Saturday, July 31, 2010

The beach

July...some more.

Julie has this thing for "boobies" one day while getting ready to go to the pool she came to me with a bottle and cup in her suit singing a booby song.

One of Audric's pictures. Now he's adding Props.

I love the clothes she picks out to wear for herself.

It seems like the only time I get a picture with both of them together is when they're watching TV.

Tim at "work". I'm glad I'm not the Jealous type because gets to go to some great places with his job.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Pumping "Iron"

Audric looks like a little kettle beller!

Rouring Twenties Party

I think these Pictures speak for themselves.

4th of July

We had a good fourth of July. We went to Fort Bragg's thing to watch the para-jumpers do their show. It was hot, crowded, and expensive. We went back home to have our corned beef and cabbage dinner (so American of us). We did a little bit of fireworks in the backyard because we aren't aloud to do them on base. Julie burned herself while using two sparklers at once. She's fine, nothing big. Once it got late enough we went to the soccer fields to watch Fort Bragg's fireworks. I think this is the first time the kids have both been up to watch them on the fourth. Oh yeah, the dress I'm wearing is one that I make earlier that morning. It's made out of old fourth of July T-shirts.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New couch

Tim and I have been going back and forth wondering if we should get a different couch for a long time. Our green microfiber one fit our style and was comfy but because of the lounge on the side only two would sit on it when we had guests over. Plus we weren't sure because of the shape if it would fit in all houses we would live in in the future. One day I was cleaning under the cushions and the kids wanted to make a fort with them like they always do. I left it up to them to make it and started working on another project. I came back to find them jumping off the couch and on to the cushions. Okay I did the mom thing and let them build a fort again. By the time Tim came home they were jumping o the couch without the cushions again. This time Tim found a spring that popped out of the side of the couch. My heart sank. There goes my chance to sell the couch and get a new one, fate has decided for me (fate being my kids). But a light shown through the dark clouds and Tim was able to hammer the spring back in and only a tiny, unseeable (I know it's not a word) hole was left. That next morning without asking Tim I put the couch and popasan on Craig's list. I was surprised at how many people wanted my furniture for $300. I couldn't get a hold of Tim at work so I waited to respond to any of the emails until he came home. By dinner we had people coming over to check it out. They wanted it! They didn't even want to test it out, they were so excited to have it and they wanted to pick it up the next day. Oh yeah... what will we sit on? I made a decision to go couch shopping after dinner even if it was too late for the kids. The first place we went to was had some nice selection but every one we were interested in would take 6-8 weeks to get. My heart sunk again. We had a party coming up in a week. Not to worry There was another place to go and I knew I had seen something in there before that I liked that was on sale. Now remember for later in the story I was planning on spending $800, $1000 at most. We walk in to the next place and we both see a leather couch, love seat and chair to the right. I think we were both surprised at how much we loved it. We had never really thought about leather before. We kept it in mind as we walked up and down and through the huge furniture store. Damn! the couch I wanted was gone, there goes my fail safe. The kids had gotten a little whiny so as Tim entertained them on the vibrating chairs I finished looking around When I made it back to the front I found that Tim and the kids were back at the leather couch. The Sales Lady had asked him if he wanted her to check what was in stock and which pieces, he said "check them all." There goes any room to bargain. We finished looking at all the couches and still love the leather. But how was I going to convince Tim was couldn't get it all. You would think the price would scare him away but his eyes were in the back of his head, with his body sprawled out on the chair, and his feet on the ottoman. He knew I would love to have a love seat and couch. I knew he would love to have a chair and couch. We didn't have enough room for it all. The compromise, the ottoman. We ordered the couch, love seat and ottoman. And the best part was they could have the couch and ottoman to the house in two days.

We are still waiting for the love seat to come in. We are enjoying the couch and ottoman very much. Funny as I look at this picture, it looks like our old couch just this time we can move the ottoman.

Monday, July 12, 2010


Timing was on our side and we got to drive to Kentucky and visit with Tim's grandparents while his Parents were also visiting. I loved just hanging out at their house looking at old pictures and talking. The kids loved catching fireflies and playing with all the old toys they had and Tim besides visiting, loved that it wasn't as hot as Little Rock, AR and that he was done with his instructor training. On our continued trip we stopped at the Museum of Appalachia. I have never been to such an interesting museum before, and I love museums. Walking around you got to get a feel as what it was like to live in a log cabin back in the day. When looking for a hotel to sleep in that night we wanted a suite with two rooms but could only find one with a pull out couch for the kids. It did come with a large tub that the kids swam in before bed.
That Night...
I didn't have a very good night. We went to a very nice grill that had amazing food. Not even half way through with my meal my stomach starts turning. I knew what was coming, I had had BBQ pork the night before and it must have had chili powder in it. I was stuck in the bathroom on the toilet while everyone else finished their food. The thoughts going through my head were "I'd rather be having a baby right now than going through this"and "I hope this doesn't make me have to throw-up because how would I do it in a bathroom stall when I need to be on the toilet". Needless to say I made it out and my food was boxed up for me. I was looking forward to getting to the room to relax and eat my food. We made it to the curb and realized Tim put my food on the top of the car and drove. I made him turn around to see if any of it was salvageable. It was all over the parking lot. I could have saved some of it but Tim wouldn't let me. We made our way up to our room with arms full of bags and kids. I know it wasn't done on purpose but before I made it into the room the door slammed shut on me and I was stuck, hungry, aching and tired on the other side of the door. I don't know how I didn't brake down and cry. I could hear Tim trying to get Audric to open the door while he unloaded his arms. It had been such a wonderful day only two hours before. At least it wouldn't get any worst. Tim made it up to me and went to the store for food and came back ready to rub my shoulders and back. He even gave the kids their bath.
This last picture is after we got home I had to clean out Fiz's fish tank so I put him in a wine glass. Tim had open this bottle of wine and poured himself a glass, later that night he was about to drink the fish because he thought for a second it was his glass.

Visit to AR

We took a little trip to Little Rock to visit Tim while he had training. We flew there with little trouble. Audric still gets a little scared when we take off and this time he had to sit by himself across the isle. I was pretty good at bringing what they needed on the plane so they were happy most of the time. Julie had been having trouble with BMs so I had to change three bad diapers on the plane. I got yelled at twice for getting out of my seat when I shouldn't have. What do they expect me to do. I wanted to yell at them "Then you take care of my screaming kid"! It all worked out and we got there safe. We got to visit with friends that we knew at Pope. We went bowling, "watched" a fishing Derby(Audric caught his first fish, a blue gill), went to the pool, made daily trips to the library, and got kicked out of TLF because they were full and needed our room. It worked out because other friends came back in town and we stayed at their house for one night. Lets just say we had enough to drink that night and the guy decided to take out the golf clubs and practice their swings and hit balls to the field across the street. It wouldn't have been a problem but Tim needed more sober practicing because his ball went about fifty feet off course to our back wind shield. It was decided that since we had a 9 hour drive ahead of us the next morning the window should be taped...with blue painters tape. The guys put a big FML (Fuck My Life) on the windshield. Luckily we made it safely to Tim Grand parents house and had it fixed the next morning. I can only guess what people thought of our car as we were driving.