Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Pinapple Upside down cake

Are you looking for a easy idea for a bake sale, something that looks like it is alot of work but is SOOOOOOOOOOOO easy to make. A couple of years ago I was doing alot of bake sales and one of the ladies always brought pineapple upside down cakes. I am not totally hooked. They are so easy. Buy a boxed pineapple upside down cake mix and a can of pineapple slices and then
1. melt butter and pour in pan
2. sprinkle brown sugar over the butter
3. layer pineapple slices in bottom of pan, some people put a cherry inside each pineapple but I always forget
4. mix the cake mix and pour over the pineapples
bake according to box, then flip it over and you have a beautiful yummy cake. One that never last long enough for a picture here.

Tempt my Tummy Tuesdays

Monday, August 30, 2010

Friend making Monday

This one is really fun because it let's you get to know me more. Here we go:
I like: to try out new things and carnivals on my blog
I don't like: when I am hateful to my husband or my children, they do not deserve my attitude
I dream of: fleas last night, as in bug bites all over me although it has been years since I have been bitten by a flea
I wonder: if I will ever get my act together and put God first in my life the way I know I should
I know: That I serve a risen saviour who is patient with me and there for me even when I neglect him
I went: to Polland to buy Polish pottery way more than I needed to
I have: a amazing husband who is a amazing father to our children
I think: I am the luckiest person in the world and sometimes forget that and forget to be grateful for it
I plan: to spend next weekend ALONE with my husband and talking for hours
I regret: The things I have said to people in the past that may have hurt them
I do: want to be better with school this year and make sure we get all of our goals done
I drink: more mountain dew than should be allowed
I wish: my husband could retire, we could have a small farm with lots of land and spend everyday together
I am: WAY over weight
I am not: anerexic any more
I need: to get my act together and take better care of my body
I hope: my husband does not deploy for a very long time and is home with us
I want: my children to grow up loving me and thinking I did the best I could with them
I always: hug my children and tell them I love them
I can: make bread and bake brownies and feed my family home cooked meals
I work: on my relationship with Christ daily
I cannot: let others come between me and my husband even though it would be more fun sometimes
I avoid: salads at all cost
I will: try this again next week, it is really fun

Mamarazzi Monday- zumba style

Mamarazzi Monday

Not Me Monday

Mckmama- Not Me Monday
Not me AGAIN, it is Monday AGAIN. Where is the time going. This week is a very weird week, let me explain.
It was not me who tried to convince my husband it was okay to leave early on his camping adventure with the kids, not me because I would never try to get a break from my kids.
It was not me who has cried almost everyday because I HATE being alone in the house for so long, not me because remember I tried to get them to leave early.
It was not me who went out Saturday morning and bought pizza and rented movies so I would not have to cook or clean all weekend. Not me because I should be saving my money for my trip.
It was not me who let my husband take the GPS with him, and even sounded confident about not needing it, not me because I totally can not get next door with out the GPS and am now totally freaking out about not having it.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sunday- getting to know you

1. If you accidently knick a car in a parking lot..Do you leave a note or do you get the heck out of there? speaking from a person who has a dent in the side of her van from someone who ran away I would totally leave a note.
2. Love your body or plastic surgery?
3. What about your favorite blog(s) continues to drive you back? the laughter, if they are real and if we have something in common. maybe they have children or they sew or cook
4. What percent of your blog is BS just to make your life seem more interesting than it really is? Oh my this is the funniest question ever. nope you get plain oh boring me the entire time
5. If you had to give up one type of meat for the rest of your life, what would it be? steak, I know it sounds silly but I so do not like steak 90% percent of the time
6. How often to you eat out? Is my husband reading this, if so then once a week. if it is between my loving blog readers and myself at least 3 times a week (or more)
7. Skinny jeans or boot cut jeans? boot cut, have you seen my body. in high school I invented the skinny jean and now I think I will start the fad of wearing scrubs around the house. HMMMMMMMM where can someone like me buy scrubs
8. If you caught your spouse cheating would you forgive, divorce, or plan your kill?
plan my kill. no really I pray that we would be able to work through it.

