Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas to All

And to all a Good Night ! Santa has been and now for some sleep.

Merry Christmas Everyone.

Friday, December 24, 2010

I'm still here .........


I swear but just been busy. My goal for the New Year is to blog ( or post a pic ) everyday.....We will see. Hope you all have a Merry Christmas and I'll see you right after Christmas.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

And the winner is

Congrats Michelle
"I am sure reading it will give me encouragement during my hubbies upcoming deployment.... so it would be nice to win because I have three small children and my hubby is getting deployed in May!"

Sending you good deployment MoJo for May ! I wish I had a book for everyone, again don't forget about the website and "like" Faith Deployed on Facebook. Hope everyone enjoys their Sunday.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Faith Deployed Giveaway


I am so Happy to be giving away a copy of Faith Deployed by Jocelyn Green. I am even Happier my 4th Deployment is over but that is another story. I have never been the type of person to go to church....I am very spiritual but I have not found that church that I "click" with. I have always read daily devotionals along with the bible to be able to process the information and not be overwhelmed. Imagine my surprise when I received my copy of Faith Deployed and it was written that way.....not only that, after each story there was a prayer and question for you.

Each night after all 3 kids were asleep I read the short story of a Military Wife, just like myself who was dealing with the same struggles I was going through. I love the "Ask" at the end of each story......made me think and question myself. The stories are short enough for me to be able to sneak it in no matter how long my day had already been and I always felt better because even when it did not apply to my immediate situation it gave me encouragement. No matter what branch of Military our spouse is in we all have the same struggles at one time or another. If this is your first deployment or your 10th, you need this book. I received a copy to read for my review and it is the book that will stay on your nightstand, PCS after PCS, dog eared and bookmarked.

So Please leave me a comment for your chance to win your own copy of Faith Deployed. This contest will be open till Midnight November 13th. The winner will be notified Sunday November 14th by e-mail so please leave your e-mail address in your comment so I can notify you. I was given two copies of Faith Deployed by Moody Publishers and Jocelyn Green and can not thank them enough. Please visit www.Faithdeployed.com for more information on the book, the author and how to Join them on Facebook.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Waiting......


I can't give out details but this deployment is almost over. I also have a Veterans Day giveaway coming up that I am very excited about. Halloween was a total bust here.......our Subdivision is fairly new ( lots of new construction ) but there are lots of people already living here so you think there would have been someone giving candy out but No .....apparently all here go on post to Trick or Treat. By the time we got on post it was already a hour into Trick or Treating and most people had already run out of candy. The kids got 5 pieces ........Kael said it was the worst Halloween ever, I have to agree. But Daddy is coming home so all will be better soon.

As far as sickness goes we seem to be on the road to a full recovery but I'll be sure to spray the house down with Lysol before Brian gets here .....LOL. Can you believe it is less then a month away from Black Friday?????? Happy Halloween Y'all

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sickness

We have been MIA since Maddie came down with the "junk" which turned into Pneumonia. That passed on to me and ended me in the ER and now Sage has the "junk". They are treating Sage for Bronchitis so 10 day antibiotic for her. We are trying to stay on top of anything school related and trying to catch up on house work and yard work. Thankfully we are almost at the end of this deployment and (fingers crossed ) ready to get back to "normal". Hopefully we will get back to regularly blogging but you know me.....LOL.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

What the Hell Wednesday



Back again this week with Blue Monkey Butt's What the Hell Wednesday. First was Maddie still being sick this week so I took her to the Dr on Thursday to avoid the whole ER thing, because the Base got a 4 day weekend which means EVERYTHING shuts down so all must go to ER if your sick. So the Dr said she was a little Wheezy but wants to avoid chest x ray to rule out Pneumonia because the link to Thyroid,breast,lung, etc cancer. Sends us home with Albutural and guess who flippin ends up in the ER on Saturday getting a chest Xray? Really, I understand we want to avoid all unnecessary exposure of a young girl to radiation but she has had pneumonia before which makes her likely to get it so just rule it out before you send her home to get worse and suffer more then she should....really What the Hell?

Now the ER that deserves it's own What the Hell. We were only behind 2 other patients waiting to be seen so its moving pretty good for a holiday weekend. But there is a "guy" there with his wife, toddler, infant and his mother ( why we all had to come for the infant to be seen I will never understand? ) and he is on a loud rant about the "guy" who took hostages at our Hospital about a month ago. On and on about how he was "crazy" and he would have just killed him ....blah blah ......wife is trying to be polite by telling him to lower his voice and the "guy" was not crazy just suffering and needed help. What the Hell "guy? My kids are listening to you, I do not need them knowing about a "guy" with a gun at the hospital or do I or they need to hear you call somebody that needs Mental help crazy......

