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Leander, Tx, United States
An army wife for life with 3 crazy kids..

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Well, I know its been awhile. But honestly we're pretty boring people so I have to give it some time for us to do stuff for me to feel like its "blog worthy". My sister has a much more intresting life since she's the one preggers with triplets....So...Over the past month Natalie did an excellant job on her Betsy Ross report that she did. I'm so glad because I think we both had fun doing the project. While doing it I had a chance to reflect back to my school days and wondered why I didn't really like to put forth a "creative" effort at the time...the only thing I can come up with really is it was MY project and I didn't want to do it...period. But I had so much fun getting creative with her project even though it obviously reflected that she had adult help and it was supposed to be her vision...She did have fun picking the pictures we used and the way we placed the stuff on the board. The over concept was mine. Anyhow, She's doing well in school and we are currently learning to tell time...This is proving intresting because she's completly backwards, but I'm sure before long we'll get it down. She'll be telling time in no time flat. Let see child 2..Nathan...he's 6th b-day is tomorrow and I can't honestly believe that he's 6. And ALMOST! a first grader. I mean where did the time go with him. It seems like yesterday he couldn't be soothed and I had to constantly keep him in a swing. Those were the days I swore I might as well invest stock in energizer batteries. And I wondered if I'd ever survive. Luckily, I had a great hubby and some wonderful meds to help with the postpartdom depression I SURVIVED! Now he's in Kindergarden and doing well I might add. He luvs his teacher and luvs coming home from school and telling me weather he had a "green" day or a "yellow" day. As you can guess green is good and yellow is not so good. Cause he knows if he has green days he gets 30 mins of wii time. Before he sits down to do homework. He's tried to be sneaky a few times with using a crayon thats kinda a green yellow to where it looks like he had a green day when really it was yellow. Thank goodness Mrs. Carson is diligent in checking all of there folders to be sure they were honest and if he cheats. She clearly clarifys what the truth is. He's wanting me to make cookies or cupcakes to take to school tomorrow for a "b-day" celebration at school especially since he has snack tomorrow so I"m contemplating this. I have no idea when I'm gonna give this kid a party at the house with all of his friends because the next 2 weekends are NUTS! The 27th is FINALLY the up and coming baby shower I have been diligently planning for my sister who is I know yall know preggers with Triplets. I'm honestly ready to see the results of all this work I've put into it. And Natalie is exceited that she gets to go with me for some mom and daughter bonding time. I'm NOT taking the boys to this event. They were awful at my parents anniversary party me and ash did back in Feb. So Geoff is gonna bond with the boys. Ash's shower colors are choc brown, creme, and tang. orange. I know I'm intrested to see how this is gonna work, but I luv a chalange. I'm now down to the wire of calling folks. Anyhow, not sure if I posted it or not, but the sex of the babies are ALL GIRLS!! Thats right...As you can guess Natalie is really excited. She's just ready to put bows in these babies hair. I just wish they lived closer to me....I don't have ANY nieces or nephews that live close to where I can see them all the time. I guess I'm gonna have to get over it and plan a few trips to Alabama in the next little bit. Now on to Nick...he's our little comedian. He's new thing is saying "I"M NOT YOUR FRIEND!" he gets mad at you cause he doesn't get his way and he's off to his fav. saying. And in the car he's of course wanting your undivided attention. And if you don't listen to him he gets down. He comes up with the sillyiest things. He's big into using his imagination. Which is great because I luv to see what he comes up with next. He still luvs school and I just registered him for next yr. I'm so glad that this next yr is our last yr with this because I'm so looking forward to having him in school 5 days a week for longer hours cause maybe I can get a PT job or something. That minivan is the back of my mind. Now Geoff....He's not been up to much. We just got back from a camping trip that he planned and It was fun. He wants to make camping a Dennis family tradition during spring break. The kids luved it and of course were terriably sad when they didn't catch any fish. They luved going for hikes on the nature trails and I wish we had something like that to do often. I luv going exploreing as well. They luv the trailor and think of it as there FORT and so it was hard to keep them out of it and outside some of the time. They get to sleep in the sleeping bags and the kids have pretty kewl ones. ITs not completly ruffing it, but we still enjoy it. Hopefully we find out if we are moving or not soon. Of course this has been going on for awhile if we'd be staying here or on to our next duty station. Its leaning both ways. A few more armorys are supposed to be opening up and he may just transfer offices there. One by the Dell childrens hospital in the Round ROck pflugerville area and one of 51st street down town. In which case we'd just stay around here. And possibly try to sell our house just because honestly we need a bigger house. A 4th bedroom is a must now. And if we move it will more than likely be Lubbuck or Westlaco. Which neither places sound appealing ot me. I'm not to fond of Austin, but I'd pick here over any other of my choices any day of the week. But we have to go where the chance of promotion is available. Now on to me...not much going on in my life. Some would say I've turned into quite the "party" animal. I go out with the girls quite often and honestly this is awesome for me. I haven't had the chance in my life to have friends as good as the ones I've met over the past yr or so. I'm reading more than I have in my entire life and my goal is to read 100 books before the end of the yr. I think I have 80 more to go. I'm luving this challange. I'm reading some great stories and I'm trying to branch out of my normal zone of intrest. School for me is on the back burner just because I've honestly changed so much as a person since Geoff was deployed a bit ago that my intrests have changed alittle bit. I'm not sure really what Heavenly Father wants me to do or go into yet I'm just taking it day by day. I'm trying to discover what my talents are and I'm sure I'll find my niche. Right now I'm just trying to enjoy the ride and find my place. I know this was a long update, but this is all thats been going on with the 'Dennis. I know I have few readers out there, but for those of you that care..here it is. I hope that this finds you all well and happy and I know the Easter Season is upon us again....I'm indeed grateful that my family gets to be a forever family due to the the sacrifice of our Savior. Hope yalls Easter is a blessed one.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

