Monday, August 31, 2009
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Monday, August 24, 2009
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Thursday, August 20, 2009
I want to kick stupid dog 3 houses down that barks at 5 am. Also thinking about rat traps. Suggestions?
First floor smells like bleach and lemon (strange combo), makes you dizzy if door is not open while scrubbing.
Mini pink vacuum works great for unwanted spiders....you can empty it when you get home.
Dog puke stinks and cat hairballs are no fun.
Want to come home yet?
Posted by KK at 12:34 AM
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Today was such a fun day.
Landon, Nikki and I all went out to lunch and to a movie. While waiting for the movie we went to the Old Mystic Village to feed the ducks then drove downtown to see all the sailboats on the waterfront.
It's times like today where I really love living on the East Coast. I've lived on this side for almost four years now. It's hard to think that we have moved so much in such a short time. I miss South Carolina and New York everyday, and I'm sure I will miss Connecticut once we leave. But today I loved everything about New England. The houses are amazing, the waterfront is to die for and the weather for the most part is nice. I feel so lucky to get to see and live in all of these amazing places. I never thought little ol' me from a little Island in Washington would be living two hours from NYC!
On to the movie. G Force wasn't nearly as bad as I expected it to be. It was good. We laughed a lot. It wasn't a kiddie movie but more of a family one. Landon loved it and watched the whole thing!
Now Lan is crashed on the couch because I have yet to pack him up two flights of stairs.
Off to bed we go.
Posted by KK at 11:58 PM
Sunday, August 16, 2009
I got to talk to my husband again! This time I got to talk to him more. We talked until almost 1 am last night and he called again at 7 this morning. My lack of sleep is killing me, but it was worth it. I miss him so much. We now have an idea on when he will be coming home and that makes things sooo much easier.
Landon was so excited to talk to his dad. He told him about everything we have been doing. It breaks my heart to see that little boy so sad. They are best friends and it's hard on both of them when they are apart.
I'm off to rest on the couch for a little bit.
I have so much I want to get done before my husband comes home. I just need the energy to do it.
Posted by KK at 10:43 AM
Saturday, August 15, 2009
After we went over to target and looked around. Our quest for shiny pants was unsuccessful. I did end up finding a few new books so that's always a plus.
Then we went to the movies. We saw The Time Travelers Wife. It wasn't bad but it wasn't amazing. I was really thinking that it was going to be great. A little disappointed, I must say. A friend and I are taking Landon to see G Force this week (he's been talking about it for days!) so I hope that one is good. I'm sick of going to the movies to see duds!
(Subject Quote from Jen Lancasters "Such a Pretty Fat". If you haven't read her books....go now and buy them!)
Friday, August 14, 2009
Head on over to Kellys blog to see who else is showing off their vacations!
My favorite Vacations.
My friend Stephanie and I flew out to Bahrain from NYC. It took us 13 hours to get to Dubai where we caught our next (1 hour) flight to Bahrain.
It was hot. REALLY hot. It was October but it felt like mid august in the South.
We got our bags and headed to the hotel. Once we got there we got settled and went to go eat. When we got back from eating we checked our e-mail to discover that the boys were already there! We waited all night. I got woke up by Justin banging on my door.
We spent the rest of the week exploring the Island.
Stephanie, Jimmy, Justin and I at the Tree Of Life.
The we looked over and saw a herd of Camels! We walked down and the guy was so nice. He let us pet and ride on them. They were sooo big! I loved it!
The Falls! Wow. I have seen falls before and even swam under a few back home in Washington. But I have never seen any like this. They were huge.....(well duh, Kim) and so loud. We went during the winter months so most of the falls still had ice all over them.
I would recommend the Niagara Falls to anyone! But I would go on the off season, check different packages and get the most for your money.
