Tuesday, February 5, 2013

26 big ones

Today I am 26. Its hard to believe that I am closer to 30 than 20. Man do I feel old, ;) haha.

I know I have said this before, but I truly have the most amazing friends. People always say to surround yourself with people you want to be like, and I have honestly found such a wonderful group of girls (women?? no girls, we are not our mothers!).  Seriously ladies, I thank God everyday that I have such an awesome support group. So thank you, for everything; today and everyday. I love you all.

You know what else I love? Little flutters. About a week now, and I have been like maybe that was, maybe I am crazy, but today no mistaking it, tiny flutters. Amazing.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

long overdue

First off, it has been a really long time. What can I say, I have been busy; or just lazy. Either way its been like two months.

I have a love hate relationship with seeing homecoming pictures of my friends on facebook. On one hand I am soo happy their hubbies are home, and the pictures of daddies hugging babies brings a huge smile to my face. On the other (unfortunately much larger) hand I am so so sad because it is not me, and that is not my baby hugging his daddy. Selfish and horrible I know, but I cant help it.

Almost half way...and the time drags on.

You know what I hate? Well meaning people who say "oh well the time is just flying by! Hell be home before you know it!" Um yea, time flies for normal people. For us though, it drags. Like January is probably the longest month ever. So a tip for those well meaning people trying to make us lonely spouses feel better. NO NOT TELL US HOW FAST THE TIME IS GOING. Believe me, its dragging.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Let the count down begin

It feels like we just did it, and yet here it is again. So far so good, but he's only been gone a few days so I really don't deserve a pat on the back yet. Last time I was so sad that first week, like I would cry randomly, a lot. This time not so much. I don't know if it is because I am no longer a "boot" wife,  and I've been here before. I feel as used to the distance as one can in this situation.  Time will tell :) . The thing about it is, I will probably look back at this post in a few weeks and be like, what the *** was I thinking, this SUCKS haha but right now we are rockin' it. It probably helps that I got a facetime date with J. That was awesome, last time around we didn't the whole 7 months and this time around we did only a few days in, I hope that continues! :)

Sometimes I think about how our life would be different if I worked too. I think about all the "things" we could have and wonder if I should; especially on days were andrew is driving me crazy and I haven't talked to an adult all day. I think getting out of the house would be awesome, do something that I enjoy, help others, blah blah blah. Then I think about everything that I miss, and having to actually drop Andrew at daycare and how hard that would be for me. I couldn't do it, at least not while hes so little. Some days its hard, as a lot of you know, but I am so grateful to be a stay at home mom. I am grateful for Joel, and how hard he works so that I can be here. I am grateful he never complains. I dont think he really understands how hard it is ;) but he never complains about having to support us on his own, just reassures me that this is where I should be; at home takin' care of babies while my sugar daddy saves the world.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

A day with Drewby

I find I am forgetting to document what Andrew is up too, and that I am forgetting when he starting doing something new. So here I go documenting away; mom brain is a very real ailment!

At your 15-month well baby you weighed 26.3 lbs and were 31.5 inches long.

Your eyes are still blue, but getting more green/grey everyday.

You have been waking up at about 5:30 despite me stretching bed time back an hour. I dont go get you till 630-7 though. We get up with the sun baby boy! So you might as well sleep! ;)

Then we have a cuddle with some milk watching Mickey Mouse Club House. Your favorite part is the hot dog song.

 You are starting to get picky about what you eat. You used to eat whatever I gave you, now there are things you wont eat at all. Silly babe :)

Your favorite foods are cheese, milk, goldfish, turkey dogs, chicken nuggets, mandarin oranges, grapes,   animal crackers, jammy sammys, and fruit snacks. You refuse to eat pasta, sauce or no sauce you wont eat it anymore.

Nap time is getting hard, sometimes he seems like he is ready to transition to one nap a day, but most days he needs two. We are having a hard time of it. When you do sleep you need your passy, your blanket and your Simba lion. And when I go and get you from your crib you hand each one to me before you will let me pick you up.

