Saturday, December 26, 2009

One last post before the New Year...

since I've been bad about updating with updates.

Most of our family knows so I will post what has been happening in our life here as well.

Nick is going to Afghanistan early next year, he will be gone most of next year. Please keep our family in your prayers. I am planning on moving back to Jacksonville where my family lives to have the baby there while he is gone. So we have a lot going on in the upcoming year. I'm hoping to keep my sanity raising 2 kids alone.

I just recently came back from FL where I was there for 2 weeks, we had such a good time. Really makes me miss home and my family. Christmas this year just felt different. Nick and I both agreeded that we will be spending Christmas with one of the families no matter what. Gavin had a great Christmas though, he got A LOT of Disney Cars stuff, we got him a kitchen and he got some other little stuff as well. I think he was more interested in unwrapping the paper and when he reliazed that it was not yet another car, he'd go onto the next. He's growing into a little boy and he's a sweet little guy who is obsessed with his mama.

I will have to upload pictures in a little while.

As for Baby #2:


How far along? 14 weeks 6 days
Total weight gain/loss: So far, 6 pds.
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: I wake up in the middle of the night at 2 am every night to go to the bathroom.
Best moment this week: Just knowing that your still in there.
Movement: None
Food cravings: Any fruit. I can't get enough of it.
Gender: We are having a 4D ultrasound this week to find out the gender
Labor Signs: None
Belly Button in or out? in
What I miss: my old jeans
What I am looking forward to: Finding out if you are a boy or girl!!
Weekly Wisdom: That you can now make a fist and suck his/her thumb.
Milestones: We made it another week.

So, that's all for now...I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. We sure did.




Saturday, November 21, 2009

Life in our household..

there hasn't been too much going on in our household lately. We have just enjoyed being outside in the gorgeous weather that we have had lately. For San Diego, I'm surprised that it gets pretty chilly at night time, and with it getting dusk here at 4:45, it makes for early evenings with G.

We are having Thanksgiving here at our house this year, and, we were blessed to get a huge basket of Thanksgiving stuff provided for military families and it even included a turkey. (Too bad, I just went shopping last night and got all that stuff),but, I did donate it to a Christian Mom's Group that I am in, all the extra stuff. I feel glad to help out in some way.

We did get a little too excited and already have put up our Christmas Tree. Since we both will be gone 2 weeks out of December, I wanted to get it put up since Christmas is my favorite time of the year.

G and I are planning on going to Florida in the next few days for a couple weeks, we are doing our early Christmas out there since the prices sky rocket around Christmas. So, I am looking forward to seeing my new nephew, J, and my other nephew, A and my other family and friends that live there. It will be nice to see FL after being in California for the last 9 months! (just realized that it does NOT seem like that long at all, where has time went?)

I have my second Dr's Appt on Tuesday to see the baby. I will be 10 weeks and 2 days on Tuesday. I'm so close to the end of the first trimester. I have felt fine in the mornings, it is just the nights that I don't feel the best, but, I'm managing. I'm thankful to have a wonderful husband who helps out tremendously.

We have picked the names out, but, we are leaving those secret until the baby is born.

Other than that, N has been working long days, but, we manage. G is still doing his speech therapy and doing great in it, he's progressed quite a bit.
He's now in his terrible 2's and I must say, it's interesting. He loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Blue Clues and Elmo.

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Elmo is his favorite ornament on the tree. My mom gets us one every year and I got this one for him last year. He spotted it and kept saying "elmo".
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My 2 loves.
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Monday, October 12, 2009

So much news with pictures..

N's officially HOME! After 6 long months, we made it. We survived our 1st deployment.
We could not be more happier that he's home safe. G is glad that his daddy is home as well. It was a VERY hot day waiting and waiting. I think we waited for a couple hours, but, G was great and even took a nap for me!

Welcome Home!
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(The lady wouldn't get out of the way for me to take the whole picture!)

Waiting on Daddy
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When you see the water boat, they are right behind there!
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They are pulled in!
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We had to get a new computer since water got poured on ours, and all the pictures of the homecoming for N was on there.

