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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.

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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