Friday, September 28, 2007

On the way home from dinner tonight:

Lillian- I know what I want for my birthday!
me- What?
Lillian- a horn
me- um, no, I don't think so.
Lillian- a flute?
me- no
Lillian- a trumpet?
me- nope
Lillian- a tuba?

Monday, September 24, 2007

Happy Fall!

Happy Fall,ya'll! Here, it is still in the 90's but it is about time to pull out those long sleeved shirts and fuzzy socks. I already made a big pot of chili and am deciding what kind of comfort food to make next while getting in all the bar-b-que in while I still can. This picture was taken standing in front of my parents house. This is what I call a view! My mom is a lucky, lucky woman.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Yesterday was my birthday, but I was too busy to post. Last night family members called to see if I had a good day. Well, no. Not really. It was just another Thursday that happened to be September 20, the day I was born. We went to the library for story and craft time then came home and had lunch. After lunch my daughter went to preschool and I came home and did some house work. Then it was time for my daughter to be picked up from preschool and we came home and played awhile and then cooked dinner. I put Isaac in the bath while Lillian ate dinner and then she got in the bath and put them both to bed early at 7:30. About 8:00 my husband got home from a long, long day at work. He brought me roses and a German chocolate cake and we had dinner together, which was very nice to have alone for once. Almost felt like a date! I remember being a kid and the entire day felt special and magical but now it just feels like any other day.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Today is my husbands first day back at work after his surgery. I haven't been able to get him to sit still the entire time. He is still using his crutches, but can get around quite well on them. We have had a trying couple of weeks, though. Car trouble. Those two words can make anyone cringe. We are (still) in the process of buying a minivan and we were test driving one last week that we really like. My husband went to test drive it again and find out what we can get for a trade in for my car. He called me to say that he wanted to think about it for another night, which was frustrating enough but then about 30 minutes later he called back to say that our car broke down as he was leaving the dealership. AAAHHH!!! Our car is a good car and never really has problems except for this problem. The same thing happened this time last year except last time my husband was in Iraq so that was a lot more stressful! Anyway, if we would have just bought the van we wouldn't have had to deal with this situation and put money into a car that we are getting rid of anyway. So beyond frustrating!

On a plus side, we had our second Mops meeting today! Who-ho for Mops! We had a couple come teach us some self-defense techniques and now I really want to learn Muay-Thai. It is something that I hope I will never have to use, but I really can't wait to show my husband what I learned and 'practice' on him. Uh, as long as I stay away from that knee!

Friday, September 7, 2007

I live in a house of zombies. It started with my husband. He sleeps with his eyes open. I know, freaky, right? It's not all the time, but it looks like he is looking at me. Then it was my daughter. Her eyes are just open like slits. Again, only sometimes. Then today, I went to check on Isaac while he was napping and I was not so shocked to find him with his eyes open while he was sleeping. My mission is to capture this on camera.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

at dinner:

Lillian: what is this?
me: lasagna
Lillian: What's on me!?

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

We had a great weekend. We both love it when my family comes to visit. I am so lucky that my husband likes my family so much. My husband and my dad are such buddies and he has so much fun with them all. My brother-in-law wasn't able to come as planned so he was missed. (I have to say that, my sister reads this blog! Just kidding!) It seemed, though, that the weekend was a little cursed. When they got here, it took an hour for them to get the visitor's pass to come onto the Army post that usually takes all of 10 minutes. Then, our garbage disposal clogged up mysteriously. *coughchriscough* Then, our grill ran out of propane just as we were putting the burgers on and when I went to flip them, the whole grill fell in. The burgers were fine and quite tasty, if I do say so myself. So all in all, a pretty good weekend. To short as always, but good. Except for the rest of Monday, after they left, I was so sad and pouty.

It made both of us really realize how badly we want to move back. In about a years time, a year and a half at the most, and we will be back. The Lord willing, of course. We don't know what to expect after we separate from the Army, but we are planning on good things. I am already looking at houses and doing some planning and dreaming. I just can't wait to live at least within an hour of my family as opposed to 7 hours. That will be such a dream come true. It is really something that I took for granted when we lived close. Being gone for these last few years has really shown me how much we love our home. We love here, too, though so I am already sad to leave. I want to just move my family here. I guess that would really be ideal, but I don't really think they would go for it.

So, tomorrow is the big surgery. We really aren't stressed about it at all. It should only take 30 minutes, so we aren't looking at it as being more than a doctors appointment. I am going to stay until Chris is out and then I am leaving because tomorrow is the first day of MOPS! I just can't even say how excited I am for this! I have been more excited in my life plenty of times, but I am still pretty excited. And Chris really doesn't seem nervous at all so that is good, I guess. He already has the crutches and the pain killers so we will see how it all goes tomorrow. He will be home for 2 weeks and then I guess we will see how much he works after that. I am so glad that he gets to be home for awhile. I love having him home. Even though he is going to be doped up on pain meds for the next little bit. My goal during the next couple of days is to have him write a blog post. We'll see how that goes! Until then!

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Yay for family! My family is coming to visit today. Well, most of them. My mom and dad and sister (Hi, D!) are going to be here shortly. This is the second time in the last month that we have had family come to visit us. We are blessed. The only difference is that this time we will be sad when it is time for them to go...

Nothing really planned except watching the kids grow. And eating. There will be lots of eating.