Friday, May 21, 2010


Today is branching day...2:00pm...

...soooo nervous.

i'll write more when we know what job he gets.

in a matter of hours, we will have a little bit more of an idea where and how the next few months are going to go.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

today i celebrated my 2nd mother's day. as i look back over the last 18.5 months, i remember the hard, the scary, the fun, and the loving times. from rushing bret to the hospital at 2 weeks old to watching him bark when he sees a picture of a dog to having him completely mold into my arms when he just needs his 'mama' - i am so blessed!! i love that little boy so much!! i know i was born to be a mother and it is by far the best and most rewarding thing i have ever done.

bret is such a goofball and he makes me smile everyday! he's so silly and carefree, but he is also so very sweet and gives the most incredible hugs. i'm not going to lie - being a mother is a very hard job at times. sometimes i want to pull my hair out and scream, but when i look into his eyes and by just holding him he stops crying - makes all those 'hard' times go away.

i'm so excited to watch bret grow and to add to our family.

Happy Mother's Day!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day!!!!!!!

Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day!!!!!!!

As i am new to the army life, i am learning a lot. this new job or 'silent rank' i carry is a lot of hard work. i'm left at home with all the responsibilities while supporting my husband who is hundreds of miles away. i have learned to treasure the 3 minute phone calls and the 12 hour visits every couple of months. i have learned that i am so much stronger than i ever imagined i could ever be.

i am a proud army wife!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

growing up...

My little man is a year and a half and time is flying by. He is growing to fast. Tonight we had dinner at a friends. Bret was such an amazing little guy. He sat at the kitchen table in a chair (without a booster seat or high chair) and ate his dinner. He didn't throw his food and said 'please' when he wanted more of something. I was so proud of him!! He did such a good job.

I love my little boy <3