Monday, July 28, 2008
At Least were another day closer to Geoff finaly being home. I try to take the kids to the pool every afternoon before our bedtime routine so that they wear down for bed. That seems to help things run smoother. The other day we were in walmart and I was down asile 4 which is the sauce aisle. (thats nuts right,that I know exactly which aisle is which!) Anyway, I was getting spaghatti stuff and Natalie says mom i need a new bra. I loook at her and say u don't wear bras. Then as loud as day she yells, I JUST NEED A NEW BRA MOM. IS THAT TO MUCH TO ASK???? People just look at me like I'm this terrible person who won't buy my 6 yr old a new bra. I was mortified. Wish Geoff had been here for that one. He'd have luved that seeing how he just luvs crowds and all....LOL!! Of course nathan has to make his scene in the store too with his needing a new batman toy...and Nich trying to pull everything off the shelf. Its a miracle that I got the 5 things I went in for with everything that was going on and got everyone out ALIVE! Thats my life I guess. The things kids say and Natalie especially is full of wonderful things. Well, we've finally made it to half way were over 150 days. ITs late and I'm turning in now I just had to write about our latest adventure to Walmart.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Well, not much to write about seeins how we just got home from vacation. The kids are keeping me very busy with tryin to entertaintain them for the rest of the summer. Its been raining her for the past two days so the only source of fun is well....playing in the rain. I used to do this a child and have very fond memories of it. My sister and I used to sit and watch the rain for hours. My kids do the very same thing. They pull chairs or Geoffs cots up under the front porch and watch and play in the rain. I'll try to get some pics of this cause I luv seeing them enjoy mother nature in all its beauty. I got out with the kids yesterday and took the boys to get hair cuts at Geoffs barber. If we don't make it up to Camp Maybry (which is Nates favorite place to get hair cuts) then we go to Geoffs barber up in town. They luv it I think because they get succers at the end. A little incentive to be good. We also made a trip to home depot so that I could take a look at the vinyl so that I can lay it in our closet. Gatta get some hom inprovements done to this house if were gonna sell when he returns. I talk to Geoff everyday in the morning for 20 mins and this gives the kids time to connect with him. When they go to bed I log onto AKO's IM and chat for 30-45 mins. Its fun and the time passes quickly. His next mission is scheduled for Aug. Probably at the begining because the end is when Ramadan starts and they need to be back because the Intrepretors are Muslim. Geoffs R&R is scheduled for the beginning of Oct and were counting down the days. On Aug 6th we'll have made it 150 days. I feel like were making it to the down slide of this. Geoff says he's not gonna start counting down till he has 99 days left. He says anything more than 100 days seem to far out. Nat and I are anxiously awainting school to start. I'm taking ASL 4 and since I wasn't able to practice much this summer to get back to work on my degree. Since I'm getting things done to the house I'm only taking one class and probably an online test prep class to get me ready to retest for the state math test I have to pass. My ASL class is on Thurs nights so I'll have Tues and Thurs to myself cause the boys are going back to preschool this year. They start the week after labor day weekend. I'm also busy getting baby clothes together. Geoff wants me to mail him 12 to 18 mon clothes so he can give them to one of his intrepretors that he's become good friends with. I think his name is Sadiqe. His daughter is 11 months. Well, I think this is all thats been going on, but were glad that u keep checking in on us. We have an empty hole in our family with Geoff gone, but know that were truly blessed with our sacrifice. I see the blessings pour in daily. I know that when I can't hug or comfort Geoff in his time of need that our Heavnly Father fills the void...how do I know this?? Because he does the same for us. I'm grateful that our prayers are heard and answered even if its not said allowed, but in our hearts. I'm amazed everyday that my children are learning to rely on there Hevenly Father so they can gain this knowledge for themselves. Natalie has such faith and prays often by herself. I've walked in on many prayers and I see a special light about her and am grateful she feels that love everyday.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Today was just like any other day here at the Dennis'. I paid bills and let the kids play. I ran over Nates Spiderman bike and he's begging for me to fix it. Not much damage...just broke a pedal and a trainning wheel, but I can't find any tools to remove them. I know that Geoff is probably laughing now because Nates calling in life is to go through dad tools and use the cool ones and toss the others, so we have no tools in one spot. And when I need them I'm screwed. Natalie finaly found the tooth she pulled at gradmas this past weekend. So, toothfairy came. We ventured to the pool to let some energy out and Nich is just a water baby. Just luvin it. My story of the day is about Nich....As I was getting the kids ready for the pool he was in the bathroom.(I thought he was putting on his trunks) I walked in there to check on him and he was up on top of the sink and had bathed in my antibactrial soft soap I keep out. I mean from head to toe he was covered in this soap. He was just smiling and thought that just the funniest thing..Me not so much cause I had to rinse him off before leaving. We had fun and they went to bed early. Thank the good lord for large bodies of water that we can swim in so that children come out exhausted. Alls well just missin our dad to pieces....
