Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Happy Birthday Stephanie

I just wanted to wish my little sister a Happy Birthday. she blogs at: Stephanie's written word. Her blog is a book blog and she does a good job with it, so if you are a reader you might want to check it out.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Darrian fooling around in his older brother's hat, doesn't he think he's the big shot!
So what is everyone doing for the 4th of July? My daughter wants me to come down to Oregon for a picnic but since falling down the stairs and cracking my tail bone (butt!!!) I have not found driving very comfortable, so unless it starts healing quickly then I don't think I will be making any big trips for the 4th of July. I have been using a dohnut, you know those things they give you after you have a baby to sit on, but after awhile even that doesn't seem to cut the mustard. My Dr. says it takes about 6 weeks. 6 weeks, it he nuts? It's not his fault, but for one tiny crack you'd think it would heal a little faster or maybe feel a little better a little sooner. So far though that hasn't happened.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Church Day

Off to the house of the Lord soon and am happy for it. I always love starting off my week by going to church on Sunday and then going out for an inexpensive bite to eat. Whenever I miss church it makes me sad and somehow I don't feel like the week has a good beginning. It helps that I love my church. We have been blessed since coming to WA that God has led us to the perfect church for our family. I miss my church in Hawaii but since we will most likely retire there I will be able to go back so for every season there is a time. Hope you all have a great week out there and enjoy it.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Well the Army ditches the beret for the patrol cap. I'm glad. My hubby says the beret was a pain in the you know what. I think the patrol cap is sexy. Personally the beret did nothing for me. I can't wait to see my soldier back in his cap next month. Seems like someone has been away too long. lol! Here is the story

Wednesday, June 08, 2011


We saw Soul Surfer last Saturday and it was really good. I remember when this happened to Bethany because I lived on Oahu at the time and it was all over the news. My daughter told me that the movie people wanted to take some of the Christian parts out of the film, but her dad said "no" so they went ahead with it the way the story actually unfolded. For once, a clean, Christian, movie the whole family can enjoy. Even my 7 year old, who loves to refill my coke for me, would not leave his seat, not even for 1 moment. He was glued to the screen and so were the rest of us.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Thanks to my dear friend Mikki, and also the writer of one of my favorite blogs, The Not So Perfect Housewife, I am bestowed with this fun award. If you have not read Mikki's blog, I can assure you that you do not know what you are missing. So go on over and check her blog out, it's awesome. Anyway here goes, I have to share 7 things about myself and then pass the award on to 15 bloggers. I think I am pretty much an open book but here goes.

1. Like Mikki I grew up on the upper East coast, but in NJ not Maryland, and I absolutely do not like the cold, no not one bit. I wish I lived in Florida like her, but for now we are stuck going wherever the military sends us. We are going to try for a tour back to Hawaii so that will surely fit the bill.

2. I have Bieber Fever. My grandaughter Kai'lie gave it to me. I can't help it, I love his music and have 3 CD's. Of course it was going to Justin's movie with the grandkids that really hooked me.

3. I have ADHD. Anyone who is around me can tell you that this is true. I sleep maybe 4 hours a night and am as hyperactive as can be, but if you give me 16 oz of coffee 20 minutes before bed I will be out like a light in no time.

4. I always have a house full of kids. It sounds crazy but most of the time it is fun getting to know them all, even the crazy teenagers and I wouldn't have it any other way. In fact the other day I was watching ice road truckers on line with my son's 7 year old friend while my son and his other friend were off in the living room playing Quibits. I think there was another kid playing Wii upstairs but I am not completely sure because me and Ellie were so engrossed in truckers sliding off the road. Like Mikki and her show I am not sure why I love this one so much, but I do.

5. I like beer. I don't drink but once in a blue moon I will have a few glasses when out to eat with my husband. I mean very few so basically I don't drink.

6. I love Hot Buffalo Wing pretzels, which I hide from the kids, and am never found without. Same with French Vanilla creamer.

7. I love tv. I read a lot but I also watch a lot of mindless tv late at night when the kids are in bed. I practically watch anything. Love crazy haunted shows, and I can't help myself. Ghost Adventures is a pleasure of mine that I just can't resist.

Well that's it so I am just going to say that any of my blog friends who read this can participate if they want to. I hope some of you will because it was great fun. Maybe that will make 15 but I'm not sure.

Thursday, June 02, 2011


The boys are really enjoying having their older brother home from college. They shoot hoops every day....Oh my, what will they do in August when he goes back to Greenville?

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Just got finished reading Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks. Another amazing book with an ending that blew me away. If you are believers in romance and everything happens for a reason, then this book is for you. It's about a woman named Katie who moves to North Carolina to hide from her past. She then meets a very sweet friend and a man with two kids whom she can see spending her future with. All I can say is there are many surprises in this story. I totally enjoyed this book, as I do all of Nicholas Sparks books, who didn't love "A Walk to Remember?" So chalk up another one for Nicholas Sparks and let's hope he never quits his day job.