Saturday, February 23, 2008


I know postings have been few and far between lately. This past week, we had my 2 youngest nephews here for the week (newly minted 3 year old and 14 month old). While they were fine, having 4 kids in the house was exhausting. I don't know how my sister does it every day! (She has 2 older ones who were farmed out elsewhere.) It certainly drove home the point to both Stretch and me that we are so done in the procreation department!

The boys left today. Later this evening, my mother-in-law is coming so she can watch our girls for the next week. Stretch and I will be away attending classes. A couple of weeks after that, we will all be gone for 2 weeks to visit my mother and stepfather while Stretch takes another class. Then there will be house hunting (heh heh, Stretch is staying here with the kids while I go! heh heh). And Stretch has yet another class. Then we'll PCS.

So... no promises on regularity of postings. It will be very hit or miss here for the next few months.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

To all of you spending the day away from your loved one...

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

And then there were four...

It's hard to believe that Stretch has only been home a week. It feels like so much has happened, yet nothing has really happened, all at once. Mainly, it feels like he was never away.

Granted, we haven't gotten back into a normal work routine with him yet. And that's fine by me. It has been FABULOUS to have another parent around. Especially when I came down with something. I think Guard Wife has a point: they probably do bring all sorts of lovely germs back with them AND our bodies finally say "enough already, I'm run down and I'm going to bed now that there's back-up!"

Other than that little hiccup (I'm better but still not 100%), things have been really good. We've had a wonderful reunion. The girls have loved having their Daddy back. And he's been good about not letting them run wild. In fact, he's been the primary disciplinarian for the past week, a role I'm more than happy to relinquish! I'll admit that it's a bit galling that they (still) listen to him much better than to me, but I'm going to chalk that up to them being around me so much more that I probably just sound like the teacher from the Peanuts cartoons.

We're probably still in the honeymoon phase. But that's okay. I'll take it as long as it lasts!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Thanks to everyone who left messages of welcome for Stretch!

Sorry for the lack of posting... Stretch has been home almost a week now. I'm sick as a dog and buried under a mountain of laundry. (How does the addition of ONE person quadruple the laundry load?!)

But other than that, everything is going well. When I get my feet back under me and get back into a routine, I'll try to get a better post up.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008


...He's home!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Oh, no, she didn't!

So I caught my 7 year old on eBay today. She was trying to order an electronic My Little Pet Shop toy. Yes, she was. I pointed out that she couldn't because she doesn't have a credit card. So, she wanted to borrow mine. As if!

By the way, this is after I found her on other shopping sites looking at similar items. She just couldn't understand why I wouldn't order it for her right then and there. Seriously? Where have I gone wrong? (Don't answer that!)

Thank God her father will be here to deal with her soon! Very, very soon!

Friday, February 01, 2008

America's Marines (extended version)

I've become a sucker for Marine commercials...