Thursday, November 18, 2010

1. I am surprised I still have followers after my massive breaks lately.
2. I'm not making any promises but I am going to try to keep this updated a little more now, but you know having 2 kids and a bun in the oven is HARD work.
3.We officially live on post now, and I love it. I'm not too sure about our neighbors but you know how that goes.
4. We are all sick right now and I'm hoping by the weekend we will all be feeling much much better
and last but not least
5. Skinny jeans ARE NOT for everyone... I mean let's get serious.. you know if skinny jeans look good on you or not. If they don't.... don't attempt to wear them. :)
Hey, don't shoot the messenger.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I'm sitting watching cartoons with Big A, while little A finally sleeps.
I think she must be teething because she woke up 40 million times last night,
and so I have a big CUP of coffee helping me this morning.
Today we are moving on post!
Well some things..
We will do our walk through in just a bit,
and I have to admit I have been cranky to my husband about it.
Cranky that we are moving yet again.. even though its 5 minutes away.
Cranky that I have to pack.
Cranky that I have to unpack.
Cranky that I have to yet again get my children used to sleeping in their "new" bedrooms.
Super, super cranky.
But I have a confession.
I should never have been cranky at my husband at all.
here is my sad face because I hate to be wrong :(
The reason being is that he told me why he wanted us to move.
He wants us to save some money for the new baby.
He wants his children and wife to be safe while he works nights as an MP.
He is trying his hardest to provide for this family everything we need so we don't have to go without anything.
so.. yes he told me all this and I needed a big huge sign to carry around saying
I can't be mad at him for trying to better our lives.
To make us safer.
To help us save some money.
I need to be thankful for God giving me such an awesome husband who wants, and tries to provide for his family, even though he has an emotional wife who will be cranky for all the wrong reasons.

Wednesday Confessions

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I decided to hook up with Kathryn @ Singing Through The Rain, and do a confession.
Today my confession is:
I suck royally at making friends here.
I have never been a shy person. I actually have always been outgoing but I feel like it is so soooo hard to make decent friends here. I mean don't get me wrong, I have a few friends that I do things with and I am a part of a mommy group, but that's not the type of friendship I am talking about.
I want real friends.
Friends I can feel super comfortable with leaving my children with.
Friends that will support my crazy decisions.
Friends that can come over for dinner and let our kids play for a while, and actually have an adult conversation with.
Friends that possibly go to the same church as me.

I know... big time whiner.
But after going home for the funeral and seeing all my very best friends, its hard to not want someone to be friends with like that.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

As I sit here, I'm debating on whether or not to go to PWOC this week. It would be so nice to go but with the kiddos and their horrible allergies, I don't know if childcare would watch them or not.
I wanted to write about sex and commercials today. Recently my hubby and I put parental locks on the main TV because my 4 year learned how to switch the channel and I would walk in with him on BET videos, or VH1 lol. It's funny now but it really freaked me out. There is so much inappropriate content in those videos. Katie Perry is practically naked or there are women dancing around in bikinis and sex and violence. It's not only in shows or music videos but also in commercials! A commercial selling shoes will zoom only into women's butts and my son kinda laughs like " ha ha, I saw her butt" Or a perfume commercial with Fergie makes you feel so uncomfortable.
Now I know as a mom I need to watch out for this kind of stuff because I want my children to be innocent and young as long as possible, but as adults are we becoming desensitized to what is "appropriate" for daytime television and commercials? Are we so used to this stuff be shoved down our throats it doesn't bother us anymore?
Or am I being super sensitive? What do you guys think?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sorry I haven't posted in a while, as you can tell it's been CRAZY around here from my last post.
One of my best friends Michael, was murdered. He was walking to his mom's really late at night after he and a friend had gotten in a fight. His friend was following along in his car after Michael asking him to get back into the car when, 2 "gangsters" said something to him, he replied back and I guess that's how the fight started. They stabbed him five times in the left side of his chest. His friend rushed him to the hospital and he was pronounced dead just a few minutes later.
That is the very shortened version, but you get the overall idea.
I know you have heard of those people who were friends with everyone, and that is exactly what Michael was. A truly genuine, incredible person. He didn't deserve this, nobody does and my heart just breaks for his family.
I am so lucky to have gone home while my husband was deployed. Michael and I got to spend time together. He came over to spend time with my kids, so I could just sit on the couch. He came over for dinner sometimes and even took my son and I to a Christmas parade. My son absolutely adored him.
Michael, I love you!