Getting to know YOU

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Black Bean Brownies

I can not believe I forgot to take a picture of this. I guess I was trying to be sneaky. Let me just say my son has not eaten a fruit or veggy in over 10 years so this was a BIG thing.
1 can black beans (rinse them, put back in the can and fill with water to coat beans, then put in mixer and puree them)
1 box brownie mix (no oil or egg or water)
mix together and bake according to the box
They must be good because each of my children ate four before I stopped them and even Michael asked if I would make them again.
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Mrs Happy Homemaker

What comes between you and your husband?

When my hero returned home last month I surprised everyone by not telling everyone he was coming home including my old children. So when the kids saw him there were hugs and kisses for what seemed like forever and then finally I got to do this.

While we waited for him to be released for the night I sent this picture out by twitter and facebook. A friend of mine left a comment that has made me think daily about our relationship. She said "There are soooo many things I love about this picture.....y'all are kissing and smiling at the same time.....this really belongs on the cover of a magazine!!! ......oh yeah I also like how y'all are belly to belly with the weapon......Hot! lol"
I bet you are thinking, okay what is making you think? She said you are belly to belly with the weapon. It has really made me think about how much that gun or the Army has been between us. Not only have I been thinking about the Army coming between us but what about all the other things that we let come between us. And all the walls I put up between us before a deployment that I have to struggle to let down. I let facebook come between us, friends, nights out with the girls, me time. What about laundry and the kids, I even let the things that are important come between us and it is wrong. I am determined to put my husband first more often.
So how can I put my husband first? Well I can make sure that I think about him when I make out the menu. My husband will eat anything that is put in front of him (except sweat potatoes) and yet I cook the same meals over and over. I can make a point of listening to him when he is talking about fixing the chain saw or what he wants for his boat. I can make a point of setting next to him in church instead of putting children between us. I can go fishing with him. To me that has to be the silliest thing in the world, why would I want to set on a dock with bugs flying around for no reason. The reason is because it is something that thrills my husband. How do you put your husband first on a daily basis? I would love to hear your ideas. Let's work on this together and show our husbands why they are important.
For now I am going to stay in a camper with my husband for the weekend. A camper with no dishwasher and no internet! But you know what it is worth it because we will be smooching and talking and planning our future and just enjoying the fact that we are together and ALONE.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Fill in the blank Friday

1. The most adventurous thing I've ever done is? When I was 17 I moved out, not only did I move out of my home I moved 9 hours from home
2. If I were a pair of shoes I would be? A pair of high heels, something I NEVER wear but wish I could. I think heels show power and confidence that I do not always show
3.. My preferred mode of digital communication is? talking on my cell, I do twitter and facebok but nothing beats hearing someone's voice
4. I feel happiest when? my family is together, I do not mean in the same house. I mean together doing something fun and getting along
5. A little dream I have for my life is? to be a better wife, to trust more (not my hubby he is totally trustworthy), to love more, to be me and not worry about what I should be
6. The one modern convenience I could NOT do without is? my IPHONE and not because it is a IPHONE because I am sure I do not use it like I should
7. Music, movies, TV or books: if I could only choose one to enjoy I would pick? Music, I can not go a day without my praise music, it is my life

I love these kind of questions, if you want to link up just head over to


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Mil Spouse fill in Friday

To join in on this fun and meet other mil spouses head over to Wife of a Sailor

1.What secret indulgence do you act on while your spouse is away? (from Devil Dog Darling)pedicures if I have a sitter and eating out more often
2.If you were a spice, what would you be? (from New Girl On Post) boring, let's see what is boring, ketchup. Heck if I know
3.Where do you go for support when your significant other is deployed? (from Texas Meets Washington) Other military wives. a few that I love and trust will not let me be in the dumps long
4.What is the oldest thing you own? (from A Troop’s Girl)my wedding dress, I have a major problem, I keep nothing, it is bad, I really have had to buy the same toys for each of my kids because as soon as they stop playing with them I get rid of them. It drives my hero batty
5.How did you vision your future pre-military? (from Daddy’s Duty)babies, babies and more babies. honestly about where it is now

Five Question Friday

Questions for Friday, August 26th: (Special thanks to Pam, Deanna, Sandy, Jill, and Julianne for their question suggestions! If YOU would like to be linked in a future 5QF, c'mon over to my community, and offer up your best question suggestions!)

