Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Great post from the heart of a military wife...

Thank you to Candace for writing from the heart.

Please read her post,

The Return From Iraq: When Coming Home Is Not Homecoming

Monday, March 21, 2011

Love this...

Ok, guys...I needed a mental I am shopping (in my head)!! JOIN ME :-)

Dutch Wax Collage Cuff--Anthropologie
(not sure that this actually goes with the dress below but I LOVE it!)

Butter Stone Earrings--Anthropologie

Blooming Goldenrod Dress--anthropologie

NOW I need SHOES!!!! Help ME :-)

Sunday, March 20, 2011


WOW---we have a cram-packed week ahead of us....

We are nearing Spring Break (thank YOU!) but before we can breathe, we have a million items on the "to do" list that we must check off. I am working on two weeks of Work Plans (which I should finish today), Tuesday we will meet with chaperons for our Science Camp, after that meeting we have a school board meeting, Wednesday we always have teacher meetings after school, Thursday we have a staff meeting, after that meeting we will host "Sharing Night" for parents and students at school. My MIL and Ken will be here this week, which I am thankful for because my personal "to do" list is getting long too and they typically help me with this! Next week, we have one normal school day (yeah right--it's the day before their trip), and then we are off to Science Camp at the Alliance Redwoods for the rest of the week. But then.....GREATNESS.....yes, I AM GOING TO AUSTYN (yes, Austyn not Austin)!!!!

I NEED this break in a bad way....Sully will be hanging with his cousins: Hazel, Jasper, and Emmett!! He is excited too :-P

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

More pictures from Afghanistan...

Talking to the Commanding Officer...
Taking the oath...
What are you thinking with that mustache....scary!!
This is the grape hut that is about 100 feet from their FOB.
What do you think they had to do with that??
Maybe....blow it up?!
So they sold "Billy" to the locals and bought this cute baby goat!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

29th Birthday :-)

I got my bracelet from Dave---I am SO excited :-)
GOSH, that is a horrible picture!!!

It is SO hard to see but I got a cupcake charm, a "love" charm, and a giraffe!!! It is official now...Dave always gets me something with a giraffe when he is deployed.
Kind of funny and random.

I also had a fun dinner at Ludy's, a "Texas" BBQ place in Woodland, with good friends from work. Thank you all for coming!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011


I had a birthday surprise today (even though my birthday is tomorrow)!

Thank you to Peter and Julie for organizing---I TOTALLY thought I was the party planner since today is actually JULIE'S birthday!!

They got me good---I will post pics when Peter sends them my way :-)

Tomorrow I get to eat "Texas" BBQ with my girls at work--I smile at the fact that they know me so well and we have only just met. I am thankful for great friends in my life :-)