Monday, October 13, 2008

Which One?

With it getting closer time for us to PCS back to the states Bill and I have been tossing around the idea of getting a new vehicle. We sold his POS on Friday and ran with the money back to the bank. It was a blessing to see that thing leave. It needed a lot of work but it now also leaves us down to one vehicle. With me going back to the states for 2 weeks and as soon as I get home he leaves for a TDY for the month we can do okay with one vehicle. With that said, we decided that yes we were going to buy a new vehicle. We were going to get a Dodge Caliber but after him test driving it and me sitting in one we realized that it was not the vehicle for us.

With the kids getting older and not in the need of a mini van anymore we want something that had plenty of space. We looked at the Dodge Journey and also test drove it that same day. After building one to our own specifications we still didn't know for sure if that's what we wanted. We talked about it for an hour or so and decided that yes this is what we are going to get. We have now placed our order and it's now all about waiting. We won't be getting it until January so it's Merry Christmas to Bill and I.

Not only will we have to wait but we will also be arguing over the fact of who gets to drive the new vehicle. Bill hates driving the van but on the other hand now that we will have a DVD player in the new vehicle I want to drive it so Tristan will have something to watch in the mornings on the way to the bus stop but I guess we will have to learn how to take turns now too.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Air Force Ball '08 and Family Photos

Here are the pictures that we took from the AF Ball this year. It was our first time going and I'm glad that we went but I'm also glad that we went with some friends.

The rooms were decorated from the Past, Present and the Future but I didn't take any pictures of the rooms. I don't know what I was thinking but I do know the drinks tasted really good!
For the second time we actually got rid of the kids that night and they spent the night at a friends house and it was great! We didn't have a worry in the world and we were hoping the kids were having fun which was guaranteed. We stayed out until about 1am and had to grab a taxi home which was even more interesting. We got the taxi and spent 25euro to get home! The price we pay to have fun and not live on base anymore. But the most important part is that we had fun.
The next day we had family pictures to take. Yes, what in gods name was I thinking but thank god we didn't make pigs of ourselves with the drinks. We went and picked the kids up after a wonderful nights sleep and got them ready. The kids didn't want to come home with us and wanted to stay there but that wasn't happening because this was our only weekend to take pictures.
Enjoy the pictures because I don't have to much more to say.

Friday, September 19, 2008

It's amazing!

This is only going to be a small post and hopefully I can get back into the swing of things. Today was a great day to say the least. Jordan and I came home today and went into the craftroom where Lisa and Tristan were. Jordan and I finished helping Lisa paint some leaves for fall and Tristan has been bound and determined to write his name. Well today was the day and he did it!

I can't believe how good it was and it didn't take him very long at all. Lisa wrote it on the board first and then had Tristan copy it and this is what it looked like. We were so proud of him and Jordan was even more excited for him. These kids are just growing up too fast and I wish they would slow down. But that is all for now.

I will post pictures tomorrow of Bill and I as we are going to the Air Force Ball. I'm so excited but I'm not looking forward to freezing my butt off since it has been so cold here. But hopefully we have a great time.
The kids will be staying with a friend for the night and then we are off for family pictures Sunday morning. It will be a very busy day but that's okay. I will post pictures on Sunday.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Friday the 13th!!

So my day starts out okay as usual and then it all goes downhill from there. Jordan is going to a friends house for the night and that just leaves Tristan and me for the rest of the night. Jordan's friends picks her up at my work in the morning. Mind you the night before I was asked that Jordan bring her bike so they can ride it out on the farm. Okay, sure, no problem I think. Well, WRONG!! Jordan isn't even gone for 2 hours and she has already had an injury. Funny in a way. So there she is riding her bike out on the farm with the family that she is with and she has an accident. She is riding her bike as fast as she can peddle and some how she manages to ride it right into a barbed wire fence and to top it off one of the fences is the electric ones. I couldn't help but think of when i was younger and I remember a couple of my cousins dared me to crab the fence and my dumbass did just that. So boy that takes me back to the days! But everything is fine and she wants to stay. So I got her taken care of and then later on in the day I receive a phone call from our wonderful nanny Ms. Lisa, what I wouldn't do without her! Well she calls to tell me that little Mr. Tristan has some how given another little boy a black and blue eye. We still don't know the full story and probably never will. But oh well, in a way that's kids. So we talk about that and get that problem solved. Everything is okay from there. I manage to get home tonite after picking him up from a friends house and I start cleaning. As I'm cleaning I manage again yes again, to fall down the fricken stairs in our house! This isn't the first time but it's the first time that I wasn't able to catch myself falling and manage to fall half way down. Oh yes and these are tiles floors so it's going to hurt like HELL tomorrow and I can feel the pain starting already.