While my blog is a work in progress I have to say I'm getting rather frustrated. So consider this my reaching out for help if any of you out there can. Anyhow, you would think with a military hubby and 3 crazy kids I'd have a ton to blog about, but honestly there is nothing. I'm sick right now with a horriable sinus infection I've had since thursday. I did get a new calling in church. I get to lead the music in Relief Socitey and I like it ok. I'm sure the Lord doesn't care if you like your calling or not just that you open your mind and heart to be able to grow and develop new talents. So with that said I'm learning to love it. We just got a new roof put on our house which was a much needed thing. It looks really nice I just didn't enjoy handing the roofer the money we owed him after putting on this nice roof. Lets see...Natalie had to do a project on Betsy Ross and I have to say I've learned more about this women than I ever expected to know. She had to do it on a ceral box and cover it in white paper and put pictures and post a small report to it. I have to say I really got into and I think I did it more like a 6th or 7th grade science fair project. OH THE DAYS! I made it more like a shadow box. I'm sure Ms. McCament didn't have what I did in mind. I told Natalie that different is good so we shall see what grade she gets. SHe just really enjoyed working on it with me. I'll take pics of it when we get it back and let all of you see our wonderful work. Or my WONDERFUL work. Nathan is loving Math right now. I told him to enjoy it now cause one day it gets harder and the dislike factor may finally take play. He's active as ever and really wants to do sports but I'm thinkin we don't have a money tree in our back yard so this hobby may have to wait till debt gets paid down. He has great friends that he's founds this yr and I honestly can't believe the yr is almost over and he'll be closer to first grade. You know what that means for me right? I'm one yr closer to getting NICK in school and out from under me so that I can go to work part time and hopefully afford that KEWL minivan that I want so badly. But dreams are dreams. The kids latest rambleing have been about what they want to be when they grow up. Nick of course wants to be a astranaunt. Nathan has said he wants to be a trash man the last few times I've asked and Natalie wants to be a beautician. Ashlee (my sis) and I gave my parents a 30th wedding anniversary party when we went back to my hometown for Natalies baptism earlier this month and I think it turned out wonderful. It was a task to get them up to the church without totally revealing what we were doing. It was nice to get to see all the friends of family that we have. Speaking of Natalie's baptism it was great. The spirit was really strong. I have to say I've never been to a baptism like her's because she cried the whole time. Not sure if it was cause the spirit was strong or because she was scared. She doesn't care for unwanted attention, but it went off without a hitch so thats good. It was so good that my sis and bro in law could come since we don't get to see them much. My next party plan is of course Nathan's b-day on the March 22, my Scentsy Spring/Summer launch party on March 5th, and my sister's up and coming baby shower that i'm so excited to help host. Got some great ideas. Now to Geoff not a lot is going on with him. He's busy with work and teaching his Judo class on Wed. nights that he enjoys doing. And soon he'll have himself busy doing our taxes that he's put off doing for a few weeks now. Well, I guess at the start of this i said not much to blog about but it looks like I've typed half a book so sorry bout that. I'm off to go and do laundry which by the way is my least fav thing to do and chase kiddos. I hope that this post finds each of you well and happy.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Better Late Than Never

