Thursday, September 4, 2008

Our first picture!

This is our first picture together after almost nine months! And for those of you who don't know I am a new me! I have been keeping this a secret but I have been on a diet for almost 3 months! I didn't want Leo to find out! That is why I hardly post pics of myself! But HE IS HOME AND THERE IS NO NEED TO HIDE IT ANYMORE! YAY!!!!!

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

HE'S HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He is finally home! After so many friggin delays he made it home! He arrived in Houston at 8:30am yesterday morning! Kate and I are thrilled! Kate will not leave his side! She wants to hold his hand and not go any where with out him! I only have one picture of Kate and him at the airport! The airport was pretty much deserted! No one there to ask if they could take family pic!

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Here is my world!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Nails and Hair did again!! LOL!

Well I am officially hooked on getting my hair and nails done! LOL! Nails look the same! Next time I am thinking of getting black tips instead of white! Hair needed touching up! My red highlights looked more bronze than red! Hubby will be home soon hopefully! So had to do all the touching up! Loving it and I feel fabulous!!!!! LOL!
I am ready to go just need the hubby to actually go! HAHA!

Here is a pic of me the day before my touch up!
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my touch up!
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I love it! This time I think it came out more maroon than bright red!
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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Kate started ballet/tap class today!

Today was Kate's first day at ballet/tap class! She was very excited to wear tap shoes! Luckily for us when we got there since this is the beginning of a semester no one else was there! So it's like Kate had her very own private lesson for 1 hour! She loved it! It was awesome to see her try some ballet moves and tap moves for that matter! Her classes will be every Tuesday from now on!

Here is a pic of her in her new dance outfit!

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Kate's Birthday Party!

Today was Kate's Birtday Party!

This was one of the few parties I can say we were out numbered by adults! That rarely happens in our military life! LOL! Kate's actual birthday was on the 5th of this month! I was waiting for my hubby to come home this month to celebrate with him. Unfortunately he was delayed till September. I hated the thought of not having him here but it also wasn't fair for Kate to wait for it as well. Most of my family was on summer break so it worked out pretty well for today! Kate's theme this year was The Little Mermaid! We didn't have that many people but the kids were out numbered by adults today! We all had a great time especially Kate. We had brisket,mashed potatoes,red rice,and beans! yummy!!! We had a pinata and pin the flowers on Ariel's head game! We all had a turn hitting the pinata. Yes even me! my mom and uncle made me do it! LOL! I took lots of pics but I managed to forget a group pic. To much going on! Over all it was an awesome party. Would have been much better if Papa was here. But we will make up for it next year! I am exhausted and my mom did all the cooking and cleaning! LOL! I still can't believe my baby is 4 now! How time flies by!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

My First Manicure (ever)

I got my first manicure today! I felt like a virgin when I went in the salon! LOL! (yeah right :P) Luckily Jamie had told me what to ask for or I would have been totally lost! I loved it! I love the way my hands look now! I will be doing this more often! HAHAHA!

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So I am a little ugh about people touching my feet. I really have to get over that. So I went and bought the kit to do it yourself! Just to try to see what it looks like! I liked it and will be doing my feet next week! LOL!

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Saturday, August 9, 2008

Backyardigans Live!

Kate, my brother and I went to the Backyardigans Live show today! It was really good. The show was actually pretty funny for adults as well. My brother and I had our few share of laughs! Kate was amazed and enjoyed every minute of it! She was pretty upset during the intermission. The potty break was taking to long! HAHA!! Over all pretty good show. Busy week this week!

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Kate and my brother before the show! Showing off her souvenirs!

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Kate and I waiting for the show to start!

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Friday, August 8, 2008

Spa Day for Kate!

I had planned for Kate to go to a kid's spa for her birthday on Tuesday! I had to reschedule it for today because of Edouard. I have to say it was awesome! I loved it and so did Kate. It's only for kids up to 16! She was only going in for a manicure & pedicure but they had a special package deal! It inlcuded mani,pedi,facial,hair do, makeup and a massage on hands and feet! We were there for almost 2 hours! I've never been to spa before but my 4 year old daughter has! HAHAHA!

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Her hair came out so good they took pics of her to put in their album! They have an album of the things they do and Kate will be in it! YAY!!!!

They started off with the mani and then they did her hair. After they did her pedi and massage. While doing pedi they did her facial and at the end was the makeup! This place was awesome and there will more visits to come!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

8 months down baby!!!

7 months to go!!!!! Another bleeping month down of this friggin deployment! I will say July flew by and left just a trail of smoke. Well at least for me it did! I was so busy I am surprised my head wasn't lost in the process! LOL! I am just grateful for another month out of the way and R&R around the corner! We are past the half way marker and it feels great! I hope this month flies by as well! Come on R&R!!!!!