If many of you don't know, we also found out over the weekend that we are expecting our 2nd child. We are so excited and blessed for the new "butter bean". We would be due in June. Calling and making the 1st appt. tomorrow!
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Sunday, September 13, 2009

It's tomorrow..

finally. N comes home tomorrow!!
I'm so excited. This last week has been dragging by since we've been approaching the last week of the deployment.
We have stuff planned this week and I'm so excited to be doing it with N.

I can't wait. Pictures tomorrow.

For now, back to cleaning... the joys of cleaning..



Monday, August 31, 2009

We are 2 weeks away..

from him being home!! I am doing my grocery shopping tomorrow for the last time for me and G. I talked to him yesterday and today on the phone and it was the best. It seems that I take talking to him on the phone for granted when I can do it all the time, but, when I can't, it's hard. We're slowly getting there, and the closer it comes, the more excited I get.

We've been staying busy, Gavin has some "friends" out here, so we usually hang out during the night when it's hot SO hot outside. It's been in the 100's here almost everyday, so I never take him outside during it. It's usually after 6pm that it finally cools down so he can go outside and burn energy.

Nothing really new going on, so I haven't posted. We're still around, hanging out.



Friday, August 7, 2009

For the sake of my husband, child, and myself...

I had to go private. I can't risk something happening to N, G, or myself over a blog being public. If I've sent you a request, then you must be special.. (just kidding), but, with us being military and reading a link on the internet about a child being set up for a fake adoption scam scares the crap out of me.. so if your wondering why you got an invite, that's why.

Other news!! I can finally say that N will be home NEXT month!! This past 5 months have seemed to drag on, but, I have made some pretty good friends here and I am starting to like it, I believe that when N is home, i'll like it more, we can actually go and "explore" all that San Diego really has.

I did get to talk to N yesterday and today while he is in port. Even though I'm going to hate paying the cell phone bill, every second of talking to him didn't even matter of the cost, just hearing his voice and knowing that he's ok, makes it all worth it. G got to talk to his daddy and that's what matters the most!! We are all looking forward to homecoming!! We are so excited, some wouldn't even understand. I knew coming into being a military wife meant standing by him, but, I just wish that the deployments weren't for 6 months.. I just can't imagine having a child or in labor without him.. that's what makes me worry about us having another child. But... baby #2 has been in the works.. so stay tuned for the next couple months, you never know.. whatever God has in store for us will happen. We both believe that.

For now, it's my bed time. I have a toddler who has been going crazy with tempers lately and it's exhausting, very exhausting.

I do have pictures, so I'll try to get those up tomorrow.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Fun in the Sun

A friend and I went to Soak City today for some fun in the sun. The 2 boys played around in the water and had a good time. Here's some pictures.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Play Dates at the park

I love play dates at the park, they wear Gavin out and make him take a wonderful nap, which he does anyway, but, he has fun, and it's nice to get out in the gorgeous San Diego weather.

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Watching planes
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Until next time...
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Monday, July 27, 2009

Because I'm waiting to go to bed..

What is on your bed right now?
-I think just pillows, sheet and a blanket that my mom and grandma made me that I sleep with EVERY night!

When was the last time you threw up?
-oh, please don't remind me. I believe when I was pregnant for the only time on the side of 295 on my way to work

What's your favorite word or phrase?
-REALLY?
-like ( I know, I use it way to much)
-Are you serious?
-Gavin (because I know I say it over 1000 times a day)

Name 3 people who made you smile today?
-Gavin
-emails from Nick
-that would be it.

What were you doing at 8 am this morning?
-getting G out of bed.

What were you doing 30 minutes ago?
-procrastinating on folding laundry

What is your favorite holiday?
-Christmas

Have you ever been to another country?
-No

What is the last thing you said aloud?
-Mommy loves you, sleep good baby

What is the best ice cream flavor?
-Anything from Coldstone

What was the last thing you had to drink?
-water

What are you wearing right now?
-lol dont ask...I look like a hot mess

What was the last thing you ate?
-Oreo Ice Cream

Have you bought any new clothing items this week?
-no. saving money is horrible.

When was the last time you ran?
-last week...

What's the last sporting event you watched?
-whatever N has watched before he left

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
-Paris or Rome

Who is the last person you sent a comment/message on myspace?
-Allie

Ever go camping?
-YES, love it...its been too long

Do you have a tan?
-no

Have you ever lost anything down a toilet?
- no

What is your guilty pleasure?
-romance

Do you use smiley faces on the computer alot?
-recently, yes...i don't know what my deal is

Do you drink your soda from a straw?
-yes, in a plastic cup with ice.

