Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Looking for design help....

I am needing to have a logo created.. any mil spouse bloggers out there that can create a logo or know of one who can... Let me know  :)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday Blog Hops!

I love blog hops and today i have found several! Check em out...

Monday Meal Planning...Kinda...

Last week we were out of town most of the week with the hubs so I haven’t been able to find time to blog but will get back in the swing this week!  To start this week I am attempting to meal plan, well kinda… I made a plan, went shopping accordingly and then I started wondering how am I going to stick to this? Im prego and my mood often changes so instead of making a daily menu I just decided to make a list of meals/snacks etc and can cross them off as I go! 
I did write out things for each day and built my list according to that but there is just no way I can be rigid enough to say okay I have to have this today! Haha! Im a flexible kinda gal!  Not to mention I’m pretty much just cooking for myself and the Monkey.  I don’t have anyone saying whats for dinner etc.
I do think planning helped with spending though! I seemed to spend less bc I had specific things on the list and wasn’t just blindly shopping and getting things here and there and then getting home only to find out I had a bunch of random crap and nothing to make a solid meal!
Here are the things I am going to make this week…
Hamburger Wraps and Tomato Salad
Hawaiian Luau Chicken and Veggies
Taco Salad
Chipolte Chicken with Mushroom rice and green beans
Tomato Basil Chicken and veggies over wheat rotini
Grilled Chicken Salad

For breakfast I generally eat eggs and turkey bacon some times eggs with spinach sometimes with onions and mushrooms just depends on the mood.
For snacks I got grapes, oranges, triscuits & Veggies with homemade ranch!

Being Prego I tend to just want to sit down and eat a bag of chips to wash all the stresses and worries away but I did not buy any chips and will not!  It would be different if I could just eat a few but inevitably I end up eating the whole back in one day! So i said no to junk like chips!

Later this week I will update you on our lake extravaganza (which didnt go very well) miss thang turning 4 months old! Current Crafts and saying good bye to the hubs :(  Have an awesome monday!!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

2 year anniversary!

Today is our 2 year anniversary!  And what a perfect present, getting to have my hubs home for a few days before our year apart officially begins!
Cheezin in our new truck! This is why i love trucks! I can sit close!!!!

It’s completely crazy that here we are, happily married for 2 years and we not only have 2 babies but one on the way as well!  Haha!

Not too much to say today, so I can spend as much time as possible with the hubs, except happy anniversary to the most amazing hubs ever! If you would have asked me 2 years ago where we’d be today I would have never guessed we’d soon be a family of 5!  I absolutely love our beautiful family and am so thankful that God blessed me with such an incredible husband, best friend, lover, father for my children and sooooo much more! 
I love you baby and cant wait for the next 2 years and the lifetime ahead of us! 

Monday, March 21, 2011

So busy being productive I forgot!

Today was a productive day and I realized that I get so much more accomplished if I make a list of all I need to do!   I finally got some of our family pics printed and got frames and hung them! 

With the hubs coming home soon for a 5 day leave, after being gone for a month, before he actually starts his year long deployment I had TONS to do!  We just moved into our house about 2 weeks before he left and up till today I still had a few unpacked boxes, laundry I hadn’t caught up on, and a little bit of ciaos in each room so I wanted to get on it so he didn’t come home and wonder what I did all month! Haha  Ive come to realize that men really don’t understand how much it takes to take care of kids all day and some days not much gets done except loving and caring for babies!

I was so busy being productive that at 140 my phone reminder popped up saying Miss Thang had a dr apt in 10 mins! OMG! I frantically started to rush, got the kids to the car in about 6 minutes and then realized I forgot stuff, monkey was mad bc it was his nap time and it just wasn’t going to work so I called to reschedule!  Oops!
I have been seeing a lot of different blogs about meal planning and I think I might give it a try???  Lately I haven’t even made a list and ended up spending more money than necessary, and having a lot of crap that I don’t need! This week we are going to be at the lake but I plan on trying that for next week!  We will see how it goes!

Gotta go finish being productive before I hit the hay… And if I didn’t mention it before.. I am SOO Excited to see the hubs this week!!!  Its been a pretty quick month!  I hope and pray the next 12 months go just as fast and even faster! 

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Pregnancy, Gossip and Gods Plan

I still absolutely cannot believe that we are expecting baby #3!  Not to mention that baby #3 will be here even before #1 turns 2! I have pretty much been pregnant most of the last 3 years. haha!

