Wednesday, December 1, 2010

STill here!

So yes we did make it to FL!!! It took us only 8 hours and everyone did great! The house is cute needs some love but we are here and we are the 3 of us again. Thanksgiving went well I made a ton of food and even made a pie. Billy had 3 of his friends over and it was really fun. Dax started school today. I now know what moms feel like when their kid goes to school. It's never been a big deal cause I had to work. Now that I really don't it's sad to see him go. But he needs to be in school and its what ever I need to do for him. So now it's time to find a job! Not much is going on here for now hopfully we will have the internet in the house soon. I miss is soo much.

Friday, November 12, 2010

I gave in!

So I've had my eye on some bedding for a few months now. It wasn't on clearance and it wasn't on sale, but it was perfect. This is the picture I saw and knew it was it.

These two pictures is what got me on the colors. But the bedding in the first pictures is now discontinued as it always happens with me. So I found some at target. I went this week and bought it. Yep I was so proud of my self. Not only did I buy something I wanted but it was new and not on sale. I did buy if for cheaper than the normal person. It's listed for $69.99 and with online promo codes and free shipping I got it for cheaper than that. It felt good.

There were these two pillows that go with it that I really liked but not for $50 liked. So I went to joanns this weekend and bought fabric for them. I could have bought two pillows for $50 or spent $15 to make two of them. I also changed it up a bit so they aren't the SAME but similar. I think they are  We are still making them so pictures to come soon. I also am looking for those cool lanterns. 


In just a week I'll be picking up my honey at the air port. He's flying up here to help us move. I'm so excited to see him it's been a while now. He'll be walking off that plane in his dress blues!

I'm really excited about moving. I can't wait for it to be the 3 of us again. How much I miss having a family. I'm excited that we'll be in a house with a yard. I'm excited that we will have more than two friends. I'm nervous about not going to a new job right away. I'm nervous about not having any family around and not really knowing the area.  These are little step we are taking in our new life journey and I'm really excited.  Oh the people we'll meet and the place we'll go and the things we'll see. I can't wait!!

Power tools and paint

So with us moving soon I felt I needed to have a few things done. Billy wants to invite a few of his sailor friends over for Thanksgiving. Well I don't have a table or couch for us to all sit on. So this last weekend was the 50% off everything at good will. I found a set of 4 chairs. They were $3 each! They aren't the cutest thing....yet.

So after we stood in line for an hour we were off to Joanns'. I bought some fabric and then we went home. I got started with sanding them. I sanded all 4 of them. Later that night I took off the old fabric and cleaned what was left. I then put on my new fabric. The seats looked AWESOME! I also put a sealer on the seats. Sunday I then painted all of them two or three times. They were looking good.


So I had a few days off. I went to the storage unit and found my table. It was a small round table that could hold 4 people at it. My mother in law found TWO leafs for it. That made all the difference. I then sanded and painted the table black as well. This set is looking so good.

I also found some oval frames. I've been looking for frames like this for a while. I found two of the same size and one larger one. Ummm not really what I was wanting but I can make it work. So I have my silhouette project coming up soon!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Happy Halloween!

So Friday night we went on a Haunted walking tour of down town Nashville. If your city does this you should do it. I learned so much about some of the buildings and history of the city. We started off at The Hermitage hotel. This place is beautiful! The doormen wear top hats and walk your dog. This is also where we have a lot of the celebrities stay.  Then we walked to the Capitol building. Who knew there were two dead guy's tombs in the building! There is also the 10th  president buried on the grounds. This is where we captured orbs. Orbs are round balls of energy from sprits that you can capture on film.  After capital hill we went to this old church. Now back during the civil war time this church was used to  house injured soldiers. There were 300 men who died on the chapel floor. Not only that but there has been seen the ghost of an old bishop. One day while rewiring the chapel they had to pull up the floor boards. Yep there was a coffin and in the coffin 120 years later was the man of the walking sprit. The catholics believe that the saints would not decay and they there were preserved perfect. Maybe that's what they wanted for this man or maybe they knew he's be safe from grave robbers here. We'll fast forward and he is there as of today. There is a room where his coffin sits. You can go in the room and pray along side this old Bishop. I don't know about you but knowing 300 men died on the floor and there is still an dead body in the building. I don't think i could go to church there. We then followed her to the Ryman house. I've been here before and it's sooo pretty. We learned of the stories here. All in all this was pretty cool. I've done this once before on my honey moon in New Orleans. Now that city is FULL of history and stories.

Saturday we went to my church party. This year they were soooo unorganized and it wasn't all that great. But Dax went and he had fun running around in his costume. At one point he came up to me eating the bun of a hot dog. This kid wont eat hot dogs. I was just hoping that he didn't take it from some one. These older boys were shooting dax with their guns. It scared Dax. I don't know who would let a kid bring a fake gun to a church party. I guess that's just me. I dressed up in my sailor girl out fit! I tried going  for the more pin up girl look. Big curls, short hair and red lipstick. Everyone loved it.

Sunday we went to Heather's church party. Her Halloween parties are always so cool We go in and get our pictures taken and then off to eat some chili. After chili we went and jumped on the bounce houses and the play ground. After we did that we were in line for the pony rides. Well this night didn't go so well. Dax took an early nap for when we went to church. We didn't go to church, we were doing other things since lexis was in town.  So after we left the party (early) I got him some chocolate milk he calmed down and fell asleep at 6:45pm. I had to wake that kid up this he had a rough night.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

He got the keys!

Yep in just a few short weeks we will be moving to Florida! We will be a family again! I'm so excited. I'm sad that I will be leaving friends but they will not be forgotten and will still have many calls to their phones. It's a great feeling to know that I'll be cooking for my family (and friends) and that we will have a house. I mean we are just renting but thats so cool. I'll be keeping you updated!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Road trip round 2

So I've been really busy in getting things ready for last weekend. This last weekend Dax and I drove to see Billy. It was really worth the trip and I'm glad that we did it.

Friday at two am I put Dax in the packed car and we were off. On the road we were. Just as we were coming into Florida Dax woke up at 7:30. We still had about an hour and a half before we got  to base.  Once we got there we went to McDonlads and ate. I got the text that he was done with work. So we changed and went on base. I texted him that we were waiting. I will post the video later but Dax was SSOOOO happy to see his daddy. That moment there was so worth the trip. They were so happy to see each other. So we went and played on the playground to get the wiggles out of Dax. It was so nice to get the two of them together again. We left and went to the mall. This mall in the area is soo cool and has way better stores in it. We left to the hotel. This time I stayed at the Navy Lodge. This is on base so everyone who was there was some how related to the military. I had an ocean view it was beautiful. Took Billy back for roll call then to sleep. Boy was I sleepy, pulled almost a 24 hour day.