What did your last text message say?
-Kristin- Is he going to be ok?

Are you someone's best friend?
-Yes

What are you doing tomorrow?
-Playdate, Sleep

Where is your mom right now?
-in FL. I miss my mama.

Look to your left, what do you see?
-the couch cushion

What color is your watch?
-silver

What do you think of when you think of Australia?
-kangaroos

Ever ridden on a roller coaster?
-love them

What is your birthstone?
-diamond

Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive tthru?
-I never eat fast food.

Do you have any friends on myspace that you actually hate?
-No I did some "spring cleaning" a month or so ago

Do you have a dog?
-no

Last person you talked to on the phone?
-Samantha

Any plans today?
-sleep. it's night time.

Are you happy?
-YES!

Where are you right now?
-hanging at home

Biggest annoyance in your life right now?
-N being gone!

Last song listened to?
-Do you know the muffin man

Last movie you saw?
-I haven't went to a movie in a long time..

Are you allergic to anything?
- no

Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?
-Reef Flip Flops

Are you jealous of anyone?
-anyone that gets to see the husband every day

Are you married?
-yes

Is anyone jealous of you?
-no

Do any of your friends have children?
-yes. almost all of them..

Do you eat healthy?
-try to...(but, I know the ice cream I had tonight isn't healthy at all)

What do you usually do during the day?
-play with G

Do you hate anyone right now?
-No

Do you use the word 'hello' daily?
-yes

How many kids do you want when you're older?
-2

How old will you be turning on your next birthday?
-30- ouch! I just put 29 and then had to remember that I'm 29 now!! Oh my!

Have you ever been to Six Flags?
-No

How did u get one of your scars?
-I was running naked threw the hallway and fell over a furnace on my stomach.



100 truths

1. Last beverage: water
2. Last phone call: Samantha
3. Last text message: From Kristin
4. Last song you listened to: Do you know the muffin man
5. Last time you cried: A couple days ago. I miss N

HAVE U EVER:
6. Dated someone twice: ? Yes
7. Been cheated on: Yes
8. Kissed someone & regretted it: Yes
9. Lost someone special: Yes
10. Been depressed: Yes
11. Been drunk: Yes

LIST THREE FAVORITE COLORS
12. Purple
13. Pink
14. Turquoise

THIS YEAR HAVE YOU…
15. Made new friends: Yes
16. Fallen out of love: nope
17. Laughed until you cried: Yes
18. Met someone who changed you: Absolutely
19. Found out who your true friends were: yes
20. Found out someone was talking about you: Yes
21. Kissed anyone on your friend's list: Yes

TRUTH
23. How many kids do you want to have: 2
24. Do you have any pets: No
25. Do you want to change your name: No. Once was enough for me
26. What did you do for your last birthday: I believe N and I went out.
27. What time did you wake up today: 8:00.
28. What were you doing at midnight last night: sleeping
29. Name something you CANNOT wait for: N's return home
30. Last time you saw your father: August 2003. (I miss my daddy)
31. What are the things you wish you could change about your life: stupid annoying 6 month deployments, my family being closer to me
32. What are you listening to right now: Tv
33. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom: yeah
34. What's getting on your nerves right now: nothing
35. Music or sports: ohhh....thats hard...music?
36. What’s your real name: Joann
39. Male or female: female
40. Elementary School: Oh no. I forgot the name..
41. High School: Winter Haven High
42. University/College: Florida Community College
43. Hair color: Brown with some blondie in it.
44. Long or short: middle
45. Height: 5'5
46. Do you have a crush on someone: N
47. What do you like about yourself: eh. nothing right now
48. Piercings: ears
49. Tattoos: none
50. Righty or lefty: Left

FIRSTS :
52. First surgery: never
53. First piercing: ears
54. First best friend: Mandy
55. First sport you joined: band.. (LOL, is that even a sport?)
56. First vacation: Disney
58. First pet: Sugar (Dog) and Jill (cat)
59. First concert: I can't remember the name of it, but, I went with this kid named Josh when I was in high school
60. First alcohol drink: i'm sure beer

