Friday, April 17, 2009

Ready for our Trip!!!

YAY!!! The time has officially come! We are leaving for our trip tomorrow! Thompson and I are both so excited to see everyone! We are planning on leaving the house tomorrow about 9 in the morning. The airport is in Ontario, which is about 2 hours away. Which means...

Oh yeah, My favorite! Sadly, the nearest one is by the airport! But, Robert has promised me that we can definitely eat there tomorrow on the way!


Our flight leaves at 2:30 and we should be getting into Tulsa somewhere around 9ish. My mom, dad, and Brooklyn are all going to be there to meet us! Can't you tell I am excited? I haven't seen them in 3 months and that is the longest its been since Robert and I got married. I know they can't wait to see Thompson! 1 more wakeup!


Since I am leaving my poor husband for 2 weeks, we decided to go out to eat tonight and have a great time. It will be nice to share some family time before Thompson and I head out on our adventure.

Not much else going on around here lately. Robert didn't have to go to the field this week. So everything has been pretty low-key. I have just been diligently ;) working on homework. I have 2 weeks left in the semester and I really have been trying to crack down and get all of my work in. After this semester, I am taking 2 classes this summer. THEN... I will finish my final semester!!! :) :) :) Robert and I were talking about this and he asked me if I was going to walk (for graduation) or not?! After I thought about it, I really didn't know. Neither of my sisters walked, so I just assumed that I wouldn't either. But now that I am almost to the end, I think I want to walk. I am SO proud of my accomplishment. Honestly, I know that many people had their doubts as to whether I would finish or not, and I am really proud to prove them wrong. That might be selfish, but I feel the best way to change someone's mind is to prove them wrong. Of course finishing my degree for myself and my family, but also to show everyone that it is possible to have a family and finish your education. It may not be the preferred route, but it is the one I took and I would not change that for the world. My life wouldn't be the same without these choices I have made...



Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Recovering from this weekend!

Well we had a wonderful and blessed Easter weekend. Jeremy, Shanna, and Haili were up and we all had a blast. On Saturday, we went to an Easter Egg Hunt and it was fun. I will admit that it really ticked me off seeing grown adults stealing eggs out from under little kids (i.e. my child!). Anyways, they had a cute little petting zoo, sno-cones, popcorn, raffles, Easter bunny, etc. Overall, we had a good time, but had some cranky kids when we got home. On Easter, we had our very own egg hunt for the kids. They LOVED it! At first, they got a little deterred and ran to the playground, but then got the hang of it and did a great job. It was so exciting watching the kids actually hunt and pick up the eggs. They are both just getting so big! Later on that night we had a great dinner -- pot roast, carrotts, potatoes, and a yummy cheesecake.
Robert was still off yesterday, so we all spent the day recovering from our busy weekend. Thompson and I fly back to AR on Saturday, and we are sooooo excited! We have been looking forward to this special trip for a while now. I am just praying that the weather will cooperate with Brittany & Denver's wedding on the beach.
Here are some pictures from the weekend!
Thompson and I pointing towards the Easter Bunny!
Someone is a little scared... :(
He LOVED the baby animals

Haili loved the Easter Bunny!

Looking at their Easter eggs!

Hope everyone enjoyed their Easter weekend!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter Weekend!

Well, it is Good Friday and Jeremy and Shanna are coming up today to celebrate Easter with us this weekend. I am so excited. I can't tell you how nice it is to have family near by to still be able to have "family gatherings" on the holidays. Alot of the times we get to celebrate with wonderful friends that are like family to us, so really we are blessed both ways!

Our housing community center is hosting a Easter egg hunt tomorrow!

I am excited to see how Thompson does. He is finally getting to that age where he is starting to understand fun traditions like that. I also bought some extra eggs to hide around the outside of the house for the kids to hunt.

I remember when I was little hunting Easter eggs. This is definitely a tradition that I would love to continue for him while he is young. I do feel that it very important to share the true meaning of Easter, as well as Christmas and Thanksgiving. This is something that I plan of sharing with him as he continues to grow. I want him to appreciate the holidays, not just the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, and Pumpkin Pie.


