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

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Finally.....Back to NORMAL!

I think this week will bring our lives back to normal....somewhat. Natalie starts school this week. She found out on Thurs. who her teacher is. Its Mrs. Brandon. Shes a lovely lady. She's a grandma and has been teaching for 45 years. She reminds me of Mammaw Peg. You just wanna hug her. The V.P of the school goes to ur church and I talk to her all the time. She told me that Mrs. Brandon is extremley challangeing and is a wonderful teacher. 3 of her friends from her church class will be sitting next her and I'm sure they will all be seperated after the first week. They luv to chit chat. She's looking forward to tomorrow, and so am I. I go back on Thurs. I am really excited to be gettin my life somewhat back with the different things I'll be doing this semister. My GPA is a 3.4 and trust me I've been studying my butt off to keep it that high. Nathan starts back Sept 2 and he is busting at the seems to get back to seeing his friends that have been with him since he was 18 mon. Especially Jonathan. He'll be so sad when we move next yr. My dad is here right now and has helped me tons by getting some excellant curb appeal in the front. My garage is fully organized and we successfully moved MAC to the back yard. Geoff called at the butt crack of dawn this morning and informed me that his R&R dates got moved back from OCT 1 to OCT 15. So, were thinkin he'll leave round the 14th or so so that he'll be here sometime that weekend. The 15th is on a wednesday. THE ARMY DOES SOME CRAZY STUFF! Were looking forward to him getting here. Once school starts back the time (hopefully) will fly.Well I'm adding our latest pics of the kids and things. ENJOY!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Well, today is my birthday.....27 isn't that nice. Soon i'll be knocking on 30's door. Geoff said not to worry that i'm still in 20's. Geoff is out of the field for now, but returns on the 26-29ish. We should be hearing bout R&R this next week to see what the dates are and flight schedule. I'm totally excited...didn't think I would be since him leaving the first time was so hard, but the kids are going to love haveing daddy here. Not much is goin on here. I pulled the carpet up in my closet all byself on Monday and I think I'm still realing from it. I'm going to lay vinyl in there so that my bathroom matches the closet. My dad is coming for a visit on Friday and will be staying until Monday. He's gonna go with us to take Natalie to school on the first day. She was bummed that Geoff wasn't gonna be here so I asked my dad if he would come and go with us. He's driving his Harley down and u know the kids are so excited to be getting to see it again. Nathan especially. I decided to up Nates meds and its working beautifully and I think now we acting more like a 4 yr old thats "normal" than a 4 yr old that is ADHD and out of control. Thats good for mom. The boys start school the week after labor day and I'm ready. I go back on the 28th and really excited to be getting back to what I luv. I took the 2nd summer session off and now I'm regreting that decision since I'm out of practice. I've been working out 4-5 days a week and I listen to my MP3 player and sign the songs and thats about all the practice I've been getting. The sunday before last the primary (childrens sunday school) asked me to sign a song or to for them and that was fun. They were just captivated by the movements of my hands. All eyes on me...something I have to get used to. Nathan had behavior therapy today and it went really really well. Were working on a few things. He's learning how to not intrupt me when I'm not able to get to him and his magic words are "Excuse me, Mom..." so thats been nice he's been doing really good so far today. The other thing is dealing with being so aggressive with me and his siblings. This is still a work in progress so nothing positive to report yet. Well thats it for now...and for my dear husband (if he's reading) I miss u and luv u infinity X's infinity and that trumps anything.

Monday, August 11, 2008


Life is passing us by here very fast. I didn't realize that I haven't updated my blog in awhile. I guess thats in due to the fact that the main reason I started a blog was for Geoff to read while he's away and I've gotten to talk to him pretty much everyday on the phone and on the computer before I go to bed. I can't remember what I updated in my last blog, but I'll do my best to repeat myself. Not sure if I've put in any of my blogs that Nich is an escape artist. He has figured out how to unlock the front door lock and dead bolt and has ended up at the neighbors house while I take potty breaks. And he's gotten to where he can open the door slightly so to where u can't even hear it squeek when he leaves. So, my neighbor put in a sliding dead bolt. Its high so it should do the trick. Trying to keep him in has proven to be my challange in this life. And trying to keep from having a heart attack when realize he's gone. I have to keep an extra eye on him for that very reason. His new favoriate phrase right now is "Thats Disguisting." He says that about everything. At least he says whats on his mind, right. Were in the process of changing Nathan's psychrisist. Had a bad a experiance this week with him and were gonna start getting our meds through our family doctor because there are no other specialist in our area that are coverd by Tricare. He starts speech therapy on Thursday and I luv his therapist, Amy. So, I'm excited to see the progress he'll make with that. He has protustion of the toungue from being on a sippy cup for to long so were curently in the process of pulling him off those. Natalie lost another tooth today that she pulled herself. This is the second tooth that she's pulled herself. Thats her thrill in life right now is to pull her own teeth when there ready. She is anticipating school starting in 2 weeks and I'm right there with her. My dad is coming up on the 23 so that he can go with us on Nattie's first day of school. She is so excited. She's already given him directions to the school and informed him that they can't be late on the first day of school. Geoff comes home for R & R hopefully the first week of Oct. for 14 days. Got tons of stuff to do so that we can get this house ready to sell so that we can move when he gets back. Alls well with me I'm in the middle of reading the last book in the "Twilight" series and soon will be finished and I hate it. Its given such a "get away" from my lifes madness. My babysitter, Melanie, who happens to be a great friend of our family just put in her two weeks notice at her HEB job so that she can sit for me when needed. She's gonna sit for me on Thurs nights so that i can go to school and then one other night a week so that I can do what I want and get a small break. So, I'm excited. I'm thinking I should've been doing that all along, getting away one night a week. Thats what I get for not asking for help I guess. I guess this is a small glimpse into whats been going on in our lives for the last few weeks or so.......check in soon.

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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


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


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


My Super Heros

Ladies First

Mini Batman

Trying to salute...

He luvs this helmet

Just the sunset

Just a sunset

Doritos anyone??


Pink Cheetah??

Me and my T-REX



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



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



Nick at Party

Nick at Party

Nate Cake

Nate Cake

Nats Cake

Nats Cake

Easter 2

Easter 2
Just the TWO of US...

Nick Easter

Nick Easter

Nick Robert

Nick Robert
1 yr old

All of us @ Easter

All of us @ Easter


The Kiddos

See what a PERMANENT marker can do?

Isn't that MONKEY CUTE!



Kindergarden MODEL

Natalies art work the school had published