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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Matter of Fact

It has come to my attention that some people may consider my matter of fact side rather rude. Or maybe they think I am angry.. So let me shed a little light on me.. If I am mad at you.. I will let you know.. I don't get mad easy (unless it is at Kris or my kids..lol)

When I talk to someone via, email, or IM.. The way I say things is the way they are.. I can guarantee there are no extra hidden connotations or anger.. No need to read between the lines.. If you are a good friend of mine, that is even more reason for you to know and understand this.. I don't get angry over minor stuff.. especially not stuff that very literally has nothing to do with me.. lol..

Everyone has their own personalities and mine just happens to be a pretty strong one... So if I say something to you and you start thinking I am mad.. chances are.. I'm not.. if you aren't sure, just ask..:) I will be happy to clear things up for you.

I regard honesty above all else, so you can be sure that if I tell you I am not mad that I am telling the truth.. I find no reason to lie.. it just seems pointless to me.

So my friends, just know that I am only being Matter of Fact, not angry when I tell you something... and if the way I talk bothers or confuses you.. feel free to let me know and I will try to be more sensitive to your nature. The last thing I want to do is to make my friends uncomfortable..

As a matter of fact... I am smiling right now.. and am most of the time.. :) I am a pretty happy person and like to see those around me be the same way..

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Monday, September 27, 2010

ASA Crashed....... AGAIN

To say the least I am getting rather tired of the site crashing once a week.. I get even more tired of people basically getting pissed off at me for it. Yes, I know threads were lost when they had to reboot from a previous backup .. yes it sucks.. but it was only a weeks worth.. and no.. I cannot not do a backup of the site every single day.. Makes me want to shut the whole thing down just so I don't have to deal with it anymore.. sigh.. Ok.. so that was enough of my rant..lol..

I got the site back up and talked to the host about preventing it in the future.. I did what I could and am hoping it was enough.. only time will tell.. I will just make sure I do a backup right before I move.. cause heaven knows when I will have internet access back after I leave CA. ..

I have been tagged!

Ok since I got tagged by One Guy in a house of girls a while ago I figured I better get to doing this before I forget...

1. If you could have any superpower, what would you have? Why?
Only one.. hmm.. I am going to go with Teleportation.. would make those pesky deployments much easier..and visiting home..lol

2. Who is your style icon?
I don't actually have a style icon... I just try to find anything that is comfortable, looks good (most of the time) or doesn't make me look pudgy.. ie a lot of black..lol

3. What is your favorite quote?
When you stop learning, you stop living.. written by me... cause it is so very true .. knowledge is the bread of life.


4. What is the best compliment you've ever received?
I would have to say anytime people tell me that they love my photography that would be one of the best compliments I could get.

5. What playlist/cd is in your CD player/iPod right now?
I don't listen to music much.. at least not on a playlist.. it is usually the radio or pandora.. so there is no particular songs or artists.

6. Are you a night owl or a morning person?
Hmm... I am kinda in between..lol.

7. Do you prefer dogs or cats?
Definitely a cat person... I like my animals the same way I like my people, independent and self sufficient.. I don't like having to take care of an animal like it is a child.. I have never needed to get a babysitter for my cats when I take a week long trip.. set them up with a feeder and waterer and several clean litter boxes and we are good to go.. No worries about them eating my shoes or tearing up my couch cause they are "depressed" that I am gone.. I never understood dog people.. but to each their own.

8. What is the meaning behind your blog name?
Pretty self explanatory... My blog is about life and the things that occur within it as I see them.. everyone sees things differently and these are my views.


It says I am supposed to tag others .. eek.. soo... I guess I will tag..

My Life as a Navy Wife
The Unique
The Chelette Family Blog
It's a Journey..one step at a time
Controversial Studios
Mckee Family Blog
The Diary of a Navy Wife
Harris Family

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Photography Blog

So I decided since I am going to shut down my actual photography site that instead I would add a photography blog. I already have a fb account for my photography so this will just be a little addition to it. Anyways.. not much else to say about that.. just a little fyi..lol

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Age Vs. Height

Am I the only one who has trouble with this.. For me and I don't know why I do this, but I have always equated height with age.. To me, the taller you are, the older you are.. It is hard for me to see shorter people as older than me just as it is hard for me to see taller people as younger than me.

