Sunday, October 31, 2010

What I'm Lovin' in October!

Music! Playlist for the month!

1. Stuttering by Fefe Dobson
2. Numba 1 (Tide Is High) by Kardinal Offishall
3. Check It by Out & Nicki Minaj
4. We R Who We R by Ke$ha 
5. Raise Your Glass by P!nk
6. Sweet Disposition by The Temper Trap 
7. Right Thru Me by Nicki Minaj
8. Like a G6 (feat. Cataracs & Dev) by Far East Movement
9. What's Wrong With Them by Lil Wayne & Nicki Minaj
10. Strip Me by Natasha Bedingfield

Books! What I'm reading next...I think..

Eragon Series
Short life of Bree Tanner
The Zoo Keepers Wife

T.V! Shows I Love this month!

Vampire Diaries

Movies! That we are lovin'

Hocus Pocus!
How to train your dragon

Places to go this month!

The Aquarium!

Places to eat!

At home! (we've been loving cooking dinner together every night!)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Deployment Recap! Week 23!

Week 23:

Emotional: Better. Drained. But I think things are going to start slowing down!

Physical: Still sick. BUT I went in and got drugs for my sinus infection so I hope I'm better by this time next week!

Communication: I've gotten a few, not a ton but enough for me!

What's something fun you did this week: I helped in Landon's class for their Halloween party today! It was super cute!

What are you looking forward to next week: Haha not having anything planned! I need to rest!

What made you happy this week: Getting the "job" at the aquarium! I'm really excited!

What made you sad/mad this week: Nothing really. I just want to be done being sick.

What do you miss this week: I miss Justin being home for all of these fun holidays. He would have loved to take Landon trick-or-treating this weekend.

How's Landon this week: Great! His sports are finishing up and he's doing so well in them! I'm really proud of him.

Pictures from this week:

Landon getting his new belt this week at Karate!

Crazy hair for spirit week!

At the Halloween party today!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Work? Ish?

I had an interview today! I guess I will be working....but it's called volunteering. Haha.

I've never had an interview before and I would be lying if I said I was only a little nervous. I got to the parking lot 30 min early just to calm down and get my head together. You see, to volunteer here you must be interviewed and they decide if you would be a good fit or not. I know a TON of people sign up to interview(I saw the sheet!), but they are still letting people sign up, which means not everyone gets in.

I was expecting to go, interview and have them tell me that they would let me know within a month or so if I got a position(hoping I would get one I was REALLY interested in, but alright with anything).  (I bet you are wondering(If not, I would be!). "Kim, where did you interview?".   Are you ready? At the Aquarium! Sweet, right?! They have a few things they have volunteers do. You can "push" papers AKA stuff envelopes, you can help with the classes, help at the exhibits explaining what everything is and answering questions....OR you can work with the animals. Working with the animals isn't as glamorous as it sounds(or so I'm told). You prep fish and clean poo. You get little to no real contact with the animals.)

Ok, so I went and interviewed. It went REALLY well. They asked me why I wanted to be there, what I was looking for working there, what exactly I wanted to do and the one questions that made me think....... "How do you feel about Aquariums?" How would you answer that? I really want to know. I think I answered well, but I don't want to say what I said until I see what others would have said.

Anyway, at the end he started listing off the jobs I could pick from RIGHT THEN! I chose mine as soon as I heard it but didn't want to sound over eager......I think my face gave it away though.

I'm going to be working with the........

African Penguins!

Amazing, right?! I was sooooo excited! The best part of it is that I will be with them! I won't be hugging them and all that, but I will be in the cage with them and they will be underfoot at times in the back! I did get warned that they are the most aggressive of the penguin breeds and that for the first few weeks I should keep my arms in tight(and I would see the trainers arms as proof of this! EEKKK!!).

I start in a little over a week! It's going to be a lot of work, but I'm excited to start! I've never worked an 8 hour day in my life!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Halloween things I love!

I love books and movies for the holidays. I don't "do" scary, so I like finding good Halloween movies and such that are "family friendly". I did a post last year about the books and movies I loved that Halloween and I have a new list for this year!

