Monday, August 31, 2009

New Positive Post!

Ok, I got some better news this afternoon regarding the housing situation. PRAY that it is right and that I can move as soon as he starts his schooling! He submits his package tomorrow and hopefully they will get it back in a couple of days to reserve his spot for the October group. If not, then he has to wait until January and we just really don't want that.

It is like a roller coaster ride with us. One minute- YAY! Next minute- BOO! So hopefully it will just work itself out!

Atleast for tonight I can breathe a sigh of relief and go to bed happy! :)

It's happened...

The sky has officially fallen. Not kidding. At. All.

Robert went to talk to the career planner this morning and check on the package they submitted last week. Apparently it got denied with a big ol' fat explanation of: THIS MARINE MAY NOT RE-ENLIST UNLESS INTO A B-BILLET.

Seriously. Apparently with Robert being a seargent already and all of his qualification scores he would not thrive at any other job. So unless it is a b-billet (drill instructor, recruiter, SOI or MCT instructor) he may not re-enlist. Sadly, Robert knew this would happen. They told him time and time again that he needed to do one of those jobs and how it would be beneficial to his career. Ok, that's fine. Robert has always wanted to be an SOI instructor, so this would be perfect! Right??? Wrong. Not only do they work 75-85 hours a week and some weekends, they have a school that they have to attend before they can get their actual orders. Do you know what that means? I can not move until he gets his orders. Wouldn't be so bad, but his dates for his schools are Oct 8-9 and the school is 9 weeks long. So that puts him at graduating on Dec 11. Remind you, I am due Dec 15. So therefore we would not even get a house until after the baby is born. Ugh. I wanted that time before the baby was born to move and get settled in, but it looks like that isn't going to happen. I had Thompson 1 week early and if this baby decides to come early then chances are Robert is going to miss the birth due to school. Because if he misses school, then he has to start over. I am heartbroken. Nothing is working out. I know that I am supposed to have a better outlook on all of this, but today is my pity party. So I am needing prayers more than ever. For my sanity and for things to work out.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sunday already?!

This weekend has flown by! Yesterday, we took Thompson to the pool and had a great time! We brought his little floaty thing, so it made it a little bit easier to keep him occupied. Plus, I got to swim around by myself which was very relaxing! Later on that evening, we went to one of Robert's friends house. Him and his wife have 2 little boys (5 & 3) so Thompson had a BLAST playing with them. We didn't leave until late, so needless to say, Robert and Thompson are still sleeping!! I don't mind... I am enjoying my breakfast of blueberry pancakes and watching the Food Network. Ahhhh...this is perfect! :)

Nothing is really on our agenda today. I have to finish a paper and start on some more homework. And of course there is always the lovely laundry and dishes that need to be done. JOY!

Hopefully tomorrow I will have some exciting news!! Doubtful, but hopeful!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

We are FINALLY home from the ultrasound! Brycen is weighing in at 1 lb 8ozs!! He is just a couple ounces over the average. Perfect! I am a little disappointed tho... the hospital we went to does not do pictures! Ugh! So sad. I didn't even get to see his profile either. Oh well. He is as healthy as can be and that is all I can ask for. And it is a good thing we didn't wait til now to find out the sex, because we couldn't. He wouldn't show anything today! When I was pregnant with Thompson, he had a 2 vessel cord. Basically, one of the 3 vessels of his umbilical cord did not form and he just had 2. So I went monthly to have ultrasounds to make sure he was growing and all of his organs were functioning. Thompson weighed 7lbs even and I am sure he would have been bigger if he didn't have the cord issue. Needless to say, Brycen has all 3 vessels, so I am anxious to see how big he will be when he is born. He did have some "pretty big feet" as the tech told us. He is also sitting breech, but he has plenty of time to turn. I can just picture him in there... sitting with his knees tucked to his chest. So cute!!! Anyways, we are going to have the 3d/4d ultrasound later on-- probably around 30 weeks or so. So MAYBE we might get some good pictures then!

