Wednesday, November 28, 2007

It's Our Anniversary

What kind of an Anniversary do a WAHMother and military Father of 2 have? Well, it goes kind of like this...

The alarm went off at 4:45am for Sean to get up and get ready for work. Once he turned the light on in the bathroom, I woke up and thought to myself..."Oh sh$@! I forgot to put the card out for him." So I tried to quietly crawl out of the noisiest bed in the world to put his card somewhere he would see it before leaving. I was hoping the noise from what sounded like a dam breaking in the bathroom would cover the sound of our squeaky bed. I was able to put the card on the laptop and get back into bed before the flush. I like to think he checks the weather every morning before going to work but who knows. He sits in front of the computer and opens the card which said..."Happy Anniversary to someone with a really cute butt! (It's true, he does) and on the inside it said...Well...except when it "talks." It talks A LOT! But anyway, I heard a cute lil' chuckle and then he came over to kiss my cheek. Before he leaves for work he kissed me again (as he does every morning), said Happy Anniversary Babe and I love you. Off to work he goes.

When I woke up this morning at 6:30am (thank you J. Bean for not waking me up sooner) I took advantage of the fact that both kids were still asleep and I jumped on the computer real quick to check my emails. After brushing my teeth first, of course. To my surprise, he had set something up on the computer for me. We're gonna side track for a minute here. Yesterday he came home for lunch and left a love song playing on the computer so I would hear it when I got home. Well, when I got home I heard what sounded to me to be mumbling coming from the master bedroom. Scared the 'you know what' out of me! I crept back there, ready for a fight, only to see the screensaver reading, "I love you Sarah" and one of our songs playing from the speakers. I called him once my heart rate went back down to a normal pace to thank him for being so sweet and to also inform him that it freaked me out a little. He and I both got a good laugh out of it. Then last night, when I was in bed trying to go to sleep. He was playing music on the computer and singing. At the time I had no idea what he was doing and I gave out a BIG sigh as I rolled over. He got the hint and asked if I was upset with him and I informed him that I was. I think my exact words were, "YES! You have that damn music up so loud and I am trying to freakin' sleep." Come to find out, he was working on something for me to discover this morning. When I turned on the computer this morning, in the middle of the screen was a folder and under it, it said OneFourThree. To him and I this means I love you (1 letter, 4 letters, 3 letters...get it?). I clicked on the folder and there was another folder with a picture of him and I and underneath that it read, "It's true...I do." I clicked on that and then another picture of us came up and underneath it said, "since the day I first saw you". And again click, another picture and another caption reading, "I knew it would be you." Again, "I've run out of rhymes." LOL Isn't he the sweetest? When I click on the last one there was a list of 5 songs for me to play. #1 Cause I Love You by Lenny Williams. #2 Knocks Me Off My Feet by Stevie Wonder (one of my fav's). # 3 Unbreakable by Alicia Keys. #4 Anniversary by Tony!Toni!Tone! and #5 Endless Love by Luther Vandross. Oh goodness, and now I am crying. The sweetest gifts are the ones that are priceless. He is so sweet and I love him so much.

Ok, so after listening to my songs and wiping my tears. I found something to put on the computer for him to see, when he got home. Just like 143 means I love you, Sean and I have started using 10 as I love you to (10 letters). We started this because it's easier to text it in numbers then spelling it out every time. And it all means the same to us. So I went online and searched for the 10 of hearts card. I found one and saved it as a screen saver and centered it right behind his 143 folder for me. When he got home from PT, he saw it and was grinning from ear to ear. Then later on in the day, just before writing this lengthy post, I saw that he put up a picture from our "wedding" as a screensaver. I have put up something else for him that he has yet to see.

So far today we have swapped a lot of love notes via the computer, went to a doctor's appt. for him, ate extremely greasy pizza for lunch, which made me sick. We plan on going grocery shopping later today after he gets off and making dinner at home, maybe. :-)

I rarely ever write long post, I prefer the pictures just because my writing skills suck. But my hubby is the greatest (most of the time) and I just wanted to share a message with my family, friends and just anyone who may be stopping by my blog today. Tell your loved ones that you love them everyday. You don't have to have a lot of money or buy fancy gifts to make someone's heart sore. Love is enough.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Wordless Wednesday...

Which also happens to be our wedding anniversary. In honor of that, my husband, my love, my soldier and my hero, here are some pictures of us.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Did someone say, Pianist?!?!

