Monday, August 29, 2011

School time...

Today has been a busy day.. but it won't just end with today.. my days are about to get a lot busier. I just finished enrolling my niece in the High School here but because we are moving on Dec. 14th she isn't doing regular high school.. she is doing the drawbridge program. This program allows her to earn half a credit in whatever class she is taking in only 3 weeks .. or less if she wants to move faster.

This will allow her to catch up and once we get to Illinois to enroll in regular school at a Junior level! I am excited for her! She will be taking one class at the actual school and that will be math.. So I will be driving her to school every day for her one class and for her 5 hour requirement to be at the school for drawbridge class...

Once we were finished with all the enrollment stuff she asked me to take her down to open a checking account.. her very first! I am proud that I was able to get her into NFCU because she is living with us. Normally they only let the children join if their parents are members, immediate family they said. But... since she is living with me she qualified! Woo for free checking and savings!

Since I was there and I had Mcleod's bday money in my purse from taking him to the store to buy an MP3 player last week that he just HAD TO HAVE NOW!!! haha.. I went ahead and opened a savings account for him as well.. Next time I will be doing them for Tristan and Alora with their holiday money. ..

Sooo.. Mcleod starts school on the 7th .. and Tristan & Mystry start on the 8th.. I am going to be running all over the place on a daily basis now, so if you see me out and about in my PJ's .. don't be surprised.. hahahaha

Thursday, August 25, 2011

cleaning, cleaning, and more cleaning....

Move day is getting closer and closer.. We now have a little over 3 1/2 months until we are leaving Washington and I can tell you that the stress of it all has not been lost on me. Although I have already gotten the major things done, such as scheduling the move with the Navy and turning all our paperwork in with housing in Illinois... There are still somethings that need to be done.. Downsizing for instance... I have been working on getting rid of the things we don't need, want, or use.. seems like a simple task.. but, not really.. as our things are randomly stored all over the house in not so easy to access areas.

If only I could get my kids to do this!! haha

Then there is the cleaning that has to be done.. I am slowly working on getting things cleaned up from the tornadoes called children that I live with to a point where I can keep it decent until the heavy cleaning begins a few days before we move. I will also be hiring someone outside of the family that was recommended to me to help me with the cleaning.. as apparently housing here does not clean up after people move out the way they are supposed to.. Don't get me wrong, I expected to leave the place clean.. but I think that wiping the tracks that the kitchen drawers run on is a little excessive.

So.. it is replacing light bulbs, scrubbing tubs, sweeping carports, washing walls, and sorting through toys and clothes for me. If anyone wants to help grab a magic eraser and come on over!! haha

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Yn-Labet is our runner-up Winner!

Yn-Labet You have won this beautiful Navy inspired key chain from Bits and Pieces of my Heart Jewelry

I used to determine the winner and runner-up.. Congrats! Please post on this blog to accept your prize!

Thanks to ArielR for purchasing one of these beautiful key chains from Bits and Pieces of my Heart Jewelry and giving this one to the runner up! I hope both of you ladies enjoy your beautiful key chains!

Monday, August 22, 2011

ArielR is our winner!!!

Congrats to ArielR!! You have won this beautiful Navy inspired key chain from Bits and Pieces of my Heart Jewelry

Ariel, please post a response to this blog within the next 24 hours to claim your prize, then please message me at so I can get the key chain to you!

I used to choose the winner of this drawing. There were 4 entries so I assigned a number to each of you in the order that you entered. The number that came up was 2! Ariel was that number! Congrats again Ariel.. Remember to claim your prize with 24 hours or it will be given to the runner up!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Giveaway time!

Hello my fellow Navy Wives and SO's.. it is that time again for me to support a fellow Navy Wife in her home based business endeavor! This young lady at Bits and Pieces of my Heart Jewelry makes some very pretty jewelry and key chains. So I will be giving away this beautiful Navy inspired key chain.

Ok, now for the rules..

1. You must be a follower of this blog.
2. You must post your reason for wanting the key chain.
3. You must claim your prize within 24 hours of the winner announcement or the prize will be given to the runner up.

I will post the winner on August 20th by 9pm Pacific time. I will be using the random number generator to choose a winner. Good Luck Ladies! :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

The summer is coming to an end..

Summer has gone by so quickly .. we have been busy these past two months. In June my two oldest nieces came to spend the summer with us and with 7 people in the house we were crowded and busy all the time. My nieces are great girls.. sweet, helpful, and loving, I hope that my own children grow up to be so sweet.

Mystry & Kami

Both of the girls celebrated their birthday's here with us.. and we enjoyed every minute of it. :) On the 5th my sister arrived to take Kami back home. Mystry has decided that she wants to live with us for now so she stayed behind with her moms blessing.

We look forward to seeing Kami again next summer and of course there is always skype.. :)

A new Giveaway!!!

Hello everyone! It has been awhile since my last giveaway so I thought it was time to do another one! I enjoy supporting fellow talented navy wives who have their own businesses. This time around I am going to be supporting Bits and Pieces of my Heart Jewelry

This young Navy wife makes cute jewelry for both children and adults. I will be giving away a Navy inspired key chain that she made. I have already purchased one of these for myself!! I love it!

Keep an eye out for my next post where I will have information about the drawing and you will be able to post your entry!

Monday, August 1, 2011

“Friendship is a privilege, not a right.”

“Friendship is a privilege, not a right.”

This Article says something inspiring to me. A very good friend of mine today said to me that it is a privilege to be someones friend and if they do not treat the friendship that way that it is best to walk away. I agree, and I am privileged to have her as a friend as am I the other wonderful friends I have in my life.

So treat your friends like it is a privilege to have them, because it is, and they deserve no less than that.