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My words are my own. I may vent and offend some but I say what I feel.
I'm an overly honest (and loud) person.
I know some may not agree with me but it's my blog, my thoughts and my views.

Friday, April 29, 2011

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Fill in Friday




1) Have you and your spouse agreed to live in separate locations (a geographical bachelor tour) knowing that the short-term inconvenience would have long-term benefits for your family? How did it work for you? submitted by When Good People Get Together
DH has only had 1 duty station and we are still at it. We didn't get married until 2008 and he was stationed there in 2007. So we spent a year apart, it was hard but made us stronger together. We've talked about him possibly doing a solo tour but I don't think I would handle that well, but if the military sends him we'll deal with what comes our way.

2) What is your favorite thing about being a MilSpouse? submitted by Sarah Ruth Today
The sisterhood that comes with being a MilSpouse. Other MilSpouses just get it! They get the frustrations and when I whine a little they tend to be way more understanding because they have more then likely been in the same situation.

3) If you could still have your spouse/significant other and your family, but take the military life out of it...would you?  submitted by Trust. Love. Believe. Bake.
On a bad day I would tell you I'd leave the military life style if my husband wanted to. DH loves his job and wants to be a lifer and I'm ok with that. We are blessed, we have good medical coverage, we have a roof over our heads and we have a steady income. The military life style is our life and I wouldn't trade it.

4) What have your homecoming experiences been like after a year long tour of separation? submitted by Army Soldier, Army Wife
My DH doesn't do year long tours but I will share my experiences anyways. Sitting and waiting for the plane to land is the worst! A watched egg never hatches kinda thing. The second I see DH (going cheesy movie on ya know) my heart hits the floor and I feel like a love sick puppy all over again. I hug him and never want to let go, we hold hands back in to the building until he has to in process, then we go home where we....well you guys don't need to know about what happens behind closed doors



5) If you have a child(ren) why you chose their name(s)? If not, why you would name your child something?  submitted by Tiara's & ACU's
I won't put DD's name on here but I will tell you how she got her name. Every name I liked DH said no to, but he couldn't come up with anything he liked. The only thing he could tell me is he wanted our child to have a name that was easily shortened, such as Katherine to Katie (me!). We ended up getting the 100,001 baby name book. We picks both a boy name and a girl name before we found out it was a girl. As for DD's middle  name I didn't give DH a choice, SIL and I have the same middle name so it was the clear choice. I have my list of dream names but I don't know that I'll ever get to name my children them since DH doesn't like them, we'll see.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Poor customer service

So I have the iPhone 4 (love it)
anyways
DD killed my phone case, she thought she'd be cute and chuck it at a wall...I didn't think it was cute. So I called my mom and asked if the Easter Bunny would put a new phone case in my Easter basket (yea I'm 23 and still get Easter baskets, be jealous). She told me that the Easter Bunny would just take me to the mall and pay for the one I want (sweet). So today my dad, DD and I went to the mall for a few reasons, 1 DH and I want to get our own phone plan (we are currently on my dad's) 2 to get a gift card for my brother and 3 to get me a phone case. So we went to AT&T to talk to them about getting our own plan (doable but my dad has to pay his part of the bill first) and I looked at cases, nothing jumped out at me. We left the AT&T store and about 1/2 way down the mall I realized I needed to get screen protectors (again DD killed the one on my phone). So we at that point we were closer to Verizon, now they have the iPhone 4 so I didn't think they would care (business is business right?) Well I walked in and they said they had them, while checking out the guy asked if i had my phone on me and I said it was in DD's stroller (which was with my dad at the front). He then asked for my phone number and I said oh I'm an AT&T customer, he said "well why should I sell you my product" REALLY?! RUDE!! How do you know I don't want to switch companies? Verizon  lost a lot of people because of the iPhone and are now getting people back, but really I'm giving you my money, and the screen protectors are cheaper at AT&T anyways!! So really go a head and be rude you never know when someone is going to change phone companies. I mean really the only reason DH and I have AT&T is because we are on my dad's plan, what if DH got home from deployment and said hey lets go get Verizon. Really it was just scream protectors

Friday, April 22, 2011

Date Night with BFF

Ok I have had the same BFF since I was 3!! I'm 23
She is busy with school and I'm busy living on the other side of the country and playing mommy
anyhoo
last night we went out to dinner and at dinner she mention that she wanted to see African Cats
I was excited! Not gonna lie, I'm not a documentary person, I don't like history, I don't like science (ok well I like Physic but thats basically math) but I REALLY liked African Cats
The lion mommies and the cheetah mom ahhh it was great!
There were sad parts and parts that mad me want to cry, but there were also cute parts!

