Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Michelle called...

At 3:08 this morning the phone rings. I nudge Dev (my husband) and am like "Honey the phones ringing it must be something important, you should get it!" Meanwhile I start falling back asleep!!!! WTF! I realize what I just said and I race out of the bed to answer the phone. I look at the caller I.D and it says "Unknown Name 312-730-****" Now if you try to call that number back it will not work because it goes to a calling card system! Anyways, I almost didn't pick up the phone because everyone that I know that actually calls here, there name pops up on the caller ID. Then, somewhere in my unfunctioning brain, something clicks and I am like "Maybe it is Michelle!" So I pick it up:

Me: "Hello"
Michelle: "Holy hell, you actually answered your phone"
Me: "Huh, um, yes"
Michelle: "What are you doing?"
Me: "Um, (yawn), well, um, besides sleeping....nothing."
Michelle: "Well I just wanted to call you real quick. I am headed to Mission Rediness"
Me (Finally waking up enough to hold a conversation): "What are you doing?"
Michelle: "Going to Mission Rediness"
Me: "What's that for?"
Michelle:"To get me ready to go on a mission" (Insert duh here)
Me: "Oh, when do you go?"
Michelle: "Tomorrow morning" (Iraqi time)
Me: "Oh, is this your first one?"
Michelle: "Yep"
Me: "Well you will do just fine. It will be okay"
Michelle: "Yeah, well I just wanted to call real quick and say that I love you guys and I will call later today before I head out"
Me: "Well what time to do think you will call?" (like that is really any concern for her. She doesn't know this stuff. But remember guys I am on like 2.5 hours of sleep trying to hold a conversation with someone who is thousands of miles away)
Michelle: "Well, I don't know"
Me: "I was just wondering because I got to be at work at 1" (Why the h-e-double hockey sticks did i even say that)
Michelle: "Well you will definetly be home by the time I call"
Me: "Okay"
Michelle: "I already called mom and dad today. So I got to talk to them."
Me: "Cool"
Michelle - proceeds to tell me an interesting story about seeing someone and told me not to mention names, kind of keep it hush hush (I think you know who you are if you are reading this!)
Me:"That's cool! What did you guys talk about!"
Michelle: "Nothing really they just knew that I was having a bad day. I thought I was in trouble at first. I had no clue who that person was."
Me: "That's funny and cool that you got to talk to them."
Michelle: "yeah it was. Well hey sis I got to get going. We are getting ready to head for Mission Rediness"
Me: "Okay, you stay safe!"
Michelle: "I will. It will be fine."
Me: "I know"
Michelle: "I love you sis and I will try to call later today!"
Me: "Love you to. Night"
Michelle: "Night"
*End Conversation*

I then go back to bed and cry for a bit knowing that later today Michelle will be on her way on her fist mission since her accident. I send a huge prayer up to the Lord asking Him to put His hand over her and keep her safe and just to protect her and everyone else who is going on that mission. I ask Him to give her the strength to do it (eventhough I know that Michelle is one strong chicka) and then I cry some more and look over at the clock and see that it is only 3:10, seems like the phone conversation was longer then that. Then I cry some more and fall back to sleep and wake up at 7:30!

Man it was so nice to get to talk to her. Especially before she goes out on her first mission since April. I just pray that everything goes okay. I will let you guys know if I talk to her tonight.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Happy Birthday to you...

Today is my mom's birthday! Michelle already let the cat out of the bag a while ago, so I don't feel bad telling you that she is now 44. My mom looks really young for 44, I think she looks like she is in her early 30's. So anyways, today is my wonderful mom's birthday. She is on vacation in Michigan with my dad until the 7th or 8th of September so I am sad that i won't get to see her on her birthday but I already wished her a Happy Birthday via phone.

I called my mom this morning and sang "Happy Birthday" to her over the phone. Once she unplugged her ears she said "thank you". I just told her that I was sorry that she had to hear that first thing in the morning and then warned her that she would have to hear it again later when she checked her voice mail because i couldn't get ahold of her the first time on her cell phone, so I had to call dad's. She sounded like she was going to cry from the agony of knowing she would have to hear that butchered rendition of "Happy Birthday" again. But anyways my mom's birthday is today so go over to her site and leave her a Happy Birthday message! When my mom gets back from vacation I am taking her out for supper and then we are going to go watch a movie together for her birthday! Why? Because I think things like that are better than getting presents. Plus, me and my mom have never went a watched a movie together, just the two of us. So it will be nice.

My mom is kind of bummed because Michelle might not call. For some of you who don't know, Michelle made the very brave decision last week to go back out on the road! No, her commander did not tell her that she had to, this brave little chica decided, BY HERSELF, that she was going to do this! My mom called me on Tuesday to let me know and I just cried. I know that she is safe where she is at now (in camp) and I was just sad that she was going to be risking everything again. I also cried because i was so proud of her for doing it. It had to have taken a lot of guts to make that decision. She hasn't been on the road since April and WOW I just don't know what to say. She was supposed to start back out either this past Friday or sometime this week. So we are pretty sure that she has been out on the road by now. So yeah, mom doesn't think she will get a birthday call from Michelle. But I am sure that Michelle will get a hold of her, if not today then sometime this week. Just please pray for Michelle as this is going to be a tough week for her. Pray for my mom for a wonderful birthday.

So go over to my mom's site (I will leave a birthday message there) and leave her your birthday wishes! You all have a wonderful day! SO...


Friday, August 26, 2005

Self Portrait Friday!

