Thursday, May 24, 2007

Gardening and Mani~pedis!

I haven't had much time to blog lately... You name it, I have been busy doing it. My van was in the shop for 6 days... Thank God for the extended warranty! The garden is taking a LOT of work, but the results will all be worth it! We have NEVER had a garden this big... The bugs want to eat the greens so hubby suggested some "bug dust... so far NO more hole or bugs! YEA!!!!
Here is what we planted...

Leaf Lettuce,

Green Onions (2 rows),

Green Beans (3 rows),

18 tomato plants (various kinds),

Sweet Peppers,

Red Bell Peppers,

Green Bell Peppers,

Hot Peppers,






Cucumbers (8 mounds)

I took it upon myself today to treat myself a bit!!

I had made a appointment to get my nails done, but when I arrived they had put someone in my spot, So the guy that usually does pedicures said....You sit here.. I carefully explained I was only there for a set of acrylic nails. He said SIT. I SAT, and got a free pedicure and 20% off my nails. All for being patient~ Then I came home and hoed the garden LOL! Hope you all enjoy your day, I am ready for a nap~

Saturday, May 19, 2007

What a weekend!

I had a great post about our weekend, and how the boys are doing great in T~Ball, and how Trenton hit a homerun today. The ball went so far, and he didnt even use the "T"! Dad would have been SO proud! I even had great pictures of our garden, even showing where Hubby hit the beans with the tiller last night. ( I lost the garden pictures... ) NOT HAPPY!! Garden looks so nice!

Went to a Tupperware party ( Kinda, more like popped in, interuppted, placed order left to kids game and came back!) LOL! Also I scrapped 2 pages .. First time ever! Anyway hope that you all enjoy what is here!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Hands and Feet, and Moms Day

I know that topic will get some attention~ I just don't know what else to give this.

I have really been thinking about this since a new blog friend brought to my attention that she thought that soldiers were like God's hands and feet. It has never been my intention to make this blog about my husband or to get pity. I did receive a few emails regarding poor me.. Anyway, I had a really busy weekend, I was sick last week, and the boys had a game Saturday and then a birthday party for a friends daughter. Hubby has been away working 12 hour shifts with 1 hour drives to and from work for a Homeland saftey mission. All I wanted today was to stay home and stay in my Jammie's. That is ALL that I wanted for moms day. I got so MUCH more. Hubby was told to celebrate moms day another day for me, I didnt want him to worry about today with his work and him being exhausted.. I DO at times TRY to baby him! Our oldest had told me he had asked Dad to take him to buy some potting soil and flowers to put in a favorite pot that is empty. It didn't happen though. Josh did however take the Lil guys upstairs and tried to get Trent to tell him why he loved me and help him write it out. I got a picture of a 4 year olds version of one single potato. He loves my potatoes and carrots. (So he says!) I will be keeping this picture for the next meal with one of these on the menu. I got a nice homemade card from Josh. He is such an artist. Christian snuck a hot dog out of the fridge while a friend and I were talking about our mothers days and kids games. I asked him what he was eating.. I got a blah and hum. ( Couldn't understand) I smelled the hot dog, and asked "Are you eating a hot dog?" He said, "No, I eat hot ruff ruff". He calls dogs Ruff Ruffs, and so that is now I assume what he call Hot dogs! From him I got laughter.

Finally, I got a great new perspective on soldiers... I had never really considered men and women out on the battle field as God's hands and feet. I am really chewing on this. My husband would not EVER consider himself a hero, not sure about God's hands or feet either. Most of the soldiers or even firemen, medics, police officers that we know don't even consider themselves heroes. I do however think that God can use someone and their ability's to help others. Doctors for the ill, Police for those who need a mediator or to help someone get back on track when they are at fault. Firemen to save a home, office or structure. So many more examples could be given. If you ask these people, any of them I can almost bet the answer to the question of being a hero would be the same.... Most don't think of themselves as Hero's. They call it their job, their duty. However, I doubt that they have been referred to as God's hands or feet. They all run/walk on tired feet to do their job, and they all use their hands to help those in need. Whether it is fighting for their country, our freedom, our safety from a burning building, or a doctor helping the sick or a surgeon repairing damaged organs or broken limbs. They may not know it but God does have a plan for us all. Hands, feet and all.