Saturday we got up and went to get his buddy James. We took him to go ship something off and to look at the house we were looking at. Only to find that someone was moving in..bummer. We went to waffle house. It seemed that Billy's room mates took up half of waffle house. Dax ate so good this time around and was just having a ball with James. We went back and picked up another sailor friend and went to the mall. Any chance these guys have of getting off base I'm willing to help. They get so bored all the time. We hung out at the mall and did some shopping. Dropped the boys off to get ready for the ball while Dax helped me get ready. Took Dax to the child care and picked up the 3 boys. We got there and it was just beautiful. The tables were pretty and the planes all around us. We ate and listened to the speakers. They gave away doorr prizes. We won free child care!! After dinner we got our pictures made and danced all night. It was so much fun. I just felt so pretty in my dress. It's nice to get dressed up once in a while.
We picked up Dax, Billy did his roll call and off to bed we all went. What a day we had.

Sunday morning Billy wakes me up and asked me where I put Dax to bed at last night. Tha kid was sitting on the floor in front of Billy saying hi daddy. He had for the first time climbed out of his pack and play. My crazy kiddo. So we spend the day together and we went back to take Dax to see the air planes.  He just loved it. He loved seeing all the different air planes and getting in them. Daddy was even so nice to have bought him a little Blue Angel plane. This was the only day this weekend we got him to nap. It was nice to take a break. We later dropped him off at base and said good bye to him and James. It was nice to come and see him this weekend. Saying good by is always the hardest and with Dax not really knowing what is going on it was hard to see that. When we drove off all he could do was cry for his daddy and I could do was cry. It was a busy and full weekend. I had gotten a speeding ticket, backed up in to a car, and dropped my Nikon. Poor Dax ran in to a window, fell and cut his knee, peed in every out fit I put him in,  and cut him self here and there while misbehaving. It was a weekend. I took Dax back to the hotel and we watched toy story while I packed. I let him sleep in the bed with me.

Monday morning I woke up at 7:30am and the kid was still asleep. I had to wake him up. He watched Mickey mouse house while I packed up the car. We were out of there by 8:30. On the road wasn't to bad but it could have been better if I hadn't has lost the  DVD player power cord. I know right horrible mother. So we stopped like 3 times. he cried alot, threw toys, put his toys in time out and sang. It was ok. By the time we got in to TN he fell sleep. What a good boy. So he slept for 2 hours on the way home. He was so happy to see everyone at home but was still asking where daddy was. We all got our showers and cleaned up and put to bed. The trip is over. I don't know when I'm  going back out and I don't like that feeling. I miss my husband so much. The times where we just hand out and he holds my hand and helps me with Dax. I know that we are getting one step closer to being the 3 of us again for a while. It's just hard know that he's not deployed yet.  Just living some where else and I'm not living there with him. So it's all in good time.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Day 11: What I wore today

Today is one of those days where you decided on something. Today I have decided not to let little things bother me as much. They are not important and just stress me out. So as of today I will be in a better mood. Today I have chosen to wear my new dress I bought from anthopoligie. Yeppers I got this dress for $20! Orginally $100 so I must say I did pretty good. It fits great and I love the color. I am wearing a black 3/4 sleeve sweater over it that I got from good will. With that a long black necklace and my black sandles. I have to say I look pretty cute today. I don't have to many of those day's where I get all put

Monday, October 4, 2010

Day 9: A moment

One moment I can get real emotional about is my son. From the day I found out we were pregnant to the day I had him. I remember waking up and taking the test. Billy know I was going to take one just not that morning. I didn't think it was a big thing. That 2-5 mins your suppose to wait got me thinking and felt like forever. I had to wake him up cause I wasn't sure how to read the darn thing. Well it was positive! We were so excited and just didn't know what to do. I remember the phone call I got while I nervously waited for my name to be called. It was Billy. He was on his way to school and he said he'd been crying.  He was really excited and nervous but he loved me either way and wanted to make sure I was ok. He told me how happy he was. They too said it was positive.

The day I went in to have him Billy had a finial to take at school so my step mom took me to get induced. I was so scared and unsure of what I was about to do. I was so ready to have my son in my arms. Everything went well up until 12 in. I started dilating backwards. I had to have a c section and boy did I cry.  The next day I had little Dax in my arms. He was so little and so awesome. What a sweet boy he was and is today just bigger and louder. I remember these moments and they make me happy. These two boys are all I've dreamed about.

Day 8: My beliefs

To keep it short:
I Believe in.....
♥  love at first sight
♥  ghosts
♥ being happy
♥ keeping promises
♥ God
♥ there is good in everyone
♥ trust
♥ good  friends
♥  family is forever
♥ Positive attitude
♥ that I am beautiful
♥ good things happen in Gods time
♥ keeping promises
♥ ME!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Road trip

I have been MIA for the past few days. I took a much needed trip down to Pensacola. I went and spend a wonderful weekend with my husband! It was so great to just get away and spend some time with him. I left work a bit later than I had planed. Left at one got there at 7:30pm. It was a nice smooth drive. I got in to town and you could tell it had been raining. So I pull in pick him up and off to check in to the hotel. We check in and just relaxe. It was a long drive and boy was I tird. So we Billy said he wanted to go back to base so I could sleep in the next morning. They failed thier room inspection so he had to try again. So we spent the whole day together it was so nice. We picked up his friend and had lunch. We went to the NEX store and that was cool. Everything you could every need/want is there and for a discounted price. We went to the beach and had a great time. It was just soo beautiful there and the sounds are so relaxing. We spent all day sunday together. Went to the mall and just chilled in the hotel. It was so cool just to hang out with him. I miss having him around so much.  Now is the time for sacrifices. Just getting started and buliding up and paying bills. This time apart will be short and if for a good cause. The family. I love him so much and can't wait to take Dax down there to see his dad. I should be going down there soon and he should be coming home for christmas soon too!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Day 7: My best friend

Ok so let me talk about my best friend.  I had a talk with my husband about this. How with everything going on right now I feel that no one understands. I feel that no one really "gets" me. If that makes any sense. For real Billy is my bestest friend. He understands me and the way I think and do things. He knows everything about me. I can trust him with my life and know that I'm safe. We have fun together, we talk together, we confide in each other, we are there for each other.  He would do anything for me as I would him. he there threw my tough time and I'm there for his. He is my best friend.

