Some Things

For those of you who haven't noticed the countdown at the top of my page. We now have only 18 days. 18!!! And that is just until he gets here, he will leave in approximately 16 days!!! I am so excited, I don't know what to do with myself!

I have so much left to do yet. I've been tanning for a week and a half. Gotta love the fact that my great grandmother was full blooded Cherokee Indian. I got the skin that tans fast. I'm looking more and more like a ginger cake (as my grandmother so fondly refers to it). Plus my Daddy tans really well. He's even darker than me (but I'm quickly catching up!).

Next week, I start buying supplies for our sign making party. Our plan is to put big welcome home signs on the front of Daddy and Momma's house, Grandma's house, and Matt and Ash's house. Plus we will be making smaller ones to have at the airport.

I have my hair appointment for the 8th. Fresh highlights and a cut. Not drastic, just some layers for a better curl factor. Then, Ash, Laina, and I are going to have a sister pedicure date a few days before. It'll be nice. I can't believe we talked Laina into it! It's a girly thing, afterall! She's becoming more and more girly (although I don't think she'll ever shed her horse loving, tomboyish ways completely). She's kicking and screaming as I'm dragging her into womanhood, but it's finally coming along:) I'm determined to make one of my sisters somewhat girly, lol. At least Laina tolerates shopping with me now. I don't think I'll ever win Ash over to my side when it comes to the wonderful world of shopping.

Momma and I will be going shopping in the next week or two for a new homecoming outfit. Gotta have something new that he's never seen!

I'm so excited for J to "re-meet" Kojak. When he left, Kojak looked like this:

And now, THIS is my furbaby!

He's not going to know it's his dog! Kojak still thinks he weighs the same as in the first picture. But, I assure you, when he hurdles through the air and lands smack dab in the middle of your chest, he feels like he weighs all of his 40 or 45 lbs. plus another 40! We fonly refer to him as "fat butt". We had to teach Austin that that was ONLY a Kojak nickname. For, we quickly found out that Austin thought it was funny to call his Daddy that. Oops.

I have totally had the "dropsies" lately. I can't seem to hold onto anything. As I was applying my face bronzing lotion at the tanning bed this morning, the lid flew out of my hand, in my effort to catch it, I slung tanning lotion all over the mirror (which, by the way, I am not fond of having a full length mirror in the tanning bed booths, that is so cleverly positioned that you HAVE to see yourself as soon as you get out of the tanning bed. I don't even like looking at myself fully clothed in a full length mirror. WHAT were they thinking!?), and all this is happening as the stupid little 3 minute timer is beeping that my prep time is almost up. I really don't think they give you a full 3 minutes to get ready before the bed turns on. I barely make it everytime.

We had a fun picnic at the park last night with some friends. They have a little boy close to Austin's age. They had a blast playing super heroes on the big mound of dirt (well, it's sand actually). Why is it that a big pile of sand is more appealing than 2 swingsets, a jungle gym with slides, bridges, and climbing walls. Boys;o) At least Austin is no longer afraid of sand. That was a fun beach day :op

Ashley and I totally had a flashback last night. We decided to take a drive last night at about 9. Windows down, moon roof open, music loud. We now have a new favorite song. It's called "I'm A Gummy Bear". If you have never heard this song (which I'm guessing nobody has), I strongly recommend the download. We laughed EVERY time we played it on my Ipod. It's by Crazy Frog. Plus, I think the security guys will be laughing for a long time if they were so fortunate as to catch Ashley's rendition of the "river dance" to the song "Hot Stepper" on their parking lot cameras. Again, if you've never heard this song. Download it. So totally not a river dance type of song. But, leave it to Ashley to make it one. I am still laughing.

Ok, I need to go play with my puppy, he is growling at me from the foot of the bed. He's not the patient type.

18 DAYS!!!!!!!!


Just In Case You Were Wondering...

29 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!! That's all we have left....29 DAYS!!!! Yippee:):):):)


It's TOtAlLy Already July 13th!!!

1. 30 Days until Jason comes home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ahhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!

2. I've gone back on Weight Watchers. Hard core. I so took about a month break from counting. I finally got back on the scale yesterday. I was shocked. In a good way. I have actually maintained. No loss, no gain. Sweet!

3. I think I'm going to go to the tanning bed tomorrow and start getting a little color before J comes home, and before vacation;o) We have a mountain-side cabin, all to ourselves.

