Thursday, December 28, 2006


Hahaha I stole it from Toni

The A•B•C Meme

A - Available: Nope, Happily Married..(well happy depending on the day)

B - Best friend: Several close girlfriends- Hubby is #1!

C - Cake or pie: Cake--Pea Pickin Cake

D - Drink of choice: Sweet Tea

E - Essential item you use everyday: toothbrush or toilet paper :D

F - Favorite color: Baby Blue

G - Gummy bears or worms: Bears

H - Hometown: Summerville, South Carolina

I - Indulgence: - Caramel Chocolates..

J - January or February: January- recoup from holidays (I agree)

K - Kids: 2 girls, 1 hellion..I mean boy

L - Life is incomplete without: My family

M - Marriage date: April 26, 2001

N - Number of siblings: two sisters

O - Oranges or Apples: both

P - Phobias/Fears: The dentist- Evil people!--I so agree.

Q - Favorite Quote: "Suck It Up"

R - Reason to smile: When I get to take a shower BY MYSELF

S - Season: Spring...not as hot and oh so pretty.

T - Tag: I tag anyone who wants to participate.

U - Unknown fact about myself: Is there anything I havent' told y'all???

V - Vegetable you don’t like: Rutabagas--what the HELL are those..I don't think I'd like them either..yughhhh

W - Worst habit: being pissy..LOL

X - X-rays: yup.

Y - Your favorite food: Italian--yummy

Z - Zodiac: Leo.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Our Family Christmas Letter

Tis the night before Christmas,
and we just wanted to say,
we love you and miss you,
and we hope you have a great Christmas day!

Merry Christmas!!!! I hope everyone’s year and especially this holiday season has been the greatest!!! The Family is over here in Europe enjoying ourselves. We are getting to experience lots of wonderful things and meet wonderful people.

We got here in January to a snow covered ground..oh so beautiful!!!! It was interesting considering we’d been in such a WARM state beforehand. Katherine went straight to school here but they put the 5th graders in the Middle School—so it was quite an adjustment for her. She took a bit but she did OK…In February we took a trip to Paris…but not to see the Eiffel Tower—I had my priorities straight, we went to Euro Disney!!!!! A good time was had by all of us. In March, we attuned the FASHING Parade in Luxemburg. Imagine a G rated Madre Gras, with a 5 hour long parade. The kids received stuffed animals, and enough candy to fill over 5 shopping bags. Over the rest of the year, we traveled around our local area and saw some sites and things. Steven and Katherine are looking forward to going to Bastogne, Belgium, the site of the famous "Battle of the Bulge" for the 65th reenactment later this month. It promises to be very entertaining.

DH and I are currently looking for a small house off base to move into. We enjoy living on the AF Base, but some how, you just don't really experience Europe on base. It’s a long process, but once we find one, we should be able to move in and get our house in order in a matter of weeks. This will allow us a better guest room, and there fore, we will be ready for anyone who wishes to stop by in a few months.

Well on to how everyone is—

DH is well—he made 1st Lt in August of this year—it was a NICE raise. However, he would still like to know where his money goes. If anyone has any idea please email him and let him know (and the first person who suggests it was me is off my list!!! :D ) . He attended LRO (Logistics Readiness Officer) school this summer in San Antonio. He got to sleep in AC while we sweated to the oldies here in Germany, I think it was the hottest summer possible and they don’t have AC in the houses here. Otherwise—he’s been doing great in his job. He served as a Flight Commander for several weeks after his return, leading over 65 personnel. They currently have him working in the Unit Deployment Center, where he works to ensure all 400 people in his squadron are ready for war at all times. He was honored by the Fighter Wing (base) as one of only two Unit Ground Safety Managers for the year, and we are expecting to hear back from United States Air Forces in Europe to see if he wins at that level. He was also named as the Company Grade Officer of the Quarter for October – December. This makes him #1 of over 12 other officers, so at least I know why he's always at work. Steven is also looking at being deployed this summer, although the location hasn't really been decided, we expect him to be gone from about April - August. Please keep him in your prayers during that time.

Me, well—same ole, same ole…I started school with the University of Maryland this year. Hopefully before we leave here I’ll get my Bachelor’s degree…This time I’m going for Psychology. Other than that I am an active member of the PTSA, working the school dances and I am also an active member of the OCSC (Officers’ and Civilians’ Spouses’ Club). I currently create the newsletter every month and have lots of fun. (I think?) Between these two activities and the children, I seem to have a lot on my plate, and there are many days when DH and I may simply pass each other on our ways in/out the front door.

Daughter #1 is now in 6th grade. She is in the Band and joined CAP (Civil Air Patrol) this year. Her days and nights are getting fuller. She’s doing decent in school…nothing to write home about. She’s working through some personal problems right now—but it will turn out OK. She got certified to be a babysitter with the Red Cross earlier this year and has been babysitting for her brother and sister. She is going to need braces this next year, but the AF doesn’t think she is quite ready yet (lucky girl).

