Saturday, January 7, 2012

New Years Resolutions: 2012

My New Years Resolutions for 2012:

1) Learn to budget money better. I would really like to start saving money, and restrain from spending it when we WANT something.

2) Vacation more. Even if it's just a weekend getaway.

3) Be more loving towards my husband. We have an awesome relationship, but it could always be better. :)

4) Pick up my camera more. I want to practice my love for photography more this year.

*On a side note, I am proud to say I feel like I accomplished most of my resolutions for 2011. We paid off debt, we took a few vacations, I tried to be better at procrastinating, I spent more time with Landon, and I tried to be more positive with life and the situations thrown our way. In the end, I'd say it was a successful year! I am hoping 2012 is just as successful :)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

My Annual Update

As the months go by, I realize more and more that I am not just a bad blogger, but a TERRIBLE blogger. I tend to blame it on my busy schedule of school full time, a wild little boy, keeping a house together, etc... but the truth is, every blogger I know does that stuff to (except for the school part- which can be a time consuming thing). Anyways, no more excuses, I suck at blogging because I just don't care to find the time to. But I do find the time to read everyone else's blogs :)

On to my "annual" update.

Jeremiah: Back in September he got injured at work (it's called IOD- Injured On Duty).. don't worry, an inmate didn't do it, instead he was working out at the gym at work and his knee popped. He's had previous problems with this knee... about 10 years ago he had surgery for the ACL... so this knee has always been faulty, off and on. Apparently that day at the gym it was off. So it popped, and he had to go to the dr's and get it check out. The Dr put him out of work and tried physical therapy for a few weeks. After a month of being off, the Dr said he was good to go back to work. Jer took 2 weeks off to continue to rest his knee and on October 25th, he returned to work. On October 26th, his 2nd day back to work, his knee popped again and he was once again seen by the Dr and put on IOD status again. After LOTS of Dr's appointments, and little change, I finally convinced Jer it was time to find a new Dr! He switched Dr's in January, and at his 1st appointment with the new Dr, the Dr was able to tell him what was wrong with his knee. The Dr told him he wanted to try PT for 4 weeks 3x a week... if that didn't change anything then they would talk about surgery. So 4 weeks past, and at his last PT appt his PTist told him she was recommending him for surgery. So we returned to his Dr's office, and spoke to his Dr about the surgery. It took some time getting the insurance company to approve the surgery, but once they did we got the surgery scheduled. On March 28th he will go in for knee surgery. I am hoping this surgery will help him be able to do more physical things (like running... etc) without his knee giving out. I am so glad he finally found a good Dr who took his complaints seriously. It's ridiculous that he was out of work from Sept-Jan before a Dr finally found the problem, but I'm just glad someone finally did!!
As far as things with me go... I can't say very much has changed. I'm still going to school FT at ITT. I love it there. I am doing great in all my classes, and I currently have a 4.0 GPA. My teachers all love me, and recommend me becoming an RN because they think I have the right personality for that. I am really considering it. I want to be an RN for L&D. I graduate from my current program March 2012.. and then my GI benefits (which pay for my tuition, fees, books, etc.. in full) will be up.. so I've got to find a good, affordable, RN program.
Mr. Landon Bug is getting so big! He has such a personality now and never ceases to amaze me!! He can work the computer like it's nobody's business! He can also work our Wii like a champ! On February 28th he turn FOUR. *gasp* I can't believe my baby is so big already!! Even more shocking is the fact he'll be starting school next year! Time sure does fly by-- too fast! He's completely potty trained, he has been since October last year. He was definitely very stubborn about it.. and had to do it all on his own time. He loves puzzles, and can put them together very fast! He also loves building things, or taking things apart then putting them back together. He's very smart and knows things that I don't know where he learned it from! He loves playing with his trains, his dogs, and his game boy. He is finally less of a trouble maker, and very independent! If he wants a bowl of cereal, he can get it himself, with making little to no mess. And the one things we've found out recently about Bug, HE'S DEATHLY AFRAID OF THE DARK! LOL. He is so scared with the lights off.. it's crazy. He refuses to sleep with the lights off, or even go down stairs if the lights are all off. Landon bug is my little man.. and is past the baby stage, the terrible two stage, the tantrum three stage, and on to the FUN FOURS! :) I love it, it's fun having a little person, but I do miss him being a baby. But just like the book I read Landon yesterday, "If I could keep you little, I'd keep you close to me. But then I'd miss you growing, into who you're meant to be!"

Saturday, January 15, 2011

{2010} In Pictures

Summing up 2010 with a photo (or two) and 3 words.

See {2009} in photos here

January: Welcome Baby Tessa
February: Happy 3rd Birthday
February (again): "I CAN SEE!!"
March: Their Goodbye Kiss
April: Another year older
May: Home Sweet Home
June: Viva Las Vegas
July: One BUSY Month
August: Newport Beach Yacht
September: Injured On Duty
October: Sweet Georgia Tea
November: Another Quarter Down
December: Very Merry Christmas
December (again): Welcome Miss Ashlynn

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Years Resolutions

New Years Resolutions: 2011

1) Pay off debt. I want to be debt-free by January 1, 2012
2) Travel more. I want to see the world, starting right here in the United States.
3) Procrastinate less. I wait until the deadline for everything. Eliminate procrastination, Eliminate a lot of un-needed stress.
4) Spend more time with my boys, especially Landon. More mommy & Buggy time.
5) Be a more positive and loving person. Life is what you make it, and I want mine to be amazing.

What are yours??

New Years Toast -- To 2011

Here’s to the new year..
May it bring more joy & success
And less grief & regret.

To our dreams..
May we never stop believing in them
And take the actions to make them a reality.

Let us encourage more & criticize less,
give more & need less.

To new beginnings..
Let us start fresh, right now, to make this the very best year ever.

To 2011:
May it give a whole new meaning to the phrase, "the good life."

Monday, December 27, 2010

A magical Christmas

If I had to sum up Christmas morning with one picture... this would be it.
(who knew a percy pez dispenser would make him so excited!!)

Christmas was definitely awesome this year! Jer and I didn't do much for us, but we spoiled the heck out of Landon and it was worth it! Christmas is so magical when you're a little kid. Landon loved all his gifts, and he's been playing non-stop with everything since he opened it all. This year was simply magical :)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

My Hero, My Husband. Thank You.

I just wanted to take the time out of my day to say a big THANK YOU to all of the men and women who have, and still are, fighting for our freedom. I don't think our military is praised & appreciated enough for all that they do. Coming from a military spouse, I know their pay is little, their benefits aren't great, but their pride in our country is endless. So please, remember to hang your American flag all 365 days a year, because so many men and women have died for your right to fly that flag proudly.

I can't tell you how proud I am to be American, or how proud I am to be married to a Solider.

Freedom isn't Free, It's Paid for with the blood of those who fight for it! Thank a Soldier when you see one, Don't wait for a Holiday!