Thursday, November 24, 2011

Another Year of Thanks(giving)

This time last year I was thankful for the fact that the Bean had just been taken off of the special formula he'd been on since his extended hospital visit, what a difference a year makes!

I'm thankful for a healthy little brown eyed boy that melts my heart and has changed me in the last year more than anything ever has.

I'm thankful for a husband whose been so understanding as I figure out the whole mothering thing while still being a wife.

I'm thankful for a job that pays the bills and allows me the flexibility to telework when necessary and work a compressed schedule so I get quality time with my family.

I'm thankful for my family/friends who make this crazy game of life well worth the ride.

I'm especially thankful for the men and women in the military who make it possible for me to have so many things to be thankful.  I'm thankful for thier sacrafice of holidays with their own families so that we can all have dinner with ours.

Mostly I'm thankful to God for giving me yet another year on this earth to be surrounded by loved ones and try to become a better person.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 17, 2011


I've got thoughts swirling in my head due to somethings going on at home but I can't find the words to put them down on paper so until I can all I have are some randomness that is my life.  Like the fact that I was paying some bills today, it's payday and being a grown-up sucks on payday, when I saw that we only have 27 years and 8 months left on our mortgage ... YES!   Or that I hate my neighbor, and I don't use the word hate lightly, the woman is a busy body and cannot mind her own damn business. Did I mention I'm going to see Breaking Dawn Saturday morning?  SO EXCITED! 

Speaking of Saturday I have a jam packed day with a  pee wee football championship game for one nephew and a first birthday party for my youngest nephew, it's going to be a weekend full of family and I can't wait.

Here's hoping I can work out the words swirling into my head for tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wordless(ish) Wednesday

I go away for the weekend and this is what happens.

I think daddy wore him out, poor baby.  At least I know he got a nap.

Yesterday morning little man had a rough start to the morning and daddy had to throw him in the bath tub and sent me this to brighten up my morning.

Sigh ... this kid melts my heart!

Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


I got my ticket last nite and I have a morning date on Saturday with two of my favorite ladies to see part one of the final book in the Twilight Saga!  I'm so excited!!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

No Bueno

That lovely right there is my blackberry that have I had for about 6 months.  The picture on my wall paper is much better though, since it's a happy, scrunchy faced picture of the Bean the first time we put him on a swing!

MMMMMM....Hot chocolate, only my most favorite winter drink EVER.  It must contain enough marshmallows to cover the top and a splash of Bailey's.

And now you're asking yourself what do these two things have in common?  Excellent question and the answer is NOTHING!  Which is why when my squishy little Bean threw my beautiful phone into my beloved drink I almost cried.  We stuck it in rice and thought that would do the trick.  But now my phone has a mind of it's own, which I guess is only fitting since it is my phone and a follower I am not but it's a little annoying so now I'm scouring eBay for a replacement because I'm not due for an upgrade with my cell provider until this time next year.  So what did we learn from this little mishap? Well, that's simple .... electronics should not be used to mix hot chocolate.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Back to Life ....

Back to reality ... all good things must come to an end.  After a great weekend at the beach spent scrapbooking, sleeping in and enjoying great company I'm back home to my boys.  I missed them like crazy but it was a much needed, much enjoyed break away.

I came home to the laundry done and really that's all I can ask for, oh well that and my baby was alive and happy ...I'll take that!  Now it's business as usual with work, daycare and ya know life in general.  The good news is  only a week and half until Thanksgiving and Black Friday and in that week and half time period I don't have to work more than four days each week.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Scrapbooking at the Beach

I'm spending the weekend scrapbooking at the beach with my cropping group.  The house is gorgeous and the company's fantastic.   Until I can tell you all about it here's a picture of our veiw first thing this morning.

Yup it's just as relaxing and perfect as it sounds.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Veterans Day

I've spent my entire life, in one way or another, surrounded by the miliatry.  Both my parents were Soliders and are Vets.  Now, as an adult, I work as a civilian for the governement. 

Growing up I didn't understand the importance of the job my parents had as Soliders, I really don't remember my mom as a solider since I was so young when she got out but I remember my Dad's career.  As I gotolder and become more aware of the world around me it all began to make since.  Their jobs as Soliders made it possible for me to have the freedom I did/do and it also allowed me to see parts of the country I may never have gotten to otherwise.

I've heard, and I believe, that we surround our selves with people that inspire us to be better and do better.  It's probably for this reason that most of the  important people in my life have been or are currently Soliders and if they don't fall into either of those catagories then they support Soliders in one way or another.  Who better to inspire me than people who have freely choosen to put their lives on the line so that I can live freely. 

Today is a celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.  So today take a moment to say a word of thanks to the people that make it possible for us to live our lives. 

Happy Veteran's Day!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thankful on Thursday

It saw this on facebook today.