I got so much today and I did it in the comfort of my home wearing my Jammie's, snuggling on the couch watching old movies. This really was the best mothers day ever, and it cost NOTHING! A note though.. Hubby ALWAYS babies me on mothers day so he is not in the doghouse, he was doing his job being mine and YOUR protector using the hands and feet God gifted him! Thank you Michelle for the new prospective!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007


You stay up for 16 hours.

He stays up for days on end.

You take a warm shower to help you wake up.

He goes days or weeks without running water!

You complain of a "headache", and call in sick.

He gets shot at as others are hit, and keeps moving forward.

You put on your anti war/don't support the troops shirt, and go meet up
your friends.

He still fights for your right to wear that shirt.

You make sure you're cell phone is in your pocket.

He clutches the cross hanging on his chain next to his dog tags.

You talk trash about your "buddies" that aren't with you.

He knows he may not see some of his buddies again.

You walk down the beach, staring at all the pretty girls.

He patrols the streets, searching for insurgents and terrorists.

You complain about how hot it is.

He wears his heavy gear, not daring to take off his helmet to wipe his

You go out to lunch, and complain because the restaurant got your order

He doesn't get to eat today.

Your maid makes your bed and washes your clothes.

He wears the same things for weeks, but makes sure his weapons are clean.

You go to the mall and get your hair redone.

He doesn't have time to brush his teeth today.

You're angry because your class ran 5 minutes over.

He's told he will be held over an extra 2 months.

You call your girlfriend and set a date for tonight.

He waits for the mail to see if there is a letter from home.

You hug and kiss your girlfriend, like you do everyday.

He holds his letter close and smells his love's perfume.

You roll your eyes as a baby cries.

He gets a letter with pictures of his new child, and wonders if they'll

You criticize your government, and say that war never solves anything.

He sees the innocent tortured and killed by their own people and remembers
why he is fighting.

You hear the jokes about the war, and make fun of men like him.

He hears the gunfire, bombs and screams of the wounded...

You see only what the media wants you to see.

He sees the broken bodies lying around him.

You are asked to go to the store by your parents. You don't.

He does exactly what he is told,because if he doesn't...

You stay at home and watch TV.

He takes whatever time he is given to call, write home, sleep, and eat.

You crawl into your soft bed, with down pillows, and get comfortable.

He tries to sleep but gets woken by mortars and helicopters all night long.

You sit there and judge him, saying the world is probably a worse place
because of men like him.

If only there were more men like him!!!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Flowers And Trips To The Park

I have waited two long years for this baby to bloom.... everytime it starts to one of the kids pull on it thinking it is a weed so I have to wait again... This year it is thriving and bloomed!
Woo ~Hoo! My favorite color is purple so this is spectacular!
Dad at the park being a GIGANTIC kid!

We have been so busy with yard work, hubby working, trying to learn more out about him leaving to Iraq.... I just decided the other day that it was so nice and that we should take the boys to the park and let them play! The boys had such a great time. I think Daddy was the biggest kid out of them all~ I personally felt a little sad when we there, I remember hubby's last deployment and how lonely it was taking the kids out alone. I felt happy that he was there with us but sad that I know he will leave soon... After we left he park we took the boys for ice~cream! It was a really great evening!

This is Trenton's favorite slide~ Whewwww!!!

Mom!!! "Daddy said it was okay to go head first... catch me okay mom!"

I {heart} this picture, the boy's were looking at the duck's and I just kinda stepped back and took this picture... I just think I may need to start scrapbooking!

I am climbing really high.... this is so fun!

Do their noses look yellow? Weird!
Christian wasnt sure about the slide so he decieded to go back down... then up again!

This is the slide Trent was unsure of.. He was so scared at first, would NOT let go and when he did he ended up going down about 5 more times! Yeahhhhh!!!!