It's been pretty surreal. Life must continue on, and I have to take care of my babies and this baby in my tummy :) We have decided to stop with the recruiting stuff as of now and just continue to pray about it. We are going to be moving on post so we can save some money and hopefully meet some good friends for our time remaining here. I would appreciate all prayers you could say for his family and also for us over here. It's just a hard time, but I know we are going to get through this and be stronger for it.

sad sad day

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I'm so very heartbroken at this moment.
I got a phone call from a friend I haven't talked to in a few months, and was told some very devastating news.
One of my very best friends, was murdered last night, he was jumped and stabbed.
To say I am sad is such an understatement.
My heart is in pieces.
I can't believe this is even a real moment.

Please pray for comfort for his parents, friends, and for my very amazing friend.
He was such an amazing person, the kind of guy who could always make you laugh, who would make your horrible day better.
He was an amazing person and an even more amazing friend.

I'll post more once i even have words.

busy busy busy

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

whew. it's been busy around here.
so busy.
My friend had asked me a while back if I could watch her kiddos while she was in labor,
well of course I said yes, because that's what friends are for.
So on Sunday when we went to her house to celebrate her son turning 2, she was in labor!
Early labor of course and the contractions weren't too bad yet, so we did the party thing fast and I loaded up her 3 kids along with mine and I took them home.

First of all let me say: I am not the kind of person to have 5 children.
Don't get me wrong, they were all super well behaved but I just was exhausted.
After 24 plus hours of labor she had that sweet baby :) He has no name yet, but will soon.
And their daddy came and picked them up about 8:30 pm Monday night. So i didn't have them long, I actually was expecting longer, but it worked out.

I have my very first ob appt. on Monday and I am so anxious to see how the babe is growing.
I have been having contractions like crazy, nothing steady or anything just lots of them.
The hubby keeps teasing me saying it's twins, and I tell him we will just have to hire a nanny if that happens :)

We are still so up in the air about recruiting, we are waiting on his last interview to even be able to turn the packet in. I'm trying not to worry about it because I know it's not in my hands. And whatever happens will be meant to be.

Hopefully it will be a much calmer week this next week, and I'll be able to post a little more ;)

feeling moved

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

We have been church hopping lately.
It's sooo hard to find a church that everyone in my family enjoys.
I even think its very important for little A to have enjoyed herself.
The first church we were going to once hubby got back,
Little A would cry the entire time in her class.
I'm not talking about fake crying, it was like the hysterical, I can not breathe cry.
And we also tried a church on post, I really thought we were going to enjoy it- umm negative.
Your child HAD to be registered in CYS to go to childcare, so Big A could go, because technically he was in bible class but Little A could not.
We kept her in service with us, which is fine with me but people all around us kept giving us dirty looks and she was being such a good girl.
We gave her a snack and she was great.
When your church or your congregation doesn't accept children, It turns people away..
I mean seriously.
So now the one we are going to is a little bigger than I would like.
The first service was okay. I enjoyed the music and Big A had a great time in class, and Little A didn't have an emotional breakdown.
The second time we went, we were listening to praise and worship and I told my hubby, I don't feel like this is the church for us.
He said we would decide after the sermon, which of course made sense.

Now, I'm not much of a cryer. It takes a lot for me to show my emotions like that, but during the preacher's sermon I just felt so moved. He was talking about us all having chains, we are dealing with things we don't like, we need to break free of these chains holding us back.
And I just cried, and cried more.
My hubby was hugging on me and I was literally ugly crying,
You know the kind.
Snot, hard to breathe, makeup all over my face.
Crying and crying, I can't tell you exactly what I was feeling besides this was me.
he was talking to me.
He called everyone up to the alter and I went.
He laid hands on everyone and I kept on crying..
the very old man next to me handed me some Kleenex.