Well, I guess its about time that I update this thing....Not a whole lot has been going on with us lately. Natalie is getting baptised next Sunday and we're all traveling to New Boston to be with family so they can all be apart of our beautiful day. She is extreamly excited. Her birthday is Monday and my first born baby will be 8 yrs old. I can't believe it. I'm not quite sure where all the time has gone, but I have to say she's developing into a beautiful girl. We've gotten her a beautiful CTR ring that I know she'll adore. it has colorful flowers all over it. I just hope I got the right size. Nathan is enjoying Kindergarden and his grades are awesome. I'm thinkin he's quite the ladies man. He's in CTR 5 at church and he loves his teacher Sis Vansickle. Nick is completly potty trained. He's in a pull up at night, but its dry in the morning so he could probably wear PJ's but I'm not taking a chance. Geoff is well to. Work is going well and we should premote her soon so thats good. He's enjoying scouts at church and teaching his Judo class on Wed. nights. Our family also got some great news. My little sister Ashlee is PREGNANT! And not with just one baby, but 3 thats right folks she's having TRIPLETS! We are super excited as are they and I can't wait to be an aunt again. And no she wasn't on fertility its all spontaniouss Twins runs in our family, but triplets do not so this is just a pure MIRICLE! They are due on my b-day Aug 20th but Triplets never go 40 weeks so they'll probably make there entrance the first or second week of July, but I'm praying they stay as long as they can so that we have 3 healthy babies. So please keep her in your prayers. This is all thats going on in our family and we are hoping all is well.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Life just is...

Well, things here are going great. Getting so close to Thanksgiving and trying to narrow down our plans and agenda. And I'm trying to decide what in the world to do about christmas this yr..I'm starting to feel the pressure due to the TV commericals and christmas tree things I see up. I think that '09 has flown by this yr and I'm not sure what all we actually did. I mean, we've enjoyed having Geoff home this yr. The kids are enjoying school. Natalie starts after school tutoring with her teacher this next week in Math and I'm super excited that this is happening. My worst fear is that my kids will get lost in this CRAZY system they call a SCHOOL system and they get forgotten about and then they fall behind. That happened to me...so I'm so thankful that my kids have teachers that are paying attention to signs that they may be having a hard time. Allergys have hit our family hard this season. I've recently had an ear infection this past week and it has been the most miserable week of my life. Nick has a ton of drainage as well and his little nose is raw. Nat and Nate are doing well for the moment. Were just glad that the FLU hasn't hit our family yet. Geoff is doing well in work and were so grateful every day that in this economy we have a job and a house. Heavenly Father is always blessing us. He teaches a Judo class on Wed. and that keeps him busy as well as his Cub Scout calling in church that keeps his Tues nights taken. He has had a bad neck the past few days due to sleeping on a horriable pillow. But he'll survive. Luckily one of the guys he teaches on Wed. is a chiropractor so he got right in. Well, this is whats been going on with us. Not much but just wanted to keep everyone up to date on us and I also posted a few new pics. Not sure why I keep this blog because most everyone I know has FB and can keep up with Geoff and I on there and I update my pics on there more often than I do here. So I guess I need to maybe lay this blog to rest cause I'm not really sure who keeps up with it. Until next time...

