My neighbor!

I think our neighbor and I are having a silent war. I hope he gets to read this. first, it was the dog, that dog would not let me get out of my own house, so, he secured it. but this was after we (the dog and I)had a screaming incident. now it is his car, he has parked their two cars in a way that I have to park at the entrance to our driveway, or else, I will not be able to enter my car, or I will not be able to open the door wide enough to put Henry’s car seat in it or if I am not careful, my side mirror will go. I am so tempted to go and take a picture of both driveways and where his cars are so that you can see, but I am going to let that pass. If I park where I am supposed to park, I am the one that looses.
I washed my ipod, now it is not working. I left it in my ACU uniform and after it went through the wash, I saw the ear phones hanging out of the pocket. I am really going to miss it. It is cheaper to buy a new one than get it repaired so I guess I will just save for a new one.
This is my last week of Maternity leave…I cannot believe that I have been at home for 4 good months. My boss e-mailed me and told me I have a new boss, so that is going to be interesting. The good part is that the new boss is actually the one who hired me, my current boss had not been hired then.
Have a good end of the week!!! We get to go to a wedding this weekend, I am looking forward to that.

Memorial Day Tribute

This memorial day I am taking some time remember Racheal Hugo who died in Iraq last year after her Army reserve unit was attacked by insurgents.  I went to both Basic and AIT with Racheal.  She was one of the best medics and was always there to take care of her unit. May the peace of God be with her family now and always. Thank you Racheal for your sacrifice. Rest in peace.


Fun Monday – Vacations!!!

Funmondaylogo Today’s Fun Monday is being hosted by Allison. She says…Vacations…this is the time of year when most of us go on vacations. Show us and/or tell us about your favorite vacation – where you went, what you did, etc. Pictures would be great. Let’s all take a trip around a the world via our FM friends!!

Wow, I love vacations, my favorite place to go is home, Kenya!!!! in Africa. The last time we were there was in 2006, we went basically to see our family and also to take Rehema to meet her relatives. thus my pictures are kinda old.  We are planning to take Henry there soon so that everybody can get to meet him. It is quite very very pricey to fly there but it is worth every single dime dollar.   I love it because it is home, we get to see family (absence does make the hearts grow fonder), it puts a lot of things into perspective.  Most of the pictures we took were of family so I do not have them here, but I included my animal pictures are from an earlier vacation, and some Rehema pictures.
Elephants family taking a mud bath

Lunch time for the giraffes

This rhino is special. It guarded 24 hours and it is tame. We got to touch it.

Rehema feeding grandma’s chickens

Rehema playing with her new friend


Tea plantations (Kenya exports lots of tea)

Housing for the people who work in the tea plantations

  I hope you enjoyed the little of Kenya I shared with you, safe travels to your next destination.


Fun Monday – Collections

I cannot believe it is already Monday, time is really flying.
Fun Monday is being hosted by Mariposa and here is what she she wants us to blog about:
We all have them…and if you don’t, you do….you just may not realize it. For some reason or another we all collect something and we collect it for reasons that will definitely make for good reading. So on Monday, I want to see your collection. If you don’t have or don’t want or CAN’T (wink) show us a picture, then tell us what the collection is in 10 words or less. Then tell us why you started collecting it.
Please join us and lets have some fun this Monday…

I am assuming that clothes do not count, though I am getting better at those, I do not buy anything on sale that fits me.  My first collection is of journal type books, I have so many within a short time, I have written very little in them.  

My second most priced collection are pictures…real pictures…I know everything is going digital but I still go and process the pictures of my babies. 

I forgot to add that I have been collecting (storing) ounces and ounces of breastmilk for my son to use when I go back to work.  I have about 300 ounces in the freezer, I know, that’s crazy, I just want him not to miss out.  It is indeed my most priced collection.
Let me go see/read what everyone is collecting

this week…

This week has been a week and a half.  Monday, Henry began daycare, that went okay. Wed to Fri, I had to go to the unit to make up the days I missed while I  was on maternity leave.  I found orders waiting for me to go for a one week boot camp.  Everyone who either failed the physical fitness test or did not show up to do the test (like me) has been summoned to a one week boot camp.  Personally I do not see how one week is going to make a difference, maybe you will now be able to do 2 more sit ups or might run faster by 30 seconds, well, I am looking forward to it.  I made my NCO blush when I asked her for a room to pump milk.  Thursday, Rehema’s preschool had graduation for the older kids and they sang during the ceremony, it was so much fun.  The kids were looking so good in their graduation gowns.  I did not get very good shots (sorry!) but Sila got a good video of the whole program.  Well, I have been training for the mystery mile, I did it last year and was so looking forward to doing it this year again.  then my baby sitter called me last minute and told me found a more attractive employer.  this employer was going to give her more hours,  and so she offered that I bring the kids to her so that she can look after them with the other million kids she was going to look after, still pay her the same monies. yep, I didn’t feel comfortable with that. so I decided just to still go and do the mystery part with Rehema and Henry. This is “A fun event for families and individuals, the Mystery History Quest, sponsored by the Chattanooga Times Free Press, is a historical “scavenger hunt” around the downtown area near the Tennessee Aquarium. Being a part of the Mystery History Quest is a great way to learn more about the rich history of Chattanooga and be active at the same time.  We were doing so well until we reached clue #5 I think, which required us to go over Veteran’s bridge and it was not closed to traffic, I thought that was an accident waiting to happen since I had the two kids to mind, so, we ended it there and went back.   Had some well desereved ice cream, I bet we are all going to have a good night’s sleep because of all that walking.

Have a good week!