Today was Kate's wellbaby check! Not a baby anymore by all means! My poor Kate got a total of 5 shots today! 4 on one leg and 1 on another! I wasn't in the room because I just couldn't do it. Luckily my mom said she would stay with her and Kate does better with out me anyway! I heard her scream from across the hall. My poor baby!!! She did good today considering the trauma from this morning! She went to camp today and was in bed at 8:30! I just hope my mom is close by for her shots next year!

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Taking her blood pressure!! It was actually pretty high for her age!! But she was very nervous from being there. She already knew what she was going for! I tried to coach her for it all week like I did the dentist! My mom even bought her a special present if she did good with the shots!

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We never got stuff like this!!! LOL!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Kate's 4th Birthday!

My baby turned 4 today! 4 already!!! Not a baby anymore and she sure doesn't act like one! We had to stay home because of the rain! I bought her a small cake and gave her one present to open. She got a box of goodies from Jamie and coloring stuff from Nana & Grandad! She loved everything. She didn't seem to mind staying home all day! Tomorrow she has her Doctor's appointment for shots! (Not looking forward to that) We shall see how it goes! Her actual birthday party is on the 17Th! Here are some pics!
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We were fortunate with Tropical storm Edouard! At the last minute the storm shifted north and we just had some wind and rain!! Nothing major and we had our power the whole time!(yay) We dodged the bullet yet again. At least that is what are the news channels are saying! It wasn't bad but it did prevent us from going anywhere and also her camp for today was canceled!

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Monday, August 4, 2008

Here we go again!!!

Another tropical storm in the gulf. Tropical storm Edouard churning in the gulf! This one we are a little concerned about because of it's path. It's expected to come directly towards our area. Landfall expected sometime tomorrow morning. It is also expected to strengthen to a weak category 1 hurricane. I hit the local walmart last night and bought my supplies. Now we just pray for no major damage and just a lot of rain. We do need the rain. The part that upsets me about all this is tomorrow is my daughter's birthday! I guess you can say we will never forget this birthday if anything major happens.(hopefully not) Not that we forget any of our kids birthdays but I guess this one will stand out! LOL! Pray for us and I will keep everyone updated as long as I have power!

Friday, August 1, 2008

August starts with a break! Ouch!

What a way to start this month. I started the day by getting poked in the arm for blood. Which I am usually very good with needles but this actually hurt and the tape the woman put on me was like friggin super glue. I had my mom rip it off because I couldn't! It hurt!!! The day gets better! HAHA!!

I invited my brother to come swimming in the pool at my apartments to relax and get out of this friggin heat! We were having a good time I really wasn't getting in the water because of my hair! I stayed on the steps and relaxed! Well I went to grab Kate's beach ball and thought there was a step beneath me. Well there wasn't !!!! So I went down and went down hard!!! Most of my weight went to the toes and I broke one. I broke the middle toe in the right foot! Very painful! What a wonderful way to end the day! I started off with pain and ended the day with even more pain! LOL! But I am being optimistic this month will be great! Great things happening this month! Kate's Birthday is this Tuesday!!!! Hubby will be leaving Iraq to come home at the end of this month! YAY!!!
So today was just like wake up it's August! Hopefully my toe won't take long to heal! Well what a crazy way to start this month.

I would of taken a picture but it looks very gross. Cropping it didn't help make it look better! LOL!!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Kate was moved to the advanced class today! I was in shock. Good shock! Yesterday she was able to swim across 10 feet all by herself! YAY!!!!!So today when she got to class her teacher took her over to the advanced class. I don't know if she will be able to handle it because she still can't stand in the water like the other kids. The other kids in this class are ages 8 and up. I am still very excited that she was able to swim across 10 feet by herself. I wish I would of had video of it but I forgot my camera yesterday and today she practiced other things. (Damn)! LOL! Tomorrow is the last day of Swim camp! She will still be going every Saturday until the first week of Sept! I am hoping Papa will be home in time to catch the last class! Cross my fingers!

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Here she is in the middle of 4 feet swimming!
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These are the other kids in the class!
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I just thought this pic was cute!
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Kate with her teacher Daniel!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Princess Day at Chik-fil-a!

Yesterday Chick-fil-a hosted a princess day! Well really they had Cinderella and a table providing manicures for the little girls! It was so crowded I couldn't believe it. Kate loved it. Can you believe she was more scared of Cinderella then of the cow. HAHAHA! She blew my mind away with that. She would not take a pic with Cinderella. I had to bribe her with getting the nails done and then she would have to go get a pic. I finally got a picture. After that she wanted to go and say Hi to her every five minutes! Every Monday they host all kinds of events here. I like them because they are inside away from the friggin heat and they are just down the street from me!

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Cinderella and Kate after she got her nails done!

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Showing off her manicure!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Hair day today!

Kate and I went to the salon today for hair cuts. I actually went for a whole new look and I got it. Kate had her first haircut since her first buzz back in 05. She did really good. They only trimmed off about 2 inches! You can still tell the difference.
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Here is the before pic! Her hair was really long!

