Wednesday, October 31, 2012

It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!!

Halloween has always been one of my favorite two holiday's (the other being Christmas) for decorating up the house. Its so fun to decorate the inside and the outside. Buying pumpkins and carving them! This month has been weird though. Honestly the man and I haven't really been into Halloween this year (gasp!). I think its just exhaustion. He's exhausted from constant work trips around the county and super long work hours. And I'm exhausted from allergies and colds while the kids and I try and adjust to the new climate of the east coast. Blah.

For decorations we usually go all out. This year I procrastinated with the outdoor decorations. I only bought 1 pumpkin and its still in tact on the dinning room table. I put some indoor decorations up but left the outdoor ones for the man who was on the west coast until the middle of the month. He put them up when he got home only to have to take them down 1 week later courtesy of that saucy little mint named Sandy who came in with her wind and rain and flooding.

The kids are excited for tonight though. Colin, who is 4, is going to be a pirate...for the third year in a row. Hunter is 9 and he's going as the scary scream guy complete with blood mask. And Sloan who is 2 chose to be a fairy princess. The man and I are even dressing up! We have all these awesome cowboy items from our trip to the ranch this past summer so I'll be a cowgirl and he's going to be a cowboy. It should be interesting.

Of course safety is important so please remember these rules:

-wear reflective clothing or bright colors
-bring a flash light or glow sticks-
-stick to groups
-take your kids trick or treating in neighborhoods you know
-watch out for crazy drivers. Just b/c its a neighborhood on Halloween doesn't mean there won't be crazy drivers out there not paying attention to the kids.
-candy check at the end of the night! Make sure that candy is safe.
-remember to have fun and if your kids get too much candy you can always donate the extras to the troops!

So what are your kids going to be for Halloween? And are you dressing up?

Happy Halloween!!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

No I'm sorry, that's not MY mustache.

As a kid I remember walking into my mom's bedroom and seeing her in the bathroom with this white cream on her upper lip. I asked her what it was and she replied "old age". I just scrunched up my face thinking how weird and not really understanding what she was doing and how boring, not fun and silly it looked.

Now fast forward a few years (ok decades) to me sitting in the exam room at my dentists office. One of my wisdom teeth has been bothering me so they took some pictures and some x-rays to check everything out. I was already feeling uncomfortable as it was. Not because of my tooth but because of all the pictures. I hate having my picture taken with a true passion. My sister says getting a picture of me is like getting a picture of Sasquatch. Plus this was a new dentist and I swear he must have been straight from the dental school a la Doogie Howser. Hope he knows what he's talking about.

After my pictures were taken the Dentist comes in and looks at the pictures with me. He's showing me how my teeth look and talking to me about my wisdom teeth. But I can't hear him. I'm not even sure what he's saying really. All I can focus on is. that. hair. above. my. lip. That can't be right. That's not my picture. And that is definitely NOT my mustache. I have peach fuzz and and and...crap. When the heck did this happen anyway? This isn't very lady like. I'm not supposed to get things like this. Wait. Does the Dentist notice it? What about the Dental Assistant? Does she notice it? Of course she does. She's a girl and girls notice everything. Double crap. Can't a girl catch a break anymore? I mean really. I wonder if the man ever noticed it and didn't say anything. So what do I do now? Am I supposed to go to the salon and ask for wax? I certainly can't go to the store and buy wax myself. How on earth does one get the courage to rip out hair in such a manor? Ouch! And when I go to the salon are they gentle about it? Probably not. I can only imagine that they enjoy bringing on this pain as their own stress release. Kinda like a stress ball.

And then I think about something else...

Doesn't hair grow back thicker and darker once removed? Apparently a girl really can't catch a break. Ever. They say beauty is pain. Well I don't know who "they" is, but I think I hate them. I don't want pain. I also don't want a mustache. Well I guess I'm off to take care of this thing. Until next time...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Its been a while...

I haven't written a blog post in 8 months. I was so excited to start this blog and get rolling with some self expression. And then life stepped in and got all crazy 8's on me. I feel like I've been running around in circles chasing my tail. But let me explain...

A few weeks after my last post (in Feb of this year) I found out the man got his military orders and we were moving from Arizona back to North Carolina where we had previously been stationed. I have nothing against North Carolina, it really is a beautiful state. I LOVE the beaches. But the particular town that the military base is in is well, not one of my particular favorites. But that's just me. Shortly after we got our orders we found out that we won a trip to a ranch in Montana! Hello!! Can we say awesome! I'll be writing another blog post in the upcoming week about that 3 days of total sheer awesomeness. So with 3 months to get the ball rolling on this move and plan out how we were going to take the trip to the ranch literally the week before the movers were coming was a little crazy. Add in the everyday normal of 3 kids, school activities, sports, work functions and everything else and life got down right overwhelming. Fun but overwhelming. So with all that was going on I stepped away to give 100 percent focus to my family and keep the kids calm, excited and not worried about the big move.

So that's it. That's my story and I'm sticking to it! I'll be on here more now that I've finally figured out how to manage my time a little better and I even get 2 mornings a week that are childless and all mine. So instead of eating bon bons and watching the soaps (which is what the man assumes I do all day) I'll be on here much more writing about deals, life, and well, me. Thanks for reading :)