The Family

The Family
This is us about 6 hours after Elijah arrived. I'm happy because the phenergan had worn off and no I'm not on pain meds here.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

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Its me again. Its been almost a month so I thought I would bless everyone with a new blog. Seriously I don't know how Stacy does it. She tells me of all these sewing adventures, then Bunko, soccer, and still has time to blog-and she has a job.......So help a sista out!! Share your secret!! Hell I am doing good if I get to take a shower without rushing........I just don't know how yall do it. So whats new here. Kale had school pictures made and we got them back the other day. I must say he got his Granny's photogenic quality-which is none. They both either have their eyes closed, look drunk, or look high. Oh well. He is doing good in school and we-meaning I- am hitting the sign language hard and heavy. They said a couple weeks ago he said more and eat, but he hasn't done it for me. He is of course teaching Elijah how to get into EVERYTHING!!!! Elijah is doing well. He isn't crawling yet he does the Army crawl as we call it. He can scoot fast though. He is jabbering with bububababubu and mamamamamama and dadadadadada. He also started dancing the other day which is so funny. Between the fights over toys and sippy cups they keep me pretty busy. I actually had the first session of me time since Blake has been gone, well other than going out to birthday dinner but I caught hell over that so that doesn't count. My bff Tracy had a passion party and after that some of us girls went out for drinks and dancing. It was a much needed break!! So, I'm good for at least 3 more months.

Blake is doing well. He got his promotable status which means he will be SGT soon and I am so proud of him. His hard work is finally starting to pay off. He reupped for 6 more years, so we will be at Ft Sill at least a year after he gets back. After that who knows, we may stay and we may go. We are both just ready for deployment to be over with, only about 9 more months!!!! I enjoy trying to find fun things to send over there. I have some Halloween goodie bags that I will be sending this week and then I will start thinking about Christmas goodie bags. I know I know its early, but there are alot of guys so I gotta get started. This semester of school is going so much better than last semester-thank God!!

This weekend has been one of pure, downright boredom. I sit and wonder where everyone that said, come back to Arkansas so we can spend time with you and the boys suddenly went. Um hello, we are here and everyone disappears. Lesson learned! Next deployment I will stay put-screw this! As soon as a house opens up on post, and hopefully thats soon, we will head back to Okie.....until then I will just bide my time here in Hillbillyville. I guess that is about all that has gone on with us. I know its so exciting!!! haha Oh there was excitement this month. On Oct 3rd a brand new, shiny, pink Dell laptop was delivered to my door-complete with matching bag and mouse-courtesy of my husband. Surprise for me!! I mean he doesn't know how to send flowers but he sure knows how to pick out a laptop-not too shabby!! So, of course, he has major brownie points-hell he has a whole pan of brownies. Well I guess I will leave you with something I stole from a friends page, or as they say in the Army I acquired it :) Blake we love you and miss you!! Hurry home!! 143

I'm not the perfect Army wife. The deployments sometimes get to me and there are times where nothing seems to go right when he is gone. I think about how wonderful it would be to have my soldier home all of the time. There are times when he is home I push him away so it doesn't hurt so bad when he leaves again. At night I cry cause I can no longer handle trying to stay strong. There are times where I feel like walking away from this life I built, but when I stop and think about it I remember just how much I love my man and I am proud to be an army wife.