Sunday, May 31, 2009

Happy Kids, Rainy Day

I so love how the kids can make a box fun. I remember those days when I was young. I didn't have very many opportunities with boxes though. My mother was quick to put the boxes in the trash, outside. I try and give my kids that creative fun and let them play with a box that is pretty big for about a couple days. Or whenever it starts to lose shape, whichever comes first.

I don't remember what cartoon was on at this moment, but the two of them were completely engrossed in it! The baby was taking her nap at this time. Which for her is a rarity, much less a long one that she took. I sure paid for it at night. She didn't fall asleep until way after my own bedtime!
They crack me up with their little hide-a-way! By the way, that pink chair that my son of mine is sitting in is a princess chair!
I couldn't pass up this little yummy treat for my kids (and myself). Thanks to my good friend and neighbor for this idea she did last weekend at her bbq in our driveways. The strawberries are in season right now and Costco had bananas too that looked so yummy! The kids and I ate all of them by the end of the night.

Poor little bumkins are tired by nightfall. Which, for those of you not from southern California, is after 7pm at this time of year. By August it will set after 8:30 sometimes 9pm. It gets really hard putting the kids to bed when the sun is still pretty high and they want to stay outside to continue playing!

We are getting into the groove of not having hubby around so much. It's not fun or nice, but it's coping. We still miss him very much, but we still have to continue on. (Love you Babe!)

Saturday, May 30, 2009

I have been following this blog for quite a few months now. Even before she got this spiffy new web site to showcase her talents! You have to check it out! She does product reviews of the best southern goodies. Plus, her recipes just make your mouth water. Around the holidays she has the most amazing decor. (Her home is quite the attraction even on other non-holidays.) She has a true passion for helping other stay at home moms do the best they can with the help of God. She has inspired me on many of occasions to spruce up our military housing digs. And of course, how can you deny pie!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

My husband serves his country so that people can enjoy their freedoms and liberties that are taken for granted every day. There are 2 wars that our country is helping to fight right now. There is potential for another one with North Korea any day now to add to our already fighting men's worries. What the every day civilian does not realize is that the men and women serving our country do not get to choose to fight this war and not that war. They do not get to choose which country they will help with. They cannot change their minds after completing boot camp once a war has broken out and say "oh wait, I didn't sign up to fight when a war is raging!" It doesn't work that way.
Our men and women leave behind their life for this country. Every single one of them has a family of some sort that they leave behind. Some have a spouse. A spouse with kids. Parents. Grandparents. Friends. The list is endless. And our men and women do not always live in the physical United States. We live all around the globe still serving our country. And our spouses leave us to go on their duties while we are still living in other countries or our own country.
Being a spouse or family member of someone in our military is not easy. It is by far a really hard role to be in. Our military offers support though. So fret not. Those in need just have to reach out for it. It cannot be forced upon someone that does not want anything. Free will is exactly what we serve for.
I write this only to help others that are going through the same thing. To help those understand that do not. To release. There are many things that go on and many levels of dealing with a separation. Some cry. Some hibernate. (I do this.) Some get super busy with crafts, projects, volunteer work, work, activities. I blog.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Please pray for the families of the killed members of the helicopter crash this past Sunday night. So far, according to the news, they still have not found 2 of the 5 members. At this point, they are considered dead, but still trying to locate them for identification. This is a sad time. We, as members of the helicopter community in the Navy, understand that this can happen. There still isn't a reason for the crash that is being "released" yet to the media. Please keep these families in prayer or vigilence. Whichever your religion or beliefs has you do. Thank you.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I officially hate Blogger now. I am trying to copy and paste my post from Word like I always do, and I have a long list of errors. I even switched it all to the font from the drop down menu. Same thing. What a pain!!!