Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!
I guess it was yesterday for you, at this point, but I forgot.
We had Thanksgiving dinner twice last week. Once at church and then at the "Turkey Night" at the battalion. So, I am not making a thanksgiving dinner at home tonight. I am going to make some deviled eggs, and some cream cheese/pineapple appetizers for us, but besides that we are not doing much. I told the kids this morning that we are going to show God we are thankful for our house by cleaning it up. They want to watch a VeggieTales netflix movie we have (that they watched a million times in a row yesterday), and The Secret of Roan Inish, which is a really cute movie that the Zwetchke's made us borrow. So we'll have some movies, and some food. But we are thankful for many things without having a specific dinner tonight. Here are the things we are thankful for:

Jenna: "I am thankful for my house, the whole world, all my toys and the food I eat and my family."

Lukas: "I am thankful for my family, and my toys, and the whole world and my mom and dad."

Adam: "I am thankful for my dad and my eyeballs because I can see, and I'm thankful for my medal, and I'm thankful for my nose, cuz of smelling [he has a cold right now too so that is funny]. And I'm really thankful for my toys, and even my shirts [and he has only sweatpants on right now as well]."

Livea: "Daddy."

Last night when we were going to sleep I told Livea I loved her, and she didn't say anything. I told her "Daddy loves you too," and she said "But my daddy is in Iraq," I said "he loves you all the way from Iraq though," she said "is my daddy ever coming home?" I assured her you were going to come home. But it was so sad, that she even said such a thing! I said "do you miss your daddy?" She said "yes, I miss my daddy."

I am thankful for:
An amazing husband that: fixes broken screens; is a good hard-worker; takes the trash out every Wednesday in the wintertime so I never have to freeze my feet off because I'm too lazy to put shoes on for 2 minutes; checks all the scary noises in the middle of the night, even though nothing is every wrong; cleans up kid-vomit without question when the problem arises (which has not happened as of yet, thank goodness!!!); plays with the annoying dog so that I don't have to; cooks and cleans and takes care of our children; bravely sacrifices so much and serves our country and world as well as our family through the United States Army; I have a husband that has a heart for God, isn't afraid to say "I'm sorry," forgives, makes mistakes and learns from them.

I am thankful for all of our family, our 5 children, our God, our struggles, our triumphs, our path in this world together. I am thankful for being alive, and being able to wait every day for you to come home.

We all miss you and love you very much, and we are thankful that you are who you are to us.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I want this.

I love this house. It's in Clay Center. For sale. I love, love, love it. So I had to show you. With a USAA loan it would be about $1600/month. It's about 3500 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms too many (3.5!!!) and an unfinished basement! Perfect for our blossoming family. Not too shabby, eh??? Ahhh, a girl can dream, can't she?? Love you and miss you!!!!!!!

I'm not sure who would cut the grass during deployments....

Because I would probably never leave the house!!!

I never realized I had a thing for rustic farmhouse style, but I so DO. I love this kitchen! Although, I am not sure a white/cream colored rug would ever be in our kitchen, ummm, no.

It even has a pool?????? In Kansas!!!

I think I would just stay in Kansas forever........................!!!!

Yes, that is a 4-car garage!!! Ummm, one for our car, and one for our future riding lawn mower, and the rest is precious storage space!!!!

And I am still trying to figure out what those ring thingies are.... Decorative yes, but why..??

Friday, November 13, 2009

16 weeks

16 weeks!!!

Seems way too fast already right?
I've been taking pictures, but I've been bad about getting them here for you. It feels like it's midnight right now and it's only 8:30. Since I am 16 weeks, I was motivated to actually take a picture. I figure maybe if I start now, I'll actually take one every 4 weeks. We've never been good at taking preggo pics, but since you're not here, I have more reason to.

We have been so busy the last few weeks. It seems like it anyway. Just running around, and school and homeschool-group...

All the spouses are telling me that Skype isn't worth the money. That they just sit there in front of their husbands and are like "uhh, hey...ummm, hi...uhh, yah bye" - maybe they talk often, and don't know what to say. It'd probably be different for spouses that Skype once a week or every other. A new lady to our homeschool-group said save your money, if you talk on the phone, it's just as good. So now I don't. Maybe it would be nice for once a week or so....just for us to see eachother, and good for the kids too. But that is a lot of money for once a week. You should just give someone $5 and say hey let me use your Skype today. lol. Okay, I don't know. It's up to you.

I invited Christina to come over for dinner tomorrow night again and stay over with the kids. She's not liking her weekends alone too much right now. It's funny because I don't really feel alone - with the kids around. I think if we didn't have kids, and the weekend came and I was just sitting in the house without you, I'd feel really alone, but the kids are always here, there is always shopping or cleaning to do, and I just feel busy and not alone. But she does, so I invited them over.

Well I am tired and ready to retreat to my bed and book, and probably your phone call soon after.
Love ya and miss ya, so much.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Adam's Black Belt Birthday Party

Ben has uploaded some of Adam's party. He recorded more, but it takes a while to upload, so I think there is more coming. I'll post them in this same entry when they come. Love you and miss you too!!