Tuesday, September 30, 2008

New Hair

Today I woke up happy knowing that I was finally going to get a hair cut! It's hard to find time to find a time to do it when I don't have Logan. After breakfast and a mid morning snack, I dropped the little munchkin off to spend a few hours with Uncle Luke :) Yes!!! time to myself; surrounded by other clients and lots of noise of course, but those of you with kids know even with all that it's relaxing.
I went to the Gene Juarez academy/salon. It was the first time I had been there and I was pretty pleased, especially with the price...$12 for a shampoo, cut, and style. Most salons charge extra to get it blow dried, and if you don't, you can't see if you like the cut till you get home and it's to late :(
I have to say, the shampoo was my favorite! the wonderful scalp message sent shivers down my spine. Here's the result...it's about an inch shorter then I had wanted, and not quite as inverted as hoped, but I'm happy with it, and hair always grows :)


Monday, September 29, 2008

ANTS.......



Some ants have decided that our home would be the one to welcome them in after the stormy weather we had last week. WRONG, it's disgusting! We have always had a slight problem with ants, but for the last several months it's been pretty good; only one or two here and there. Even though I freak when I see them, I can manage a few once and a while.

After the rainy weather last week I noticed them in different places around the kitchen, the dishwasher, counter, and cabinets. I would quickly pull out my disinfectant and spray them till death! I would have thought they would have been warned by the sent of my poison, but no, they came back for revenge! and brought reinforcements! Although I keep my cabinets clean and things sealed, they decided that would be there fighting grounds; more specifically, they weaseled their way into the brown sugar. I did not know this of course, so when I made some oatmeal the other night for dinner, I naturally sweetened it with the brown sugar. Upon pouring the milk, I smelled something bad and quickly saw the dead ants rising to the surface. I naturally screamed and jumped back! then after dumping it down he drain, I went over and informed our land lord of the infestation. Apparently if you have an ant problem you aren't supposed to kill them, you need to have someone come and put out the poison and have them take it back to their nest. The last thing I want to do is nothing for a few days while there are running ramped though my kitchen, so it is killing me to not spray them!

It was suggested that I put out some honey so they would congregate in that one area, so that's what I did. As you can see in the picture below, there is a thick ring of them around the honey, and a line going up and down the wall. I figured they would just get stuck and die, but I swear they have eaten the honey and escaped, so I had to put out more... Thankfully I will only have to look at this till tomorrow morning, after that I will spend a good amount of time going through my cabinets and cleaning the entire kitchen...

The counter is so dark it's hard to see them very wel, and you can't see them running all around the honey gathering..... Can't wait for these evil little creatures to die!!!



This past weekend my house was filled with the cute sounds of a toddler and a baby! it was wonderful. My friend Amy and her baby Calen were up from Oregon and were able to stay with me for a few nights. It was fun to hold a little one again, definitely gave me the baby bug :) Realizing that Logan was that age last year, and seeing how he's grown up so fast, really made me appreciate where he's at even more and want to have as much fun with him as I can before he gets even bigger...

"Mommy, this little thing has a nose, eyes, and toes just like me:), I've tried to read my books to him, and give him my toys, but he doesn't want to play with them :("
these are some of the things I'm sure Logan was thinking and would have said them if he could, but instead talked with his face...


Ooo, he feels really soft, i like this thing :)
Hmm, this baby gets his diaper's changed just like me...


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Snipits of todays events


Today...

Clean house
sisterly visiting
a delightful while mocha
looking for a picture of the perfect hair cut
reading "The little engine that could"
leaf hunting out side
file a police report for being rear ended
smiling at the falling leaves
feeling excited for fall
dreaming of my new home
thinking of a holloween costume for Logan...


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Days out on the lake...

Yesterday was one of the rare occasion I was able to have an afternoon of fun, without my precious Logan... I love that little boy to the bones, but it felt so good to just relax and hang out. With Scott gone, I don't get that very often, at least not in large amounts of time...
Although I was feeling a bit under the weather, I still had a little energy to take a tube ride. It was fun, but completely exhausting! after feeling as though my arms were about to fall off, and gaining an enormous explosion looking like bruise, (having no idea of the cause) I thoroughly enjoyed spending my time on the bow of the boat soaking up the sun, feeling the wind through my hair, laughing, while talking to friends. It was a great day...