And you know that my day couldn't absolutely go perfectly, now could it?? Of course not! We went to Wal-Mart to get Robert some stuff he needed for his guys tomorrow and we come out and we have locked the keys in the car! 110* + Pregnant = NOT FUN!!! We call Nissan and of course they can't help us. Even though I spent $1800 on extended warranty, I don't have roadside assistance! Thanks. For. Nothing! So then we resort to a locksmith. 2 minutes of his time and $75 later, we made it home. Ugh. And you would think... since I have an "intellegent key system" it would avoid stupid stuff like this. Apparently it isn't THAT smart! Oh well.

Robert was supposed to go talk to the career planner today, but obviously didn't make it back in time for that. So tomorrow he is going. PRAY HARD!!! Pray hard for a descent job and descent bonus.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

2 posts in 1 day! What?!?

Well, this whole pregnancy thing has really messed with my mind. If you have been there, you will probably agree. Either I can't remember anything to save my life (2+2=4) or my mind is goes into overdrive. Right now, it is in overdrive!

So funny, but all of a sudden I will think of something (childcare, food, sanity, etc.) and stress on it for atleast a couple of days. Last week, it totally hit me that not only would Thompson be in pre-school but the baby would be in daycare. Stressing over double costs is a little worrysome. Let's just hope I make the big bucks when I get a job. Ha!

Well today it has been all about the baby coming. I will be the first to admit that I was not fully prepared when I went into labor last time. I didn't have "the bag" fully ready and had to have my mom bring all of my stuff. I guess you never really think that "today will be THE day". So now I am already preparing my lists and such. This made me think of food. My husband, bless his heart, cannot cook. Plain and simple. And with us not being around family, I am worrying about meals and such for after baby. I then ran across a topic that I thought was interesting-- once a month cooking. Many people do this for their families. They cook tons of food and freeze it and then reheat it when they need it. So now I am convinced that this is what I need to do. :) I want to make atleast 2-4 weeks of food up and freeze it. I don't know where I will store all of this food, maybe I will buy a deep freeze??? Hmm... Anyways, I am interested to see if anyone does this? I know of a few staples like lasagna, chili, soups, manicotti, enchiladas, and that's about it... If you know of any recipes, please suggest!

Oh and trust me... I have been scouring the world wide web for some recipes, but I always like to hear personal faves!

I forgot to add my lovely story from today.
It's not really lovely actually, I wanted to pull my hair out.
Today, I went to the dentist to get a cleaning. I had never been to this dentist before so of course I had to arrive 15 minutes early to fill out paperwork. Well of course that didn't happen. I was about 5-10 minutes late but luckily there was a play area so I let Thompson run off while I filled out the papers. My appt was at 3 and it was getting to be about 3:20ish so I knew it wouldn't be long before I was to go back. About that time, I round up Thompson to put his shoes back on and get in the stroller. Apparently this is not what he wanted. He then proceeded to throw the biggest tantrum EVER!!! He has just started this screaming from the top of his lungs thing here in the past week or two and I am not loving it. It wouldn't have been so bad, but everything I did to try and calm him down just fired him up more! I was mortified. Simply mortified! It was so bad that the ladies behind the desk asked me if I wanted to reschedule. I, of course, said no and that he would be fine. But 5 minutes later of the non-stop shreiking proved me wrong. I was then notified that he would have to be quiet and in his stroller before I could go back. I then asked to reschedule. It was pitiful. I have never seen him act that way and now I know what people mean when they say that they could beat their kids and not feel guilty about it. :P With tears in my eyes, I picked him up and put him in the stroller and left. So much for first impressions, huh?

I Love Fall!!!

My friend Becca inspired this post. It is usually about now that I start dreaming about Fall-- it is really intoxicating. Fall is definitely my absolute favorite time of year.

