Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Kids watching Daddy play a video game

Crazy Daughter helping Big Guy put together an Indiana Jones Lego's set I got him

Little Man and big Guy watching TV

Okay, I've finally gotten some time to write, we've been busy running around, cleaning, moving furniture, and just being a family. He's fixed his car already, it runs now, so he's able to drive his own car. He's been fixing things around the house, little things that I couldn't get to stay on (like the panel on the bottom of the stove to stay on) and the bathroom shower fixture that was threatening to break. You know stupid things that I was to busy with other things to bother with.

And he's back to work, well half days doing all sorts of family reintegration classes and medical screenings.

Things have been going really well for him and I. Computer time has lessened for the both of us, and he's really being patient with the kids and spending quality time with them. They of course have him wrapped around their finger. We were at T@rget last night and the kids saw a Thom@s the Train bed set and a Princess sheet set, and of course they got all happy. I just turned to walk away, of course I've dealt with their wants before. But he happily went over and got them their new toys. I don't mind though, it brought a smile to his face.

So for now, that's about it, thanks for all the support, things are going really well. We have our vacation to New York City all planned out and I'm sooooo excited about it. :)

Friday, April 11, 2008

He's Home

He got home 3:30 AM Friday morning, he caught a ride with a friend so we wouldn't have to wake the kids so early.

And today he's started fixing things, things that have been lying undone for awhile now. lol Didn't take him all that long really. But more importantly he got his Jeep running, so now we are no longer relying on just my car.

But tonight we have a military group meeting at church, and Big Guy is taking Crazy Daughter bowling, that's all she can talk about right now.

Thanks for all the good wishes, I'll write more later, when I can.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

5 PM on Saturday night, stomach flu. Oh the fun
And on other news, ok, so not wordless wednesday, I'm still waiting for work from Rear-Detachment about news of my husband. I know for a fact he's in Kuawaitt and is/was supposed to flying out today, but I've heard nothing. And I'm a bit frustrated, our frg has told us next to nothing, all the information I've gotten has been from Big Guy. So supposedly I'm supposed to pick him up tomorrow, but couldn't tell you when, he said he'd be okay to walk hom, "It's not that far from the hill to home", and I guess in combat terms, a mile really isn't that far to walk.
But soon, just a bit frustrated and anxious.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

No Energy

Well the day is almost over, it's 9:30 PM, one kid is asleep and I am praying the other will soon be. And I'm sitting here, in front of the computer feeling like a deflated balloon. Parenting my kids this week has been difficult at best and then the times like these, when Crazy Daughter is constantly getting up and out of bed, I feel like I'm going to drive myself to the hospital's psyche ward.

And to top it all off, my vacuum cleaner won't suck anymore. I'm trying to clean the house for Big Guy to come home to, and I can't vacuum up the dirt. At some point you just have to curl up in a ball and laugh. At least dirt is better than sand right. Sigh.

But other than the cleaning, I believe we are ready to have him home, I bought some Mt. Dew (the unofficial drink of the Army), chips, salsa, and a myrraid of other assorted food items that I don't normally eat. In fact, I haven't bought soda since he left, over a year ago.

But I'm trying to stay busy, to keep my mind preoccupied on other things. Tomorrow night our church is having a dinner and singing group. It probably won't be my cup of tea singing wise, but there will be plenty of hands there to hold my kids, and I won't have to cook dinner, that is always a plus.

And so, here's a picture of me and the kids, a friend just got some new camera equipment so I was volunteered to be her test subject. If only my daughter would have cooperated.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Random Things

Not much happening here this week. And in all honesty, I'm just trying to stay sane and not let the kids get on my nerves. It's an incrediably short time till my husband comes home, Can't say just when, but soon.

And the saddest news of all, on March 29th, when the guys should have been at the FOB packing up, their Comander sent Alpha company out on patrol. Two guys were killed in action and two were critically injured. It makes me incrediably sad and honestly upset that this far into things, our men were killed. Their replacements are there, yet ...

So for now, my emotions are running the gammet, I'm scared, terrified, hopful, longing and just wish this deployment would be over.

And other randomness...

You Are Fairly Normal
You scored 70% normal on this quiz

Like most people you are normal in some ways...
But you aren't a completely normal person. You're a little weird too!

Why You Are Normal:

You eat the frosting first

You prefer a good meal to a good nap

You find the Macarena to be the more embarrassing dance

You prefer fiction to non fiction

You would rather be pale than tan

Why You Aren't Normal:

If given the choice, you would choose to have more time over more money

You would not eat meat from a cloned animal

You rather screw someone over than be screwed over

You are no longer with your first love

You prefer flat potato chips.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

When yogurt is used as a hair gel

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Spring Break

Ally with her bear family
Ally taking Little Man's picture

Spring Break is over, well it will be on Monday when all the kids have to head back to their respective schools. Even though my kids are not in school quite yet, we've been affected, all, well most of our activities have been cancelled this week. No play group, no PWOC on Tuesday morning, and no Awana on Wednesday nights, it's been a bit disruptive, our schedule has been off. But come Monday, things will be back to normal.

I remember back when I was younger, Spring Break held such wonder and excitement for me. I always prayed that it would be sunny and warm enough so I could wear shorts and try to tan my pale white legs. But as growing up in Michigan goes, it never did, it was always cool, and no spring.

And I never went to one of those wild spring break places, I'm glad since they seem to be all about drinking and partying. But in college I was always working, never had the time or the money for that matter to enjoy the week off.

So this week we spent quite a bit of our time outdoors, it was sunny, though a bit windy (living on the plains will do that). I've gotten to know some of my neighbors, yes I've lived here two years and don't know my neighbors all that well. I find it difficult to make friends.

But, let me just be honest, there is a whole lot of gossip going on amongst neighbors. And I'm not all that comfortable with it, I don't really want to know who is pregnant while their husband is away or who's having soldiers spend the night while their husband is deployed. So maybe this is why it took me so long to get out.


Crazy Daughter is sleeping so much better, though she's beginning to notice the crushed up Melatonin, I've told her it's sugar. Smart girl. So I am praying that this keeps up and I won't have to fight with her again.

Little Man is now not wanting my bed, he wakes up in the middle of the night, still not understanding that he can walk to my room and want to lay back down in his own bed. Though I still need to be in there until he falls asleep. But what an improvement two days can make.

Thanks for all your help and your comments.