Friday, February 12, 2010

Geographically Single Parent

Ah, what a life I have as a military wife!  I am a geographically single parent for awhile.

My older girl doesn't understand where daddy went.  My youngest is to young to care yet.  What to do to keep them entertained and me sane?! 

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Too Long

Winter in North Dakota is too long.  I want spring.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010


Ah, today my husband started an exercise causing him to be on 12hr shifts.  This upset Layla as she did not see her daddy all day.  She will learn this happens randomly.  NSI's happen often as this base due to previous mishaps.

Rebecca got to fall asleep with daddy at 9ish tonight.  She is 2 months old now.  Wow!  My babies are growing up.

I can't believe I will be 26 in a couple weeks.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Friday, February 05, 2010

Cold White Blanket & Warm Chocolate Goodies

It's snowing again.  The weather channel calls for winter weather until at least Monday.  How many inches will we get this time around?  I'm predicting 6-8inches.  We've already had about 2 since late yesterday.  It really is beautiful coming down.  This is the first time I have seen snow in 6 years. However, I am already over it.  I want spring flowers, green grass, and warm sunshine....oh and sunflowers that are farmed here!

My daughter asked for brownies.  She sat on the counter to help me stir (and to stick her finger in the bowl).  She's a chocolate freak.  While they were cooking she ate mandarin oranges....YUM!  It's naptime for both girls.  Later, after lunch, we get to eat brownies.  Maybe we'll have peppermint tea to go with our snack!

Our tax return came in today.  Praise the Lord!  Time to pay things off again.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Mommy. Wife. Me?

Where am I? 

I am mommy always.
I am wife always.

Where am I?

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Morning Thought

I love my children.  I do. 

Layla woke up at 6:30 this morning and played with her stuffed animals until 7am when I came in to get her up.  She knows she's not allowed to get out of bed until 7:00.  We came downstairs for breakfast (OJ and applesauce oatmeal) and cartoons!  She decided to go upstairs for a nap at 9am.  All by herself!  I had to get a binky and open the gate for her though.  She's up there trying to sleep now.

Rebecca has slept through the fourth night in a row!  Yay!  I love the two month mark (almost there) when they start sleeping longer at night.  She woke up for a good bottle, change of diaper and clothes, and to get/give kisses to Layla.  She went back to sleep in her crib at exhausted.  All that growing and eating.

Unfortunately, both girls are sick.  Layla has the congestion, runny nose, and cough.  Poor babygirl...she is doing better with Tylenol Cold though!  Rebecca has congestion.  Of course, they got it from me having had a sinus infection.  If they aren't over it next week I will be taking them into the doctor.  :(

As of this moment, I am enjoying a cup of coffee while playing on the computer.  I don't feel like cleaning, doing dishes, doing laundry, or even bringing in trashcans.  My life is good.  My life is exhausting. 

I am happy.