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I am a new Army wife and a mother to two beautiful children. I need a place to rant and rave so here it goes.....

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I know.....Long time-No Post.....LOL

Okay, so our lives have been a little hectic lately!! Dillon finished OSUT last week and we have moved to Fort Stewart, GA!!! It has been a CRAZY ride so far to say the least, but I am sooooooooo glad that we are back together!

I had a "fun" experience this morning. The kids and I went to the commissary (grocery store on post) to pick up a few things that we couldn't pack. I felt a little lost and out of place but it's ok because I am learning. Well we are in the check out lane getting ready to pay and this little lady starts bagging our stuff up. She then sees the water under the basket gets it out for me and has the cashier scan them for me. I am just thinking what a nice bagger. (She really just came out of no-where). I pay for our things and notice she has put our handful of bags in a different basket. She follows us out to the car and puts the bags in. As she was doing that I put the babies in their seats. And I was expecting her to have already gone back in. Instead she is just standing behind the car.....And I am dumbfounded as to why she is still there. I totally had a flashback to the movie Pretty Woman, where Vivian is standing there in front of the guy who brought up the strawberries and champagne thinking "What are you looking at?" Yeah, she wanted a tip........epic fail on my part because I don't carry cash on me. I felt HORRIBLE!!!!!  At least it was only a few bags though! So that was my first real experience on post. Now I know when the ever so nice bagger shows up to say "No thank you!" LOL!!! Thank goodness I know how to laugh at my wonderful dumb moments!!!!!!!

Other than our very recent move there isn't much to report on, I hope we find a house soon!!! This hotel is nice but its 64 dollars a night that can empty your bank account pretty quickly :( So be praying we find a house within the next week or so!!!!!!! Hope everyone had a good weekend!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

There's a party in my tummy...so yummy, so yummy....

I know I have gotten behind and I'm sorry!! Elaina has really gotten into the terrible twos lately and I can't even go to the bathroom without her getting into something :( On an AWESOME note I finally got a phone call last night!!!!!!!!!!! We talked for 2 hours!! Ahhh it was sooooo good to hear my man's voice. He makes me all giddy! I couldn't stop smiling and laughing yesterday. The sucky part is that I wont get a phone call every week like most family members do when their loved ones join the Army. Their Company only gets a call when they move to the next stage of training. So that is every three weeks or so :( But I DID get to talk to him and that's what matters!!!!!!!!!!! On to today's 5 foods!!!!!!!!!
1.   YUM!!! Chicken Casserole!! My mommy taught me how to make the best Chicken Casserole and it's Dillon's favorite :)

2.    Wings!!!!! I don't like them spicy...but ohhhh man can we eat some wings :)

3.    Chicken Caesar Salad!!!! My grandma makes the best Caesar salad EVER!!!!!! Yummm Yummm!!!!!!!!!!

4.    Salmon!! Really any fish cooked the right way is great to me...Dillon hates fish so I guess I get to eat it when he isn't here :)

5.     And then last PIZZA!!!!!! But now that I have tried a supreme pizza I will never go back!!! Dillon turned me to the Dark Side!!! Hahahaha!!

Well that's it for today!!! Now I am hungry :)))))

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Oh, The Places You Will Go!!!

Today has been a good day. I got a good letter from Dillon yesterday! Says he is still getting his booty kicked but he really likes his DS!! That is a really good thing :) We both can't wait till that 36 hour pass in September!!! Okay, Today is 6 places!!!!

1.   Ireland!!!

2.    Disney World!! I have been a few times, but I want to take my kids!! (All three of them, haha)

3.    The Grand Canyon!! It's just something I've always wanted to see!

4.    Hawaii! Just for a visit though, too expensive to live there! I like the beaches but I'd prefer to see the Volcanoes!!!!!!

5.    Our Nation's Capitol! But it has NOTHING to do with our President!! It's a pride for our country and how it came to be :)

6.    Stonehenge!!! I've always wanted to see it in person!!

That's all of them!! I hope I get to see them sometime in our lives together!! I love you Dillon <3

The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want. - Ben Stein

Today is already a GREAT day!! I took the kiddos out to the Library and we had a blast :) Elaina was really good and actually minded, lol. On Facebook  Ft. Benning's page does a contest every Tuesday for pictures of your soldier's company!!! And guess what???????? We won!!!!!! I can't control my excitement!!!!! I get to see my wonderful hubby(hopefully). They said that there is no guarantee that he will be in them but I SOOOO hope he is!!! :)) Oh that boi makes me all giddy and he is miles away!!! Love him to the moon and back <3 Okay, well on to today's challenge. 7 Wants!!!

1.    A phone call from my Soldier!! I would put on here to see him, but I already know the day that I will be able to see him. A phone call is the best thing I could get right now. Well that and a photo of him!!! I should be getting one this Sunday!! YAY!!!!