As for how I see myself.. I am not sure.. I see myself as a mature grown woman.. but I wonder if others see me that way.. or if they see me as a child.

Sometimes I think people treat me like I am much younger than I am which tends to drive me crazy... I always wonder if people determine my age by how I look or how I act. Or if they take a mixture of both. So then I wonder how "old" do people really think I am..

Does the fact that I have blond streaks in my hair hurt my photography business? Do people not believe how long I have been doing this because of the way I look? And to answer your question, No, I do not think I "look" younger than I am.. but I don't feel my age..lol..

So what do you think? Do you determine someone's age by some menial factor like height? Do you determine it by maturity? appearance? A mixture of these?

If you took a look at me would you believe that I have 6 years of experience in Photography? Would you believe that I have been doing it for 5 years Professionally? Even more so.. would my hairstyle make you think less of me as a professional? I know tattoos can make someone seem less professional, so what about their hairstyle?

Tell me what you think.. :)

Here is a recent picture of me to help you out.

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Monday, September 20, 2010

A Pause...

After the 30 days of me posts I have kinda been taking a hiatus... just didn't feel like blogging I guess.. not that there wasn't stuff to say...but there is always that voice in my head saying.. "maybe you shouldn't say that out loud" so most of the time, I don't.

Anyways, Kris came back on friday.. finally. We had the weekend together and now he is back at work for very long days.. .He leaves by 5am and it is now 630pm and he is still not home.. sigh.. I will be glad when this crazy schedule is over.

So today I just kinda woke up with an attitude... idk why.. just one of those days... random things all getting on my nerves... I went through some more stuff in my room and garage and added to our junk pile.. I will be so glad to get rid of most of this stuff.. Just carrying it around with us kinda drags me down... I would like to ship some of it home to florida to put in storage.. but it is doubtful that will happen... I know there is a lot more stuff I need to part with.. but as of yet I haven't been able to..

I am also slowly working on cleaning up the house.. you know "move out clean" Of course we will have one or two days here with no stuff in the house to clean up.. so it should be fairly easy to get it done then.. Only a month and a half left here.. and honestly.. I am ready to be done with it at this point.. I keep wondering where we are going to put all of our stuff since we will not have a garage at our place in Wa.. another reason why I have been working to get rid of things...

Ok so this just ended up being a bunch of random ramblings... I will try to blog more often.. hopefully.. I do need to start my 30 days of pictures.. just not motivated to do that just yet.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

30 days of me- Day 30

Day 30 -- whatever tickles your fancy


I have to say I am happy that this 30 days of me journey is over..lol

Today hasn't been that interesting.. but I did get a few things scheduled. The movers called today and we will officially be packing out on Nov. 1st and 2nd.. and the truck is supposed to pick up our stuff on the 3rd. That might change a little after they come and do their inspection.. but all that would happen is one or two of the days will be cut off ..

I called Mcleod's orthodontist and made is last appointments.. He will be getting his braces off on the 26th of Oct. and they will give him a retainer.. We know that he will have to have braces again later.. but for now this is all they can do.. since he doesn't have all his adult teeth yet.. I informed him that if he doesn't wear his retainers like he is supposed to and his teeth go crooked again, I will not get him braces again.. so he will determine that. So for right now, his teeth are straight. :) I wish my parents had done that for me when I was 10! Would have saved me a lot of teasing..lol..

I also ran an upgrade on ASA.. just some minor stuff.. bug fixes..stuff like that.. Made myself a new siggy since I have had the other one for soooo long.. even though I love it.. But I like my new one too..
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I also got to talk via IM with a few great ladies today.. that is always nice.. I am so ready for this move stuff to be done already! lol..

Ok, so that is pretty much it!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

30 days of me- Day 29

Day 29 - hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days

Hopes, dreams, and plans for the next year.. hmm.. well we are planning to move again, to where, I do not know yet but it will happen. We plan to visit all the places Kris remembers from growing up in Washington and we plan to have Tristan start school in August. My dad is planning to fly here on the 4th of November so he can ride up to Washington with us.. It should be a great trip.

