Friday, November 23, 2012

Deployment Weekly Recap: Week 9!

Emotional: I'm doing good! It's almost December!!!!

Physical: Doing good! My only problem is I've been having a hard time falling asleep at night.

Communication: A few great emails and a surprise one on Thanksgiving!

What's something fun you did this week: The FRG has been doing some great events and it's been so nice to get out and do fun things with great people!

What are you looking forward to next week: The movies with Steph!!!!
What made you happy this week: Setting up the tree with Little on Thanksgiving night. We always set it up in the dark(with the lights of the tree on), drink cocoa and listen to Christmas music! It was really amazing spending that time with him in our first home.

What made you sad/mad this week: Charlee got out and long story short, the people a few houses over aren't high on my list. They were nice enough but the teenage boy was not too pleasant. He's one of those know it all kids and was going on and on about what I should do. Then they informed me that they fed her! She had only been gone for 30 minutes! She wasn't starving and now, she is going to get sick(which happenes when you feed a dog food their stomaches aren't used to!). It was a major hassle!

What do you miss this week: J's help when something goes wrong. It's nice to have a back up and someone to help.

How's Landon this week: He's had a few whiny moments and some REALLY amazing ones. I'm so happy that hes doing so well this deployment(I really think our count down helps a lot!)

Favorite song/show/movie of the moment: Anything Christmas!

Pictures from this week:

Little told me he wanted to get pictures with Santa this year. He was so cute and I even overheard him tell Santa that if he can't bring him anything, It's ok, that he just really wants him to bring his mom a nice surprise. He's so sweet.

J sent me a new house for my Mickey Village!(the yellow one!). I'm so excited to really start collecting them!

I got the digital download of Little's school pictures yesterday! I love them! I was worried this year because they have to wear uniforms to school. But, I think they turned out adorable!

Me & Little at Clyde's Cider Mill with some of the ladies from the boat. We had a great time!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Deployment Weekly Recap: Week 8!

Emotional: I'm doing good still! Getting ready for the holidays and visitors keeps me busy and happy!

Physical: Vitamins are helping me not be so sleepy!

Communication: The last of phone calls early in the week(last weekend)

What's something fun you did this week: The sister missionaries came over and helped me paint my bedroom! I HATED it. It was the only paint in the house that I couldn't stand which made me not like my room. We also painted or old headboard and my night stand!
What are you looking forward to next week: Thanksgiving dinner with Jenny and the kids! Also, having a few days of with Landon!
What made you happy this week: Landon being such a big helper and doing things before hes even asked. We've gotten a few more rooms done and it feels great having the house come together!

What made you sad/mad this week: Stephanies baby sitter got sick so we couldn't go to our movie date. Super bummed! But we will do it another day!

What do you miss this week: Snuggling on the couch when its cold outside.

How's Landon this week: Still doing great! Super helpful and doing amazing in school!

Favorite song/show/movie of the moment: Taylor Swifts new album! It's amazing!

Pictures from this week:

My 'new' bedroom! I have new bedding I want to put on today! The walls were an awful green, headboard was a med Wood color and night stand was black!

The hat J bought me in port! He wrote me and told me that he got me something....."I got you a gift today! It's ugly and I hate it, therefore, you will love it" Haha. I miss him.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

One of those days....

Today is Little's school picture day.
We woke up a little early and he was a DREAM getting out of bed. Got right up, bushed teeth and got dressed. We packed his backpack, got shoes and socks on, refixed his tie and after snapping a new pictures we headed out the door!
All was well until we were ALMOST to the was only a foot away! He tripped. In the mud. His knees got muddy but thank goodness his white sweater was spared! Running back into the house to change pants we went(this is a Major perk of uniforms for school! I knew exactly where two more pairs of clean uniform pants were!)
We got back in the car and were going to make it to school with 2 minutes to spare! THEN the long line of cars wouldn't let me over to get on the freeway. There is nowhere to turn around. Off to the next spot to get on. We were now 5 minutes late.
We parked in one of the furthest spots from the door and walked hand in hand into school. Even though our morning was a little hectic there in the end. It made me smile when I got back to my car. Normally I drop him off in the drop off line and he walks in by himself. Going in with him was a little blessing today. I got extra hugs and kisses and it was the most amazing part of my day.
Now enjoy how stinkin' cute he looked!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Deployment Weekly Recap: Week 7!

Emotional: GREAT!

Physical: Same ol' same. Allergies. But I'm trying to keep up on my vitamins so I hope that will help.

Communication: Phone calls every day for the past week It was soooo nice to hear his voice!

What's something fun you did this week: Booked our plane tickets and put a deposit down on the room for our Disneyland trip for Landon's birthday! I'm soooooo excited to go!
What are you looking forward to next week: Going to the movies with Stephanie! I love our monthly movie dates(even more so when they have hot guys in them! haha)

What made you happy this week: Listening to J and Little talk on the phone. Even though J is gone a lot, thay are still so close!

What made you sad/mad this week: It was sad listening to my dad getting ready for his surgery.  My heart was breaking for him and my mom. I'm so very thankful that everything went well, but things will be hard for them for a while.

What do you miss this week: Being able to call him back. I LOVED talking to him, but I didn't like that if I had something to tell him I had to wait and hope he would call and I would remember. It's always the little things I miss the most.

How's Landon this week: GREAT! He's had so much time home that he is enjoying going to school on the days he gets to. He also loved getting to talk to his Dad everynight before bed!

Favorite song/show/movie of the moment: The Notebook. I always watch it when I miss him a little extra.

Pictures from this week:
I got our dinning room finished! I think it's my favorite room in the house sometimes!
(I did find a good thanksgiving banner at Target yesterday and took down the Christmas one)

A Navy site posted this picture! I'm always excited to see pictures of the boat when they are gone and it's even better when I can SEE my husband in them!!
(He's the one on the far right!)

Friday, November 2, 2012

Deployment Weekly Recap: Week 6!

Emotional: Pretty good! I have a couple weepy moments, but nothing too bad.

Physical: Tired. This switch in weather always gets me.

Communication: I got a few good emails! Always makes my day!
What's something fun you did this week: We went trick-or-treating with Steph and baby William. We went to the Mystic Village then Landon and I headed over to the Aquarium to trick-or-treat some more.
What are you looking forward to next week: Hearing from J. I wrote him an email with a ton of important stuff and I really want to hear what he thinks about it all!
What made you happy this week: How amazing Landon was during the hurricane. Over 24 hours without power and he never once told me he was bored! He helped me everytime I asked and kept himself busy, even when it gets dark super early and we were upstairs for hours in the dark(we did have lanterns!)
What made you sad/mad this week: Hurricane Sandy. Some people lost everything and it breaks my heart. We got so lucky that we were just without power and got a little water in our basement. 

What do you miss this week: Having J here when I'm freaked out. I HATE when the power is out and it's time for bed. It always scares me!
How's Landon this week: So good! He's been out of school ALL WEEK! I figured he would be bored, but he's not. He's been getting all dressed up in warm clothes and playing outside with the dogs as much as he can! He's been a huge help to.

Favorite song/show/movie of the moment: Mumford & Sons new CD. It's always on when I'm cleaning or reading! I LOVE it!

Pictures from this week:
Landon sleeping on my floor during the hurricane. We had been out of power all day and we spent the hours after it got dark up in my room. He decided on his own that he was tired and wanted to go to sleep.

We got our October gift from J in the mail on Halloween! Landon was so excited!

Trick-or-treating in Mystic Village!(our 4th year going!)