RIGHT NOW
61. Eating: Nothing
62. Drinking: water
63. I'm about to: email N and go to bed
64. Listening to: tv
65. Waiting for: N's return

YOUR FUTURE :
66. Want kids?: 1 more and we are DONE!
67. Get Married?: I already am.
68. Career?: I love being a stay at home mama

WHICH IS BETTER WITH THE OPPOSITE SEX?
69. Lips or eyes: Eyes
70. Hugs or kisses? kisses
71. Shorter or taller: irrelevant
72. Older or Younger: mature
73. Romantic or spontaneous: romantically spontaneous
74. Nice stomach or nice arms: arms
75. Tattoos or piercings: tattoos
76. Sensitive or loud: sensitive
77. Hook-up or relationship: relationship
78. Trouble maker or hesitant: hesitant

HAVE YOU EVER :
76. Kissed a stranger: No
77. Drank hard liquor: Yes
78. Lost glasses/contacts: Yes
80. Broken someone's heart? Yes
81. Had your own heart broken: Yes
82. Been arrested: No
83. Turned someone down: Yes
84. Cried when someone died: Yes
85. Fallen for a FRIEND: Yes

DO YOU BELIEVE IN:
86. Yourself: Usually
87. Miracles: Yes
88. Love at first sight: Yes
89. Heaven: Yes
90. Santa Claus: No
91. Kiss on the first date: No
92. Angels: Yes

ANSWER TRUTHFULLY:
93. Is there one person you want to be with right now: YES!!!!!
94. Had more than 1 girlfriend/boyfriend at a time: No
95. Do you believe it’s possible to remain faithful forever: Yes
97. If you could go back in time, how far would you go?: I wouldn't go back at all, who I am and what has happened made me who I am right now and I wouldn't change that for the world!
98. If you could pick a day from last year and relive it, what would it be?: May 2nd, 2008
99. Heaven or Hell: Heaven
100. What's the one thing you cannot live without: my son


Monday, July 20, 2009

Our Super Sunday

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Dinner time with yummy corn

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Today was VERY hot here!!! I think the total time that we were outside was a max of an hour. He played in his pool and at the park with his wagon. Here's some from this morning of him playing and tonight at dinner.




USS Makin Island

Go here and read about N's ship.

And, here's one of the guy that we miss terribly around here!
My babe

Sunday, July 19, 2009

52 Weeks? Can I fufill it?

Forever In Blue Jeans


********************52 Weeks********************

Weeks is a year long challenge for YOU to be in a picture once a week for 52 weeks. We are always the ones behind the camera, this is YOUR chance to get out in front and be in the pictures with our family. We are glad you are joining this challenge. More importantly your family will really enjoy having you in the picture. Thanks for playing along! Oh, you can just jump in now with 1 of 52, you're not getting off that easy! Now go take a picture!

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Starting tomorrow (since G is sleeping), I will be doing this..

Grilling Goodness

1. What's the heaviest thing in your purse?
My wallet of course, it's full of pictures, c cards, check book and coins!
2. Do you mostly use cash or debit/credit cards?
both - most of the when I go some where I always try to have cash in hand.
3. Do you cut your hair shorter in the summer or pull it up a lot?
pull it back a lot epically in this California sun.
4. Do you like your man scruffy or clean shaven?
Scruffy because he's always so clean shaved I like him looking rough from time to time. I know weird.
5. What have your children done/said to embarrass you lately?
We were recently out at a outing with our playgroup, and since everyone who knows Gavin, knows he's obsessed with fruit, I was paying and he was stealing all the strawberries and fruit that was in his reach. Pretty funny.
6. Do you use plug-in type air fresheners around the house?
I sure do! I can't live without them. I also use them as a night light
7. Do you have any interest in the NBA or NHL finals? (Do you even know who's competing?)
No
8. What is weighing heavily on your mind lately?
This 1 certain person. It's on my nerves and I'm so very over it.


Our Sunny Saturday

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Yesterday, our housing was sponsoring a event at Chula Vista Nature Center, so since it was before his nap time and we'd never been there, we loaded up and headed out. He had a good time running around and seeing all the animals. He got his face painted (which he did great), made a tiny potted plant, made a surprise for N's care package, petted the sting rays, watched a magic show, and saw sea turtles. We had a nice time enjoying the hot weather. After 5 minutes in the car, he was sound asleep.