You love to be outside, now that you can walk we can go out a lot more. You also love stairs, it is one of your favorite things to do; at our house or at the playground.

Whenever you hear an airplane or a helicopter you point it out to me, even if we are inside where you can not see it.

You also of course still love dogs. Rufus is still your best buddy, you are always giving him hugs.

You are saying new words everyday. Mama, Dada, Rufus, see, car, yes, cheese, go, and I am sure there are more. You talk a lot, I just dont know what you say :)

You love to give hugs and kisses. You are always hugging your friends. You love babies, whenever you see one you make sure I know by pointing at it and gesturing for me to go with you to look. Someday you will be such a great big brother. :/

You love to carry around a picture of daddy we have in a frame. It is so sweet, and also heart breaking to see you kissing your dada. We miss him, but I am so happy you know him in pictures.

You love to wave at people, especially when we are on base. For some reason you wave at men in uniform! ;) You are so friendly and smile at everyone. Sweet boy

You love to take a bath. After dinner I say, "ok, lets go take a bath!" and you smile and talk and run to the bathroom and stand in front of the tub like ok lady put me in already! :)

After bath, we get you in your jammies, and read books. Somehow you already manipulate me into reading more than just one. You love to turn the pages and point at the pictures.

You are a champion at bed time. I turn on your music, lay you down, tell you I love you, and leave.

Sometimes about a half hour after I put you down, I hear your music start again on the monitor. You are a champion self soother!

I always check on you before I go to sleep, and I always want to scoop up your adorable little sleeping self and squish you, but I dont; belive me, it takes a lot of self control!

I love my little toddler boy. :)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

You know youre old when...

You think to yourself "wow, why are they texting me so late wanting to hang out!?" and its only 7:00.

You spend a ridiculous amount of money on anti-wrinkle cream...

You go to the grocery store needing to get five items...and forget two of them...

Yup, definitely getting old. Also my baby is now a toddler...its like it happened overnight, I looked at him today and it hit baby, just a big boy in his place. :/

Joel has been gone a sucks. The mind is an amazing thing, I have forgotten how terrible this was the first time but now that it is happening again I remember, oh yea, this SUCKS. And its only the beginning. BAH!!

At least this time around I get Drewby snuggles...those are the best. :)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Bump in the Road

My working out has been put on hold. Haven't been able to since last thurday and I already feel the lard building back up in my body. I went for a walk today and that helped a little but I really would like to get back  into it. I was given the go ahead for thursday and I really can't wait. One week off and it feels like I am starting from square one. Boo.

 Being a military spouse surely has its negatives; but I have met some of the most wonderful people and made the best of friends. Joel is out of town and I don't know what I would do without the support I have from friends who feel a lot like family. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart for everything.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

3 years

Thats right, three years of wedded bliss. I feel like so much has happened in those three years that it has to be more like five or six because we couldn't possibly squeeze everything into just three.  Joel graduated from flight school, we got married, moved to california, , bought our first house,went through our first deployment and had our first baby.I think of these three years, he has been home for half of that. This year Joel is of course not home (we are 1/3 on him being home for this day), but he made sure I knew he was thinking of me. He sent me pink chocolate covered strawberries, a huge teddy bear (that Andrew loves!) and red roses, but best of all he wrote the sweetest note to me. Marriage is not easy. My parents made it look easy, so I have had to readjust my expectation, not in a bad way, but in a we are getting to know each other and what we need way. We are a work in progress. We are not perfect, and of course have had our ups and downs. As my love said in his note to me, I too would do it all again. He is my protector and my confidant. I am so proud of his accomplishments. I hope my Andrew gets his brains because he is so smart. :) Mormons get married quickly, so I think we have to figure things out in the first few years of marriage, what most figure out in the first few years of dating but I wouldn't change a thing. He is the only one who will ever know everything about me, and I wouldn't trade that for anything.

So heres to many more years with you my love; I want to be in like with you forever.