Thursday, February 26, 2009

swinging into spring

Even though this photos is still makes me smile knowing how much my little booderbean loves to be outside in the nice spring weather! Booderbean, mommy wishes she didn't have to work so we could spend every minute in the swings!

Enjoy the nice weather we have today folks!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

last minute valentines

Between me having the flu last week and our fun house problems (see previous post), Valentines day pretty much snuck up on me this year! The weeks before i had all kinds of fun little ideas and things i wanted to go purchase to make cute Valentine's gifts...well none of that happened and next thing i knew it was the day before and i was finally feeling able to go out and about. So i decided to get creative this year and do the little things to make it special. And turned out better than i planned!
Valentines day started out with me making a "romantic" dinner for 3 (how romantic can you get when you have a 2 year old eating as well!) Friday night and then Booderbean and I woke military man up to a yummy & festive Valentines Day breakfast the next morning!

It was funny that even though Booderbean was included in the whole morning process, he still was so surprised to see his heart shaped waffles and fruit! Funny kiddo!

He didn't want any photos taken of the little valentines gifts he no no, he just wanted to have his picture taken with the dogs valentines bone! He was so proud to go give Gunner and Rosie (the dogs) their new treat!

Friday, February 13, 2009

sick of crap...LITERALLY

So i don't even know where to begin this post...this has literally been a week full of CRAP! keep reading, you'll know what I'm getting at!

Monday night i went to bed feeling great, had a good day at work and was pretty prepared for a full week ahead of me...then at 3AM i woke up more nauseous than i have ever been in my life!!! and all i could think the rest of the night was "either i am going to die or i am pregnant" because that same nauseous feeling was exactly what i had for about 7 months of pregnancy. I tossed and turned and kept waking military man up to tell him "I'm so nauseous" until my alarm went off at 5:45. I realized there was no way i could get out of bed so i was sleeping in till 7am when military man had to get up and i would have help getting ready and getting booderbean ready. I would just be an hour late or so i thought.
Alarm goes off at 7am, i get up, i head to get ready and realize....NOPE--I'm freaking sick! So i was out for the next 2 days with the worst flu i can honestly remember having!!! no no no readers, no baby here, just the stinkin' crappy flu!!!
And since military man and i work in separate towns and i am the one who takes booderbean to school, booderbean had to stay home with me for the first 1/2 of the day because military man had some major military stuff to take care of...can you even imagine having the FLU and taking care of a 2 year old!!! ladies...this was no picnic!!
I wont' go in to any details here, because lets be honest-no one wants to hear that stuff. But booderbean watched way too much Elmo that morning while we waited for military man to get home! Looking back i feel like the WORST MOM EVER at how sad he must have been when i kept telling him mommy can't read to you she's sick! Luckily military man came home at noon and booderbean and him took of to grandpas farm for the afternoon/evening so i could get some much needed sleep!! Thanks Grandpa for letting him ride the tractors--exactly what both of us needed!
you think this is the end of the post don't you, you think that that's as bad as it got right???

Think again!!

I started feeling a bit better and decided to take a nice hot shower on Wednesday, after showering i walked into the living room to find the living room carpet & wood floors in dinning room/kitchen FLOODED!! water was standing on the carpet which meant it had already soaked clear through! Water was pouring out of the hall closet where the hot water heater/septic tank line/all utility stuff is located! I opened the closed to see it flooded! After freaking out for about 2 seconds, i did what any desperate wifey does...i called up the hubs real quick in panic!! He had me check out a few things then pretty much told me that our septic tank had backed up into our house! WHAT??? gross gross gross!!
I begin moving furniture out of the way and trying to salvage what i could.
Military man wraps up things he had to finish at work and heads our way. THANK THE LORD for our very good friends N&G in town, he headed to our house and assessed the damage while talking to military man using terms and language i didn't even understand! They figured out exactly what to do and go to work diggin a big big hole in my pretty rose garden to find the septic tank and lateral lines (see i'm learning new words!). After shoveling for a few hours it was official, we needed to have someone come out and pump out our septic tank! GREAT! Finally after calling around, by 8pm we had someone there--with the biggest loudest truck i have ever seen! He sucked all the crap out--haha literally--and we were good to go. Yeah right! By this time booderbean is all hyped up because of the big hole in our backyard and the big truck with the giant hose and all the commotion so he sure wasn't ready to go to bed!
Now we have to deal with all the inside stuff!!! what a mess i tell you! what a mess! we have used the shop vac over our carpets i don't know how many times, and set up all kinds of fans, and still....soaking wet, stinky carpet!
So we'll spend our weekend having the carpets cleaned, and actually now it looks like pulled up and trashed and figuring out how to deal with it all!