DD was a little bit of a brat, she kinda embarrassed BFF a little bit, but hey she's almost 1 (ahh!) what else would you expect from her during a movie?

GO SEE IT



I feel like a bad person :(

Ok so I'm visiting family in PITTSBURGH
My friend J is watching the mutts
We had problems getting her a pass so she could come and go freely, well apparently getting a month long pass is a huge deal, they did a background check (which she passed) and they said everything was good they just had to call their boss to clear it. The boss said we had to talk to housing and it would take more then a week to get her a pass! How on earth does it take that long to print a freaking piece of paper?! She passed her background check and has gotten day passes several times. Anyways!
I got her a week pass and then my friend and neighbor were going to go back and get passes, great right? well my friend and her husband went to Texas for Easter so it was up to my neighbor for a while. Well my poor friend J has had a rough 2 weeks. Personal problems and car problems. I told her to use my Jeep to get home for Easter (she lives 2 hours away normally but lives with her grandparents most of the year), well she called me and was like 'umm your Jeep is dead' WHAT?! I feel awful because she is watching my dogs and stuck on base, my neighbor was sleeping so she didnt answer the door, and everyone else she knows on base is either at work, out of town or can't get to her. We texted and called everything we could think of. I feel like its my fault, she keeps apologizing to me and it's so not her fault. I just feel like I'm being a bad friend because I dumped my dogs on her (I mean she offered and I'm paying her but still). I feel like my Washington life is falling apart. DH keeps getting extended on top of it, I just want life to be easy, can I go back to kindergarten?


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Fill'er up!

MilSpouse Friday Fill-In
How many pets do you have? And what type? submitted by Life and Times of a Displaced Jersey Girl
I have 2 dogs, Heinz and Nebby
Heinz (the black dog) will be 3 on May 9th. He is a pure bred mutt, DH got him from the shelter for me as my wedding present, we are told he's part lab...we dont think there is any lab in him.
Nebby (the blonde dog) will be 2 on August 1st. She is a designer mutt. I bought her on my birthday for DH...I got tricked into getting her (oops). We got her from a breeder, she is 1/2 Lab 1/2 Brittany Spaniel 

What are your favorite projects to do while hubby is away? submitted by my-inspired-nest
scrapbooking!! DH hates when I take over the dinning room table with my stuff :)

What are the must-haves in your deployment care packages?  submitted by Christine's Little Blog
love! I try and put in magazines, candy, pictures. I always ask him if there is anything special he wants. It's different every time. 

If you could star in any TV show, which would it be? submitted by Just a Girl
NCIS! I'm ADDICTED!! I've seen every episode like 15 times! It's my show, I DVR it and it blows up our DVR, especially when USA network has marathons.

What was the biggest hurdle that you faced during your/your significant other's first deployment? submitted by The Pavlik Perspective
Not talking everyday, we went from talking EVERY DAY to talking only when he was able to get to a phone. We were dating during his first deployment so he split his calls between me and his parents. I would email him but it wasn't the same. He's my person and I had to learn to deal with not being able to vent to him when ever I wanted to. Since we got married he calls mostly me and then I call them. They also didn't have internet in the dorms until his third deployment so I didnt even have the chance to talk to him on his off time.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Oh Pittsburgh

What is it about Pittsburgh that makes my insomnia so much worse?!
Its now 5:50 am, as my friend J would say 'crack head hours'

Oh well, play on addictinggames.com
trying to expand my Scentsy business
avoiding homework
the norm for me at 6am haha
I wish DH was home my insomnia is better when I can snuggle with him

I'm at my parents and sharing a room with DD....not a fan!
she is sick so she coughs in her sleep (poor thing)
but it keeps my mind turning too, I worry about how well she's breathing and if i should take her back to the doctor and if there is anything more I can do for her

