Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Star Wars

So the boys have left for school,
and it's Nathaniel and Me time,
and what does he get out,
for us to play with?
You guessed it Star Wars action figures.
I love Star Wars!
Star Wars is one of those things that I still love.
The movies were my favorite as a kids,
and they still make the top list today.
I even like the new ones.
I have also read the books (yes I'm a dork),
and seen every episode of
Star Wars The Clone Wars.
So far I have loved every minute of it.
It's the best story ever,
and it has something for everyone.
Love, Law and order, honer, politics, war.....,
I could go on and on.
Its also very surprising to me how much of the story
the kids have picked up on.
Darien could tell you the whole star wars story
if you would sit and listen.
Zachary could tell you the names of all of the Jedi.
And Nathaniel can recanize almost
any star wars character.
My favorite Jedi would have to be Obi-won.
I have gone back and forth on this,
but now I have decided.
It was Yoda, and as much as I like Yoda,
I understand Obi more.
Though he may not be the best Jedi,
he is one of those Jedi,
that always does the right thing.
He is always obedient
(thats why they called him obi-won)
and he is very caring, a people pleaser (like me).
Yoda is more or a wise but very tricky person.
In the books it says that
Yoda would teach his Padawans by
tricking them into doing the wrong thing,
and then let them learn from their mistake.
Wow! Oh and here is another shocker
Count Dooku was Yoda's Padawan.
See it's not just Obi-won who
fails to teach morals to his students.
Obi-won has done a few
things I'll never understand.
Like in movie 3
after the lava almost killed Vader,
why didn't he finish him off then?
And why did he just let
Vader kill him in movie 4.
Yup I just don't understand it.
He was the one to finish off
General Grievous though,
and thank goodness, that guy
(or droid) was nothing but trouble.
Okay I need to stop now
or you will end up reading the
whole Star Wars story right here,
if you are still reading.
But see now you know how much I love Star Wars!
Maybe soon I'll write about who much I love Star Trek!!
Boy that would be a long one.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Finally updated

Wow, okay first off I would like to say sorry about not updating in a long time, but most of you who read this already know me, and already know what's going on in my life (for the most part). Me moved to Maryland in late May (woohoo). The drive across country was okay, but not fun. If I was to do it all over again, I would have planed more stops and taken it much slower. It was however both of ours (Jeremy and me), idea to do it as fast as possible. We are living on Fort Meade right now, and its has been pretty good, but our place feels small, and will soon feel smaller, because our 4th is on the way, and should be here the end of January (surprise, for those of you who didn't know). So we are buying a house!! Sorry for all of the big news compressed into one paragraph, but I didn't want to make this really long I just wanted to catch everyone up. Our new house will be in Glen Burnie, and should be big enough for all of us, and than some.

Darien has started the 2nd grade, and is doing very well. The only problem I'm having from him is his authority. Because he is the oldest, he thinks he on a level higher than his brothers, and he's not. He has been very bossy with them, and he has been trying to take matters into his own hands, and his brothers don't want to listen to him and they shouldn't. It has been frustrating for me, because he puts so much effort into bossing them around, and trying to talk back to Jeremy and I (I say trying, because he doesn't get away with it), and he should be using that effort to work on his hand writing.

Zachary is now in kindergarten, and is doing much better. He had a bit of a rocky start, because it takes him longer to get a routine down, then it does with his brothers. He is like me at that age, I was so easily distracted, and I needed more reminders to keep me on track. Like I said he has it now, and he is doing great.

Nathaniel is now 3 and a half (will be 4 in April). With both his older brothers in school, it's just him and me at home. He loves that. He gets to play by himself (which he loves doing, because he can play how he wants), and watch Dora (one of his favorites). On the downside, Nathaniel is one of those children that likes to test the waters (so to say), and so I have to keep a close eye on him.

