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Sunday, November 30, 2008

My favorite Holiday movie

Why it is National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation of course! How can you not love this movie each year? The only NL movies I love is the ones with the Griswolds in them, the rest of them are crap. I don't know how many movies one can make about half naked blonde bimbos, drinking idiots, and, oh yeah, don't forget sex...well, the original NL movies have some of that in them but not like the newer ones! Here are a couple of my favorite parts of the movie:



Let it Snow! (honestly, no)

So miss Domestic Goddess got stuck in the snow(twice)today. How fun...but at least I had some really nice guys help me out while I was feeling like an idiot because I'm from Illinois and I should know better. Oh well, things happen. I'm going to post up some pictures later of our snow and how much the kids love to play in it!

Hope your weekend was a good one!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Great contest!

Pinay Jade is having a great contest for the celebration of her 6th anniversary!

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Friday, November 21, 2008

Dear Army


Dear Army,
I am tired of being second to you when it comes to my relationship with my husband. I bet you are oh so jealous when he's on leave and you can't control him...well, kind of....You think you are so better than me because you get him whenever and where ever you want without repercussions eh? Well you mean old hag, when he retires what are you going to do then? Yeah, you MAY still have your measly little hands on him a few years after but what are you going to do after your hold? Oh yeah, there are many other men and women you have your grubby hands on, telling them what to do, how they should "handle" their spouses, and leave their children to cry wondering when "mommy or daddy" will be home.

BUT...

You have your perks. You pay for a lot of things such as our medical bills and our housing arrangements. I guess you are good for some things eh? Not that packing us up and sending us to the frozen tundra is your idea of a "great time" but you have managed to keep me on my toes these past 7 years. My mom will be done dealing with your mess soon and I'm quite jealous but she's done with her life sentence after 20 years. I suppose I can continue being the mistress while you sit back and laugh at my insignificance's of being called:

The Army Wife. A.K.A "The Silent Ranks"

This letter is linked to the SITS site so go over and check them out, they are AMAZING!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Writers Workshop for Wednesday




I had to really think about what I wanted to write about because so many things have been going on pretty much all month that has been bittersweet. The choices that Miss Kat gave are few and far between of what my mind thinks about each day. I decided to talk about what had been bothering me this week.

What really bothered me this week is that Braden is still acting up. I can't wait til Tom gets here on Sunday to straighten his little butt up. I really want to file a police report on all the bite marks and bruises on me. I have no idea what to do with him or his constant abuse...for goodness sakes, he's 3 and not old enough for me to file a mommy abuse report on his butt!

That is the main thing. I won't get into the fact that I lost a few friends over stupid things such as thinking I'm talking for them (which wasn't my intention in the first place), I won't go on about how cowardly they were ignoring me nor the fact that they think they are better than me. Nor the fact that I was talking about their president.

Nope, Crista is totally over their crap. I'm focusing on the fact that my love will be here on Sunday and I'm having great friends over for Thanksgiving.

Oh yeah...My baby girl is getting 2 more teeth coming in so that has been oh so much fun....

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

What a great potty seat!

So I have been unsuccessfully trying to potty train little man. Even candy won't bribe this little too-smart-for-mom boy. He will cry and whine if I even mention the potty.

So, while I'm on a break from my frustration I was dropping my entrecard on some sites and came across this great one. Its called the Mom Buzz and they are giving away a free potty chair! It is so incredibly cute and convenient. I am hoping that if I win it that it will actually be put in good use.

Here is what it looks like:




If you want more information go to her blog and check it out!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Twilight Goodies!

I wanna win one of these awesome prizes from Sunshine and Lemonade!

First is:

This week's winner will receive:

The Twilight Movie companion.

But this is no ordinary companion. This one is personalized. With a note from the ultimate fan girl.

And while you are looking through your new book. You might get a little hungry. How about a little chocolate temptation. And not ordinary chocolate. But Godiva chocolate.

And then when you are done with your book. You might want to read through the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly. With a special cover of Edward himself.

And after you have seen the movie. You might want a permanent reminder. Until the dvd is released. So you could always hang this 2009 wall calendar in your kitchen. To keep track of your appointments. And kid activities.

