Tuesday, November 22, 2011

23 whaaaa?

It just randomly occured to me, that while 23 may have been a good AND not so good year for me...nothing "huge" happened. making this my most..um...uneventful year for a long time!

 17. Met and fell in love with my husband
18. Got pregnant with my first child
19. Got married
20. Survived our first deployment
21. Bought a house
22. gave birth to my second child
23. Not much!!!

I hope 24 is more exciting. Well, I already know it will be, since deployment #3 will be occurring then, but still!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

"That" kind of mom

Itty Bitty is teething. And spoiled rotten. Needless to say, she likes to scream..A LOT. she pitched one eternally long screaming fit at E's house earlier today bc she was tired and refused to nap. I grabbed the girls, loaded them in the car, and headed home. Only to realize "CRAP! i need groceries!" so we turn around and go to Publix. Yea...with Itty Bitty in a bad mood.

Needless to say...I became "THAT" mom today. the one that everyone has seen some kind of variation of. In this case, it was the flustered mom who tries to run up and down the aisles as fast as she can, with a baby screaming its head off in the shopping cart. Yep, that was me. It was mortifying. At one point, i was ready to ditch my cart and just leave. Taking a quick minute to breathe deeply, i leaned against the milk case and rubbed my eyes. I looked at Itty Bitty and said "Really? You are going to make me the mom of the screaming baby in public??". I had no idea another shopper was close enough to me to hear what i said. she put her hand on my shoulder, started cracking up, and said "Oh honey. We have ALL been that kind of mom! Let her scream, you wont hear my complain. and if anyone else does, ask them if they want to stand outside and hold a screaming kid for you as you finish your shopping". Those words of wisom and humor had me giggling as i finished my shopping. and wouldnt you know...as soon as my mood lightened up, so did Itty Bittys!

........that is, until we got home and tried nap time once again! FML!

Dont be fooled by her sweet face! she is a holy terror!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Confessions of a Not-So-Desperate Housewife pt.3

Hm...Do i even qualify as a housewife anymore, since i work full time? well, im just going to go ahead and say i do. After all, im a wife...and i own a house. so yea....decision made, i will keep that label!

Anywho, here is my long overdue 3rd confession....its about kids. not mine, but OTHERS kids!

Have you ever went to a play group/playdate/ park etc and saw your perfectly mannered child run off to place with some kids who instantly become their BFF's? A few hours later, after playing is done, this strange kid returns to you. they look like your kid, sound like your kid, smell like your kid, and burp and fart like your kid. Yet they are acting like an animal!

Or is it just MY kid who changes like that, everytime she meets a new friend? She immediatly picks up on their bad habits, no matter who they are. as much as i jokingly complain about her, Princess is a freaking AWESOME kid. Love her to death. shes smart, loving, well behaved, and an amazing big sister. But get her around new kids and OMG! WHO ARE YOU, KID?????

Maybe she just has a personality issue that makes her adapt others bad habits? or maybe she is just like every other 4 year old in the world. Not sure...maybe time will tell.


you poor people...

will now be subjected to all of my twiiter updates. i feel for you, i really do. But i cant keep all these thoughts in my head to myself! gotta share a jewel or 2 ;)

wait, have I even updated my blog with pictures of the girls birthdays yet? FML, idk. *runs off to check. brb*

Friday, March 25, 2011

MilSpouse Friday

1. What is your must have gadget? submitted by Flying High With My Flyboy
  • My Kindle. I freaking WORSHIP the thing!!!

2. How does your adulthood compare to what you imagined it would be like when you were a little kid? submitted by L to the Third
  • Its actually not far off from what i wanted it to be! Ever since i was super super young, all I ever wanted to be was married with 2 daughters. I occasionally pictures myself as a teacher or nurse...but for the most part it was ALWAYS as a sahm to 2 daughters <3 Now the Navy wife part...thats a whole other story lol!

3. What is your favorite chocolate recipe?  submitted by Our First Deployment
  • however Hershey makes their chocolate. THAT is my fave ;)

4. How do you deal with military life when it gets to be to much or to hard? submitted by Combat Boots And Pointe Shoes
  • I take a pill ;) JUUUUUST kidding lol. I take a step back and usually drive to spend the night at my parents. Nothing chases the fears or anxiety away like sleeping in your childhood home.

5. What piece of advice would you give a new Military spouse facing their first deployment?  submitted by The Albrecht Squad
  • It wont last forever. Keep busy. Pick up a new hobby. Make new friends (but be careful of the infamous military wife drama). DONT count down days...count down paychecks!!! And make sure you keep the lines of communication open with your deployed spouse. That is KEY!

Monday, March 21, 2011

My Fave recent pics...

whooooo's a BIG GIRL? lol
 Doesn't she look like SUCH a little lady now???
 Excited for her first plane ride lol
 We Love our new Quinny Zapp. Itty Bitty prefers to ride in style ;)
 Hey girl hey ;)
Someone likes big sisters hamper!

Confessions of a Not-So-Desperate Housewife pt.2

Man it kills me. You put so much effort into these little aliens from day 1. first, you make them (the daddy's fave part lol). then suffer thru (in my case) months and months of morning sickness aka all day long sickness. you get fat.

and finally...they make their sometimes traumatic entrance into the world.

you spend the next 2-3 years changing their butts. You feed them. you clothe them. you discipline them. you take them to school, cuddle them when they are sick (and usually have to clean up puke then too), you kiss millions of boo boos, you play barbies till you want to decapitate all her barbies (or GI Joes if you have boys). you wash thousands of loads of their laundry. they drain your bank acct and your energy.

And then one day, they no longer need you. Leaving you in the dust.

Doesn't sound fair to me.

Princess and Itty Bitty...Mommy begs of you to not grow up too fast. I will gladly take puke all over me and a million dirty diapers than to go through a day where you no longer need me.

I'll probably retract that statement when they are teenagers. By then, i may be ready to kick their butts out and make them society's problem instead of mine ;)