Monday, July 21, 2008
Were finaly home from our long vacation. We started our journey on the 3rd and went to my in laws which I wrote about already. Made our way down to New Boston to visit with my grandma and visit most of my family there. My aunt jackie even made a trip down while we were there. Heres a pic of Nat with the "night cap" she made out of a shirt. Heres Nat with his version. Off Huntsville we went on the 5th and trust me it was a long drive. Most of you know that after 5 hrs usually I've hit my limit and I'm done, no stopping was in sight till we got there. Then off to Chicago which was fun. Ash is there and our visit was nice. Nat even scored some new school clothes. Unfortunely she has my shopping gene and hates to try on clothes so this was daunting, but we got it done. That adventure was short and sweet then back to Al. we went. They got to do lots of little things with MEME and POPPY, who of course spoiled them rotten. We got to go to a water park that was on the Tenn. River. The kids especially loved this because they have never swam in a river. I know, there deprived...There lives our now full.LOL. Natalie had tons of fun looking for sea shells which we collected tons. Nich is a water baby as u can see. Not wanting any help. He's finaly started to trust his life jacket and moves his feet and hands now. Gatta start somewhere. Nich also celebrated his 2nd b-day. We decided to do a cookie cake since Nat and Nate aren't cake people. There like there dad. Love choc. chip cookies. Our trip was cut short when our Georgia trip was canceled. We were bummed we were lookin forward to seeing that georgia bunch. On our way back to Austin we stoped at my in laws again. We drove 15 hours that day and the kids did excellant. Couldn't have asked for a better trip back. I was so surprised. Nathan's ADHD meds were in affect and I know that helped tons. He's doing good now that we have it under control. Behavior Therapy will help the rest and our lives will be back on track, hopefully. The kids always have fun at Grandma and Pappas trying to help out. Nichs fav. thing to do is push gradma's cart that has all the gardening stuff in it. Nathan loved that pappa has a bow and was in awe of this thing. Guess I know what the next thing he's gonna want besides a motorcycle. He wants to learn how to shoot it. I'm in for it....I also caught a great pic of the boys wresting guess who was winning?? all in all we had a good trip...lets just say that I'm good on road trips for awhile.....
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Well, my title should give u a clue to whats up these days...Our July vacation is under way. The kids are really excited to be able to go somewhere since I was in school and they were home with a sitter the whole month of June. We are already at my inlaws house breaking up our trip to Texarkana to stay with my grandma Peg. Then on Sunday were off to Alabama to MeMe and Poppys house. We just got word today that our next duty station is Ft. Worth, Tx. FUN!! Now I have to figure out a way to still be able to do school. I luv ACC and I get the fall sem. then I have to see about transfering somewhere else....Thus, the Rainbow part of my title. We have a lot of great friends in Denton and we'll be able to reconnect with them and get back to Geoff and I's ROOTS..
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