Okay everyone,
It's friday! Which means that it is time for SPF. Today's SPF is supposed to be a picture of us and a friend. So here is mine.....
This is a picture of me and my friend Aaron Greer and Aaron friend Jeremy Rowe (who is sort of my friend). Aaron is on the right and Jeremy is on the left. Aaron and Jeremy were in a christian band called The Witness Protection Program. The band has split up and Aarong has started his own band in which Jeremy is playing drums. This picture was taken at their last concert in Ohio. I miss them both.

Here is the first take of that picture.
Here is a better picture of me and Aaron back when i had long hair and glasses

And here is a picutre of Aarong and Jeremy at work at the last concert they played in Ohio...
Have a good Friday. I will post more later!

Wednesday, August 24, 2005


I just got out of bed. The first thing I did was get on here to see how mad Erik and Mustang 23 were about being tagged. But you know what that seems unimportant now. I don't care if they do the question thing or not. Because when I checked my comments I get a not from Erik saying that Some Soldier's Mom has been injured by a VBIED!!! What? WHAT? A million thoughts run through my head and I realize that I got to figure out what the heck happened. Is this for real? So i go over to Some Soldier's Mom's website and sure enough...last night her son got injured in a VBIED attack and is being operated on in Iraq! OH MY GOSH! Well, everything that I was upset about yesterday (which I might explain later, might not) seems so miniscule, so trivial compared to this.

So could everyone just take a few minutes and say a prayer (or whatever you do) for Some Soldier's Mom's son, SPC Noah Pincusoff, and for the rest of the family as well. I remember when my mom told me about Michelle getting injured by an IED and while not being a serious at Noah's injures it was still rough to hear about. Just pray for the family and really pray for Noah as he has a serious spinal injury and is being operated on in Iraq. Just lift the whole family up in prayer and go over to Some Soldier's Mom's website and leave her a message to let her know that you are thinking about them and praying for them.

I think that is all I am going to write for today. Why? Because this is important and I want to leave it up at the top of my site as long as I can. Everyone just pray!

Tuesday, August 23, 2005


So Erik and Mustang 23 are mad at me because I tagged them. Oh well they will get over it! And my mom has started blogging! Could this day get any better?

So yeah, my mom has started blogging. Go check out her site here. And whatever she says about me IS NOT TRUE! My mom has no clue what she is talking about!

Nah, my mom is cool and i am sure that she won't say anything mean about me, because I am her favorite daughter and she loves me alot. And she knows that I would never say anything bad about her *looks to see if mom is reading this*

But seriously, my mom is one cool chick. She has done a lot for me and my sisters. She raised us all to be who we are today (which could be a good or bad thing depending on how you look at it). I love my mom a lot. She has put up with so much stuff and she is still semi-sane. She has just always been there for all three of us and I just am glad to have her as a mom. I couldn't think of anyone else that I would want! I love my mom bunches! She's the greatest! So go check out her blogsite and be nice to her!

Talk to you all later!

I've been tagged

and didn't know it! Guess that is what i get for being away for a couple of days! But I will catch up now!

So I guess I am suppose to talk about where i was 10, 5, and 1 year ago, and yesterday. I am also suppose to talk about my likes and dislikes. So here I go...

10 years ago- I was 12 years old. I don't really remember much about being 12 except for that i was in the 6th or 7th grade. I had just started Junior High at a new school where i still didn't know very many people even though I had been going there for two years. That is about all I remember about being 12.

5 years ago- I was 17 years old and working at a pizza place in my hometown of Pleasant Hill called Bears Pizza. I was thinking about starting college but not really sure where. I had plans of going to Pensacola Christian College in Pensacola Florida (we all see how far I got on that). I ended up going to Edison State Community College in Piqua, Ohio.

1 year ago- I was sitting in shock as my little sister told our whole family that she was getting deployed to Iraq! I had just gotten married about three months prior to this and thought that my sister was never going to get deployed. I still remember that day very vividly. We were camping with my parents and my sister pulls into the campsite, she looks like she has just been in an accident or something because she has this terrorstricken look on her face. We ask her whats wrong and she just says "I got my orders today!" My heart sinks! I really didn't know what that meant but i was sure that it couldn't be good. We ask her what it means and she tells us that she just got orders to go to Iraq. GULP! Not my sister, no friggen way! There were a lot of tears but, we knew that that is what she signed up to do. Man I miss that girl! Can't wait until she comes home in November.

Sorry about the sentimental rant there. You can thank A Military Mom for taggin me (and not telling me about it!)

yesterday- I was well... read my other post! I had the day off, played a computer game for 8 hours (not straight, in 4 hour incriments). I went and got Greek food with the hubby before he went to work. Watched Inside 9/11 (did anyone else watch that, I thought it was very good)! Worked on my Sunday School lesson for next Sunday. Worked on my Sunday School lesson for when I start teaching the 3rd and 4th graders in two weeks! And that was pretty much it!

5 snacks i enjoy- chili cheese Fritos, Take 5 candy bar, popcorn, bananas, cold pizza, and anything chocolate

5 Songs I know all the words to- Amazing Grace, Pray- Rebecca St. James, Agnus Dei- Third Day, Hungry- Joy Williams, Held- Natalie Grant

5 things I would do with $100 million- buy a house, buy a new car, buy my parents a new house, take a trip to New Zealand and to Ireland, and quit my job

5 places I would run away to- this one is way too easy... New Zealand, Ireland, Hawaii, Italy and Spain

5 Favorite TV Shows- 7th Heaven, West Wing, CSI (the original not Miami or NYC), Newlyweds (dumb but funny to see how people can be sooo stupid and not notice it) and Survivor (yes, i am into reality shows).