AND if you haven't read the book. You can go and get yourself a copy at Barnes and Noble. But I am sure that you have already read it. And you can use this gift card to find something to read before Stephenie Meyer is persuaded to release Midnight Sun.

And you can mark your place in your new book with this. Or you can always take it with you to the tattoo parlor to make sure that they get the inscription just right.

And finally...you can pretend that you are a teen again by hanging this in your room. I am sure that your husband will get used to it.

Go to her blog if you are interested in winning any of the goodies here!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Veterans Day!



This is one of the most important days for me. I'm not only an army wife but an army daughter, military granddaughter, and also great-granddaughter. I reflect on this day each year and remember the sacrifices that they have done for all of us. Each year when there is a table at the PX I always put in a donation and get my poppy. I hope you all take a moment today and remember who gave us our freedom and how they sacrificed it all to keep our freedom.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

My childhood celeb crush

So I had a thing for Zachary Ty Bryan from Home Improvement, think a lot of girls did my age in the early 90's (keep in mind I am now 28), but this isn't about him. Not many people know about this actor, he wasn't as popular but ever since I saw Lawnmower Man, Prehysteria, and Last Action Hero, this girl was hooked. I imagined marrying him and living happily ever after..(okay so I was young and in love!)

His name you want to know?

Austin O'Brien of corse. This is what he looked like in the early 90's:



And now...rarrrrrr
I remember writing him a letter and I got an autographed picture of him and about died. I finally had it framed. I think I will scan it when I get the chance to show ya. I think I slept with that picture every night! He is now married as am I so maybe next lifetime fate will happen and I get my childhood crush! haha

My favorite part of My Girl 2(it starts after they kiss but that part is when I pretend I'm Vada every time!



I know I'm so lame!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

What was your good deed?

So I thought of a good deed I did, I believe it was towards the end of last year. I used to have my own vehicle so I would be out and about (because I hate being in the house!). I decided to get breakfast and went to Burger King. The line was long and so I was sitting waiting and thinking about an article I read somewhere about some ideas about doing good things for people to make yourself feel better and more positive. There was one about going to a fast food place in the morning and paying for the person behind you. I was thinking "that was an excellent idea!" The cashier thought I was a little weird but she also thought it was a nice gesture. I not only did a good deed but the car behind me was two soldiers, but only one ordered though.

Blog about your good deed and snag my badge too!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Twilight is my new addiction

I'm on the second book of the series which is surprisingly due to the fact I have not got much reading in with the babies being sick. I could not put the first book down, I was so intrigued! I love vampire books ever since my sister got me on Laurell K. Hamilton

And what is also great is that A daily Dose of Toni is having a giveaway!!

A Daily Dose of Toni

So head over and snag the button!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

10 things I love talking about



My top ten

1. My babies (of course!)
2. My opinions
3. My businesses (Avon and Tastefully Simple)
4. My blog
5. The posts I have lived at and the ones I liked (and disliked)
6. Books I've read (I'm addicted to the Twilight series!)
7. Why I'm done living in Alaska
8. Complaining about hubby's unit here (I'll write more about that later)
9. Lack of an FRG (we have one but it sucks!)
10. How I'm SO ready to move!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Ugh

So Soldier boy left for NTC which is in Ft. Irwin, CA. Although I lived there for a few months in the summer with my parents I wish I was there since the high today was, oh, 20 degrees!

Anyway, I usually enjoy my vacation from hubster but with two kids by myself it has not been a walk in the park. It hasn't even been ONE day of his absence without something disastrous. First, my son decided he wanted eggs and didn't want to wait for mommy to finish the laundry so what does he do? He leaves me a gift of cracked eggs on the floor and is hiding because he knew he did something he wasn't supposed to. I didn't take pics like a good blogger should but I have about 3 weeks of soldier boy's absence for little man to make up for today's incident.

Tonight, however, was even worse. Little man refused to go to bed. I guess I have a sign on my forehead that reads "easily taken advantage of". I did NOT give in. I swear he acts up even worse when daddy is gone. He listens to him better than me for some reason.

Oh well if I get sent to the loony bin the end of the month you'll know why.

 
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