Saturday, October 27, 2012

Deployment Weekly Recap: Week 5!

Emotional: Better! I still don't feel like doing much, though.

Physical: Better! I've been super tired though, I think it's mostly allergies.

Communication: Tons! Mail dropped and I got everything that he's written for the past 3-4 weeks!

What's something fun you did this week: Last weekend we went to an FRG things at a local farm/ice cream place. It was so much fun!
What are you looking forward to next week: Being shut in my house with no power....Just kidding! I'm so NOT looking forward to this hurricane!

What made you happy this week: Landon's Parent/Teacher conference went AMAZING! I'm so proud of how well he's doing! I'm so glad he got into this school. I feel like it's everything we've been wating for his education! He's above grade level in reading and in the 98%tile when it comes to math! He loves this school and I'm so happy that it's worked out!

What made you sad/mad this week: This storm stopping family from coming to visit.. I'm super bumed. My SIL had a ticket to come out with her baby and it got cancelled.

What do you miss this week: Laying in bed together listening to the rain. It's always been my favorite and every time it rains, I think of him.

How's Landon this week: GREAT! He's doing so good in school! I'm just so proud of him! Even his teacher says he has really grown in the past few months!

Favorite song/show/movie of the moment: The song..."the longer the waiting, the sweeter the kiss" It's my go-to song every deployment.

Pictures from this week:

Both are from our trip to the farm. He really loves it there.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Deplotment Weekly Recap: Week 4!

Emotional: Ehhh. I've been better. Deployment wise, I've been good! Life wise, not so much this week!

Physical: Like crud! I woke up this morning puking my guts out. 2nd day this week. ICK!

Communication: Nothing.....but I have a feeling one is coming!(If he knows whats good for him. lol)

What's something fun you did this week: I've been hanging out with another wife from the boat a lot. Shes been coming over late once Little is in bed and we watch movies and chat. We've started a 'deployment movie chain' where we watch a movie and the next one we watch must have an actor/actress from the last one....and so on! It's fun planning out where we are going to go with them!
What are you looking forward to next week: No idea! and I love it! We don't have anything at all planned next week!!!!!!

What made you happy this week: Spending time with Little. I feel like we are really getting into a groove with this new school. Every friday, if he's been good, we get a surprise after I get him from the bus. Sometimes it's little like popcorn in bed or bigger like lunch and a movie.  No matter what it is, he LOVES it!

What made you sad/mad this week: People(not children) who think it's alright to threaten a child. MY CHILD! I was furrious! People need to grow up and learn some manners.
What do you miss this week: The fact that he can calm me down in a minute when I'm heated. I really needed it this week.....

How's Landon this week: For the most part, good. He went to bed one night thinking that someone out there wanted to hurt him and that broke my heart. Never again.

Favorite song/show/movie of the moment: I REALLY love the movie 'Leap Year' I can watch it over and over again!

Pictures from this week: Little is going to be Peter Pan for Halloween and I think it's the cutest thing EVER! This past weekend, we headed out and walked the old access road behind our house and took some pictures! We had so much fun!

On the road behind our house! It's so beautiful!

Finley followed us the whole way! Shes so funny.

At the very edge of the property we found these HUGE rocks! Landon was so excited we have some!(He was bummed when we bought the house that we didn't have any like the house down the street....little did we know that we did! But they were in the woods!)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


I'm cranky. Not Deployment cranky, just cranky.

I seem to be annoyed with the world and I hate when I get like this.

I'm annoyed that people don't watch their kids.
I'm annoyed that people drive way too fast on my road and I have nightmares about being hit.
I'm annoyed that grown ups act like kids.
I'm annoyed at excuses.
I'm annoyed with people who think it's fine to discipline my child while I'm dealing with it.
I'm annoyed that I haven't heard from my husband in weeks.
I'm annoyed with people who try too hard.

Every once in  a while I get in a hole. I do my thing and hate the world just for a little while. I'm not much  of a negative person, but I'm human. I'm not perfect and I have my moments.

Tomorrow will be a new day. The sun will rise and so will I. My day will start and all will be forgotten.

But, for today. I'm cranky.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Deployment Weekly Recap: Week 3

Emotional:I've been doing pretty good! I tend to not break down till about week 4-5.

Physical: Pretty good. Having a house with this many stairs sure makes your legs and butt work!

Communication: Nothing. But, I knew that I wouldn't.

What's something fun you did this week: Landon and I spent an amazing day at the Mystic Village. We went to the candy store, fed the ducks and went to the Grilled Cheese Cafe for some hot soup. It was a perfect day.

What are you looking forward to next week: Honestly? Getting more done around the house. I want to have everything in its place when J gets home and I love getting our first real home ready.

What made you happy this week: I love the feeling of really settling down. Buying a house has made me fall even more in love with our town. I love that the lady at the used book store knows us and has books for Landon to look at everytime we go in and I love that I'm on a first name basis with our Mail-Lady. It's the small things that make you feel like you belong.

What made you sad/mad this week: Feeling like my opinion doesn't matter because of my husbands job(or how low he is on the totem pole)

What do you miss this week: Help lifting the heavy things I really shouldn't be doing. Haha.

How's Landon this week: Good! We've started a reward system where if he is good all week, we will go for a surprise on friday after I pick him up!

Favorite song/show/movie of the moment: Vampire Diaries! Damon is my make-shift husband when J is away. Haha.

Pictures from this week:
Our first fill of oil came today! ....$700 later and we are ready for winter!
I added the 60 books I bought over the last two weeks to my shelf! It took some crafty arranging, but it's done!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

DIY Halloween door!