Yesterday we came home and they had taken out more trees in our "Under Construction" Subdivision to put in another street......oh joy because really who needs to breathe??? Don't forget to head on over to Stacey and Elle's Blue Monkey Butt for more What the Hell Wednesday fun.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

What the Hell Wednesday



Time for another What The Hell Wednesday brought to you by Elle and Stacey at Blue Monkey Butt.

First off this week is me falling off the kids playground backwards. I was trying to be all Artsy Fartsy with my new Cannon Rebel by taking pics above the fence. Wet Grass+ sandals+metal rails+a idiot not holding onto anything= me on the ground(wet ground,no less) with right leg still 3 rails up stuck. Best part was our neighbor's kid was over playing while all this happen ( Ahem, I meant to do that ). But the camera never hit the ground ( Whew) !!

Second is all this week everyone is talking about bullying, having protests, TV shows dedicating whole hours on how to teach your kids not to be a bully and the 7 year old comes home talking about a classmate who said he would stop calling my kid names if he pays him 4 quarters. Somebody's Momma better be catching some Ellen and Dr Phil this week or this Momma will be having a meeting !!

And Last The Commissary ( Military Grocery store ) has 2 whole aisles of Halloween candy and smack dab in the middle of the aisle is a display of Advent Calenders ????????WTH ????? Can I please get thru with this Holiday and Thanksgiving before I get to countdown to Christmas ???

Head on over to Blue Monkey Butt for more What the Hell Wednesday and tell them I sent Ya !!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

What the Hell Wednesday
















I finally have something for What the Hell Wednesday, hosted by Blue Monkey Butt's Stacey and Elle. We have a 1 year builders warranty on our newly built home so I have to call their office to get their PR guy to get someone to fix whatever has broken that week. After everything is done the "painters" are suppose to come in and touch up the finished work. 2 of those "spots" had to be Spackled first which takes 24 hours to dry........needless to say Painters never showed back up.

PR Guy shows up today saying painters never showed but he has done this before so he will fix my "eyesore" ........he fixed it alright. First he sanded the Spackle off so much it was uneven then he painted my foyer the color of the Half bath, as you can tell in the pics of the 2 different browns. So to "fix" his mistake he calls in "sheet rock" guy who has to recover the dings and that has to dry 24 hours before it can be painted. So I am back to square one except it is more of a eyesore then my "little dings" ever were. So I ask you "What the Hell?"


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Easy Creamy Chicken

Think Tank Momma

I am so excited to be a part of Think Tank Momma's Share a Spoon this week !!!

6 Skinless/boneless chicken breasts
1 Can cream of Chicken soup
1/4 cup and 1 tbls Sour cream

Mix soup and sour cream together and cover the bottom of a 9x13 dish. Lay chicken in the mixture, cover with Foil and cook @ 325 for 2 hours.

This was given to my aunt in Germany Years ago and it makes the most moist chicken. Now I love the sauce so I usually add more cream and I have used Cream of mushroom. Enjoy !

Now head over to Think Tank Momma for more yummy chicken dishes.

Friday, September 3, 2010

First Day of DayCare





Excuses time : Busy,Busy, Sick and Busy

The Homework kills me on Monday thru Thursday, I get done and guess what its time to make dinner. After dinner clean up the kids wanna play and who can deny them ( they only get recess on certain days and that varies) Sage bath, Maddie shower,snack, make lunches, get uniforms ready, meds and bedtime routine.

This week was really bad because I am battling a cold/virus. I am already bored with dinner choices ( hard when you deal with picky eater ALL THE TIME ) These were pics from her first day. Second time she went she cried the WHOLE time.....Third time cried when I took her but she did calm down.

Happy Labor Day weekend

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Kael Turns 7

Spent his day going to a Bakugan Battle in Savannah, eating a dinner of his favorite food Pizza and having Birthday Cake.

Opening gifts from family far away and near
Blowing out his candle with a little help from a little sister.
Happy Birthday Kael !!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Random Tuesday Thoughts

randomtuesday

This is my first Random Tuesday thoughts For Un Mom
I love her blog but usually on Tuesday I'm tired...ugh. So if you're here make sure you go over and check out the rest of the Random Thoughts Tuesday.

1) Dry erase marker will come off walls with a Mr Clean eraser fairly easy but not furniture....don't ask how I know this.

2) After 3 kids there is still room for surprises......I figured I had seen and done it all with the first 2 but Sage is giving me a run for my money.

3) Suave Coconut Shampoo repels lice.....who knew?

4) I finally watched Blindside........trying to get thru season 1 of Dexter.

5) I hate frogs.......we have tons due to living in the marshlands of GA and having ponds all thru our neighborhood......but I can let them go about their lives until they touch me.....one hid under the knob of the front door and I reached to close it .....UGH.....I hate Frogs !