1. How many pets do you have? One cat and one dog. Soon we will have a hamster or gerbil although my vote is for a guinea pig or rabbit

2. If you could switch places with anyone in the world for one day, who would it be? So may options but probably someone like Michelle Duggar, I think it would encourage me to speak kinder to my husband and children and I could learn a lot about how to run a home

3. What is your favorite money saving tip? Making my own laundry soap which you can learn about here

4. What do you want your kids to be when they grow up? Happy, content, saved, healthy, secure and safe. Now what do they want. One wants to be a Vet, one wants to be a policeman and work with the SPCA, one wants to be a mom with 10 kids and the other one changes daily

5. What is your favorite quote? Peas and Carrots, I remember the recruiter saying it to my husband a million times and I still do not understand it. But I know I need to be saying it more than I say Freakin
Really, when we lived in AL I made dinner for someone and he said "that is so good it makes me want to smack my mamma". I about died, I could not believe someone would say that

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I do not know these ladies but thought this was cute. I saw it on another blog and thought since this is our third week of school I could use the encouragement.

Captain crunch chicken tenders

I learned about this chicken strip recipe from My Little Life. Such a easy recipe. It is the basic chicken tender only instead of coating in bread crumbs you crush up a box of Captain Crunch and coat in it. My children are in love. They could not eat it fast enough. I thought it was a little too sweet but they loved it.
Tempt my Tummy Tuesdays

I really enjoy doing these carnivals because I find so many new fun carnivals. Let me take a minute to tell you about my blog. I am a homeschool mom of four children. My husband is a soldier who recently returned home from his seventh deployment. I have recently learned to sew but would love to learn more. I love to scrapbook and make cards but have not done either for over a year. I love baking and cooking. Although honestly my husband cooks dinner probably 60% of the time.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Not Me Monday

Not me Monday is a great way to get things off my chance.
Not me this week:
I did not get upset when the Dr made me take a pregnancy test because I knew it would show up negative.
Although the Dr made me take this test and it came out NEGATIVE I still did not buy a pack of 2 test and take them when my cycle was late. Not me because I know how much that bugs my husband and I would never do it.
My DR did not totally look at me like I was a alien last week when I told her I had not used birth control in 15 years. She also could not focus on anything after I said NO birth control. Not my doctor because surely this is normal
I did not wait four months to go to the DR for my foot only to leave feeling like a stupid person for coming.
The x-ray tech did not have me stand on the exam table with a broken lock on it. She then did not say “ooh, I forgot the lock was broken”. She knew I was there because I thought I broke my foot so why would she have me stand on a table with nothing to hold onto.

Okay this is my not me Mondays just as quick as my little fingers will type because I should be doing school with my children. WAIT, I would never blog instead of doing school with my children
Mckmama- Not Me Monday

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Mamarazzi Monday

Mamarazzi Monday My husband is off on block leave right now and one of his favorite things in the world is to go fishing. So my babies have been spending lots of time with dad fishing.

Military Monday

Military Mondays Family and Spouse Carnival at Army Wives' Lives
I think every week when I do this, I will introduce myself a little more. This week I will tell you more about our military life.
1. my hero is home on block leave right now and we are enjoying it
2. we have a budget and try to stick to it as best we can
3. my husband is eligble for his next promotion next September and I can not wait, who knows maybe we will be able to move
4. My husband is taking my children away for 6 days to stay at a camp ground and I am NOT going
About Army Wives-the show
I watched last night, cried like I always do. I will say I was thinking the General either died or became a POW but I did not think they would show him being rescued so quickly. I can not believe they did not really leave any cliff hangers. I am already looking forward to the new season. As soon as it was over I rolled over and snuggled with my husband and told him thank you for coming home. I know it is silly but I really do feel like this show is alot like the real army life.

