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Thursday, February 19, 2015

A Sailor's Wife - A Little Bit Of Everything Intro....Updated

Hello Blogging World! 

Let me tell you a little bit about My Family:


My Hubby and I!!!
All pictures were taken February 2014
 Hi, My name is Tiffiny, I am a Navy wife, have been for almost 7 years now and PROUD of it. I am also an Army "Brat".  I was Active Duty in the Navy as well, did 5 years and got out to be a Stay-At-Home Mom. My Husband, Brian, is the World's Most Loving husband and World's Greatest dad. He is smart, sweet, kind, funny, and the sexiest man I have ever met. Well, to me he is and that's all that matters. LOL! We were both stationed on a ship together and met through a mutual friend. I knew the moment we met he was the one and I knew that he was not like the other guys I dated he was different, like i had met my Soulmate and my Best Friend. He puts up with my BS and that says alot.  My husband and I have 3 Beautiful boys, my oldest Aiden 6, My middle one Liam 5, and my youngest Graysin 18 Months. Aiden was diagnosed in April 2011 with Autism and ADHD in August 2013. All of my baby boys are my PRIDE and JOY and wouldn't change either of them for the world. I love them just the way they are, in there corky, weird and funny ways, and with all of my Heart. We had 2 Cats, Temperance AKA Tempie (Female) she is 4 years old and Seeley (Male) he is 3 years old. Had both since they were kittens. And Yes, they are named after the characters off of Bones. LOL! May they RIP!! We love and miss you both so much!! We have a Dog now, Jackson is his name, 1 years old as of January 2015, Aiden picked out the name and puppy. Hopefully he will one day be a service dog to Aiden. He is getting big everyday!

Left to Right:
Graysin, Aiden, and Liam!
My Sweet, Sweet precious, Boys! 

Let me tell you a little bit about My Blog:

Our Fur-Baby: Jackson Jerome AKA- JJ
Picture was taken December 2014
   My blog is about everything that has to do with everything that goes on in my family life, well, just about everything. From the little things, To the Big things. I started this blog for alot of reasons: keeping in touch with family, crafting, cooking, canning, being a stay-at-home mom, military wife, etc... Sometimes I just need to talk to someone, But there is just NO one available to talk to at the time, about something interesting going on or I just need to rant, vent and/or rave about what is going on in our family/life. One thing I won't do in this blog, is talk about personal issues or arguments that I have with my husband. I don't do it on my Facebook page or any other networking sites. Plus, I don't think you want to hear about them anyways. But on the other hand, I will talk about past challenges we have encountered over the years. About how we deal with deployments and stuff like that. Also, just as a warning or heads up, you choose, I do cuss, so you might see a few words here or there in my future blogs. I don't do it on purpose but I am also not going to sit here and have to correct myself either. This is just how I am and how I have always been. On the other hand, I have been catching myself whenever I am around my children. Also, another warning, I don't use grammar properly either. You might see me miss use curtain words and you probably already spotted them, right! I might have my hubby do a couple of blogs just to get the male side of the story....LOL!!

Welcome and Hope you enjoy reading about this CrAzY and wEiRd family and learn a few things as well.....=)
Thank You!!




Big Changes

Hey Everyone,

WOW!!! Been a while... Well Big Changes have been happening since my last blog update.... BIG CHANGES!

Here is a List:

1) Had a New baby in August of 2013

2) Husband had left on a 9 month Deployment, First for us, in February 2014!!

3) Deployment was a complete roller coaster ride, the WHOLE 9 months he was gone. Up and Down, Up and Down.

4) Baby ended up in hospital for almost two days, still dont know what caused his shaking episode, not a seizure, hasnt had one since it happened. Doing Good!

5) Got a New puppy in March 2014

6) Went to go visit Family Summer 2014

7) Hubby came home November 2014

8) All kids have Speech therapy

9) Did some crafting Projects here and there... want to get them up hopefully here shortly

10) Been dealing with school and my sons IEP.... they make me want to pull me hair out.... most times

11) Snows days... no school for the kids for three days now

AND....

THIS ONE IS A BIG ONE....

12) We are MOVING..... We bought a house....

SO EXCITED....

Thought I would share...

The Smith Family

Saturday, February 16, 2013

updating info

To whom it may concern:

I am truly sorry, if I haven't been on in the last several months. I have been extremely busy. The hubby's scheduled deployments have taken a toll on me. I am not really use to all this, with him being gone and i at home taken care of everything. See while he was on shore duty, we did everything together like clean the house, discipline our child, switch on who takes what kid to there appointment, raising are children together, etc. It's not easy doing it by yourself. So with all of Aiden therapy appointment everyday of the week and then getting home late to cook dinner, help Aiden with homework, give the kids a bath, etc. its tiring. Then have to get on here and type everything up. Sorry no time and I am sorry but I will try and get on here and update ever so often.

Thank You for understanding.
Tiffiny

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Some Info...

To who it may concern:

Just to let you know I am SORRY its taking me forever to write anything, just been highly busy with cat problems, school, soccer and missing the hubby. So, as I am letting you all know, I am still writing up my weeks in my journal its just taking me FOREVER to type them up. Been going to bed early, So no time for anything not even me time. So please bare with me.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

How To Transfer A Printed Picture To Canvas....

How To Transfer A Printed Picture To Canvas......

This is how I do my picture transfer and end hopes that you can do the same thing. This is a cool, neat and easy crafting project for any day of the week especially on those rainy days where you cant go out and enjoy the weather or those quite afternoon and/or evening at night when the kids are all tucked into bed and you have thing else to do.

So, lets get started....

The materials that you will need are:
  • Cutting Mat (Optional)
  • Printed Picture to fit canvas size
  • Scissors
  • Mod Podge
  • Brush (foam brush is better but only had the paint brush at the time and it worked perfectly fine.)
  • Canvas 
  • Cup of Water
  • Fingers (I used a rag to wipe the paper off
  • Drying Time
Let's get this Project started:

First, you are going to your computer and print out a picture to either the size you want or to the size of the canvas, you have on hand or gotten from the store

After you  have printed out the picture of your choice and the size that you want, cut picture to the size of the canvas.
Then take your brush and Mod Podge and dip the brush into the Mod Podge. Make sure you get a good amount on the brush because you do need to cover the whole Canvas.
Start, by covering part of the canvas because the Mod Podge does kinda dry quickly.
Now, take you picture and lay it on open making sure the corners match up and the picture is centered where you need it to be.
Then, use a little more Mod Podge on the canvas, then smoothing it out and make sure the corners match up.
Now, what you want to do is make sure that all the corners are matched  up and you might have to put a little extra Mod Podge in the corners to make sure they stick and dry to the canvas.
This is what it should look like when you have Mod Podge the picture to the Canvas. Now you want to let it completely dry, best bet is to let it dry over night. Now you can check on ever so often to see if its dry. I guess it really depends on how much glue you stuck on the canvas.
Now, After you have let it dry completely get a some water and towel.
Now, dip the cloth in the water.
Blot the picture to get it wet.
Then, lightly rub the paper.
Then, softly rub the paper off the canvas and try not to rub to hard, as you can tell in the one corner I rubbed a little  to hard and some of picture came off.
Now, you are going to need to get Mod Podge and brush.
Dip brush into Mod Podge just enough to cover and not drip everywhere.
Then, start brushing evenly over the picture.
This is what it should look like when you have covered it over with Mod Podge. Let dry over night or whenever it is dry. 
Viola!!!
This is my picture!!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

This Weeks Updates 2012-Week 35

Week 35 Updates....