5 things I'd never wear- anything that showed my stomach, a kilt, knights armour, pants that showed my butt crack, and bright colored pants

5 biggest joys- michelle graduating basic training, my wedding day, my niece being born, my computer, my radio and my camera (I know that is 6 but i didn't know which to put)

5 people I tag this to- Assumption of Command (since he is already doing lists of things), Some Soldiers Mom (because I haven't heard from her in a while), Erik Holtan (because it wouldn't be fun unless I did), Michelle (because i know she is bored) and Keep My Soldier Safe (also because I haven't heard anything in a while from them)

So there you go! have a nice day!

Hello Everyone

I am sorry that I haven't posted in a couple of days. It is really my husbands fault, as everything tends to be (JK)! Anyways, it is sort of his fault. He went and bought this new computer game called World of Warcraft and I am completely freaking addicted to it. Though of you who are gaming junkies will understand. I went through this when we had City of Heros but then we disconnected that for a while and the reconnected it last week. Well, it was boring because no one plays anymore and i had completely forgotten what I was doing, but i loved the character I had made and therefore wanted to level her up. However, Dev went and bought WoW the other day and I created a character for that, realized how much more fun that was then CoH and decided that it was time to say goodbye to my CoH character (Madame Havoc) and say hello to my WoW character Vrushali (and now Valnar since one of my friends plays on a different server and I had to start a new character so i could play with him and his friends). So yeah, that is why I haven't blogged in a couple of days. I sat in front of this computer, because it was my day off (as is today), and played WoW for 4 hours in the morning and 4 hours in the evening. Stupid computer game!!! But I am weaning myself off of it and realizing that I have real people who like me and would like to hear from me, at least that is what i am assuming! Right? Guys? Hello? Oh well...

Anyways, now that i have lost about 90% of my readers because i just bored you all or completely confused you, on to something else. For those of you who don't know my sister has started her own blogsite, guess she doesn't like sharing with me anymore, or just doesn't like me anymore...either way you can visit her here. So go and leave her a nice message as she is having a rough time right now! All I ask is that everyone please be NICE! I know that some people leave mean comments but please, this girl, or any of our soldiers for that matter, are already having a rough time being away from family and friends, they don't need complete strangers and people they know leaving them harse messages. Let's all be adult please, rant over... just stop by and leave a nice encouraging message for my sister. I love her lots and miss her bunches but at least I know that she is okay and will be home in a couple of months!

Erik Holtan seems to be completely fascinated by my sister as he as put a post up about her not once but TWICE. Apparently they are emailing eachother and Michelle is Erik hero. Yes he actually said that. And yes it is SCARY!! Just kidding. Erik is a wonderful guy and a great role model. He has offered to help Michelle out and I am grateful for that. She needs someone over there to talk to. Since Gavin's death she has lost the person that she would go to talk about anything and everything. So I am so glad that Erik is helping her out. Erik, even though you called me scary and frightening, I still think you are a wonderful person and I thank you for all you are doing for our country and all that you are doing for my sister.

Erik actually talked about my sister's blogsite before I did. Man, I am a horrible sister! Oh well, i can't do everything right!

Also my mom is making friends on here as well. She contacted A Military Mom via leaving a comment on her blogsite and told her that I would give A Military Mom my mom's email addy. So now all i have to do is get A Military Mom to give me her email addy so I can give her my mom's email addy. *Wink, Wink* *Nudge, Nudge* *Hint, Hint* Okay... A Military Mom, you need to send me an email and let me know what your address is so i can get my mom's email to you. There.....

Man, the people above better be glad that i link to them A LOT! LOL!
So where are my friends... sadness...oh well, back to WoW!

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Happy Birthday to YOU!

No, it is not my birthday! But it is someone's....

I want to say Happy Birthday to A Military Mom. Today is her birthday and eventhough she put her age up on her site, I won't say it here. So anyways....

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday dear A Military Mom
Happy birthday to you

Now everyone go over and wish A Military Mom (this is a direct link to her birthday post) a happy birthday. She is a wonderful lady who is like my adopted blogsite mom. So you better be nice to her and wish her a happy birthday! Now go and send your well wishes her way!

Friday, August 19, 2005

Self Portrait FRIDAY

Thank God it is Friday. This week has flown by. Anyways...

Yes folks it is that time again. It's time once again for a thrilling round of

SELF PORTRAIT FRIDAY (Click to go to Katy's site to see the rest of SPF players)

This SPF deals with things that stress you out. So here is what stresses the h-e-double hockey sticks out of me. I don't know if there is enough space on my blogsite to post it all..LOL

Anyways first up... worrying about this girl stresses me out. But I guess in a good way. Can't wait until she gets home.

Second, my bathroom. Me and my husband have seperate bathrooms, and for good reason. My bathroom looks fine from here....

Until you look at the sink....

No matter how many times i clean this thing off, more and more stuff piles up and does anyone else notice that some of that stuff is my husband's? He needs to get his stuff out of there!

The next thing that stresses me out is this one corner in my bedroom (can't believe I am showing this picture)....

This has become the collect all corner. I clean it up and stuff comes back. GRRR!!!

And this is me looking mad at my messiness...

Happy SPF everyone! I will post more later!