As for me and this pregnancy, it's been hard, harder than my last so far. The morning sickness was stronger and longer, than any of my others, and the aches and pains started much sooner as well. On the bright side, this one is a girl! I was going to stop after this one, no matter what, but now I know I will. I'm at the point right now, that I can't wait to have this baby. I'm starting to feel like I have been pregnant forever, and boy is it time. The reality is I have more than a month to go. The past few days I am sorry to say, that my emotions have gotten the better of me, and I have been a bit grumpy. The holidays have me stressed, and have kept me up at night. That's a big thing for me, because I love my sleep and not much can keep me from it. I have already gotten gifts so its not that, it's the whole family thing. As much as I love them (and I do) it was just so much easier when we lived 3000 miles away, and didn't have to worry about who we were going to see and when. Not many seem to understand how hard it is for a 8 mo pregnant mom with 3 kids, to get everyone out and about during the holidays. Also as much as I hate to admit it, it is also partially my fault. I hate to disappoint people so most of the time I say yes, when I should have said no.

Okay so I see this has gone on long enough, so I'm going to stop now. Feel free to leave comments, and thanks for reading.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Just one more week and then...

Okay is it's just one more week until we pull out of here, well it 8 days so yeah. Things have been good so far, but next week will be stressful.

Last Friday I got to see Star Trek!! Woohoo!! Last Friday we were celebrating because Jeremy detached from the Uss Hampton (no more submarine), so we took the kids to Mimi's, and then to the drive-in to see Star Trek. It was great, and I loved it, and I can't wait to buy it on Blu ray, yes we have to get this one on Blu ray. We love going to the Drive-in. It's in Santee which is about a 15 min drive from us, and most of the time there is hardly anyone there, but not that night. I kept thinking to myself, there can't be this many Trekies that live around here, so WHY ARE THEY HERE! This is a Star Trek Fan movie only!! Tee-hee!

Okay so next week, on Tuesday the movers will come, and they will pack us up, and take everything away on Wednesday. Saturday (early), we are pulling out of here and hitting the road. So keep us in your prayers, and I will write again once we get to Maryland.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

the going ons!

Hey everyone, just wanted to keep you guys updated on everything. Jeremy is home for those of you who are a little behind. He got home on the 16th of April. I love having him home. We have both been very busy getting things ready for the move, but we have also been enjoying each other. Okay so, we (Jeremy and I), are both reading New Moon, okay now I know what you are thinking. Really?? See when Jeremy was gone he read all of the Twilight books, one of his ship mates got him started on it. I myself didn't really want to read them, because I didn't hear the best things about them. Jeremy loved them, and he kept saying "When I get home, I'm going to read them to you." We have read a lot of books together like the Sword of Truth, Wheel of time, Harry Potter (just to name a few), I love it when he reads to me, he does all of the voices, and we do it for hours and its great. Okay so for the big surprise! I really did like Twilight. And after the book we watched the movie, and I think they did a wonderful job on that too. Most book to movie, movies end up awful, or just to different. So I have to say that out of all of the book to movie, movies Twilight is the best, it is a lot like the book. New Moon is a bit surprising, and the beginning is pretty sad, and some-what depressing, but it gets better, and we are almost done that one too.

Okay now for the move, and everything that goes with it... I have put in out month notice on our house, and we have gotten a call from Fort Meade saying that they have a house for us. Very exciting! Last week is when I put in the month notice for our house, and that's when reality really hit me. I can't believe I'm leaving. Yes I knew it was going to happen, but it just didn't feel real. It feels real now. So I'm kind of sad, and feeling conflict inside myself. On one hand I can't wait for this all to be over with, moving is some-what stressful for me, and we have so much to do. On the other hand though, I really want to make these last few weeks in San Diego last. I'm going to miss this place, and the people in it. One of these days I'll stop writing about how much I'm going to miss this place, because yeah I know, I say it all of the time. Yes and everyone knows it by now. It makes me happy though, that I got a chance to live here. It's a wonderful place, and I know why God put us here when he did. He knew what he is doing, and I won't forget the things I have learned here, or the people I have met.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