Jordan is not satisfied with the baby toys and teethers we have for her, so we got out one of Dorian's laptops and she loved it! Which we figured she would since everytime she is sitting at the computer with one of us she is banging away on our laptop. Dorian's is a lot more fun, with piano keys and lights and sounds. It has been officially named our "Emergency Toy" when we can't get her to quiet down or sit still for more then 5 minutes. I know one Grandma who would be very pleased to see Ms. J. Bean hitting those keys (piano) at only 5 months.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

It's a little late but here it is...

My first turkey!

Thank goodness I had the help of my mom and my friend Lisa. I hope everyone enjoyed their Holiday weekend.

I look psychotic in this first picture.

The things we're thankful for...

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Craft Show Photo's

It was my first craft show so I have a lot to learn about setting up a space. Hopefully I will be able to get another booth at an upcoming craft show in neighboring Dothan, AL. There are expected to be a lot more people there. Wish me luck!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

My Traditions for Thanksgiving and Christmas

My Traditions
Thanksgiving -
My mom always makes a great Thanksgiving dinner for the holiday. Turkey, dressing, green bean casserole, rolls, gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberries, pies...the works! I'm not sure if this would be considered a tradition or torture. LOL! I soon learned to expect her to come running up the stairs to chase me through the house with the giblets from the turkey. When she did it for the first time, I remember running into my closet and trying my hardest to hold the door shut while she tried to pull it open. She was stronger. This was a tradtion in the house until I got to the point where it didn't bother me anymore. Believe it or not, it took a few years until I was able to say, "I don't care, wave them in my face, they don't bother me anymore."
Christmas -
Our Christmas traditions were pretty regular. We'd find a tree (real), drag it into the house (just my mom and I) and spend close to an hour trying to get the damn thing to stay straight. I would do the lights, I loved doing the lights, while she would get all the ornaments out an dmake sure they all had hooks. We'd spend a lot of time making sure the tree looked just right. Then we would plug in the lights and leave it lit for the rest of the day.
On Christmas Eve (when we were younger), my sister and I were allowed to open one present. I always went for the biggest one. I could barely sleep through the night and was usually the first up. I would sit by the tree until I couldn't take it anymore and then I would find ways to make subtle sounds throughout the house to kind of jolt my mom awake. It worked. We'd open all our presents and then spend the whole day playing with them or trying them on.
We continue a few traditions now. For Thanksgiving I plan on sharing some of my mom's recipes with our close friends. For Christmas, my son (and once my daughter is old enough) is allowed to open one gift on Christmas Eve. We also spend a whole day decorating the house with the tree, lights, stockings and more. And we can't forget to put cookies and milk out for Santa Clause the night before.
For those of you who don't know, my hubby is in the military so we don't live near our families. I keep my mom and sis in my heart during the holiday's when were not able to be with each other.

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Tackle It Tuesday

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

Is it sad that I'm ecstatic that I actually have something to post for Tackle It Tuesday? Well I am and here it is....

The D.O.G.

aka Max, Max-a-Mo's, Maxamillion and Mo Mo's

Here is the before...

And here is the after....

Such a handsome lil' Yorkie isn't he?

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Cyber Baby Shower - My Best Baby Bump Photo and Nursery Photo's.

Cyber Baby Shower @ 5 Minutes for Mom -
Best Baby Bump Photo (Professional and not so Professional)
The not so professional one was taken a few days before I was induced.

Nursery Photo's (painted by me)

The bad part is we live in an apartment right now and this will all be painted over in less then a year. We'll be moving AGAIN to a new duty station. I did this because I knew that one day my little girl will look at the pictures of her mommy painting her room and the finished product and appreciate all I did for her. Even though I knew she would probably never remember it.

The National Peanut Festival

So we did it! We strapped on our spurs and threw our lasso's over our shoulder and headed to the National Peanut Festival that happens here in Dothan, AL. Better known as the "Peanut Capitol of the World". The crazies were out in full effect. Evidently, this is one of the few occasions where the local crazy house gives out unsupervised weekend furloughs. I've spared you the pics of some of our top offenders and have just included those of our family fun. Scratch that! Pictures of Dorian's fun and mom's newly discovered fear of heights. Enjoy! And just so you know, I am NOT crying.

The Hang Glider

Fun House


Super Slide

Dorian and Mr. Moon and Austin with his tiger.