So, in conclusion of my giant rant, HAPPY VALENTINES DAY to you all--we bought ourselves a septic clean out for V-Day!

Thursday, February 5, 2009


ok ok ok...i LOVE surveys like this! i got tagged to do it and after 3 days of drafting and saving i'm finally posting!

Question & Answer tag! I am it!!
I was tagged by MoreWinePlease

Step 1: respond and rework—answer the questions on your own blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, add one more question of your own.

Step 2: tag—eight other un-tagged people.

1. What were you doing before you started this post? lets see, having a fun and relaxing weekend in P-town, booderbean and i came for a weekend visit. I poured mom and i a glass of some yummy wine, got a blanket out to get all snugly on the couch, got the laptop and remote in hand. i'm set! oh yeah...and lame too huh! haha

2. What is the last thing you read/are currently reading? i have My Sisters Keeper next to my bed, and i just can't seem to get into it! i really need a GREAT book suggestion!! anyone?

3. Do you nap a lot? every Sunday i take full advantage of Booderbean's 2 hour nap time and snag one myself! when i was off work for 2 weeks for Christmas, you better believe every single day i had a nap!

4. Who was the last person you hugged? Booderbean when i got my nite nite kiss and hug. He can't just give a hug get a "hands kiss" along with it! my favorite thing in the world!

5. What is your favorite TV series? hands down.. THE OFFICE!!--i'm agreeing with shannon on this one!

6. What was the last thing you said out loud? "ok see you in the morning, you wont' need to set an alarm for me to get up, colemans' my alarm clock these days!"

7. What websites do you always visit when you go online?, all my blogger buddies pages,, crackspace, and then a bunch of work related ones.

8. What was the last item you bought? bought a few new clothes for my trip to NY.

9. What is your most challenging goal? figuring out what i want to do with my life and doing it, and trying not to be frustrated each day with it.

10. If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished- anywhere in the world, where would it be? someplace that is warm all year round! today is a perfect weather day for me!

11. Favorite Vacation spot? i would have to say Eureka Springs...because our condo there is where my family vacationed every year growing up, and now military man and i have started that too.

12. Say something to the person who tagged you: MWP--we met nearly 3 years ago when you were in on my interview with your brother. i loved working with you and i loved getting to know you. i miss the days of GELB and wish i was back with you all. you have the most fabulous hair and style sense!

13. Name one thing you just can't resist no matter how bad it is for you: cheese...everyone who knows me when i was preggo can tell you that i literally ate a block a day! and i could totally still do that!

14. What is your favorite item of clothing? jeans and boots! i am so much more productive on fridays when i'm in my jeans!

15. If you could have any career you wanted, education and money were not an issue. What would it be?: At Risk Youth Counselor

16. Name one thing you can not live with out: booderbean, and wine!

17. Has a celebrity's haircut ever influenced you on your own hairstyle? oh i'm sure it has but i can't remember exactly

18. What is your drink of choice?: Barefoot-White Zin

19. What is something you do every day? talk to my mom!

20. What are you wearing right now?: black capri comfy pants, sleep tank, snugly socks

21. What's your favorite room in your house?: i don't know that i have a favorite right now, i'm in a funk in my house, i wan to redo it badly! our room is number one o my list!

22. If you were to have a baby boy and girl tomorrow, what would you name them?: boy i have no idea. girl--Katelyn LuCinda. this was booderbeans girl name since we didn't find out what we were having. BUT i pray like seriously every single day for twins next time.

OK, I'm supposed to tag people on here...but the some blogs i follow are ones that have been tagged already...but i've noticed they haven't posted yet so i'll tag them agian :) i'm so not following the rules am I!

Greygill Fish

Miss Priss and Me

Occhiuzzo Family

It's A Slow Learning Curve

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

silly sledding

I kept forgetting that i wanted to post photos from our snow days at home! These pictures were taken our first day of being snowed--er i mean ICED into our house! We actually got snow that night so pictures may have turned out a little prettier, had i brought my camera out with us when we went to sled!
My uncle got booderbean this sled last year for Christmas because we have a big hill on our land that would be really fun to sled on...too bad we didn't get the chance to use it last year. So we did the redneck thing and pulled booderbean around in the grass a few times last year so he would know what a sled is used for. Then it's sat in his closet till last week--and as soon as military man and i realized we were all 3 getting to stay home for the day,
booderbean grabbed his sled and was ready to go!
We figured he would be scared to go down the big hill alone...oh we were wrong!
He LOVES to sled!
Oh how i wish every day could be a snow day...but without the snow!
i'm not much of a fan of the COLD!!