August 26-September 1

Note: I am sorry about the hold up on this weeks posting. Had a long weekend Skyping with the hubs. This week got a little bad but ended up be great in the end. I am already starting on Week 36, so, that way I don't get behind again. 

Sunday:
Woke up like normal, got the kids up fed them breakfast. They watch some TV for a little while. Then it was off to their normal chasing, fighting and playing with each other. The hubs called to let me know that he woke up and was walking to the liberty center to chat with us. Fed them lunch and they watch BusyTown Mysteries. Called the appointment line to make an appointment for my left big toe. So, I have appointment Monday at 9:20am.  Fed the kids lunch, then they went down for their naps/quite time. I spent the time running up and down the stairs because Liam was finding every excuse to get out of his room and take his nap. During their nap I cleaned up the house a little bit, normal housework stuff. Got the boys up from their naps and as usually Liam says "Mommy, i'm hungry!", me thinking he should have ate more of his lunch. Got the kids a snack and put BusyTown Mysteries for them to watch. The hubs called to let me know that he was ready to Skype with the boys. The boys were excited because they got to chat with daddy on Skype. I think they get more excited about Skyping with daddy because they get to wear my headphones when they talk to him. Plus, they get One on One time without other people making noise and distracting them from chatting with daddy. Fed them dinner they wanted Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, which is there favorite, if they could eat it everyday they would. After, dinner put the kids down for bedtime. Which is a fight with them almost every night. But got to love them, they keep me busy and going. I may not exercise everyday but I run after them every minute of everyday, they are my workout...LOL. I finally got them down. I Skyped with the hubs a little longer, had to cut our chatting short do to him being tired and had to catch the bus back to barge because he had to work tomorrow. He chatted and texted me before he went to sleep. I miss him a lot.  Had to take trash out of the house and cans to the curb for tomorrow pickup. I went to bed around 11pm because I know I have to get up balls early because I had my doctors appointment.

Monday:

Aiden chatting with daddy on Skype.
Liam chatting with daddy on Skype.
Sorry this pic is side way I tried to fix it and uploaded this way.
Got woken up at 12:30am because Liam had to go potty and which he did but he was still up when I was sleeping. So, I had a little bit of a ruff time trying to get him to go lay down and go to sleep. I was doing this half a sleep, too. Not fun, at all. I finally got him settled in bed and I went back to sleep. Woke up at 7:30am, go ready and then got the kids ready. Had to make sure we had everything before we left for my appointment. The kids ate poptarts in the car on the way to the Clinic. We arrived in time. We sat in the waiting room, I had to fill out some paperwork and I gave the kids their IPads to play with but they got mad because they couldn't watch their shows do to no WIFI in the Clinic. So, instead of playing a game on their IPads they decided to climb all over the chairs, touch pictures that was hung behind us, and undo caution tape, the Clinic was under repairs that why there was caution tape up. Finally, we got called back. I think they did okay while we were in the doctors office until the doctor came in. I had brought snacks with me, so that way they can play their games and eat a snack while mommy talked to the doctor. Not a fat chance, the whole time the doctor and I were talking they were getting up running around and kept screaming, talking loudly while we were talking could barely hear what the doctor was saying. The doctor said that all I have to do is soak my toe in warm soapy water and it should just grow back out. Okay. That was actually good news to hear because I don't know what I would have done if they had to go in and remove part of the toe nail because the hubs is not here to watch the kids, if I had to have that done. After, the appointment took the kids home fed them lunch they got to watch TV again...LOL. Put them down for their naps. For a little peace and quite. I soaked to toe for about 10 minutes, then got up and started to clean and pickup the house a bit. The hubs called to let me know that when he was getting off work and that after work he was heading to the liberty center for a little bit of Skype time with us. He finally got off work and got to the liberty center. I decided to put Skype on the desktop because I thought the screen would look bigger and thought if would be easier for the kids to see daddy better. I guess not because the hubs could barely hear them when they talked. After there short talk with daddy. They ate there dinner, then it was time to put them to bed. So, I got the kids in bed, they were quite, so it was time for one on one time with the hubs. Yeah, No, that really didn't happen because my youngest keep saying he had to potty, literally, every 5 minutes. So, I really didn't get to spend that much time chatting with him before he had to leave to the bus back to the barge. I made sure the house was somewhat pick up from the mess the kids made. Then, it was off to bed for me with I couldn't sleep and could fall asleep until around 4am these nights suck.

Tuesday:
Since I didnt fall asleep until the wee morning, it was hard for me to crawl out of bed. I got up let the kids out of there rooms and let them play in there rooms. The kids and I went downstairs made them brunch and they watched BusyTown Mysteries. Around 12:45pm laid them down for there naps. I pick up the house getting laundry done, dishes-loading and unloading, the usually stuff. Called Crystal Spring Water to get my subscription cancelled do to the fact that moving from Washington state, which I was paying around $15 a month for the 2 water bottle and system, to Virginia where I am paying almost $20 a month for system and getting one bottle. Which I kinda find is BS since I had a years subscription. Plus, we just don't want to waste money anymore on that when its cheaper to go buy the system ourselves, someday. Man, it's a HOTT today, to HOTT to sit outside to smoke really. Plus, I felt like I needed to clean something. I usually clean and/or pick up the house during the kids nap and bedtime everyday and I think that's maybe the reason I stay up so late most nights. Plus, when I do clean up at night, time seems to go by fast then I want it too. Payday is around the corner and I am starting my grocery list and I know I am going to need to get a couple of things for the hubs care packages. Been looking online for different craft projects to do around the house. Most craft projects take time and money and here lately I feel like I have neither one. I am working on my How to transfer pictures to canvas. So, hopeful it will be up shortly. If you haven't seen it yet. Sorry been busy. So, hopefully I will have it finished sometime next week. Got the kids up from there naps. When I got the kids up Liam shot right up as soon as opened the his door, Aiden on the hand didn't want to get out of bed, but I let him sleep right until dinner time. Kids dinner tonight is heated up Chief Boyardee Spaghetti with meatballs, they expire next month and so they need to be eaten. Aiden had 2, he was hungry, Liam had 1 and a hot dog, so they ate well tonight. Sometimes I don't like Aiden sleep longer for his naps because he becomes whiny about everything but I had to calm him down. The hubs got off work and caught the bus to the liberty center and when he finally got to the liberty center he was Skyping with us. I was kinda worried because I didn't know if he could Skype with us since it looked like a thunder storm was headed our way and got here. Was afraid the power would go out. Been having problems with the gutters here because it started getting clogged and I had a waterfall in backyard again. Plus, the hubs said it was rain there and that the internet was acting up where he is at. The boys got to talk to daddy until the internet went out where he is at. So, we got to talk to him for a good 30-45 minutes before the internet out. Since the hubs has duty tomorrow, I told him he needed to head back to the barge and good to bed early. Did he listen to me, "NO", instead he stuck around to play some games and then caught the 10:30pm bus back. Now, I hope he learns next to listen to me, right....LOL. After dinner and Skype, I laid the kids down for bedtime. Now, time to pick up and clean. Relax a little bit. Then head to bed because I have to get up early, Aiden has his doctors appointment tomorrow at 11:20am. 

