Thursday, May 24, 2012

Long Weekend

Today is my Friday, once my husband gets home from a ceremony he are headed to Texas to see my baby sister Nina graduate, very proud of her. Going to have some BBQ and hopefully hit the lake while we are there and go see my dad.

Being proud of Nina made me realize, my family is in a good place. Even with all the crap that’s happen in the past 6 years, it seems it’s finally getting better. Slowly, but who cares how long it takes as long as we are going forward. My mom is sick less, she sounded so good on the phone. Nina graduating high school Melissa took a huge step and moved away for a little while knowing it was going to be hard with 2 kids and she is doing it, very proud of her as well, soon she will be a nurse. I have 3 sisters and its nice seeing the baby ones all grown up. Laura and I have jobs so that's our plus. Love you guys and keep moving forward no matter the speed, we are moving in the right direction.

Pic from last year of us girls

The next good thing will be my mom’s house being sold, that will be a good day.
I am also very excited about the summer inventory we have with vault denim. We have some super cute Bermuda shorts; I can't wait to try them on Monday. Excited for the t-ball jean party, Hope my friend hosting gets some free jeans!!!

Hope you all have a great Memorial Weekend.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


All soldiers are always in my prayers, but seem like we need a little more prayer.

This has not been a good week in Afghanistan, not that any week is really but I've been reading posts on my facebook of friends who have lost someone, or they know someone who has got hurt. No matter who you are I am praying for YOU, your family and friends. I know this is the worst possible news and it feels like the end of the world. I can't make your pain go away but I can tell you that your soldier is a HERO and will never be forgotten and I am so sorry for your loss. When I lost my dad in Iraq it was not easy, but for me I just tried hard to remember all the good memories and know that he loved being a soldier.

The Army is all I know, born into it and married into it. I have no idea what it's like not to be apart of the Military, but I think on days like today I am ready

to not miss my husband anymore, and have him home forever.

 to not worry that he will leave again.

to not explain to my son where Daddy is.

to meet amazing people, and love them to but know I will be gone in 3 years and have to start all over again.

Don't get me wrong I love being a army wife, but somedays it's nice to wonder how life would be if we were not military.

To all the Army Wives out there, you are strong and I respect every single one of you.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Cranky Pants

Do you ever have those mornings where nothing goes right?

I was so cranky this morning, woke up on the wrong side for sure.
I slept in, which was bad, I woke up with a headache. Anything and everything was irritating. My hair was a hot mess, I even felt horrible in what I was wearing but it was to late to turn around go back home and change because I did not want to be late for work. Thankfully I have a awesome friend and The second I asked if she would give me a shirt she did, not hesitation. It was already 82 degrees outside and it was only 10:30 am, no air in the car is going to drive me nuts, the only plus side is maybe Ill lose weight faster just kidding there is no plus side. It's going to be a long summer if I don't get it fixed soon.

 Ok I'm done venting and wanted to share. :) , Just had a horrible morning, and have 30 minutes left at work and WEEKEND here I come.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

99 Things

Got this idea from My Vickilicious Life.

 (The idea is: Bold the things you've done)

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightening storm
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Got a tattoo
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

One year ago today I started blogging.

A year ago today my house in Washington state was all packed up, we were 11 days away from moving to Lawton, Oklahoma. Its been an very interesting year. It's truly amazing how much can happen in a year.



Aiden's now walking, talking, throwing fits, jumping on trampolines, dancing and my favorite new thing is him saying I love you all own his own.


Had all day to spend with Aiden, no job and no friends that lived near me.

I have great friends that I heart and a Job that helps give us a little extra.


I had no idea what link ups where and what Pinterest was, I can thank my friend Ashleigh for hooking me up with the things that go on around the blog world. I would not have found most of the blogs I follow. Thank you Ashleigh.

Life As I Know It

I started blogging to share things about my area, and share my life as a mom, army wife, friend, sister, daughter, and women. I love blogging because its something I can look back at and see what was going on in my life at a certain point.

Thank you awesome followers who read about my small world.

Monday, May 14, 2012

80's Bash & Mother's Day

This weekend was amazing, had a great time with my boys and some friends. We through one of my friends a 80'S Birthday Bash. We jammed to the music, dressed up in the style and rocked it out. What better way to show everyone by linking up for Phone Photo Fun Mondays.

My hubby started off  smoking ribs Saturday morning, and while Aiden napped I headed to a simply tasteful party, yummy food, we all got pretty roses from the lovely host Tiffany, such a sweetie.

Once we were all done stuffing our faces, and its sad but I think I ate all the beer bread all my myself, that stuff was so good. Everyone headed home to get ready for the Birthday Party. I will let the Photos show the fun we had. It was truly a great night.

                                                                   Birthday Girl

Those are just the few that I took from my phone, I LOVE MY IPHONE.
 Can't go wrong having a 80's Bash.

Mother's Day

I woke up to a box and and love note.
My Boys gave me a custom mad candle that has all different kinds of symbols and meanings.
Love it.

Spent the day out with my boys. Lunch, went and saw prairie dogs, played at the park, and sat by the small lake/pond.

It was a beautiful day. Hope all your Moms had a great day!

Saturday, May 12, 2012


Have you seen the cover of Time magazine??


When I see this, all I see is a magazine trying to sell TONS of magazines. The inside has better pictures of this mom BF her kiddo.  They had to choose the picture that stir things up of course. 

This picture did remind me though of Aiden, I BF until he was 20 months and only because I had trouble weaning, and still till this day he wont drink any other milk, so now he gets lots of yogurt and cheese.  Anyways he would stand up and I hated it, I would try to lay him back down because to me I felt like I was BF a big kid. This is just my personal opinion, kuddos to those who can BF there little ones standing, It just weirded me out.

I really don't like the tittle... What do you all think?

I got this from a friends facebook, and I love it.
Its so true and how I look at things, I NEVER judge!!!! Even being a breastfeeding peer counselor, if you do you do, if you don't you don't, its YOUR decision. My job is just to be support if you need it. Everyone does things the way they want, who are we to judge?

I hope everyone has a beautiful weekend and great Mothers Day.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Project 365 week 18

It's been FOREVER Since I've linked up, but count me in now because I finally have a laptop again.

Week 18

Got my toes done super bright.

Dinner, looks pretty but dif not dig the apples being hott, and fresh green beans is new for me.

Went to the local fair.

Played in the backyard.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Double link up. Birthday Edition


Mixing 2 links for 2 different days, I have doctors appointments this week and wont be able to get new posts ready.

My real camera was broke so these are really from my phone. I don't know what I would do with it.  
 I'm loving that my Little man turned 2 last week. It's so amazing to see how much he has grown. On Saturday we had a combined birthday party for him and my nephew Johnny who turned one. We did a super hero theme, I think Aiden enjoyed it. The funniest thing was while we were singing happy birthday he was yelling at everyone to stop.

I'm loving that the party turned out good but also loving that its over, party planning wore me out.

Loving these cake pops made by Miriam, a friend of mine. They were so good.

                                            Loved the set up, Pinterest was my inspiration.

                             This Yummy cake was also made by Miriam, she did an awesome job.

                                          Loving my girls.


                          Aiden and Johnny loved all the gifts they got, now I wish I would have had this in a better spot. haha

           Loving the stars my sister and her friend put in the grass for me

  Loved the Telephone booth we made from a moving box.

I'm loving my nephews little cheeks.

                                          Loving my Birthday boy

 Loving my boys

                 Love that his mama still has a smile on her face, with all that was going around.