When I think of Fall, this is one of the things that come to mind. The leaves changing colors and falling everywhere. Back home, there was always this beautiful tree by our post office. I remember it always turned the most beautiful shade of red. This just makes me want to live on one of those streets where you have sidewalks and can walk up and down the street just enjoying every bit of it.

Another favorite of mine is Halloween! Seriously, can kids get any cuter than being dressed up in Halloween costumes?? Here is my little lion.

And the decorations are awesome! I love seeing carved pumpkins.

Another reason this is my favorite time of year...

Not only is it my birthday, Thompson gets to celebrate a semi-fall birthday as well. Since my birthday is 2 days before Halloween, I remember growing up as a kid and having a "spider" birthday cake. So fun. And one year it even snowed on my birthday, a lot too! My neice and nephew also celebrate their birthdays a few days before mine. For the past 3 years, I have missed their birthdays and parties, and am hoping to be able to go home and spend that with them this year.
I also love fall clothes. I love layering, scarves, and coats. The only thing I would change would be that flip flops could work during the cold.

Brycen will be born in the late, late fall right before winter. So I am equally excited about that as well!
Don't get me wrong. I love Winter and Christmas time just as much. And I will have a post all about that when the time comes!
Not much new news. We are crossing our fingers that we find out something about Robert's re-enlistment. Please, please be praying for this. They have already wasted 2 months of our time and Robert needs to re-enlist in the begining of October. Let's just hope that the new career planner has his act together more than the last guy.
I finally got my ultrasound scheduled this morning! Tomorrow at 1:30!! Trust me, I will be there extra early! :)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

24 Weeks!!! Lots of uncharted territory.

Today is the 24 week mark! Here is what Brycen is up to...

Your baby's growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts him at just over a pound. Since he's almost a foot long (picture of an ear of corn), he cuts a pretty lean figure at this point, but his body is filling out proportionally and he'll soon start to plump up. His brain is also growing quickly now, and his taste buds are continuing to develop. His lungs are developing "branches" of the respiratory "tree" as well as cells that produce surfactant, a substance that will help his air sacs inflate once he hits the outside world. His skin is still thin and translucent, but that will start to change soon.

Wow! The little guy is getting big! It's hard to believe, but I only have around 3.5 months left. Yesterday we found out that moving back home for the re-enlistment is not even a possibility. Apparently the job that Robert was told about was from an old list and is not even open. It's heart crushing. I was looking forward to moving back to be next to family for such a while now. This reminds me of a verse that I saw a while back:

"In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps." Proverbs 16:9

So true. We can plan and plan and plan and it is never really up to us. The Lord has already chosen our path in life and this is just one of our many hurdles. I prayed a lot yesterday. Maybe it was the overwhelming stress or just conviction, but I am always trying to run the show. Just ask my husband :) I feel like I have to have full control of everything or it won't work out. With my ultrasound fiasco and the re-enlistment issues, I just about had it. All I could do was cry. But now, I feel like I have a new outlook towards things. I just need to do my best to keep reciting that verse anytime I do start to feel overwhelmed. It will be ok. Living in California is not a horrible thing. :) So, instead of focusing on the negative, I will try and see the positive. Our new plan will involve Camp Pendleton which is Oceanside, CA. Such a beautiful place!

  • Robert's brother and his family are stationed there.
  • The weather in Southern California is AWESOME!!!
  • We will be about 5 miles from the beach
  • We don't have to worry about purchasing Robert a 4x4 truck (no snow!)
  • I have a bigger chance of finding a great job post graduation
  • We are still going to get our 3 bedroom/2 bath house
  • Robert still does not have to deploy
  • I still get to eat at my favorite restaurants (Chic-fil-a, In N Out Burger, and Rosa's)
  • And going home to visit will still be a treat! I love seeing my family and that time with them will be even more special! all isn't that bad. :)

Monday, August 24, 2009

An "Oh So Fabulous Weekend" followed by a not-so-welcome Monday!