If that doesn't sum up the month November I don't know what does.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wordless(ish) Wednesday

Home sick with the Bean again today and will be again tomorrow.  He's got strep so Momma doesn't have a lot of free time.  Good thing it's wordless wednesday!
My 30th birthday celebration!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Sick Day

My little Bean was home sick today which means Momma got lots of snuggles, which was nice but I'm exhausted.  I picked him up from daycare yesterday and he was running a fever.  Hubz called me at work at 715 this morning to let me know that little man wasn't feeling any better and was still running a fever so I hurried home to spend the day at home.  I'm hoping tomorrow's a better day since I have a meeting I need to be at.  However, if he's not we have a plan in place for me to go in for my meeting and then leave work after so that hubz can get to work. I'll probably also make him and appointment since by tomorrow we'll be on day three with a low grade fever and I'd rather be safe than sorry.

Keep us in your thoughts and prayers that little man is much better tomorrow and all he needed was a little Momma/Bean time.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Daylight Savings

I missed my post yesterday thanks to daylight savings.  What a horrible, horrible invention!!!  The Bean was uber cranky all day which made for an uber cranky Momma.  He fought sleep, crying for 15 minutes after I put him down for bed but then he slept through the nite so I suppose I can't complain too much.  I was in bed by 730 and sleep by 9 but with eight hours of sleep in me I feel refreshed and ready for the week!  Which is different because normally I dread Mondays.

November is looking like a fantastic month.  This weekend I'm joining my scrapbooking ladies for a weekend at the beach, away from the husbands, for scrapbooking and relaxing.  The last one I went to we had just announced we were expecting the Bean and my all day sickness from hell had kicked in, I'm think this time will be a little more fun.  Next weekend my youngest nephew turns 1 and we know how I love a birthday so that's really all the explanation required.  Then before I know it we're at Thanksgiving and Black Friday ... I'm so excited to get my shop on with my favorite sister-in-law.  With such a busy month I think I better start scheduling posts so I don't miss another one this month.

Happy Monday!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

My Rock

That handsome fella in the blue, he's my rock.  We fight and disagree but at the end of the day, even on the days when I want to strangle him, I wouldn't want to be in bed with anyone else.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Y3W -- Finally a Boy

 If you pay attention my blog at all, or even look at the pictures I post then you know this post has nothing to do with me.  Instead it's about my brother and sister-in-law.  She's pregnant with their third and final baby and after three tries they're finally getting their much awaited boy and tomorrow we're going to shower my SIL and her much anticiapted little boy with tons of love and presents.

I love a party and  there's something about a baby shower that makes me almost as happy as a birthday party.  A baby owner gives us a chance to show our love and excitement for this new little life that is about to grace us with his perfection.  All the hopes and dreams that his parents and we as his family have for him.

 I'm excited that we'll have another little boy to add to the growing brood of boys that have been born into the family in the last three years, and I'm sure they're bond to cause a lot of trouble in the years to come.  I'm excited for the bond that my sister-in-law is about to experience as a mom of a little boy.  She's already a mom twice over but there's just something about a boy and his mom.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

A Gnome and that Scream Guy

Halloween is my absolute FAVORITE holiday, yes it's a holiday, and I'm sure it has nothing to do with the fact that it's my birthday.  Now that I have a kid that I can dress up it's even more fun!!

We originally weren't going to get the Bean a costume, I couldn't see spending the money for a costume that he was going to wear for all of 10 minutes so I could take pictures then my Mother-In-Law asked and I figured if she wanted to spend the money all the power to her and that's how he wound up being a Garden Gnome, well that and because the Hubz has an obsession with garden gnomes (which is a post for itself).  He HATED it and since I'm going for "Mother of theYear" I found his hatred highly entertaining, yup got that award all tied up.

The picture on the left is very misleading, he's not happy. (Sorry for the crappy pictures, still learning my camera)
The step-son also dressed up because if he wants to trick-or-treat he has to dress up, that's the house rule.

So that was a our Halloween.  I stayed home with the Bean where we only got maybe 15 kids and 8 of those came from next door -- the neighbors have 10 kids but 2 are high school age so I'm sure they were off doing there on thing.  The Bean was in bed by 730 and I called it quits an hour later.  My how things have changed, but hey after 3 days in I'd say 30 isn't looking so bad.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

He was too little to carve a pumpkin.  So instead he ate the pieces I cut out of my pumpkin while I was carving.

He insists on sleeping horizontally.  Regardless of the fact that he's too long.
Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Say what!  No I didn't not just type a bunch of letters!  Today starts National Blog Posting Month.  For the next 30 days, 1-30 November, I'm going to do my best to post something every day.  Some days it might just be a picture and other days it may be a rambling of my thoughts but every day until 1 December I'll be posting something, wish me luck.

Oh and I can't wait to tell you all about my 30th Birthday Masquerade Ball and all the fantastic presents I got, like my long coveted Nikon D5000!!!!!

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