So needless to say, I was moved, I felt so much better after that service than I have felt in such a long time. I didn't even know I was hurting in that way, until church.

We will be going back :)

Lets talk about names

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

So I'm a crazy lady and already I am thinking about names.
For this baby we have decided to be surprised.
(Well I decided and hubs was sweet to go along)
When I asked him if he liked the idea he said:
"no, I hate surprises" ha well too bad sweet husband. LOL

anyways we are having some different opinions on names.
Here's my favorites
- Charlotte aka sweet baby girl Charlie
-Ezekiel aka baby boy Zeke
-Teegun (I heart this name)
I am keeping the middle name a secret because no matter what I'm using it lol
My hubby only likes Charlie.. but what if we have a boy?

What's some of your favorite names?

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Have you ever heard of Wives of Faith?
I have talked about it a few times on here,
I also talked a little bit about Survival Sisters.
I think this is such a GREAT opportunity to get in touch with another mil-spouse close to you!
The Survival Sister semester will last 6 weeks,
and each week you do a bible study on your own and then you chat with your survival sister about it. Either on the phone, facebook, possibly in person if you are paired with someone that close :) (which I'm really hoping for this time)
It's just a way to have a friend who knows exactly what you are going/ have gone through.
And hopefully get a closer relationship with God.
Please check it out, I think if you can prepare yourself to give to something for 6 weeks, you will get a ton back!

This semester we will be studying from the book God Strong by Sara Horn.
The book is awesome!
You can relate to every single thing said in it, seriously.
So come on! What do you have to lose?

The MP Ball

Friday, August 27, 2010

12 weeks here, and yes my belly is HUGE already :)

This is my hubby's ssgt. As you can tell they had been drinking a little bit
One of my hubby's soldiers

I love this sweet man.

This was my very first ball! I had a lot of fun. I thought my feet would seriously fall off though from my lack of high heel wearing days, but the shoes were hot. Childcare was provided but only until 10 and the formal part of the ball wasn't over until 9:45 so I didn't get to dance 1 time :( But overall we had a great time.
My hubby's 1sgt. literally yelled at me. LOL He was drunk and came over and told me he needed to talk to me. I was nervous and he told me how he couldn't BELIEVE I wanted Hubs to go recruiting and that it would ruin our marriage. And he also proceeded to tell me how his wife kicked him out while he was a recruiter, and on and on. (He was the reason I didn't get to dance) So, have you guys heard this about recruiting??

Oh and p.s. I have never had someone cuss like that in a conversation EVER, I know that's how they talk to one another but.. yikes..

11 and 1/2 weeks

Monday, August 23, 2010

I'm 11 and 1/2 weeks now..
I'm about to hit the second trimester on Friday,
and I'm STILL feeling like poo.
I know I am such a complainer right now.

-Meat totally disgusts me
-My hips are killing me
-I am trying to drink as much water as possible so I don't have to get an IV :(
- I was finally able to get switched from an on-post birth to the dr. who delivered Little A
and we are still thinking about doing the all-natural birth but I have to make sure I'm not high risk like I was with my two little ones before.
-My thyroid is totally out of whack (I have hypothyroidism) and your chances of having a still-born go up dramatically if your thyroid is off a little bit.

Well now that I have sufficiently whined here is some more info:
Hubs has his recruiting packet all filled out, but he has a feeling he may be denied because he has too many children to fit the qualifications and a third on the way so that's super news.
And we are thinking of moving on post to save us some money since we think recruiting may go out the window.
We will have to break our lease which is a pain but it will save us almost 300.00 a month ( which is a big chunk)
I'm just not sure what to do.

I'm tired and my house is a disaster.
If someone wants to come do my laundry: I'll happily let you

Natural vs. Medicated

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

So my best friend Lauren and I were chatting the other day about the birth of my last baby :)
I have really been thinking about doing an all natural water birth. But then when I really think about it I get a little freaked out. I think it would be such an awesome experience, but the thought of me not having ANY meds is such a huge decision and frankly scares me. Lauren had her second baby, 100% naturally and she really thinks it was such an experience. So we got together and put up a Discussion Board on her facebook page to see what other mommies thought about this.