I'm just rambling now....I'll try and go to bed

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Lemonade Mouth

I'm a Disney dork.
Say it LOUD say is PROUD

Tonight my mom and I watched Lemonade Mouth on the Disney channel


This is one of the song from the movie. It's a typical feel good Disney movie, but hey it wouldn't be Disney if it wasn't feel good. I always wanted to learn to play guitar, ran out of time in high school, maybe I'll learn someday....anyway thats another subject. Its about a group of 'nobodies' who meet in detention and form a bad and change the school....shocking plot I know but it's a good movie (I swear)





Quotes that Speak to my Deployed Heart

"Is a house really a home when your loved ones are gone" - Coming Home by Diddy

The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. Nicholas Sparks The Notebook


Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!

Oh Sunday, lazy day.
Spent last night at my in law's house.
TT (brother in law #1) had a TON of people over last night including his best friend spent the night too, I love TT's best friend! He came running to the door when I got there, then we hung out all night, even did a midnight food run!
I was going to sleep in my sister (in laws) room, but she and her fiancĂ© decided to spend the nigh too. So I got bumped to R's room (brother in law #2). His bed was STINKY! 
Anyways moving on to Sunday. My sister (in law) checked on me at about 10 to see what time I needed to be up to get back to my parents house, I told her I didnt have to leave until 11:30, she said ok and went to the kitchen. Next thing I hear is the smoke detector, then my sister (in law) screaming 'FIRE FIRE IT'S ON FIRE!' at that point I felt I should get out of bed. So I wake up and go to the bathroom, thats when DD decides to wake up and start crying ( joy ). So I go get her and walk downstairs to the kitchen, my sister (in law) says 'so I guess ya heard, don't worry if there was any real danger we would have grabbed DD' gee thanks sis. I didn't eat with my in laws because I was going to the Country Club Brunch Buffet! ( WOOT ). It was AMAZING! DD was a brat because she needed a nap, but it was worth it.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sleep Over

I'm posting this from my phone :)
Gotta love technology!!

So I had a good day, for theist part. Went to my favorite chocolate factory. Went out to eat with my parents, sister (in law) and of course DD. Then came to my in laws. My in laws are awesome! I'm spending the night and I'm sleeping in youngest BIL's room and man do his pillows stink.... I mean he's 14 years old and MIL has to remind him all the time to shower...I can see why...well gotta try to sleep!



How well do you know the USA?

So while avoiding homework I went to http://www.addictinggames.com
They have a USA puzzle, I was surprised at how well I did!
You have to fit all the states in a blank outline
My average error was 5 miles!
play and tell me what your error is!
(be honest and tell me what it was the 1st time you played!)
:)

Me day = homework

my Sister (in law) took DD today to I could have a me day
basically she took DD so I could do homework.....
yet here I am blogging and facebooking
yea go me!
I'm taking a government class....I HATE government classes....I failed one at my old school...thats why I have to take it again...I also hate history classes....pretty much anything in the social studies bracket I don't like


March 2011 365

ok I'm CRAZY far behind on 365, I've been taking the picture just not posting them.

March 1

my sister (in-law) and her boyfriend with DH's dog Nebby

March 2

Skyping with DH <3

March 3

puppies ready for bed

March 4

HUGE accident on hwy 2
someone hit a bus

March 5

played to hard and passed out on the floor

March 6

cranky baby!!

March 7

messy baby!

March 8

I said bed time and this is where they went

March 9

DD LOVES bath time

March 10

Disney 1 mommy 0

March 11

WICKED!! (too bad DH got extended and will miss it!! booo)

March 12

whats in here mommy?

March 13

the dogs ate the crotch of my pants....

March 14

food!

March 15
playing with daddy's hat!

WALK DARN IT!

Ok so DD will 1 on the 28th 
12 DAYS!! OhMyGoodness!!!!!!!!!
Where did this year go!?