I will go ahead and get my rant out of the way. This morning I was prepared to have my ultrasound. Like I have mentioned before, here at the lovely 29 Palms Naval Hospital they do not do ultrasounds until you are 21-24 weeks pregnant. Plus their scheduling time is like 6 weeks out. Well back in July, they called to schedule my appointment. Well I have had today in my head since that day. I have scheduled for this day. Well, I wake up at 6 am to get ready to call at 7 am to confirm my appointment and such only to find out that I was not on the schedule for today, but my appointment was the 20th. I quickly tell them that there must be a mistake because it has always been the 24th, not the 20th .And we all know that I am never wrong. ;) I would then need to call back in an hour to see what could be done. So I call Robert sobbing about it. He then comes home to show me on his phone where I had scheduled it for the 20th. I am first to admit when I am wrong. I screwed up. Royally. So I call back at 8 and apparently I am considered a "No Show" (nice, huh?) I would then need a new referral from my OB to try and schedule a new appt. So I call my OB's office and am talking to this guy who is trying to help me. Toward the end of the conversation I tell him that I appreciate his help and I am just trying to make sure it gets done asap because I am 24 weeks pregnant (tomorrow) and am running out of time. Well the guy then responds to me "Well, maybe you shouldn't have missed your appointment!" WHAT?!?! Oh no he didn't. The last thing I need right now is some guy who I don't even know telling me how bad I screwed up-- like I am not already beating myself up for it. I kindly told him thank you and hung up. Fast forward past the screaming, name calling fit, I decide to call the nice guy back. I proceed to tell him that I did not appreciate his rudeness and I am not the kind of person to blow off appointments, especially ultrasounds. And if I didn't care, do you think I would be calling to confirm my appointment that I thought was for today? He then apologized and said that he was working on my referral. 4 hours later, I know have to call back to radiology in the morning for them to tell me where I can go out in town to have my ultrasound done. Atleast I have some solution to my crisis from this morning. Rant over.

Now, all about our Disneyland trip!!!

We had a blast! Friday evening we spent at Disneyland riding rides, walking around, and waiting for the fireworks. Apparently Thompson is deathly scared of the fireworks so we tried to make the biggest dash out of there when they started. Not the brightest idea. It took us the whole fireworks show to make our way out. They were definitely the absolute best fireworks I have ever seen!

Saturday, we started our day with an "Aloha Breakfast with Lilo and Stitch." Daisy Duck was there to greet us. Thompson did better than expected. He was fine with the characters as long as they didn't sneek up on him and had a nice 5 feet distance. :) We managed to get our family picture made tho. After that we went to Disney's Adventureland. I was expecting a much larger park, but it was still great. We stayed there til the afternoon until we all were about to pass out. We were tired! So we went back to the hotel and took a nap. After that, we went to the Downtown Disney and ate dinner and shopped around.

Sunday, we had a private breakfast in one of the hotel's ballroom. It was great! Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy were there and we managed to get our picture made with all of them. YAY!!! Afterwards, we headed back down to Downtown Disney and Robert got to go to the ESPN Zone thingy. (Restaurant with a huge arcade) So after I WHOOPED his butt in basketball shooting and race car driving, we went home. Ha! He did, however, beat me at motorcycle driving. :)

We got home around 4, ordered Domino's, and lounged around all evening. It was great!

Here are some pics from this weekend!


Friday, August 21, 2009

Off to every's child's dreamland...

We are headed to Disneyland today and I am so excited. I don't think Thompson realizes what we are doing, but I know he will have a blast when we get there. We are leaving around 11 (pst) and stopping by Wal-Mart and grabbing lunch on the way. We want to be there by check-in, which is at 3. Then at 4, we are going to Disney's California Adventure Park! All of the families are meeting there for the Electric Parade that night!