I want to know what you think! I am so torn between the birth center or the hospital. I will have to tell the story of my horrible epidural experience with my first birth for another time, just because I don't have time for that now :)

I do really love what this mom had to say:
I think every mom should get to hear "good for you" and "i have a lot of respect for you" REGARDLESS of if they had a natural, epidural, or C-section.

So true! Having a baby and raising it is such a feat and one that needs to be praised always!
So tell me what your opinion is? And I would LOVE to hear your birth story :)

New favorite thing

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

So here's my new favorite thing:
Have you ever seen "Minute to Win It"
It's super awesome. It's just a show where people do ridiculous things for money.
The tasks are intense and you are almost shocked every time someone wins.
But it's not just watching it, it's watching with my 4 year old :)
He must add commentary:
"oh my gosh"
"look how hard this is mommy!"
"oh that's "possible" (which means impossible)
It's adorable, I mean seriously.
He even tries to re-create the show with his toys.
And shows me what they should have done ( because he totally knows best)

What's your favorite thing to do right now?

Monday, August 9, 2010

My posts have been few and far between lately.
It's not because I don't have things to talk about, it's just because I have been feeling horrible.
It's been crazy around here, trying to get all the stuff for hubs recruiting packet.
Getting the kids put into cys ( finally)
and now to top it all off:

A very unexpected, but very welcomed surprise,

I'm 9 & 1/2 weeks pregnant
(give or take a few days).

Yes we are surprised to say the least.
But we are also VERY excited.
I have been laying around the house like a pile of death.
I had super quick morning sickness with Big A, I puked in the morning and then felt great the rest of the day.
With Little A I was pretty nauseous, but I rarely puked. I just was in pain from an enlarged cyst on my ovary.
But with number 3- I am soooo soooo sick. I puke all day and am lucky if I can keep anything I eat down. Saltines honestly make it worse, they just gross me out.
Ginger Ale is okay, but I just feel terrible not drinking water.
I have had a ton of cramping and that's just not fun.

So I'm very tired.
I'm praying this ends with the 1st trimester.

And now you know why I am gone so often lately, if it takes pretty much any effort, I'm just not doing it right now.
But once I'm feeling better I'll tell you all every single detail :)

oh p.s. we still haven't filled in aunts and uncles so if you keep keep this on the dl if you know me on facebook, I would really appreciate it!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Well Miss Abigail Mae was born last night at 2:21 am. She weighed 6 lbs 11 oz and 19 1/2 inches long. Mommy and baby are doing great! Thanks for your prayers and sweet wishes.

So here is what's going on in the O household:
My hubby is getting ready to put in his recruiting packet. We are really praying for him to get a school date in early October.
We have decided against school this semester for big A. If everything works out we will be moving before Christmas and then we will put big A into a mom's day out program.
I'm trying not to get my hopes up, but I really hope it works out.

We are putting the kiddos into swim lessons for then end of August/ beginning of September and I am going to put both of them into tumbling class which I think is going to be awesome for them.

So here comes August full on!

I'm going to be an Auntie

Monday, August 2, 2010

Our niece is being delivered via induced c-section today ( at some point). My husbands sister-in-law, has an enlarged spleen. Very enlarged. So they are having to take the baby 4 weeks early because after blood tests galore, they think the reason for the enlargement could be cancer. So if you could please keep her in your prayers today.
That's it for today!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Today I'm one of the featured blogs! :) The great thing about this friendship Friday is not
follow me/ I must follow you back,
It's follow me if you want! No obligations,
just great blogs that you find, that YOU are interested in.
A game with no rules.

And I'm going to leave you with this amazing music video because
1. I love this song
2. I really LOVE this song
I'm not a huge fan of the video, but the song is great.