Thursday, August 18, 2005

It's almost Friday (meaning it's Thursday)

Gosh the week has gone by fast. Maybe that was because I had three days off of work (Sunday, Monday and Tuesday). I actually hate having that many days off in a row. I hate having two off in a row. I would rather work a day and have a day off and then work a day and have another day off. Did I loose any of you?

So I had trouble sleeping last night. Now I know how Michelle feels. I kept having nightmares about her. Since her accident I have been having these nightmares about what she went through. I don't know if it is because I am wanting to be able to understand what she went through or what. But I hate having these nightmares. Last night I had one about me and her being in the convoy and she got killed. Scared the crap out of me. I had to get up and go read some more Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets to get the dream out of my head. I have just been really concerned about her lately. I had a good hour or so conversation with her on Tuesday over IM. When I had to get off to go to the grocery store, I didn't want to leave her. I never want to leave her when I am talking to her. I guess that is because I feel that as long as I am talking to her nothing can happen to her. Yes, I know they have pulled her off the road. But that doesn't mean that something can't happen to her. I know I just need to let it go. Think positive. But, frankly, it is HARD! I just want these nightmares to go away. I worry about her enough without them. Then when i have one of these nightmares all I want to do is talk to her. I think I got online fifteen times last night. I kept logging in, check to see if she was on, log off because she wasn't and check back in 5 minutes.

I know she reads this but I am going to say this anyways. Everytime I talk to her, all I do is cry when i get off the phone or the Insant Messaging with her. I think it is mostly because I miss her and also because I don't know when I am going to be able to talk to her again. There is that little voice in the back of my head that likes to tell me that that might have been the last conversation that I might have with her. I don't like to think about that but I guess sometimes that helps because then I am sure to say everything that I want to say to her before I get offline with her. Plus that drives me to stay up WAY past my bedtime sometimes. Alot of the time when we talk on IM I stay on until she has to get off. But there are a few days when I have to get off before she is ready for me to leave because, well, one thing or another comes up. That is hard for me to say because I feel like she is my sister and she is in Iraq and that should be my whole focus. I should stay online and talk to her as long as she is online because nothing should come before her. Does that make any sense? I don't know, it's hard to explain. I guess i feel like if i get offline before her, like i did the other night when I had to go to the grocery store, that she is thinking to herself "oh, so the grocery store is more important to my sister then talking to her sister who is in Iraq!" I hope she doesn't feel that way but I don't know sometimes those thoughts enter my head.

So I just want Michelle home. I can't stand her being over there any longer. The closer it gets to her homecoming, the harder it is for me to stand her being over there. She has missed out on so much and I just want her home now. I am almost to the point where I will get on a plane or whatever and go and pick her up myself. I know, sounds stupid. But seriously, I just want her home. I miss her so much. I miss our nightly conversation until 2 or 3 in the morning, like we used to do when we shared a room when we both lived at home. I just miss everything about her. Everytime I got to do something, like when my family went to Kings Island a few weeks ago, I just think about how much Michelle would want to be there. Especially when it comes to things like birthday parties, finding out my older sister was pregnant, my dad getting injured, and everyday normal stuff. I just want her to be home. I have so many things that I want to do with her when she gets home. I have like this list in my head of stuff that I want to do when she gets home. Having someone deployed really makes you realize how much stuff you only like to do with that particular person. There are things that I say to other people that are kind of an inside joke between me and Michelle, and when that other person doesn't understand what I am talking about, I just think "Man, if Michelle was here she would be laughing her ass off." So i just want her to be home safe and sound. PERIOD!

Okay, sorry about that first part. I am just having a really rough day today. But it will all clear up, hopefully! Onto something else.

Apparently Erik Holtan thinks that I am scary, fightening and that I might beat him up. Where the h-e-double hockey sticks did he come up with this idea? I told him that I would send Michelle out in the sandbox to hunt him down and make him realize that I am not scary, but I think that that just scared him more. Hmm, what to do about this situation? (Sidenote-I know he is joking but i just thought that I would pick on him publically now)! So Erik, watch out, look around every corner, not for terrorists but for my sister. I will have her on the the look out for you and your posse of spoiled brats won't be able to save you! Everyone visit his site and tell him what a wonderful person I am!

Okay, do you think that that won't make him scared of me anymore? I was seriously joking about all that above. It was just in fun. Erik is a great person. I enjoy his blog and he wacky view on life. And after this little promotion he better be nice to me!

Anyways, I am going to go now. I am physically and emotionally drained from lack of sleep. Sorry for making you all endure this post but, hey, if you didn't want to read it you would have exited my site by now. Talk to you all soon!

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Good Cause

I don't post stuff like this very often but I think because it is helping to support our troops then I should post it. There is a project called Project Valour-IT, which stand for Voice Activated Laptops for OUR Injured Troops. You can read more about it by clicking the link. Project Valour-IT
"provides voice-controlled software and laptop computers to wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines recovering from hand and arm injuries or amputations at major military medical centers. Operating laptops by speaking into a microphone, our wounded heroes are able to send and receive messages from friends and loved ones, surf the 'Net, and communicate with buddies still in the field without having to press a key or move a mouse"
One of my favorite bloggers, Chuck Ziegenfuss, better known as From My Position...On The Way is one of the many inspirations behind this project. He was injured in Iraq by an IED and was unable to type due to the extent of his injuries. But with a little help from Voice-Controlled Software he has been able to keep us all updated on his condition through his blogsite. It is just a wonderful thing that the people behind Project Valour-It are doing.