Right now a close runner up would be my buddie Heather. She is awesome. She's so smart and I know that I can go to her with ANYTHING and she will have a real life answer and tell me how it is. She is full of information. She's helped me out alot the past few years. She also has a family life very very similar to mine. Well it's changed a bit now but she's got a little boy almost exactly a year older than Dax. So he's gotten all of Gavins hand me downs and what a huge help that is when it comes time for clothes shopping. We do a lot of things together. We work the consignment sales, go to the zoo and other fun things. We come over and play. Dax just loves playing with Gavin. They are buddies. As far as the husband thing. They are so alike but have small differences. It was just scrary when we all met. I think Heather is awesome and I'm lucky to have her as a friend.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Day 6: My day

Let me tell you about my day yesterday.

We woke up and had eggs, beacon, and biscuits. After that was done and over with we headed to the store. Yes it was Sunday but both Rachel and Dad were having issues with sneezing. So we went and got some meds. Came back I took a shower and started getting ready for church. Dax was in his room reading a book while trying to take a nap.

We all left and went to church. Great fun that was. Three hours later we were on our way to Darlene's house. Once we got to Billy's mom's house we helped get things ready. The floor in her kitchen is in the process of being ripped out. It's bad. So we all ate out side. It was for Shelby's birthday.  Present there for dinner was Beth, Chris, Phoenix, Lindsay, Chris, me, Dad, Rachel, Dax, Shelby, Darlene, Mike, Grannie, Cindy, Marrissa....Too many people. So we ate dinner and let the kids run around and play.

No-nap-Dax deiced to show up and make a secan so we cleaned up and left. I get home clean up Dax read a book and off to bed with him. After he's in bed I can go down stairs and spend my hour a day with Billy on the computer! Then I watched a show then off to bed only to wake up and leave late and not have a lunch and not feel good!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Day 05 – Your definition of loveDay

I'm not sure if this is any different from valentines day but here are my thoughts on that.

So Valentines day is a day of love. But if you really love someone then you would be doing stuff for them all the time. I do like Valentines Day don't get me wrong but I do try to make a special effort to do nice things for my husband threw out the year. Weather it be cooking a nice dinner from time to time for just the two of us. Or bringing home a movie and spending some time together. Some of the most special things to me are those ones where he doesn't ask me to do something or just something that needed to get done. For me it's the little things that give me those love butterflies. A cute note here or a text. Flowers picked up from kroger. A simple kiss when I walk in the door is always a good way to come home. These all work both ways. A complment can really make someones day. A funny story is my husband is pretty good about complmenting me on things. Most the time its after the fact or a day he's so funny.

But Love day should be every day. I just have so much love for my husband it would be an overload on him if he only got it one day a year. It's what's keeps us stronge.

Day 4: What I ate

This really isn't anything to exciting today.

I had a slim fast (chocolate) for breakfast on the way to work

I had some home made pizza for lunch and a salad

And I have a pot pie for dinner.

I know sorry not a very interesting day....

Day 3: My parents

A little bit about my mom:

♥ She lives in Arizona

♥ She is a huge animal person

♥ She is loveable

♥ She is always looking out for everyone

♥ She always finds cool things

&hreats; She enjoys being out and about doing things

♥ She's in school

♥ She has lived in many states

♥ She's funny

My Dad:

♥ He's always fixing or making something

♥ He will watch anything that anyone want's to watch but would prefer sports

♥ He's always helping someone

♥ He know everything about computers

♥ He's funny

♥ He's so easy to shop for

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Day 2: My first love

My first love well this is an easy story. All threw high school I never got asked out. Not on a date, not to a dance. I did get asked to dance at church dances and that always felt nice. So we moved to Nashville right before my senior year. I didn't really know anyone and it was such a culture shock for me to not be surrounded  at every moment by Mormons. So I started talking with this guy from church. We were friends for that year. We were all pretty close at church seeing that we were it. We were the Mormons in Mount Juliet.  One of my other guy friends pressured this one in to asking me to his prom. He did. He ditched me for most of it so that was great. I thought that we were dating. For about 6 months I and everyone else thought that. It wasn't until a few months after he left I found out we were nothing. It hurt so bad I thought I loved him.

Before that boy went off to school we all had made welcome home signs for the missionary returning home. We go to the airport and out walks this 21 year old guy in a suite! Boy was he good looking!  So everyone was in line giving him a hug. I was like heck I want a huge from the cutie. So get in line got my hug and then realized it was all his family.....yeah talk about embarrassing. After the guy who I thought I was dating left for school I started to see Billy. We'd talk at institute. Sit next to me at meetings and talk. Finally he asked me on a date. We went to see resident evil 3 and went to stake and shake. After that it was still only 9pm. So we went to the lake to talk. Yeah at 3 am we realized it was way to late and I was going to get in so much trouble. So I got talked to and stuff, but later that day I went with my friend David to church to watch conference while they went to Bell buckle. The next day Sunday I asked if I could go to Billy's house to watch conference on their TV. They said yes. We were having singles FHE at his house Monday night. Guess who showed up. Me! That was it no one else came. So that was kinda cool. That was also our first kiss in his driveway when I left. It didn't take long but I knew I was in love with him.

January first comes, it was time for him to go and he just couldn't. We started talking and it went in to, I want you to be my wife...i love you......and some other stuff I can't remember. A few weeks later the ring came in. Six months later we were married in the Nashville temple. It's been 5 years now. To tell you the truth I feel in love a second time too. It happened 2 months after I had my son. I am truly in love with my boys.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Day 1: Introduce Yourself

My name is Stephanie. I'm now 24 years old. I have a 2 year old son and have been married to my best friend for 5 years now! I was born in Redondo beach, CAL. Moved to Arizona when I was 3. I have a brother who is 2 years younger than me. I later moved to  Nashville, TN the summer before my senior year. I graduated. Met my husband and was married at 18. When I turned 21 I found out I was pregnant!

I'm a wife a mother a friend and a sister. I try to be a good expamble for those around me. I like to have fun and be with good company. I like to smile and laugh. I like to spend time with my family and make memories. I'm working on bettering my photography skills. I'm involved with our church.  I'm a very happy person and I like to stay positive. Life has been good to me and I'm happy where it has brought me....

Monday, September 13, 2010

30 Days of Stephanie

I've decided to Do a 30 days of Me. I stole this from Christina  over at her blog.

I'm hoping it gives you all a look in to who I am and how it came.