My hopes... I hope that my family stays healthy and safe.. I also pray for that...I hope that my nieces enjoy spending the summer with me as they will be with me for June through August and I cannot wait to see them! I hope that I can have a positive impact on the lives of others and make them smile. I hope that no matter where life takes us we will always be able to view things positively. I hope that my family and friends always know how much I love and appreciate them.

My dreams.. well.. I don't know that I really have any dreams.. I have more than I could have ever dreamed of right now... I have a wonderful relationship with a man that I love so very much, three great kids that drive me batty at times but are still great kids.. One of the best FF's that I could ever ask for .. and many other friends that I have grown even closer with in the past years..
So I will say my dream is to continue to meet new people, have a positive impact on them and even make some new friends along the way.

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Monday, September 13, 2010

30 days of me- Day 28

Day 28 - this year, in great detail

Hmm.. a year huh.. in detail.. well you probably won't get that out of me.. but... I will give you a few highlights..

August 2009

We were in florida preparing for a deployment and had alora's bday party early so Kris could be there. Spent time with family in Florida.
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Sept 09
Flew back to SD packed up the house and put everything in storage with the help of some great friends. Kris flew out to meet me, we went to vegas.. said our goodbyes and I flew back to florida and he flew to the ship. Alora turned 1. I spent time with the ladies I met in pensacola Kela and Jen and time with my family in Lake City.

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Oct. 09
Spent time with friends, went trick or treating with the kids. Started going to a church we liked.

Nov. 09
Went to live oak for thanksgiving. Spent more time with friends. Spent time with my nieces and visited with family.

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Dec 09
Had my birthday alone at the house just myself and the kids. Got 3 days of gifts from Kris sent to me. :) Spent Christmas in Live Oak and Lake City .. got to spend it with my family for the first time in years! After Christmas my two youngest nieces got to come back to stay with me until it was time for me to move back to SD.

Jan 10
Hung out with my nieces a lot getting to know them and doing lots of shopping. Took them to get new glasses also. Played lots of computer games with Kami.
Celebrated Tristan's 4th birthday!

Feb 10
Spent more time with my nieces .. and my friends. Celebrated Mcleod's 10th birthday. Did a few photo shoots.

March 10
Time to say goodbye.. took the girls to Tallahassee so they could see the state capital before taking them home. Took Sapphire home and picked up Mystry. Spent my last two days with them and with Dad and Heather. Said all my goodbyes and cried as I drove away from my dads house for the last time. Left Florida with the kids and drove cross country back to SD. Got to SD 4 days later and went to Nicole's house. (thanks Nicole!) Got a place to live and Nicole & Whitney helped me out with my move in. KRIS CAME HOME!!! WOO!!!

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April 10
I was so glad to have Kris home I don't remember this month! lol. I think easter may have been in there though.. not sure..lol

May 10
Kris left a week before his birthday for a school in Jax. Celebrated Kris' birthday with a surprise party after he got home from his class in Jax.

June 10
Mystry came to visit us for two weeks and it was really great having her here!! We went to the state fair, twice! Got old tyme pictures taken.. had lots of fun.. then had to say goodbye.. Kris & I celebrated our 6 year wedding anniversary at the Melting Pot.. it was lots of fun!

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July 10
Had a 4th of July bbq and lots of friends came.. even had a couple more bbqs after that..

August 10
Kris left early this month and was gone for most of it.. so i didn't do much.. I did do a couple pinup photo shoots though.

Sept. 10
Kris left again.. Did a photo shoot for Alora's bday and my inlaws came to visit.
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So that is a year for me in a nut shell.. obviously there is much more that happened throughout that time.. but I don't remember enough to give details.. my life is more of a photo journey.. so if you wanna know what i did.. I am sure you can find it in pictures on fb..lol

Alora is 2 years old

Today our baby girl turned 2 years old. It is a sad day for me .. for a few reasons.. one, our youngest and only daughter is growing up so fast, and two Kris cannot be here with us today. :( She is such a joy and the light of our life.. so for this birthday I am going to share some pictures of Alora throughout her two years of life.. :)

This picture was taken the day our precious girl was born... Sept. 13th 2008
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This was the day she finally pulled herself up on her own! Easter 2009 :)
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Alora on her 1st birthday Sept 13th 2009
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Christmas time 2009
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Father's Day 2010
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Today on Alora's 2nd birthday..
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With a picture of her daddy..:)
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And finally being her silly self..
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A lot of pictures I know, but what do you expect from someone who always has a camera..lol..