I just encourage everyone, whether you support this war or not, to at least take some time to look at this site and consider donating to a good cause. This is not about supporting the war. This is about supporting injured troops. Making it so that injured soldier's can send and recieve email from friends and loved one. Can type letters to their supporters to let them know how they are doing. To continue to blog so that the people who read their blogsites daily can be updated on their condition. This is about showing support for our troops. Not about if you think we should be in Iraq or not. People who don't support the war still think that we should be helping and supporting our troops. Well this is one way to do so. Whether you donate or not, just at least check it out. And if you have a blogsite,link to it and let other people know about it.
You can go to Argghhh!'s site to find out more about it. Just click the link! I saw it over at Mustang 23's site as well!

For those of you who don't know, on April 22nd 2005, my sister was in a convoy and they ran over two IED's killing my sister's best friend, and brother in arms, Gavin J. Colburn. (Click on the name to read more about it). Michelle was not seriously injured, but had she been, if she would have been injured to the point where she couldn't type emails to family and friends, I know that I would have found a way to get her a voice activated laptop so that she would have been able to keep in contact with everyone who could not have been able to come and visit her. I thank God everyday that she wasn't injured to that point. I am thankful that she survived and will be home soon. But I just ask that you at least check out this site and prayerfully consider donating to it if possible. If you are unable to donate, at least spread the word around!

That is all I am going to say about this. The rest is up to you. Check out the site, decide what you are going to do. The only other thing I am going to say is something that i was told senior year in high school by my goverment teacher....

"It is your life, make the most of it."

Monday, August 15, 2005

Birthday's, babies, and dark chocolate m&m's

Yep, it's monday and I know i haven't posted in a while. Been very busy the past couple of days. But it has been fun.

We had Saije's 5th birthday party Sunday. Which was great because i got to hold the cutest set of twins ever. They are only two weeks old. Here is the birthday boy holding them!

Here is me holding Tierra, she is the smallest of the two. She weighs about 4 lbs.

Here is her sister Sierra, she is the biggest and weighs about 6 lbs.

They belong to this girl, Leslie. I tried to steal Tierra but Leslie would have none of that.

So I spent yesterday hanging out with my husband's family. It was fun. There were a lot of people at the birthday party. It was a little to crowded for me but it was still fun.

I got the best surprise on Saturday! I was getting ready to leave for work and I decided that I would stop and check the mail. We hadn't checked it in a couple of days so I figured that it would be stuffed full of crappy junk mail, which is what we usually get. However when i opened the mailbox I found this....

What was inside it you ask? Well this is what was inside of it...

And this is where their temporary home is because my husband and I will probably end up eating all of the Dark Chocolate M&M's within a week or two.

If you are wondering who they are from, they are from the wonderful FCC@V. She is Mustang 23's girlfriend, and quite possibly the most wonderful person I know. She definetly moved up on my list of favorite people after I recived that box on Saturday. I really actually didn't expect her to send them. However I got a letter from her on Thursday saying to keep an eye on the mail because she had sent a box my way. I was very plesantly surprised to get that in the mail Saturday. It didn't take very long for it it get to me at all.

So I just want to say thank you to FCC@V for being so kind and thoughtful and sending those Dark Chocolate M&M's my way my husband was getting kind of annoying with they 500 questions about why we couldn't just keep the ones that she sent to me to send to my sister.

I went to church again this Sunday and enjoyed it. I am going to be helping with an A.W.A.N.A.S class on Wednesday nights starting in September. I am not sure which grade level I will be teaching. Then I will be teaching the 3rd and 4th grade Sunday School class starting the first week of September. So yeah, you guys might not hear much from me on Wednesdays and Sundays starting in September. I will be one busy bee. Considering it is a 45 minute drive to my church i won't really have much time to blog on those two days. I don't blog much on Sunday because i go to church in the morning and then leave church, go to my parents house (they live 5 minutes from the church), change close, and go to work (which is 10 minutes from my parents house). So that is why I usually don't post on Sunday's. But I am really excited about getting back to teaching a Sunday School class. Two years ago I was teaching the 3 and 4 year old's. So while this will be a new age group for me, it will still be fun and I am definetly benefitting from getting back into going to church on Sunday's. I have missed it soooo much. I feel a lot better since I have started going back to church. My whole mood and attitude towards everything has changed. I don't really know why I stopped going in the first place. But I am glad to be getting back to it. I actually got up at 5 a.m. this sunday and therefore, made it to Sunday School! That was a big surprise to my mom who had no idea that i was even planning on coming to church this Sunday. Anyways, everyone there is glad to have me back. I have been going to that church since i was born. It is nice to be back. They are like my extended family.

Also my husband got a new hard drive for the computer. So now i do not have to wear the batteries out on my camera by trying to download pictures. All I have to do is take the memory card out, plug it into the hard drive and i am finished. I LOVE THIS THING!

So that was my weekend in a nutshell. I hope i didn't bore you to death. I must be going now. Today is the only full day that me and the hubby have off together without having to be anywhere. We had the day off together yesterday (actually I called in) but we had the birthday party to go to. So today it is just me and him. He was supposed to take his sister to the doctors but his dad decided that he would take her. So me and the hubby went and go some Greek food. It was yummy. I love homemade hummus. So yeah, it has been a nice day so far. I will write more tomorrow! Have a wonderful day everyone!


Just to add- here is a picture of me that my husband took this morning (he was being annoying)

and here is a picture of me bloggin away (I figured out how to use the timer on the camera, I am so proud of myself)!
Okay I really got to go. I got laundry to finish and house to clean! Talk to you all later! Oh and don't ask why the time stamp on the photos says the 17th. My camera is dumb!