Wednesday:
Woke up early around 8:45am, got the kids up and ready to go. Grabbed some Little Bites muffins, diaper bag, paperwork, and other stuff we needed and started heading out 
the door around 
9:45am. Got the kids piled in the car and belted. I notice that this green SUV finally moved from the one spot we normally park the our truck, it took over a month waiting for the vehicle to move from that spot. Today of all days it finally moved. So, I got out jumped into our truck and started back the truck into that very parking spot. So, the day was starting out good so far. Finally, pulled out of the driveway and started heading down the road. I just remember that I was suppose to fill out the school physical paperwork, GPS says it will take us 30 minutes to get to the Clinic for Aiden's doctors appointment. So, I think I had time to fill out before we went in. Well, got to the Clinic a little after 10:30am had about 30 minutes left until I had to go in. So, I sat out in the car filling the paperwork out, while I had two kids in the back saying "I want out, Mommy, I want out!" repeating over and over again. So, as soon as I got done filling out the paperwork, we went inside. As soon as, I grabbed ahold of Aiden hand, so, I could walk the kids across the street to the Clinic, Aiden says "Mommy, you are tickling me, mommy!". I have never understood that, why when I  hold on to him, he says it tickles him, I just don't get it. I guess its his new thing, like jumping in place and lining things up. Went to the Pediatrics in the Clinic, checked in and everything was going smoothly, so far. We arrived more then 15 minutes as we were suppose to. So, I sat filling more paperwork as I was doing that I was keeping an eye on my kids who were playing with the toys and jumping in and out of the toy box. They were acting like there normal selves when we were waiting for the doctor. I have learned one thing and that is even though Aiden is autistic is that people who don't deal with a special needs children tend to look and question why they do or act different then them. That is what I have learn after this doctors appointment because I have witness it myself when there was a father and son in the waiting room with my two kids and me, and Aiden was there flapping, jumping in one place and laughing loudly, like he has been doing for the last 6 months or so. Anyway, I don't know if they laughing and talking about me son or I just don't know. I have never experience this before. I wanted to cry so bad. But I don't know what they were really giggling at but I know that we were in the room only ones in the waiting room. SO, things like that you just have to let it go, unless you actually hear the word come out of there mouth, then there no need to say anything. So, anyways, we got in to see his doctor like over 30 minutes after his scheduled appointment. So, this is the start of things sliding down hill. Had to explain to the doctor that Aiden was diagnosed with autism back in April 2011. He acted like he didn't even read his medical record. Then I had to let him borrow my copy of the diagnoses, in which he tried to keep and then tells me at I can go online and get a copy through there. I was like, NO! I need that copy for all his therapy and other medical stuff. Plus, that is my copy that the hospital gave us after they diagnosed him. So, the appointment was for a school physical and his 4 year check up. The doctor gave a list of different places I had to go just so it could finish up his physical but first had to stop by medical records, I guess to give permission to for them to copy the records, I am not sure. Anyways, after there we went to Labs to get Aiden's blood drawn and he had to pee in a cup (I thought that was a little weird, a 4 year old having to pee in cup for physical, WOW). Then, we headed to Immunizations so Aiden could get his shots, he was a big boy, he cried a little but was better when the doctor gave him a lollipop, Liam got one, too. Then we went back to Pediatrics to go pick up the school physical paperwork. Then, a nurse came out to took us to a different office. I got to speak with an EFMP coordinator for the Clinic, he gave me some great information about getting Aiden back into ABA therapy through ECHO. So, The whole time in the Clinic my kids acted like crazy animals. They ran around like there heads were cut off. Now, I am punished them, but was I do. In today's society, if you spank/swat, yell, or whatever to your child out in public you get CPS called on you. But if you don't control your kids in public people automatically think you can't control your children. So, basically you are in a no win situation.  Shit, if your kids look dirty, they get called. So, the question is what do you do? I feel like I tired everything and nothing worked, I brought their IPads, snacks, drinks and etc, but NOTHING worked. It got so bad that I couldn't stick around to get Aiden's medicine. I know this the last straw was when we were leaving to go to the car Aiden's pants fell to his knees and he knocked over this heavy and large bullet looking thing and that when I was so embarrassed and I started crying because I just couldn't take anymore. I finally got the kids in the car and was heading home. I cried all the way home. I can say this It was a VERY stressful day. Usually when the kids have appointments either one of us takes the child to the appointment or we all go but I guess I am just going to have to get use to the idea of doing all this on my own. Well, I put the kids to bed as soon as I got home for naptime. I needed to relax greatly. I called the hubs and told him everything that happened. I got the kids up from there naps, they got a snack and I put a show on for the boys. The hubs called to talk to the kids but they were there usually selves when talking to daddy on the phone. Made the kids dinner and they watched some more shows. Half the time I put a show they are up running around, chasing each other, or getting into stuff that they shouldn't. After they ate there dinner, it was time for me to put them to bed. Finally got the kids to bed. So, now time to pick up and clean a little before I hit the sack. The hubs called to chit-chat with me before he went off to bed. Then it was my turn for bed.
Aiden after he got his shots.
Liam, like brother asleep I want to stay up a little longer













Thursday:
Picked this letters up from Micheal's for the boys' rooms.
They have a spot on the back where it can hung easily.
Woke up around 9:30am. Got the kids up, fed them breakfast and then after breakfast I got the kids dressed and ready go. See I was suppose to drop the school physical paperwork off yesterday but since I had a ruff day with the kids yesterday I didnt want to take that chance. So, we headed over to the school to drop off the paperwork and we get there. I found out that Aiden is still on the waiting list and they had open house this week. So, Yeah, I was upset. I understand that the Pre-K classes where full this when we went to go register him in July but if he was first on the waiting list like they said then he should have starting school this year. But I think they by passed him because I didnt have the physical done before they asigned classes but Wednesday was the only time I could get him and I made the appointment back in July. I even let the class know that Aiden had appointment on the 29th for his physical and that was the only time I could him in, the doctor had appointments already so I had to take the first available appointment. Anyways, when the kids and I got to the office (I guess she was a school secertary, but not sure). Well, Ms. Harvey acted like she never saw my before, a little weird, since the kids and I have been there before after Aiden's had his IEP appoitnment and that visit she acted like a snob to my kids and I. So, I wonder was it do to the fact that our first visit there was when really no one was around and in this visit was it because everybody and there brother was there....hummm...just a thought I guess. I was so peeved, all I want to do is get my child into school, why does it have to be so hard. Oh, and Ms. Harvey pointed out that school registations start in April and I informed her that we didnt move to Virginia until July, SO really how were we suppose to know which effing school district he was going to be in, really. I can say this is that as soon as foudn out which school district we were in we went that day and registered him. So, I told myself as soon as I get home I am calling his IEP coordinator and getting something worked out to where he can get into a Pre-K this year, if he cant then he is going to be screwed do to the act that he needs an IEP just so he can start back up his therapies, because with Tri-Care now you have to have an IEP for those, which I find is BS. Called the hubs and cried because I feel like my oldest child will never get into school with us moving and him getting screwed every chance. Shit, we had problems with his ABA therapists, yeah he went through three, and all three were lazy and didn't want to there jobs. So, I feel like he is not getting the early intervention that he needs for him being autistic. I just don't understand it. Days like this make me wish he wasn't diagnosed with autism but I have learn accept it. It just frustrates me sometimes when things don't go the way they are suppose to, but nothing in life ever does, right?. The hubs called to let us know that he was getting off work and will be catching the bus to the liberty center. YEAH. He was going to catch the 1400 (4pm) bus there. Got the kids up from there naps and got the ready to go, so we could go to the store because we needed milk, bread and few other things we need to get. So, we got in the car and headed to Micheal's because they have a lot of crafting stuff that I need for hubs care package. Took to the kids into Micheal's they did pretty good, Liam was sitting in the cart and Aiden was being good 'cause he was holding on the cart. I even let the boys pick stuff that they wanted to send to daddy and to put on there own boxes that they are sending to daddy as well. Like I said they were good until we were about to head to checkout, Aiden wanted to get his own cart and while standing in line for checkout Liam wanted out of my cart and into Aiden's cart.   So, I let the them have there little fun until they weren't listening to me when I asked them to quit touching things and putting stuff in that cart. So, they didn't get there avengers stickers, they got mad and upset but they need to learn that they cant have something if they arent behaving, they need to learn that. We got back in the car, I noticed that it was getting late and pass there dinner time so I drove to McDonalds. After we got dinner we had over to the grocery store across the street and pickup the over stuff we needed like milk, bread, and etc. Had to hurry through the store because the hubs was waiting for us to Skype with him. Got home, immediately set up the computer and while I was doing that I was bring in the groceries from the car. I finally got everything in and the Skype hooked up and let the kids chat with daddy while I put everything way. After, they got done eating and chatting with daddy I put them to bed. Then it was my turn to Skype with the hubs. We chatted for a while  talked about our day. Then, he had to get off with me so he could catch the bus back to the barge. I miss him everyday. I stayed up a little longer to pick up the mess the kids made and did some dishes that were left in the sink. Then it was off to bed with me.

