Saturday, May 31, 2008

Change of Command

As my husband is set to give up his battalion command this fall, and move on to another assignment. I can truly agree with the feelings this wife had during CSM change of command. The emotions are all over the place, but yet, I still feel relief. Command is a challenging assignment. You have no idea how you feel going in, but by the time it is over there is such an attachment to the Soldiers and their families. You walk away praying your time there was fruitful and that you were able to make an impact into their lives, a good one!

Go check out her blog it is wonderful!

Friday, May 30, 2008


Well we had to break down and buy a new laptop yesterday.

Our son was using our Gateway laptop we bought in 2006, it had a cracked case, and for the past year we have been fighting with the power port. Well it just made sense to get a new one after finding out the cost to fix it.

So hubby is getting the new laptop and son is getting the "new" Acer laptop we got a few months ago. Now our 15 year old daughter says when am I getting a laptop. LOL I want to get her a pretty decent one, one that would last her through high school and maybe even into college? LOL I know don't laugh. It was just a thought. With our portable lifestyle it just seems to make more sense for us to have laptops vs desktops. Especially for the kids as they need to be portable for school. Now I just have to pray that our curriculum is compatible with Vista! Urrgh!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Subway apologizes to home school students!

Subway Apologizes
HSLDA is pleased to pass along the following apology from Subway restaurants.
We at SUBWAY restaurants place a high value on education, regardless of the setting, and have initiated a number of programs and promotions aimed at educating our youth in the areas of health and fitness.
We sincerely apologize to anyone who feels excluded by our current essay contest. Our intention was to provide an opportunity for traditional schools, many of which we know have trouble affording athletic equipment, to win equipment. Our intent was certainly not to exclude homeschooled children from the opportunity to win prizes and benefit from better access to fitness equipment.
To address the inadvertent limitation of our current contest and provide an opportunity for even more kids to improve their fitness, we will soon create an additional contest in which homeschooled students will be encouraged to participate. When the kids win, everyone wins!
—Subway restaurants


You know how you get all ready and excited to go some place-then it happens. Your one year old decides she isn't happy. So she is going to make everyone unhappy. Well that is what happened in our house last night.

Hubby was rushing home to get us to go to the ball game. So we load up and head out, and our little princess decided to grow some horns. She cried and or screamed all the way there. So we were one exit away from the stadium and we decided to abort. So now we decided to take everyone out to dinner, as to not disappoint the boys. Not so good. Instead we disappointed all the folks at Yesterday's Diner, sorry guys! She decided to throw almost every piece of food we gave her on the ground, and continue her screaming. Urrgh

I love my children, yet there is a part of me that wonders, why do we do this to ourselves. I believe we asked this when the three year old did it too. I am sure we will do it with the next if he/she happens. Isn't life great!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Jumping In!

Well I have thought and thought about starting a blog and today I decided to jump in and just do it.

I am a 38 SAHM, with five children. Our oldest is out on her own, but we have four still at home. Those four are 15, 11, 3 and 1. I home school our 15 and 11 year old. Our three year old is very into Word World and Super Why! Our one year old is into whatever her brother is! I have a wonderful husband, ArmyReserveSoldier!

This blog, is more for our family and friends. We live away from everyone so this is a way for them to keep up on all our doings and as the kids grow up.

God bless and please remember to keep all of our Soldiers and their families in your prayer.