I've seen ideas floating around pinterest like this for the past few months and I just kept thinking that with our new lime green door, it would be perfect! I kinda came up with my own since I didn't want to go out and buy anything. You can really come up with a monster any way you want!
I used:
Streamers(left over from Little's party)
Window sticker eyes(you can use paper and draw them though)
Large foam sheet for the 'mouth'
(I also had a dollar store spider laying around that I thought fit perfect!)
I LOVE the way it turned out! Little thinks it's the most amazing thing ever!
I plan to make a different one each year! It was so much fun!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

DIY Halloween Village!

Last year when we were putting up my cheap Christmas Village I told J how they weren't painted very well and I should just repaint them. The next part of the conversation went like this.
J- "Why would you want them all one color?"
Me- "No, dork! I would just fix the parts that look like junk. It's not like I would be painting them all black!"
Then it hit me! I could paint them all black! It just wouldn't be for Christmas!
Yesterday Little and I dug out a few of the houses and ran to the store to find some people we thought would look good in our village(we also got some trees and benches and such).
Then we got to work!

Everything we planned to paint!
(You can get the little houses at walmart and places like that. These we got a few years ago and I think they were $1-2 each!)

Giving Little his first lesson in spray paint! We did black then added random spurts of glow-in-the-dark spray paint.

First coat! We left a few pieces of color poking out but not much!

All dry and set up! The missionaries were here doing laundry and told me I needed to add the web to it! I think they were right!

The bride and groom are my favorite! They look super creepy!

Someone told me they saw this going around pinterest, but I haven't seemed to be able to find it even when I searched for it! I guess quite a few people had this idea! I love it!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

If only Cancer were just a horoscope sign....

I've been debating on talking about this for a while now and since it's too hard for me to talk about in real life, I figured this might be the way to get it all out.

As some of you know, we lost my sister to cancer almost five years ago. It was devastating. We found out and two years later, she was gone. Leaving behind a husband and two little kids.

I was living across the country but was able to make it home in time to see her before she passed and was in the room with her, in my parents home, when she took her last breath.

Years later, my family still has not healed. We ache for our loss. My niece started high school this year and watching her grow and morph into an exact picture of her mother makes my heart hurt for her. She was only eight when she said goodbye to her mom and now is the time she would need her the most.

This story leads to this year. About a month ago my Father had his yearly physical come back abnormal. Levels were high. Things weren't right. A few weeks ago he went in for a biopsy. They confirmed the worst. Once again, our family would battle cancer. On a scale of 1-10 his is a 7. While they didn't give him an expiration date like they did my sister, our faith in cancer healing is slim. The doctors are confident that they can beat this. Surgery will take place in 3 weeks and from there we hope for the best. Surgery will change my parents lives forever. While he might be cancer free, things will be different. You can't just remove a body organ and go on as normal.

I don't know where to go from here. I feel lost. I can't lose another.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Deployment Recap: Week 2

Week #2.

Great! I'm in a really good place. I have goals and I won't let anything get in my way!

Physical: I'm feeling better! I think part is I'm getting more sleep, which is always a plus!

Communication: Quite a few emails this week! Exactly what I needed!

What's something fun you did this week: Girls days! Casey and I spent 3 hours at the book barn and ate at SOL where she works! It was a really amazing day. Then, Steph and I went to the movies today! We saw Pitch Perfect and it was super good! I also had book club this week which is always amazing!

What are you looking forward to next week: We have a 4 day weekend! I'm looking forward to getting some Halloween crafts done with the Sister Missionaries!

What made you happy this week: Feeling like I'm exactly where I need to be. I love our house and I'm really enjoying getting it all settled!

What made you sad/mad this week: Our favorite Missionary went home this week. He's been so amazing. He was always willing to help when I needed it and was a great friend to Landon. I know we will be seeing him again!

What do you miss this week: My foot warmer. We had a few cold nights and it took forever to get to sleep with my chilly feet. J sleeps soooo hot so I would always put my feet on him and they would warm right up!

How's Landon this week: Cranky. We will have a really good day, then a REALLY bad day. He's testing me and I know he's just hard. We've started a good reward system so I hope that helps.

Favorite song/show/movie of the moment: Fall TV is back on! I LOVE Hart of Dixie!

Pictures from this week:
My book barn finds! I got 42 books for $90! And they all look almost brand new!!! AMAZING! The most I paid was $6 for falling up, everything else was $4 and under!

Playing games with the missionaries! This game was sooo much fun! Not as easy as we expected either!

Landon and Lemon at Landon's soccer game. He was so excited that they came to watch him play.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Hurry up! and...wait.

Sometimes I don't know if life is moving incredible fast or incredible slow.

Time seemed to crawl waiting for J to get home, it flew by when he was getting ready to leave and now that he's gone? I wait.

I feel my life is a constant wait.

Wait for him to come home
Wait for him to leave
Wait for Cancer results(more than one the past few months)
Wait for the Navy to decide if we stay or go
Wait for order choices
Wait to see if buying a house really wasn't the best choice
Wait for the boat to freak out when we accept orders
Wait for Little to be home from school
Wait during soccer, karate and lacrosse practice
Wait for the dishes to be done so I can do more..same with laundry
Wait for an e-mail...
WAIT for an e-mail....
Wait all day for phone calls.
Wait for dinner to cook
Wait for bedtime

I am happy to say that we have officially accepted orders to stay here for shore duty and they are already 'hard' orders not just verbal. Now I just wait for my man to get home and start shore duty!