First is books!


Super cute book! Landon brought it home from the library and we have read it every night this week! It's about a pig from "the three little pigs" and how after the big bad wolf ate his brothers, went on to try to make himself a new friend!

I got this one at Landon's book fair. It's a cute story and I LOVE the vibrant pictures! They really pull you in! It's about a boy who finds a note from his monster saying he will be back in a week. He goes on a hunt to find another monster to take his place! Super cute and funny!

Where's My Mummy?
Still a favorite from last year! About a little mummy who thinks hes not scared of anything. We love this one.

Next is movies! All of these are older ones that I watched when I was little and Landon just seems to like them as much as I did!

Ernest Scared Stupid
He LOVES this one! I could have sworn it was going to scare him but he will watch it over and over again if I let him! I can't really explain it....mostly because I haven't watched it in a while, but I do know it has something with trying to get rid of trolls. lol.

Little Monsters

This is another one that I didn't know if he was going to like. It's funny and got him away from being really scared of monsters in his room(at least for now). It's about a boy who catches a monster under his brothers bed and they become friends. It's not a really light and cheery one for the most part, but we like it.

Double, Double, Toil and Trouble

I LOVE this one. It's one that I used to watch every time it came on TV. It's about two twin sisters who find out they are witches. Super cute! Landon and I watched this for our movie night this past weekend!

If you have some suggestions of ones you like, let me know! I'm always on the look out for new ones!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Deployment Recap: Week 22!!!

Week 22:

Emotional: Not so good. It's been the worst week of the deployment by far!

Physical: Still sick!! I think I might have to take my butt in to the NACC.

Communication: Sailor-mail is messed up. He will write something and I will get it a week later. I got 3 in one day this week numbered 2-4.

What's something fun you did this week: Went to this amazing cider mill here in CT!

What are you looking forward to next week: Halloween stuff! Getting pictures done!

What made you happy this week: Landon tested and passed for his karate belt! I'm so proud of him!

What made you sad/mad this week: People. I wish people knew that what they say/do can really hurt someone. I also hate people who lie and think they are getting away with it. Being blindsided by someone being mean was a hard week.

What do you miss this week: Sheena. Shes my best friend back home and I just miss her. I think I might get to go home when she has her baby though!!

How's Landon this week: Really good! He's growing and learning so much! I really wish his dad was here to see everything.

Pictures from this week:

Not letting me upload. I will try again a little later.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Deployment Recap: Week 21!

Week 21:

Emotional: Good! Everything has been good.

Physical: SICK! I hate being sick.

Communication: Nothing. I did get a gift in the mail with a really sweet note though!

What's something fun you did this week: Boat stuff. I helped at the bake sale and we went to the Fall Party!

What are you looking forward to next week: I have an interview! I'm not going to say much because I don't want to jinx it! But I'm REALLY excited about it!

What made you happy this week: Snuggle time with Landon. He's so cute when I'm sick. He took good care of me.

What made you sad/mad this week: Nothing really. It's been a pretty low-key week.

What do you miss this week: J being here when I'm sick. He's always so great about it.

How's Landon this week: Great! He's doing so well in school and I love that he likes it!

Pictures from this week:

We "carved" a pumpkin! He had so much fun!

Landon all ready for Karate! So cute!

This is from the venue for our meet & greet. We fell in love with it for the event. It's going to look amazing!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Little & I are both sick. Really sick. Flu sick. Little is almost over it  but I seem to be just coming into it.

I swear I only get sick when J is gone.

Monday, October 11, 2010


When we read the book "house Rules" with my Blog Book Club (The BBC) I shared my views on vaccinations. Having a son and hearing about the new research stating that some believe it causes autism (due to what they believe to be mercury poisoning) I decided to delay. I DID NOT STOP vaccinations, I waited a little longer between them(which is still safe) to give his body a little more time to recover from each one. I believe in vaccines. I just don't think it's good for such a little body to get so many so close together.

I saw this online...on facebook. Big shocker? Everything has been on facebook lately.