I think tonite is one of these nights that I just need to get DRUNK off of my ass. But wait I can't too drunk because I'm working in the morning and wait there is one person missing from this picture. I have no one to take care of me or the kids if I would get drunk off my ass. So I will have to settle on a bottle of wine and wait for my other half to get home from his TDY so I can get wasted and not have a worry in the world.

So I now ask myself can this day get any worse??!

The one good thing I can even remotely think of is that Bill will be home soon and then July will be here and I am looking forward to my taxi run in an F-16! I can't fricken wait!! I'm so extatic about this that I couldn't sleep the first night I found out. I will post pictures for sure on this one. Hopefully come this summer I will be able to take the time to blog more. I know I've been horrible and I do appologize for this one.

Until then wish me luck on not getting drunk tonite!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

I love little vacations!

I recently had the opportunity to take a little trip and boy am I glad that I went. Me and 2 other spouses decided to make a trip to Poland and the Czech Republic last weekend. I had a blast! We decided to leave at 2am Friday morning so we could get to Poland early and shop for the Polish Pottery. We arrived in Poland about 9:30am, checked into our hotel and off we would go to shop. I found it very odd that when we checked into the hotel that they didn't take any of our credit card info and went strictly by trust, now that is something. Why can't more people be like that but I guess it's completely different from liveing in the states. So we shopped all day until the last store closed which was at 6pm. We decided to drive around the town a bit to check it out and talk about hearbreaking. I knew that going to Poland that they are a very poor country but nothing could've prepared me for what I saw. It was very hearbreaking just driving around and seeing how these people lived. It was an eye opener for not only me but for the people that were with me also. It just made us sick to see some of the houses. They were so run down and looked like they didn't have any room to move in them. It's almost like you would have to see it to believe it. Pictures just don't even do justice. But you can get the idea for the most part.

After we got done driving around we went back to our hotel to eat supper. It's a good thing we were only there to eat and sleep. These were the smallest rooms that I have ever seen. Good thing we all had our own room because I don't know what I would've done if I had to share a room. Again, the pictures can only tell so much. However, I must say the food that we had was really good. They have some weird combinations but they do tast good. I decided to have some wine along with my supper but I wasn't content with just one glass, instead I had 3 and for that matter I could've had the damn bottle, but everything is so cheap so I guess I didn't care. After our excellent supper it's off to bed for we are getting up early Saturday morning to head to the Czech Republic but not without hitting one last store. We got over to the store at about 7:30am and did a little shopping. We came out of the store and there were 2 kids wiping my windows on the van for money. These kids were no older than 12, this broke my heart and put me into tears. I couldn't help but give them money. All I had on my was Euros so I haded over 8 Euros which is $12. Even though I handed them some money it still just didn't feel like enough after seeing how poor this country is and what there living conditions were. But enough of that.
Off we go to the Czech Republic, there we hit an Asian Flea Market. Thanks Thuy for working your magic! Boy what fun we had there, you name it and you could buy it. I managed to get myself a few nock off purses and billfolds to go with them and Jordan a Hello Kitty Purse for her birthday. After not finding a Chandeleir off to Karlsbad we go, which is only a 45 minute drive or so. We get there and Holy Shit we came along the Grand Hotel Pupp, from the movie The Last Holiday.

That right there made my trip to the Czech well worth it. Who in a million years would've thought that I would get to see that hotel, sure as hell not me. But anyways, we got the Czech and check out one shop in particular and decided to go downtown to see what they have to offer and found nothing to Thuys liking so back to store one where she found a chandilier that she loved and the rest of us really liked. I must say there are not badly priced for what I was imagining, but they are all crystal and they are beatiful. While there I managed however to avoid a stop light that was intended for us to stop behind due to construction and managed to get cussed at from one the natives there. I was laughing so hard along with the other people in the back because of this mess up. But oh well, I loved my trip and look forward to another trip to Poland to buy some more presents before they switch over to Euro and I loose out tons of money. Before we left the Czech though we had to at least have dessert at The Hotel Pupp before we continued home and the food there was great! The one thing I did manage to take was a napkin with there Name on it.
On our little journey home we managed to get off on the wrong exit even with a GPS and had to get rerouted and ran into snow, rain and sleet! But we managed to make it home safe and sound and I crawled into bed at 2:30am Sunday morning.
I took a few pictures of my little vacation so I hope you enjoy and look at all the stuff I bought!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

7 things about me

I was tagged by Stephanie SJS Falter and lets see what I can say about me.

1. I hate to iron! And when I say hate to iron I mean HATE!! If it doesn't come out in the dryer then I better pray to god that Bill is home to iron because otherwise it's going to be worn wrinkled or sent to the dry cleaners, or as a last resort Downy Wrinkle Release and the dryer will normally always work.

2. I never use to get sick when driving until we moved over here. What the HELL is up with that?? This crazy ass place! But that's okay because I like to drive for the most part.