Saturday, we are starting our day with a breakfast with the characters at the hotel. Then we are spending the day at the Disneyland Park! We will definitely stay for the park's light show that night as well. Then on Sunday, we have another character breakfast to attend, then I think we are going to lounge at the pool. Should be relaxing as long as Robert isn't itching too much to get home. (He has to go to work early on Monday.) But all in all, I am planning for a wonderful weekend.

Please pray for my patience throughout this trip. I just want it to be one of those "perfect" family memories.

Lots of pictures to come...thanks to the new xD card I will be purchasing for my camera. That's right, I still have yet to find my old card that Thompson had. Maybe he ate it...hmmm... all I know is that Robert and I searched the entire house last night looking for it. Oh well. It will turn up sooner or later.

Adios Amigos!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Happy Birthday to my Wonderful Sister!

To my best friend,
Who was my partner in crime when we were young...

Who didn't mind to wear matching dresses...

Who never minded that every photo opportunity always included me...

My Best Friend then...

And even more today!

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day, love you!

23 Weeks

Brycen-- you are 23 weeks (gestational) today! You are getting to be a pretty big boy! :)

Here is what you are up to:

Turn on the radio and sway to the music. With his sense of movement well developed by now, your baby can feel you dance. And now that he's more than 11 inches long and weighs just over a pound (about as much as a large mango),

you may be able to see him squirm underneath your clothes. Blood vessels in his lungs are developing to prepare for breathing, and the sounds that your baby's increasingly keen ears pick up are preparing him for entry into the outside world. Loud noises that become familiar now — such as your dog barking or the roar of the vacuum cleaner — probably won't faze him when he hears them outside the womb.

This has been such a great week! The other night I was sitting in the recliner leaned back and could feel him kicking hard! So Robert and I was staring at my stomach and started seeing him kick! So fun!

Beth tagged me in a fun little game.

Here are the rules:

1. Choose ONE singer/band.

2. Answer all the questions below using song titles by that artist.


She has been my number 1 fave since forever!

1. Are you male or female? "I'm A Woman"
2. Describe yourself: "Strange"
3. How do you feel about yourself? "What Am I Gonna Do About You"
4. Describe where you currently live: "Five Hundred Miles From Home"
5. If you could go anywhere, where would you go? "The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia"
6. Your best friend is: "Forever Love"
7. Your favorite color is: "How Blue"
8. You know that: "The Heart Won't Lie"
9. What's the weather like? "I'd Rather Ride Around With You"
10. If your life was a TV show, what would it be called? "I'm A Survivor"
11. What is life to you? "New Fool At An Old Game"
12. What is the best advice you have to give? "Walk On"
13. If you could change your name what would it be? "Fancy"

This is the cover picture to my first ever CD! I still remember it like yesterday.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Bunnies and Santa, Oh my!

It was a funny thought today. Robert and I were talking about our upcoming trip to Disneyland and how much fun it is going to be. Well, then we started talking about Thompson and how he would get to "meet" some of the characters that we see on tv and in our books. Then all of a sudden, we both had the same thought in our mind. "Oh No!"

You are probably wondering why we would say that. Well here is why...

This was Easter 2009. Such a beautiful day. Thompson was all dressed up in his khakis and polo looking very spiffy! I could not wait to get his picture made with... the Easter bunny. Here is Thompson and I pointing out the Easter bunny.

Looking a little bit with dad...

He really couldn't stop looking. Good right?

Wrong! I don't think he could squirm away fast enough. He HATED the Easter bunny. And you know what? I would probably be a little scared too if I saw a huge giant sized bunny. FREAKY! But it isn't just the Easter bunny. Nope. This is the exact version of Christmas 2008 when we took him to see Santa Claus-- except that time involved blood curdling screaming.
I just pray that with him being almost 2 he has realized that seeing these (oddly huge) characters is a good thing. It's not everyday that a child gets to interact with Mickey Mouse, Goofy, and his favorite Nemo! I guess we will just have to see...

