Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Conversation With A 9 Year Old

Recently my 9 year old told me she wants to be a missionary when she grows up. I thought that was pretty cool. So 2 days ago she says she either wants to be a missionary or a flight attendent.


I say, "why a flight attendent"

9 year old, "because you get to go places"

I say, "missionaries get to go places too"

9 year old. "I'll have to think about that"

9 year old, "Mom do missionaries get paid?"

I say, "of course they get paid"

9 year old, "Who do missionaries work for?"

I say, "who do you think they work for?"

9 year old, " oh yeah, Jesus, duh."

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I'm A Lazy Mom

Yep you read that right. I am a lazy mom. I make my eldest pick up after herself and clean her own room, I'm a mom not a maid. If she wants a snack and it doesn't require the stove she can get it herself (after approval from mom of course) I am a mom not a short order cook. She has to help with the laundry and the dishes. Call me a lazy mom for raising my children to be responsible and helpful. I did do a lazy mom job today however. I am following the lazy mom blog on Facebook. Go me! Lazy mom job done. I can go outside and play now.
Hubby called today from Virginia!!! He gets a 72 hour leave in 3 weeks!! AND already has tickets in hand!! I love the Navy again!

Monday, July 12, 2010

My Husband Left Me..

Ha ha made ya look. Seriously though he did leave me. For a 6 week training thing in Norfolk VA. This should be the last time he leaves until he retires. That is IF you can believe the military lol which usually you can not. I would say I am a single mom for a few weeks but as luck has it I have a whole group of navy wives to count on if need be. Thank you Jesus lol.

Saturday we picked up our daughter from camp. She had so much to say and to tell us. She didn't stop talking until we dropped the kids off at our friends for the night. We took the family to the aquarium in Seattle for the day.

This I do have pictures for, unlike 4th of July, and I will post them..eventually. After dropping the kids off we met some friends for dinner then made our way to Federal Way to see Michael W. Smith in concert. He's the "other" man in my life. I absolutely LOVE him. The concert was amazing.

Isn't he a cutiepatootie

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Meet Me On Monday

I'm adding mine on Sunday as usual because you just never know what Monday will bring lol.

1.What do you normally eat for breakfast?

Usually I have a bagel and coffee. Once in a while a cup of yogurt with it.

What kind of car do you drive?

A Volkswagen Routon

3. Have you ever met a famous person(s)?


4.What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Ben and Jerry's Chocolate fudge brownie

5.Which TV channel do you watch the most?

Depends on the night. Usually USA or TNT.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Date Night Postponed

I'm not sure if it's a matter of opinion or a proven fact but I believe every marriage needs down time. Not down time away from each other. Just the opposite. Down time away from the kids. Dh and I take a night a week for us. We go out to dinner, a movie or even just a walk through the mall. Anything to be together, just us. Sometimes life gets so chaotic. If it's not one thing it's another and it's easy to drift apart and just co-exist. So, Fridays are usually our us time. This week, however, we are postponing until tomorrow. Our eldest daughter comes home from camp in the late morning so we'll have a little family time. Maybe we'll go to the aquarium in Seattle. Tomorrow night is date night. We're going to dinner with a couple of friends from church then off to see Michael W. Smith in Federal Way. I call him "the other man in my life" I love his music and his concerts are so spirit filled. It's a wonderful experience.

Thank you to all of you who follow my little blog. I never thought of it as something someone else would want to read.

John 4:23-24 "Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is Spirit, and His worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth."

Thursday, July 8, 2010

I'm a lover of many different types of music. My favorite by far is contemporary Christian. Michael W. Smith being my very favorite. The song in the below video touches my heart every time I hear it. It is by His amazing grace that I am saved from the sin that gripped me and held me hostage for so long.

Romans 3:23-24 "For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God and are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Jesus Christ"

Michael W. Smith - Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) (Live)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Sometimes You Just Have To Make Hamburger Helper

My husband is 8 years older than I am. He was married once before me and has 2 other grown children in addition to our 3 little ones. We get a long very well. Thank goodness. Jessica, my step-daughter, works for a company that cares for adults with mental and physical disabilities. She is assigned to a group home and takes care of 3 men. She just started back in December and I was a little concerned at first. Because of their mental state these guys can be violent. It's not something that happens on purpose. It just happens. So far she's been lucky. The guys love her. They call her momma Jessie. She's younger than they are but they don't know that. Mentally they are between the ages of 7 and 12. Anyway, She often calls just to gab. She's not that close to her own mom so I am the next best thing I think. One of the guys loves to talk on the phone when she calls. It is so sweet. I hear all about his day, the pictures he took (he got a new digital camera for his birthday) It's sweet knowing this man is my age but the mentality of my eldest daughter. Jessie loves her job and she loves those guys.

