Tuesday, March 31, 2009

we are NOT getting a donkey!

We spent a wonderful and much needing 3 day weekend mini vacation in Frisco, Texas visiting my cousins! We arrived late Friday night and didn't return till evening Monday. It was just what we all 3 needed...though it left me most definitely NOT wanting to go back to work :)

We got in some shopping, spent a few hours at Cabellas (or "the man store" as booderbean called it), enjoyed a fabulous cookout with cousins we don't get to see very much, and had some really good hanging out time with my cousins at their house. Booderbean enjoyed himself so much that i really think he thought we had moved there! When we got packed to leave he kept asking me "why, we are leaving Amy and Will's??" then we got ready to leave and he got so sad!

To make it up to him we stopped at Arbuckle Wilderness on our way home...booderbean didn't know what to think at first! he pretty much freaked out when the Alpaca stuck his head in the car the first time...then after he saw daddy feeding them he calmed down a bit.

Honestly militaryman had such a blast there i think i may have to take HIM back to visit! He seriously asked me if we could get a donkey!!! NO SIR :) and booderbean would have loved to have taken home a zebra!!

Amy, Will, Brian, Natalie, Collin, Ella..we will be coming back very soon for sure!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday Ramblings...

Just a few random thoughts for your Friday pleasure...

1. I have had the most annoying on-going cold/allergies for the past 2 weeks. It's about to drive me nuts! I had it for a full week prior to going on a work trip to NYC, then this past Tuesday the stupid cold came back! It's one of those where one minute your sweating and the next your shivering, coughing your lungs out, and blowing your nose till it's red! Like i said, annoying!

2. It's Friday during Lent, there for I will fast today and not eat meat in observance and reverence. But of course my Qdoba naked chicken burrito craving it hitting an all time high today!

3. More on the Qdoba naked chicken burrito...those things are Heaven in my mouth! i love them, Qdoba is within walking distance of my office here on campus and i pretty much could eat it 5 days a week! It's packed with cilantro--my new favorite additive to any food!

4. We are taking a road trip to Dallas tonight for a long 3 day weekend to visit my cousins and i could not be more excited!!! it's been too long since we've seen them and the 3 of us haven't be there together yet. Booderbean and I made the trip when military man was deployed, and military man and i made the trip minus booderbean about 6 months ago. So we are excited to get the heck outa dodge! The stinky weather better not slow us down for our Dallas trip though!

5. Military man thought he need to cuddle with booderbean in our bed last night, so not only is my body aching from being sick but it's aching from having a 2 year old waling all over me all night.

6. As i sit here at my desk I have Twilight staring me in the face...i have not picked up the books once to read them, i was never really interested, i honestly thought the obsession with vampires was soooooo not up my alley. Then a friend in the office decided to lay the book on my desk and make me read it. We'll see. I still just don't have the desire. But i hear that once i read it I'm hooked.

7. I have realized over the past week that i need to spend a little more time with God. There have been some unsettling things going on lately and i think i need my God time!

8. I had my office painted while i was out last week and it's the most amazing shade of creamy green!! i love it! i just really need to get on the ball and decorate now!

9. I ordered a new digital camera (my Christmas present--long story) this week and it's supposed to be today, it has to be here or i will have no photos from our Dallas weekend! Come on Mr. fed ex!

10. Thanks to my in-laws-- booderbean, military man, and i have a new obsession snack--Puff Corn! It's made by Cheetos and it's sooooooooo yummy!! it's addicting as hell though! I honestly went to the store last night and bought 4 bags! oh my gosh i can't believe i said that out loud on here! so military man and i plopped out booties in front of the TV last night with a bag! What?? don't judge me! It's my comfort food!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Thanks Mother Nature

Dear Mother Nature,

While i do appreciate the recent rains (our dry grass really needed), and i do appreciate the large hail (booderbean does love to see it fall), and i do appreciate the strong winds (not sure why but i bet I'm supposed to appreciate them for some reason)...i am not too fond of what you left behind for us. I know it was not your fault, and I know this is just what comes with being a Home Owner, but really.....

This is our roof, it shows how the shingles are big pockets.

This is part of our back porch that flipped up and landed on our roof, i have no idea how the 2x4's and steel rods were pulled out of the concrete but they did. And you can see the guttering is gone and the porch is nonexistent.

This is the roof to our porch...or what was left of it. this tree is in our front yard by the road, that's how far it carried it!

And this is the leak/tear or whatever you want to call it to the ceiling in our garage!

Mother Nature, would you mind making the call to our insurance company? I'm not sure they are going to be too fond of us :)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Big Apple

Ladies and Gentlemen...I am NYC bound!!!
I'll be taking 33 college students and 1 professor on a travel trip to NYC for the week of spring break. This may sound like fun to some of you...but if i can jsut get past all the stress of planning the trip and preparing my family for me being away for a week...then maybe it will be fun!

Top 3 things i want to do while in NYC
1. See a celebrity
2. Get in some shopping--find a fabulous pair of shoes, think Sex In The City style!
3. Get a hotdog from a street vendor
4. Go see the 9/11 memorial site
5. See my friend Patrice and let her show me the ropes to NYC

Sunday, March 1, 2009

daddy's proud day

Today was a proud day for military man...booderbean shot his first gun. Yeah, that's right, i said it, my two year old baby boy shot his first gun this weekend. Mind you we were out on the hunting land and booderbean sat on military mans' lap while military man loaded and held the gun while booderbean got to pull the trigger at the tree we were using as practice. But still...military man can technically say that his son shot his first gun.
Before i get any comments on this let me just tell you that military man is the most safety conscious person i know, he comes from military background
and is his training has taught him well.
Of course as we headed out for our fun day i forgot the camera!!! Luckily the good ol' camera phone was there for backup. Sorry, the pics don't do justice!
We just went out to enjoy a nice day in the woods looking for treasures in the fields, of course i ended up with a pocket full of them!

He is showing off his shots into the tree!