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Living in a construction Zone

It sucks. There is no nice way to put it. We figured by now we would at least have some houses on our side.....neighbors with kids would be nice. But ever since we moved in they have worked on all the land behind us, which we now know is gonna be another Cul De Sac road, so probably 8-10 houses on it. Its not even the house building crews that are bad its the road making, ditch digging stuff. Up there on top that is suppose to be the end of our street....nice huh?
This week Sage went to hourly daycare for 3 hours on Friday, she had a blast and was alot more cleaner then I figured she would be ( I strip her down to a Pull Up for meals ) after eating lunch. They said she followed directions well and played nice. Kael and Maddie are settling into a routine and are still doing well in their school work.

That lone little house on the left that would be ours.......the houses on the right only 2 have been sold and no kids : \
This week we are having meetings with CYS and medical staff about Kael's asthma, we have to have these every year for him to participate in activities. Getting ready for Kael's Birthday Saturday, and a teacher conference on Friday with Maddie's Teacher, I am hoping this is not gonna be a monthly thing : {

Friday, August 20, 2010

Learning to ride without training wheels

video1) I was totally out of breath ( this had been going on forever and it was hot ) 2) I was not talking to myself, it was my nephew Nouri but you don't hear him until the end.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sage Turned 2

We had my Sister Mary and her 2 kids here this weekend to celebrate. Her son started riding a bike without training wheels this year so I figured he was perfect to give Kael a little confidence boost. We bought Kael a early present of a big boy bike and in a hour he could balance and keep it straight. Practice Practice Practice.
Saturday we took everyone to Chuck E Cheese where Sage threw fits since she figures she should be allowed to do everything and not have Mommy every step of the way. We played Games for 2 hours and came home to Pizza, cake and opening gifts. We are a exhausted Household.
Thursday Maddie started with Sore Throat, runny nose and cough. Saturday Kael woke up with it and Today it was Sage's turn. So Back to the grind.
Hopefully We will get back on schedule and get some stuff done....including updating this blog more often.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Blog Hop 2010

Welcome to my blog, I'm so glad to see there are quite a few blogger's not in NY this weekend.
I am Kim former police officer turned mommy to 3 and Army wife. My blog was created to keep Hub's ( who travels alot for his job ) up to speed on the homefront....but I have been lucky to also connect with other mothers and wives.

We just got to Coastal Georgia after a year in Kansas and my husband is currently deployed. Glad you stopped by, please leave a comment or follow so I can return the favor. I am gonna try to visit all but I see it's already 100+ . If you are here and not a blogger please visit Blog Hop 2010 .

Monday, August 2, 2010

I do not need a 5 year old with a weight complex,thankyouverymuch

Today was Maddie's CYS physical and the NP who saw her asked alot of questions and was very through. I was a little thrown when she said Maddie was considered overweight or "a little heavy for her age" but they are not concerned about it since it usually evens out as they grow. Also she noticed according to Maddie's sheet she has always been "a little heavy".......First I heard of this?????? Don't get me wrong .......she has issues with Low Muscle tone and was always chunky but never would I consider her overweight ......it has even been brought to our attention that she is gonna be tall probably taller then Brian and I. But what bothered me was this was all said in front of Maddie .....esp limiting our sugar intake, less juices, more activity, ETC . So at dinner Maddie is all worried about what can she drink, what can she eat.....which then causes a long boring conversation about eating healthy, playing more....blah blah......something I should not be having to do at 5 years old.....do I think she could eat healthier ? of course......do I think she could run and play more ? of course.....but its not something she should be concerned about.
But thankfully she is cleared for sports and hopefully lots of fun this Fall. Tomorrow is Kael's Physical and of course with his asthma it friggin takes forever for him to be cleared but keep your fingers crossed for us. The clinic was packed with kids getting their last minute school physicals....only 3 more days. Sage has been having a time with Eczema ......she has always had it but since we got here she has had more frequent "flare ups" so today was Vit E oil which seems to have helped.
We also finally made it to the library on post, it was very nice.....not to crowded but Sage in a place where she must be quiet and can possibly damage stuff is not good....but the kids got some books.......and my wonderful reader picks out a bunch of Where's Waldo books......I will never understand that boy????

BTW......Can't you just hear her saying "whatcha talkin about Willis?????"