I have to admire those who can do a job like that. It would be like taking care of the elderly. I don't think I could do it on a full time basis. I took care of my dad after his strokes before he passed away. It was very hard. Sometimes though I wonder if it was harder because he was my dad and there was an attachment that wouldn't be there with a stranger. I don't know. Sometimes I get a little philosophical about things lol.

There are times when I can't think of a dang thing to cook for dinner. I know Dh appreciates a nice meal after a 12 hour shift but once in a while my kitchen stumps me. The house is always full of food and things to cook so it's not for lack of things to cook. It's either lack of desire to stand at the stove and cook or lack of appetite..So once in a while you just have to make Hamburger Helper lol.

What No 4th of July Pictures!?!?!

Seriously! Dh and I had a huge 4th weekend. With the big shindig on base and parents of summer campers were invited Sunday for a shindig with our children up in the mountains I was all excited and ready to post some pictures. We took a bunch of pictures! So here I sat yesterday, in between baby naps and potty training sessions, ready to post some of our family 4th fun on facebook and here to my blog and there are NO pictures on our camera!!! Want to know why? I'll tell you. Dh grabbed the wrong camera. We still have a camera that requires film and it looks very similar to our digital. So there you are. No 4th pics. You will just have to take my word for it. Sorry. We all have imaginations though and can picture the fun we had lol.

Saturday we went to base and looked at all of the planes, went on a tour of a couple ships, had free hotdogs and soda, compliments of the US government (thank you tax payers lol) Watched the air show and a concert. Then fire works. My 2 year old I think was a little confused by it all. She usually doesn't see daddy on base without his uniform, I usually go to the commisary while he is at work and once in a while I will bring the kids over for a quick howdy do. A few of the men and women in Dh's squad came to say hello, even though they were on duty, and my Dd looked at Dh and said "Daddy why don't you have your clothes on" only in 2 and a half year old talk. Now I know all parents know that their kid is the cutest, smartest and most clever but come one...That was cute. Not to mention darn funny. By the time the fireworks started my 2 little ones were worn out and dead asleep in strollers and missed the whole show.

Sunday after church we headed up to the church camp to see our eldest who has been at camp for about 11 days now. It was beautiful up there. The kids put together a little program with a patriotic skit and singing. It was cute. I can't wait for her to be home Saturday.

So there you have it.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Meet me on Monday

I'm doing this a little early because who knows what I will be going tomorrow lol.
I'm loving these little blog hop thingies.
I hope some of you followers will jump on board for this one. It's fun and hosted by the loverly Java over at
Come play with us.
1. What is your favorite Fast Food Restaurant?
Del Taco!!!!!!!!! Ever since I was a kid
2. If given a complete freedom to start afresh, what profession would you choose and why?
Hmm I haven't thought about it but I love my current profession as a SAHM. I don't think I would want to change that
3. Do you prefer your toilet paper to come over the roll or under the roll?
It has to roll over the top. If Dh puts it on backwards I fix it lol.
4. What was your favorite tv show as a child?
I think I have to copy Java's answer and say Little House on the prairie and Three's Company
5. What is your favorite Summer drink?
Iced Tea

Friday, July 2, 2010

I am really late in getting here today. I debated, for a split second, on skipping this week but obviously changed my mind. I will make this post short and sweet though, maybe. I have been on my feet and going all day. So much to do before the holiday weekend. Plus I had a hair appointment. A cut and color and I am a new woman. Well sort of.
I took my son to the dr yesterday. He had immunizations, poor little guy, which of course put him in a bad mood and gave him a little fever. all he wated was to be held I had a hard time getting him down for a nap and when he finally gave up the dogs started barking and woke the little guy up. I was so mad. There is nothing worse than an icky feeling cranky infant, except maybe a cranky toddler.