Sunday- getting to know you

The Q's.

1. If you could host a Reality TV show, which one would it be? Wife swap, I have so many opinions for that show
2. Do you put your seatbelt on before or after you start the car? after, I want the AC going as quickly as possible
3. Shave or hair removal cream? shave, although I have done the cream before
4. What's your favorite feature in a house? space, can we move around and enjoy being together.
5. What is your favorite "Fall" scent? pumpkin
6. What tv show are you looking forward to seeing the most this Fall? Is army wives on again this summer,
7. Personal Shopper or Personal Chef? oh this is a hard one, how about personal maid so I have more time to shop and cook
8. What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of "Fall"? pumpkins, pumpkin pie, pumpkin syrup, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pancakes

Getting to know YOU

Friday, August 20, 2010

Mil Spouse fill in Friday

1. If you could be a fugitive from the law for whatever reason, what would your crime be? (from It’s a Hooah Life)As in what have I done wrong, it would be speeding. As in what I would want to do wrong, it would be to deal with a few people from my past

2. How long do you think you will be a military family? (from Julie the Army Wife)
maybe another 6 years, could be another 13 years. honestly as a W1 he could stay in until he is 60

3. What’s your favorite recipe? (from Keep Calm and Soldier On)
no bake cookies are my favorite, but I have a ton on my blog

4. What would you want your last five words to be when you leave this life? (from My Goal is Simple)
Love God with your heart

5. Where do you hope to retire? (from Pennies from Heaven)? This is hard, we have no idea where we want to retire. We both know we do not want to move back home

5 Question Friday

1. Do you have any nicknames and if so how did it come about? when I was 12 I started babysitting a 4 month old and 4 year old, a year later they had another baby girl who called me goo goo. until this day they still call me goo goo and I would not change it for anything. I love my three babies (okay grown up children) as much as I do my own

2. What is your birth order amongst your siblings? I am the oldest. I had a brother who passed away 13 years ago. I have a sister somewhere but sadly I have no contact with her

3. In a movie of your life, who would play your significant other? I have no idea, maybe Kirk Cameron since he did so great in fireproof

4. What is currently your favorite song? Oh man, I do not know the name but Praise him in the storm

5. Are you saving your money for anything right now? Big or small purchase? no not really, trying to get out of debt. We are trying not to spend any money so we can do more while we my husband is on leave the next month