Friday:
Woke up around 9:30am (which I have figured is the new normal for me). Got the kids up fed them breakfast watched SpongeBob SquarePants. They played a little, like they always do. Aiden and Liam like wrestling, chasing, and causing mayhem. My kids daily schedule... hahaha. Fed the kids lunch, usually PB&J sandwiches with vegetables and chips. I put another episode of SpongeBob, now, but like usually they get up less then half way through and I have noticed Liam isn't eating a lot of food lately, I know he snacks here and there, but that's normal and then some days he eats all three meals but that's normal for him. After they got done eating I put them down for there naps. The hubs called to let me know that he was getting off work and was going to catch the bus at 2pm. Okay, great love hearing from him. I started picking up the lunch dishes and also started to clean the living room. Went upstairs to start cleaning my bedroom. Then got a call from the hubs, he let me know that the buses weren't running at 2pm but the buses were suppose to so now he has to wait until 4pm for the next bus to arrive. So, after I got off the phone the hubs, I went back to doing what I was all way do, relax and clean. After I cleaned a little I wanted to start working on the kids care packages to there daddy. Got the kids up from there naps. Hubs finally make it to the liberty center. While I waited for the hubs to get ready for Skyping, I was still working on the hubs care packages. So, when he was ready I had to had to get my computer setup for Skyping as well. So, the kids got to Skype with there daddy, while I cooked dinner. After we got done eating I let them stay up for a bit playing around as usually. After they played for a bit, then it was time for bed. Laid the kids down. Liam playing his tricks on not wanting to go to sleep but I give him credit for trying. Finally, got him to lay down and go to sleep. I Skyped with the hubs a little longer. After, I went to bed. 

Saturday:
Woke up normal time for me now is 9:30am. Got the kids up and fed them breakfast. Brian called to let me know that he was catching the early bus out. Let the kids watch SpongeBob, while they ate. They got as usually and started climbing, fighting, chasing, playing "I'm a scary monster.", and not listening, like usually. Boys will be boys, right. Brian called to let me know that when he was ready to go and was walking to the bus from the barge that he just missed the bus by a hear of a second and he had to walk back to the barge.I believe the bus he was trying to catch was the 12pm bus but don't quote me. So, now he has to wait for the 4pm bus. I laughed a little because there buses that they run from the barge to base, there schedule is all missed up, I kinda feel sorry for the sailors on that ship but its a little funny at times especially when the hubs called and he is all pissed about missing the bus or the bus never comes. So, the hubs had to call the hotel and let them know that we was not going to make the 3pm check-in time. Since, the hubs has a three day weekend with Monday being Labor Day, he got a hotel room for two nights. So, we can have some private Spyking time with each without other people around and maybe, just maybe we can Skype all night long. EXCITED. Made the kids PB&J for lunch, like I do everyday, unless we run out of bread, then is leftovers or I have to cook or heat something up for them. They watch another couple of episodes of SpongeBob. Then when they got done eating it was time for there naps. I got them laid down for there naps. Liam playing the same usually tricks on not wanting to go take him nap. Aiden does this sometimes, too, but not as bad as it use to be. I was having a relax day, except I had to clean up the kids mess from lunch then relax. Put a title to this post but that was it. The hubs called to let me know that he checked into the hotel and then let me know that two other guys he knows from the ship were going to crash there, too. A little disappointed but I got over it, which sucked, that meant no Skyping all night long....BOO. I got the kids up from there naps and the hubs got on Skype and started chatting with the boys and I. I was so excited, I got goosebumps from just seeing him on Skype, I love him so much, more than he will ever know. I let the boys talk to there dad one on one. Then, I got back on and chatted for a little longer. The hubs said he was going to the mini NEX to get some beer, but come to find out they closed at 5pm, which sucked for him. So, he decided to go the bar for a pitcher of beer. While, he was doing that I was letting the boys watch more SpongeBob because that's what they wanted to watch. Liam is so cute sometimes because if I am upstairs and lets say I just got them up from there naps and I was in my room doing something Liam would come in there and say "Mommy, I want to go downstairs!", I would say "So, go downstairs!", then Liam would say "No, mommy I want you to come downstairs with me!", he just cracks me up sometimes. While the kids were doing that I was getting there dinner ready. Once, I was done with there dinner, I told them that they needed to sit down and eat. After, they were done eating, watching TV, and playing it was bedtime. The hubs Skype to wish them goodnight and sing soft kitty to Aiden. Aiden has his cute moments as well, like Brian was trying to sing Soft Kitty to him, he points to the window and says "It not bedtime, it is still light out.". So, the hubs and I had to explain to Aiden that its bedtime and that the sun was going down, so it was going to be dark here shortly. So, finally Aiden let daddy sing him Soft Kitty. I just sat there laughing at what he just said. He a very smart kid but he takes thing literally. So, I got the kids ready for bed and then put into bed. Now, it is time for Skype time with the hubs. The hubs was talking about something called a Mosquito Bracelet (which I never heard of until he told me about it) and said he would like for me to send him some in the care package we are making up for him. He says the mosquitoes are out there where he is at. Okay I would look it up later. We chatted for a little bit longer until his crash buddies came back to the room and then he had to let them into the room because he has the only key.....hahaha, funny. He was getting ready to go to sleep because he had a long day at work Friday and didn't get a good night rest until tonight. Okay. So, I got off the Skype with him. While, I was smoking, I wanted to check out where I could find those bracelets that he was asking for and found out Wal-Mart carries them. So, I put them in my cart and continued looking at the online page, I remember something that I wanted to check the prices on, a FoodSaver, I found one at a good price and texted the hubs to tell him that I wanted that one and I can wait on the serger until later. I asked if he thought is was a good idea to get it right now or not. It had great views and since I can and dehydrate foods I need the FoodSaver to help make the dry food in jars last longer by sucking the air out of the jar. Plus, it will help keep whatever freezer foods we have last longer and it won't get freezer burnt. So, he said got it and Happy Anniversary. Our Anniversary is coming up in the next few weeks and it sucks that he won't be here to celebrate it with me.....BOO. After, he called to let me know that he loves and misses me and that he was going to bed. I stayed up a little longer doing the dishes and throwing the load of in the dryer. Then it is off to bed with me. 