4. We've decided to go to Gatlinburg, TN for a week when he gets home. I love it there. I'm so ready for vacation!

5. My new phone is awesome. I got the enV touch. It's like an IPhone without having to have the super expensive media plan. Plus, it has a full keyboard inside! If you're with Verizon, I highly recommend it.

6. Kojak has finally mastered roll over. And then I just find out that he peed on the rug. What the heck?! No accidents in well over 2 months, and now?

7. Did I mention...30 DAYS TIL JASON COMES HOME!?!

8. I saved enough of my daily points for a 3 Musketeers bar tonight. Chocolate has been my secret lover since Jason has been gone;o)

9. I am so behind on answering emails. But yet, I am blogging. I'm a slacker.

10. I have been working on a new blog for my photography, I will be posting a link soon!

11. Speaking of photography, I got my portfolios in the mail today. I will be filling them up quickly! Next...business cards, hehe!

12. We had an awesome thunderstorm last night. Made me miss my honey even more.

13. I'm organizing a sign making party the week before homecoming. Signs, signs everywhere! I know, I'm such a planner. It annoys me too.

14. Speaking of planning, I already have my hair appointment set up for a few days before J flies in, Momma and I are going shopping that week too. Gotta have the perfect outfit. Then a mani and pedi to finish the prep work up. I think the last one is more for my benefit.

15. I am so into "So You Think You Can Dance". I'm super excited that they are doing a fall season too this year! Don't tell anyone that I practice what I see every week in my room.

16. I hate personal trainers. Especially mine. Her goal is to kill me. Seriously.

17. Oh! I saw an old friend from high school at the grocery store yesterday. We were really close friends in high school, and we just lost touch. It was great to see her (and her 2 year old!). We are setting up a coffee date soon. It's funny that we both grew up and married men (not related) with the same last names.

18. My bee eff eff from forever is coming home Friday from Texas. Mandi, the one who married a man in the army. I haven't seen her in a year and a half. I'm stoked!

19. I've been experimenting with destroying my jeans. I like the look and I'm pretty good at cleverly placing the holes.

20. Even though I'm mad at Kojak, I have to say he's doing exceptionally well with staying in the yard without his leash. He's really a smart dog. Until those little brain washing critters crawl in his ear and tell him to piss all over the rug. Excuse my use of the word piss. But that was what it was. It wasn't a little "oops, I tinkled" or "oops, I had a little excited squirt". It was a full out, squat down, empty your bladder, piss a puddle on the floor incident.

21. Oh, yeah. Guess what? 30 DAYS, 30 DAYS, 30 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Happy Birthday Daddy!

Happy Birthday to the most wonderful father in the entire world! We all love you so much. You have provided such a wonderful life for your family. You have been a man that all of your daughters look up to, and now your sons and grandson. With your love, guidance, and patience, you have been the rock of this family. I hope this year is a wonderful year for you. I love you, Daddy.


Happy 4th!!!

Happy 4th of July!!! And a big thank you to all the men and women serving our country in Iraq (especially CLR-27! We miss you guys...especially one in particular;o)). They continually fight to keep our freedom safe. It's what this day is all about. Let's not forget that! I love you so much honey, and I will see you so very soon!!!


An Update All About My Sweetie

Most of you probably aren't familiar with the picture above. Not unless you know someone in the military. Specifically, the Marines. That is a picture of the Sergeant insignia, the patch that goes on all the dress uniforms. The patch that Jason will have to go buy for all of his uniforms when he returns home. Yes, that's right! Jason got promoted yesterday to SERGEANT!!!!!!!! Sgt. Morgan of the USMC. I am so flippin' proud of you, babe! He has worked so hard and his hard work has paid off! He has made it to the 5th rank in the Marines in his first enlistment. Pretty impressive if I do say so myself;o) And yes, I am bragging. I can't help it!
That next picture...a just because that came from my sweetie today. Aren't they gorgeous!? He knows me and my love for pink! Pink in all kinds of flowers. How nice is it to get flowers just because;o) Thank you, my love!

And, what may look like homemade festive decorations, doubles as our countdown until Jason is home for leave. Each day we tear one link off. It also helps Austin keep up with the days, as he's now asking more frequently for us to count off the days until his uncle "Hason" is home. It's fun and exciting as the chain gets shorter and shorter each day! It will be here in no time! Holy cow, I can't wait! Hope everyone is having a spectacular week. It's July, y'all!!!