Here are the days:

Day 01 – Introduce

Day 02 – Your first love

Day 03 – Your parents

Day 04 – What you ate today

Day 05 – Your definition of loveDay

Day 06 – Your day

Day 07 – Your best friend

Day 08 – A moment

Day 09 – Your beliefs

Day 10 – What you wore today

Day 11 – Your siblings

Day 12 – What’s in your bag

Day 13 – This week

Day 14 – What you wore today

Day 15 – Your dreams

Day 16 – Your first kiss

Day 17 – Your favorite memory

Day 18 – Your favorite birthday

Day 19 – Something you regret

Day 20 – This month

Day 21 – Another moment

Day 22 – Something that upsets you

Day 23 – Something that makes you feel better

Day 24 – Something that makes you cry

Day 25 – A first

Day 26 – Your fears

Day 27 – Your favorite place

Day 28 – Something that you miss

Day 29 – Your aspirations

Day 30 – One last moment

Sunday, September 5, 2010


Pictures of my talking with my husband on skype how awesome is that. I love that not only can i talk with him almost when ever I want but I get to see him too! I miss him so much it's so good. Soon enough we'll be together soon!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Going Private!

ok so we are now going private due to our new life style. We want to stay close with our friends and family but we need to have a bit more privacy now. I will give two weeks for everyone to email me or message me or facebook me their email so I can add you to the list.

Graduation, My birthday, My Sailor!

Thursday August 26th

We woke up at 3am. I got Dad in the car and Dax in the car and off we were to get the mother and sister in law. We were out and on the road at 4. Every one fell asleep. We just kept driving. We stopped a few times. They watched movies and played with toys. We stopped for lunch in Chicago! We stopped at the beach at the lake. We started to get in the sand and Dax wanted nothing in his toes. We got to the water and he wanted nothing to do with the water and such it was so funny. He was in and then he was out. After that he LOVED the water and wanted to go deeper and deeper. He also got to pet a horse for the first time and he was all about that he thought it was the coolest thing it was way too cute! After we left the beach we went to Wrigley Field and that was cool. It was just such a lovely place and so pretty. People were out and about running jogging, roller blading and such you don’t see that here in Nashville. So we made it to the hotel and it was nice. I later left to go to my meet and greet with the moms and wives of the website we had a great time and I got to meet a lot of very nice women. I saw most of them the next day too. I got back at like 9 and went to bed!

Friday August 27th

We woke up at 5:30 am to get to the 6:30 shuttle. We got on base and Dax starts talking a storm to this older guy dressed up in military uniform. We get inside and wait. We waited forever! Dax was being awful because he was tired and sleepy and only wanted his mommy. As things get started Dax clamed down a bit. You had the color guard and you hand the band and you had the drill team and you had the state flags. Then they sailors came in. Oh boy when that door went up your heart just stops. It was so great to see him marching in line. They had a few speakers. Honestly I couldn’t tell you what was said I was to busy keep track of Dax taking pictures and looking for Billy. I had told him to wait where he was and I would come get him. So after it was all done we went down on the floor. We found each other and he gave me a big hug and a kiss. Dax went right to him smiling and gave him a hug and kiss saying oh my daddy. It was to cute! Then we left. We went to the NEX while Billy went to get some things. Then we left. We went back to the hotel and he made some calls. We went out to eat. We couldn’t find the place we were looking for so we ended up at a Chinese buffet. Not my cup of tea but I knew that Billy enjoys that so we stayied. So after we ate we went back to the hotel where my dad was putting Dax to bed. After I gave him his food he took the girls to the mall so me, Billy and Dax could have family time. It was nice to have a few hours with just the 3 of us. I miss that. So it came time for dinner. Now being my birthday long story short we ended up at burger king. They don’t even have cheese cake  So after dinner we went to the hotel took some pictures and said good bye to Dax and my dad. We took Billy back to base. We hung out for a while and went to the store they had there. I bought a hoodie and a shirt for Dax. When it was time for him to leave he didn’t give us hugs. He just really didn’t want to get in trouble cause there’s not PDA on base. So we said good bye.

Dax's tattoo!
My heart stopped when this door opened!

Saturday August 28th

Yes I woke up at 2:30am to see my man. I drove all by my self to the O’ Hare airport. There was a toll road and a train I had to take. So he’s calling me and my phone isn’t working well so I could barely hear him. I found the terminal I got my security pass and I found the USO office. I got up there and there was my honey! There were sailors everywhere. So we sat and talked and talked with his friend. Later I made them go down and check there bags. I had to help 4 sailors get their boarding passes it was funny. So we made it back to the gate where we got to hang out for a while longer. This gave me 4 more hours with him and the chance to give him his back pack. In the back pack I was able to give him the laptop, ipod, cell phone. So that’s been nice. They called his section and up we went. I gave him one more big hug and one bigger kiss. Then he was off and on a plane. Yeah I cried it was sad to send him off again after only having now total 11 hours with him.
I got back to the hotel as everyone was getting up. We went and had breakfast and there were two sailors in there. I was so sad to see that they got to spend the night when mine had to leave so soon. So off we were on the road on the way home. My sweet heart called to tell me we left the toy story dvd in the laptop and wanted to know what to do cause he knew that Dax would be wanting it. How sweet is that. We have plenty of the toy story movies so he was good. But he called a few more times and texted me. One of the things that was said to the young sailors before leaving the airport was not to be stupid. Do not spend your money on stripper and hookers, there are other ways to get a lady. To those who are married make sure your wife knows that she is your one and only. So while driving I texted him and asked him that. He texted back and said that I was his one and only forever and for eternity. It was sweet.

Billy has called me every day. He has text me sweet dreams. He has texted me good mornings. Also just nice things threw out the day. It’s so nice not to have that communication barrier any more. It’s still hard not having him here but it’s nice that I don’t have to guess when he’s going to call.

He called later this night as I was getting ready for bed. He told me that things have changed. AGAIN! So now school starts in two months, then he’ll be there for over a year or something like that. So looks like we’ll get to live with him soon! I’m so excited to be closer to him.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Oh man....

So I'm just so antise right now. Billy should have finished up battle stations this morning. Meaning I'm getting my call in like 6 hours! I'm so excited! My last day this week is tomorrow. Then Thursday it's off to IL. Yes I will have a full car, yes the MIL is riding with us, yes I'm stressed beyond belief but I'm going to be in the arms of my best friend come my birthday! Im going to be tons of pictures and I'm taking my huge lens too. I've got some things packed in the car already and finishing up tonight. I've got my map and my parking passes and everything.

One  thing I'm really excited about is the night before graduation. I found this website and there I found a group. This group is  alot of the mom's and wives of sailors who are graduating this weekend. We are having a meet and greet the night before and its really going to be cool to get to meet some of these women who have loved ones in Billy's group. One girl said she has received 14 letters from her new husband. I just couldn't believe it! Billy did very well in sending 5. There was even on division that only sent one and has not called or nothing. So we are getting to the bottom of that.

