Thursday, March 12, 2009

Bragging Rights


I had to post this, I am so darn proud of myself. Thanks to everyone who has been so supportive along the way, I couldn't have done it without you!!!

An angel...


I have to pick up my books today for next semester. I am taking Developmental Psychology and World Civilization. They are only 8 week classes here because it's on a military post, and our lives tend to change so dramatically in an instant, so the shorter the classes, the higher the likelihood that we will get to complete them.

I was on the phone with Hannah last night and she said, "What are you doing with the kids when you go to the bookstore?" When I told her I planned on taking them with me, she offered to come watch them while I ran my errand. I said to her, "Did you just sprout a halo and wings that I somehow missed?" and she laughed. Granted, the bookstore is TINY, and there are signs all around that say "Quiet please"...so that would have interesting to drag a 4 year old and a 7 month old into. That's just what you have to do when your husband is deployed though, you take your kids EVERYWHERE.

They pushed his flight up another week, so we are getting really excited!!! I know it's still another two months away, but compared to the 12 months we have already endured it is nothing. He will be coming home about a week after my semester ends, so all my finals will be out of the way and I can just relax until the end of July. We plan on coming up to New York for about a week over the summer, and my mom is keeping Alanna for two weeks after we leave then flying her back down to us. We wanted to go on a nice vacation when he comes home, but we decided on a nice long weekend in Gatlinburg instead. We will just get a nice cabin and check out the Ripley's museum and such. I heard they have this cool Earthquake restaurant where everything is upside down...don't know how the food will be, but I know Alanna will enjoy it.

Well I guess I should finish getting ready for the day, I have to remind myself to eat sometimes. I get so preoccupied with getting the kids fed, bathed and dressed that sometimes I look at the clock, it's already lunch time...and I haven't eaten. C'est la vie right?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

From scratch

I decided to start my blog again. I removed all the old postings and just started from scratch. Since I last wrote, life has changed so much. I went to NY for 5 weeks for the holidays, and since I got home life has been insane. Good, but insane. I have been in school full-time, with 2 kids and a deployed husband...so blogging came last for a while. Life has changed drastically for me in the past 6 months, in some good ways, but I have also discovered some very painful things. I lost another friend...someone I thought was my best friend. Nothing crazy happened, I guess we just grew apart. In that happening, another friendship I had blossomed into one of the most beautiful relationships I have had with anyone. God giveth and he taketh away. I have just now come to terms with that.

I started going to church again, and I am in LOVE with it. Hannah told me about it, and at first I was skeptical, only because she told me it was a Baptist church (and I am from New York, I had never been to one). I have learned so much about myself in the past four or five months, and I am finally breaking down some of these barriers that took 25 years to build.

The kids are sick right now, but they have been doing amazing. Randy is over 20 lbs, and he is quite the little wiggle worm. I gave him the nickname "Happy Feet" because he is always so excited and he shows it through kicking...since he was in my belly!!! Alanna is learning so much lately, and she starts preschool in August (She missed the kindergarten cutoff date here on post by 8 days - I cussed about that quite a bit).

Dole should be home by the middle to end of May, and I cannot WAIT!!! Fifteen months is way too long!!!

Well, off to make my blog pretty :)