Sunday, September 12, 2010

30 days of me- Day 27

Day 27 - this month, in great detail

Hmm.. Well.. this would mean about mid August till mid September.. Let me see.. bear with me cause I have a bad memory.. but I will try..with the aid of my phone calendar...

So starting on the 13th.. Kris was already gone on an underway.. I have no clue what I did on the 14th or 15th.. on the 16th I started the 30 days of me.. I know that I was doing a LOT of cleaning and separating of things.. making piles of things to get rid of.. I did that for several days... Kris came home for about a week.. and helped me go through some things.. then he left again... I continued working on getting rid of stuff and shipped out a box to Jennifer for the picture frame and coffee mug exchange on ASA...
Went to the Wic office while Victoria took Mcleod to the Orthodontist.. Went to the grocery store several times..lol.. Took Kris back to the boat twice.. went to the base to get new stickers put on his car..
My inlaws came into town and spent some time with us, I got my nails done and got a pedicure, went shopping with Nicole a few times. Went to eat with Nicole a few times. Had a garage sale and sold some stuff..
Scheduled our move with the Navy.. played Just Dance.. A LOT! Went shopping with my MIL.. Dyed my hair red a few times and today will be dying it back blonde. Tomorrow is Alora's bday so I will be doing an asian style photo shoot with her.. hmmm.. I can't really think of anything else.. and that was in no kind of order..lol.. I did a lot more stuff.. but I honestly can't remember it all.. lol

Saturday, September 11, 2010

30 days of me- Day 26

Day 26 - your week, in great detail

My week in great detail.. lets see..

Saturday I spent deep cleaning my house and carpets... worked on it all day then Victoria came over for a bit and we played just dance.. after that it was a bath then bed..

Sunday, Kim came by and bought a picnic basket from me and we sat and talked for awhile. Then my inlaws got here and made steaks for dinner.. mmm.. then we all played just dance for a bit.. the kids went to bed and I made homemade blizzards.. mmmm...

Monday I finally got the HPC form from Kris! Filed all our paperwork for the move, then my inlaws gave me a me day! Sooo I called up Nicole and we met up at the nail place and got pedicures! Then we went to lunch at applebee's, followed by a trip to the mall since JCpenney was having a labor day sale! After Nicole left I went back in the mall to get my free underwear and discounted bra from VS.. then I headed home.. Played just dance with the kids and inlaws again ... relaxed a bit in the bath then went to bed.

Tuesday I got up to make everyone pancakes for breakfast, once I realized I didn't have enough flour it was off to the store for me. On the way I stopped and got Kris' dry cleaning then I went to the store and while I was there I ordered Alora's bday cake. On the way back home I stopped at the housing office and filed our move out paperwork. Came home and chilled on the computer till my MIL was ready to go to the store.. we headed to Ross.. a halloween store, and then walmart.. once that was finished we went back home and found out that they didn't have to leave that night after all.. so we all just hung out and then it was bath and bed for me

Wednesday I had an appointment in Del mar to get an IPL facial. .. so i headed up and did that.. on my way back I stopped at target to pick up some eyeshadow i had a coupon for and a birthday card for alora. Got Tristan a couple things too. Came home and helped my inlaws get their stuff into the truck.. Then it was time to say goodbye.. So we watched them drive away then went inside for dinner.. got the kids ready for bed.. then bath and bed for me.

Thursday was more of a lazy day.. I mostly worked on the internet all day then the pre inspection guy for housing came late...eating sometime in between that and feeding kids and getting them ready for bed and then bed myself.

Friday I did some laundry washing all of Alora's linens and some clothes.. cleaned some dishes, posted some garage sale signs and did other random things I cannot remember.. bath dinner bedtimes.. i am sure you are getting the idea..lol

Saturday I got up early and had a garage sale. Did that till about noon put alora down for a nap and left Nicole and Kim here so I could go pick up sandwiches. Came back and ate, cleaned up the garage sale, got some very bad news, then emailed it to kris. Went inside and played just dance with the girls.. Cooked dinner for myself and the kids.. fed them .. now am just waiting for bed time so I can take a bath and relax..