Drinking and Pregnancy Don't Mix

Thursday, July 29, 2010

I have a mom's group that I got started in a couple of years ago when I first moved to Ft. Hood.
The group has been great for me and awesome for my kids.
I have met some very great friends through the group and I'm so thankful for that
but there are a few things that are really starting to irk me.
Of course, there are ALWAYS women you don't "like" but you can be civil with because you are an adult, and plus your kiddos like playing with each other so that's great.
And there are ALWAYS things you will disagree on,
you name it, some people just won't agree and that's fine.
You learn to agree to disagree.

But there is one topic that just really gets me heated and thats
drinking while you are pregnant.
I'm sorry, but I absolutely disagree with you having a drink while you are pregnant.
I will have to say I even disagree with the occasional glass of red wine.
I know that some pregnant women do this. I'm not saying you shouldn't. But I don't think it's safe or appropriate personally.
There have been absolutely NO STUDIES proving that a glass of wine is "okay" while you are pregnant. Or that one beer is "fine" for the baby and will help you get some sleep.
I mean yikes, if you need a beer to help you sleep, I think you may need to re-think becoming a mother, because sleep is something you will go without for quite a while.
Just think of it as a dear friend you have to move away from :)

I mean there is a thing called Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
And there is no way for them to know just how much alcohol will cause your baby to have this.
So for you pregnant mommies out there, please think about it before you have just that one glass of wine..
Is it really worth it?

I'm all for people disagreeing with me: if you decide to comment, let's keep this civil :)

Shame on You!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

So have you ever heard of the store Big Lot's?
It's one of my favorites :)
I just love to walk around and find cheap little awesome treasures.
It has AWESOME seasonal products and if you hit it just right you can find amazing deals on scrap booking stuff.
Well a few months back, I went to Big Lot's where my mom lives and we found a few things and as I was checking out I just decided to ask about a military discount
( I rarely ask about this, but at the previous store I had received one so it was on my mind)
The cashier quickly and gruffly told me NO!
Then proceeded to explain to me that "we" as in military do not, and I quote, "deserve" a discount because we receive so many other benefits that regular people don't. She went on and on her rant for a few minutes and I literally stood there speechless!
I didn't say a word to her and just left.
After thinking about it for the afternoon my blood was boiling and I decided to call the manger,
I told her what had happened and she assured me that the situation would be taken care of. I was still mad because she never even apologized.
So, I was still mad and decided to do what every angry girl does! Post it on facebook!
My husband was still deployed at the time, and knowing how I am, a friend's husband, also a soldier, wrote a letter to Big Lot's Corporation:
Here is the letter ( I took out some of the info because it was personal)

Steven S. Fisherman, CEO
Big Lots, Inc.
300 Phillipi Road
Columbus, Ohio 43228-5311

Dear Mr. Fisherman,

First of all, let me express my appreciation for your company and the value it provides my family. The store location on Fort Hood St. in Killeen, TX provides exceptional value on many products to my family and helps us obtain quality goods at great prices. Unfortunately, the purpose of this letter is make you aware of the shocking treatment the wife of a friend of mine received on April 29 at your location on (location taken out) Texas.

Alia Osburn, the wife of my good friend Sergeant (my hubby's name) Osburn who is currently deployed to Afghanistan with the Army, was shopping at your store at the above location in the afternoon of April 29, and when she was checking out she asked for a military discount. Instead of a simple yes or no, she was told by the cashier that the military “doesn’t deserve any discounts because they already get too many benefits that we don’t get.” I don’t believe that the military is entitled to any discounts, however there are many businesses which provide them and therefore it would make sense to at least ask whether the business offered a discount. If your business policy is to not offer a discount, then that is perfectly ok. However, insulting not only the wife of a Soldier who is serving in a combat zone but military personnel in general is simply disgraceful.

I am writing this letter on Mrs. Osburn’s behalf as she is much more reserved than your cashier was. The store manager has been notified of the incident, but I also wanted to ensure that this issue was addressed at the highest level. Again, I appreciate the service you provide the military community here in Killeen and I hope this letter will help prevent such situation from occurring in the future.