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Mini Van Mom

Well, today I went and looked at mini vans...I found a Kia Sedona that was fully loaded that I just luved...to bad I don't have 24,995 to drop on one just yet. It was a used "09 and it had 2495 miles on it..Can i just say SWEET! Its time to retire the trail blazer I think..It needs some work done and I think I need a change as well...I'm bout to pay my debt just about off and so I think budget wise it seems feeseable but were still doing the numbers. I just hate the fact of having 2 car payments. So. We'll have to see. Nick is still working on his potty trainning and the cars are some sort of motivation but not the icing on the cake yet. He luvs school and is doing well. Same with Nattie and Nathan. I'm trying to find something for the kids to do sports wise like through the ymca or whatever. I have a membership there anyhow. So we'll see how that search works out. I did well with my Scentsy biz this past month. I made $445 and can I say thats amazing. Savings it will go. I have 2 partys this month and if my mom gets more orders for Sept. then that will be 3. Doubt I bring home 445 again but $200 or so would be sure nice. Beggers can't be choosers I get that. I can see the blessing of this. I just need to figure out what I owe in tiths so far. I have totally slipped on paying it cause its been so long since I've paid it with my name..I put Geoff's name on our other since its his money. But...I'm gonna do it this month. Need those blessings for sure. Went to the temple on Sat and can I say it was really nice to be able to go with Geoff...Its the first time we've been together since before he deployed. So its nice to be able to sit in quite getting some clarity. Thats it for now..

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Been Awhile..

Well...I know its been awhile my peeps but I'm back in action with this blog. School is once again up and runnning and I have 2 happy kiddos. Natalie's teacher Mrs. Mccamnet is a doll and Nattie has really taken to her. This is her first year teaching so I'm intrested to see how she does. Nathan got Mrs. Carsen which is who we wanted since it was Natalies Kindergarden teacher. WE LUV HER! And she seemed just as excited to have him in there. Nick starts preschool tomorrow and is he excited or what. I told him last monday that he starts school next week and for a whole week he has asked me if its next week yet. So he's excited to use MEME"s back pack that she got just for him. Oh and his lunch box too. So with kiddos in school that leaves me here at home alone...what will a free girl dooo???? Well, I signed up to volunteer at the school and maybe be a room mom for the kids classes. I also have thought about getting a job since money is tight for now and just thinkin bout money makes me what to throw my guts up sadly. Let see...In july I went to Twicon and had the most fun meeting new people who luv the "Twilight" series as much as I do. It was extreamly unorganized so as for the conferance I won't ever do it again, but had the most fun in the hotel with the girls and going to all the concerts. I saw Bobby Long, Marcus Foster, and Sam Bradley and can't forget about 100 monkeys. So I'm a bad BL, MF, and SB fan. I think I went a little fan girl. Where still workin on potty training Nick but its not going well...hummmm I think I've bout covered it. Geoff i just busy working and doesn't really have alot going on...Until next time my friends.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

