Friday, June 27, 2014

Family Pictures

This Mother's day was slightly different than every other Mother's day I have spent thus far. Usually I make the trek to Las Vegas so I can be with my Momma and Grandma on Mothers day and then the next weekend on their combined birthday. This year I had to role solo and pray my family remembered ( ha. ha. ha.)

So, It went okay.

The end was perfect, it was supposed to be raining but luckily the sun stayed out ( and the raging humidity) and we were able to get some PERFECT family pictures!!!!

Here are some of my favorites!!!When I say favorites, I mean basically every picture we got.

Ps. We are just too dang cute, I have to admit.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Summer is hot and the living is easy.

May 17, 2014

Finally, the sun has shown itself and given us a break from the relentless raining. When I say relentless, I am not exaggerating like usually I do. This rain will be, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday the sun comes out for 2 hours then goes back away then Saturday, blessed Saturday it graced us with it’s presence, and then on the drive home it started raining again. BUT, I will just keep it as I was SO thankful for this wonderful day we had today. 
We have not gone to the beach since we got to the island mostly because for a while it was too cold and then it was too rainy, and then we would have too many activities. But, today we cleared our schedules and headed north to Camp Schwab for Schwab fest, but we never went to the festival we stopped and the beach and didn’t want to leave.

Ian had never buried his hands in the sand so we were a little worried he might not like it. I should have never worried because then we couldn’t keep him out of the sand, and the sand out of his mouth.

It was such a fun day with our friends Annie and Victor and the hundred other crazy marines who were all over the place celebrating. This beach is on the Pacific side of the island as opposed to the East China Sea side so there were SLIGHT waves. The other side has NO WAVES. It’s kinda crazy looking at the ocean and not seeing waves, especially if you are from California but, I feel it makes for a really good time with the kids and awesome snorkeling and scuba diving!

So here, enjoy the many sandy faces, and bums of our beautiful day at the beach.

 Ian knocked over the tent, then decided this would be the best activity to date and continued to do this several times. He loved it.

Nothing like finishing off the day with sand on the bare bootie. 

Friday, May 2, 2014

Baby Baseball Wall

Baseball wall!

I have been scanning pinterest for the last year trying to find ideas for Ian’s bedroom. Since we knew we would be moving to Okinawa in December I didn’t even dance with the idea of making a room for him in Arizona, so I have been waiting patiently for Oki.

I FINALLY got the chance and let me just tell you it is NOT as easy as it looks!  I used for my inspiration and tried to just gauge what I needed from her.

I used a bright red color and a grey for the lining of stitches. I suggest you not get very much, because I bought 0.2 Liter containers and I didn’t even use a ¼ of the paint. I would tell you the exact color but well..... you see my dilemma. 
 I started with measuring the room and I cut a string at 1/3 the length of the room. My husband held the string in each corner of the room while I made a circle with my pencil attached to the string. That was the EASY part!   

You're welcome for this one.... 

I used a small paintbrush for the grey line and I used a sponge for the stitches. Word of advice, be patient and take breaks. The stitches will not turn out perfect unless you take ALL day. I had a few meltdowns as I realized that painting is not in my scope of expertise and I was convinced it was going to turn out terrible and I would have to paint over the entire thing.

Lone behold, it ended up turning out okay!! From far away it looks MUCH better than up close!!!

I am SO happy that I did this on his wall because I truly feel like his room is now HIS and not just a room we put all of his stuff for the next three years. It is definitely going to be a pain in 3 years when we have to paint over this but, as I have been told my some fellow Marine wives. You have to make each place home, even though you know you’re moving…if it doesn’t feel like home while you’re there you will never be happy with where you are.

 I definitely want to do a few more things for his room to be actually complete! ( Like making a new cover for that chair) I also really want to build/make the large Ruler's for his wall so that we can measure how tall he gets and then always take it with us!!  But, I will save that for another day!  Ps. I LOVE BASEBALL!!!!