Sunday, April 24, 2016

Deployment plans

Gosh -- we are about to start deployment work ups. In the next weeks I'll be a single Mom for the first time. I'll go almost two weeks without my husband here in the evenings or on weekends. Every routine that I have created around him being gone is about to end. Have I mentioned that I don't handle change very well??? lol. I seriously can't believe that we are about to have our first deployment in 6 years!!
I have a lot of plans for this upcoming deployment months.
We have a YMCA membership that we are currently using but now I can change up my schedule an go in the evenings. We also have swim lessons that we are continuing. I have a goal to drop close to 20 pounds in the next three months. Which is a lot but you are supposed to lose close to 2 pounds a week so... 24 pounds is do-able!! I can do it!
We also have a Zoo membership to the San Diego zoo - that we use pretty often! I love going! I love checking out all the animals and seeing little man's expressions when he see's new animals.

We went last week and we got to see a Tiger up close (to the glass). He stared for a while and then said "kitty!" .. well yes I guess that a Tiger is a 'kitty' but I was so impressed!! We also got to see a Orangutan up close and he was pretty amazed by that too. Our favorite are the Giraffe's - the move around and are tall enough to catch his attention.

We also have the Beach! Oh the beaches! This little boy LOVES the Ocean! He loves the waves, the loves the sand - so we are going to make it a mission to visit as many beaches as possible! Considering there are so many beaches around here I figure we can make it a point to visit as many we can & figure out our favorites.
The original plan was to travel a bit (go to Oklahoma & Arkansas) while my husband is away but I'm not sure that's actually going to happen. We do have a puppy to pick up in Oklahoma in a couple of months but I'm not sure we are going to make a big trip out of it. Yes, another puppy. Pomeranian puppy.
We are also planning on having another baby & getting pregnant during this deployment. Since we can't get pregnant on our own we are going to use our Frozen Embryo (which is called a FET). We were going to do it this month but I felt it was way to stressful to do all of this right now - so we are going to go back in three months to do the whole process. Well I will be going back in three months to do the whole process - on my own. Yea I know.. another crazy mark but we'll talk more about this later.
I want to start going back to Church. I want to find a church family to grow with and to get a sense of a backbone. Church has always played a important role in my life & I want to give little man the same option. I think it will be another great way to make some friends and put our lives on the right track.
Another big part of our deployment will be financial building. We aren't in crazy debit - Mortgage, car payments, etc but I want to improve a bit in a couple of area's. Who doesn't?!
So in closing - we have a lot of plans for this upcoming deployment. We have a couple of adventures, a plan to stay connected with the zoo & the Y, to get our finances completely squared away & to, hopefully, extend our family. I'm sure I'll share more (in detail like I did with little man) about our next fertility journey with the FET. We aren't going to let this separation keep us down but we are going to grow.

Monday, April 11, 2016

9 months.

My little man turns 9 months old tomorrow. 

When did that happen? Here I am watching him try to pull himself up on the couch (we don't own a coffee table) and thinking that it all cant' be real. It seems like less then three days ago I brought home a sweet newborn baby boy. So I'm silently super sad that my baby boy is growing up so fast. Of course I am super proud of all his accomplishments but I'm super sad time is flying by so quickly.

Speaking of time flying by - I have already started putting little man's first birthday together. Hey, I may not be super super happy that my baby is getting so big - but I still wanted to plan out my sweeties very first birthday bash. I can't wait to share all the details!! I just want to say that Etsy is very dangerous when planning parties - especially first birthday's! Then again pinterest is just as dangerous & you can very easily get carried away. I have somehow managed to find ideas for little man's next five birthday's thanks to pinterest ~ hahaha.
So quick questions about birthday etiquette. For the out of town guests who can't attend {or wont}the party is it OK to send out an e-mail 'announcement/invitiation'? I found these adorable custom invitiations on Etsy & they come back as a JPEG - so I was thinking that I might just e-mail them out instead of 'mailing' them. Than again this 80's girl feels like that e-mailing a invitation is very rude. Also.. can we ask for gift cards instead of gifts? I know that just sounds really rude. A friend suggested that I create a birthday wish list and add it to the e-mail but we aren't sure on the proper etiquette's involved. 

We have so much going on right now that I'm not even sure what to share but I feel that I keep repeating myself & not really sharing anything. The newest news is:
my husband in on a ship that is being built. Since the ship isn't ready and isn't being built in San Diego - the put him on a temporary active ship. So we are preparing for 'work-ups' and 'underways' with this temporary ship that starts VERY soon. In a couple of weeks my husband will be here then there and then here and off again. I'm starting to sweat being a single Mom since I rely on my husband so much.
It's been five years since his last deployment so I'm a little rusty.. but I prayed for workups before they just moved him away to the new ship & my prayer was answered. Later this year they will move my husband, as a geo bachelor {meaning without us}, to a whole different state and he'll be gone for almost a year. So you include the workups & underways with the temporary ship before he joins his ship he'll be gone for over a year. 
Yea, re-read that. My husband, between two ships, will be gone from of for over a year.
Our lives are getting busier and little man & I are about to deal with life, for a year, with just the two of us. While I'm sure I can handle it, I'm just prepping for a year of being alone.
I've got to get to bed. 
I hope everyone has an amazing week. 

Sunday, April 3, 2016

random Sunday post.

Have you ever been in the shower, or driving around town, and thought out the best blog post? 
That happened to me yesterday. I thought of the best blog post about guys & their xbox games. 
When I grabbed the lab top later that day - I couldn't remember half of what I was going to say. 

Seriously, hate when that happens.   

I'm currently watching the ACM's & procrastinating folding the baskets of laundry at my feet. 
I lost my train of thought once Tim McGraw took the stage to sing his new hit "Humble & Kind".. love this song. Oh, hell I'll share the video - seriously - this song is amazing. 

Did you get goosebumps? I do every time I listen to it.
I'm thinking of posting the words on a board in "little man's" room because I love the message so much.

Did anybody else watch the ACM's? Who was your favorite performer? Oh course I thought Dierks did an amazing job hosting & performing "Somewhere on a Beach". Carrie Underwood absolutely killed it with her new song "Church Bells".. wow!
Sam Hunt is adorable, Loved his performance. 

Well I guess I should fold these clothes & go to bed. I hate wrapping up a weekend. 
I never feel that I get enough of anything done. 
I wanted to clean out my closet, I also wanted to get the spare bedroom cleaned out.
I also wanted to sleep in and at least a nap in .. but that didn't happen either. 
I did get grocery shopping done, half the spare bedroom organized and got to go to bed super early two nights. 

Alright enough procrastinating.
I gotta get to the gym early tomorrow.