Sunday, August 14, 2005


alright so finally the computers in iraq are up and working for once. so i thought that i would take this chance to say something on here. not to much is going on here we are finally starting the whole packing eventhough we were told not to do it yet because its 2 months early. but i said why wait because if we do it when they want us to start packing then we will be hauling ass to get all the stuff packed that we need packed and then our living areas will be a mess when we leave... because personally i will leave all the stuff that i dont want just laying on the floor for someone else to have. Anyways i am just so excited that my year here i almost done. i cant wait to go home and see all my family...and beat april at racing games on the playstation (yeah thats right you are going to loose i have been practicing over here with those racing games). anyways not much else is going on over here. just wanted to give an update and find out what april and my mom are doing that they cant tell me april come on i will not tell mom that you told me i will blame it on someone else that knows. write more later

Saturday, August 13, 2005

My babies

okay, you guys have seen the rest of my family, now it is time to post pictures of my children. No, me and my husband have not had any babies, but my children are fish! Yes, i consider my fish to be my babies.

We started off with one fish whose name is Magnum, he is a betta.

Then we (actually I) got 4 more siblings for him to play with. I haven't named any of them yet! I got a...



and two neon tetras (these are my twins)

Yesterday, I went and got three more siblings for magnum to play with. Here they are, the newest addition to my family, the triplets..

they are Cory Catfish. I think I am going to name on of the Cory, one Kat and the other one Corky. Those names are not finalized yet. I am still working on names for the other fish. If you have any suggestions just let me know!

Sorry about the terrible quality of some of the pics. It is hard to get a fish to stay still long enough for me to take their picture.

So there you go. Now you have pretty much seen all of my family. Including my babies. Me and my husband have no actually children as of yet. We have only been married a little over a year, and plus Michelle threatened me by saying that I couldn't have any children until she got back from Iraq. That seems to be working to, because not being on birth control for a year and not having any children yet...well that is pretty lucky. So apparently having a sibling over in Iraq is the best form of birth control.

Well that is all for today I got to get ready to go to work! See you all later!

Friday, August 12, 2005

People are proven here.....

The title of this post does not mean that my sister and I prove that people are stupid because we we prove that people are stupid by linking to articles that show the stupidity of people. Make sense...well let me explain...

I went to go sign into my email, I found this interesting little story on the MSN homepage. Click here to read full story!

Apparently some guy thought that he could get away with having not one...not two...but THREE, yes THREE wives. That was until he had bypass surgery and they all ended up visiting him at the same time. Now he has to pay $126 fine. I have a feeling that after all is said and done it is going to cost him a lot more than 126 dollars. I have a feeling he is going to be shelling out a lot of money to pay for 3 divorces! I know that I wouldn't stick around with him if I was one of his three wives!

Also, some one answer this question for me. He married his first wife in 1966, his second in 1998 and his third in 2003. How in the hell did he keep all these women seperated for that long. And how the hell did he get away with this? I mean, hello, even if he had a job where he had to travel alot, wouldn't you kind of become suspicious if, let's say your his first wife, you are married to him for 32 years or so and he doesn't do a lot of traveling until one day his is gone for like weeks a time, then 5 years later he is gone for longer periods of time? I mean, come on are women really that oblivious to how things around them are? I mean I think I would notice if my husband was all of a sudden gone for weeks and weeks at a time. He must have had to work a hell of a lot to support three wives and three houses and three EVERYTHING! Jesus, this guy is a complete idiot. And frankly the people he married couldn't have been any smarter! I mean geez I would have started getting suspicious if my husband starting spending a lot of time away from the house. I really want to have a sit down chat with these women and ask them how the hell they didn't notice that their husband was married to two other people.

Then to make this article better... the guy MOVED BACK IN WITH HIS FIRST WIFE!! WTF, I would be kicking his ass out on the street. I am sorry but if i found out that my husband not only cheated on me once, but twice, AND MARRIED THEM BOTH!! Boy would I be pissed.

SO what do you think about this? I think that guy should have gotten fined a lot more than $126! Although I have a feeling he is going to be paying for a long, long, long, long, time! Eventhough his marriages aren't valid!

New title!

So I got an email from Mustang 23 this afternoon. Apparently the army isn't giving him enough to do in Iraq because he made a new title graphic for me. Since I am only partially computer literate i guess it kind of worked out for me. My other title graphic was very boring. Anyways, I loved it so i decided to actually use it. So tell me what you think!?!?!?! Looks nice doesn't it? Okay well I am off to my mom's house to work on the surprise thing that michelle is dying to know about but i will not tell her until much later! MUCH LATER! So I will update when I get home. Lots going on! I am just not having a good week. But i will update later! Take care everyone and go over to Mustang's site and tell him how much you like the new graphic he made for me. If you don't like it then pooh on you and don't go say anything to Mustang. He is nice and well, he is almost like the big brother that i never had. Bet you didn't know that did you Mustang? So I will update later I am running late my mom is going to kill me! Gotta go!

Self Portrait Friday!

What do I do when i want to relax? I go camping!

That's right! I love to camp and don't get to go too often but when I just want to get away from it all me and the hubby pack up the tent and go camping. It is just nice to get away from everyone and everything sometimes. No phone, no work, no nothing! LOVE IT!

Happy Self Portrait Friday to you all! Go over to Katy's site and check out all the other people who played this week. (When she gets the links up!) Some that I have seen so far are rather interesting to say the least! ENJOY!

