Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happy Birthday Mady!!

We are FINALLY settled into our new home. I am glad to see February go. It was such a stressful month for all of us. My 30th birthday came and went. It was a pretty great day. My husband surprised me with a dinner for us 2 only. One of his co workers kindly watched our kids for a couple of hours. We ate at a great restaurant right by the ocean. Since it was a Monday night the place was pretty quiet and just felt so romantic. Plus, having a great table by the water made it that more enjoyable. It was a relaxing dinner and I am so glad we got to go out.
Mady's birthday was a great one as well. She kept calling it her "lucky day'. For her birthday dinner we had pizza and cupcakes. We got to Skype with my family and video chat with my MIL. Mady is one lucky little girl to have such wonderful grandparents that even though we are hundred miles away they are still there to sing happy birthday with us. She also received great gifts.

Saturday, February 18, 2012


Mady loves all the Pinkalicious books. Recently at Wal-Mart (when we still lived in MD) we found these two stuffed animals in the clearance section. They were $9.90 each so we bought them. They will be birthday gifts. I can't wait to see the look on her face when she unwraps them :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

My travel snacks

I'm not much for snacking while on the road, but incase I do feel like having a snack I come prepared.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

We gave the kids their gifts early since we are currently on the road. They both liked their gifts. The other was a sad attempt for my husband. He loves dark chocolate and that apple pie gum. It's the thought that counts...right? Hope everyone has a Happy Valentines Day!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

What's in my purse (moving addition)

As I type this my house is filled with boxes. I am waiting for the movers to get here and load up our boxes. I am carrying around my large purse since we will be on the road for a week. So this is what's in my bag. In no order: coupon holder, sunglasses, agenda,iPhone charger (I am using my iPhone to blog and take pictures),make up bag with no make up in it haha,strawberry tic tacs,Eos lip balm and hand lotion,contact drops,eye drops, crotons from my lunch that I didn't eat,clutch wallet, a reusable bag in the shape of a strawberry, a hoodie, Mady's socks that she took off today,jelly belly beans,car keys,checks and cinnamints. I am ready to start this trip. I am just ready to get this month over with. I know by the end of the month we will nicely be settled in our new home.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Be happy :)

This woman is talking about my hometown. Yes, some of the stuff she says is true. No, I am not like the people she is describing. I really hope no one does anything to scare her or make her feel even more uncomfortable. She made a big mistake by going on Youtube to bash her current city. Military spouses have a saying "Home is where the (insert branch name here) sends us." I truly believe that. I was not crazy about moving to MD when we first got orders here back in '07. It takes awhile and you also have to put yourself out there. Not everyone speaks pure Spanish in Laredo. I for one was not taught Spanish by my parents (thanks mom and dad!). I did pick it up but I am not fluent. Oh well. There are people like her all over this world. I just don't let people like her "rain on my parade."

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Feeding a picky eater on the road

Since we will be on the road for a week I know we won't be eating the healthiest. Usually lunch is fast food and dinner is at a sit down restaurant so that's when we can order veggies with our meal. Mady is such a picky eater at home I have to get some veggies in her any way that I can. Insert these little pouches. Some are packed with veggies that I haven't even tried (i.e. purple carrot and rutabagas.) She of course picked out the Princess pouches and we bought some sweeter fruit ones to use as snacks. I'm still clueless what I'll use to give my older son for a snack. He isn't as picky but due to his retainer and lip bumper he has quite a few items he can't eat at the moment. Ok back to cleaning out stuff.