Friday, August 14, 2009

Heavy Heart

This is not going to be the most upbeat post, but it is the way I am feeling today. I have been following a certain blogger for a while now. I originally saw her on Kelly's Korner and have been checking back with her ever so often. A couple months ago, Katie (the girl I have been following) had been airlifted to Little Rock due to headaches and numbing of an arm-- she was also pregnant. Turns out she had some sort of brain infection, and had to be given all sorts of medication to help treat it. She was finally released in well condition. I just thought this girl was so cute. She had the cutest little boy (well, next to Thompson) and was expecting a little girl. Katie was all set to deliver around the 20th of this month, but God had other plans for her and her little girl. This week she was admitted and had to have an emergency c-section. (I think they realized something was wrong with her baby's heartbeat.) When baby Reese was born, she wasn't breathing. They immediately tried to treat her, but they soon realized that she had no brain activity. They kept her on the ventilator for 2 days and baby Reese went to heaven yesterday.

Hearing this just absolutely breaks me down. She was not a sick baby. She was supposed to enter this world and be the new happiness in her family's life. I just don't understand sometimes. I know that I take it for granted so many times my health and my family's health. Here we are planning on baby Brycen's arrival this late fall, and I can't even begin to imagine what they are going through. 9 months of loving this little being that is a part of you. 9 months of preparing for the new addition to the family. And all of it just taken away in one breath. I know that God has plans for my family as well as myself. And being the stubborn person I am, it is hard to sometimes see His plans. Understanding is even harder. But it is not my position to question. To be honest, sometimes I read about babies that are sick and pass away. Every time it kills me. I look at their parents and some are just so broken down. And some are just so positive and are just such an inspiration. I honestly do not think I would be that strong, I just really don't. I know that God had a plan for Baby Reese. As hard as it is to see, I must believe even more. I have been really trying here lately to just lay my problems down and not to stress over them. But it is hard. I know that God has a plan, and I need to just fully trust and rely on Him-- with my whole being.
Please keep baby Reese and her family in your prayers. I am also in need of prayer-- for patience and understanding.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I don't...

Today, I am participating in:

Jenna’s Journey Blog

Special Edition Version: I don't believe...

I don't believe that the Marine Corps actually gives a crap about their families.

I don't believe I will ever have Thompson potty trained.

I don't believe that I could ever give up sweets. Mmmmmm....

I don't believe in the word of some.

I don't believe that it is ok to smoke while pregnant. EVER!

I don't believe that my day would be complete without the Food Network.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Wall Canvases

Thompson and Brycen are so lucky to have such a great Aunt! Brittany had these adorable wall canvases made to match their bedding. I am in love!! The people who make the canvases (I think) are local. So check out their blog U Name It! They also have an etsy store!

Aren't they adorable! :) Thanks, Aunt Brittany and Uncle Denver! We love you very much!!!

22 Weeks

Today is my 22 week mark! I really can't believe we are more than half way done! Here is what Brycen is up to this week:

At 11 inches (the length of a spaghetti squash) and almost 1 pound, your baby is starting to look like a miniature newborn. His lips, eyelids, and eyebrows are becoming more distinct, and he's even developing tiny tooth buds beneath his gums. His eyes have formed, but his irises (the colored part of the eye) still lack pigment. If you could see inside your womb, you'd be able to spot the fine hair (lanugo) that covers his body and the deep wrinkles on his skin, which he'll sport until he adds a padding of fat to fill them in. Inside his belly, his pancreas — essential for the production of some important hormones — is developing steadily.

He is getting pretty big, huh? I was in the grocery store the other day and saw a spaghetti squash and was like "Whoa!"

Robert has left, yet again, for the field today. There are always the pros and cons of him leaving. I LOVE having the tv all to myself!! And of course I get the whole bed to sprawl out in! But, I do hate being by myself and not having him here to talk to and pester! :) He should be back Thursday or so!

Oh, I almost forgot... we won a FREE trip to...