So that is it.. in a nutshell.. a week.. I don't know how i am going to do a year or a month.. i can barely remember yesterday... and if i didn't have a blog I probably wouldn't have remembered most of these days either..lol

Friday, September 10, 2010

30 Days of me- Day 25

Day 25- your day in great detail

Well this was a bad day for this post to fall on..lol.. I haven't done much of anything today, and nothing at all interesting.

So here it goes, I woke up this morning from a horrible nightmare really wishing Kris was next to me. Of course I am sick today so I have a slight fever and sore throat which I am sure helped my nightmare along. Anywho.. I got up and got Alora then took her downstairs and fed her. Went back upstairs to shower while contemplating the color of my hair and what to do about it... I have come to the conclusion that I am going to try and have a salon dye the bottom half of my hair to match my natural color, if they won't then I will just have to live with it. My bangs well, I guess I am going back blond.. that is what Kris told me to do although I am not sure he meant it...lol..

Sooo... after that I didn't do much other than making a couple posts on fb and asa... Had some leftover blueberry pancakes for lunch... then sat around and played games on the computer for a bit while Alora napped.

Nicole called me on skype and we talked for awhile, then Alora woke up and I stripped her bed to wash her sheets.. continued talking to Nicole for awhile and made Alora some lunch... and Tristan..

Now I am again just sitting around feeling feverish... considering playing my just dance game just for the heck of it... Tonight I will post my address up on craigslist for our garage sale tomorrow.. and I still need to make a sign to put up by the road... After all that.. it will be time for the kids to go to bed and ASA after dark....lol.. My ASA girls know what I am talking about..lol...

So that is it.. pretty boring day... any other day this week would have been a bit more interesting..lol

Thursday, September 9, 2010

30 days of me- Day 24

Day 24 - whatever tickles your fancy

On Sunday the parents showed up to visit for a few days.. It was great seeing them, but it sucks that Kris couldn't be here to see them also. After all, they are his parents. Regardless it is always good to see them and I got sooooo much done while they were here!

The first day they were here I got our HPC form and scheduled our move. Then they offered me a day without kids! Of course I took it! lol.. Nicole and I met up and got a pedicure and went shopping! That was loads of fun and I already wrote about it in a previous journal. That night my fil made steaks for dinner..mmm..

The next day I got up to make pancakes and realized I didn't have enough flour left! So off I went to the store. On my way I picked up Kris' dry cleaning then went to the grocery store and while I was there, ordered Alora's cake for her party on the 25th. :) On my way home from the store I stopped in to fill out paperwork with housing and let them know we were leaving, also scheduled our pre-inspection which is supposed to happen today. Then I just relaxed for a little bit and waited since my Mil wanted to head to walmart. Of course on the way to walmart we had to stop at Ross.. lol.. I ended up with some barrettes and socks for Alora.

Wednesday I had an appointment for an IPL facial (to help remove my brown spots) in Del mar.. so the parents watched the kids again while I went to do that.. On my way back I stopped by target and picked up a birthday card for little miss.. :)
Oh and I forgot to mention we have all been playing just dance together a lot and it was so much fun! It is great to have other people to play with .. the living room sure was crowded...lol
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We even got Dan to play once or twice.. hehe.. didn't get any pictures of that though.

So on Wed. it was time to say goodbye so I snapped a few pictures of them on the way out the door... and here they are.

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Well, that is about all.. It has been busy the last few days.. but nice.. They will be back to visit at the end of October...:)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

30 days of me- Day 23

Day 23 - a YouTube video

Since this day is a youtube video and I have quite a few that I have uploaded myself.. I am going to choose one of my wonderful little girl Alora.. because she is the light of my life.. :)





My second video is one that I absolutely love.. It just shows my faith in God in ways I cannot express.. It makes me feel better on a bad day.. I just love it..

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

30 days of me- Day 22

Day 22 - a website

There are only a few websites that I frequent.. this one of course.. Facebook..sparkpeople to track my calorie intake, and A Sailors Anchor the Forum based website that I created for Navy Wives and S.O.'s.