Watch and let me know what you think.  *some nasty language*

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Deployment Recap: Week 20!

Week 20:

Emotional: Good. I no longer have the dog. After he shredded the door-frame in my bathroom J and I decided that while we were being nice, it wasn't worth getting kicked out of housing.  I felt really bad, but it's for the best. I don't feel as stressed out anymore.

Physical: Doing alright. Not as good as I would like but I'm down 1-2 lbs every week. I just have a long way to go.

Communication: They were in Dubai and we got to talk a little. Not a lot. He had duty a few days and skype wasn't working too much, but we did get to talk which is always great!

What's something fun you did this week: Not much. I was home sick most of the week. Landon and I did go out to dinner together and it was really nice. I love spending one on one time with him. Now that he's in school I feel like we don't get as much, so we go out just the two of us quite often.

What are you looking forward to next week: I think we might go to an apple orchard around here. It's so much fun and I love taking Landon.

What made you happy this week: J sent me a few things. One hasn't gotten here yet, but the flowers he sent me did! They are so beautiful! I love lillies!

What made you sad/mad this week: Being frustrated on the phone with J. It wasn't his fault the dog was stressing me out so much, but all I did was cry the first time we talked. It wasn't how I wanted our conversation to go. But, he understood and was really great about it.

What do you miss this week: J holding me and just letting me cry when I'm upset.

How's Landon this week: Good. After last week, we needed a good one! He's been helpful and great.

Pictures from this week:

Flowers. For some odd reason I love cutting the ends off the flowers and arranging them in the vase. It's one of the best parts of getting flowers.

Burnt Orange Lillies and light orange roses. They are so beautiful!

It was a hard week.....I love him so much.

My sisters head stone was placed this week(It's about time).
This picture makes me sad. Those are her kids. They loved her so very much. I'm glad they got to be there when it was placed.

Friday, October 8, 2010

BBC- The Castaways: Week 1.

Go here to join in on the book club fun! This month we are reading "The Castaway's"

1. What was your 1st impression of each of the characters?

-Chief- Kinda the same. He loves his wife(but I do think shes a little bit of a "prize") He's quiet and very involved in his job.
-Andrea- Shes the level-headed mom of the group.
-Jeffrey- I don't like him. I think he's a dick to his wife.
-Delilah- She takes a lot in her marriage and I think shes about done with it. She is a GREAT mom.
-Addison- SLEEZ BALL! I hate that he wants to take the kids and feels like he has more of a place because of what he was doing with Tess.
-Phoebe- You can tell shes not really there. Too much pain has made her empty.

2. Have you ever lost a close friend? ( You can elaborate on this one or not.. completely up to you!)

I lost my sister. I was in the room when she took her last breath 3 years ago. The pain is at times crippling, so I know how it feels to loose your best friend/sibling.

3. Affairs- if you knew one of your friends or their spouse was having an affair would you confront them, tell your friend or their spouse, OR keep it to yourself? Explain.

I've done this before. While every part of me screams YES! They didn't believe me. I had as much proof as one could without having pictures and word from the mouth that she was doing it. Later he saw her for what she was worth, but we all stopped being friend because she convinced him I was lying.

4. Do you have a group of friends you hang out with all the time? What kind of things do you do?

I do. I have the ladies here in CT. We get together and watch movies/little get togethers. And we have a couples group where we get together and do potlucks here at my house and play games. J has a HUGE group of friends back home that we always go to dinner with when we are home.

5. What do you think happened to Greg and Tess? (I will be including this question every week.. to see how your answer changes as you read)

I thought they just got drunk and went over....then the toxicology results came back.....

And of course what do you think of the book so far???

It's good. It jumps back and forth a lot, but it's good.

Dear civilian girl?

Someone posted this on facebook. Read it, then read how I feel about it at the bottom.

Dear civilian girl,

You complain that your husband has worked late all week and have barely seen him. *I look forward to the two weeks a year we spend together.

You complain because he doesn't call you enough. *My heart is thankful for EVERY SINGLE PHONE CALL, because I never know when I will get another.

