Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I have been majorly slacking!

Well, it has been a week or two since my last post. We have been so busy visiting with family and friends that I haven't had the time to really sit down and sort my thoughts out.

Thompson is asleep and I am relaxing on the couch with my cherry limeade (xtra lime!) This has become my everyday staple item. I am so sad that after this week I will not be able to run down and get one anytime I want :( Seriously, the closest Sonic is 1 hour 15 minutes away. Oh well. I am sure my hips will thank me later! Ha!

Tomorrow, we are venturing to White Water again. I love this place. I love laying in the lazy river. I love eating pretzels with cheese. I love it. I am so excited to be going back. Let's just hope the rain stays away for one more good trip.

A new hobby I have taken up has been fishing. I don't like to toot my own horn, BUT I am pretty darn good. I am probably the only person that can cast the lure, get caught in a tree, pull it out, and while dragging it back-- catch a fish! Ha! My first day, I caught 12. My dear husband caught 2! But, in his defense he was "using a bigger bait to only catch the bigger fish." Riiiiiiiight.

I also have started decorating for our unknown, new house. I don't know where we will live. I don't know how big or small. I don't know anything. BUT...every room will be planned and finished by the time we move. I decided to do the boys' bathroom in the Pottery Barn Kids' Dr. Seuss "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" theme. It is too cute. I painted these adorable stools for them to use that will match. I am going for the primary colors (red and blue) to tie in all of the items. I am excited.

I ordered Brycen's bedding the other day. I had a horrible time debating whether to spend a lot of money on custom bedding or just order some from the store. I chose order some from the store. So here it is:

I love it! It is the same colors I was wanting, so that works out perfectly. I made this cute "B" to hang above his changing table. I am planning on using a vinyl wall quote above his crib. I think they are so chic and cute. Can't wait to get that!

Not much else happening. I shipped the poor hubby back home. He is at work. And not loving it. I think they are a little upset that he is not deploying with them in January. 1) He gets out in November 2) He does not want to sit on a ship for 7 months. I really don't blame him. As of right now, he is re-enlisting. We have put in our package. We are waiting to hear something. I, myself, am not a big fan of the Marines right now. For one, the so-called re-enlistment bonus has dropped around $45,000 (yes...3 zeros!) in the past 6 months. Not kidding. It honestly makes me sick to think about it. I would definitely be all for getting out if it weren't for skyrocketed insurance costs. Our insurance would end in Nov. and the baby is due in Dec. I don't know how much that would cost us, but I am sure it is a pretty penny. I could go on and on about his for hours, so I better not get started...

This is my sister's new dog, Noodles. It is a rescue dog from a crack house, so I am guessing that is why its name is Noodles. hmm... Well, Thompson loves it. I am not sure if it is a mutual feeling, but so far they are good buddies.

I have been following a certain blog for a while now. Little Miss Avery is a CDH baby and is definitely a little fighter. Last night, her parents had to make the most impossible decision to stop her treatments. The poor baby has suffered so much just trying to heal from different procedures. She was a such beautiful baby. I can't imagine the pain they are feeling right now. I pray that I never have to. But, it really makes me realize how lucky we are that we are healthy and that our children are healthy. As much as Thompson can be a stinker, I am so proud that he is here to cause a little trouble. Pray for her family. God bless little Avery!

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry to hear about the bonus. BLOWS! I work with marines all day and i'm seeing how twisted the gov can be. I'm not a fan of marine corps either. But I'm sure you know that your making the right decision for yoru family based on what you all need! HUGS GIRL! MISS YA