Friday, October 26, 2007

Happy Birthday!

My baby is 4 years old today. I can hardly believe it! We are doing a whole lot of nothing today. The weather is not great so we can't go anywhere and as much as she may want to, we are not going to the dentist. She has said every time I asked what she wanted to do today that she wanted to go to the dentist. Well, you went Wednesday, that's enough for this week. I don't get it. Anyway, we have just been trying to ready the house for the party tomorrow but with a clingy 8 month old, that hasn't really been happening, either. I did, however, make the best pot of coffee that I think I have ever had so that is exciting for me, but for Lillian not so much. Tonight we are going out for pizza and maybe a smoothie afterward so that should be fun. Then, of course, the party tomorrow and a church function all evening so that will be a fun day for her. Don't tell her, but she is getting a bike. I think she is really going to be excited and we can even bring it with us that night. I'll post some pictures soon if I can get my act together and charge my camera battery.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

What happens when you tell your husband you might be late.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Our Army career is almost over. I'm still not sure how I feel about this. It will be just a few months and we will be living like civilians again. It will be so nice to go back home and live close to family. My son has only been around his grandparents a couple of times in his 7 months. We can buy a house and settle down and not have to worry about orders coming in out of the blue to move us to another part of the world. My husband can have a normal schedule. He can be home the same time every day and not have to leave us for days or even 15 months at a time. All of this make me very happy and excited.

At the same time, I have been an Army wife for almost 6 years and it is part of my identity now. I am very proud to be an Army wife. I know about things like AR's (Army regulations) and M4's (which you are not allowed to call a gun- it is a weapon). I am still figuring some things out but show me an Army movie and I will show you all the mistakes in their uniform. I was really looking forward to adventures like living in Germany or Alaska that I never got to experience. I love, love, love it here. I have great friends and a church that I don't know what I will do without. There are drawbacks to being in the Army, there are great benefits. We have amazing health insurance. We never pay a dime for anything including prescriptions and over the counter medicine. My husband gets 30 days off a year plus lots of paid holidays. Monday is Columbus Day so he gets a four day weekend! How great is that? Can we give all this up to have him home safe and sound? I think it is a price we are more than willing to pay.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Boys stink

My baby stinks. I am beginning to be embarrassed to be near him in public. He has gas something awful. I'm talking really bad, really stinky. It lingers. He is only 7 months! I don't know what to do about it. He is eating regularly and everything else is still baby smelling, if you catch my drift, but this is just awful. We went to the science center on Sunday and kept smelling something. We knew someone had gas but kept blaming it on the other kids that were there. Then I noticed it was following us around, this bad odor. I checked his diaper and it was fine but he was just so smelly. Like a cat that passes gas and then goes to the other room where the air is fresher. I have never smelled something like that come out of such a sweet baby! I had to put him in another room for awhile before I passed out or started having hallucinations. I just don't want people to think it is me! I don't want to be blamed for his foulness!

Anyway, enough gross talk.

I have read the best book recently! The author is Ted Dekker and he is a Christian author who writes thriller novels. The book that I read is called Showdown. It is about a battle between good and evil, as are many of his novels. It is about a town called Paradise and evil walks down main street one day and turns their lives upside down. I am reading another of his novels now, called Skin. So far, it is really good. It is pretty creepy and I can't put it down. If you have never read one of his books, I would suggest picking it up. It is good to finally read a Christian novel that has some really good edgy writing in it. The only problem with his books are the same as I have with all good books, I read them too fast.