This is the ongoing story of faith, love and family as we walk through this life with 3 sons, one daughter, one daughter in law and one grandson

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Open My Mouth

We are a little bit nuts about Dis*ney at Casa de la Dreamsicle. It has always been that way, not just since Dreamsicle arrived. She has caught the fever though.

About a month ago I saw a tv commercial for Dis*ney On Ice. I immediately went online and bought tickets. The stars aligned that day and I was able to snag the Dreamster and I two front row tickets for the big event. Which will take place on Saturday. Last Saturday she saw the commercial and was so excited just watching the ad that I opened my mouth and proclaimed that we would be going to see the show! Next Saturday! Only 6 sleeps from now! Yep-I told my 3 year old about an event that would be taking place 7 days later.

Let's review how my days have gone since I let the cat out of the bag. Saturday immediately following the proclamation...

D-Mama, I'm tired I need to sleep now
D (after waking from nap) I sleeped-how many sleeps to go?

Last night...
D-Mama, are you awake (last night as she is crawling into our bed)
M-No D, Mama is sleeping.
D-Wake up-is it time to go yet?

This morning...
D-Yeah! It is time to go see Mick*ey Mou*se!
M-No, we still have a few days left to wait
D-Mama, let's go to sleep now!

I have a feeling it is going to be a very long week.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Sappy mom post

These kids of mine make me want to burst sometimes.

Chester called from Iraq to let me know that he has been thinking of me and wanted to be sure that I knew how much he loves me. I so appreciate the way that he calls and truly values my opinion when he is working through something stressful in his life

U*haul called to let me know the same thing before he gets "under-way". He thanked me and asked me to thank his daddy for being so cool. :)

My X*Boy moved back into our house for awhile and it has been so great having him home where I can hug him and see his wonderful smile (we are having his house tested to make sure it is free from toxins-long boring story)

And the icing on the cake yesterday-Dreamsicle told me that I made her laugh so hard that her eyes were "dripping".

These dang kids of mine make my eyes drip too.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

My Girl

Dreamsicle and I had a fabulous evening last night. It was just the two of us at home. After reading books we spent the entire evening on the floor rolling around, playing with her toys. The belly laughs that came out of her filled my heart with such joy.

And when I put her to bed last night she hugged me tightly and whispered in my ear-I love you mama you make my tummy happy.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

And So It Begins

Dreamsicle has become obsessed with babies. I am certain it is because she watched Pixie's stomach grow then one day a beautiful baby boy showed up at our house! She is now looking for affirmation that she came from my tummy. We have talked about the fact that she is adopted from the moment her feet hit US soil but she is now at the age where she is beginning to process what all of that means. Please don't let me mess these discussions up!

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Random Things

1.U*haul will be going "under way" soon for the first time. He will be part of the crew of his submarine, actually doing the job that he has been training for over the past year. He called me yesterday to let me know that he was on his way to get some last minute supplies. Things like more socks and t-shirts and under way-r (underwear). I crack myself up.

2.The temperatures are actually climbing and I can feel my spirits lifting!

3.We have heard from Chester quite a bit over the last 30 days, now we expect that we won't hear from him so much for quite a while.

4.I think I am developing an ulcer.

5. I am missing my Dad alot right now.

6.I think I may be addicted to changing the background of my blog. So many choices!

7. I am determined to catch up on all of my laundry this weekend .

Friday, February 06, 2009


I couldn't leave the whiny post up at the top. That is so not me. So-Happy Friday!

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Winter Hum-Drums

Yep, I've got them. It appears as if the temperature is actually going to begin climbing back up now so we should be on the back end of the ick but I'm stuck in the single digits emotionally today. I think the lack of sun for so long has really done me in. Maybe I need to invest in a light box. What I really need is a warm weather destination vacation but that won't be happening this year. Way to much going on right now. Now that I think about it, it may be the level of busy that is getting me down. I come home from work exhausted and my time with Dreamiscle is so precious that I can't seem to tear myself away from her long enough to throw in a load of laundry, straighten up the house or (heaven forbid) actually exercise.

I am sure that if I stopped whining it would help tremendously-hmmmm-off to sing a happy song and find my happy place

Monday, February 02, 2009

Don't Try This At Home....

So yesterday I was being all Mar*tha Stew*art-y and making all kinds of tasty and delish foods to nosh on for the Super*bowl. One of those dishes happened to be guacamole. I lurv me some good homemade guac. I happily mashed the avacadoes, squeezed the limes for fresh lime juice and diced the tomatoes and jalapenos... after mixing aforementioned ingredients in a happy little bowl and placing it gently in the 'fridge I jumped in the shower. Things were going well as I washed my hair, applied conditioner and went to wash my face. I started scrubbing my face with my hands lathered in face wash, making sure to give my eyes a good once over so as to avoid those pesky racoon eyes that come with not getting all of your mascara off when I literally felt like my face was on fire. Note to self...be certain that the jalapeno residue is thoroughly rinsed off your hands before taking a shower.

About Me

I am a Christian woman, the wife of an outdoorsman and mom to a computer loving twenty something guy, a Marine, a Sailor and a three year old Princess who rules the roost and has all of us wrapped around her little finger. Add into the mix a daughter in love and the cutest grandson in the world and you have our big old house of love