Saturday, March 24, 2012

5 years

five years, two babies, four states, one degree, three deployments, 6 advancements, lots of love.  

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

30 days of Burpees.

1 minute plank
1 minute right side plank
1 minute left side plank
50 hip lifts
50 burpees
 Click the pic to join the challenge.  

Sunday, March 11, 2012

This weekend.

March 2012

March 2012

A warm weekend in Cleveland= HURRY UP, GET OUTSIDE, IT WON'T LAST. So we did. We played in the mud, swung on the swing, and took lots of pics.

Reese just turned 6 months, so I did a little photo shoot for him.
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March 2012

He is such a star, but not afraid to share the lime light with his siblings and cousins:
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March 2012

Can you believe how much those little faces resemble each other!?

Or how sweet these two are?
Iphone Pics
Really it doesn't get any sweeter than my two. Even at their worst, they are still the best. Not perfect, but definitely close.

PS. Did I ever share the picture of Ellie after she got her hair blow-dried?
Iphone Pics
No I am not a pageant mom, but she would totally win.
She got her first REAL haircut last week.
At the same salon I have been getting my haircut since I was a little girl. No way I am coming to Cleveland and not visiting The Ritz.

I just updated my portfolio page. Check it out.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Brace yourself for the most random update ever...

This month has FLOWN by, and I didn't have Internet for some of it, and I didn't have time to blog.  So, here goes.  Get ready for pictures and randomness.

I look at this PostSecret over and over, and tell myself moving the kids is okay.  I am certain that one of my friends posted this for me to read.
Carter told me, "I am a little confused about where home is right now."
I told him home is always with me.  I hope he remembers that for the rest of his life.

We moved from:
Feb 3nd, 2012
(sunny San Diego)

March 2012
(freezing cold Cleveland.)

But we got to meet Reese finally, so it is a fair trade.
February 2010

This picture makes me tear up every time I look at it, because I love her. And I miss her.  And my days are just not the same without her.


We packed up the house for our big move on Carter's birthday. We spent the entire day locked in his room playing and watching movies. So his "four year old" pics are a little...
(Note the moving truck in the background.)
February 2010

Ellie's eyes are changing color. Why God, WHY!?
February 2010

My niece and nephew got way too big while I was gone.
February 2010

Fatherhood looks really good on my brother.
February 2010

This picture reminds me of the grasshopper one I took a while ago. It is my underwater version. Just his foot is in focus too.
February 2010
I love macro (but I need some practice.)

I get to FaceTime with Connie, but miss her everyday while I am on the treadmill listening to music instead of laughing my butt off.  How will I ever find someone to run with that makes me smile like Connie?

Ellie wasted no time, staking her claim in a new boyfriend.
February 2010

Cousins who know how to dance, and make "Popeye" faces are the best kinds of cousins to have.
February 2010

Nothing could ever replace this:

...but this helps.
February 2010

I love when I can see myself in my kids eyes...
February 2010

I am thoroughly convinced there never was, and never will be, anything more beautiful than her:
February 2010

I couldn't love anything more than them.

This pretty much defines us:
Feb 3nd, 2012

Chris finally got a Navy tattoo:
February 2010

I got tattooed in Cali with my two BFFs, but we failed on this pics. This is the only one we got.
Fatima Gomez Photography
It doesn't show the new tattoo.
Today someone called me "Alpha Female" and asked if I was hardcore because I had "tats." If he ever read my blog he would know how super wrong he was.

I took a couple of pics of snowflakes:
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March 2012
I guess that is something I couldn't do in San Diego...

This was Carter's very first best friend:
March 2012
...and OMG, they picked up right where they left off.

I changed Chris' name from "Daddy", or "Lover" to "Beefy."  I am training the kids.  Today Carter told me he doesn't have a daddy anymore, he just has a Beefy.  So- I guess they learn fast...

I have been still living at the YMCA, and my goal for March is to run a mile in 8 minutes. I don't really think I can do it, but I am going to try like hell.