I don't know exactly what I do every day but I am always busy and the days seem to fly by faster then I can keep up with. Part of the reason our days fly by could be the fact that we all sleep in until 9-10am eat breaky at 10:30, eat lunch at 2, east dinner at 7 and then it is nearing bed time again. This was all good and fine when we were home schooling but in a few weeks the kids will be starting school and actually having to wake up before the sun rises. This is going to be pure torture for us all and I am NOT looking forward to being a morning person. Nor am I looking forward to fighting with my non morning person children to get out the door when their little eyes haven't even fully popped open yet. So my future is looking a little bleak right now with that looming over us. Speaking of looming, so is our future. We are going to go ahead and put in paper work for an early release however Ben has been talking around the shop and it sounds like it is quite unlikely that we will get approved for release. Like maybe a 15% chance. I am not a gambling women but I would say those are not good odds. Also if he puts in the paper work and we get denied his whole chain of command will know that he wants to get out and they get their little Air Force rah rah noses out of joint and could make life miserable for Ben for his remaining time. (3 years is what we have left in our contact) They will give him the worse positions and so on. So that might just be opening a can of worms we do not want to open. So we have 1.5 years left in Hawaii and then we will either try and extend here for another 1.5 years (which is also something that has to be approved) Or we could get sent to some base who knows where for the last year and a half. Keeping in mine that he will deploy every 16 months, and they are now moving the deployments up to 8 months instead of four. Makes me sick just thinking about it. So we are trying to figure out a way to avoid deployment at all cost. We know that we have to finish our time in Hawaii which is fine b/c since he just got back from a deployment he is safe for the next 16 months, and that is right around our scheduled time to leave. Now are you totally falling asleep yet? They do have some positions in the airforce that are non-deployable and it is very likely for Ben to get one and even have some say in where we will be but the crappy thing is they are three year tours and since we will only have 1.5 years in the AF after Hawaii we would have to extend in the Af for another 1.5 years. However at least we would never have to deploy again and that would be worth it. But we just want out soooo bad! Dang Air Force just let us GO!!!!
Enough about that it gets my blood pressure boiling to much.
yesterday we spent the day at the pool and that is where I plan to reside for the next week or so. My goal is to get the ultimate tan before I go visit all my white Canadian relatives! I am going to Canada on July 5th to see my little brother and his soon to be wife have their first baby. I am so excited and hope that I make it there before she has my precious little niece. I have a feeling she is going to go into labor before I get there but I have given her instructions to keep her legs crossed and not eat any spicy food. Yeah right. Just what every pregnant women wants to hear when they are peeing 10 times a night and can't see their feet anymore. Regardless I am so excited to hold a new born again. Also I am taking Londyn with me and it will be the first time allot of my Canadian relatives and my mother will be meeting her. So she will be meeting 2 grandchildren at the same time. We are going for 3 weeks and I cannot wait to see all my friends and family. I have not been home in three years.
I have been going strong on my weight loss regimend. I am running and lifting every day (even when I DO NOT WANT TO). I am eating very good. I can't remember the last time I sunk my teeth into a Big Mac! I lost4 pounds this week (FINIALLY) Although some days I can fluctuate 4 pounds in one day so who knows if it will stay that way. I do feel allot firmer but not smaller. My pants are not really feeling any different but I don't feel as flabby. Any tips on how to get the last of it off would be appreciated. I feel so close yet so far away!
Ok don't go calling CPS on me but I have lost my mother of the year nominee. In fact this is so bad I would vouch to say I have lost my mother of the year nominee for the next 5 years. Two days ago Addison and I were playing together on her American Girl Club website and Londyn was on her spot of the floor beside our desk smiling and talking away. However not five seconds later she had made it to the top of the stairs and then proceeded down them. I turn wondering what that thump thump thump noise was and there is my 6 month old rolling half way down the stairs. Then everything goes in slow motion, like those dreams when you want to run fast but you can't. Londyn is looking at me with wide eyes screaming "SAVE ME" and by the time I could reach her she was on the bottom step. That would be all 15 of them. The good news is my stairs and landing are carpeted, and that she was rolling length wise with the step and not head over heals. She only cried for about 30 seconds and did not have a scratch on her but I was shaking like a leaf for the next hour at least. After every kid we have Ben and I get more and more laid back. We boiled the babies pascifiers with our 1st and by the time we got to the forth we just blow it off and stick it back in their mouth. I think Addison rolled off the couch, Camryn rolled off our king size bed (twice in one evening), and now Londyn down the stairs. Ben says we have to stop having kids or our next one might be rolling off the roof. That is one good thing about having so many kids we have a few to spare! (JK obviously!)
Tuesday nights we have established "family night" and no one can make any plans but spending time together as a family. Sometimes we play games, sometimes we just talk, but the most important thing is that we are all together enjoying each others time. Well this week we went to cars and it was so so cute! Much better then I had anticipated. If you have not seen it yet it is a must see. Even Londyn sat and watched the whole thing in total amazement. Lightning Mcqeen came off his high hoarse just in time to do some amazing things, and Mayter was such a goof that you just had to love him.
The next night I had a girl night out with my friend. We went to one of our fav restaurants CPK (California Pizza Kitchen) I had a coupon for a free appetizer, so we had that and then split our favorite salad and pizza. We topped it up with a fav martini and ate until we could Hardly move. Joking about how we were going to have to undo our pants and let our bellies hang out when we got to the theater. We saw The Break Up. It was cute and frustrating at the same time. You just wanted them to get back together so bad but you will have to go see it for yourself. I will say this. You could always relate to the silly arguments they were having and laugh to yourself when you see how ridiculous you probably sounded once you see it up on the big screen.
I have once again grounded myself from shopping. Ben go ahead and skip to the next paragraph. I don't like to admit this stuff in front of him because he likes to use it against me later. He will say "even you admit that you shop to much" No I didn't I do not know what you are talking about? What do you want me to dress frumpy and be the weird wife with the cats on her sweatshirt. You know the one! Two cats sitting on the front and then low and behold you turn around and the backs of the cats are on the back. One of the things he said that he was first attracted to me was my fashion sense and desire to always look polished, but now that he is funding that little project is starting to have a change of opinion. In my defense Banana Republic was having an awesome sale. So awesome that I had to revisit it three times. I would go a fourth but I think I have already gotten one or maybe two of everything there. At a very good rate...Like I said.
Last night we dabbled around Idrink.com looking up martini recipes. We decided it would be funny to make our own martini menu for when we had people over and they could get what ever kind they want. So we are going to compile a list of the best martinis. Now of course in order to do this we are going to have to test them all. So I have sacrificed myself for the greater good of the martini. Yesterday we had the chocolate martini which I think we can enhance with one more ingredient, and the Caribbean martini which was very good. Must go to the liquor store for more ingredients.
We have started Alias season one. We are on episode 5. Episode 4 if you count the fact that I slept through most of 5 and have no idea what is going on. It is nice having a series to watch since it is summer time and none of my shows are on.
Addison finished her homeschooling DVD's this week. She will still do some book work over the summer but it was so nice to get the year completed. She is doing so well! Reading at a fourth grade level and a wizz in math. I still have to use my fingers and she wizzes out answers off the top of her head. Good thing I get the teacher book with all the answers! We had a big end of the year party for all the kids at our old neibourhood. We had pools and games and prizes and the kids all had a blast. I love that first day of summer vacation excitement!
Well I think I have hit most of the highlights from the past week and a bit. Maybe if I would blog more often they would not be so long.