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My Day at the Doctor

I guess I should give you a little background. Every time my hero goes away I get hurt. Normally I do not tell many people. A couple of weeks after he left we had a crazy busy morning. I ended up spending over 2 hours at the AT&T store with four children. We stopped at Walgreens on the way home. I have a rule that my kids can have soda on Friday night (if they remember). This day I gave in and said yes you can a soda. So of course they chose the biggest soda they could find. Anyways as Hope was putting hers on the counter she missed and instead of setting it on the counter she dropped it on the top of my foot. I honestly could not breathe. I made it home but do not know how. I soaked it in Epson salt for days, iced it, and elevated it. A week later it felt better but not great. For the last four months it has hurt off and on. Over the last month it has burned. The entire top of my foot burns like crazy.
So after four months I decided I was going to the dr. I get there and they take my vitals and of course my temp was 98 (which sucks because it has been 96 for the last 6 months and I wanted her to realize this). So I go into see the dr and this was the conversation
DR-tell me what is going on
Me- well my daughter……. And it ……
Dr- Are you on any medicine
Dr- what birth control do you use?
Dr- how many kids do you have?
Me- four
Dr- what birth control do you use?
Me- none (I think her head was beginning to spin)
Dr- Okay well we have to do a pregnancy test
Me- okay but it will be negative. It always is (boo hoo) are you doing blood or urine
DR- blood
Me- with tears because I am never honest with the DR, okay well if you are checking that can you run this test and this test because well I never get pregnant and I am tired all the time, I have these crazy weird pains, I lost 12 pounds the week my husband came home without changing my diet, and a bunch of other things. I asked her to do a test for Hashimoto's
Dr- oh yeah we need to do blood work. I cannot check you for Hashimoto's unless your regular thyroid comes back weird.
Me- okay what about my foot?
Dr- we cannot do anything until we have a negative pregnancy test
Me- leaving for lab
So I go to the lab and have blood work done and head back to the doctor’s office. A few minutes later they come out and tell me to head to X-ray. I assume that means I am not pregnant. So I head to X-ray and she asks if I am pregnant. I felt like screaming NO I AM NOT PREGNANT AND I AM NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT SO STOP BUGGING ME.
Okay now this is where it gets comical. The lady who signed me in is the only person there so she does the X-Ray. She takes a bunch and then says okay I need you to stand up on the table.
She said I need you to stand up on the table. So I climb up on the table (in my skirt) and stand there while she takes the picture. There is nothing to hold onto or even grab if I start to fall. She then says okay you can get down and I wanted to scream:
So as I try to climb down the table starts moving like a surf board. She said OH, I forgot the lock is broke. So she comes over and sets on the table.
So I head back to the Dr Office (all in the same building). It is now 4:15 and they close at 4:30. At 4:28 the DR calls me in and says my foot is not broken, that I have deep tissue bruising. So I asked how I treat that. Here is our conversation
Me-so how do I treat that?
DR- rests, stay off of it, ice it, wear good shoes, and take ibuprofen (3- 800 mil a day)
Me- how long before it is better
DR- a long time
Me- so like 3-6 months
DR- no, like 3 weeks
Me- it has been 4 MONTHS
DR- looks at the X-Ray again and then says well it is not broken it will just take a while.
Me- okay they said part of my blood work was back
DR- your normal stuff looks good; all your counts look good. Your blood sugar was 87 which is great
Me- I drank a 20 ounce mountain dew within a hour of the test does that affect it
DR- no it is good
Me- okay thanks
So I left feeling like I had just wasted the last 3 hours of my life. I am going to take half the ibuprofen and wait two weeks and if it still burns like this then I am going back. Maybe by then the rest of my blood work will be done. They do not call you unless something is wrong.
What is your thought? I think her brain shut down as soon as I said I do not use birth control.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Not Me Monday

Thank you Mckmama for hosting this because man oh man do I always need to vent, confess. It is one in the same right.
First of all it is not my blog that is acting funky and is not centered. My blog knows that I won this layout and paid extra for several things so it would not be acting up 6 months later. It is my blog readers who will surely explain what is wrong to me.
It is not me who is too lazy to go back and see if I have written these because of course I spend hours editing my post.
It is not my 10 year old who has been using scissors to cut the hair on her legs. It is not my 7 year old who kept this secret.
It is not me who hurt her foot 4 months ago and never went to the doctor. It is not me who finally called to get a appointment today and had to be embarrassed that it took 4 months to make one.
It was not my bra that squeaked one day, I mean every time I would move my arms it would start squeaking.
It was not my children who completely took advantage of daddy his first week he was home. It was not my children who realized dad had not checked in and destroyed the house when mom went out for the day. Or my children who ate chocolate cake for breakfast because they knew dad was not paying attention.
It was not a local radio station who encouraged us to buy school supplies and then were not there when I brought them back to give them to them.
It was not my husbands unit who forgot to meet him at his welcome home ceremony or even have someone meet him to turn in his weapon.
It was not my husbands unit who did not give him 10% of his mail while he was returned and then just shipped it back to the states. He will get it evidently.
My four year old did not tell me her dad was red to the brain or that he was ticked off, because she never hears the words "ticked off" in my house.
It was not my scale that said I lost THIRTY did you read that 30 pounds in 24 hours. How dare it mess with my brain that way.
It was not my husband who interrupted my bath, you know the only bath I have taken in 5 years.
It was not my husband who let my son dig in the neighbors trash so that he could get a game.
Mckmama- Not Me Mondaye a great day ladies.

