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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father's Day...

Just curious...Since I am playing mommy and daddy right now, do I get to celebrate Father's Day for myself? I would love to spoil my hubby, but seeing that he is gone and I can't even talk to him on the phone, should I celebrate it for myself? NAH!!! I celebrate Kevin!!!! Even though he isn't here right now his thoughts always are. He loves being a daddy and misses these rug-rats terribly. He is the best daddy! Gyllian told me today that she wishes daddy was home because she is tired of just being with me. I told her, "Honey, I wish daddy was here too because I'm tired of it being just me!" Kevin is protecting our wonderful country and deserves to be celebrated everyday! I love you, honey!!!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Today was the last day of school for Gyllian. I have to say I am so excited! We now have the freedom to sleep in, have adventures, or just be bums. I have so many plans for if only the weather would cooperate! It has been raining almost non-stop for the past two weeks, and the temperature barely makes it to 70 degrees. It's driving me crazy! Last weekend my friend, Chandra, had a wonderful get-together. Her oldest son, Alex, created a field day for the kids. Let me tell you, he had it planned to a "T". There was a scavenger hunt:

There was a game of "Drip, Drip, Drop" (kind of like "Duck, Duck, Goose", but with water).

There was also a three-legged race:

So many fun activities that I can't fit all of them in this blog. My children had a blast and were completely worn out. It was such a fun day! The week went on and school was wrapping up.

Today Sam and I had a playdate with some of the FRG (Family Readiness Group) moms and their children. We had a great time!

We also worked on the "Welcome Home, Daddy banner". It is going to be so cute when it is finished! It feels so nice to be a part of something, and being productive. Now if only Kevin were home. I have been receiving emails on a regular basis. They really keep me going. We are making plans for when he gets back, and I'm really excited! It will be so nice to be a whole family once again!

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Not much has happened in the last few days. My mouth is getting better, the house is clean, and the kids are driving me crazy (that's not unusual). It has rained non-stop for the past few days, and they are call for more! I am so sick of the rain. I am missing Kevin more and more. The nights are the hardest. It's usually after I put the kids to bed and I'm all alone. That is usually our time together to just relax or talk about our day. This weekend is going to busy, so that should make for some good posts. One of the big things that I can't wait for is one of Kevin's big bear hugs. I always feel better just from one of his hugs. Another thing is that my mom is coming to visit is July. That will be fun. But I have to say the bear hug is number one.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Pain Followed by Relief

I haven't written in a few days, and it's all because of the severe jaw pain that I have been dealing with. My wisdom teeth need to be taken out so I'm used to having some jaw pain every once in a while. This was four straight days of excruciating jaw pain! I would have rathered gone through drug-free child birth than deal with that! So yesterday (at the urging of my friend, Hannah) I called the dentist and he had me come in. He looked and said, "Just let me pull this top wisdom tooth out and you should finally have relief. With the help of the laughing gas and mucho Novicane, the wisdom tooth was out before I knew it. Finally....Relief!!!! Of course now I look like a chipmunk.

And this is all I have wanted to eat:

It hasn't been totally terrible the past couple of days though. Friday evening I took another shot at baking brownies, and succeeded. The kids of course licked the batter.

Another great thing is that I've been able to talk to Kevin on the phone. It was a huge surprise! He got to see another far away place, and I can't wait to see the pictures. He is back out to sea now, and it will be a while before I get to hear his voice again, but time seems to be speeding up a little bit. Before you know it...he'll be home! I can't wait!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


So we are FINALLY out of May! Now that we are in June I'm hoping time will go by quicker. We started the month of with another loss of a tooth. Gyllian is now missing her two front teeth, and she looks so cute! What really gets me is how she lost it. She had been pulling and tugging, and even my friend Hannah came over and tried a couple of times, and it still hung on. It was literally hanging by a thread, and it still wouldn't come out! She went to bed that night very disappointed. The next morning I woke up to her telling me she lost it in her sleep and found it under her pillow. I couldn't believe it!
Now I have to take the kids to get their portraits done! These are the times that I really wish Kevin were home (not that I don't all the time). He has missed quite a few milestone in our lives. He missed Sam's birth (by hours), he missed Sam's first birthday, and he has missed Gyllian losing her front teeth. I know that it doesn't seem like much, but to us it's a lot, and it's definitely a lot to Kevin.