DH is STILL deployed.....LAME! (and seems to get extended every time we talk)

DD and I are in Pittsburgh (best city EVER)
anyways DD stated standing on her own back in February
she can cruse around (walking while holding the furniture)
She'll stand in the middle of the room, think about walking and then deiced she's to lazy to walk her JLo booty across the room....JUST WALK CHILD!!

she did learn to crawl up the stairs....good thing my house in Washington doesn't have stairs...less baby proofing for me! YAY

Friday, April 15, 2011

Fill in Friday


With PCS moves happening every few years, do you take the time to paint and decorate your home? submitted by Life as Mrs. JPT
A) I want to paint my house so badly!! We lived in our first house from Aug 2008 to Nov 2009 (not worth it) but our base is doing a renovation project so DH told me I could paint the next house....we we didnt get a new house...we got screwed and got an old house...well we are moving again this fall!! (So we have been in this house Nov 2009 to Nov 2011ish) Since we live on base they frown upon painting the walls but I think I'm gonna do it anyways!

If you could live in any home on a television series, what would it be? submitted by Standing By Him
A) This is hard, I love the house from Sabrina but I also like the house from NCIS I mean he can build a boat in his basement, talk about a killer man cave for DH. The house from Traffic Light is amazing too.

What inspired you to start your blog? submitted by Pink Combat Boots
A) I needed a place to vent when my friends weren't available, plus I get to meet people :)

What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever seen on base? submitted by Adventures in Life
A) I didn't see it personally but my friends took pictures of a moose, we live in Spokane, WA...not really moose country!

Which historical figure (politician, writer, artist, scientist, actor, etc…) would you like to have dinner with? submitted by Army of Two
A) oh man....ummmm...ok I really don't know! I think Al Capon would be awesome to meet. And to be honest I'd want to meet Hitler, I'd want to know why he wanted blonde hair blue eyed people...because I mean really blonde hair and blue eyes is a genetic mutation

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Military Monday





Autism

It is Autism Awareness month!!
LIGHT IS UP BLUE
The Scentsy warmer pictured above helps support Autism
BUY IT!! (just click the warmer)
My little brother has a form of Autism.
It is a cause close to my heart!
PLEASE BUY THIS!!
For every warmer sold I will give $5 to Autism Speaks!
If you buy any other warmer through my site I will donate $1 to Autism Speaks
For every order under $30 (without a warmer) I will donate $1 as well (scent circles, bars, bricks, buddy's, etc). Orders over $30 (without a warmer) I will donate $2.



Monday, April 4, 2011

Emotional

I have been with my husband for almost 5 year and we have been married almost 3
I love him to Pluto and back [Pluto is a planet damn it]
but I want another baby, it hurts he say's our daughter needs too much attention
I know he think's she is the reason I haven't finished school and maybe thats the way it looks but the school (EWU) I was at before her I HATED. It was AWFUL, it was cold, unwelcoming and I was just failing because no one (the employees, teachers, and advisors) would help me. I found out I was pregnant in October 2009, in January 2010 I transfered to American Military University (an online school). For me, it was a WONDERFUL decision. I liked that it was there when I needed it to be, I didn't have to worry about doctors appointments around classes, I could nap when my body told me it was needed, it was a great decision for me. Well the EWU didn't transfer ANY of my credits so I wasted a whole year of my time (and not to mention money). My husband gets pissed that I'm not working and he feels that another baby would just add to the stress of our life, I don't think we have a stressful life, I think we have a goo life. We just paid off DH's car and we are using our tax return to pay off a credit card. Between the too we are freeing up almost $300 a month!! Diapers are only $55 a month. We can TOTALLY afford another baby.

He is also upset that I don't want to buy a house and move off base. I know he never wants to PCS (damn it) and with his job it's possibly we will never have the option too anyways-but that doesn't mean I want to 'put down roots' here. It's 3000 miles away from home and family. Plus he's DEPLOYED how can I look at houses without him? I could like something and it could be off the market buy the time he gets home and want different things, I can't look at, (let alone BUY) a house without him, really whats the point? Also how does he think we can afford a house when he's bitching about a 2nd baby? A baby cost less monthly then a house! You have the mortgage and the utilities and the insurance and property taxes and what if the water tank blows up? where are we gonna have the money to fix that?! I just don't think we have the finances to buy and own a house! We don't have a safety net if something major goes wrong. I've done the math, it's not in our favor. Debt to income should be 20% or less...we are at about 30% we have a lot of work to do before we are ready for a house.

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhggggggggggggggggg 
I shouldn't be crying and stress at the end of a deployment phone call!
I should be happy that I got to hear his voice