2.    Elaina to be potty trained!! Oh man do I ever want this!!!!! I am so tired of changing two sets of diapers. Well she is in Pull-ups but still. For some reason she just refuses to get on the potty. I mean FLAT-OUT refuses. I don't know why. She isn't scared of it because she has done it before. It's most likely all the change that has been going on lately. But I am going to keep trying :)

  Ford Edge!!!!! I need A/C and space!!!

3.    I need a car with A/C! This heat is a killer!!!! My dream vehicle is the Ford Edge. Hopefully I'll get one. But really a car with space and A/C and I am good!!!!

4.    To lose this extra baby weight!! I am working my butt off trying to lose 15-20 pounds before Dillon graduates in October!! Good news, I weighed in yesterday and have lost 8 already!!! Wooohooo!! Yay for Mommy Boot Camp :)

5.    Our own space! My little family and I want/need our own place and we should be able to get it in less than a month! Yay for paychecks :) I already have the place picked out unless something better comes along!! We can not wait!!!!!!

6.    I really want Elaina weaned before she is three. I have loved being able to breastfeed her this long but now its becoming more of a chore and I don't want her or I to remember it that way. It has been an amazing experience. I already have her down to just twice a day, but man I know those are going to be so hard to break :(

 A kitty cat!! Elaina and I both want one :)
7.     I REALLY want a lil kitty!!! I have wanted one since we had to get rid of ours when I was a little girl! They are just tooooo sweet :)

I know this was supposed to post yesterday...I had it written just forgot to post it! Sorry :) Enjoy your day everyone!!!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

8 F-F-F-Fears

No phone call from Dillon yesterday :( But staying strong!!!! Hopefully the countdown to moving out is under way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The kids and I can NOT wait to have our own lil place :) Elaina and I made a picture for Daddy on Saturday and we mailed it today. She just loves sending her Daddy stuff she makes!

I wan to get some finger paints and do their feet and hands!!! I think he would get a laugh out of that, and he could see the changes in them as they grow. Well onto today's challenge....

8.    Ever since seeing the T.V. show Urban Legends, I have been afraid of getting in my car at night. I always try to park my car somewhere with a light nearby. And I always make sure that my car light comes on inside the car when I open the door. It just freaks me out to think that someone could get in the backseat of my car with out me knowing it!!!!

7.    I absolutely HATE grasshoppers!!!!!!!!! OMGEEE!!! I know that they can't hurt you or anything, but I don't like the fact that I don't know when and where they are going to hop. And holy cow, if one so happens to jump at me or LAND on me!!!!! EEEEEKKKKKKK

6.    I fear this world of kidnappings and missing children. The statistics are horrifying. I don't know what I would do if one of my babies ever went missing. Just thinking about it enough to write this makes me get a little nauseated. Enough said...

5.    Losing a close family member. I know it is going to happen sooner or later, but I guess it is the fear of the unknown. Who doesn't have that? Although, God is in control!!

4.    I don't like driving next to 18 wheelers and not having a shoulder. Like there is a median right there next to your lane. Especially driving in a small car! Yikes!! I have nothing against the drivers but I know it is hard for them to see smaller cars, we just fit right into their blind spots. So, whenever I am stuck like that my hand is normally right there ready to honk if I need to. :(

3.    I love going to the beach, but I am not the person to go swimming in the water! If I can't see my feet that means I can't see anything that might be near my feet, LOL. I am not a fan of Jellyfish. Yes, they are magnificent creatures but just stay away from me. I don't want someone to have to pee on me, LOL!!!!

2.    Other Army wife drama. I don't cope well with drama. Never have and I don't think that I ever will. I hope I can meet some other women who are the same way. :) I know I will need other women going through what I am going through. I have met a few women already so there is hope :))  

1.    Obama being re-elected.   

Sunday, August 7, 2011

9 Loves...

Got a letter form Dillon yesterday and he is doing well. He is getting mail call now!! YAY!! I have been sending him letters EVERY day <3!! He even wrote a small letter for Elaina, which of course I had to read to her :) Totally made me tear up, and he knew it would!! I found a picture of him on his company's Facebook page!! I can't stop looking at it and smiling!! Ok well on to today's 9 loves........

The first three are in order but after that it was whatever came to mind, lol!!

1.    God!! I have had my share of ups and downs. And no matter what is going on in my life God is always steady. I always have my faith to get me through :)

2.    Family!!! My husband and two kids are the world to me! I am a stay at home mommy and LOVE every minute of it. I know some people don't take pride in their family but I do! My kids may not be the "best" kids in the world but I wouldn't ask for anything else. They can make me laugh so hard that I hurt afterwards! And the saying "Kids say the darndest things" is soooooo true!!

3.    And then there is Bentley, my other kid! He is such a funny dog. He loves chasing bubbles!! When we first adopted him from the shelter we had NO idea of his affinity for bubbles. So Elaina and I were blowing bubbles and he just starts going crazzzzzy for them. Jumping and catching them in his mouth. He got so excited that he had to take a BIG HUGE dump just right there on the floor, which surprised me since he was supposed to be house broken! Come to find out ANY time we blow bubbles he will get so excited he has to poo!!! So we only do bubbles outside, haha!