I seriously love my obgyn and her nurses! They are so wonderful and sweet and well they have grown to know me very well since they have seen me every month since March of 09! I was very sad when I got word that they were moving to the other side of the city but I decided to follow them anyway! I called to make my first appointment right after we found out we were expecting and a few days later I got a phone call… it was my favorite nurse Terry! She said is this who I think it is?! Are you really pregnant again???!!! LOL She said she saw my name and was like NO WAY haha!  Love them!

Luckily I haven’t been sick at all but I have been seriously LAZY!  I want to just sit on the couch with a bag of chips and some dr pepper and I have got to make myself get out of the funk.  I am excited about expecting another baby but I really planned on using this deployment year to get in shape and loose lots of weight and instead im just gonna be gaining!   I know I just need to rework my goals and still keep focused on being healthy and not gaining too much weight!  I have to keep the chips out of the house and the dr pepper and I will be fine.

I tend to think that comfort food will make it all better when in turn its like any other bad thing it only provides temporary pleasure in exchange for yucky consequences! 

I have already heard that I am once again becoming the subject of tons of gossip!  Why are people so juvenile? Do they just want to relive Junior High?  As if having another baby is just the most unbelievable thing ever?  Ive heard it asked if we don’t have self control  and what were we thinking etc… Well let me say this…  We are very happily married and enjoy a very healthy sex life.  Ive been told more so than the average couple… and that’s okay!  Its more than ok! God created sex and he also said be fruitful and multiply! Haha!!  And yes we don’t use birth control! I didn’t want the weight gain and the moodiness that goes along with it and condoms are yuck! If you use them successfully more power to you but I don’t like plastic sex!  If you have a problem with it and are worried and wondering how we are going to do it.. so kindly worry about your own business and let me worry about mine  J  Totally not trying to be rude and I fully expect the looks, stares and sighs of disbelief but it bothers me when so called friends/Christians are out running their mouths and being ridiculous. It is what it is and theres nothing to do about it except have a baby and raise it in a happy godly home!
I firmly believe that God is the creator of life and he has a plan for this child that required he/she to be born at this time!
Psalms 139:13 & 16
“For you, God, created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mothers womb.
Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be!

I really didnt intend on going on a rant and wanted to have a happy blog but I just felt the need to set a few people straight! lol

This upcoming week is going to be a little crazy and im not sure how much i will get to blog for the rest of the month but I will work on happy blogs for April! 

Friday, March 18, 2011

A WONDERFUL St Pattys day!

I got to see the hubs today!!!  Right now his training is about 2 ½ hours away and today is his birthday and since we now have a reliable vehicle again (ours bit the dirt last Friday) I packed up the kids and took the 340 mile round trip and spent some much needed time with daddy!!!  His sergeants were kind enough to let him sign out for the eve and spend time with us! It was wonderful!!!

Today (St. Patricks Day) is such a special day for us!  Not only is it the hubs bday but it was on this day 2 years ago that we found out we were expecting the monkey!  Looking back to what was one of the scariest days of my life, I am amazed on how far God has taken us!  Our monkey is such a blessing!  We had a very rough pregnancy, was in the hospital ER 3 times in the first trimester with bleeding that they called a ‘threatened miscarriage’ and a little less than 8 months later our beautiful baby boy was born!  He is such a blessing!!!

Speaking of the monkey, this past week he turned 16 months old!!!
I don’t even know how much he weighs or how tall he is now! Haha! Its been a CRAZY Week!  I will find out tomorrow!

He is a talking machine! On top of saying mama, dada, papa, dapa (diaper) nono, nana (banana), bebo (peek a boo) bubu (bye bye), Dog & Ball he can now say Sandy, jacket and says zhau zhau when calling his sister!

He learned to climb steps (never had any before so hes just now learning)
He started trying to snuggle sister! He literally lays on her and squishes her and im always so worried hes gonna hurt her! 

He is so much fun and soo sweet and cute and even though he peed all over me yesterday when I was fixing to put him in the bath and even though he literally poops at least 4 stinking times a day, he is absolutely the best and I love every single second I get to spend with him!  Though im not gonna lie.. I live for naps too! Haha

That’s just a quick update on things.. have  a lot to catch up on for the past 2 weeks but will get back into the swing of things in the next few days!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

100th Post and Craftiness takes over

Wow I just realized this is my 100th post! I feel like i should do something special but i dont know what that should be?!  
Thank you for reading and following my blog! I look forward to growing and adding during the next 100 posts!!!