I'm really excited for this whole thing. This is the first time Billy has "waked" at a graduation. This is really a huge deal for us. This is the beginning of something new and great for our family. It will be hard at time and we will have great times. There will be much learning for Billy and a change to get a bachelors degree. So much is in store for us we don't even know. I'm really excited!

Monday, August 23, 2010

I had a date last with....

...this man last night!!!

Not really but you That my friends is Claudio Shanchez. He is the lead singer of Coheed and Cambria and you bet they were here last night. I didn't take the digital incase it was taken up but I did get pictures. Billy wanted to make sure I went seeing that this is our FAVORITE band! They were head lining too! The venue was beautiful. I stood in line and got my wirst band for the ground standing area. I bought Billy a shirt and I was first. I was standing on the gate it was awesome.

The show it's self was good. The first band was not very good and they playied for 30 mins. The second band wasn't very good either and they playied for 1.5 hours!!!! It was aweful each one of their songs was like 15 mins long. NO JOKE. Finally my man shows up. He's lost some weight and cut his hair some. One thing I love about this group is he sounds just like he does on the cd. I just love this muisc. Such passion and feelings. Everyone knew his songs all he would have to do is play while we all sang. It was a perfect night. There was no pushing and no mosh pit this time. I was up front I was having fun for a while. Until I relized how perfect it was and got sad that no one was here to share it with me. I was there alone. After I recived a few text I wasn't feeling it any more and left early. I would never normally do that but I'm so stressed right now. It was a good time and I really enjoy seeing this band. Look them up if you have never heard them before. Good stuff.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

What a lucky day!!

So my sister called me and said I have 3 letters from Billy. Yeah I just couldn't believe that. Of course one was about the insurance stuff.

One thing we talked about before he swore in was the part about being arpart. That was one thing that was holding me back from letting him go. I told him that I liked being married and I liked having him around. I've grown attached to him in the 5 years we've been married and then you have Dax needing his daddy there. Well I've done well with him being gone the last 9 weeks but he writes that he crys alot. Don't get me wrong I miss him sooo much and when I miss his calls I ball my eyes out and when I found out he was a grad and go I cried. He's just now realizing that this is really going to be hard on everyone. He wrote one time about how he didn't know how he was going to make up this time not spent with me and Dax. I told him you can't you can't get back time or make more. You can only make best of the time you have. It's only been 9 weeks. I just can't imagine how this is going to be on us when it's 6-12 months at a time.....We just take one step at a time and wait.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

He called back!

So after hearing the news about Billy being a grad and go then him calling the next day and me not answering I was really sad. Well Saturday we all headed down to Lebanon for my sister's pancake breakfast for soccer. After we were done eating we left. On our way back to pick her up he called! I was so excited but there was one problem. I just couldn't hear. For the 10 min phone call we had I only heard maybe 2 mins. He said he's doing great and it's all about test and inspections right now. It's jam packed. This next week is all fighter fighting. He's really enjoyed this part as well as the fighting part. He got a ribbon for the shooting part and qualifies to be a sharp shooter. Not sure what that is but it was still cool. I guess those video games came in handy. But the last week he's there he has gas chamber on Tuesday and battle stations on Wednesday and some time in the next two weeks he's got the captains cup. His division has won all their flags. He's enjoying to church on base. He's looking forward to see us. Oh yeah he also bought $120 worth of his pictures! So hopefully there is more than one It was so sad to hear in his voice the disappointment  when I told him his dad would not be able to go. All he wanted was for him to be there and to give him a hug and tell him how proud he is. So the count down is on and I'm really excited. I bought my new dress this weekend.

This week at some point I'm getting my hair cut. I will be mapping out our tip and getting our tickets for 6 flags. Getting all the snacks and food together. It's going to be a very emotional weekend. But at least I get to be with him on my birthday!

Friday, August 13, 2010

NOT again...

I know I shouldn't beat my self up to much but wow I always have a way of messing things up. The last two calls we've had my crappy phone died. I didn't even get to say good bye. With being in boot camp you know that phone calls are far and few. Last time it was because he won a challenge. So I've told him I've learned my lesson and I now keep my phone charged and near me at ALL times. Well yesterday I spaced and thought I had my phone but didn't. That's when he chose to call. At 4:13pm and I was at work at that time.

:(   I was so mad. I didn't know why he was calling and he didn't leave a message. From the letter I just got he could have been telling me he got an award or he could have just won again. After learning about him being a grad and go I really needed this phone call....

Thursday, August 12, 2010

...and a 3rd letter!

Dang I got a 3rd letter from Billy yesterday. This one melted my heart and I broke into tears most the night and most of this morning. He starts off beating him self up saying he's not sure how he can make this time up away from me and Dax. Well it's time and you can get time back. But the time we do have together can be great! He tells me about all this test and inspections he's having and how's he's passing them with flying colors. He's doubled everything how many push ups he can do and sit ups and how fat he can run his mile. He's doing great. They had a simulated fire they had to put out. The next day they had a real fire to put out and that is really cool. He also laid a big one on me.  It breaks my heart. I haven't seen him in weeks boot camp is a bit longer than two months. I've talked to him maybe twice and now have gotten 3 letters from him. It's my birthday the day he graduates. It's a big day for the whole family. He says he's a grad and go. That means I will have 6 hours tops with him before we have to take him back to boot camp. The next day he's on a plane and leaving for A school. So while everyone else gets to be with their sailors the whole weekend I only get him for 6 hours. I cried all night. I've been reading on groups and posting about the navy since we started talking about it. I should have seen this coming. Everything is last min and the complete opposite from what you were hoping for. So I guess I will go shopping for my new dress and get a hair cut  next week, go to my concert the next weekend and then get ready for a 8.5 hour long car ride with my 2 year old.  :(

One thing I'm looking forward to is seeing him in he's dress whites! Man in a uniform.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

My second letter!

Yep I got a second letter from my honey. He said that last week was their medical week. All those shots you get and the dental work. He said the shots were fine it was just the last one that sucked. It's nicked named the peanut butter shot cause that's what it feels like. He said it hurt to walk a few days later. He got his wisdom teeth and two molars removed. He said that worked out great. He got to spend two days in his bunk and took lots of meds. He got fitted for all his uniforms. He said he looked good in them and he's really excited for the peacoat. They have pictures in a week and a half. They start gun training this week.