4.    I am a picture person! I love taking them and looking at other people's work. There is just so much creativity that goes into each photograph. And you can learn things by just admiring someone else's hard work. I hope I can purchase my own DSL camera soon!

5.    Coloring!! I know that sounds like a little kid, but what can i say?!?! It really helps me to relieve stress. I know?!?! Coloring??? But it works out because Elaina loves to color too. SO we have fun mommy-daughter color sessions :)

6.    The smell and feel of freshly clean sheets, which reminds me I need to wash mine today :). But really it just makes ya feel good and makes me want to smile! I don't know what else there is to say other than mmm fresh sheets. LOL

7.    Water! It is the best thing for you to drink and I can't get enough of it. I know I just keep getting weirder and weirder. Haha. But seriously, it is awesome!!!!

8.    The feeling after you clean the house. You just feel so accomplished! You got your goal for the day done, of course it will most likely be a huge mess tomorrow(especially with kiddos)!

9.    Chocolate!!!!!! My enemy right now since I am trying to lose weight before Dillon graduates in October. But ohhhhhh man!!!! I get this fall out from my mom and her mom!! But then again I rarely meet anyone who doesn't love or like chocolate. Even though there are those weirdos out there!! J/K!!!!!

Well there ya go!! Enjoy! I hope everyone has a great Sunday :)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

10 Day You Challenge

Well a friend of mine is doing this on her blog and it looks like something fun. Today's list wont be in any kind of order. Well here it goes:)

10.    Growing up I always wanted to join the Riverdancers!!! I could watch them on PBS for hours on end. My grandma (Mimi) even bought me tap shoes! She wasn't bad herself and she taught me a little bit!! Even to this day I wish I could move the way those women do. If you were just watching them from the waist up you would never know their feet were moving a mile a minute! Just captivating :)

9.    I REALLY hate feet. I don't know what it is about them I just do. Maybe part of it is my mom would always ask me to rub hers growing up. I am okay with baby feet(they are cute). But there is just something about them that just makes me almost gag. Oh and Dillon knows this and decides to torture me quite often. Ewwww

8.    Back before Dillon and I started dating I wasn't looking for anything serious. I had a really tough semester in college and was just looking for a fun summer fling(I got more than I bargained for ;)). Well during this time I was reading the Twilight series. As I got into the love story I realized that I wanted my own "Edward" and he was siting right next to me. My eyes were opened to the way he looked at me. My heart felt his love just beaming off of him. So yes, a book influenced me into failing in love with the best man I could ever ask for! Thank You Stephanie Myer!!!! Lol

7.    I am the oldest of three kids. My brother and I are 8 years apart and my sister and I are 12 years apart!! I know, CRAZY!! As we grew up I had a lot of responsibilities(which now I am grateful for) and I felt like I was raising them. And through all of that all I could ever say was "I am never having kids!!". Well we see how well that worked out....I have two!! Hahaha Just goes to show you how much our perspectives on life change as we grow up!! :)

6.    When I was in middle school I cut my hair BUTCH!!! Enough said.(I hate those pictures mom!!)

5.    I have a passion for Natural Childbirth. I would really like to get the chance to become a midwife one day!! I loved being able to have my two babies without any medical interventions and I want to help show women that it IS OK to have your baby with the FREEDOM to labor the way you want! It truly is an amazing experience on the Mother's side, so I can only imagine how wonderful it is to be the woman to help that mother realize she has the strength and power to bring her baby into this world!!!

4.    I am an Army wife and am really excited about it! I can't wait to see what the Army has to offer us! I know there will be times that I will just want to break down and cry, but I am an ARMY STRONG WIFE!!! And I will stand by My Soldier, My Hero, My love!!!! You are my rock baby!!!

3.    Since my Hubby left for BCT in July, I have a pillow on his side of the bed with one of his shirts on it!! Every once in a while I will spray it with his cologne....mmmmhmmm!! I snuggle with that pillow and the blanket that he would use at night to go to bed. What can I say? I only miss him a lil lot!

2.    I am an animal person!! If I wasn't allergic to so many we would have a house full. Oh and if Dillon would let me, haha!! But we do have a Cocker Spaniel named Bentley! He is a beautiful chocolate color and he misses his daddy very much. He even ate Dillon's old wallet that he had given our daughter to use as a toy!!

1.    This one is kinda funny!! My name does not have an "E" on the end. All through school and anytime anyone ever spells it and doesn't know me always puts an "E" on the end. Well there is a story to this. Before I was born my mom and dad were coming up with baby names, as all parents do, when they stumbled upon two names that went well together. So they had the names picked out before I was born and they really didn't know when I was due. I was born on 6/6/****. My mom went all superstitious because all three of my names had six letters. She was afraid I would become the spawn of Satan...Hince no "E" on my name!!! LMAO

Well that took a looooong time, but I think it was worth it!! Hope you get a few laughs out of it :)