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Hi! I am a momma of 2, I’m southern, a vegetarian, & a student. I’m married to a top-notch guy who serves his country for a living. Ethan is the serious type & Lily is the complete opposite of serious! We are currently living it up in NC! This blog is a little place for me to document our lives.

Friday, October 29, 2010

We are on the move...again

So I just moved to NC, like 15 days ago. My hubby just got word that we are moving to California. I am pretty excited, ok make that REALLY excited!

I'm looking forward to the beach, the famous people (who wouldn't be a little excited about seeing someone in real life that you only see on TV usually). I'm looking forward to all the new foods, places to visit and just a new experience.

I have lived most of my life on the East Coast between Ohio, North Carolina, and Virginia. With a 1.5 year stint in Kansas (visit there if you haven't, it's beautiful!). I'm (we) are ready for something new.

There is a small catch, we have to move in 30 days, yes you read that right, 30 freakin days. Why am I blogging and not organizing my move?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

4 stories: color

I am borrowing this from Frecked Nest - check it out if you haven't. She is one crafty lady!
01. Green

This is my FAVORITE color. I have a hard time not buying things with the color green in them. I have a very hard not decorating my entire house and family in green.

02. Fiestaware

If you are not familiar with Fiestaware. It's very colorful china. I grew up around it. My Nana had tons, my mom had tons and still has tons. She goes to conventions about it. I think all the color I grew up with has made me appreciate calmer colors. Other than green mentioned above, I tend to use more subtle colors in my life. But I still love the dishes and I am trying to decide what color to get for my collection.

03. Brown

I feel the color brown is a great color to use a base. I have a brown couch that I have blue pillows on as my accent. I use brown a lot in my crafts as my jumping off point.

04. Covers

I ignore the rule "Don't judge a book by it's cover" I DO judge a book by it's color. I am drawn to books that have fun brightly colored covers. I don't tend to read boring plain covered books. Usually I enjoy my books, sometimes your grandma isn't right!

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Woah, it's 10.10.10! That's crazy this will never happen again!

Here are 10 things I came up with in 10 mins!

01. I enjoy fall the best out of all the seasons. I love December also but I look forward to October/Fall every year. This year I am glad to be on the East coast to enjoy the beauty.

02. I love hot chocolate. It's the BEST warm beverage EVER!!
03. I have the CUTEST baby girl in the world. She is a sweetie. She may love herself some daddy but she will only cooporate with mommy. She is MY girl!
04. Lily loves to sit - she loves to play with toys that are brightly colored. She has no interest in crawling or laying on her belly. I think she is just going to stand up and walk and never crawl.
05. I'm moving AGAIN. This time to NC, I am going to move back to my home town, Burlington. The hubby will be gone for 5-6 months with the military and I don't want to live in NoVa. So I'm moving back home...

06. This is the coolest cake I have ever seen in person! The Mommies group I belong to had a Halloween themed birthday bash and this cake was donated to us! From what I hear it was super yum!

07. I own 10 pairs of different colored Converse (perfect number for today!) I have pairs that I have had since high school. I can't part with them even though some of them have holes.

08. I am scared of a lot of things. Crazy weird things like drive thru's - never ever ever ordered at one. Don't think I ever will.
Ants - the scariest bug in my opinion.

09. I am always tired, 2 kids can wear you out plus I drink way to much caffine which makes me stay up late therefore making me more tired.

10. I love google reader! I follow lots of blogs and thats the only way I can keep track of everyone.

Well there you go. I should hit the 'rack' as the hubby would say.

Monday, October 4, 2010


The hubby and I celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary on 09.30.10. 4 years ago we got married on N. Topsail Beach, NC. We had the only nice weekend for the entire month. Our wedding was sandwiched between 2 hurricanes. We had beautiful weather and great family to spend the day with. I'd like to think it was the party of the year!

A little to much to drink you think?!?

I'm not a big present kind of girl. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a nice gift but I just am happy to be spending time with my hubby. But he bought me the prettiest flowers! Great job hubby!

He is now 2 years old. He weighs in at 26lbs and is 33.5 in tall. We escaped with no shots at his 2 year visit! Lucky him!! He loves to watch Olivia, Kipper, Thomas the Train and the moive, Cars. He sleeps in a big boy bed and loves to pretend to sleep and snore just like daddy.
He is very funny and loves to laugh. We are still working on the talking, he says more words everyday but still likes to scream to try and get his way. He is pretty ornery and has been spending more and more time in time out. Overall he is a great kid!

Here he is doing another one of his favorite things to do, read.

She is one of the cutest babies I have ever seen :) I may be a bit bias. She can sit up when propped up. She can sit for a few minutes. She can roll from back to side. We are still working on the other directions. She hates tummy time. Just discovered her tongue and seems to love to chew on it!
She is VERY loud and demanding when she wants something. She is just starting to get the hang of sleeping in her crib without her bouncer. Some nights are better than others. No she doesn't sleep through the night but neither did Ethan, I just don't breed good sleepers!
We haven't been to the Dr. for her 6 mo check up (military hospitals are backed up, plus I will only see one Dr. The rest are crazy!) But if I had to guess, I'd say she weighs about 13lbs.

Here she is being grumpy while sitting up :)
I also have so military news, My hubby has been accepted back into the USMC on active duty. Long story for another post. But he has been active duty reserve. It's not a good time to be getting into the USMC because of all the cut backs, so for him to be accepted back in is amazing! I am very pleased and proud of him!
We have been told (rumor) that the 3 bases we might get are Camp Pendleton (S. California), Hawaii and Camp Lejeune, NC. This are listed in my order of preference. Why Hawaii is not number 1 you ask? 2 reasons - I have never flown over the ocean and that scares me plus the deployments are frequent with his MOS and I don't want to be 6 hours ahead of everyone I know and I don't want to be alone on that beautiful island! I want to enjoy it as a family.