Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Our newest addition....

This weekend we were blessed with a new edition to our family. Couper is a little tiny beagle that my Aunt Nona had found roaming the streets back in PA. He had no collar and was so skinny and obviously hadn't been taken care of. She had seen him around town for over 2 weeks and finally she took him in to see if they could find his owners. Well, no one knew anything about this sweet little dog. So she asked if we would take him. It was that, or the pound. Luckily we were planning on driving back to PA for my sisters baby shower anyway so it just worked out perfectly. My son fell in love with him as soon as he saw him. And he promptly named him Couper (we were hoping SueAnn would name her baby Couper, but she didn't think that was the right name) Anyway, I find myself loving this dog too...he has the saddest eyes I've ever seen. And he is such a lover I feel like he was meant to be with us. He is really coming out of his shell more and more every day and showing his true beagle spunk! And we are spoiling him rotten!! He had his first trip to PetSmart already!!!

Baby, Baby, Baby

This weekend was my sister's baby shower. That's me and her above. Her little bundle of joy is due June 6th! I can't even put into words how excited I am to be an Aunt for the first time!
I have spent the last 3 months planning her baby shower and it turned out to be awesome. We had an English Tea Party Shower, complete with cucumber sandwiches and blueberry & vanilla scones! Everyone had a great time and Sue Ann (my sister) got a truckload of baby gifts! Below is a diaper cake that I turned out beautiful, can you believe I used 133 diapers to make it??

I also made little watering can picture holders. I found a bunch of my sisters baby pics, copied them, blew them up, cropped them and stuck them in the holders as decorations for each table! Very cute!!!
The food was amazing!!! Did I mention the Raspberry Cheesecake??? OMG!!!!

I'm a graduate!...well, sort of....

So I finally did it! I finished not one, but 2 CCAF degrees. These are Associate Degrees obtained from the Community College of the Air Force. Now to give some has taken me exactly 14 years to accomplish this. I know, I can stop laughing now!! As a single mom, and an active duty airman in the USAF, life can be pretty busy. Suddenly years slip by and you still haven't made education a #1 priority. I mean how can you? There's work, the gym, my son, soccer, guitar lessons, birthday parties, grass to be mowed, laundry....laundry...laundry, making breakfast, making dinner, packing a lunch, groceries....groceries....groceries, Jackson's homework that I sometimes don't even understand myself, bathtime, story time and prayers, mom I need to bring snack for all 30 kids tomorrow, then of course....relationships...uuugh, and by the way will someone please dust the top of my's freakin nasty!!!

And after all of that...I can finally say that I finished my CCAF degrees. It's not easy going to school when I can squeeze it in. But this made it all worth it. It was a really proud moment for me. My son Jackson was there to see me, and he was so proud he even drew a picture of it. And thank you so much to my parents who drove for nearly 8 hours just to cheer me on! It was awesome for them to be there for this. Now, my goal is to get my Bachelor's before my son graduates!

This blog thing should be easy, right?

Alot has been happening this past month....of course, I have failed to log it all into my blog! Why?? I have no idea....the internet is so easy, so accessible, so why is it so hard for me to take 5 mins. and sit down and write about what's going on? Hmmmm....interesting. I could do it at my desk at work, I walk by my laptop probably 20 times a day as I'm running up and down the stairs over and over, I could even get to it from my cell phone.....yet somehow it just doesn't get done. Maybe it's because I think too much...once I put it in my blog, it's there....and anyone can see it right? Do I really want people knowing what I really think? This could be dangerous!! Anyway, once again, I am going to promise myself that this is something I should sit down and do. At least once a week...I mean I'm sure I can find time once a week right?? Well, we will see.....