26 July 2010

open the door, mommy

I still don't know what his fascination with that door was... but i had to latch the top... cause he could totally open it!

25 July 2010

more pool...

yes, i am into picture overload when i do this. sorry. just figure michael would like more pics than just one or two... so here ya go baby! OVERLOAD OF POOL PICS!

at the pool

Here are a few more shots from yesterday's trip the the pool... :) Many thanks for our own personal paparazzi for taking all these great photos.

Yes, he just HAD to get whatever bug had floated into the filter. And yes, he can climb out the side of the pool by himself.


here are some car shots and yes, another of caden in the hotel room...

and one random "getting ready to go to the pool" shot from yesterday afternoon with MeMe... :)


Here's the view from my balcony on the 7th floor at the Park View resort/hotel or whatever it's called. Liked the place. Good time for Caden and myself. Would have been much improved though if Daddy had been there! We love yoU!!!!

(and a few pics of Caden while we were there...)

22 July 2010


Dearest Uncle Brian...

what were you thinking by sending us those p90x videos?! Dude, my body hurts so much right now that I can't sit down normally... I just have to fall into the seat and pray that I've lined myself up properly! I can barely pick up my own child!

however, i am going to stick this thing out. I am 3 days into it and have, well, many more to go... 87 in fact. i have many reasons to do this... most of which are for vanity sake. but i have to renew my military id in sept... i have a beach trip at the end of sept... and if we are going to have a baby soon, then i need to be in the best shape possible BEFORE i get pregnant. not to mention i just want to be comfortable in my own skin and make michael proud of me.

all this to complain that i hurt so much, but mainly to thank you, uncle b... for giving me a way to accomplish my goals. i have been in a rut and the things i have been doing haven't been good enough. THIS will be good enough... as long as I BRING IT. and I am!

:) your loving niece...

what we'd do for shoes...

This was shared with me today by another wife...

After becoming very frustrated with the attitude of a shopkeeper, the
young blonde declared, 'Well, then, maybe I'll just go out and catch my
own alligator and get a pair of alligator shoes for free!' The shopkeeper
replied with a sly smile, 'Well, little lady, why don't you go on and give
it a try?' The blonde headed off to the swamp, determined to catch an

Later in the day, as the shopkeeper was driving home, he spotted the same
young woman standing waist deep in the murky water, shotgun in hand. As he
brought his car to a stop, he saw a huge 9-foot gator swimming rapidly
toward her. With lightning reflexes, the blonde took aim, shot the
creature and hauled it up onto the slippery bank. Nearby were 7 more dead
gators all lying belly up. The shopkeeper stood on the bank, watching in
silent amazement as the blonde struggled mightily and barely managed to
flip the gator onto its back.Then, rolling her eyes heavenward, she
screamed in frustration..... 'CRAP! THIS ONE'S BAREFOOT, TOO!


There's my boy! We actually got some pics before the end of the deployment! Yea for us! Good job baby!