Thursday, September 24, 2009

Cayla Rose

Mommy loves cute baby hats, not sure if Cayla does though. She was all ready to go on our walk. It was a nice cool day, actually felt like fall. showing some skin there miss! Daddy might not approve ;)

Mommy loves the tounge sticking out!

Cayla 3 Months Old

I love that smile, everything is worth it when they smile at you like that :) Cayla in her new Gymboree duds, with her little dolly. I love having girls they have such cute stuff! Today is my baby Cayla's 3 month birthday! Time has gone by so fast which is good and sad at the same time. She is so smiley and gets excited whenever she sees me, I love that. She will lay there and look at me and start talking away, sooo cute :) Before I know it she will be eating baby food getting teeth and crawling! It is such a momentous part of their lives yet such a short time within their life. I always think when I am pregnant how I am going to have sleepless nights and how my schedule will change, but it really goes by so fast. I can't believe Jadon is 2 1/2 I feel like he was just the baby, and I know it will go just as fast with Cayla. I can't wait till Jose is home to enjoy her too, I know it kills him to miss out on our kids growing up. I will be glad when the kids can have their daddy home for a while. I love it when we are a family all together, everything just seems right :)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

My babe

Jose on the balcony of the barracks in Iraq. Here are some Pictures of him during this deployment. Feb 08-?
Jose at the gym. Anything to stay busy and I can't complain ;) He always seems to be on the right in pictures. Jose is sitting down on the bottom right. Jose in an MRAP, he's on the right. Jose and two buddies at work, goofing off. Jose is to the far right. I am getting more and more excited as it gets closer to Jose coming home. He has been pretty fortunate this deployment because he is not out very often in dangerous situations. I think he has had enough danger to last a lifetime! His platoon is PSD for the Sgt. Major so they only go out when he wants to, and even then it is usually to a bigger post. Which means Jose and the guys are playing pool, going to the PX and doing other recreational things. It gives me peace of mind knowing he is safer and has stuff to help him pass the time. Soon he will be moving to another post that is in a more dangerous area, he says he will be out a lot more, this does not thrill me at all. However I have always found much comfort in knowing the lord is watching over him. He has been spared many times, and I continue to believe he will be again. I tell him his work here must not be done because there were too many instinces where you could have been taken, I know he is still here because the lord protected him and I feel very comforted knowing that. We are all so happy that after this he will be home for 3 years, a long awaited break!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Here is the inside of the mall, it would have been a nice shopping option especially in the winter!
Here is the outside of the mall at night, pretty cool.

Oh yea for those of you who lived in Schweinfurt they apparently built a real shopping mall there. I heard it is located by the river downtown, and I found some pics of it. Why couldn't this have been there when I was there, I would have loved that!

Autumn in our front yard in Schweinfurt. I remember planting those mums so many times because the rabbits would eat them. Finally I said forget it. I have never seen so many rabbits in one place as I did living there, lol.
Autumn at home in Germany, with my fall flowers :)

Downtown Schweinfurt.
I have been missing Germany a bit and I found some pics of Schweinfurt that I thought I would put up. I can say for sure that I don't always realize a good thing till it is gone, and Germany for me was a good thing. I wish sometimes that I could go back and do it over again, hopefully we will get to go there again. I met some of the best people there and I feel fortunate to be able to keep in touch with them.

Fall scenery in Chester County Pa. The place I call home.

Craving Fall

I am itching to get back to working on my flower beds. The one I am ok with but my newer one is becoming over grown and stuff is starting to live in it due to the dark moist conditions. Yuck! I need to take a trip to Lowes and get some fall plants, like MUMS I love mums. But I think I will wait till it gets a little cooler maybe a week or 2. I love decorating for fall and Halloween, my favorite time of year for sure! I have no idea what the kids are going to be yet for Halloween yet, Jay might be a pirate or dragon, Autumn well I just don't know what she wants to be. I am not sure what I will do for Cayla either. Ya know Jose has only ever been here for 2 Halloween's lol it's funny cause it isn't a big holiday but I think it is one of the more fun ones for the kids, wish he was here for it more. I was sitting here the other day when it was actually cool outside and I had my windows open. The smell of the air had a hint of burning wood in it, when I smell that it really takes me back home. I think of walking through the woods when the leaves are all changing and there is that crisp cool air that smells so good. Going apple picking in the orchards and to the pumpkin patches, hay rides yummy caramel apples. My moms homemade soups with fresh baked bread, Oh I love fall, and yet being here in Texas it feels nothing like fall. It is amazing how smells can bring back so many memories and vivid thoughts. Well one day I will live somewhere that has great fall weather, until then I try to recreate the feeling in my home with fall scents and decor. The picture is of my home town in the fall, I miss it!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Here I am with the red hair, now I am just waiting for it to grow. I don't know why I cut it, I always want it long and then when I get it long I snip it off. I am not going to do that anymore!
And here is me, this is right before I dyed my hair red.

Cayla loves her swing, I love it as well it really helps me be able to get things done when she is in there.

Jadon and his Uncle Craigy. Craig, my youngest brother, came to stay with us for a month after Jose left to help me with Jadon and the baby. Autumn went and stayed with my mom for the month. Jadon LOVED having Craig here to play with.

I love them, sometimes I think I am gonna go crazy, but I couldn't live with out them. A simple hug or smile hearing an "I love you" makes it all worth it, and makes my day :)

My two girls, Autumn loves having a baby sister, she is always wanting to love on her.

Jadon, Autumn and Cayla, Aug 09. Cayla is 6 weeks old here.

Jose Home with the kids while on R&R. July 09.

Daddy and Baby Cayla, almost 2 weeks old here.

It's been a while

Well I have not done this in forever and it is funny cause I am pretty sure that Elke is the only person I keep in touch with on this lol. I might as well just send you emails. Anyway we are doing well, Autumn is enjoying 2nd grade, she likes her teacher and has non of the same kids in her class from the years before, so she gets to start fresh. I must say I don't mind that because I did not care for a lot of the kids that were in her class the last 2 years! Jadon is keeping me company at home, he is full of energy and always helping me out around the house. He loves his baby sister and does so well around her. He had his first play date today with a friend from church, it went well. He normally doesn't like to be around people he doesn't know too well, or have them in his toys, but they played really well together. Cayla is being such a good baby. She sleeps a lot which allows me to get things done around here. She is even sleeping through most of the night( I love that)! She is 2 months now, I feel like time is going by quickly. I can't complain though cause the faster it goes by the sooner Jose will be home, yay!!! Cayla is doing new things, she makes her little noises and it really seems like she is tryingto talk to you. She holds her head up just great and I love it when she smiles real big for me :) At her last doc appointment they heard a heart murmur in her back, so she is supposed to be seen by a cardiologist to check it out. As for me I am on a mission to loose weight! I held on to 10 pounds after the baby(that always seems to happen no matter how much I gain) I had gained 30. So I have lost 8 of that 10 and my goal is to loose 32 more pounds! I know I can it's just a matter of time. It seems to average about a pound off a week, we'll see what happens. Not much else going on here. Jose should be back sometime in January, and then we get to have him home for 3 years, Oh I am so thrilled about that! We will leave for Georgia next May, fingers crossed that the house will sell by then. I will never buy again until Jose retires that is for sure! It is just too much to worry about when you need to move so often, and this economy is not any help. Ok well that is all for now, the kids are finally in bed and I am going to be quick to follow. Goodnight :)