Saturday, April 14, 2012

Forever friends....

We have been so blessed each assignment with such amazing friends. Every time I have to pick up and move, one part of me looks forward to a new place, while the other part of me absolutely hates to leave my friends. Our time at Osan was filled with meeting some incredible friends, and the McDonald's were one of those families. Our kids were just as close as we were, which made our move even harder.

Every Tuesday night we all met at the "M" for our weekly free kid dinner night. Sometimes the guys couldn't make it, sometimes we even had dinner with the other spouse, which led to plenty of rumors I'm sure!

We got the chance to fly to Sacramento and see them over a 4 day weekend, and the reunion was awesome! The kids picked up right where we left off, and KaCee and I didn't skip a beat! I miss her terribly!!! We had such a nice weekend, and we're already talking about a second trip in our near future!!

We love you McDonald's!!! :)

Saturday, February 25, 2012


David took the kids to Disneyland for a long weekend, while I flew back to Oklahoma to go to Terry's funeral. I'm sad I missed the fun family trip, but so glad David got to spend some quality time with the kids. Not only do I have a wonderful husband, but they have an incredible father that would take them on a trip by himself! I don't know of too many husbands that enjoy spending a few hours alone with their kids, while their wife gets a hair cut, monthly coffee, pedicure, or just a girls night out. I'm very blessed that I have one that will not only let me do "said" things, but one that will gladly take his children on a memorable trip alone, and enjoy it!! What a blessing this man is to me and our kids! :)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Raingutter Regatta

I have this cute little boy in my house, and he's a boy scout!! His first function was the Raingutter Regatta. Daddy and Luke started to work on the sailboat before the big day. Luke picked out his favorite color to paint the boat, and the sticker he wanted on it. We had no idea what to expect, since this was our first time?! Luke had a great time at the race, even though we didn't come home with a victory! He did come home with a certificate for "best sail"!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Remembering Baylee....

I write this with a very heavy heart. Our precious dog died the other night at the vet unexpectedly. Baylee got in to the trash and ended up with a severe case of pancreatitis. This has happened before and she came out of it fine, but this time her little heart couldn't take it. Those of you that know me well, know how close I was to this dog. I got her when I was dating David, almost 12 years ago. She was truly a special dog. She traveled the world with us on our military adventures, Germany, Arizona, Mississippi, Korea, and lastly Las Vegas. I never knew how hard it would be to lose a pet, actually a member of our family. They give an unconditional love like no other, and she will be truly missed. She has been my constant companion while David works crazy hours or nights. I'm so glad our family has been blessed by this sweet dog. We will miss you Baylee!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


We headed off to Mt. Charleston and decided to do some hiking. We even got Baylee in on the adventure! She slept for 2 days after we got home! Mt. Charleston is only about 40 min. from our house, so it's a nice place to get away and feel like you're not in Vegas! I know this will be a place we will go back to time and time again. The kids had a blast and we loved it too!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

1st and 3rd Grader

I can't believe that time has gone by so fast?? It truly does go faster than we want at times! I still remember the day I found out I was pregnant with Sydney, and now she's 8.5??!! The kids are starting a new school, 3rd new one for Luke, and 5th one for Sydney. The life of military brats!! They are attending school here in North Las Vegas. The 1st and 3rd graders have recess together, which I'm totally against, except for the fact that I can have Sydney look out for her little brother! We'll see how that goes!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Luke turns 6

We celebrated Luke's 6th birthday this August. I can't believe my baby is now 6? I know so many people that always say the same thing, where has the time gone? But, seriously, I don't know where it has gone? Sydney helped me with all the party decorations and getting everything ready to go that morning. She is quite the party planner! She was so excited for him to get out of bed that morning, she could hardly stand it! I had to get a picture of her and how anxious she was to get things started. Despite the fact we were knee deep in boxes from our move, we managed to surprise Luke and have a great day! Happy birthday my sweet little man!!