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Friday, December 30, 2011

2011 Review

Hello bloggers! I hope all of ya'll are having a great Friday so far.

Me, I am having a great Friday with this bad boy.

I am sick with a cold that has been bothering me for 5 days..yep 5 days.
I usually have the cold about 9 times a year...you would think I would be used to it by now,but no still gross. With all the sneezing and the Kleenex and all the good stuff that comes with a cold.(yuck)
But I am grateful that it is me and not my little one, I hate when she is sick.

-So anyways-

Ive been seeing lots and lots of blog doing a review on their 2011:)
I love doing these:)

I can honestly say that I spent most of this year alone with Megan,
Its pretty hard being alone with a toddler while the hubs was out in another country, in a war zone I might add. Scariest thing in the world, I don't wish that feeling upon my worst enemy.

January
-Started a new semester at school
-Planning Megan Toy Story party
-Skyped with Daddy for the first time
-Post office sent care package boxes

February
-Dadda came home for the last time before leaving to Afghanistan
-Terrible Freeze
-Megan turns 2 & has a party
-Megan becomes obsessed with Toy Story
-Toy story on Ice(best show ever!)

March
-Turned 22 years old
-Had my first Surgery
-Received our first phone call from Jaime
-Made my first picaboo album

April
-Easter!
-Easter Pictures
-Our Love story was published in a book
-Passed all classes for Spring
-Cleaned out old storage into a new big one

May
-Mothers day was the best
-My little sister went to her Senior prom
-Had a pet duck for awhile
-Spent most days outside playing with Megan..so lots and lots of new toys
-Duke became part of the family

June
-Megan and I went to the zoo
-My sister graduated from High school
-Made a Happy Fathers day sign for Jaime
-Went to Corpus for a meeting with the wives..so much fun
-Jaime finally got wifi in his bunk!!!(yes huge deal)
-Finally saw my husband via Facetime..thank god for technology

July
-4th of July spent at a park with Family
-Spent most days outside in a pool
-Big Brother month!!!
-Moved my mom into an apartment
-Started making cupcakes with Megan's help



August

-August 3rd(4th Anniversary)
-Went to the Beach with Megan(Terrible time,she hates the sand)
-Celebrated Jaime's birthday just Megan and Me
-Moved in my little sister to her dorm
-Celebrated my dads 47 birthday

September

-Fractured my hand
-Received Jaime's footlocker,which means he was almost home
-New Semester
-Buying Homecoming shirts

October
*Best month ever!
-Jaime came home safely
-Bought Jaime a truck
-Took Megan to see a Sesame Street show

November
-Marine Corps ball
-Crazy Black Friday
-Our First professional pictures taken

December
-Amazing Christmas
-Started the Elf on a Shelf tradition
-Made the Deans list

I would say I had a great 2011..and I'm hoping that 2012 is going to
be even more amazing.

What did you do for 2011?

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Our Christmas

Im finally doing a Show me Christmas link up with Becky at From Mrs. to Mama, I dont know why I didnt take many pictures this year but oh well I think it's fine:)



On Christmas eve It was so cold we just stayed indoors and cooked Tamales with my dad. I had woken up super early to cook with my dad.

Random: On Christmas eve I had been craving an Ice cream all  day long:)
My awesome husband went out into the cold just to bring me an icecream.Woohhooo



We cooked alllll daaaayy llllooonnngggg it was so tiring,we didnt finish till about 10:00 at night and we had started at 7 am!



We made a Mexican tradition food...Tamales!!!

 After we were done we played the card game screw your Neighbor...my little sister won again..Im pretty sure she has rigged the game somehow. She always wins that game!

Megan also said goodbye her little Elf Marshall, it was the cutest. She still asks for him, I think she really loved him.


Jaime and I didnt sleep till 1 in the morning that night, because Miss Megan really wanted to meet Santa Clause.

*Marshall with Santa's Magic Key

Here is our Christmas morning.

Megan was not into the opening of Presents so early in the morning...a few minutes later(after she woke up) she was wanting to open up everyone elses presents.

I think she is going to love Christmas:)



My sister always wanted a snowglobe. Maybe she will have a collection of them who knows:)


My husband recieved a Pillow pet(he really wanted one), gerber knife, a watch, wii controller but the classic ones.


Megan recieved one last gift from her Grandpa G.. her first bike!

I recieved from Santa The set of Harry Potter movies, a watch, Wonderstruck perfume from Taylor swift, a 2012 planner and a catholic keychain that is for protection. I love my keychain so much.