Hi everyone! So it's time for an up-date! Things are going great, and the kids are fine. I'm starting to get excited about moving. I'm still kinda of sad, but I'm always ready to move forward with my life. We have also moved up on the waiting list of housing at Fort Meade. We were number 5 about 3 weeks ago, and now we are number 2! How crazy is that?? Oh and something else exciting! Jeremy is coming home soon... Really soon! And!! Oh yes it gets even better!! We won first kiss, meaning that he gets to be the first Sailor to kiss his wife. Did I say I was super excited, because I'm super excited. Last homecoming was awful, Jeremy was like that last person off the boat (well almost, my friend Nicole's husband was last), I waited to for 2 hours and got very sunburned. This time I need to remember to wear sunscreen. But back to my point... This time I won't have to worry about that, because he will be the first person off. Jeremy parents are flying in next monday, so that gives me something else to look forward to. They are great with the kids. So yeah I have a lot of planing to do, but it feels good to finally get things done. I have been waiting to start, and now I can. 2 years ago, I was doing almost the same thing. I was planing a move across country. I remember be so stressed out, and so worried, and this time I'm not. I'm so glad! This time we are ready, and this time we know what to do. Okay so I'll stop because I don't have much else to tell. Thanks for reading!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

I've got some news!

Hey everyone! Well I'm super excited, because I have news now about where we are going next. I got the news last week, and I meant to post about it, but I just got to busy, and forgot. Sorry! So anyways.... I know your like, "Okay stop betting around the bush and tell us already!" Okay so it's... Columbia, MD! Yay! Yup so the house hunt is on. I have been looking for a house to rent, but also I have put in a housing application at Fort Meade, and to tell the truth, I think I would like to live at Fort Meade. I have always enjoyed living in military housing, the only time we didn't live in military housing was in Virginia. So please keep us in your prayers, just pray that we will find a nice place to live.

Columbia put us about an hour and a half away from my parents, and two hours from his, so it's at a nice spot. Jeremy says it's perfect because we are close enough for visits, but far enough, so they won't want to come over all of the time. Yeah I know he's so funny right? Okay well thank you to everyone who was praying for news, because now we have it.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

A Summer Song
By, Chad & Jeremy

Trees swayin' in the summer breeze
Showin' off their silver leaves
As we walked by

Soft kisses on a summer's day
Laughing all our cares away
Just you and I

Sweet sleepy warmth of summer nights
Gazing at the distant lights
In the starry sky

They say that all good things must end some day
Autumn leaves must fall
But don't you know that it hurts me so
To say goodbye to you
Wish you didn't have to go
No no no no

And when the rain
Beats against my window pane
I'll think of summer days again
And dream of you

They say that all good things must end some day
Autumn leaves must fall
But don't you know that it hurts me so
To say goodbye to you
Wish you didn't have to go
No no no no

And when the rain
Beats against my window pane
I'll think of summer days again
And dream of you
And dream of you

I heard this song the other day when I was in wal-mart, I remember loving it when I was a kid, and I thought this is the perfect saying good-bye to San Diego song!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day

Okay so this my first Valentine's day by myself, since me and Jeremy got Married. It's some-what sad. I remember feeling this way around Christmas time, just a few months ago. About a month before Christmas, it really hit me. What would it be like waking up Christmas morning, just me and the boys. I would be happy yet lonely. I prayed to God, that I wouldn't be lonely, that I would have someone to spend that time with. He answered my prayers, and my parents offered to send Shelby. It was great having her here. On Christmas morning she was the one to wake me up, and get stuff going. She was just as excited as the kids.

But as for today, I do feel some-what empty. I know that I have Jess, and she is great and a wonderful friend, and I'm glad we have each other to lean on, so for that I am thankful. I just really hope that this time apart is still good, even if he isn't here.

Now for those of you wondering... Our plans haven't changed, as far as moving. We are still moving around the May-June time frame. A few days ago I wasn't sure if Jeremy was going to change his plans, but now he's not going to. It's so funny... I really want time to fly, so I can see him again, but yet I don't, because I feel like this move is coming up so fast, and I feel so rushed, and I almost wish I could stay longer. I feel like Haru in "The Cat Returns" (for those of you who haven't seen this movie, well you should), when she is free falling, and Baron tells her to open her eyes, but she says "I can't I'm too scared!" That is how I feel right now. I know the ground is coming, but I'm to scared to open my eyes and do something about it.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Change is coming...

