Sunday, October 26, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

Navy Marine Corps Ball

Here are the pictures from the Navy Marine Corps Ball. Thanks Karisa for watching the Kids we had a great time! Raina did my hair didn't it come out cute :) Rob said it reminded him of prom

Hunt Club Farm Pictures!!!

Mikey had a great time with our playgroup. Keira had a hard time it was way to cold for her and she cried the first hour we were there....poor thing!

Monday, October 20, 2008

You are what you Eat

Lately I have been watching You are what you Eat on BBC America. It has really changed the way I see my food and what I am putting in my mouth. Robert too has watched it and agrees with me that we should change the way we eat. I am from now on going to try to change the way I eat. So for the next few months I will be adding more fruits and veggies into our diet and I am gonna try to do this as frugal-ly as possible. I am also keeping a food diary. I have been borrowing cookbooks from the Library and copying down the recipes that I think will be good for us as well as keeping us on budget. The first think I am going to try to make is Energy Bars (since we eat alot of granola bars) from The Food You Crave by Ellie Krieger of the Food Network. They are only 133 calories and have 5g of protien. I will post an update with the results from the guys in the house.

Man Names Daughter Sarah McCain Palin

Good lord what s this world coming too. I understand wanting to support the campain but dude, dont mess with the kids. They are too precious to invole in something that can become so ugly. Heres what the story says:

Mark Ciptak is doing more than putting up a yard sign for the McCain-Palin ticket. He's named his daughter Sarah McCain Palin.But he might get some flak at home. The Tennessee man said he ignored the name he and his wife had picked out for his daughter, who was born Friday night, which was Ava Grace.Ciptak said when he filled out the paperwork for his new daughter's birth certificate, he substituted Sarah McCain Palin.

Ciptak, a blood bank employee for the American Red Cross, said his wife will still take some more convincing. He told his wife of the name Monday, after he was contacted by the Kingsport Times-News newspaper, which learned of the name through a routine birth announcement area hospitals give to the media. Ciptak told the Kingsport Times-News he hopes to get the word out about the McCain-Palin ticket, thanks to little Sarah McCain Palin. A representative of the Vital Records office told the newspaper that under Tennessee law, a birth certificate name can be changed within one year if an affidavit is filed with the office. Although Ciptak has heard from many news agencies after selecting the political name, he hasn't heard from the baby's namesakes themselves."There's no hard feelings if they don't call because they've got other things to worry about. This is something they don't really need to speak on," Ciptak told the Kingsport Times-News.

Personaly I would be pissed and DH would be sleepig on the couch for a year!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

FIRE FIRE!! TRUCKS that is......

Today we got to see firetrucks with our playgroup :) Check it out!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Just another reason I am a Granola Mom

Ok I was surfing the web and reading up on Momdot and they had a post about The Keirsey Personality Report. This report asks you questions and determains what type of personality you have. To take the test go here
Heres what I got:

Idealists, as a temperament, are passionately concerned with personal growth and development. Idealists strive to discover who they are and how they can become their best possible self -- always this quest for self-knowledge and self-improvement drives their imagination. And they want to help others make the journey. Idealists are naturally drawn to working with people, and whether in education or counseling, in social services or personnel work, in journalism or the ministry, they are gifted at helping others find their way in life, often inspiring them to grow as individuals and to fulfill their potentials.

Idealists are sure that friendly cooperation is the best way for people to achieve their goals. Conflict and confrontation upset them because they seem to put up angry barriers between people. Idealists dream of creating harmonious, even caring personal relations, and they have a unique talent for helping people get along with each other and work together for the good of all. Such interpersonal harmony might be a romantic ideal, but then Idealists are incurable romantics who prefer to focus on what might be, rather than what is. The real, practical world is only a starting place for Idealists; they believe that life is filled with possibilities waiting to be realized, rich with meanings calling out to be understood. This idea of a mystical or spiritual dimension to life, the "not visible" or the "not yet" that can only be known through intuition or by a leap of faith, is far more important to Idealists than the world of material things.

Highly ethical in their actions, Idealists hold themselves to a strict standard of personal integrity. They must be true to themselves and to others, and they can be quite hard on themselves when they are dishonest, or when they are false or insincere. More often, however, Idealists are the very soul of kindness. Particularly in their personal relationships, Idealists are without question filled with love and good will. They believe in giving of themselves to help others; they cherish a few warm, sensitive friendships; they strive for a special rapport with their children; and in marriage they wish to find a "soulmate," someone with whom they can bond emotionally and spiritually, sharing their deepest feelings and their complex inner worlds.

Idealists are relatively rare, making up no more than 15 to 20 percent of the population. But their ability to inspire people with their enthusiasm and their idealism has given them influence far beyond their numbers.

Idealists at Work
Idealists, as a temperament, are passionately concerned with personal growth and development. They are naturally drawn to working with people and are gifted with helping others find their way in life, often inspiring them to grow as individuals and to fulfill their potential both on, and off, the job.