Well, toddles until next week updates. 


P.S. Babe, if you are reading this, then I just want to say "We Love you and Miss you like CrAzY, so when you get a chance give us a call, email, text, whatever and we will be here when you get back. Have a safe trip there and back home, Love ya, Boo Boo!".

Monday, August 27, 2012

This Weeks Updates 2012-Week 34

Week 34 Updates....

August 19-25

Sunday:
4QT Jars of Jelly and 6 PT Jars of Peppers.
White lid is the one that went in the fridge.
Well, got up normal time as always, today, well tonight I am turning a new leaf because I am going to bed early and start working myself to get up earlier everyday until I have to be up at 7am to get Aiden ready for School. School starts here on the 4th of Sept. and if he starts (haven't got word yet) then I need to get up in time for him to eat breakfast, get him ready for school and drop him at his classroom but I have to prepare for that. Well, I started cleaning the house a little more today because I have been slacking in this department. I feel like I have some much on the plate, its unreal. School and Soccer haven't even started yet. Plus, I needed to clean the counters off in hopes that the counter guy was coming tomorrow. Well, I had cleaned off the counters and every time I turned around there was a damn baby spider here and there, they were everywhere. I found baby spiders in the corners of the counter tops, behind my appliances, on top of the fridge, in a couple of bowls in the cabinet, pretty much you name the place they were there. Every time I found one it would just piss me off even more because I hate them so bad, I believe I have a phobia of them because I can feel my blood pressure spike sky high, I scream and run, and I feel like I have an anxiety attack, especially when I see the bigger ones. But the hubs is not here to help kill them, SO, I have to put on my big girl panties and kill them even though I want to scream, run and hide from them. I also think the hubs don't like them either but he is not as bad as me either when it comes to seeing one. Well, anyways, I decided that I need to Can some jelly for the kids because they were running low, now normal the hubs is here to help, so I had to do the canning stuff by myself. Which I think I did a great job on. I filled 4 Quirt jars of Jelly and canned 3 Quirt jars because the 4th one wasn't filled all the way up. So, that one went to the fridge to be eaten right away. I, also, canned 4 pint size jars of pickled peppers because the peppers one went bad and the others we were not eating them right away, SO, I didn't want them going bad as well. Well, I thought I was just going to run into baby spiders, NO, as I was cleaning up my mess and did a load of dishes. I was putting the jars away in a box I had by the garage door. I moved the box a little and saw what I thought was a dead spider until I pick something up to touch it with and it moved a little. I, SO, wanted to scream but thank my lucky stars that the big barrier was sitting next to the door. I sprayed the hell out of it and kept thinking, "DIE, BITCH, DIE!" So, what I decided to do was spray down the trim that is not really placed well and I guess when the painters came to paint the house, well, the paint kinda shrunk a little and you can tell by looking at it. Well, as I was spraying the trim out of the corner of the wall another medium size spider comes crawling out of this hole and I am little its your day to DIE, too! The pest control person didn't spray in this area where its like and entryway into the kitchen and laundry room, she also didn't spray the laundry room or pantry either. So, I decided to spray in the laundry room as well and low and behold anther effing spider behind the door. It saw me, as was going for up to spray it and ran back into it little whole in the wall. So, I sprayed the shit out of it, had to make sure that I got it and it didn't come back out. So, I also sprayed in the pantry trim  and low and behold another fucking spider just crawling across the trim, WTF is going on in my house. Did housing just let this house sit or did the previous tenants never home or something because this is getting ridiculous. Well, I tried to go to bed earlier it didnt work tonight maybe tomorrow night.

Monday:
This is my younger sister and
this is her baby's towel.
Front side
Back side
 Woke up like I always do, late. Got a phone call from the counter top people and so they are coming Wednesday to change out the counters. YEAH! The hubs made it to his distination in one piece, YEAH!, but he has duty today, SO, no liberty for him today and no skype or facetime with us, BOO. He did call which is always great, I may not get to see him everyday but I at least to get to hear his voice. Which I get all excited for, so, either way who cares right as long as you get to hear from your spouse one way or another, right! Well, the hubs promises to Skype with us tomorrow. YEAH!, excited. So, what do I wear? Oh, just joking, hahaha. See, with my hubs I don't have to get all dolled up for a Skype date, as long as he gets to see me that's great for him and the same goes for me. Now, that being said, If I had to Skype date with my hubs and if I looked like I have been crying all day, or even if I look depressed or sad, I would have to pull myself together and hide all that. I will brush my hair and all that good stuff but I wont put makeup on unless my hubs asks me to then I would. Now, I have heard of wives, girlfriends, and even fiances that do get all dolled up for Skype date, to each there own. I have been working on Plastic Canvas Magnets and worked on my oldest son name so I can put it up on his bedroom door. I will be working on youngest name as well. So, I sent pictures to the hubs to show him what I have done, He liked them. Then asked me if I could make him one, I was like sure. So, I am in the process of getting it done the way it looks neat. So, I have been doing a lot of research on how to make a hooded baby towel because someone made one for my younger sister one for her son and I believe I can make for one of my own. So, I asked my mother to send me pictures of the towel so I can figure it out and she did. Plus, I have a really good friend who just found out she is pregnant again and I would like to make this for her baby. I didn't think to make anything for her the first time around, SO, this time I am going to make this for her as my baby gift to her. Plus, if I ever have another little one then I will make one for my baby, one day. Now, when I make this hooded baby bath towel, I will do a tutorial on it, so that way other people can make there own. So, today has been a good day got to hear from the hubs but a bad day for the house, NO cleaning done what so ever. Well, I did pick up after their meals and change dirty pull-ups and put them in the trash, buts that about it. The kids did video messages to their daddy. Been still trying to figure out what to send the hubs in his care package and also I want to dress the box up, as well. Which I think will look cool, I plan on getting all the stuff come the first. 
This is the towel I would like to make. 



