Thursday, May 07, 2009

update

updates on everyone:

kenny-
kenny was medically retired on march 19th and he couldn't be more relieved! he is currently awaiting the VA's decisions for his disability rating. he is uncertain whether he can go to school or not and is waiting to see how that pans out. i must say after having him gone for 16 months and then working 12-15 hour days with the army i am so thrilled to have him home all day long! no, i haven't tried to kill him yet...actually we get along so much better, we don't fight nearly as much as we used too. of course the stress levels have seriously diminished now that the army is out of our lives. thank God!!

lil kenny-
lil kenny is a fantastic big brother! he loves his sissy girl and he is very helpful and takes good care of her. of course, he is still a boy and very protective of his toys and gets mad when sissy tries to play with his cars/trucks lol. he still gets a little jealous sometimes of sadie needing mommy so much and will come at me with a blanket and say 'mommy holda me.' he's so cute! when gram was here she was surprised at how well he knows his colors and shapes and objects. i think he might be ready for preschool...altho i am not looking forward to letting my kid go anywhere without mommy! he is still having issues with potty training. he knows what to do and where to do it but he gets preoccupied with playing or watching tv and waits til the last second to race to the bathroom and doesn't make it all the time. he also wets the bed every night and during naps. his dr says it's probably just the effect of the move here. i guess i can agree since he had dry undies most nights before we moved and was fully potty trained. we had to put him back in pullups at night b/c i was getting tired of washing his sheets every single day. hopefully he will get it together soon so we can get him into preschool. or not and he can just stay at home with mommy longer haha:) he is in the 90th percentile for his height/weight/age. certainly a big boy!

sadie-
sadie still refuses to walk. she will creep slowly along furniture and can stand by herself for a few seconds, but she doesn't like to and she will sit down. she finally cut her first teeth about a week ago! she has 2 little ones poking thru the bottom and it's super cute! they say it's easier for babies to cut teeth when they are older and so far that does seem to be the case...no pulling on her ears, no diarrhea or diaper rashes, no fussing. i do give her teething tablets just in case, but she seems to be ok. she was certainly becoming a champ at gumming her food to death haha! i gave her her 1st haircut the other day to even out the ends in the back and to get rid of the crazy scraggly bangs she had and make them even. her hair grows in weird on one side (it grows forward instead of down) so it sticks out a little now. my sister told me her 2 daughters had the same issue when they were little too...weird genetics i guess lol. she is still pretty petite but she eats like a hog. she is almost 15 mos old and still wears 9 month size pants...i buy 12 months sizes for her. she will fit into them eventually haha! she is in the 50th percentile for her age/size. all her aunties are little so i guess she just doesn't take after me!!

becka-
i have finally gotten to the point where i am done being this fat. i have a few friends who have been losing weight and they have been inspirations to me to do the same. kenny got me my recumbant bike early so that i could start using it. i do 5 miles almost every morning and i also have one of those fitness balls that i use for stretching/strengthening. it takes about an hour to do everything. i'm also watching calories and taking metabolism boosters. hopefully in another few weeks i will have myself trained to eat better and burn off more calories. i am eating less more often and using slim fast shakes to get my vitamins/minerals and help keep the calorie count lower. i am not looking to be skinny (i will leave that to my sisters), but to drop back down to a healthier size. besides, i can't have any more babies til i lose some weight! my body can't handle it. so that's a good motivation for me haha! oh and i finally got back on my crazy pills so i'm a happier person haha!

kaiser-
kenny got a runner for the dog, so he spends most of the day outside chasing things and barking at people who walk by.

kiki-
the cat is getting to be a big boy. he likes to sit in front of the windows/doors and make weird noises at the birds.

brambles-
bunny bunny likes to eat, drink and crap all over. lil k takes him out everyday to get his 'handling' but not until after he locks the cat in the basement. kiki thinks bunny bunny is a toy.

