Never got a phone call, never got a birthday card, never got Christmas presents. It's sad. I never really understood it growing up, and actually I still don't really understand it.

Grandparents are supposed to love you, they are supposed to spoil you rotten, fill you up with nothing but sugar and then send you home to Mom & Dad.

Now even though I grew up not knowing my Grandparents, I know for a FACT Little Miss, Little Man (and my nephew *D*) will not grow up that way. Lucky the kids in this generation have AWESOME Grandparents. They love them so much, they spoil them rotten and when they come to visit I don't think the word "no" is ever uttered to them when they ask for something. And I am so very very very thankful for that. I love that my kids with grow up knowing they are loved and not feeling left out. My parents (and even my step parents) are amazing and I am so lucky to have them in my kids lives.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Never Grow Up - Taylor Swift

One of my favorite country artists right now is Taylor Swift. I love how down to earth, classy, humble she is. She is a GREAT role model for young girls. I love all her songs and can relate to almost all of them! On her new CD (Speak Now) is this song and the very first time I heard it I bawled like a baby. Our kiddos grow up entirely too fast!!

Your little hand's wrapped around my finger
And it's so quiet in the world tonight
Your little eyelids flutter cause you're dreaming
So I tuck you in, turn on your favorite night light
To you everything's funny, you got nothing to regret
I'd give all I have, honey
If you could stay like that

Oh darling, don't you ever grow up
Don't you ever grow up, just stay this little
Oh darling, don't you ever grow up
Don't you ever grow up, it could stay this simple
I won't let nobody hurt you, won't let no one break your heart
And no one will desert you
Just try to never grow up, never grow up

You're in the car on the way to the movies
And you're mortified your mom's dropping you off
At 14 there's just so much you can't do
And you can't wait to move out someday and call your own shots
But don't make her drop you off around the block
Remember that she's getting older too
And don't lose the way that you dance around in your pj's getting ready for school

Oh darling, don't you ever grow up
Don't you ever grow up, just stay this little
Oh darling, don't you ever grow up
Don't you ever grow up, it could stay this simple
No one's ever burned you, nothing's ever left you scarred
And even though you want to, just try to never grow up

Take pictures in your mind of your childhood room
Memorize what it sounded like when your dad gets home
Remember the footsteps, remember the words said
And all your little brother's favorite songs
I just realized everything I have is someday gonna be gone

So here I am in my new apartment
In a big city, they just dropped me off
It's so much colder that I thought it would be
So I tuck myself in and turn my night light on

Wish I'd never grown up
I wish I'd never grown up

Oh I don't wanna grow up, wish I'd never grown up
I could still be little
Oh I don't wanna grow up, wish I'd never grown up
It could still be simple
Oh darling, don't you ever grow up
Don't you ever grow up, just stay this little
Oh darling, don't you ever grow up
Don't you ever grow up, it could stay this simple
Won't let nobody hurt you
Won't let no one break your heart
And even though you want to, please try to never grow up
Oh, don't you ever grow up
Oh, never grow up, just never grow up

Brrr it's Chilly Out

So that image ... That was SO me last night -- well in woman form of course, but man oh man was it cold last night!! I am all about colder weather then what we have had, but I feel like we went from super hot to super cold... Where's the pretty and comfy in-between weather that I love oh so very much?!? I look forward to this time of year every year and I feel like I got ripped off this year lol. I mean I even broke down and turned the heater on last night! This weekend the highs are in the 60s!!! I am not saying I want it to be hot as hades, but like mid 70s would be perfect. So if anyone could pass this message onto Mother Nature that would be AWESOME!!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Ugh -- Husbands!!

Why ... Why must he tell me these things via text message?!? Yes, I know he was due for a deployment, but I would MUCH rather him tell me this in person so that I can instantly grab him, hold him and cry. But no he tells me over a stinking text message. My heart instantly hits my stomach which makes my stomach fall to my toes. I feel the tears start welling up in my eyes. I take a deep breath and fight them back because I know that tears won't help anything right now. It's going to happen and I just have to start to prepare myself now for it.

Yes I am EXTREMELY thankful that we have short deployments, but it still sucks knowing he will be gone. I hate that he has to leave us behind and miss out on so much while he is gone. I am going to miss him entirely too much. He has been in the service for 6 years, we have been married for (going on) 4 years, and thankfully this will only be our second deployment. I pray that I take this better then the first time. I know this time will be different. This time Ainsley is actually going to understand what is going on and will be asking "Where's Daddy" and it's going to KILL me. I know that this time I will not have family right down the road to escape to when I am feeling low. I know that this time I will have two kids. It's going to SUCK and yes it's going to be challenging, but I WILL get though this and I will come out on top.

So this is the beginning of my Our Deployment Diary blog... I am stating one and will be posting what happened daily so that he sees that we are doing fine and gets his daily dose of pictures. Anyone is welcome to follow it. There is nothing up yet (except for this exact blog post) and won't be till time gets closer for him to leave. This will be SO much easier then emailing pictures!! I got the idea from one of my best friends that is currently doing the same thing for her deployed loved one :)

This is just another part of being a military wife and this is just a way to help me get though it :)

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