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Not much to say...

well there isn't much for me to say today. I have had a rather uneventful day. I came home from work last night and my loving adoring husband, had traded in a bunch of video games and cd's that he didn't want and bought me a new game for my gameboy advance. It is called WarioWare Twisted. It is fun as all get out. You don't use the keys that much to play the game. You mostly turn the gameboy. It is freaking fun. Michelle will have to try it when she gets home. By the way Michelle, did you get a new gameboy yet? I was just wondering. So yeah, my husband is nice because occasionally he does these kind of things for me. He isn't just nice because he does stuff for me...well, okay that is mostly it! Anyways, two more days of work and then i have Friday off. I am going to look for another job on Friday morning before i go to my mom's house to work on that thing that michelle is dying to know about but i won't even acknowlege that i even read anything about her trying to ask me what is going on. Did that make any sense? Probably not, but my goal is to confuse michelle and make her stop asking me about it. I shouldn't have even said anything.

So yeah, I am going to go to AccuSource friday. It is a temp agency. I was going to go apply at Wal-Mart and get paid like 1 dollar more an hour and work closer to home (that would mean that i would be making $10 per hour) but my husband reprimanded me on that one. He said that i should go to a temp agency and take the tests and everything and have them find me a job with like data entry or something like that since i can type like 40-60 words per minute. I am not sure how many words per minute I can type but i know it is somewhere between 40 and 60. So yeah, he said it would be dumb for me to continue in retail when i can type fast, am semi-computer literate, and I hate retail. I agreed with him and decided that maybe it would be best if I tried to get a job in data entry or a secretarial postion. So yeah, hopefully things work out there. That way I can quite my freaking job and actually make some good money. Or at least more than I am making now.

I have always wanted to have an office job believe it or not. I love to just sit in front of the computer and type all day. Granted what i do now is fun and not work related. I understand that i can't be on the internet all day at a secretarial job. I understand that i can't talk on instant messaging and stuff like that. However, i used to be a high school office aide and used to do a whole bunch of typing and stuff for them. And I loved it. So I am just ready to get out of retail. I am tired of dealing with ungrateful customers all day. Some people can just be so rude at times and it drives me nuts. My tolerance for people has gone down considerable since I have started working in retail. I worked at a pizza place for 5 years and I have worked at my current job for almost two years (it will be two years on September 17). So yeah, I am just ready to get out of there. Can't stand it anymore. While I like most of the people I work with. I hate most of the people that come into that place. You try to help them out as much as you can, and they are so ungrateful for it. If they don't get exactly what they want, when they want it, then they start jumping down your throat. And half the time it is stuff beyond your control. GRRR! Okay, rant over.

So yeah, anyways, i am going friday to try to get a new job. Helping mom with Operation Drive Michelle Nuts Trying to Figure Stuff Out. Then I have to work Saturday and probably Sunday. I have to be at work at 7 a.m. tomorrow. Which means I have to get up at like 5 in order to leave the house by 6:15. So yeah, there will be no posting from me until after I get out of work at 3. So probably around 4 or so I will post something. Okay, well I got to get going. I am going to run over to my hubby's work and see if he is taking lunch today. And see if he wants to take that lunch with me. I will talk to you all tomorrow.

Sorry no picture post today. Maybe tomorrow! Have a nice day everyone.

Oh yeah, go to The National Guard Experiance and find out what is going on. I am highly dissapointed. Although I am sure that Mustang 23 is grateful that he won't have to worry about Beef Jerky Wars anymore!

See you all tommorrow evening!

Tuesday, August 09, 2005


Well I went back to work yesterday, after having the weekend off and surprisingly it went smoothly. I actually enjoyed being there. Big improvment from normal. However, i am not looking forward to the next three days.

Friday I am going over to my mom's house to work on a secret project. I can't discuss it here because someone reads this post and therefore it will ruin everything. But it should be rather enjoyable. I will let you all know about it as soon as someone else knows. Yes, Michelle, I am talking about you.

Mom was supposed to mail out Michelle's package today. So those Dark Chocolate M&M's should be arriving shortly Michelle!

I got a letter in the mail from Michelle yesterday. She was obviously bored when she wrote it. It really had no reasoning behind it. It was just a bunch of rambling, kind of like this blog. But it was nice to get a letter from her. Although now she has figured out my address so I have a feeling that i am going to have to start checking my mailbox before i open it to make sure that there is no ticking noise coming from it before i open it! Just kidding. She would be more likely to ship me a camel spider. If she can catch the one that chases her to work everyday. But i doubt she will because she seems to be pretty scared of them herself. So i guess i have nothing to worry about. Except for the birthday present that she said she mailed me. That she also said I shouldn't open in front of other people. It is probably Anthrax. Once again, just kidding. I don't want a whole bunch of people on my ass for that comment.

Due to the lack of comments on yesterdays post I am assuming one of two things...
1.) Nobody read it or...
2.) You all agree that I was like the ugliest baby ever and couldn't think of anything else to post. So in order to keep my feelings from getting hurt, you just didn't comment.

I will agree with anyone who falls under the number two category. I was a big, fat, ugly baby. However you can not deny the fact that I was the cutest toddler EVER! Point proven by this picture! Oh yes, you cannot deny the cuteness that is me as a toddler! I was freakin' adorable!

So anyways, that is about all that is going on for now. I must get ready to go to work. Hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday!