Daughter #2 is well, her same old self…good and spoiled, whiny and just plain ole funny sometimes. She honestly is the other little mother around here…If I don’t know what’s going on with the other two.. usually she does. Her theme song for this year should be “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth” as well—she lost those earlier.
She is truly a daddy’s girl though.

And finally our son—he is a BOY all the way through and through. I don’t think I EVER had to work this hard with the girls…Into everything, doesn’t want to wear a diaper (cause god knows everyone needs to see that thing), and think he own’s the remote and TV..he let’s us know when we are watching something he doesn’t want to see. He loves to fight with #2 and it’s Toddler Wrestling Time about 50% of the time in this house. He’s getting big though and I expect him to outweigh and be taller than her in a year.

Well, that’s our family in a nutshell…Hope you and yours are wonderful and we will be thinking of you.


Our family

Friday, December 22, 2006


Yes you!!! I'm talking to you.....A little birdie told me you were giving away HP camera' cool is that???

So, all I have to do is tell you why I need one???

Well, my friend, let me tell you a story about a woman named Becky and her kids..bad, badder and baddest. Becky used to have a camera...(may I add it wasn't as nice as a HP however)...and she loved her camera, Especially since she lives in Europe and goes neat places like EuroDisney. Anywho back to my story, one day Becky went off to do something~~I'm just going to guess here that it was good~~ and left the three B's at home. Becky got back and noticed her digital camera wasn't working. She couldn't figure out why her pictures were coming out all black. So, she did what any self-respecting woman does and called her husband, BLAMED him for everything and told him to fix it. He looked at it, looked at her, and said..."umm honey, the little thingie isn't opening" (ok he didn't call it a little thingie, but I can't remember what the heck that thing is). Well, shoot says Becky there goes pics of Christmas and all...I guess we'll have to wait until the military pays us enough to buy a new one...(OK all you military wives out there can QUIT laughing now~~Becky will admit to drinking when stating that). So, my friend TED...please send me a HP camera pack...

Hey lookie what's here....

digital photography

~~This post brought to you by our friends at HP

Thursday, December 21, 2006


Wrapping night here at the favorite time of the year...The conversation will go something like this..

S: Why did you buy this--they didn't need it..

B:'s Christmas

S: I don't care...seriously they have too many toys already.

B: Pass the wine bottle please so I can hit you upside of the head with it you cheap bastard..

(OK maybe that last one is just what I want to say--what I really say is uh-huh meaning..sure I'm keep wrapping)

Ok I'm out to wrap..wish me the morning if someone hasn't heard from me..I've probably been eaten by the mounds of wrapping paper.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Decision Time.

Have you ever taken Christmas away from your kids??? I'm about THIS close to taking it away from Katherine and giving her NOTHING this year. Her attitude SUCKS..she's failing school...she used dirty words the other day...(I know I know...)..and Lord forbid we ask her to do anything..she cries like a BABY!!!

It's down to decision time folks--do I or don't I???

Steven told me his dad didn't let him get santa one year (funnily enough it was in the 6th grade) and he didn't get much from his family. BUT she knows about Santa, so not having Santa give her anything would do nothing for her...maybe will scare lizzie......but my belt does that too ;).

So, any suggestions folks?

Monday, December 18, 2006

No More Christmas Spirit

I think I'll just take down the tree and decorations..that's all..nothing more to say!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Back by POPULAR--or maybe not so popular--demand

Hey all...Steven says I haven't updated this in a while...hmmm well I have nothing else to do really (said with lots of sarcasm!!!

So, here's what's up...

I'm back in school--taking two classes now--two next quarter

Social Psychology and Libraries for dummies this semester

Computers for dummies and Statistics next...

I don't know if I have any for dummies classes left I can take..uh oh ;)

It's been BUSY time is a pain with all the social stuff you have to do...ughhhhh

But I have missed you so I plan to try and update it more often (once a day)...LOL...and it shouldn't be hard since I just grounded Katherine to infinty and that means I'm grounded to...

Why did I ground Katherine???


1) Attitude SUCKS!!!! seriously..doesn't want to do anything, help out anywhere and the mouth on that child..well let me tell you..I'm suprised she's still alive as if it had been me--my momma would've knocked my ass into next week...and I would've stayed there if I knew what was good for me.

2) GRADES Just got her half term report...ohhhhhhhhh let me tell you she is almost FLUNKING two classes because she doesn't want to do her homework. Now she gets NO TV during the week and to work on homework EVERY FLIPPIN DAY..oh and NO extra curricular activities either.

3) RESPONSIBILITY--or maybe lack of should be better...refuses it..ask her to feed/water/clean out cat box...she doesn't do it--LIZZIE does..yep the 4 year old takes better care. AND GOD FORBID I ask her to watch her brother/sister for me...she lets them TEAR UP my responsibility =NO privledges/allowance.

So here I am grounded. sigh...oh well more time for you and homework my friends.