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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

I was just getting over my virus when I got slammed with strep throat. I have been sick for about 3 weeks now and it's getting really old. But it did give me time to catch up on my dvr. Oh sweet dvr, I love that I get to watch shows I like when I actually have time.

But that's where this post comes in.

I know how much I love Scandal- I'm sure a lot of y'all watch it too. I love it. The entire show is interesting and I can't wait to see what happens with Fitz and Olivia or Jake and Olivia. But here is the thing- It is NEVER okay to sleep with a married man/ woman. Affairs are really terrible. They ruin lives and the people that are involved get hurt somehow. I know it's hard to think about- but in real life being "the other woman" is not really something to be proud of.
I know it's just a show, but I'm afraid it is glorifying affairs and essentially ripping apart families.(Maybe not that extreme- but how many woman can associate with olivia?)
I can honestly say I have been wanting Fitz and Olivia to end up together, but after the episode with Fitz playing hide and seek with his little one and Mellie coming in to get her stuff,  I actually felt a little guilty.
So what do you think?

The Balloon Fiesta!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

My husband and I were wondering if it would be worth it to travel to see the balloon fiesta. He had in his mind that he didn't really think it was worth it- granted he has lived and gone to the fiesta his entire life. I totally disagreed and said that it is so awesome. This conversation all went down the night before we woke up at 5 am to drag our babies out to a crowded balloon field.
Just hours later, I asked him if he had changed his mind. Totally. 100%. The Balloon Fiesta is magical. I'm not just saying that. You will literally be like a little kid, in awe over all the balloons. I just wish my pictures could do it justice. I do know that the ABQ fiesta is the only one left in the United States that allows you to be on the field while the balloons are filling, and taking off. It is INCREDIBLE!
You absolutely have to make it to Albuquerque one October and experience it. They have special shapes, balloon glows (at night) and then of course mass ascension early in the morning! Hooray!

These are just a few of the photos I snapped,

How FUN is this!? It was on a chase truck and I thought what a lovely idea. :)

The ZIA balloon. Crazy story. I was close friends with a grandson of this family team and my husband's family was close friends with the mother. And now we are all connected. Small world!

taking off!

These are my FAVORITE! A sweet little bee family. I wish I had a better picture. Sometimes the mama and daddy "kiss" It's pretty much adorable!

Maybe I'll see ya'll at the fiesta next year!

the virus

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Y'all. Seriously my house has been a hot mess this past week. Yes it's pretty much always a mess because... kids.
But apparently a virus called " hand, foot, mouth" has invaded. All of my kids have had this before, and I thought, no biggie, And I'm not even joking when I say this- I would rather be vomiting, or any other virus you could give me.
Supposedly, it's VERY rare for adults and even children over the age of 5 to get this, but I'm not normal I guess.
It is a rash, all over my feet, inside my mouth and throat, and covering my hands. When I say rash, you think- no big deal- ummm no.  I can not eat. I can only have very cold drinks or I feel like my mouth has been set on fire. I can only wear slippers to do school drop off.
Think canker sores all over. True story. Fever, body aches, and a missing husband who has been gone before we wake up and home after we have gone to bed. All stinking week. I'm over it.
Of course it started with baby Ben, then came to me and then hit my 9 year old. Skipping my 4 and 6 year old altogether. It lasts about a week apparently and today is day 4.

OMG- pray that I don't lose my stinking mind by the time this is gone. And that NO BODY else gets it.

on saying goodbye

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

It was a hard decision. I think it was the decision that had to be made though. Just last week my husband said good-bye to the Army reserves. We really struggled with making the decision, just because of insurance and how much my husband loves the army. But in all honesty I really think He made the best choice.
His unit was set to mobilize early in the new year and even though he felt a little guilt for not going with them, I can't say I'm sad, one single bit. He would have been in Cuba and working the prison at Guantanamo bay
While he was gone doing his pre-deployment training, he kept telling me he really felt like this wasn't a good decision and that he didn't want to go with this unit. They had a LOT of issues and honestly the leadership was really poor.  Unfortunately that happens sometimes. So, we prayed a lot about it and he didn't extend.
Overall, I feel sad for him, just because he is sad to move on from this season, but I'm happy that we can actually be together for a bit. He has been applying for a ton of jobs in the civilian world, and I'm hopeful with his degree and his experience, he will find something great!
I will tell you the craziest thing ever- my husband has really been looking into the police department here in our town. I really was trying to talk him out of that, it was hard on him in the past and also the climate for officers is really terrible right now. But back to the craziness, after looking at the pay, no JOKE, my husband would only make twelve CENTS an hour more than he makes now doing maintenance work. Y'all. That is a big hell no in my book. maintenance work vs. getting shot at? umm just no.  So, as of right now the pd is out and we are continuing to look.
Please say a prayer for us and this new chapter!

Hello October!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October is here and I'm so excited. October is my favorite month, It just feels new and fresh and I just love how the air is. It's been busy as usual but I can feel us getting into a better groove and relaxing into our new normal for this school year.
We had an unexpected visitor come and seriously my entire family has been enthralled.
Baby Landry is here! I know I have talked a little about him before and seriously I am in LOVE.
My sister called Sunday morning and asked if she could come stay for a couple weeks and it has been so much fun. She leaves today to stay with my older sister, in our same town, for a few days, and then I will take her home to Amarillo.
But until then, my blog will be really neglected because... babies of course!I hope y'all enjoy October!

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