This letter was really sweet. We are both trying to stay busy but it's still hard to put the fact to the back of your mind. It's hard in every way not having him here. The other day it would have been nice to have him pick up Dax and go to his open house, but I had to  go to the Mac store after work and then go to the open house it was a mess. He misses us so much. I sent him  some pictures and he said he cried and all the guys said he's such a big boy and looks like Billy.  He's excited to see us on graduation. Just a few more weeks!

Monday, July 26, 2010

One of those weekend....

Yes I had one of those weekends and it sucked. I had to make the decision weather or not to go to the reunion. Well as much as I wanted to go I just couldn't take Dax to the farm house being as hot as they say it's was and not have a house with air. So we didn't go. That was cool with me. Saturday didn't feel great and we did some shopping for Dad and just hung out. Sunday I woke up and wasn't about to have any part of the day. I felt awful. So Dad and Rachel went to church and Dax was in bed. I watched the shinning for the first time and make flowers out of ribbon. It was fun. So when everyone got back and woke up it was potty time. Dax has not given me any trouble with the potty training at all. So he sat and we read and wow he pooped on the potty and he thought it was so funny. So I get him down and clean up the books and what not. I looked around the corner for Dax and there he is just getting done squatting on the kitchen floor. He laugh and ran up stairs. I was in shock on what he did. My parents in the other room were like what is wrong. I told there there was a huge turd on the floor. Yep they all laughed it was funny until I had to clean it up. But I think he's understanding a bit more on what he is to do.

So later Sunday night I get a call on my phone. Yes it was my husband! I was so excited to hear from him. I was his prize for winning his challenge. So we talked for two mins before my phone died. I know I good for messing things up. So I ran in the house all up in tears having everyone looking for my charger. I knew that was it. I didn't even get to say good bye. Well he had called back and said he was going to try his mom but he loved us. For the time I did have he got to go to church for the first time this week. Got his dog tags and religious medallion yesterday. Tomorrow he goes under to get his wisdom teeth and two molars removed. He starts gun training next week. He's really enjoying it and I'm glad for that, but dang I'm really missing him and having a hard time with this. It's been 4 weeks now. I know that it's going to be 6 months at a time. I should have more contact with him when out and about but I love being married. At times I feel so alone. He gets me in ways that others don't. I don't have many friends out here in Tennessee. It's just something we are going to have to learn to deal with it's just hard right now. So hopefully I can feel better soon and keep the stupid phone charged. Lesson learned.

Friday, July 23, 2010

My little Cowboy doll

This is how my son left for school today. Daddy necklace, check, Buzz in hand, check, Woody's hat, check? Yeah this kid really thought this was part of his outfit and had to wear it to school today. The whole time he's howdy howdy howdy. Its too funny. We found this hat at Joann's. He also had to wear his nemo underwear to school. But he's not potty trained yet so they are just over his diaper. What a silly boy I have and man is he all boy. His new thing to recently is polly pockets. He just loves palying with them and handing them out and dressing them. It's really funny.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Anchors away

I got this necklace off of etsy from Aghalo . It's a cute sterling sliver anchor necklace. I plan on wearing it to graduation. It's my way to show my support for my sailor.

After 3 weeks!

I finally got my first letter from my husband! He's been at boot camp now for 3 weeks. Tonight I was suppose to get a call but we'll see if he still does seeing that he technically called me last week (but only for info) so we didn't get to really talk. I was sick at home yesterday so it was really nice to have gotten a letter. I can already hear a new tone in his words.

He said he's doing well. He's passing all he's test and inspections. He says it's alot like collage tons of classes. Boot camp would be easy if you just shut your mouth. He didn't realized how hard it was to get a 18-19 year old to just shut their mouth. Because of that they get "beat" they work out until they just can't. Looks like Billy's nick name is Glasses!  It was really sweet cause one of the thing that he said was that he was sorry he didn't take the extra time every day to tell me how much he loved me and how beautiful I am. I mean don't get me wrong he did alot for the most part. He's just missing us a ton. I can't wait to see him on my birthday! Only 5 more weeks!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Toy story

This weekend is the weekend I told Dax I would take him to the movies to see Toy Story 3. I waited 3 weeks cause I knew what he was going to do, and he did. It was still pretty packed. He talked the whole time! "My buzz light year, rrroooaaarr, Mr. Pigg oink oink. Oh no!" It was soo cute and he totally loved it. I'm glad we took him. After that we went to walmart. We were on a mission to get a potty ring. He picked out a Thomas the train potty ring. He was so happy to have it until we went pass the bedding row. Well, no that we moved in with the family, Dax has Rachel's old room. Yes it's totally girly. Pink, yellow, purple and flowers growing up the walls with flowered sheets on the bed. So we got him toy story sheets in hopes it makes the room more boyish! I washed them and put them on his bed. Later that night I told him it was time for bed and he walked right up there. When we got in his room," Oh my gosh its Toy Story! My buzz and Jessie!" It was just to cute he's totally in love with them.

On Sunday we tried out the potty ring. He likes it and never put up a fight with me. He even peed in it once! He did so good. We try every day now. We also gave up the plug. I will not be buying any more for that boy.  He crews threw them one a week. They are $4 a pack and he's a big boy. He did good last night. only cried for 10 mins then fell asleep so we'll see how he does tonight.

Also Billy called again Friday night. I really dont' want him calling if I can't talk to him. I have no idea what's going on. I haven't gotten a letter and i haven't gotten to talk with him. Every time he calls it's hey you need to do this or I need this from you. He had to retake his swimming test and we didn't get to talk about it. I don't know when he's suppose to call me now so I guess I'll just have my phone on and ready.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Who's on the phone?

Yeah I had to ask twice. My husband had been trying to call me all morning. Well I didn't know he would be calling so I wasn't ready. But he needed a bunch of information. He called me like every 5 mins! It was really nice to talk with him. He was able to fit in that boot camp is hard but he's enjoying it. When they get in trouble they have to go to their room and work out until they walls start to sweat. GROSS!  His swimming test is tomorrow. After I got all the stuff he needed we knew that this was most likely our last call. You could tell some one was near. He got all quite and was like hey, hey listen. I miss you so much. He started to get all teared up. He said that he misses us alot and he loved us very much. I told him I would get to see him soon and that  I loved him too. So it was nice to have gotten to hear his voice but we didn't get to talk. This counted as my 3 week call now I have another 3 weeks before  I hear from him. :(

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

5 years and counting.....

I have been married for 5 years as seen in the post below talking about your anniversary last month. I love Billy so much! It's crazy how head over heels I for him. I love the little family we have. I know that it's hard being a military wife. This is something we've talked about and we understand. Like I say for everything. You get what you put in. I'm tired of people being blunt with me saying," You know your marriage isn't going to work now right."