Last week, I received an email about an opportunity that the Operation Homefront was offering to the families of the 29 Palms base. So, I entered us in and they called yesterday with the awesome news!!!

The Riedel Family-- here is what you have won!!!

2 Nights stay in one the Disneyland park hotels, 2 rooms included

2 Free park tickets

2 Free Twilight park tickets that may be used after 4pm

$100 in free food

$50 in gift cards

Whoo Hoo!!! I...I mean Thompson, is going to have so much fun!!! We get to go next weekend, and since I am school-free til then, I am going to research the park and what we are going to do while there. My sister, Brittany, has included an awesome post about the park with some unusual facts that you probably did not know. Hmmm...

So be on the lookout for my Disney-tribute posts to come!

Lenora Riedel-- you just won the superbowl! Where are you going next???


Monday, August 10, 2009

Monday Post

Well, I survived the weekend. It wasn't too packed, but definitely more than I have done since I came back from AR!

Saturday was awesome!! Robert got home and we went over to Christina's house to watch the UFC fight. I actually enjoy watching the UFC, so it doesn't bother me. BUT...the better part of the night was definitely the food! Christina is an awesome cook. She made some delicious chicken enchiladas. I brought some homemade salsa, guacamole, and cheese dip with hamburger meat. YUM!!! Then Christina made the yummiest dessert. We don't know exactly what it is called, but it was GOOD! It had crushed pineapple, walnuts, Eagle Brand milk, and cool whip! There were a ton of people over and all of the food disappeared. It was definitley a good night.

Yesterday was another lazy day. But, hey?! Isn't that what the weekends are for? :) We took Robert and Thompson and got their hair cut. Remember the last time we went? The super nice haircutting lady gave Thompson a big ol' tootsie pop sucker to occupy him. Well as soon as we got there, the lady brings over another sucker!!! AGH!!!! Does she not know how much it took to scrub the sticky goo off of him last time?!? Well, of course he wanted it. What kid doesn't want a humong-o sucker? So we gave it to him and the drool fest began. By the time she was done he had drool covering his shirt, pants, hands, and any other visable place. What made it worse is that there was hair encrusting the stickiness! GROSS!!! So, needless to say Robert gave him that bath. Ha! And Thompson also left daddy a surprise in the tub. HAHAHA!!! I will let you think on that one... Let me just say that Robert was not too happy to hear Thompson say "Daddy! Oh no!" :)

Last night we cooked burgers and had Christina and Heath over. It. was. an. adventure. I never cook big burgers. I only make the burger sliders because they are so easy. Well, I attempted to make burgers and they turned out okay. I love my burgers big, but thin. I hate huge, thick burgers. Well that is exactly what I made. Oh well. And as for my macaroni and cheese, Robert said I need to call my cousin to get the recipe because well "that is definitely not Jackie's". Well hmph!!! And for dessert, I decided to make a frozen lemonade pie. Well the frozen part hadn't happened by the time I was ready. But did it stop me?? I don't think so! :) Robert made the comment "What's wrong with it?" Well, little did he know that today it is frozen and absolutely delicious!! Jokes on him. Ha!

Oh, and Thompson has lost my camera card. Have you ever tried to find a little, itty bitty camera card that was once in the hands of an almost 2 year old? Well, so far for me it has been impossible. It will probably turn up just like my camera did.... behind our tv cabinet!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Saturday= Lazy Day...Probably not!

For the most part, I had a pretty busy day yesterday. First thing, I went out side and it was BEAUTIFUL!!! So nice and breezy, maybe 72*. Loved it. So I took Thompson out and we went for a walk. Then he got to play on the playset for a while. After that we had lunch and he took a nap. When he woke up, we went to the new little water park they have here on base for the kids. Its not too big, perfect for him. Although I must say that that water was COLD!!! Christina accompanied us yesterday and afterwards we ventured to the grocery store. I was so scattered brain yesterday. I ended up not knowing half of what I needed while I was there and then ended up not having my wallet. Luckily, I have a great friend to bail me out :)

So, needless to say I am still wore out. But, the wonderful hubby is getting home this afternoon and we are going over to Christina and Heath's house to watch the UFC fight. We are having Mexican night. She is making yummy chicken enchiladas and I am bringing the fixings-- salsa, guacamole, and rotel dip. I can't wait!