Not too much else going on around here. I am still trying to find the needed motivation to finish all of my homework. I know I sound like a broken record, but I am really just not interested. I have 1 summer school session and 1 fall session left and I am just PRAYING that I can actually make it through.


The pools are open! But, we haven't gone. :( It has been rather chilly here (mid 60's) and I don't prefer swimming unless it is like in the 80's. So, I am really hoping the weather in Florida will be superb! I have been looking and so far...not so good. It is raining, raining, and raining! Maybe it will get all the rain out before Brittany's wedding!


We leave for Arkansas next Saturday!!! I am really worried about Robert. Poor guy will be lost without me, well without my cooking. He expresses this to me daily! LOL! So, I am going to stock him up on frozen meals that hopefully he will be able to make. Fingers crossed.


My random thought for the day: Sandra Lee

This woman makes my head hurt! I used to think that it was soooo cute how she always matched all of her decor to the theme of the show. Just precious. Now, I feel like vomiting. Ok, that was a little dramatic, but seriously. Not kidding. Hobby Lobby must be making a fortune off of this woman! For those of you that have seen her show know what I am talking about. Not to mention, her so-called "Cocktail Time" might as well be a 2 bottles of vodka and a splash of lime. She basically reminds me of June Cleaver on acid... ha!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Back from a little va-ca!!

So, we just got home from a few days in Oceanside. And it was soooo nice. I always love getting away. Robert's mom came in from Arkansas to visit, and I know that he enjoyed spending some time with her. We all went to Knott's Berry Farm on Sunday. For a theme park, it was very nice. We took Thompson on a few rides and for the most part, he LOVED it! Before we left to go that day, he smacked his poor face on the side of the table! He is not the most graceful child there is, and Robert says that he gets that from me...which he probably does! Ha! The rest of the weekend we just relaxed...

Tomorrow, I am thinking about heading out to the pool! Oh yeah! As long as the wind isn't blowing too bad, I think it will be nice. Robert is on leave for a couple more days, so he can enjoy it with us as well.

My allergies are killing me right now! AHHHH!!! I rub my eyes over and over and it just...ugh!!! I hate it! So to the dr. I will go, and hopefully get some good medicine that works. I have been taking otc zyrtec, but it isn't doing much...

I am trying to finish up my semester of school work before I head home for Britt's wedding! I am almost done with one class. Only 1.5 left to do! So, I need to make time for that this week too!

So here is my question... the kiddos (Jilian, Jude, Ansley, & Thompson) are having their pics made on the beach in Florida, and well I want a pic with Thompson as the ensamble is khaki pants and white polo for the little boys, so should I wear some khaki capris and a white blouse or what? I want to be somewhat matchy, but I just don't know. Or should I try and find a cute sundress? All Comments are appreciated! :)

So here are some pics from this weekend!!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

20 Questions

So, as I am sitting at home alone tonight (Robert's @ the gym) and putting off some homework, I decided to do this survey I found off of one of my favorite people in the world, Ms.Christina!

1. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? The first thing I remembered was a dentist...until my dad said "Why would you want to have your hands in someone's mouth all day?" Good point. So then I wanted to be a prosecuting attourney til my second semester of college.
2. What have you done in the past week to help someone else? What haven't I done?! Just kidding. I have taken care of my sick husband ALL week! Enough said.
3. Who is the best-dressed person you know? That would be Christina -- she is petite and just cute. She can wear anything!
4. What is on your nightstand? We keep water, jewelry, etc. on our window sill above our bed.
5. If you were a cat, what kind of a cat would you be? Well I am allergic to cats, but if I had to be, it would be a house cat for some old woman.
6. If you lived in a house surrounded by acres of trees, what particular type of tree would you want flourishing on your land? I love Magnolia trees and Dogwoods when they are in bloom. Bradford Pears are beautiful as well.
7. What do you find to be very overrated? Angelina Jolie. Can we say homewrecker?!
8. How many email addresses do you have? One main one.
9. Have you ever felt replaced? Who hasn't? People grow, things change...its inevitable.
10. Would you rather watch football or baseball? Razorback Football all the way!!!
11. What is the wallpaper on your phone? A picture I took at the beach.
12. Name a lyric from the song you're listening to. I am not listening to music right now, just the tv.
13. Do you use a feed reader? Yes. So easy!
14. What chocolate do you always leave in the box?The coconut filled ones and the cherry filled ones! Ewww...
15. Where do you see yourself ten years from now? Hopefully settled in a beautiful house as well as working in a wonderful career to help support my family.
16. Do words hurt you? Most of the time. I care a little too much sometimes what others think.
17. Are you a talker or a listener? Depending on the situation, I try to be both.
18. Have you ever walked on the beach at night? Yes, I remember going down to the beach at night to catch the little white ghost crabs.
19. Who is your favorite professional athlete? I don't really have a fave, but Matt Jones was always a top contender until his little cocaine incident! Whoops!
20. Which TV show have you seen pretty much every episode of? Real Housewives of Orange County, The O.C., One Tree Hill, Reba, etc.