Hey everyone! Well the time has come... for change. I just got an e-mail from Jeremy a few days ago, and we did it. We got recruiting! So what does that mean? Jeremy has to be back on the east coast by June. It is both happy and sad news for me. I am happy because once he gets back, then no more boat! No more silly submarine! I am also sad, because I will miss San Diego. When I left the east coast I wasn't sad because I knew I would sooner or later I'd come back. I know though it's not the same for the west coast. I may never get a chance to come back. It's going to be a really sad good-bye. Yes from my last post you already know this, so I won't go on and on about it. Okay so I'm still not sure where we are going, but it will be one of the 4 following states... Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, or New Jersey. So please keep us in your prayers, that we will have an easy move, and get the right place. Once I know where I will tell you!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The cross roads

Okay so for those of you who don't already know... We are, soon going to have to move again. We don't know where, but that's really not the point of this post. The point is that for the first time, I'm actually kind of sad about the move. Why, you ask? Because I really like (well love) San Diego, and it wasn't like that all of the other times I had to move.

When I moved from Greensboro, MD to Charleston, SC I was excited. I was ready to be out on my own, just Jeremy, Darien, and Me (or so I thought). Charleston was great and beautiful, but I just missed my family way to much. I learned a lot during my time there, but I just felt so lonely. When it came time to move from Charleston, SC to Norfolk, VA, I was also excited I would only be 4 hours away from my family. They were just up the cost, and I was able to visit them a lot. But after living in Norfolk for a while, I started to hate it. It was dirty, and there were to many tunnels. When they said Virginia was for lovers, they lied. So yeah once again when it came time to move to San Diego, CA I was so ready to get out of there.

So San Diego, wow what can I say. It's beautiful here, and the weather is always perfect (always), and that means I can wear whatever I want any time of the year (yeah I'm a girl so I look at things that way). I think the big thing is I've realized that I'll never have a chance to call Greensboro my home again, so I let that thought go, and when I did that, I was living here at the time, so now I feel like this is my home. Yeah it's crazy.

When we first left home, almost 6 years ago, I remember Jeremy telling me that, "things will never be the same", he was talking about home, and how we may never get to live there again. That living away will change us to much, and we won't belong there anymore. I believe him now. It's so sad to say it, but when I go home (to MD), It's not the same. It's a lot like that Switchfoot song "This is Home". There is a line in the first verse it says "I believe you now, I've come to far, no I can't go back, back to how it was." Yeah, story of my life.

Okay now to the reason we have to move. There are no open spots for shore duty here for Jeremy's job in the Navy. Yes we could stay, but Jeremy would have to extend his time on the boat, and that would be like it is now, with him gone a lot. Submarines are gone a lot. We have lived in San Diego for 21 months, and Jeremy hasn't been here for 10 of those months. His time gone has been off and on, but yes all together it's 10 months. So yes if I could get my husband on shore duty, then he wouldn't have to leave me.

Yes so this is the big thing on the mind lately. I'm excited to start the next chapter in my life, but I know I'm going to miss San Diego.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Getting Started

Okay so first post. I guess I'll tell a little about myself to begin with. I'm 24, watch is a good age, or at least I think so. I'm Married to a great man named Jeremy, and we have been married for 6 and a half years! We have 3 wonderful boys! Darien, Zachary, and Nathaniel. We are currently living in San Diego. My Husband is in the Navy, so we do move around a bit, but so far my favorite place is here in San Diego. I come from a pretty big family. I was number 2 of 4 kids. So I have an older sister Mindy (she's 25), a younger brother Wesley (he's 21), and younger sister Shelby (she's 14). My whole family lives on the east coast, a whole 3,000 miles away. Now at first that was hard living so far away, and it still is at times, but for the most part I do like it (sorry guys), but let me rephrase that. What I mean is I like my Independence. My parents are great I just don't re-lay on them a lot, and really I can't even if I wanted to because I do live so far away. I grew up in a Christian family with Republican parents. I loved that so much that I continued it. I now go to this great church "The Fellowship Of San Diego" wonderful place.

Okay so places we have lived (this is interesting). My home town is Greensboro, MD, and my husbands is Preston, MD, and ever since Jeremy's Navy carer started we have lived in Charleston, SC, Norfolk, VA, and now San Diego, CA. Both me and Jeremy love our home towns, and Charleston was cool, we were not really pleased with Norfolk though, and I really hope we never go back. San Diego is great though. The weather is wonderful, and everything is near-bye. So that's my life, or kind-of. Okay so I will write more later, but for right now thanks for reading.