We got married in the temple in Nashville, Tennessee 5 years ago. We've been threw alot. Ups, downs, and everything in between. With him being in the Navy it's going to be hard but if we want it to work it will. People do it all the time. I love him and plan to be with him forever. I guess it just makes me mad that these people know me and know better to say that...well I sent him my first letter. I can't wait till he gets it.

Here is a link on how to make marriage work while in the military.

Mail call

Yesterday was a good mail day. I got TWO packages! One from Jemma that was extra cute snack bags that she made and the other was from Billy. It was a box with the clothes and shoes he wore the day he left. It was kind of a weird feeling opening it up. He forgot his calling card in his pants so I sent it back.

Monday, July 12, 2010


This weekend I got some information on Billy's graduation. When I got his letter it looked funny. You could read the writing on the front and it was all in caps. I open it up and the first thing I see is his writing and it says, " Happy birthday! This is the best birthday present I can give you. I love and miss both you and Dax." I was like what the heck is he talking about it's not my birthday. So I read on this packet he sent and well he graduates on my birthday! So I'll be in Illinois for my birthday spending the day with my sailor in his dress uniform! So now is the planing for the hotels and the driving. I'm so excited to see him.

Also this weekend I sold Billy's car! Yeppers I did I was so excited to see it gone. I didn't get all I wanted for it cause it had a few more things wrong with it that I could tell. But I got a chunk of change.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The fourth of July

So today me and Dax went to the Mount Juliet ward with my parents. Oh have things have changed. There were alot of new people there but being the summer time alot of my old friends were there I havent' seen in a while. During first hour where we are all together my dad was showing Dax some pictures on his phone. It was testimony meeting today so it was some what quite in there. Dax sees a picture of him that has Billy in the background. As loud as can be, "My daddy my daddy at home! My daddy." yeah he's missing his daddy alot. I've been trying to tell him you know daddy's at camp and we'll see him later but he's 2. I think this whole move and daddy be gone is getting to him. He's not eating at all with me. This long weekend he's maybe eaten enough for one day's worth. I'm trying to get him to eat anything right now.

Other wise after first hour I took Dax to his class to come back and not know where Sunday school was. So I went and asked my friends and they were all like oh its down the hall. Well I over heard one of the guys say it was in the chapel. So we walked down the hall and I was going in the chapel and the guys weren't. I was like hey I thought it was in here. "Oh this is the singles class so yeah I guess you do have to go in there..." So I went to Sunday school by my self. It was sad not having any one in there to sit with. It didn't help that the guy teaching  reminded me of Doug off of that old cartoon. So I went to talk with  Bishop Lasson. Asked about my records being transferred and talked about how I was going to be there for 7ish months. He felt bad he didnt' get to say good by to Billy. It was all so fast.

It was good. After church we went to Billy's mom's house for dinner. After dinner Dax was starting to tell me he was tired. So we went to Providence and walked around some. After some time the parking lot lights when out and the fireworks started. It was just me,  Dax and my sister Rachel. We couldn't really see the fireworks so after about 20 mins we started to leave. We weren't really in the mood for them tonight any how. As we left the real ones started and they were huge! So we pulled in a dirt lot and watched. Dax was like Oh pretty!  it was so cute! Then we bailed early. I think everyone is still getting use to the idea that Billy's gone and now we have other people we live with. The dogs got in like a real dog fight the other night. It was scary. Juliet is so little. Dax isn't eating and I don't feel like my self. It's been almost one week so I hope it gets better soon.

Friday, July 2, 2010

I got a call!

Last night at 11 I got a call and Billy made it and he was tired but he's ready to go. This first week might be hard on him. It's mostly processing, paper work, shots, and removal of wisdom teeth! I should hear from him in 3 weeks and get a package from him in a week.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The last two weeks

In the last two weeks it's been so busy. It was ok cause it helped me not to focus on Billy leaving. We hit our goal and got all of our stuff out of the apartment on  Thursday. We were so happy. So here's the great part. Friday we left for Gatlinburg. It was our 5 year wedding anniversary. We spent the weekend kid free in a cabin on the top of a mountain. It was great.  The second day we were there we went and walked around Gatlinburg and went to the aquarium. We got home at like 3 it was so hot and we were so tired. All we wanted to do was get back and fall asleep while watching TV. The TV broke. Yep it worked that morning and stopped when we got back. It took them 3 hours to tell us what they were going to do about it. Well they offered us an extra night but we couldn't do it cause Dax was being watched and we didn't have extra money for things. So we played alot of shuffle bored and foss ball. We tried to fill the 4 person tub up but the water was brown it was so gross so we hung out in the hot tub out side alot. The trees and the sounds were so pretty and relaxing. It was nice to spend our anniversary and our last weekend together.

On the way back we stopped by the farm. We stopped by and hung out on the porch swing. This year there was corn. Almost all the way up by the farm house. There was grass over grown everywhere, it was kinda strange I've never seen it like that before.  After that we went up to the cemetery to see his family and his grandpa. Alot of his family was in the military. He wasn't going to be able to come up there for a while and we always go see Grandpa Billy when we come to the family reunions. I love road trips we always have fun.

So we got back in town Sunday night. Monday we went and talked with Grannie for most the day. She's so funny. I love Grannie advice. She also made Billy two blankets. He will get those for Christmas. They are TN VOLS  fleece blankets!!!

 Tuesday Billy was getting really nervous and he thought I was mad at him. He worked out all day and I think he really stressed him self out. This last two weeks I've really tired to be supportive and we've talked about the boot camp thing and how we both felt and I think everything was left on a good note. Tuesday night  we went over to his mom's and most the family was there for hot wings! They all had some advice to give to him and then they all said their good byes. Then off to work out again. Oh a side note Dax was AWFUL that night. He was mean to both  Phoenix (1) and Chris  (3). Pushing, taking toys, dumping juice on Phoenix's head, screaming, kicking  hitting the 3 dogs. Then hitting mommy and pinching her. Yep he was in time out most the night. He can wear me out some nights.