You whine to your friends about how much you miss him already because he is on a two day trip with his parents.*I haven’t seen him for months now.

You don’t feel like making love tonight because you are too tired.*We will stay up all night because we don't know when it will be the next time.

Your husband belongs to you. *Mine belongs to the government.

Your husband is training for his game next weekend. *My husband is trained to kill.

You hate hanging up the phone when talking to him. * My heart breaks when we hang up.

You complain that he doesn’t take enough time out of his life for you. *My man has to get up in the middle of the night to talk with me because of the time difference. He doesn't complain.

Your man is in a bad mood from not sleeping much this week. *My man ran 10 miles this morning at 4 in the morning and has a full day of work ahead of him. He's lucky if he gets a few hours of sleep!

Your husband can call in sick when he is tired or not feeling well. *My man works no matter what!!

You don't trust him so you follow him places to see if he is telling the truth. *I have no choice but to trust him and even then I trust him with my life.

You don't like him talking so sexually with his friends. *My husband has to chant it in cadences.

You check your phone, see you missed a call from him, and decide to call him back when you aren't so busy. *I see a missed a call and cry, because I don't know when he can call again.

You might save a cute voice message from him. *I save them all b/c it helps me to remember what his voice sounds like.

Being apart for a month to you seems daunting. *Only a month apart for me is a wish that can't come true.

You wouldn't change schools to be close to him. *I have to move to another country to be with him.

You have every part of him memorized. *I study pictures so I don't forget what he looks like.

You take your time together for granted. *We don't!!

Your cell phone bill was high this month from talking too much. *He pays 20 cents a minute to call me, when he CAN call.

You love that fancy necklace he bought you. *I refuse to take his wedding band off, and not a day goes by that I don’t have it on...

You say you miss him. *Times that by 100.

Yours Truly,

Is it just me? But, this makes me mad. Why can't a civilian miss her husband? I miss mine when he's gone for a week and sometimes even a day. That's what love is. It's missing them. I hate when Military Wives think that they are so much better because of what their husbands do. Yes, my husband is gone more then most non-military people. Does that make me better? Hell no. It makes it so I don't take anything for granted, but doesn't make me better and doesn't mean that others can't miss their loved ones just as much as I do..

What do you think?

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fall Photos!

We got an e-mail that we had a mail-drop in 24 hrs. I panicked! I hadn't taken any pictures of me in the last month and a half and I knew J wanted a new one of me. So I called my photographer Mandy. I asked her if she would take some of us early before school so I could print them and have them turned in by noon. Thank god she said it wasn't a problem!

At at 7 AM we went next door to the little park to take some pictures. It was a quick shoot but I'm so happy with what we got!

Justin HATES this hat, so I always get pictures in it for him. This time I had Landon put it on to! I love this picture of him, I think it's my new favorite. I love hoe green his eyes are.

Me in the hat.

Landon & I. I love the fall colors outside right now.

He's so funny. I have a ton more, but these were my favorites.

If anyone in New England is looking for a photographer, let me know! She does great work and has amazing prices.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Deployment Recap: Week 19!

Week 19:

Emotional: Tired. Dog-sitting is hard work emotionally. But I've been SUPER busy, so that's nice.

Physical: Good! I was a little sore for a few days. lol. a 4 mile walk in the woods and I was sore for 2 days.

Communication: e-mail. I haven't been writing much. Now I'm waiting for a phone call.

What's something fun you did this week: Hahaha my neighbor and I are on a polygamy kick. Watch the movies and shows that have to do with it. It's interesting!

What are you looking forward to next week: Christmas shopping!!!!!! I start early!

What made you happy this week: Ummmmm helping in Landon's class.

What made you sad/mad this week: Taking care of this dog. It's been a lot more work then I thought it would be.

What do you miss this week: Help from J.

How's Landon this week: He was doing good. Then today it fell apart. I've never been so frustrated with him. Uggggg. But I know it will pass.

Pictures from this week:

Mail-drop photo shoot(will post the rest tomorrow)

He loves soccer!

Rainy day date!