Conscience looms large for you; in almost any situation, you feel compelled to measure yourself, other people, and the conditions of the environment against your personal morality. You have a tendency to perceive questions of meaning in even trivial matters and to worry about far-flung consequences of your actions. In your ideal job, you are free to pursue depth rather than breadth and quality rather than quantity. You feel rewarded when your projects and daily tasks allow you to immerse yourself in your process as deeply as you "need to" in order to satisfy your inner standards of quality. You are uncomfortable with the notion of authority per se and may avoid leading, as well as being led, either consciously or unconsciously. As you experience them, adhering to fixed roles and rules amounts to an abdication of your responsibility to exercise your conscience.

What did you get??

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Momdot is giving away a Babycape!!

Theses are so cool for kids who dont like wearing jackets. Momdot is giving away a free Babycape. All you need to do is pick your favorite one and post! While you are at Momdot be sure to list your blog and grab a button.

Book Review - Will you carry me?

I just got the chance to review Will you carry me? by Heleen Van Rossum Illustrated by Peter Van Harmelen from the Kane/Miller Publishing company. The company publishes Award winning children's books from around the world. They believe by exposing children to books and cultures around the world they are making better citizens for our future.

Here is an quote from their website about the books they have chosen and what they hope to accomplish by choosing these books:

"We believe that children's books should comfort and challenge, that they should awaken the imagination and the conscience. We publish books we think are important to bring to American children. We truly believe in bringing the world closer to a child and the children of the world closer to each other. We want books that capture life's and lives experiences and present them in a way that will make children say both "wow, that's just like me" and also "wow, that's different."

As for my review of the book, WE LOVED IT! Mikey really enjoyed the book and tried to guess what the mom would do next in it. It was very true to life for me. The book is about a Mother and Son who are having to walk home from the park. The little boy wants to be carried and the mother finds ways to get him home without carrying him. I defiantly recommend this book for anyone with a child about 2-4. And the best thing is that this book is not very expensive as well. Most of the books on the Kane/Miller website are not very expensive which is great for Mommy's looking to fill their at Home Libraries with books that are educational and entertaining.
I hope you are able to check out Kane/Miller Publishers Award winner books for your Christmas gifts!

Your ABCs

♥ A is for age:

♥ B is for Beer of choice:
ewww tastes nasty

♥ C is for career right now:
Wife and mommy

♥ D is for your dog's name:
Panda Bear

♥ E is for essential item you use everyday:
My Happy pills and my no more kiddos pills :)

♥ F is for favorite TV show:
CSI, Law and Order SVU, NCIS, Grays

♥ G is for favorite game to watch:
um in person its baseball but I can watch football on TV

♥ H is for Home town:
Carlsbad CA or CBad LOL

♥ I is for instruments you play:
Nothing right now but I wanna learn the piano

♥ J is for favorite juice:
Rasberry lemonaide from minute maid

♥ K is for whose butt you'd like to be kicking:
hahaha um...cant think of anyone right now....

♥ L is for last place you ate:
Home we made Pizzas Yumm

♥ M is for marriage:
Going on 7yrs

♥ N is for your name:
Mary Jane

♥ O is for overnight hospital stay:
Last one was when I had Keira

♥ P is for people you were with today:
Mikey, Keira, Robbie, Erin, Jenn, Tim, & Colleen

♥ Q is for quote:
F(ather) A(and) M(other) I L(ove) Y(ou)

♥ R is for biggest regret:
Not working harder at my direct sales businesses

♥ S is for relationship status:

♥ T is for time you woke up today:
Woohoo I got to sleep in till 7am (thats when Keira got up. She slept through the night from 9pm!)

♥ U is for the type of underwear you have on:
Hanes I think?

♥ V is for vegetable you love
Broccoli and Carrots

♥ W is for worst habits:
eating after 8pm (could that be why I am not losing weight?)

♥ X is for x-rays you've had:
Both wrists and my right foot

♥ Y is for something yummy you ate today :

♥ Z is for zodiac sign:
Scorpio - Watch out for my sting! :)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Would you like to review products?

Would you like to get Free products to review? Check out Connecting Moms. I have signed up and I already have 2 products to review. I am reviewing Babylegs and Kane/Miller Publisher Books. I recieved my Book today. I am going to read it to Mikey (it looks super cute!!) and write my review tomarrow. Keep an eye out for them!

Domestic Diva

In my attempts to become the domestic diva I know is inside me somewhere I am doing a few things: 1. teaching myself to sew, 2. Cooking more things from scratch, and 3. Taking a cake decorating class.