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Here is the during the hair cut!

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Here is the after. Her pony tail was usually longer!

Here are some of my pics. right now my hair is really red because it was just done. It will look better in a few days! I still love it. And I love the fact that I had a pair of big ones to do it! LOL!
Here is a before pic!
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Yes very funny pic of the during my drastic change!

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Here is the after pics of my new hair do! Really red huh?

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Oh yes and my hair feels so much lighter! I am glad because the heat here is starting to be horrible!
I will re post more pics in a few days after my red tones down a bit! Oh my hubby has no idea I did this. I want to surprise him when he gets off the plane! LOL!

Here is a pic of my mom! She permed her eyelashes today! Yes permed eyelashes. Her eyelashes were very droopy according to her. So she went to day and had it done. It is about a 1 hour process. The final result is her lashes look like she is wearing mascara all the time. She won't let me take an after pic. But I will try and steal one! LOL!
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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

All eyes on TS Dolly!

Right now all over the news and freeway signs you see reminders of a tropical storm in the gulf. We are not going to get the direct impact but they are saying we will feel the outerbands and strong winds tomorrow and Thursday! They are predicting Dolly to develope into a Cat 1 Hurricane. They are also predicting landfall for south Texas/northern Mexico! I have family there. They are further inland but they to will feel the effects. They are asking for all of us near the coast to fill up gas tanks! I am going to. I am about an hour or less from Galveston! I am not taking any chances. I am not freaking out about it but you know how it goes. You seemed to get bleeped when you are unprepared. So we will just have to wait and see. I took some pics of how it is outside right now and a sign on the freeway asking us to fill up our gas tanks. Today is pretty windy. Actually really windy! I opened my car door and it flew wide open with me still hanging on to it. LOL! I am keeping a close eye on it tonight!

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Today is a very beautiful day kinda of cloudy and windy! Hopefully it won't get to bad here. We need the rain but no power outages!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Busy Day!

Today was a busy busy day! I started off today buy taking Kate to swimming camp that lasted for an hour! We rushed home to shower and eat. I took Kate to gymnastics camp! After I dropped her off I was off to the Dr myself. By this time I am exhausted. I was at the Dr's for an hour. (very unpleasant of course). As if that wasn't enough she wanted blood from me. Great! Another half an hour taken away. Not to mention my trip to the pharmacy and target. OMG! Today was run around all day! I was able to come home and relax for about 40 minutes and then run run until about 6:30! And my day started at 8am! I have been busy but not like this. I am glad this day is over!
Kate's camp theme this week is magic week. They had a local magician come over and perform for the kids today. I managed to sneak some pics before it was over!
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Sunday, July 20, 2008


I took Kate to the circus for the first time today! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey The Greatest Show On Earth Presents Bellobration! It was an awesome show that lasted over 2 hours on top of the open house show. Kate loved it. This is one of the few moments where I think it's good to be on the mainland for this kinda of stuff! And then I snap back in to reality because I missed the weather in Hawaii while standing in line to get in. HAHA! It was friggin hot today! I took a few pics with my camera phone because my smart self forgot my camera at home! (damn)!
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Here is Kate in her inflatable booster seat!
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The nose came with the program book and she actually wanted to wear it! LOL!
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I tried to get a pic of the elephants but it didn't come out as well! (Damn again)

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Swim class!

Kate had her second swimming lesson today! It was awesome! Last week there was like 4 kids total in her class and only one teacher! Today it was just her with a different teacher but he was great!It was like her own private lesson!:) He got her to start floating on her own and letting her go to float up and swim more. She is doing great. She starts going to swim camp this and next week. I am so excited! I managed to sneak a pic with my camera phone through the glass window! It's not the best but at least I have one! LOL!
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You can barely see her! LOL!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Guppies to Puppies!

Guppies to puppies was the theme this week at Kate's camp! Her gymnastics school is having weekly camps for the entire summer! I enrolled her in 3 total! This was her first week! She loved it. She was there from 1-4 everyday this week. Not to mention I had a blast as well.LOL! They had a variety of animals come and visit the kids and people from shelters and pet stores came to visit as well. I just love the fact of Kate being a social child. She used to be so shy and cry when ever I would leave her with someone! She is still kinda of shy when she first meets you. But it is a different kinda of shy. I have to say I feel very accomplished in that department. Before I use to feel that I had not socialized her enough and I did wrong by keeping her home for 3 years! But I am making up for that this year! Her next weeks of camp are in August. Next week she starts swimming camp and she will do that for the next 2 weeks on top of her swimming lessons on Saturday! I am going to be exhausted when this month is over.
Here are some pics of camp!
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Yesterday they had guinea pigs come visit!
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Here is a closer pic of guinea pigs!
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This dog was so cute with his sleeveless top and glasses. He never took the glasses off!
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Here are some of the crafts they did also!