so now ur all caught up...for now. who knows when i will write again:)

love to all!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

quickie but goodie

we are in our new house! we got our stuff yesterday! we are cleaning and unpacking (not necessarily in that order) and having so much fun doing it! we have so much space! and we are in so much pain! feet, knees, legs, back, pinched nerves, swollen legs and feet...ouch! my degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis are trying to ruin my happiness! kenny's hurting pretty bad too. between the packup, the cleaning of the old house, the living in the hotel, the move here (thankfully only 2.5 hrs), the cleaning, the unpacking...every single day for a week can really wear a person down. we r in bed early and try to get up early to get some work done before the kids get up. i simply dread getting out of bed, not b/c i don't wanna work, but b/c the pain is so bad in my feet, knees, legs and back that i don't wanna put the weight on them. it'll take us a bit longer than we wanted to to get the house unpacked b/c of our physical limitations, but we will get it done. i have to say God has been good to us. He has provided for us even before we knew we needed provisions.
i ttok pix of the naked house after the old guy's stuff was out and before they delivered ours. i will get them up as soon as i can. once we get settled i will take more pix ad post those too. be patient, they're coming:)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

update

ok so it's been awhile since i last wrote. we were so extremely busy with the move that i just couldn't sit down long enough to blog. so here's an update for u:
we cleared housing yesterday, which means we are homeless! and we are so happy about it haha! i wasn't as sad to leave the house as i thought i would be. i know we have a fabulous place to move into and i am so excited to be starting a new and improved chapter in our lives. we are happy to be out of the army for good. we've suffered long enough.
for the next couple of days, probably til saturday, we are staying in the temporary housing on ft drum. it's like a tiny appt: bedroom with a bed and dresser, living area with a sofa bed and chair bed and a tv, small kitchen area with a mini fridge and a microwave. the bathroom is the best amenity so far! it's pretty decent sized, not like a small hotel bathroom. the dog has his kennel in the kitchen, so that room is now a small hallway haha! it'll work just fine for a few days, but i can't wait to spread my wings in our new palace. and i can't wait to decorate!!!
we are so glad the worst part of the move is over. having the movers pack the house and load the truck was pretty traumatizing to me. i don't know what is in each box, i don't know where our stuff is and i have no control over it's safety. it's driving me crazy! kenny had to tell the movers like 5 different times that our stuff has to go into storage til monday. they wanted to deliver it today! they called yesterday and asked us what time it would be good to deliver it and kenny had to tell them yet again that we aren't there lol. sheesh.
anyways, we are going to try to take the next couple days or so to relax and relieve some stress if we can. we worked pretty hard clearing that house (we're packrats and we had alot of stuff to throw out and sell [i say WE and i mean KENNY!]) and our bodies ache all over. it's a good thing we had 3 days to clear it b/c we needed all of them. the only direction to look now is forward! and it's a promise of a better life ahead of us! God has been good and i pray He continues to provide for us. it's a better life we aim for but there are potential struggles looming ahead. all i can do is pray.
love to all!!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

my gift from my hubby



i do not know what this thing is called. it's made from metal and it has some kind of glittery stuff applied to it so that when the light hits it while it spins around it looks like a sunburst. it starts in the center and moves outward, like smaller to larger 'rings' of light. it's wicked beautiful! and of course, it's orange hehe! the pics don't do it justice, trust me. the bottom piece is like a giant corkscrew and when it spins, the orange glass ball looks like its moving up and down inside it. i hope when we move i get a huge window to put it in front of so i can see it sparkle all day long!
sorry the pix r horizontal, i couldn't get them to flip.

Friday, December 19, 2008

we're outta here!!

kenny picks up his orders on monday. he got called today and told that we have 2 weeks to be out of here! TWO WEEKS!!! i don't even know where to start!! i'm freakin' out, man, i'm freakin' out!

Friday, December 12, 2008

my beautiful kids!





today we went and got our family pics done finally. here's a couple of the kids. i posted a bunch on myspace and a few on facebook. enjoy!

Monday, December 08, 2008

coolest tree EVER!!

video

oh yeah! it's a train on a track in our tree. be jealous. be very jealous. hehe!

1st graham crackers

video

fyi...

it's 5 degrees outside.