I love this picture, we all look so happy. That's the way life should be...
Anne and I had great fun taking all sorts of silly, and wacky pictures :) I'm not sure what we are supposed to be doing, but hey, it was fun!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Thinking positive!

So I've been thinking, since I will be here for an extra month I decided I need to come up with some positive ways of thinking...

here is what I've come up with...


more time to look for the perfect apartment...
another romantic weekend away with just Scott (two weeks till Iill see him:)...
being able to wear my long awaited new coat in fall weather...
more time to walk around down town Seattle and shop at my favorite stores...
being here to celebrate my niece's 1st birthday...
more dinners with good friends...
extra time to buy things for the new home before I get there...
being able to go to some of the fun halloween parties that will be happening here...

I'm sure there's more, I just can't think of them right now...

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Once again Scott is gone, we had wonderful weekend, but now I am left to ponder the fun memories and look forward to our next meeting, (an exciting three weeks away:)

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A run down of our weekend... An exciting pick up at the airport...lazy mornings...lunch at our favorite pizza place on Alki...this was followed by a walk through a sidewalk fair, and changing a flat tire...running around Les Schawb hiding in the tires...Dinner with the fam...friends over for a BBQ...late night movie nights...family pictures...playing at the park...lots of Starbucks (and donuts, I have to stop eating those:)...and a tearful good bye...

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It was so good to have Scott home again, it felt so natural and good :) Just having him around the house and being a part of normal life was fantastic! It was fun watching Logan play with his daddy again! That first morning he woke up in our small one bed room with a look of "what are you doing next to my mommy?" but he soon warmed up and had a fun time. Although he clearly recognized Scott as his daddy, and loved playing with him, we still had several rough patches of him just wanting mommy. I half expected this, but had hoped it would be smooth sailing ands totally (what used to be) normal behaviour for Logan around him... It was sad for me to see him put his arms out to me at times over Scott, I am anxiously awaiting being together as a family again and allowing things to get back to normal, (as normal as they get with the military)...

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Speaking of moving out there, things have taken a slightly different course. For the last two months or so I've been planning to move out there at the end of September. Scott was to start his next training event next week, then two weeks later come and move us out. But for different reasons, his captains boss overruled the decision to let Scott skip a faze in the training. So now, instead of starting selection, he will start the prep course and then go through selection. All that to say, our moving date has been pushed back a month. Please pray that everything else works out smoothly (not injuries) and on time. If I don't get out there soon I'm going to go CRAZY...



An evening walk down at the water front...

Fun times at the park...


Logan had a blast with his daddy, as you can see he thinks he's funny :)
Playing with the tires... He climbed out all by himself (up to the top at least:)

Friday, September 5, 2008

Scott is coming home tonight for the weekend!!! I am so excited. I bought the ticket just a few days ago. I love it when you don't have to wait forever in anticipation of something good, It's much better when I just happens spontaneously :) It'll be so good to have him home, Logan is going to have a field day playing with him so much... I can't wait to see my two boys hanging out again...I feel pretty spoiled being able to see him again so soon, only two weeks ago was I in North Carolina with him.
It'll be a great weekend with so many fun things to do: Pizza at our favorite restaurant...walks on the beach...family pictures...tubing on the lake...cuddling and watching movies...and so much more...

I'M SO EXCITED!!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Birthday blessings to Heaven!

As most of you probably know, Scott's mom passed away last January of cancer. Today would have been her ? birthday. To be honest, I don't even know what year it would have been. She never disclosed the sacred information, and to us, she was said to have remained at age 27 :)

Not only is today the first birthday without her, but this weekend last year was the beginning of her last battle. It was after one of the many beloved birthday weekend hikes we took as a family over the years that she began to feel the pain in her bones caused by the cancer. The shock of loosing her has lessened over the last several months, but now we are back to the beginning of all the hard things of last year. It's been an emotional week, I've found myself in tears many times, from listening to her favorite worship songs, looking at pictures, hearing her name, to seeing Logan playing with the toys she gave him with such joy.

Tonight we are going to dinner as a family to all be together and to reminisce of the good birthdays we shared with her. It'll be good to be together, but I'm a little apprehensive, I don't really want to face the fact that she 's not here this year, and not having Scott here with us will be hard for me, he has been the one I can cry with and talk to when it's hard..

So in conclusion HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM, I hope there's a mountain up there in heaven that you can climb to keep up you birthday hike tradition! We love you and miss you


My two moms together

I love the held hands

She loved Logan so much!