I already mentioned ASA in a previous post and how much it means to me. Giving Navy wives a place to connect means a lot to me. Being a Navy Wife myself, I know how hard it is to constantly move to new places and not know anyone there. This site has allowed me to meet so many wonderful women virtually and in person all over the world. I will be meeting some more new ladies when head up to Washington in a couple months and I am really looking forward to that. There are some wonderful women that I have gotten to speak to online that I am very excited to meet in person. I also look forward to our next move and meeting even more of these wonderful women.

I hope that every woman that joins this site will get out and get to know each other. I know I have been shy at times not wanting to put myself out there for fear of not being liked, but don't miss the opportunity to make a new best friend!

Not everyone you meet will be your new best friend, but you will still have great times and meet wonderful people. You will even find that person that will stick with you as a friend no matter how far apart the navy sends you. Trust me on that one. Don't get discouraged if you don't find that friend right away, keep enjoying the company of the wonderful women you meet and you will find that special friend.

ASA has given me a new interest in meeting people and I even host many get togethers myself. I love having access to so many wonderful people. If you are a navy wife or significant other.. please join us.. you will be glad you did. :)

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Monday, September 6, 2010

A great day!

Today has been an excellent day..

It started off with an email from my wonderful husband sending me the HPC form that we have been waiting for.. The form that makes scheduling our move to Wa possible! So as soon as I got that email I got online and finished scheduling our move and emailed in the extra paperwork. I am so thrilled that is done now! Only thing we are waiting for now is a leave chit.. :) So the morning started off wonderfully and continued to get better! :)

My in-laws took the kids and I got a "Me" day.. :) So I called Nicole and she came out to go get a pedicure with me! Yay! It was nice having her go with me and having a girls day.. with no kids to drive us nuts..lol


We hung out and got pedicures then went to lunch.. after lunch we had to hit Jcpenney for the Labor day sale.. and look what we found!

These dresses were awesome! Especially Nicole's dress, unfortunately hers was 90 bucks! So she didn't get it..:( I did buy mine! I will be wearing it to my graduation ceremony!! :) I love it! It is so comfortable too.
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I am thinking that we HAVE to find an identical dress to this one for cheaper, cause it looks awesome!
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It was so wonderful having Nicole to go shopping with! Look out Wa, cause her and I will be living closer to one another! lol
Nicole had to leave the mall earlier than I did, she had a thing to go to .. so I went to VS and picked up my free undies and cheap bra with my coupon! :)

Once I got home my wonderful friend Ed called me.. which is a good thing because I was worried about him, since I hadn't heard from him since monday.

I also got a call from the love of my life.. a day is always good when I get to hear Kris' voice..:)

My FIL cooked dinner for everyone, of course I was still full from eating with Nicole so I didn't eat.. but I did make some popcorn for everyone..:) Now everyone is in bed and I am relaxing.. working on getting rid of the perfume headache that I acquired at sephora...lol..

30 days of me- Day 21

Day 21 - a recipe

I don't use recipes much, but I do have a really great one that I found recently that I really like.. So without further ado... here it is..

Pancakes!

1 1/2 cup flour
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt (I use less, probably about half that much)
1 tblsp sugar (I use about half a tblsp more)
1 1/4 cup milk
1 egg
3 tblsp butter

I also add about a tsp of vanilla.. it adds some great flavor!

Then I added 1 packet of betty crocker blueberry muffin mix.. the kind you just add water to.. and of course I add the amount of water that the packet asks for..

Mix it all together till smooth, then I like to add blueberries.. I don't measure this, just add as much or as little as you like..

Cook your pancakes on an ungreased griddle or frying pan till you see bubbles and the edges are getting done.. then flip.. I am sure you get the idea by now..lol

make sure you don't leave them.. or they will burn..

Enjoy your yummy delicious pancakes!

This isn't my picture.. but I wanted to give you a little thought..lol
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Sunday, September 5, 2010

30 days of me- Day 20

Day 20 - a hobby of yours

Well, I am getting there .. only 10 more days to go before I start the 30 days of pictures!