These are some up close pics of the hooded baby towel.
This is Aiden name plate I
made for his bedroom door.
Tuesday:

Well, woke up same time as yesterday, late, that's it I am going back on my insomnia pills because this not just effect me if effecting my kids as well. So, I have put my foot I am going to bed earlier after the hubs calls, text and/or Skype with me tonight. Well, today is a BAD day for me. Where do I begin? Oh, well, here what happened the kids got up ate brunch, then laid them down for there naps and after there naps, OMG, they were all over the place and getting into stuff that isn't theirs. They were jumping from couch to couch, Aiden kept jump from his table to the couch and then walking across it. It was like I punch them and they retaliate and get into more stuff. Some how they got a hold of the temperature thingy that tells me what the temp is inside and outside of the house, plus it shows you like what kinda clothes to wear for the temp, which is pretty cool. Yeah, that was in piece meaning the batteries where on the floor somewhere, the back was off and under the kitchen table, and the little metal piece that connects the batteries together was somewhere as well. Apron was on the kitchen floor, I could go on. Not a normal day in this house, that's for sure. Well, the hubs called and I let him talk to the kids while I start cooking there dinner. Mind you the hubs was talking to the kids when I told them that they were grounded from their IPads because they were destroying my house  and they were running around the house with their heads cut off saying " Rrooooaaarrr, I am going to get you!", "There's a scary ghost!", or "I am a scary ghost!" at each other and then they would come up to me and try and hide while talking to daddy and me trying to cook. So, it was starting to annoy the hubs because every time he talks to the kids he can barely understand them because there is always some kind of noise in the back ground. So, I had to explain it to him that no matter what there is always going to be other noise in the background because I know when I am on the phone with other people and its when they are up, my kids are right there making all kinds a noise. Mind you, the hubs and I have been talking to each other almost all day on the phone, meaning here and there, because the hubs didn't bring his laptop with him and today was the first day he got liberty since arriving to his destination. Plus, he said it was raining so that's the reason he didn't bring it with him. Okay. Well, he also said he needed to go to the NEX for stuff he needed for his rack. Okay. Then he said he was going to the bar after the NEX to have a pitcher of beer with two other guys. Okay, not a problem, I understand, he needs to unwind for being stuck on a ship for a long period of time. Been there, done that. He also said that he was going to go to the liberty center to Skype with me and also to charge his phone.  Okay, sounds great, right. Well, to make a long story short, I ended up calling him around 10:30pm because I wanted to go bed and I knew that he was a little more than tipsy. Even though he admitted to having more then a pitcher of beer with his buddies. He didn't even Skype with me or anything just called, but I wanted to see him and he was being an ass to me. I was talking calmly to him, I didn't raise my voice or anything, AND, he some how knew I was upset with him. So, I explained how I felt, I was hurt by how he just dumped me for his boys. I felt like I didn't matter to him, or that I was to UGLY for him to look at me on Skype. He was drinking and people do, do stupid shit, like forgetting to Skype with there wife. So, the conversation wasn't over but he needed to get to bed because he had to work in the morning. SO, we will see how tomorrow goes. Went to bed, hurt and upset. Plus, counter top people were coming tomorrow had to be up before 10am.

Wednesday:
I actually woke up pretty early for me 9:30am. A lot better then yesterday. So, got the kids up fed them breakfast, let them watch The Busy World of Richard Scarry, which they love this show right now. I got a knock on the door a little after 10am, it was the counter top guy, he came all the way to my house just to tell me that they made a mistake and that my counters weren't ready, yet. So, he leaves and I close the door behind him and I just stand there thinking "Why didn't he just call, instead of driving all the way over here?". Well, it looks like I wasted my time cleaning off my counters and still cant use my kitchen table until the install the new counters, it would be a waste of time to put it all back and then have to turn around and clear it off again. So, I have no clue as when I going to get my counters, BOO. A thought came to me last night, that I am going to do a post on what I have learned through this first underway/deployment piece. I will make a list what I have learned and then at the end of this underway/deployment I will post it up, its not a do or don't because every branch of the military,underway/deployment, and commands are different, meaning some spouses are gone for a few weeks to a year. So, right now I am just taking notes. Well, I am still a little upset about last night because things had to end quickly instead of resolving the issue. Well, when the hubs got off work he actually went to the liberty center and finally got on Skype, this time he brought his computer. So, started Skpying and talking to the kids but they ready didn't know how to just sit there and talk to daddy. So, when it came time for my turn I didn't want to Skype with at that moment and ended up talking to him on the phone privately.The hubs still knew how I felt and he some how figured it out. That is how well my husband knows me.  Its understandable that both spouses are stressed and lonely, but there is no need to take it out on each other. Its great to voice your opinions to each other. Once, we talked it out everything was back to normal. So, in the end we made up, I really can't stay  being mad at him for along period of time. Plus, he has this way of making me smile every time I do get upset at him and that's one of the many reasons I love him. So, the night ended on a good note, the boys did a video message to daddy. I did my video messages to him and we were texting each other all night until he went to bed. I stayed up a little longer just to clean up a bit.

Thursday:
Woke up at like 9:45am this morning, I think the sleeping mask is a big help to me getting to sleep early. Well, I am slowly working my way to 7am. The hubs talked to me all day which made my day. Well, fed the kids breakfast, they watched a few episodes of The Busy World of Richard Scarry. They ate lunch and then down for there naps, just a normal day in this household. Well, until we had to get ready to go to Aiden's Parent and Coaching Soccer meeting tonight at 6pm-8pm. Then I had to head out to Walmart afterwards because we needed milk, bread, and a few other things that the kids cant live without. Well, I got the kids in the car and headed over to the Youth Center on Base, got the kids inside and that is when all HELL broke lose. They were all over the place. The coach final let us into the theater and we took our seat, I pulled out the IPads thinking that this would calm down, fat chance. I felt sorry for the people in front of us because they couldn't hear what he was saying but even if my kids were being loud, you still really could hear him. Liam had to set on my lap, Aiden had to jump from seat to seat keep saying it was tickling him and he keep make loud noises with him mouth on him arm and laughing really loudly. I tried to calm him down but he wasn't having it. Liam said he had to go to the bathroom and I was like hold on because I know that was code for I want to get up and run around. See when my youngest uses the bathroom in public I will take him but the second I sit him the toilet he says all done and he didn't even try. So, thank my lucky stars I told them we are going home and the lady in front of us said that she would take down the info for me and email it to me, I told her thank you for doing this for me. That was one less headache for me to deal with. Taking my kids out in public is asking for trouble...LOL. We were only in the meeting for 30 mins until I had to leave. So, I decided to since we got out of there early we had to stop be Walmart for the stuff I needed. Yeah well that didn't go to good either. We got one of those carts with the grey two setters and attached cart in the front, yeah well the kids were getting out of it, and they kept asking for a toys. I told them they haven't been good for a toy SO no toy today. Plus, I only wanted to go in and get what we need to then get home it was already pass the dinner time and bedtime by the time we got home. So, they ate a late dinner and then they talked to daddy on Skype. The weird part is Aiden kept saying he was tired, but wouldn't head to his room. Liam on the other hand said he was tired and when I went to bring up his chocolate milk he has every night, he was lying in bed with he IPad watch his show and just waiting for mommy to bring up his cup. Which was so great because the kids went down like angels. Me, I stayed up a little longer just to talk, text and Skype with the hubs. Then my ass was off to bed. 