Monday, August 08, 2005

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday to everyone! I had the weekend off. It was rather enjoyable. Went to my niece's 4th birthday party on Saturday. On Sunday I went to church with my mom. It was nice to be back at my old church. I missed that place so much. It is a 45 minute drive to that church, but it is worth it because all those people are like my extended family. I think i am going to start driving the 45 minutes every Sunday to go to church there. I just really need to start going back to church. Everyone was so nice. They asked me how i had been doing (I haven't been there in probably 6 months or so) and they asked me how my search for a church was going. Everyone was just really concerned about me and my husband and how we are doing. It was just nice to be back in such a pleasent church enviroment. I think i am going to see if i can get wednesdays off at my job so that i can start helping with the A.W.A.N.A's program again. I miss working with the kids. For those of you who don't know what A.W.A.N.A's is, it is like Vacation Bible School. Only, instead of being in the summer it is durning the school year. It is really awesome.

Yesterday, my husband had to work from 5 until 9. So I took that opprotunity to clean the bedroom and rearrange everything in there. He was rather surprised when he came home. We have lived in this place since March and we still haven't got everything unpacked. So while I was rearranging the bedroom yesterday, I decided to go through the box from the old bedroom and put some of the stuff up in our new bedroom. I found a box of old pictures in that box and i picked out a couple to share with you guys today. That will come at the end of this post. It was heck trying to move the dresser by myself because it weighs a ton. But being the super strong female I am, i got it moved all by myself. Although I think I might have screwed up my back by doing so. It is a little sore this morning. I am only 22 and I act like I am about 80. It will be amazing to see how I am in about 25 years or so. By that time I will really be falling apart. So, i got everything moved and situated (well as much as i could in the few hours that I had to do it). I just amazes me how much junk two people collect. So this week the hubby and I are going to spend some time going through boxes and getting rid of stuff that we don't need. If it hasn't been used since March it is out of here. Garage Sale anyone?

So yeah, i had a wonderful weekend. To bad it is over. I got up at 9:00 this morning. Put two posts up on my blogsite and then went and made pancakes for my husband for breakfast. I was just in the cooking mood this morning. Hubby got up at 10. Which is really unusual for him. He is usually up by like 7. It is unusual for me to sleep past 8 but the last week or so I haven't been feeling like myself, and i have been sleeping in later. Hopefully I am not getting sick. I can't afford to miss any work right now. So maybe it is just temporary. Maybe by next week I will be back to my old self.

Anyways, when i was going through the bedroom box yesterday I found a couple of pictures that I thought I would share with you all today. One of them I can't believe I am posting but, what the hey, and the other one is just way to freaking cute not to post. You decide which one falls under which category.

Anyways, the first one i found was of my niece when she was of my niece when she was like a year old. This picture is my favorite of her when she was a baby. I wish she could have stayed this little.

The next one if of me when i was about a year old. Holy cow, i was a fat baby. I had two chins and my mom said that she couldn't find diapers that fit me so she had to use tape to make extentions to the tabs. And remember I was 7 weeks early!
So there you guys go. You decide which one falls under which category. Choose wisely! Anyways, i got to get ready to go to work. I will see you all tomorrow! Enjoy your monday!

Prayer for A Military Mom

I ask all of you to pray for A Military Mom. She is having her wisdom teeth pulled today. Go over to her site and leave her some encouraging messages. She really needs them as well!

Prayer for Chuck!

Happy Monday to you all. Hope you all enjoyed your weekend. Mine was lovely. I will get into that more later. For right now i want to ask you to go over to Chuck's site and leave a little encouraging message for him and his wife. Today chuck is having skin grafted onto his eardrum so that he will be able to hear. Carren (Chuck's wife) is having back problems today. So pray that all goes well with both of them. Pray that Chuck comes out of surgery able to hear and that Carren's back get to feeling better. Just stop by and leave them an encouraging message!

Read the full story here!

I will post more later. I just wanted to leave that with you all for now! Have a wonderful Monday!

Sunday, August 07, 2005

My Nieces birthday Part II

So i just got back from my niece's 4th birthday party. It was very short but it was fun. My niece is such a cutie. Anyways, I got on the computer to download the pictures and got online while waiting for the pictures to download and michelle had put up a post. She threatened me to get these pictures up a.s.a.p so I decided to do this now. So here is Alexis' birthday party in pictures.

First off I had to make sure that Alexis' presents were properly packaged. Seeing as how I am posting this on my blogsite for Michelle to look at anytime she wants, i decided that I needed to make sure that I got a real good present bag. Knowing how much Mustang 23 loves Strawberry Short cake, and seeing as how he might see this post, i just had to put Alexis' present in this...

Here are a couple of pictures of my parents before we left. My mom hates having her picture taken and my dad had to somehow get a Harley photo in there....

When asked who's birthday it was, Alexis just pointed and said, "It's mine!" By the way, her shirt says, "my fingers might be small but i can still wrap my grandpa around them"

Here is a picture of my older sister Amber...better one of her will come later!
Apparently Alexis new that i was taking these pictures for my blogsite and knew how much Mustang 23 loves Strawberry Shortcake. Her swimsuit says it all. Apparently I didn't need the bag!

Here are pictures of all the kids swimming. The weather wasn't bad where my parents live. Thank God!

Here is the present table and the party set up!

The Disney Princess' cake and dinnerware!

Okay, I am going to have to have a part III to this post because there are too many pics. It will be under this one. So keep you eye out for it.

Here you go Michelle!! It's DONE!!! Well, half done! Michelle was nagging me about this on IM while i was trying to work on it. So now it is half done and she can just calm down. More to come later! ENJOY!

Now look below for My Niece's birthday Part III!