So today is about a hobby of mine.. The most prominent in my life is obviously photography. I love photography.. taking beautiful pictures of people is a passion of mine. It has been for a very very long time.. I started doing it professionally in 2004 .. but have been holding a camera and taking pictures of everything for much much longer. I even carried a camera around school in middle school and high school.. :)

With the horrible memory that I have all of these pictures help me to remember different times in my life that I certainly do not want to forget. What better to jog the memory than a visual aid! So onto it..
These pictures are from photo shoots that I did with the kids while we were in Florida.. I love them!(the pictures and the kids..lol)

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My other hobby.. well I think that would be helping Navy Wives. I created a site called www.ASailorsAnchor.com I did this so that Navy Wives & SO's would have a place to go to meet one another, create relationships, and talk with other people who understand what they are going through. Being a sailors wife is a hard life.. so we gotta stick together! I think supporting them and creating this site is one of the best things I have ever done, besides my children and marrying my husband of course. :)

If you are a Navy Wife or Significant Other, come and check us out at A Sailors Anchor We look forward to seeing you on the boards!

This is one of the graphics I made for ASA's twitter page..:)
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Saturday, September 4, 2010

30 days of me- Day 19

Day 19 - a talent of yours

I have tried to think of a talent of mine and even asked some of my friends to help me out..A couple of them said that multi-tasking was one of my biggest talents..mainly because I went to college while, pregnant, during a deployment, taking care of 2 other kids, also while having a newborn, and still managed to keep an A average. I don't know if I consider that a talent so much though..lol..

I do think I have a talent for designing baskets.. I have decorated a few for friends for their baby showers.. I really love doing it for them because I feel they are more personal.. I don't have any pictures right now of the first two that I made.. but here are 4 others that I have made.. The first one is my favorite.
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There is also my photography.. and I like to think that I have a talent for that.. I love to work with people, making them see themselves in a picture and say Oh my gosh that is beautiful, that is the moment I love most! This is one of my most recent shoots..

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I guess I just love to make people happy..lol.. Cause it seems everything that I have a "talent" for is something that does good for someone else.. I do like seeing people smile..:)

Friday, September 3, 2010

30 days of me- Day 18

Day 18 - whatever tickles your fancy

So this blog is just about anything and everything.. Lets see.. I have been having issues with my weight loss this past week.. as in I gained two pounds for no apparent reason.. I mean literally, I have continued to eat right and even exercise and suddenly I just went up two pounds and stayed there.. My FF thinks it is stress.. and although I kinda shrugged off that explanation.. I am now wondering if that might be true..

To say the least I have been stressed lately.. Kris is gone, again.. and we still haven't gotten the necessary paperwork to schedule our move.. At this point time is getting short to get everything taken care of.. My worries increase about him not being able to go to my graduation on Nov. 6th. They are supposed to be here on that day and I have scheduled a non-refundable hotel room..:( We have requested leave for the move during that time but again, still waiting to find out if they are going to approve that or not..

Due to all that I have found myself becoming very tense lately.. Everything seems to aggravate me easily.. I have been trying to keep myself busy with things.. like getting stuff together to get rid of and sell.. Still need to get a package together to send to my sister, but I am waiting for something in the mail from her.

Alora's birthday is this month.. and I need to take some pictures with and of her.. I also need to take a family portrait before I can take down my studio and I have to say that is making me a little crazy too.. cause I am ready to take it all down but I cannot due to necessity..

I also need to clean this house, the carpets, the walls, everything, and get it ready for inspection.. I need to call housing and set up a move out date with them as well.. but how can I schedule that when I can't even schedule a move! Ugh.. you see my frustration..

I find time growing short and my list of things to do growing longer.. so I guess today will be a work day. .. time to get this house straightened up.. maybe that will help relieve some stress.. I also have to get the van packed up so I can take my stuff over for the yard sale tomorrow.. Anyone wanna help!? lol

Thursday, September 2, 2010

30 Days of me- Day 17

Day 17- A piece of Art

I have been trying to think of what piece of art to share.. and as of yet.. I haven't found anything.. I do have pictures that I took of some artwork in Washington D.C. a few years ago.. but I cannot seem to find it right now. I think the things that most people consider art, I don't.. lol.. Like those odd sculptures that you really cannot figure out what they are.. or even the paintings that are like that.. Being that I am a photographer I usually appreciate photographic art more than other media.. Although I do wish that I had some of my sister or nieces talent when it comes to drawing or painting.. I do find the ability to do those things rather amazing. I am going to leave this post pictureless for now.. but I will be searching for a few pieces of art to share and add the pictures then. :)

Here is a picture that I took of some nice architecture at Balboa park..

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