Military Monday

Military Mondays Family and Spouse Carnival at Army Wives' Lives
5 more things you do not know about our military life
1. Three of my four children were born at Fort Campbell, two in the same room.
2. My husband came home from Iraq 3 years ago with PTSD, he is a changed man. I am so glad that we lived (or are living) through that
3. My husband was in the reserves for 2 years before he went Active
4. After 16 years in the Army I still can not rememer rank
5. I really do not care about protocol, if you are my friend you are my friend. I do not caree about rank. Yeah, yeah I know I would not have one of my husbands soldiers over while he was home.
And in case you did not know my husband has been home 11 days from his seventh deployment.

Our Worldwide classroom

The question this week is How Do you spend your time online? Honestly it is not for homeschool stuff. At least once a day I am printing out some worksheet. But we use BJU press hard drive program and so really they send you everything you would need.
So how do I spend my time on line. I love to blog and read other blogs. This may make me look bad but while I set at the table with the children doing school I play farmtown while the kids do seat work.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Getting to know me

1. What kind of athlete has the hottest body? my husband as a football player. I have to tell you something funny, when he played football I could tell him from all the other guys because he was the only one who refused to shave his legs. I loved his hairy legs
2. Are you a planner or a procrastinator? I love to plan and organize things. If I am working on a project than I am a planner but as far as putting away laundry I totally am a procrastinator
3. Diet or regular (soda)? Regular, no if ands or buts about it. My husband tried to convince me if I drank diet for 2 weeks I would never go back and guess what he was WRONG
4. What's your one "must have" for Fall? pumpkins, I am already craving them. pumpkin pie, pumpkin pies, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin in the freezer
5. What's your favorite fast food restaurant? chick fil a or KFC
6. What do you think is the sexiest profession for a guy? oh man a military man all the way, I do miss the black boots they shined. I love the way they look in there uniform
7. Did you wear braces? no, and if you have ever read my blog you know I am constantly begging someone to pay for me to get braces.
8. Would you rather have a guy that's super sexy or kind? kind, just so you know those muscles sag when you get old. funny story. my dad had a naked woman tatoo on his arm well he got sick one day and was in a coma (not funny and scarry). anyways he had a naked woman on his arm and his muscles were not big muscles anymore and guess what HER YOU KNOW WHAT SAGGED, HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Getting to know YOU

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Letters to my Hero

To my readers,
Did that throw you for a loop? Can I tell you how weird it is to not say Dear Rob? My hero actually told me he misses my daily letters to him so maybe they will come back. Okay I have a few minutes so what about right now.
Dear Rob,
Hello babe, it is so nice to have you home. You have been home for 10 days now. I know things have been interesting.
First let me apologize for last weekend. What was I thinking leaving you for seven hours with four children? I guess I should have realized you had not had the time to really check in with the kids. Thank you for being so patient with me.
We have been so busy doing things this week that we have not had time to really set and talk. Honey, I cannot tell you how much it meant to me to set on the porch and talk to you. I really plan on trying to make this a priority.
Things feel normal right now, you and Michael are off fishing and the girls and I are relaxing around the house. I hope you found a great place to fish and you guys are having fun. Thanks for remembering the sun block by the way.
I am sorry I was so short with you about the chocolate cake. It really was silly. I really was mad that the kids would take advantage of you and do things they know better than to do.
Rob my heart is breaking that our weekend getaway fell through. I know you are as disappointed as I am. Can I tell you that I respect you for standing up for what is right for our children even though it means you lose out on a weekend away. I support your decision.
It feels so good to have you in bed next to me at night, or setting next to me at church or driving me around.
Thank you for driving us to Chapel Hill for Grace to see the GI doctor.
I love you babe, I just wanted to take a minute to say welcome home!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Mil Spouse fill in Friday

1. What is ONE thing you’d like civilians to understand about being a military family? That my husband being deployed is not as easy as your husband going away on business for a week. My husband is in harms way, that I do not hear from him for days at a time, he is not staying in some fancy hotel with room service he is in WAR and it is stressful on both parts

2. What is your favorite mistake? When we lived in Germany I volunteered 40 hours a week, not worked volunteered. While I loved doing it and would not change it. I do regrett that I put my son on the back burned when he was so young.

