Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Today went good.
But my camera broke. The first time in the countless times that ship has been in and out, that they manned the rails in their blues, and my camera broke.
Such a big moment in our life, and I didn't get my PhotoTherapy.
Furthermore, now I am convinced I need RealTherapy to address my (maybe) misguided anger.
Here are a few I took with my little camera.
(Yes, I carry two cameras) (Yes, I know I am a freak.)
I borrowed photos from the Carl Vinson photographers to share with you (whoever you are ;P )
i carry your heart with me
(i carry it in my heart)
i am never without it
(anywhere i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling)
i fear no fate
(for you are my fate, my sweet)
i want no world
(for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)
e. e. cummings
Monday, November 29, 2010
This morning when I woke up I realized it was the last time for (X) months that I will be sleeping next to my husband. :/
And then he left, and I picked up his socks and realized it was the last time in (X) months that I am going to find his socks next to the couch. <--And I feel bad about that!? HAHAHA
I have been anticipating this day for so long that it feels surreal.
A little scary, a little emotional.
But in the great words of my hero, Doc Holiday, "There's no normal life, Wyatt, it's just life. Get on with it."
Saturday, November 27, 2010
While I am totally sure your Christmas celebration was to be taken seriously- I couldn't help but feel I was stuck in the middle of Nightmare Before Christmas meet Bad Christmas Special.
Nevertheless, I want to thank you for helping me laugh my ass off with the Boeves, and a delish apple pie. Good times.
See you when you give me snow.
Friday, November 26, 2010
My husband has made me laugh-Made me cry- Wiped my tears- Hugged me
tight- Watched me succeed- Seen me fail- Cheered me on- and Kept me going
strong!! My husband is a promise from God, that I will have a Friend
I'm gonna have to take it a step further.
My husband has done all those things, in addition to that:
1. Drained my drainage tubes, twice daily, for seven days straight.
2. Gave me a shower when I could barely stand.
3. Fed me stool softeners post op.
4. Slept on the footstool next to the couch for the past three weeks, so he can sleep next to me, and I can sleep comfortably.
I guess I will keep him.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
I am THANKFUL for the beautiful day my family had yesterday, and THANKFUL that I realize the absence make me appreciate the good times. I give THANKS for my health and my speedy recovery, and for the health off my children. I am THANKFUL to have many little luxuries that I have and do not take for granted. Finally and most importantly I give THANKS to God.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
The best part of taking pics was that we had fun doing it. The kids played on the jungle gym while I chased them around with the camera. They were just doing what they do. I LOVE IT. After I uploaded the pics, I found myself literally laughing out loud. They are so funny.
After the pics we went to the mall for the indoor play area. And what do you know? Santa was there. We had to coax the babies in, so we all ended up in the pic :)
Then we were hungry so we headed over to the Corvette Diner. SO FREAKING COOL!
Making the most of our time.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
They are AWESOME. The kids LOVE them.
If one of your family members are deploying, go here.
If you are feeling charitable remember, they do this for FREE.
Donations can be made to:
981 Timber Glen Lane
Ballwin, Missouri 63021-6069
Two very happy kids thank you!
I sent a pic and a thank you, and this was his response:
Thank you for the beautiful picture. Pictures like this verify our belief that these pillows make a difference in helping children cope with the absence of a parent. But in truth the thanks is ours for allowing us to make these special pillows for your children. Please spread the word that others may take advantage of our offer. Hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
John & Linda Stoeffler
Daddy wanted to make sure he was here to see his baby girl eat that cupcake, so we rescheduled a bit.
We had a impromtu party at the park yesterday.
For the first time in history, I didn't get a lot of pics. My hands were full and the lighting sucked. But no worries, you know I will be dressing her up and taking more ;P
Cupcakes for my cuppycake
"Whoa Daddy, is that safe?"
Blurry but fun
Sunday, November 21, 2010
There are things that I could never imagine coming out of my mouth.
And the longer I am a mother, the more I find myself in the moment thinking, "damn, I never thought that would just happen."
So without further ado, I give you my new label: Parenthood.
Yesterday, as I was walking though Walmart I found myself scolding Carter, yelling, "I am not going to say it again, quit licking me- I don't care what you and Daddy do, don't lick Mama!"
So, pretty much I didn't wonder why I got weird looks on that one...
Saturday, November 20, 2010
I love that I take him to the store in his cute little athletic pants, a sweatshirt, and-obviously his BOOTS.
And- it may be a pain in the ass, but it is so adorable that we have to wash the same pair of PAJAMAS over and over- just so he can dream about being Woody.
Even 2500 miles away, his childhood wouldn't be the same without you.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
My super sweet friend picked Carter up the on the 11th (perfect timing, because that was a rough day for me) and took him on a day trip with her family.
So he floated through the Harbor and our into the Pacific before his mama! Although, with my motion sickness, it will probably be a long time before I go out ;)
He said he had a great time, and talked about it for days, but he didn't like when it blew it's horn- it was too loud for him. The boat is called the Hornblower, buddy, sorry 'bout your luck...
Sunday, November 14, 2010
This is a husband and wife who make these totally awesome pillows for children who parent is going to be deployed for over three months- FOR FREE!
No joke. I already ordered mine, and I talked to the man who runs this project. I asked how we can make a donation to his business and this was my response:
Actually, our "company" consists of my wife Linda and me a a number of volunteers who help with the sewing. We incorporated as a "company" as a Missouri not for profit organization as it is easier to request funds from local business who have rules about donating to organizations. No one in our organization recieves any financial compensation whatever. Each order we ship includes a note indicating the shipping and handling costs and asks for the recipient to help pay for shipping and handling. Any additional donation is always welcome. This is stricly voluntary.
He said he could tell a carrier was deploying in this area because he had over 300 orders. 300 orders that he and his wife fund.
What a kind, selfless thing for this couple to do, so kids like Carter and Ellie can give Daddy a snuggle at bedtime.
So this year when you are doing your Christmas donations, please remember these people. And fellow bloggers, please repost.
Sweet Dreams Picture Pillow Project
981 Timber Glen Lane
Ballwin, Missouri 63021-6069