We also went to the movies on Christmas day. Have you ever went to the movies on Christmas Day? It's jam packed!

There were so many people in that one theatre. Not sure If Im going to do that next year,but the movie was good. Jaime didnt really think it was that great but I still liked it a lot.

After we came back from the movies we went home to find some of our extended family drinking and laughing, and some of the kids were playing Wii.

Oh I also wanted to share some photos of my family at the parade.

* Have to switch back to my DSLR camera

All together it was a great Christmas:)

How was your Christmas?



Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone

I hope every single one of y'all is having a great Christmas day:)


It's a Harry Potter day for me because Santa (Jaime) got me the complete set of Harry Potter. I'm such a nerd hehehe:)

Oh and I hope this post isn't too weird, I'm using the blogger app on my iPod

Merry Christmas!!!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Quiz

I saw this Christmas survery on Rebekah's blog and had to answer these question about Christmas.



1. Eggnog or hot chocolate? Hot Chocolate,although I cannot drink a whole cup of hot Chocolate (gasp) I know right?! I just cant it's hard for me to drink milk. Dont ya'll get full with milk? I do. But I would drink hot chocolate any day over eggnog Ewww.

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree? Well Our SANTA brings too many gifts under the tree so he want to wrap them and have name tags on them so the kids wont mistaken a gift for someone elses, plus I think unwrapping presents is half the fun right?

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? I would perfer white lights but I think kids just love different colored lights.

4. Do you hang mistletoe? Nope,but Ive always wanted to.

5. When do you put decorations up?  We usually do our decorating the day after Thanksgiving due to the present bought on Black Friday.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish?  Its the same as Thanksgiving....green bean casserole

7. Favorite holiday memory as a child?  One of my favorite memories of Christmas is when my sister and I slept in the living room waiting for Santa hoping to finally catch him (that man was sneaky let me tell ya) and gave both doll houses to me and my sister and I just had no idea how he even went around us to put those gifts under our tree. It was the most magical Christmas ever.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?  I honestly don't remember...I think I just grew out of it. My mom may remember that one.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? No, we used to as kids, but I don't think that's very Christmas. Gifts should be opened Christmas morning when everyone is in pajamas and everyone is half asleep:) That's how you open Christmas presents but that just my little tradition.

10. How do you decorate your tree?  We put up Ornaments from the past,ornaments that were given to us. Just about anything that hangs on a tree that Is Christmasy get to have the privilege on the tree

11. Snow! Love it or dread it?  Love it! Only because we dont get snow in the south. So it's just cold weather for us.

12. Can you ice skate?  Im.Not.Sure. Never tried it.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?  My Ipod that my sister and I recieved back in 2007. Loved that present!

14. What's the most important thing about the holidays for you?  Family and being our crazy selfs. Have you every seen this movie?
yeah we are the spitting {image/movie} of this family. Which was why every time some one new like a boyfriend/girlfriend comes and meets the family. That person needs be warned. [Like I did with my husband.]

15.What is your favorite holiday dessert?  Don't really have one but If I had to choose, I would say Christmas Cookies!

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Waking up everyone Christmas morning! My dad tried to rob me of that tradition last year it was too funny.

17. What tops your tree?  Its usually a star but we accidentally forgot to put it up this year.

18. Which do you prefer: giving or receiving?Both are fun. I don't have a preference.

19. Candy canes: yuck or yum?  yummy if they are the fruity ones:)

20. Favorite Christmas show? I dont have one, but I love watching Christmas movies.

21. Saddest Christmas song?  Where are you Christmas..it's from the The Grinch. It gets me all the time. 

22. What's your favorite Christmas song? Jingle bells:) Only because it's my babies favorite song.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

This isnt the nicest blog post

Nor the happiest..so if your looking for something jolly and giddily this post isn't it.

If you read my blog regularly you would know I don't usually post up sad or mean things on here because I just don't like to be that way....but right now, I just don't care.

So here it is, my somewhat rant and whining to the world.


My husband is a United States Marine,he is an amazing man, he is the kind of person who will do the right thing even if everyone one else does the wrong thing. He will do what he thinks is right and you could count on him for anything &&& he fights for his country and he has been deployed Not once but twice!! So why in the hell do they (cant tell you who because I may just get into trouble) will not hire my husband!!!!

