Saturday, June 13, 2009

For My kids Friday..

sort of a busy day yesterday so I want to update..
Deployment ceremony.. never understood what it was until yesterday. What a proud moment it was to see 160 soldiers being honored for their bravery.. family and friends were all there to commend them.. Bold
Kohen sat upon Nick's shoulders, wearing his daddy's army hat, waving the American flag as the soldiers marched away to "I'm proud to be an American". Priceless moment.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Thank You..

Thank you to all the people who are negative. Those of you who tell me I can't do it.. I won't survive.. I won't make it.. Thank you.
Thank You to those who directly judge me without knowing the real me.
Thank you to those who didn't believe that Josh and I would have made it this far.
Thank you to those who turned their backs when I needed them most.
I say thank you to negative people because without you there wouldn't be a positive. If you hadn't been so negative I wouldn't have strived to do better, to go the extra mile, to work my butt of, to make it through the worst of times. So again, thank you negative people, you gave me a reason to be better than you..

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Ten Things Tuesday

Ten Things I love about being a mother..
1 ~ the smile on my kids faces when they see me
2~ the face that I have a purpose.. I am molding these little humans into sophisticated individuals
3~ finally realizing that I can't do it all and still be okay with it
4~ the firsts... first smile, laugh, crawling, walking, school..etc. I try to savor these moments because they only happen once..
5~ I am perfectly fine with the fact that I would die for them.
6~ The hugs and kisses (this might be the best part!)
7~ I appreciate MY parents so much more...
8~ They make me appreciate sleep a WHOLE lot more.. (LoL)
9~They will always have a piece of my heart..
10~ The hopes that I have to be a positive influence and an important part of their lives..

Monday, June 8, 2009

I am the wife of an American Soldier..
I am a supporter of the United States Army-
an encouragement of the protectors
of the greatest country on Earth.
Because I am proud of my husband,
and the uniform that he wears,
I will always act in ways
that are credible to him,
the military service, and the nation he has sworn to guard.
I am proud of my husband.
I will do all that I can to protect
and provide for my family in his absence.
I will be loyal to my husband and to the vows
that we made as we entered the covenent of marriage.
I will do my full part to carry on the values
and goals that we have set apart for our family
and I will continue to instruct our children
in the same manner.
As a soldier's wife,
I realize I play a vital role in my husband's decision
to become a member of a time-honored profession -
that I am doing my share to keep alive
the principles of freedom for which my country stands.
No matter what situation I am in,
I will never do anything, for pleasure, profit,
or personal safety, that will disgrace my husband,
his uniform or our country.
I will use every means I have to encourage my husband
to be the best soldier he can be.
I am proud of my husband, my country and its flag.
I will fly the flag and always remember
the sacrifices made by my husband
and by generations of men and women
that have served our beloved country.
I will try to make my husband proud
of the manner I accept his decision
to defend my freedom
and the freedom of all American citizens.
I am the wife of an American Soldier.

Memory Monday

We would all get up at the same time..(the kids and I when Josh was at basic..) I would sit Kohen on his little couch..Carter in his thomas the train chair.. give them both Nutrigrain bars..turn on cartoons and just watch my little men make a mess..
Carter would squish his with both hands then devour it..
there is still his goupy nutrigrain bar mess on his chair..
everytime I see it I think of our mornings together..
RIP baby boy..

For My Kids

I missed friday (long weekend) so here it is..
A couple weeks ago, the kids and I were driving by Lowe's and they had all of their flowers outside.. so I said to Kohen..
"Kohen, look at all the pretty flowers!"
Kohen: "They are beautiful just like you mommy!"