3. I can be a huge procrastinater! I don't know why I do that to myself but I do. I guess I have my parents to thank for that one! If you have questions just ask my husband, he knows that all too well.

4. I LOVE to SHOP!! I love Partylite and Pampered Chef. But if I'm going shopping on the economy I think I need to just stay at home and shop online instead. It's too damn expensive now! But I love to shop for good deals so shop on!

5. Laundry....need I say more. I wish I could find someone to do it for me. Actually I don't mind the washing part of it but the damn, folding, sorting and putting it away. Can't there just be a genie that magically appears and does it for us?? I know I'm crazy but I can wish right?? LOL

6. When I go to bed at night I have to make sure that the sheets and the comforter are straight and that they aren't croocked. Is there something wrong with that? I hate it when one side is longer than the other. I know weird or don't I have something better to think about rather than the comforter not being on straight?

7. I hate heights and I hate flying! Bill's damn lucky he got me over here. We just got back from vacation and we went to Garmisch, Germany and we went to see the tallest mountain peak in Germany. In order to get to the top of the mountain you had to take a cable car up. You can imagine from there what I was like. I didn't want to go down at all but I had no choice. All though it was worth the trip I don't think I will do it again because we were to far up in the air for my comfort. And with the cable car coming to a complete stop before reaching the top of the mountain I thought for sure we were going to be going down. By that time I was about ready to loose it. Cramned in a cable car with about 25 people was not my idea of fun. But I'm glad I did it.

More pictures from our vacation will be posted soon.

And now that is that the end of the 7 things about me. I now tag My 3 Sons and whoever else would like to share 7 things about themselves.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Vacation Day 1

Well let me just start off by saying this has been an interesting few days prior to us leaving for a little family time vacation. On Friday I decided to go to the NAF sale on base and WOW that is all I can say. I went there not knowing what the prices were going to be so I figured I would be walking out with only a few things. YEAH RIGHT!! I LOVE it when the CDC and YOUTH CENTERS clean out their buildings!! I spent about $40 and walked out with a ton of stuff (pictures to come). I could run my own daycare center with as much stuff that I walked out with, oh but wait my house is like a daycare center....LOL.... The doors opened up at 7am and I couldn't get there until 7:30 because I had to drop Jordan off at the bus stop. But as soon as I walked in there my mind was about to explode because there was so much excitement. I got chairs, tables, a big coat rack cubby type thing, shelves for the toys, easels huge lego type blocks and god only knows what else. I couldn't believe all of the stuff I got. Although my husband was ready to kill me because he had to haul it upstairs but I couldn't control myself. I had to call Lisa to come and help me because of all the stuff I had. But it will pay off in the long run. Okay now that I talked about that, now onto our vacation portion.
I happened to look at the weather for Tuesday in the Garmisch area and found out that it was suppose to snow so I figured that we would leave a day early. We with that in mind it was Sunday afternoon and we hadn't even packed and I was going to play BUNKO no matter what! Well I called Billeting in Stuttgart and booked us a room for Monday night and wow I'm glad I did. We didn't get going like we had planned on and we ran into a few delays but we managed to get here by 9:30 or so. I was figuring that the room we were getting would be a normal room but it wasn't. To our surprise we got a 2 bedroom which is nice so Bill and I can have to down time. The kids have their own room with 2 twin beds and then our room has the queen. I know from now on we will be driving half way and staying here. This is not what I pictured it to be by any means but now onto something a little more interesting. We get checked in and Bill comes out to the van and informs me that we have to be out by 10am!! Who in the HELL wants to be checked out by 10am! Sure as HELL not me, I want to sleep DAMNIT! But whatever, maybe it's a good thing. I have plans and I guess that will make me get up and get our butts busy. After we get T a haircut it's off to Munich to the Haufbrauhaus.

I can't wait! I've been looking forward to this family vacation for sometime now and we are hitting the Hard Rock Cafe! Oh my god I can't wait!! Yes, I know I'm excited, I feel like a fricken kid again! Then off to Edelweiss we go! I started my vacation off in the right direction, after we get there we will be going swimming of course but come Wednesday morning I am getting a foot reflexology, whatever that is and then come Thursday both of us are getting massages! Hell Yah!! I can't wait, I'll be so relaxed I won't want to do anything but relax after that then I guess we will have to go back home come Friday but we might stop and stay in Stuttgart again if they have room. According to our GPS we should've been here in less than 3 hours! What the HELL is that thing thinking!!?? Between the road construction and the F'd Up rest stops it took us almost 4 1/2 hours to get here. GPS is so over rated! I can't wait to get back to the states and have actual signs that we can read and they actually make sense! But it's getting late so I had to post something about our vacation. Look for pictures tomorrow night, hopefully I'll get some posted! I can't wait!!