Now, back to my homework! ;)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

My little man is growing up!

I never realized how fast children grow, until I had my own. I absolutely cannot believe that he is already 18 months old! It just seemed like yesterday that I was pregnant with him welcoming Robert home from his 1st deployment. We have all come a long way.

Thompson is definitely my little dare devil. He is not afraid of anything. Part of me loves that about him, but part of me wants him to be scared and want his momma. I know, I know... And yes, he still runs to me if he gets hurt. I love that. And I know that I am going to miss it.

Here are some of his stats from the past 18 months:

Thompson was born on September 30, 2007, 9:18 am, weighing in at 7lbs and was 19 1/2 inches long. When he arrived, he didn't cry -- He was bright-eyed looking around at his bright, new world. That was the moment I knew what a good baby he would be.

We traveled back to California 10 days after he was born. He was great! He loved to try and stand since he was a few months old. When Robert left on April 5, 2008, Thompson was just learning to crawl. A few days after, he finally mastered it. On April 7, 2008 Thompson had his first tooth. Now, we have 13!

A few days before his 10-month birthday, Thompson took his first steps! I was amazed at how fast he was developing. It didn't take long and he was running around NaNa and Papa's house.

Thompson loves to call me "Ma" for some unknown reason. Sometimes it is "Momma" when he is tired, but mostly "Ma". Robert always makes the joke when Thompson yells Ma! Robert chimes in "The Meatloaf!!". It is off of the movie the Wedding Crashers. It annoys me, but I can't help but smile. Thompson's vocabulary is awesome. Here are some of his daily words: Ma, Momma, Dada, NaNa, Papa, hi, juice, milk, drink, please, thank you, no, yes, 'D', ball, cow, fishy, duck, dog, cat, and eat. He is always trying to say something, so I know we have a fast learner. He also can use sign language to tell me "more" and "drink".

He loves watching his "D's", playing on the playground, sliding down the slide, and swinging. Now, he is into pushing his tractor...??? He loves to take a bath and will run for the bathroom when you mention it. Goldfish crackers are his favorite snack. He will literally shriek in the store when we walk past them! :) He is not a huge fan of chicken. But he does love mashed potatoes, cereal, nutrigrain bars, fruit loops, vegetables, sandwhiches, biscuits, apple butter, and desserts! Ha! It cracks me up. If you have any type of food, you better be prepared to share. He is a big mooch! It wouldn't matter if he had just ate a gallon of food, he would still be eyeing your plate! He loves to talk on the cell phone. He will pretend that his NaNa is on the other end and tell her all about his day.

When he was little, he loved to scare people. I think everyone in town knew Thompson's scaring trick. Anytime we would see someone they would say, "Thompson, Scare me!" And he would wait a few seconds and yell "Oooh!" So cute! I loved that more than anything. Every now and then he will still scare you!

At his 18 month check up today, he weighed 23lbs and was 32.5 inches. Apparently his height is really good (50-75th percentile) but his weight is a little "petite" (only 10th percentile). So, it is my mission to fatten up my little boy! He is now back on the "Southern Boy" diet -- Meat and Potatoes! :) No, the dr. didn't seem at all worried and said that his recent sickness probably caused him a little weight loss. Robert thinks that it is because he never sits for 2 seconds, he is always running around!

Anyways, we are watching some great movies tonight -- Marley & Me, Twilight, and Slumdog Millionare. I am very excited!