Monday, January 4, 2010

My first visitor to the base was my mom

Well over the holiday's I was so excited I got to have my mom here for 10 days, they went so fast, its sort of like a blur. It was great to see my mom but honestly for the first time in my life I was embarrased to bring my mom home.
Don't get me wrong my house is VERY clean! It the area, and my neighbors. I have been trying to prepar her for my neighborhood for the last 8 months, so she was a little prepared.
I picked her up at the airport I was so excited I could not even think straight, I was getting to see my mom and she was going to stay with me for 10 days, we were all excited even my husband probally because I was fianlly in a great mood. We are in the car heading back to the base and the hole time I'm excited but I'm starting to feel really ansious about taking her to my house. So I remind her the outside is gross and my neighbors are crazy but the inside is cute and the surrounding area is cute outside of the base. So she is ready, at least that is what she said. As we pull down my street I look over and her mouth is open which is not a good sign, she says oh your connected to 6 other houses I said yes mom, I told you the area is gross but my house is small but cute. So we get out and we are walking up to the house and out come the first neighbor, I thought my mom was going to run for the house. It went well...
She got inside and did her look around and gave me a good rating but she was truley disgusted by the outer apperance of the house, I try to explain to her I can't do anything with the front of the house, that housing is crazy and we can't have things in our yard. The house was very small for one more adult to be inside but my son gave up his room and slept on the couch while my mom was in town.
The second day was a blast we went to Manitou Springs and walked around it was so cold it made it hard to be outside all day but it was fun to hangout with her we went to all the vintage shops and tried on crazy hats and sunglasses it was a great day!
The third day we hung out at the house because it was snowing which was fine we had alot of projects to work on at the house, the 4th and 5th day was christmas eve and christmas day so we hung out and did christmas things around the house.
The 6 and 7th days were alot of fun we found fabric and stitchery store in and around colorado springs that was a great time. My mom is so crafty and she seems to motive me when she is around to be more crafty so of course I had to get some goodies in the stores.
The 8th and 9th day we realized her time was almost up, we still had so much we wanted to do but it was way to cold to walk around outside so we did a couple fo different project around the house , which she was thrilled about so that made me happy. On the final and 10th day we were both sad I was more sad that she was leaving I think because I would be stuck in the place with out my mom again. Just typing it makes me feel pathetic, I'm almost 40 and I miss my mom like a child. I really think its because I'm so happy on this base.
Taking her to the airpost was hard, the tears were flowing and I knew going back to the house would be the same. But I came home and kept myself very busy to help by the time.
Oh my gosh I forgot to tell you the craziest story, me and my mom were out on one of our adventures and she was taking pictures while we were out and about, as we pull up to the gate to the base I tell her to put the camera away you can't take picture of the gates. I think she thought I was joking as we pull up to the gate gaurd I llok over and my mom is hanign out the window taking pictures. To say the least the gate gaurd was a bit pissed off and he took the camera and deleted the pictures gave us a talking to and sent us on our way... It was sort of our big excitment for the night...lol

Monday, December 28, 2009

Changes around the corner

Well a couple of changes right of the back... I have started attending College classes thanks to the Army, with the finanical help of MyCaa.com what a great program $6000 for school for the spouse of a solider. I have gone back to school to be a social worker. I'm recharged and motivated!
I also started another blog" Recession Army Wife " You got to love the name and its a perfect fit. My big picture goal will be to turn this into a book later in life, away for me to express my life as it changes so check it out and help me get followers!
Another big one for me Is I have jumped head first into this Army lifestyle, I'm volunteering and helping with everything I can get my hands into... I'll give you the volunteer update tomorrow and info on how to get started if you would like!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Things Have Changed

Gosh Let me first say, it has been so long since I have posted but I'm going to try to get back with it... I feel that I have finally accepted that I'm an Army Wife! We hit our 1 year mark! On one note it was a big step for me. He had so many changes over the year and it has taken alot to get used to. But I have!
I got involved and this is a big thing that I want to recommend for everyone!!!
Get involved in your husbands unit and learn about the Army and what it all has to offer you and your family

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Our Troops good to see pictures like these.

It is always good to see pictures like these.
Proof of abuse by our Troops. (haha)
The people really love our guys and gals!

Armed American Troops Force Iraqis to Seesaw Until They Talk!



Iraqi Child Bites GI In Self Defense After Obvious Torture!

GI Overheard to say 'Talk or I'll tickle you till you pee!'More Evidence Of Failed US Intelligence Policy.

Soldier Attempts to Eat Iraqi Child !


Clear Evidence of Forced Labor by Troops!


Soldier Caught At 'Tickle-Torture' To Extract Intelligence!

GI Forces Iraqi Child To Hang By Fingertips!

No comment here. There's nothing funny about this one.
May the good Lord bless every one of our troops wherever they are!

I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAGOF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ,AND TO THE REPUBLIC, FOR WHICH IT STANDS,ONE NATION UNDER GOD,INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL!




Please send this on after a short prayer!
Prayer wheel for ourMarines, soldiers, sailors,coast guard, and airmen..

'Dear Heavenly Father,Hold our troops in your loving hands.Protect them as they protect us.Bless them and their familiesfor the selfless acts they performfor us in our time of need.Please stop a moment and say a prayer for our troops(land, air, and sea) inAfghanistan, Kuwait ,Iraq and all around the world.


This can be very powerful.....Just send this to people in your address book.Do not stop the wheel,please !!!Of all the gifts you could give ourU.S. Military,Prayer is the very best one!

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Saturday, February 28, 2009

The ORDERS are in!!!

Alright, this is the big step... We are moving!! Too the SNOW (OMG)

It looks like the end of May my hubby will be stationed at Fort Carson CO.
So we will beable to move with him this time around. I have been told this will be an adventure. We will see, Im born and raised California so to live in the snow will be a shocker. Our kids are so excited our teenage thinks he is going to find a "snow bunny" and our daughter thinks she can bring a snowman to life. we will see!

Graduation was wonderful

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Almost Graduation


Well, it seems like it has been forever but I know it has not. My hubby will be graduating from Boot Camp NEXT WEEK!!! We are so excited and so proud of him. Me and the kids will be flying out to South Carolina to watch and take part in the graduation.

Although the next 5 months will be just as hard at least I will get to talk to my man, we have not talked to him since Jan. 2 its just killin me, you don't realize how much you miss and need to hear there voice. I will tell you, I have gotten some wonderful letter from him.

He was able to come home for Christmas which was wonderful here is a current pictures of us, I will post some more after graduation