Friday, April 30, 2010


Elle has been really looking to be held the past couple of days, so I tried to spoil her a little and remember to just enjoy her- here's my 136, Elle's day.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

"Now as for the dancin', you can do more,
You can reach great heights, in fact you can soar.
You just get a leg up and ya slap it on down,
And you'll find you're up in what's called a bound.
Bound, bound, and rebound.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Ellie Mahoney- my little dream come true!
Make your footsteps worth following.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

A woman with true beauty offers others the grace to be, and the room to become.

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

4 months!


So far this year the L's have watched the sun rise on the east coast, and the sun set on the west coast. We traveled through nineteen states, have already had three different addresses and survived a short(ish) deployment. We have seen Disney World Florida, and the San Diego Zoo. Chris provided humanitarian relief in Haiti, and visited Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chili, Peru, Ecuador, and Mexico.
We have had lots of hard goodbyes, and happy hellos.
We have a lot on our plates for the rest of the year too. Chris will have two months of "down time" before the madness starts again. He will be starting college soon, and is scheduled to deploy for six months before Ellie turns one.
Stay tuned for more details.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Carter now refers to himself as Buzz.

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No pics, just quality time. San Diego Zoo, and exploring our neighborhood. :) xoxo

Sunday, April 11, 2010

I keep thinking "tomorrow, life goes back to normal." Then it hit me, what's normal about being a milspouse?

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Carter and his tubby toys

Hey Puffa (puffer fish)
Hey Trabby (hermit crab)
Be tareful
Be tareful
Uh what happingd
You hurt

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Earthquakes will do nothing good for my anxiety.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The wildflowers here are amazing.
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Jumping through Navy hoops.

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Driving through Cleveland National Forest in California.
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Just crossed the California border. 165 miles to go.
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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Stopped in Yuma, AZ. Got a hotel. Ordered a pizza. 180 miles to San Diego. Just heard from the delivery driver that our things will be at my new house on Saturday.
Things are alllllllright.
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Real life, straight out of a western movie, naturally occuring, 30 foot cactus- every where!
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Flagstaff, AZ. 2000 miles down, 500 to go.

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Driving in the desert looking at mountains with snow. Weird.
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Just hit the road.

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Monday, April 5, 2010

In pursuit of sleep, I left all the books in the car instead of the hotel room. Carter throws out a big "F-U" by reading the phonebook instead.

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just ate my first meal since wednesday and checked into a hotel in albecuerque nm. holy 36 hours of driving. time to rest.

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Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico.
Ellie is 15 weeks old and has been to 17 states. Add Arizona and California before the week is up.

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Real tumbleweed! 890 miles to go.

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Driving in New Mexico on the old rt 66.
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Looking at the largest cross in the Western hemisphere- even God is bigger in TX.
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Roadtrippin' with my two favorite allies,
Fully loaded we've got snacks and supplies.
It's time to leave this town, it's time to sail away,
Let's go get lost anywhere in the USA,
Let's go get lost, let's go get lost...
Just passed Oklahoma city, and yes it sure is flat. Should be in "Amarillo by morning..."

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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Just passed the Arch. St. Louis, MO, check. 1800 miles to go.
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In Illinois, the state I was married in! 1982 miles to go...

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Well I'm going out west where I belong...
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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Gracefully My Ass

I have always considered myself a "roll with the punches," kind of girl, but I have to tell you. The past week or so, if it can go wrong, it will!
The Navy refused to ship Chris' motorcycle, I got the flu (breastfeeding +vomiting= massive dehydration no matter how hard you try), the trailer I rented is too small + Holiday weekend= problem.
Ugh, I just have to get through this. I am a tough broad, right. Right?
I will be snapping pics from the road (whenever we get on the road) and update my 365 when I get settled.
This time next month- ZEN.

I just love this face.

Reading to his Sissy

Thursday, April 1, 2010

107 of 365

Carter's current BFF's are Dinosaur and Wolf. They are known to bathe with him, accompany him to the bathroom, eat with him, and occasionally Dino takes out Wolf. We have also found that grapes fit perfectly in Dino's mouth, and we may have stumbled on the latest utensil.