3. What indulgence could you give up for a year? scrapbooking, Shoot I am almost there. I love it and love the finished products but without friends around to scrapbook with it is not the same

4. If you could be a winged animal, what would you be? a parakeet, because they have them in Iraq and maybe I could be snuck into Iraq without notice and still see my husband when he is deployed.

5. What is one question you’d like to see asked in a future MFF? How do you spend your deployment money, do you save, pay off bills or enjoy the extra money while it is there to buy the things you do not normally have

5 things you may want to know about my blog
1. I do not spend hours looking for grammatical errors
2. I homeschool four children and enjoy it all the time (well except when we are behind or they are not listening or life is just not perfect)
3. I love to cook and bake, so does my husband and he cooks dinner probably 75% of the time
4. My husband is a Warrant Officer in the Army and has been in 16 years.
5. I love to organize and straighten and scrapbook and sew and blog.
okay one more. If you leave me a comment I am coming back to check out your blog and say hi

5 Question Friday

Questions for Friday, August 13th: (Special thanks to Pam, Deanna, Julianne, Jill, and Rene for their question suggestions! If YOU would like to be linked in a future 5QF, c'mon over to my community and offer up your best question suggestions!)

1. Have you ever visited another country? I did not visit but I lived in Germany for 3 amazing, wonderful, beautiful years. I loved it, I loved the shopping, the people, the beauty of it. In the town we lived in the police officers did not even carry guns.

2. Where is the strangest place you have ever been? downtown Washington DC. SH do not tell my teachers that we went father into DC then we were supose to on our school trip. Actually I would say the unit my husband is in now is the strangest unit we have ever been in.

3. What is your favorite season? fall, cool but not cold. beautiful. Bonfires and smores, cool walks in the evening. Playing outside for hours. Back to school stuff

4. What one song will always cheer you up? Praise you in the storm

5. What Disney character do you resemble most? Winnie the Pooh, I too have a addiction and can not go a day without it. Shoot, I can not go 12 hours without it

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Life is Good

I recieved this award from My Camo Colored Life First let me say her blog name is the coolest ever. So how do you pick someone to give a award to. I would like to say all my readers deserve a award. If you are willing to keep a blog going you deserve a award. But atlas that is not the rules. The rules (and you know I am a rule follower).
So this award is going to:
Julie the Army Wife (maybe she will teach me how to attach yellow ribbons to my pictures)
Army wife, Army mom, Army strong, Family strong (because she went with me to my favorite scrapbook store)
Sand Mountain Girl- (can I just tell you her husband has only been in a couple of years and he has already been to Korea without her and is now deployed again)
IT's Twinsanity- because the title of her last post was Welcome to suck town
Day to Day life of a Army Wife because her husband is away at Ranger school and I am sure they could use the encouragement

Pour your heart out

I have so much to pour my heart out about. First I am wondering why a month ago I had 500 visitors a day and now I am down to 300. I think I have become boring. So tell me what can I do to encourage you to come back and visit me.
I also have a heart to tell you that my husband is home and we are loving it. Not to say that we are without issues because we are. My children totally took advantage of dad because they knew he had not checked back in. At first this caused major arguments. Like hubby why would you let them eat chocolate cake for breakfast or why did you let them destroy the house while I was at a meeting. Then it dawned on me. This is not about my husband this is about my wonderful blessings who totally knew dad was tired and would not catch on that they were destroying the house. Oh and the chocolate cake. Who knows what that is about.

Wordless Wednesday-Life now that dad is home

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