Wednesday came. I've been pretty good not to let Billy see me cry. I wanted to be strong for him and let him know I'm proud of him. It's sad he's leaving but it's all for the good. I let him sleep in. We got ready and by 9:30 we left the house to go to his mom's. He wanted to work out one more time. Now this poor kid hasn't been eating much at all the past 3 days. So on top of being nervous he's really hungry. So he works out and weighs in. 193....He can't weigh any more then 196 so he's in the good! And boy does he look good :) So he took a shower and while he did that I went and got a calling card and Dax a Buzz lightyear sippy cup. When I got back his mom had gotten off work. We ate lunch then took some pictures at his mom's. We drove to Galitan and I got to meet his recurtior. He was nice but not what I had pictured. We got there and filled out some paper work. They gave Dax some balls to play with and boy he had a ball it was so cute.
I didn't know I could see him off at the air port so this was my last time seeing him. As we left the center his  recurtior went to the rest room and while we walked down the hall way back out to the parking lot the tears came. I didn't want him to see but he thought it was cute. Dax being 2 didn't and wont really know what's going on and for not having a real nap that day he did give hugs and kisses. It was sad seeing him off but it was bound to come sooner or later.

And off goes the car to the hotel, and mine back home. Before we went home I had to get my mind straight. You ask how...Shopping! We went to walmart and I got Dax his new jammies! Aren't they just the cutest!! I've found that he likes Buzz better than woody. He still calls Woody Dora for some reason. I got a top for $1 for me and a few tops for Dax for  $2 for the winter.  Then off to target to get a bigger Buzz. He has one that's the size of like two quarters on top of each other it's small. So I got him a bigger one and I put his name on the Bottom of his foot. That's his favorite part. But Buzz flys everywhere its to cute. When we put his new jammies on he flipped out he thought it was just the coolest. We then went to old navy. I found alot of cute stuff there but I think I walked out with 2 items. I know it's silly but getting maternity clothes in extra small you can never tell. But for $3 you can't pass that up. As we were there Dax lost his plug. I could not find that stupid thing any where. This is the year we ARE getting rid of it.

We got home that night. I had a head ache, I had cramps, and I was sad. I cleaned up more of my junk around my dad's house and made Dax dinner and gave him a bath and put him to bed. I really wasn't in the mood for much. Dad made me soup and we watched that Percy Jackson Lighting thief movie. It was good just long. I went to bed at 10. I just lied there for a while and just cried. I know this is for a good reason and I know he's doing it for the family and wow is it going to be great for us and a great opportunity for him. But heck I'm going to miss him so much and I'm going to miss his hugs and the random information he has in his head.  I got scared. Knowing that for the next while I'm mostly going to alone, raising Dax, doing things just the two of us. I"m going to miss being "married". I love that he's my best friend and we have fun together.  But I guess now what I'm looking forward to is seeing him in his dress blues at graduation. He's going to look so different in 9 weeks!

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Phone call

Last week Thursday Billy got a phone call. They had moved his boot camp date up. So instead of leaving September 8th he leaves next Wednesday. Yep, so that gives me two weeks to move out and move in with the parents while celebrating my 5 year wedding anniversary and spend time with hubby before he leaves. So this last weekend we got most of everything out of the apartment. We still have a few things but that should all be out in two days. We had our last church service with the Hermitage branch and in two weeks me and Dax will be going to the Mount Juliet ward. Billy isn't working this week he is to stay home and pack. He takes his PT test today and I know he's going to do good.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I have two weeks left before boot camp!

Yes!!! I have two weeks left with my husband before he goes to boot camp. He got the call today and he's off to boot camp July 1st. It's alot sooner than we planed for but it's a good time to have this happen. So I will now be moving in my my family out here for the next 7 months. We are really excited! After the 9 weeks of boot camp we will go and see him at his graduation. We will get to spend the weekend with him then off to Florida for training. After the first week of training we will know where we are moving to! So here we go...

Friday, June 11, 2010

People always say that, when you love someone, nothing in the world matters. But that’s not true, is it? You know, and I know, that when you love someone, everything in the world matters a little bit more.

— Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Bree Tanner

You can now read The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella for free on-line. I'm so excited this is out and I'm going to start it tomorrow. This means the movie release is soon!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

get it out there giveaway

So my friend Jemma is trying to get her business up and going. These are her first product to hit the store. She is asking that you go to her page and enter for her giveaway.
To learn more about the bags see HERE.The first item that will launch is the reusable sandwich and snack bags. They are so cute and so handy!
1 person will win the set of 3 bags, 1 person will win a sandwich bag, and 1 will win 2 snack bags.
These are so cute! Good luck Jemma!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Well it's been 3 weeks and Billy is still have problems finding a job. It's stressing all of us out and that's not fun. Dax starts going to day care only twice a week next week. So he's going to be hanging out with daddy 3 days a week now. With summer coming up and school is in their last week, and with him only needing a summer job why is it this so hard. We've applied everywhere! September 8th is the big day I send my husband off to boot camp. We really can't wait...

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

State of emergency

I know you've heard about the car bomb, and the oil spill and the AZ immigration law but did you hear about the FLOOD in Tennessee? Yes my family and I live in Nashville. We're fine but this is such a big thing that it's still awing.

Alot of people haven't. The only other thing that has happened to Tennessee of this degree was the civil war. Lives have been taken and are rising every day. Nashville and surrounding areas were consumed by the rains. The Cumberland river rose and creeks, ponds and other bodies of water flooded Nashville.
(this is in hermitage down the street from us)

(this is Percy priest dam. That water is never that high when falling in to the holding part. It was coming over the dam so they had to let it out. It's also rare to have all 4 open)

Water damage to all those historic buildings. There was 8 ft of water inside the Titans stadium (football), in sided the Good year stadium (hockey and such). Opry mills mall is under water as wall as the interstate that runs next to the mall. Lets not even get in to Opryland Hotel. Those pictures make me want to cry. Any one who has been there can tell you how special of a place it is. Very beautiful. I saw a picture were a guest was sucking up the water from the floor. The guest from Opryland were evacuated.

(this is opry mills mall and that big boat is the general Jackson. I had my senior prom on that)

(these next few pictures are in the Opryland hotel)

I don't live in down town but I work down there. I haven't been to work all week. We can't. It's flooded. So here I am at home just spending time with my family praying for those in need. Hermitage is right down the street from us. We have a bunch of family who lives there. We tried to go see them and we got redirected. the big red barn on the side of the road with the beautiful houses was almost consumed completely.

(this is at river front looking the titan's stadium)

(in the middle of this picture was a nice river. It has taken over the beautiful river front park and the following roads around the area.)

( this is a just some neighborhood close by)

(that building is the music hall of fame museum. Right next to the hockey arena and the new symphony center)

I still don't understand what some of the terms are that they are using like 500 year old flood. I just know that it's been 6 days now and I still can't go to work. People are still with out homes, water, food. I got word yesterday that all the fish in opry mills have all died and the ones that are still alive (peronas) are swimming around. I'm not sure I believe that part but that's what I heard. Today they are letting in key people into metro center. a few of our VP's are going to get to go in our building. I can't wait to go back to work....