Friday, July 30, 2010

Everyday View

This is where we live.....everyday its a new adventure to see what kind of progress has been made and what has changed. I honestly do not think the people out here know what they are doing. They started digging a retaining pond ....then they filled it....then they dug it again....and now its filled and it looks like they are putting in a road??? So far there are only 3 of us living on this side of the road.
This week the printer died ......it could probably be fixed but I have tried all I can and the other printer we have for photos, the ink cost as much as a new printer. So I ordered a new one....hoping I can make do without one until it arrives from Amazon. Kids did get School supplies, back packs, school uniforms and new shoes this week. Sage got her CYS Physical done and the Dr found she had a ear infection, but she is good for hopefully some fun classes??? Maddie gets her's Monday, Kael is Tuesday, Weds is open house at the school and Thursday is their 1st day.
So hopefully we will get to some sort of schedule this week..........Hopefully !!!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

The one where Mommy gets back to basics

Sorry about the same pics.....I have taken some just not on the puter yet. So today was Mow day, 100+ but that seems to be the norm this summer. So I started on the front when Sage went down for a nap, and it took probably hour but must take breaks to check on kids and get water before I DIE, so more like hour and 3o mins. By the time I finished and weed eat the front Sage is up. She pretty much rides the jeep around the back yard while I mow but with the playground she gets distracted. So while she was trying to slide down her big brother pushed her.....even though he was warned yesterday and the day before. So for the second time this week he sat at the dining room table and wrote......3 sheets of college rule...
So that is the reason for no new pics...I am physically and mentally burnt tonight. So I will be relaxing soon.....I did pull up some stuff today on Homeless/hungry kids in America to talk about with them( the greed is crazy in this house) Kael got it but Maddie not so much....I asked them last night to help me find Sage's night night binky and both wanted money to help me....UGH !! Was not a good night.....I Know they are young but this is just too much.
So Monday we go to the school and do registration.....Maddie has to take a placement test. Afterwards probably gonna hit the big city for school supplies.....Staples is doing free back packs after rebate and office depot has theirs B1G1 .....no characters this year....just basics ...Have a great Sunday.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

plain crazy .......

Today was the kids school physical day, which they tell you only takes a few mins so the kids are scheduled back to back.....well of course the nurse can not find Sage's first year of shots. Sage was born in a civilian hospital and was seen by a private practice since Brian was finishing up his time at Xavier ROTC. So low and behold the records were never put in the computer, just a folder so now the poor nurse has to make us a shot record, along with trying to figure out what shots Kael and Maddie got while we were in Ohio......If you are in the military never...ever go ROTC or recruiter unless you are very close to a base.....it is a nightmare for records. See when we move from base to base it all follows nice and neat but if you have to take it off base oh my lordy. I am joking (somewhat) but since the Army was going to a computer system when we left Bragg for Ohio none of our stuff was entered like it should have but hopefully it will work itself out the years the kids are here.
So between Ohio and Kansas the kids missed some shots.....which thrilled them and me to death. The Nurse today....LOVE HER.....she copied everything for me so I would have a copy at home and was so kind to do all this. We took off to the other side of the hospital to get shots except for paperwork it was fast....Sage was pissed before we even got there, Kael had worked himself into a frenzy and was chanting over and over it's gonna hurt and Maddie who had to have the most just sat there quietly. So again I got a great nurse....she was quick, distracting and gave me personal copies of what she did.....LOVE HER, too. Finally got home for Sage to nap and she had crackers all in her seat, so I took it out to dump it....looked kinda dingy so I must wash it ....take off the cover....ewwww now I must clean whole seat...in the tub .....ewwww .....OMG U don't wanna know......now I must clean tub......all this took 2 hours....so we were late to get some dinner. And get this on the way to get something I came up with the brilliant idea to just "run" into Wal Mart for a bird feeder....hour later we finally got food. And of course the kids are hot,grumpy, and hungry all because I can not focus on (1) thing.......and then I wonder where they get it from.
Tomorrow nothing is "planned" or scheduled so I hope to get paperwork done and bills paid during the silence.......hoping to purge some rooms this week ......wish me luck

Pics from the park on post.....it was 100+ that day so we had it all to ourselves .....all the sane people were at the pool.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sibling Wars

That is what it feels like here.....plus the trip to NC was no better.....they fight all the time. I am hoping it is just that they have spent too much time together and will get better since school starts soon and I can hopefully get them into some kind of rec program. Today it got so brutal Kael bit Maddie...lovely....at 10:06pm he is still sitting at the dining room table writing 100 times I will not bite Maddie.
As you can see today was the big day for our installation of the play system, see above as to why you see no pics of Kael out there...ahem. Of course Sage straddled a metal pole ( oh my I can not even imagine the pain, but I'm sure quite a few men can....LOL) but 30 mins later she was ready to go back out. We had a nice visit to NC, too short but that is our life now.
Hoping to get some grocery shopping done, post office visits, and recycle.....lots to do with us being gone 3 days. Weds is Dr appt's day for school physical's plus I'm trying to get the kids some extra stuff to do just to keep them busy for the next 2 weeks ( pray they go fast )
Time to go see if he's past 80 yet.....Night y'all