These are just 2 of the amazing places we have been in the past few years. Check the left side of my blog to see the whole list of places we have been since 2006!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
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Tuesday, August 11, 2009
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Sunday, August 9, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
I love giving Landon amazing Birthday parties. So I'm already planning his next one....that is in February. We are going to turn our garage into a circus! Here is the cake I plan on making. If anyone has any ideas on games and such let me know! I would love as much help as I can get.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Russian Subs Patrolling Off US Coast
WASHINGTON (Aug. 5) - Two nuclear-powered Russian attack submarines have been patrolling in international waters off the East Coast for several days, in activity reminiscent of the Cold War, defense officials said Tuesday.
In Moscow, a top Russian general says two nuclear-powered Russian attack submarines that have been spotted off the U.S. East Coast are part of regular patrols.
Anatoly Nogovitsyn, the deputy chief of staff of Russia's armed forces, said the patrols are not newsworthy. Nogovitsyn said Russia resumed the submarine patrols after restarting strategic bomber patrol flights in 2007
U.S. Northern Command would not comment on the Russian submarines' movement. But in a prepared statement, Northern Command spokesman Michael Kucharek acknowledged the patrols and said the U.S. has been monitoring the two submarines.
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Alexander Zemlianichenko, AP
Russian Gen. Anatoly Nogovitsyn, seen speaking to the media in Moscow on Wednesday, said the submarine patrols were "a normal thing."
Two senior U.S. officials, however, said the submarines had been patrolling several hundred miles off the coast and so far had done nothing to provoke U.S. military concerns. The officials provided details on condition of anonymity in order to discuss intelligence reports.
While the incident raises eyebrows, it did not trigger the more intense reaction by the U.S. military that Russia prompted when two of its bombers buzzed an American aircraft carrier in the western Pacific in February 2008. U.S. fighter planes intercepted the two Russian fighters, including one that flew directly over the USS Nimitz twice at an altitude of about 2,000 feet.
The event did not escalate beyond that, but it signaled a more aggressive military agenda by Moscow.
The latest incident, which was first reported by The New York Times, comes amid increased Russian military activity in the region, and as the Obama administration works to thaw tense relations with Moscow over plans for a missile defense system in Central Europe.
Just last week a senior Pentagon official said the administration is looking at options for the plan, which would install 10 interceptors in Poland and a radar system in the Czech Republic. Assistant Secretary of Defense Alexander Vershbow told Congress members that the Obama administration is looking at various configurations as part of its review of missile defense plans.
Russia, meanwhile, conducted naval exercises with Venezuela last year in the Caribbean and sent one of its warships through the Panama Canal for the first time since World War II. The exercises with Venezuela were the first deployment of Russian ships to the Western Hemisphere since the Cold War.
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Officials said they became aware of the most recent submarine activity off the East Coast early on through intelligence sources and were not notified by Moscow in advance of the patrols. They said the submarines have not crossed into U.S. waters, which extend 12 miles out into the ocean.
The statement issued by Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command said, "We have been monitoring them during transit and recognize the right of all nations to exercise freedom of navigation in international waters according to international law."
Please keep everyone in their prayers and pray for my husbands safe return as he is out in that water somewhere.
Posted by KK at 11:53 AM
Monday, August 3, 2009
I LOVE Jen Lancaster's books. I find myself laughing so hard when I'm reading them, and right now I need a good laugh. She says what I think. Last night I was reading in bed and I laughed so hard I woke Landon up. Really great book! Her first one is Bitter is the New Black and it was just as funny. I hope her next one is just as good.
Posted by KK at 1:08 AM
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Obnoxious neighbor with the barking dog(s),
I understand sometimes you need to put your dogs out early in the morning. I understand this because I to have a dog that likes to whine at 6 am so he can take his morning piss. BUT if you let your dogs bark for 2 hours at 5 am. One. More. Time. I swear I will either call animal control or I will walk my sorry ass over there and bang on your door until you bring them in.
Do you remember that we live in Military housing? That all our houses are connected? And that the master bedroom is on the backside of the house? Did you read your handbook when you moved in? You know, the one that says that you can't tether your dog outside and all noise should be kept to a minimum? No I don't think you did.
Next time my dog slips past me at the back door and mauls your barking dog (that is chained to your porch) I will not apologise. I will tell you to bring your dog in and it would never have happened.
The chick who likes to sleep in!
Posted by KK at 11:54 AM