Friday:
This is the first one I did.
These our the other two.
He likes the one at the bottom.
Well, woke up at 9:30am its still a working progress. Found out last night that Aidens first soccer practice is on the 4th of Sept and some games will start as early as 8 in the morning. He is on the Ireland team for 4 years old, First game on the 15th of Sept., pictures will be on the 29th and he has practice every Tuesday at 6pm. So, my schedule is starting to get busy busy busy. Talked to the hubby today, he told me on Tuesday he moved all his stuff to the Barge and that the ship is going into dry dock for the time that they are there. I need to find a good cleaning schedule because I am feeling overwhelmed with all the stuff that needs to be put in its home, one thing I dislike about the military is I have to uproot my whole house and then I have to reorganize it and I can never figure out how I want it until we have to move again. which sucks. Finish a couple of plastic canvas name plates for the hubs but I asked him what colors he wanted and he said he wanted black lettering and Navy blue background I told him really cant do dark on dark you wouldn't be able to see the letters. So, I did one like he asked and I did one with blue lettering and black background, which turn out perfectly, in my opinion. I asked him what he wanted in his care package from us. I know he can get most of the snacks there but I want to send him other things as well because they may not carry wheres his at. The hubs talked on the phone today because he didn't know what time he was getting off the ship since they just moved to dry dock today. He talked to the boys, but they have short attention spans. My left big toe was hurting today as well, I think I am getting an ingrown toenail, OUCH, it does hurt a lot. I have two kids who don't look where they are stepping and keep stepping on that toe. Talked to the hubs until he went to bed. I did a couple loads a laundry, two loads of dishes, started picking up the living room and clean up the kitchen a little bit. Then I was off to bed.

Saturday:
Aiden talking to Daddy.
Liam talking to Daddy.
Woke up early, like 8:45am, see I am getting there. I thought I woke up the hubs with my text, nope, that turd was already awake. Got the kids up, fed them breakfast, they watched the same tv series from yesterday but different episodes. Liam really loves them, every time I turn the TV on Liam goes I want to watch that one mommy, as he is pointing at the show The Busy World of Richard Scarry.  Everyday is and exciting day for me, I get to Skype with the hubs tonight one on one, without the kids, finally. The hubs went to the liberty center and stayed there all day, just to talk, text and Skype with us throughout the day. The kids had a better time Skpying with daddy today because they got to wear my headphones with also made it better for the hubs as well. They paid more attention to what daddy was saying with the headphones on. They even took turns. So, today started out as a great day and ended as a good day. So, the hubs wanted to get beck to the barge by catching the 10pm liberty bus, well, when him and some of the guys he works with arrived they waited until 15 minutes after 10pm and still no bus. So, thankful, one of the guys he works with know a friend in housing there and they all walked to his buddies house and the crashed there. The hubs was texting me all night, and we was been sociable as well because he was a guest in there house. Well, he got a little tipsy,again. And that worried me because I don't know them, the people house crashed at. so, yeah it worried me a little. It was like a bored Saturday for me, I already did some house work, the hubs was home, the kids were in bed sleeping, and I had already watched all of our shows that we watch together. SO, ya kinda bored. So, I didn't go to bed until 3 in the morning. So, ya it was a late night.


Well, toddles until next week updates. 


P.S. Babe, if you are reading this, then I just want to say "We Love you and Miss you like CrAzY, so when you get a chance give us a call, email, text, whatever and we will be here when you get back. Have a safe trip there and back home, Love ya, Boo Boo!".

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

This Weeks Updates 2012-Week 33

Week 33 Updates....

August 12-18

Note: Just as a heads up....I will try and do more but here lately its been difficult, like I just don't want to do anything right now for reasons which will be pretty much explained in this weeks update. But I will try and do a little better, its just I have been a little down.

Sunday:
   Well, we spent time with the hubby before we had to take him the ship. Which SUCKED but he had to go. I had the hubs do a couple of things before he had to leave, like make sure all the trash out because Monday is our trash day and he usually makes sure all the trash is taken out the night before. He cleaned the Litter Box because also was his chore to do and I feed and make sure the cats have water. I told him to get the Halloween containers out because we don't know if he will be back for Halloween but I wanted them out just in case. Plus, I really don't like going into our shed UNLESS I have too. SPIDERS....eeeeekkkk!...LOL. I just sit here and think that he won't be home for Aiden's First Day of School (that's if he gets in this year....hopefully....fingers-crossed), our 4 year Wedding Anniversary, Aiden's first soccer game, Halloween, Labor Day, and any other Holiday I missed, he is going to miss. After, the hubby and I took one last shower together before he left. While, he was getting ready and spraying on his cologne, I had asked to hug his pillow so that way it left his scent behind on his pillow. So, when I hug the pillow at bed time it will remind me of him. Well, he turns around and does just that but also bring his bottle of cologne with him and starts spraying it as well. He says the scent will last longer....LOL. Well, we drop him off at the ship gave our hugs, kisses and told we will be here when he gets back. Liam he just sat there in his car seat as if daddy wasn't leaving, didn't cry but I dont think he really understands whats going on either. Aiden on the other hand cried more then me but I have been crying off and on before we dropped him and during the week. Aiden full-blown, "I want daddy!", "I want to go to the ship with daddy!","I want daddy to kiss my boo boo!" this is what I heard all the way home. I told him that "daddy will be back but he is just going away for a little while and mommies going to miss him too." I started to cry a little bit seeing how hurt and heart-broken Aiden was. I wanted my hubby too. I even told Aiden that I would kiss his boo boo for daddy. Then he would turn around and say "NO! I want daddy to kiss my boo-boo!" So, I told him "When we get home I will call daddy on his cell phone and you can leave a voice message and then when daddy calls he can kiss your boo-boo through the phone." But he still cried all the way home. When we got home I called daddy like I promised and left a message for and then he stop crying after that. I guess it the satisfaction that deep down he know daddy would get his message and call him back which he did as some as the hubby got cell service. Called and wish them goodnight. Asked if that was Aiden on the voicemail, which it was, and to call me to say he loves and misses us. Which it was great to hear his voice. Sucks that I didn't go to bed early, I can't sleep really without him. I started doing things around the house picking up, cleaning, did a picture transfer on to canvas which turned out pretty good and started again on my plastic canvas projects. 


Pictures Of Us Taken Right Before We Had Drop Him Off!






















This is the boys when they fell asleep tonight. I guess they didn't want to sleep in their beds....LOL.