Last night I had a wave of craftiness!  My mom bought the kids some new shoes and I sat there staring at the boxes wondering what I could come up with and this is it… 

This is a little storage box for Miss Thangs room with left over material we had from her room decor!   

I love making these little cloth rosettes! Lots of fun!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Wipe case with Ribbon Rosettes!

This is my 2nd attempt at a wipe case and 1st at little flowers made out of ribbon! Next time I will post a tutorial!

She is hosting a linky party and i love to see all the crafty people!  I hope to be that crafty some day soon!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

A great day and a little rant to top it off!

I have to get something off my chest but first let me tell you about my great day and how our new routines are working great for us!!!
Today was a great day!  We went to the Zoo with a great friend and her super cute lil girl and guess what… I was not only on time but I was 10 mins EARLY!!!!  I am so proud of myself! Haha! 

Last night before bed I set out the kids clothes and packed the diaper bag!  I also decided to start straightening the house after the kidos are down before I go to bed! Both kids were asleep before 9 and I had the dishwasher loaded, the house and bathroom and all picked up and vacuumed the house by 945! (except the bedrooms of course) I love waking up to a clean house!!!  It makes everything so much easier.  This morning we woke up, I made scrambled eggs and gave both kids baths and while they were napping I got ready!  I love how smoothly the day goes when you create a little bit of routine!  I know it wont always be perfect but today was great! 
Tonight I made a yummy dinner for me and the monkey! Spinach, chicken alfredo over wheat rotini! It was mmm good, then we watched AI and played with the kidos! Got to talk to the hubs for about 3o mins and I was so very excited!

Now a little rant for the day.  So two things are bothering the tar out of me so I’m gonna get on my soap box just a little bit!

First, today I received the most ridiculous and preposterous text forward from several people and the words of it really ticked me off!  (first let me say if you are one of the people who sent it to me and you happen to read this blog, this isn’t a rant at you it’s a rant at the ridiculousness of what was portrayed that im ranting about – if you want to get mad at me don’t this isn’t a shot at you but my right to get it off my chest, read my disclaimer to the right)
The text forward was too long and ridiculous to go into all the stupid details but the jest of it was one of those stupid forward this to so many people so something good can happen to you at a certain time.  What super ticked me off about it was at the end it said if you don’t forward to 10 people you are choosing Satan over Jesus! WHAT THE CRAP!  First off God doesn’t operate on a conditional basis.  We cant buy or earn his love, his miracles, his goodness or his mercy! They are a free gift to believers!  I cant give an extra offering (a whole nother subject) and receive a healing and forwarding a stupid text message aka JUNK MAIL isn’t going make anything good happen to me!  My God is bigger than that and to choose to forward crap that says if you don’t you choose Satan over Jesus.. is simply preposterous and to top it off UN-Biblical!  If you want to take part in stupid forwards and chain letters and think they bring you luck or miracles or money or love or whatever, have at it but do NOT tell me if I choose not to participate that I am not choosing Jesus!  I choose Jesus when I choose to believe in him and the creator of this text forward chain letter message is an IDIOT plain and simple.  Manipulation is not the way to win people to Jesus and its flat out wrong! 

I know that’s a crazy rant but really it pissed me off beyond belief.  It still blows my mind!
My second little rant is about my Facebook and blog.  I have had several people go to my mom and tell her that she needs to tell me to be careful and watch what I say because I give out too much information over Facebook and my blog etc… Thank you for your concern, BUT, first off my Facebook is set to private.  I know each and every one of my friends.  They are family or people I actually know and talk to often.  I do not have anyone on my Facebook that I do not personally know.  I don’t even accept friend requests from old friends if I don’t know that they are safe or if I don’t have any need to talk to them just for the sake of having extra friends.  Also nowhere on my profile is my address, phone number or location listed.  So even if someone hacked in they couldn’t get my personal info.  I don’t have my address or location on my blog or my email and on  my blog I don’t even have my last name.  So thank you for your concern I really do appreciate it but quit running to my mommy like I’m 13 and just talk to me if you have a problem.  Also 99% of the time I don’t even post where I’m going until I have already been there.  Oh I love drama!  Nothing like it! Haha

Thanks for letting me rant! I promise my rants are few and far between but I was just too steamed today to just let it go!