I know...It's Been Awhile

I know its been awhile...SCHOOL is OUT! And we are trying to find things to do to fill our days...so what does our summer consist of?? As of right now not to much..4th of July we'll be heading to Iowa to Scott and Ann's annual party they have every year. Scott and Geoff have been friends for along time and the last time we saw them was when Nate was 3 months old...so the drive should be fun. On the 20th me and the kids are heading to Huntsville to spend a week with the MEME and POPPY and can't forget Aunt ASH..they are way excited and I'm just trying to gear up for the long drive, but the visit will be well worth it I'm sure. I'm excited cause the "Garrett" family reunion is June 27th and Geoff and the kids are going to get to meet family they have never met before. People I grew up with..exciting. Good thing I've lost the extra pounds. Nate is doing good on his ADHD meds and let me tell you its saved my life. Natalie is really sad that school is out and looking forward to 2nd grade only cause of the structure as is Nathan..Geoff is doing good he's gearing up for High Adventure camp next week. He's the Varsity Coach for the scouts and he likes it. I'm doing good with a break from school. My scentsy biz is going well and I'm really thrilled with it and where its going. As for my future..I have no idea I'm taking it one day at a time. I'm constantly trying to find new books to read..I luv it. Well, I hope that you all enjoy the pics I've put up. And I luv you all and talk to you all soon.

Pic 2

Nick's preschool pics for "09

Nick's first day of pre school

Nick and Sam at the park

Nathan's first day of school

My Natalie

Natalie's 2nd grade field trip

Our latest Family pic

My little Man

She loves to Read

Nattie

Look at that face

Luvin it

He loves his motorcycles...Thanks to POPPY!

Thumbs up

Natalies last day of First day

Hot shot

He luvs it

Finally got the nerve

Nathan having a blast

NIck ready to go

Madison, Nick, and Nate

Nick and Sam

Nathan and his bestest bud Jonathan

Nick after the water ballon fight

Nates preschool graduation

OH MY

Sam and Nick in the baskets

Natalies b-day cake

That face..

My Boys

Look at them

Nat huggin the cow

Nat and Sam at the Childrens Museum

Trouble

My Super Heros

Ladies First

Mini Batman

Trying to salute...

He luvs this helmet

Just the sunset

Just a sunset

Doritos anyone??

LOOK OUT!!!

Pink Cheetah??

Me and my T-REX

Swimming??

THUMBS UP DUDE!!

Nathan luvs Poppys new Harley

The FARM life!!!

Touch a COW? I think not

Afraid of COWS? never

Nich luvs COWS

Nattie and Pappa

Nich on Pappa's 4 wheeler

Grandpa and Nate on the new TRACTOR

Look @ that LIP

Start of my OASIS

NEW TV!!!!

Nichs gift

Nates mothers day gift

Natties mothers day gift

My NEW bed!!!

My NEW bed!!!

Magic of the Cleaner

Magic of the Cleaner

My organized closet

My organized closet

Just the computer

Just the computer

Bare

Bare

Close Up

Hagin out

Lookin @ Daddys pics

Our BFF's Tina and sleepy Sam

With love to our DADDY

Just like Daddy

What a mess

Heres one for you DAD

His fist face painting

Wanted to something like dads, luckily it washes off..

Hanging out

Hanging out
she loved getting her face done

Neat Huh??

Neat Huh??
Choo Chooo

Bear Fair

Bear Fair
He conquerd his fear

Family Pics

Family Pics
The Fam

Ash Wedding

Ash Wedding
Sisters

Military

Military
LOOK @ US

Nick at Party

Nick at Party
Oh my GOODNESS...

Nate Cake

Nate Cake
SpiderMAN

Nats Cake

Nats Cake
LadyBUG

Easter 2

Easter 2
Just the TWO of US...

Nick Easter

Nick Easter
CLOSE UP....

Nick Robert

Nick Robert
1 yr old

All of us @ Easter

All of us @ Easter
LOOKIN GOOD.....

Easter

Easter
The Kiddos

See what a PERMANENT marker can do?

Isn't that MONKEY CUTE!

LOOK OUT!!!

DOUBLE TROUBLE!!!!!

Kindergarden MODEL

Natalies art work the school had published