Tuesday, November 29, 2005


I've been such a slacker at updating! Oops. We've just been really busy.

Some random thoughts:

*Our Thanksgiving was nice. My parents came over for dinner. Clint did most of the cooking and everything was great.

*All of our Christmas decorations are UP!

*Val's birthday party is less than three weeks away. Happy, excited, and proud... but also very very sad. My baby is turning ONE! :-(

*I bought Clint a Santa suit to wear for her party.

*We took Val to see Santa at the mall for pics. She did SO good! The first picture snapped was perfect.

*Val has been standing on her own. She lets go of whatever she is holding on too and stands for a few seconds. She always freaks out though... it scares her. Typical though, she did the same with every other new milestone until she adjusted.

*I'm 99% done with Christmas shopping!

Wednesday, November 23, 2005


I am thankful for my life. Many times I doubted I’d ever reach this point in life. Many times I thought it would never happen for me. Thankfully, I was wrong.

I am thankful for my husband. (I love you, baby!) He is my other half… he is what was missing from my life for years. I am thankful for all he does for me. I know I am hard on him sometimes (ok, a lot), but it doesn’t mean I love him any less.

I am thankful for my beautiful daughter. She has brought so much joy into my life. Each day she amazes me with something new. Each day I awake to the sounds of her playing and cooing softly in her crib. And I smile.

I am thankful for my home. For being able to stay home with my daughter. For living comfortably, with a few luxuries, but not worrying how will we pay the bills. I am thankful that we are healthy and happy.

What are you thankful for?

I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!!!

Friday, November 18, 2005


We went to Houston for a few days this week. :-)

I'll work on a FULL update over the weekend!

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Pictures from Halloween


Clint made it home safely from his overseas trip. I was SO glad to see him!!! Overall his trip went well and was quite and adventure. It is simply beautiful over there, and he took some amazing pictures. We're not sure when his next trip will be. Hoping it's not until 2006.

I actually got flowers every day that entire second WEEK he was gone. FIVE days of florist deliveries!!! Believe it when I say no one was more suprised than me! That was so unlike Clint. So out of character. I guess that's why it was such a big deal to me.

The Friday Clint came home my throat started feeling scratchy. That led to me being sick for the next few days. I had taken some Airborne which kept it from being really bad. Of course Val ended up sick soon after. Her first time being sick ever!! :-( Hers turned in to bronchitis though. She's one tough cookie because if it wasn't for her runny nose, I never would have known she was sick. She not once acted like she didn't feel well! Val still played, smiled, laughed and was her normal happy self. I'm still giving her meds, but she's almost over it.

Halloween was good! We took Val trick-or-treating for 10-15 minutes. Even though we only went to a few houses, she got a bucket full of candy. We came back here and handed out candy. I re-gave most of what she got, but we kept the GOOD stuff for ourselves. *heehee*

Clint left for Houston today. :-( It feels like he was home for five minutes and left again. He was barely home a week from overseas, and now he'll be gone all this week too. *sigh* I feel stupid, but after he left I just wanted to sit on the couch and cry all afternoon. Part of it is being lonely, but part of it is me feeling sorry for myself. It's just so hard sometimes. Things could always be worse, and at least he's not offshore anymore. I just... miss him. :-(

I hope this week goes by fast. Hurry up Friday...

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


I was sick for a few days. Better now.

Val caught it. My baby is sick for the first time in her life!!! She's got bronchitis. *cries*

More later....