Monday:
Picture transfer to canvas.
The first full day of him being gone. Pest control came today, she sprayed the outside, the kitchen and bathroom but I don't know how good it will since I keep seeing spiders coming out of the wood works. I called the hubs to leave a voice message so he could hear it later since I know there was a chance that he wouldn't have cell service or was going to be to busy to answer is phone. Well, to my surprise he answered to phone. We talked for a little bit because he couldn't talk for long but it was great to hear his voice. He told me that they were working him pretty hard, builds character, thats just my thought. He been getting his quals done  that needs to be done, other than that his pretty tired all the time. We told each other that we love and miss each other. This is our First Deployment/Underway since we been together/married. Kids took it pretty well. I had the kids make him a video message and send it to him be text so he can save it to his phone so that way if he feels sad, lonely, and missing us he can replay them. Kids love doing this because they see themselves in the video and they make all kinds of funny face, especially Aiden he will set there and stick out his tongue and just laugh basically at himself but when I send it the hubs i hope he gets a good laugh out of it and as I do. Sometimes just thinking about him not being here, I feel like I lost my helper. He would help me with the chores, kids, everything but I have to learn to do this on my own, which sucks. A few of the things that kept me busy today was I transfer a picture to canvas just to see how it would turn all and it worked better then I thought. Also, did some plastic canvas Navy magnets.
Plastic Canvas Magnets.
  Tuesday:
I didn't do much except moped around the house all day. Besides moping I took care of the kids and did what we pretty much do a daily basis, I am just missing the hubs a lot that's all. Kids were pretty good being there normal selves. Maintenance guy came and worked on the dishwasher, it was off kilter and I kept getting white dry soap stuff on my dishes and didn't know where it was coming from. So, he brought over a dishwasher rinsing agent for the dishwasher, so I used it on the next wash and the white stuff was gone but also before using that I put vinegar in the dishwasher and that also seem to help, too. Worked on more plastic canvas pieces, watched our shows, did a little bit of house work, cried ever so often, but that's pretty much it and didn't leave the house. Bad day for me, he is on the brain. Talked to a good friend for about any hour. I wish he was here, but I have the strength to go on. So, i am going to look at this as One Day At A Time and count down the days until he returns. I just haven't been inspired really to do anything creative. Maybe in the days to come I will be able too. Been thinking about doing some care packages for him but I am stumped right now on what to send him. Kids did another video message to daddy of the today. My kids are just so funny when we does these, either one doesnt look at the screen, one makes faces, one you have to get him to say"I love & miss you, daddy.", "I wish you were here, daddy.", or one of them just cuts the video off completely. I just laugh when one of those happens. 

Wednesday:
Pretty much did the same thing as I did yesterday. Only today was a little different, Aiden has a meltdown (some would say sensory overload), the power went out again do to us having a thunderstorm went out right before 4pm and didn't kick back on until before 9pm. Aiden was getting upset because the lights were not on in the house and keep saying there was a scary monster that's why whenever I would go outside to smoke he had to follow. When I told him to go back inside to play with IPad he would repeat "There's a scary monster, there's a scary monster inside!". Then, he started crying and asking for daddy and I told him that you can't talk to daddy because his is busy working on the boat and he just kept crying and saying "I want my daddy".So, I told him that I will call daddy and you can leave a message for him and he will call back when he all done. So, I called and to our surprise he picked up but couldn't talk long. So, I told the hubs he needed to talk to his son so that way he could calm him down. So, that's what the hubs did, he talk to Aiden so he would calm down and Aiden did. It made me so happy that he answered the phone. We told him that we loved and missed him like crazy and that we would see him when he got back home. Forgot to do a video message to daddy, but there was a good chance he would coming home tomorrow but it is still up in the air. 

Thursday:
 Woke up later then I wanted to. Waited on word if the hubs was coming home today or not. Well, guess what?, he is coming home today....SO Excited. I got a text message from him saying he is coming home, I cant wait to see him, kiss and hug him again. Had to wait around until he sent me a message to get ready to come pick him up because I didn't want to get there really early but at least the kids got a nap in before I got them up and ready to go. SO, waiting around was hard knowing he was back in homeport. So, I tried to keep myself busy with picking up the house and keeping the phone in my pocket just waiting for him to give me the word. Finally around 2:30pm I got word, so I ran up the stairs got myself ready and then the kids. Made sure I had everything before I left the house basic stuff like their sippy cups, purse, camera, and etc... So, about five minute before I was pulled into the parking to wait for him he calls me and says "Come pick me up". I said "No". He then tell me that "I will walk home". I told him "If I wasn't there in lets say 10 minutes, you will probably need to walk home". A little joke a played on him.  Even though I was already practically there. He saw us. I parked the car and I immediately got out and waited anxiously for him to arrive at the car. I gave him the biggest kiss and hug, I missed him so much. The kids were super excited especially Aiden (daddies boy). The hubs wanted to drive and I let him. He had to be back to the boat around 2pm tomorrow. So, not a lot of time but he spent every waking moment with us. Went to Wal-Mart for a few things that he needed and we needed. Went home he spent a lot of time with the kids even gave them a bath. Ordered Chinese food because it was what he wanted plus it was quick and easy. Spent the night holding and kissing each other, watched our shows together, went to bed a little early for me and a little later for him. So, happy that he came home. 

Friday: 
Woke up next to the hubby, curled up right next to him until the kids started cry to be let out of their rooms, I was so excited and sad at the same time because we both knew he had to go back to the ship today. When I got the kids out of their rooms they went straight to our room and started bouncing, kissing daddy trying to get him to get up out of bed. The hubs got up out of bed and made the kids brunch because we wanted to put them down for a nap early so that way we could spend a little time a lone together. He put the kids down for their naps. So, excited to spend a little time together before he had to go back. Weird part is that we didn't quarrel the whole time his was home. Well, when he was home everyday we would get into spats about the little and big things. It felt like it did when we first got together. Deployments/Underway it make you realize a lot of things, about how much he means to you, how much he helps out and all that good stuff. When I saw him on Thursday it felt like I fell in LOVE with my husband all over again. When 1pm hit, it hit me hard because I didn't want him to go, had to get the kids up from there parcel naps to get them ready to take the hubs back to the ship. Well, we had to leave, we all got in the car, had to hit NEX first because he found his DS so he needed a game. Then it was off to the ship for him. Well, we dropped him off, I cried because I didn't want to see him go and that I was going to miss him deeply. He gave the kids and I kisses and hugs and said that he would see us soon. It was hard on me seeing him go again the kids on the other hand, neither one of them cried but Aiden kept saying to Liam "Daddy will be home tomorrow."and I had to tell him that daddy wasn't coming back for several months. I don't think they fully understand other then that daddy has to go to work and then he gets to come home right after work, everyday. So, after we dropped him off, I took the kids home, had them do a video message to dad and then put them back down for their naps. I spent a good couple hours just sitting here missing him before I had to get the kids up and take them to the NEX to pick up our family pictures we had taken back in July. Got the kids up and headed to the NEX. We went inside and the whole time we were there they kept asking for a toy. They think that every time we go to the store they have to get a toy.  Picked up the pictures and did a little shopping while we were there. Then left to go home and, No, they didnt get a toy, they got a toy yesterday. Got home and back to the normal routine. Fed them dinner and then put them down for bedtime. I on the other hand started thinking about the hubby while I was picking up the bedroom and folded two loads a laundry. Then, I went to bed like I usually do but with him not sleeping next to me I have a hard time trying to fall a sleep.
Our Family Pictures




Saturday:
Woke up feeling all a lone because I just miss him so much. Got the kids up, made them breakfast, lets them watch Phineas and Ferb all morning long and through lunch time. Fed them lunch, but like normal they have to get up and get into everything and Aiden was jumping everywhere. That's when I realized Aiden has a new thing going he has been doing it for a few weeks now, jumping up and down on his tippie-toes, repeatedly. Put the kids down for there naps. Quite time for mommy, usually happy about quite time but this time, I just started think about the hubby. I didnt get much house work done, didnt feel up to it because I knew he is going to be gone longer then some 4 days of work ups. I emailed him asked if he wanted us to send him a care package but he has yet to reply. So, I am still waiting on that. I will get around to doing one here shortly in the upcoming weeks.

Well, toddles for now. 

P.S. Babe, if you are reading this, then I just want to say "We Love you and Miss you like CrAzY, so when you get a chance give us a call, email, text, whatever and we will be here when you get back. Have a safe trip there and back home, Love ya, Boo Boo!".