Thompson is laying down right now, so I am going to do a few loads of laundry, the dishes, pick up the house, and make the salsa. Just wondering...when is my nap time?!? Ha!

Forgot to are looking at a straight-A student from this summer! Whoo Hoo! Now, I just need to make all A's this next semester! That is my goal and well to graduate!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Rockie, Rockie, Rockie, Rock

Well, Robert is in the field til Saturday night. Which is actually a good thing. I have felt horrible all day and have not done one single thing with the house. Thompson has strolled out every toy he owns and it is still sitting there. He did spill his bowl of popcorn and would not pick it up, so I actually did drag out the vaccuum and clean it up. But believe me, he realized that mommy having to vaccum up the popcorn that he would not pick up, while she is about to vomit and has a splitting headache, was not the best decision he made today. But I guess it could be my fault for giving it to my 2 year old. Oh well.

He did make up for it by coming up to me tonight, with his blanket he went and got from his room and his sippy cup of milk, wanting to sit on my lap. So I plopped him up there and he kept telling me something over and over. Finally... I realized that he was saying "Rockie, Rockie", which is a song that my mom sang to me and my sisters and a song that I now sing to him. I think she may have sang it to us because my mom isn't the most creative in singing nursery rhymes :) Just playing. Well, the words are:

Rockie, rockie, rockie, rock
Rockie, rockie, rockie
Rockie, rockie, rockie rock
Rockie, rockie, rockie

You get the point? Well we all love that song and it is just so natural to sing it to him everytime he is in my lap (which actually hardly ever happens for Mr. Independent). So when he started singing the song it just made me so happy. So we called Nana and let her sing it to him a few times while rocked in the chair.

I am still finishing some last minute homework. I am a procrastinator. I have always been. But I prefer to say that I just work really well under pressure. Ha! Anyways, school will be over on Friday for about 2 weeks. Then the start of my (hopeful) final semester of school! Can't wait!

Anyways, that is about it for today. Hope everyone has a great Thursday!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I might lose my head...

So this is a big crunch week for me! The Last. Week. of. Summer. School!!! Need I say more?! After realizing I am lacking a 10-12 page paper, I am scrambling. So today (minus the usual sanity break) I will be consumed in all things Human Resource Development.

But, today is a great day-- I am 21 weeks! Which means...

How your baby's growing: Your baby now weighs about three-quarters of a pound and is approximately 10 1/2 inches long — the length of a carrot.
You may soon feel like he's practicing martial arts as his initial fluttering movements turn into full-fledged kicks and nudges. You may also discover a pattern to his activity as you get to know him better. In other developments, your baby's eyebrows and lids are present now.

It is a great week for Mr. Brycen! I just love to hear how he is developing more and more each week.

Another thing I must mention-- my new found love! :)

Robert went to the store last night to get me some gatorade. Well, he saw these and thought I would like them. Boy, was he right! They are so good. We had a nice conversation about whether they were really good or just hot and that is why we kept popping them in our mouths. Either way, they satisfy all of my crazy pregnant lady cravings! Try them out!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

New look!

So, I saw this background and thought it was so cute! I don't have much to report today. Thompson isn't doing the best on the potty training and it seems to just frustrate me more than anything. I find myself getting really mad if I KNOW he has to go potty and he won't! So, I am going to try and take it a little bit slower and let him do it on his own. We will see...

Robert is coming home tonight so I am making the house *sparkle* for him! I bet he will wonder what I bought or what I have done!!! Ha!!!