Saturday, October 30, 2010

Jonny's Daddy

Daddy, We love and miss you so much. I am trying to call you on my Buzz Lightyear phone but you won't answer. I guess you are busy at work. Mommy showed me pictures of you on the computer. Your clothes matched everyone's! I keep asking Mommy if you are coming home now. She says we get to come see you! I can't wait. I miss playing with you. Blake is okay to play with but you are lots of fun. Mommy won't let me ride on her back, she says it hurts. Can I ride on yours when you get home. I need you to fix some things too when you get back. Mommy needs to give me more milk. Blakey needs to stop playing with my toys. And I should be able to eat candy all the time. Just fix those things and life will be good. Oh, and make Blakey stop drooling. Thank you, Daddy. Oh, and Mommy lets me eat a kiss a day. Until we see you. But I got to them and ate 5 days worth. In 2 days I will get another "Kiss from Daddy." If these kisses are from you as Mommy says, can you tell her to let me eat them all?? I love you, Daddy. Oh, Blakey and Mommy do too. Have fun!

Love, Jonny

Halloween Happenings

Kamia Smith as a butterfly.. She was too cute :)

Popeye and his lady Olive :)

Blake as a monkey :)

Me- Disco queen :)

JOnny as a gorilla :)

Friday, October 22, 2010

My new life

I have not been able to pick up my military ID, so I do not consider myself an Army wife yet :) But Jonathan is gone, and has been for going on 3 weeks now. I am doing well with this :) The kids are helping, my constant desire to shake some sense into Jonny and spank Blake until he doesn't touch another breakable item- well it keeps me busy :) Jonathan has sent 4 letters so far, it's better than when we were dating. He also gave a card to Steph to give to me, so I can count that too. I wrote him and told him to stay there forever if it means I can keep getting letters and cards. I need to frame them :) As proof that miracles do happen. He is doing all kinds of neat things, jumping off of high places, enduring obstacle courses, smelling in the scents of the gas chamber. Oh and sleeping outdoors. I have faced some basic training myself- 3 stage bedtime obstacle- 1. get Jonny to bed 2. get him to stay there 3. kick him out of my bed. Then there's the diaper chamber- It's the smell from a child you can smell across the room and you begin to gag as you close in on the little guy. There's also the BATHROOM. Where one child poops in the tub, the other somehow FLIPS out of the tub, and I, Mommy, am attempting to gain some sense of order. I can't imagine being a single mom. Kudos to you women who do it everyday- for years on end. My heart goes out to you. So in the midst of organizing life, unpacking, and waiting for the blessed phone call.. I say to myself- Thank you God.. For my Bathroom moments- great stories and healthy active children. For my diaper moments- hey, they're regular :) For my bed time moments- I have a child who loves his mommy so much. And for my husband's basic training moments- I thank God for a man who is willing to do all he can to support his family and honor his country as well. I love my "new" life and all the hidden blessings it brings!