Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Today is husband's 40th birthday....

So what do you get the man who has everything? I mean seriously, he has me, what more could he ask for, LOL? We are taking him for lunch at an Italian place he likes. (They also give you a free birthday lunch or dinner, LOL!) He has all the manly "toys" so.... not sure what to get him this year. He doesnt like to get clothes. He just got all kinds of goodies for Christmas.... so I am at a loss as to what to give this year. Any ideas???

This is him at Halloween. We had some friends over and cooked a big pot of chili!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

17 days and counting.... Come on MARCH 11

As I sit here, I think about seeing my son, whom I have not seen since the end of September. I can picture him getting off the plane and seeing his smile! I told him I would be taking a Greyhound bus to CA, LOL, but we will probably drive this time instead of flying. I would really like to take a train, something I have never done before.

I am watching Sanford and Son and it is funny. I love Fred. I remember years and years ago, watching this show with my dad. I just talked to my oldest son. He is sick. Wish I could take him some chicken noodle soup and baby him. He is very artistic and can also rap. He made a song dedicated to me and his dad and I just cried when I heard it! I let a friend listen to it yesterday and she loved it. Said he really needed to focus on this talent as he is really good!

My baby is spending the night with his grandma. She says he takes care of her. He is her legs at the store and helps her around the house.

I thank God everyday that he blessed me with such wonderful children; well, young men.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

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Dramatic jump, OMG, I am so happy - 18 days and counting

Just talking to my son on IM and he is leaving on my mom's birthday March 11 and should be at his base by the 15th, but wont be in GA until May 1. WOO HOO, I am so excited!!!! That is 8 days sooner than we had originally thought, although I guess I will be on my way to CA as I cant see waiting the whole month of April to see him!!! What great news!!!! I am so happy!!!

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An awesome gift! If I were to win, I would give the basket of goodies to my mother for her 72nd birthday on March 11. She deserves a special gift and the main attraction for her would be the UNO cards. She loves to have my sons spend the night with her and it is games galore. They watch the Game Show Network and play UNO and Phase 10. My son, currently in Iraq, has mentioned to her several times that he can NOT wait to spend the night with her and have his special BBQ Chicken (recipe featured in the Military Momz Menuz Cookbook at and play cards with her and watch the GSN. This would be a great gift for her!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

27 days and counting

Okay, so we are in the 20s now and I am getting excited! Just thinking about seeing my young man is enough to bring tears to my eyes. So many people are already wanting time with him when he gets here. His dad, brothers, his grandma, aunt and uncle, cousins, not to mention all of his friends. Will I get any time with him? YES, lol, he has already promised me a whole day and we also plan to take a trip to the beach somewhere if we can... We also intend to have Christmas with him. We even left the Christmas tree up, just moved it downstairs into his old room. So... I am eagerly awaiting his return. Thanks to all of you who have joined me in my countdown!!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tomorrow we will be down to the 20s in our countdown....

Tonight at midnight, we will go down to 29 days and counting! This is so great. I cant wait!!! Just knowing he will be out of Iraq will get me through the days until he gets leave and can come home (late April or early May) IF I dont decide to fly down and meet him in CA, which I am seriously thinking about, LOL. But it gets confusing to me, like right now it is 9:57 EST time and where he is, it is 5:57 a.m., so actually he is already at 29 days, right? LOL, will he leave when it is actually still 1 day left here since they are 8 hours ahead of us, so am I really on day 29 now? Have I confused everyone as much as I am? Oh well, at any rate, it aint long now!!!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

33 days and counting

Wow! It seems like so long ago, yet I remember it as clearly as if it were yesterday, that I stood at our hotel door and hugged my son bye. I tried not to cry, but... I failed. It is going to be so great to welcome my son home and give him a big hug and just squeeze him so tight. I am so proud of him and cant wait to tell him face to face. He called me the other morning. I always know when it is him because of the name that comes up on caller ID. It isnt his name, but a company name of a phone service I guess, but anyway, I always know my baby is going to be on the other end when I see that name. Well, I am fixing to make a trip out of town, but not too far. Just a 40 mile or so ride out of town and will see you all later tonight! Blessings to you all and I hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Military Momz Announces Release of Military Momz Menuz cookbook, only $10

Exciting news! We now have the Military Momz Menuz cookbook finished, printed and ready to go! I am so excited about this! It includes a lot of great recipes and a lot of pictures of soldiers around the US, some currently stationed overseas. We are gearing up a major campaign to sell these as we want to donate a lot of money to Soldiers Angels at the end of the year. So... if you or anyone you know is interested in purchasing one, please go to .

Saturday, February 7, 2009

40 days and counting....

Wow!!!! The days are flying by! I so cant wait to wrap my arms around this young man! For all of you who know me, you know my boys are my life. I hope everyone is having a great weekend. It is finally wamring up here. I think it was 65 today, give or take a few degrees.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

46 days and counting.... WOW

Time is getting close and I am getting excited. We have a lot going on right now in our personal life right now and I have been very stressed (one reason his base getting hit the other night) and my son spent almost 2 hours online yesterday talking to me and just being there for me. Being able to spend so much time with him, even though we are so many miles apart really touched my heart. It is like he knew I needed him, even though I never said a word. I asked if he was busy as he has a ton of friends and other family he talks to and I told him I didnt want to bug him. He said you could never bug me Mom! LOL - so I told him I could take him! He is very muscular and works out a lot and he gets a kick out of me telling him I will ground him for this or that when he comes home or that I could take him down. He would ground me if he knew I added this picture.