Friday, June 29, 2007

Sunday, June 24, 2007

i'm baaaaccckkkkkk.....

from guam that is. and let me tell you it was HOT & HUMID!! reminded me of Georgia in August. that being was GORGEOUS!! and so nice to be away and not be on a schedule. we spent most of the early part of each day finding stuff to do until it cooled off and then late afternoon we hit the beach or pool...depending on what the girls wanted to do. we got to see quite a bit of the island, ride a trolley quite often, go to an aquarium, go to a water park, eat some really good american food:), shop at k-mart; ate traditional chamorro food and visited the chamorro village that had lots of traditional island crafts, etc. we visited both military bases there, had to buy an extra bag for all the extra stuff we bought and paid way too much for cabs!

we are happy to be home was time. abby was actually begging us to come home. she just missed her things. one of the great things about staying there was we had a fabulous room and the girls slept most of the nights all the way we got some good "catch up" sleep.

the picture above is from our hotel balcony. more pics to come soon!

Friday, June 15, 2007

the start of a new year...

today matt passed the torch so-to-speak in his we are free from the unrelenting cell phone ringing at all hours and i finally have my man back! his ceremony was this morning and afterwards we came home and just relaxed all day...this is how the start to a vacation should be!
we leave for guam soon and can't wait! (now i'm just holding my breath on the weather forecast that shows rain for the entire time we are there:( hopefully they are VERY wrong!)

we are continuing to build our summer tans by hitting the pool almost everyday. very convenient since it is located about 50 feet from my building! the kiddie pool is very nice...and the girls have a between that and playing at the playgrounds here for hours and hours...we are quite busy. abby is signed up for swim lessons, but they aren't until august. they are very hard to get here and i actually got her in the last slot.

ella has become the "cookie monster" of the family. if you remember how he eats his cookies, thats my child! sound effects and everything...she eats at least one meal a day this way. i can only take it that its her way of complimenting my cooking! haha!

i haven't scrapbooked lately...lost my mojo. actually, thats not true. i made a layout the other night for a friend and i hate the way it turned its back to the drawing board...because i won't except it as just "ok". i think there has just been so much going on, and i am completely drained by the time the kiddos are in bed. matt's nights this past week have been so late coming home that somedays he didn't get to see the girls at all. thank goodness that is over! so i am anxiously awaiting our vacation and some down time...physically and mentally. and then when i come back i will be a renewed, energized woman! woohoo!

as far as photos...i'm always taking photos, still trying to figure out all the settings on my camera and all the neat things photoshop can do. so hopefully i return from our trip with some EXCELLENT pictures as well! until next time...

Thursday, June 7, 2007

knotheads & boyfriends...

well here is a picture of my "not always paying attention" 4 year old...she was running at the park (of course not looking where she was going because she was too busy STARING at someone)...when she turned around she came face to face with a very solid metal pole. this happened a couple days ago...and the knot is still as big as it was when it happened...all though now it looks like she will be "lucky" and get a black eye out of it too!

on a lighter note, here is a recent conversation we had:

abby: mom, why don't you have a boyfriend?

me: umm, your daddy IS my boyfriend

abby: NO mom, he's your need a boyfriend too!

me: umm, ok...

well, i better get off to bed before my children decide tonight is a good night to keep me up.

here is a pic i took of ella today...been taking so many of other people and their kids that i thought i should get some of my own kids. plus it was a good day to! enjoy!


Tuesday, June 5, 2007

if only i could hook up my brain to the computer!!

then this blog would be updated MUCH more frequently and i would be the most organized person in the world. quick recap since the last post...we are heading to guam for some much needed rest and relaxation in about 10 days...very excited about this.

abby has managed to give herself an ENORMOUS goose egg on her forehead (ran into a metal pole cause she wasn't watching where she was going)...poor looks like she's trying to bud a horn there or something as swollen as it is!

we are trying to get approval to move in the apartment next door which is TWICE as big as the place we are in now...hopefully we will know something next week.

i have really kicked off my photography "thing"...don't really know what else to call it...check it out at and let me know if you would hire me:) haha! i'm gonna quit babbling right now and post some pics! leave me a comment so i know you visited me:) its a lonely world here:)