When we went to the Lumberjack computation last month I found out that the Wilton Cake decorating classes at AcMoore where 1/2 price this month. So I deiced to sign up. Tonight was our first night of class. We learned how to icing a cake so that it looks smooth and professional. I come home excited to tell Robbie what we learned and all my insider tips and he says oh yeah I already new that. GRRRRR Hello I am sopost to be the one who tells you stuff about cooking and cleaning and domestic type things and YOU are sopost to say, "Wow honey I never new that YOU are awesome."

Anyway next class we take we are going to learn how to trace an image and transfer it onto the cake. This will come in handy if Mikey wants a transformer cake :)

I also learned why my moms (totally delicious) Icing always falls apart :) She 1. doesn't use the Maurine and 2. puts too much milk.

So mom if you are reading this that's what you need
Love you ;)

Now I just have to make sure that I can make the roses better than Robbie. (He took Home Ec in High School.)

Saturday, October 4, 2008


I just wanted to share some bows I made tonight while Robbie was watching the fight.
I made them using this youtube video
I love them!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

The debate....

Ok I thought I would post about the debate last night.

I am not one who really follows politics and I never get into politics with any of my friends but I was really impressed with Govener Palin. I found her approch to the debate very refreshing. And I also think that she will have a strong pull with the younger generation that is voting in this election. Robbie always votes Republican and most of our friends are Republican as well. I try to stay nutural in the political world because I know I am ignorent on this subject. But after the Debate that was on last night it is the first time since I turned 18 that I actually want to get out and vote.

On that note since election day is always around my Birthday I need to sen in my renewal for my licence and get my absentee ballot.
Hope everyone enjoyed the debate.

Banners and Buttons

I was fooling around with my new adobe photoshop program that Robbie got for me and I made some banners for my site and buttons. I also made one for my friends site Gal On Politics Check them out. I had alot of fun doing them. If you like them let me know and I can try to make one for you :)


Robert and I have been talking about where we want to go on his next tour. I said EUROPE :)

So In light of that decision I am going to post all the places I want to travel too IF we get stationed there :)

1. Italy - I was saving up to go to Italy before we got married. I spend my money on the wedding. I was even practicing Italian.
2.Ireland - My grandma is from there and I would love to go see the town her family was from
3. Scotland - For the beautiful castles
4. If I am going to be in Scotland I need to go down to London :)
5. Spain - I want to go see a bull run (from a balcony of course)
6. France - This will be a hard one to get Robbie to go to because he is bitter about the role they played when we invaded Iraq. But I really want to go to the Eiffel tower
7. If it is safe enough to go I would love to go to Israel.
8. Cruise the Mediterranean
9. Greece - My dad was a history buff and drilled the COOLNESS of all the historical sites into me.
10. Egypt - This will be a tricky one. I would love to go but I don't think it would be too safe with 2 kids. I would love to go see the pyramids.

Paper Mache

We did Paper Mache today. We made it by mixing flour and water together till we got a paste. We added alittle salt so that it would not mold also. Mikey did a good job tearing the paper into strips. He thought the paste felt funny though. Here are some pictures from the fun!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Keira Oct Update

Keria is only 2m but she has quickly outgrown her 0-3m clothes. This is kinda a good thing since its turning colder here and all her 0-3 outfits are summer ones. So as I sniff and put away her tiny clothes I am rejoicing in the fact that she is starting to play and interact with everyone. She loves to stare at her big brother. And he loves to entertain her. Keira is rocking back and forth on her back to try to flip now and will probably flip in about a month. She reacts to all of our voices now and is laughing allot. She has some really big feet too! Shes into 6-12m socks! Can you believe it? But they aren't fat just long. That means she is gonna be tall right? She really does not like the Mei Tai so I think I am gonna need to bring out the ring sling. She wants to see more of what is going on I think. Just like Mikey she has to look at everything.


So today I gave Mikey some paint to do Finger Painting while I cooked dinner. I turn around from chopping veggies and He is smearing paint up his arms!

Me- What are you doing???
Mikey- Painting Mom Duh....
Me- Um you are so post to be FINGER painting...
Mikey- I know Mom my fingers where painted so I arm painting. :)

Hope that made you smile!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Falling leaves....

I find Fall to be the best time of year for me. I tend to be a morning person so getting up earlier and having shorter days appeals to me. Cooler days are also a welcomed plus. I love being in the Mid Atlantic right now because of the trees. Back in North San Diego we never really got "Fall" You would have to go to Julian to feel the fall. I really enjoy the fact that I will be able to show my children what fall is, the Cooler day and the Rainy days that make you just want to curl up under a big blanket and sip a cup of cocoa (with marshmallows of course). Maybe it because the fall is filled with so many memories. You have the start of School, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Football games and sleep-overs. I always feel closer to my family in the fall too and I think that has to do with the days becoming shorter we don't stay out doing "things" till too awful late. We tend to sit down to dinner and talk also. So I guess to me Fall brings a mindset that is quiet and calm. Go out and enjoy the fall leaves while they last!

Took this pic last year on a road going to Jamestown....