WTF! you would be so lucky to have my husband. Your "department/company" have bad guys in it. Yet you wont get the guy who will always do the right thing and is a hard worker. Nice. Freaking nice!

They don't lie when they say the system is messed up!


I am so fed up with people already and above all
 I cant understand how something good has not happened for him.{yes I'm being whiny,no I don't care}

Don't get me wrong I'm happy for the blessing we have but WTF my husband deserves something good! Damn it! Its not like he hasn't worked his ass off because he has..yet shit has not happened for him.

Its so frustrating to see him go through this.

I understand it's so close to Christmas and I'm suppose to be all smiles and what not but this crap that my husband is going through is not the greatest to see.






Monday, December 19, 2011

Miscellany Monday (6 days before Christmas

Miscellany Monday

Can you believe its 6 days before Christmas! I am loving all the Christmas presents Ive gotten everyone, this has to be one of my favorite Christmass' so far.

Shopping
Since it's Christmas of course there are going to be some crazy shoppers and I thankfully have yet to meet them (I hope I never do) but my sister,my mom, and I did some last minute shopping & we found some pretty good sales.


At Bath and Body works there was a sale a Buy 3 get 3 free
The sweet pea smells amazing

I thought this little saying was so cute!


We also went to the Bass Pro Shop,I still need one more gifts for Jaime but he's a little picky so I have to be absolutely certain he will like it. I didnt buy anything from there,instead we ate lunch at the restraunt inside the store. Amazing! because we sat close to the bowling alley. Yes I was super excited to be in the Bass Pro Shop, in the bowling alley, at the bar inside:) It was awesome!




(My sister really wanted to have that mermaid in the background.hehehe)

My lunch..I didnt like the mini burgers all that much but the fries we amazing!& I love the plates!


While I was having lunch my husband texts me and he says he has a surprise for me...I was so giddly and super excited for my surprise.

I had been complaing(asking) for weeks, when our Ball pictures were going to come in. & when I came home from Lunch they were finally here!!!!
These are our pictures from the Ball..Im not sure how I feel
about them but we match pretty well:)


While I was shopping I told Miss M that I was going to talk to Santa Clause about her and that I was going to take awhile. While I was out I also went to the thrift store and bought a small little decoration for Megan & told her it from Santa Clause. She loved it. I think she is fascinated witht he Idea of Santa Clause and that was my main goal.


She is such a cutie!

Oh I also wanted to post some pictures of Marshall the elf.












Have a good Monday everyone:) We have a parade to go to tonight & I have been waiting for weeks to take Megan.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

3rd Birthday Party

My little baby girl is turning 3 in two month! Holy cow right?! Seems like just yesterday I was bringing her home from the hospital. It makes me sad and happy that she is growing up so fast.

 
I mean look at her when she was a baby..




She is still my little ball of Sunshine and even though she can outsmart me now Im glad I have such a smart kid...Did you know she can resite The pledge of Alligence. My mouth dropped when she was telling it to me. I'm always blown away by her.

I wish I could go back in time and do it all over again. I have to admit I was so afraid to take her out in public. I dont know, I just always had this fear that she would have break down and I would be alone and since most of the time it was just me and her,I would not have anyones help. When and If I have another child, I will take that child everywhere. Nothing will stop me...the worst she/he can do is cry.

As opposed to a toddler where he/she will lay of the floor stomping everywhere now that I would be freaking out to.

Ok back to why I wanted to type this post...

We have decided to not make a big birthday for her this time around. Shocking I know but Im not up to making a party and having to invite everyone again and another reason is I wanted to take Megan on a trip.

Yep on a trip. It's not a trip that is far. I wanted to take her to San Antonio. We are going to choose a weekend close to her Birthday and take her to visit San Antonio. She has never been there, Jaime and I have gone together after our first delpoyment but this time we wanted to take Megan for the first time. Im not sure what theme park we should take her to either Fiesta Texas or Sea world.

Since we are taking her on a trip I at least wanted to make her a tiny tiny party. She has really taken an interest in Tinkerbell. So I decided I wanted to do a Tinkerbell theme. So I had been thinking for awhile and I decided that I am going to start on makin all the little details of it like ASAP since I only have a few weeks till school starts.

These are some of the ideas that I have picked up from Pinterest.







 She is super excited for her Birthday, I just told her yesterday that we were making a small birthday party and now everytime I leave somewhere. In her head Im getting her Birthday party ready.(hahahaha) oh lord that little one is so funny. But I know how I want it for her. I still need to find some little games.