(My friend's name removed)
Staff Sergeant, United States Army

And the reason I am just telling you about this now, he didn't receive anything back.
No generic letter, no anything.
This makes me seriously not want to shop at one of my favorite stores and I wanted to share this because I feel like something more should have been done to right the situation.
So there you are:
I will not be shopping with you for quite a while!

Friendship Friday/ Random Stuff

Friday, July 23, 2010

So I'm following along :) And you should too!

And on a side note i'm bursting with excitement because my husband just told me we were going here next month:

Horseshoe Bay Resort

UGH, I can not WAIT! It's going to be awesome!!

Too much tuesday

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I'm following along at 22 year old Housewife
Tuesday To DO:
1. Laundry- it is seriously running over out of my hampers..
2. Pick Up the playroom
3. Clean the pantry.. It needs some sort of organization

Also! Check out this giveaway! I'm hosting at my other blog.

and just because every time I see this my heart gets giddy :)


Monday, July 19, 2010

Mamarazzi Monday

Big A and Little A's First minor league Baseball game.

Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Round Rock Express.

Mamarazzi Monday


Friday, July 16, 2010

Because it's 12:00 am I will make this short and sweet, but I couldn't resist posting about it tonight.
I've decided to go gangster.
Yes, You read that right.
I am going to take my navy blue dodge caravan to the shop in the mall that does vinyl lettering and have:

written in old english

So that I can put it on the back windshield.
It will be sweet. Just think of all the whistles and stares I'll get,
and people driving past me will think,
"Man, those Osburn's are a cool family".
And I could coordinate the letters to match the car seats.
Now I may be getting ahead of myself but I also could put:

A huge cutout of the shape of Texas, since that's where I'm from and all.
Everyone must know that a Texas girl is driving this suuuhweet Blue Mini-van or
now I'll call it a swaggin wagon.
And I will put "Texas Cutie" underneath.

Then my children's new nicknames in each bottom corner:




It's going to look awesome.
I know people will stare in jealousy.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Whats up with BUTTS?
I mean I really don't get the fascination but there is some weird obsession between my 4 year old son and butts.
He currently loves to shake his booty in your face and has a laughing attack after the shaking has gone on.
Then he will constantly scratch himself (you know how boys are) and tells me he just really needs to scratch it like Daddy.
Sweet, like father like son :)
Then he will walk into my bedroom while I'm getting dressed and say things like:
UGH you look disgusting in your underwear!
Ugh I can see your little shiny hiny
(because in our house we don't say "butt")
So what's up with this annoying phase..
the booty shaking isn't so bad I actually think its cute, but the rest is just plain annoying :P
What's your pet peeve this week?

Friendship Friday

Friday, July 9, 2010

Follow along! And meet some new friends :) What could be better!

need a laugh?

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Watch this video and you will run out and buy your man some Old Spice Body Wash. :)

Hope your Thursday was Awesome!

How's your day?

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I'm a guest blogger @ Singing in the Rain.
Kathryn is on maternity leave and had her sweet baby boy and is spending time with him instead of the Internet.. go figure :) LOL
I'm wanting to see pictures SOOOO BAD!
Big A and Little A crashed my 4th of July because they both decide to run fevers/get strep throat.
I was super sad :( However I did get to see the fireworks display on Ft. Hood. Which gives me chills and tears.
on my way I was rear-ended going through the gate.
Big A is still running fever,
Little A just won't sleep and has rockin' diarrhea. ( yes tmi)
so that's my day/ weekend

How was yours?


Sunday, July 4, 2010

This is my FAVORITE holiday,
hot dogs and hamburgers,
vanilla ice cream,
the annual watching of the Sandlot,
huge fireworks show
and of course celebrating the good ole'

4th of july Pictures, Images and Photos

Friday, July 2, 2010

HEY LADIES! My real life bestie Lauren over at 22 year old housewife is hosting Friendship Friday :)
Her blog is adorable and there are some really awesome ladies linking up with adorable blogs. Plus for all you mama's out there Lauren is hosting a giveaway for baby bottles!

So join in the fun, link up, and meet some new people!

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