Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Our Theme Songs

Drew: The brave little engine song
He has never sat through a TV show until now, he'll run from anywhere in the house when this Thomas song comes on.



Owen: The Transformers theme song
He's still obsessed and this picture made him really happy.


Justin: the theme song from Home Improvement
For obvious reasons... getting this house ready to sell!


Shauna: The "I want it now" song from Willy Wonka
A drink of water, massage, clothes that fit, a mini-van (don't mess), a baby... you name it.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Details


The day after Justin gets home and he's already back at work! Just for a couple hours... they have to do some classes about STD's, drinking responsively, etc. for all those party guys.

Anyway, yesterday morning was soooo long waiting for Justin. We were told to be on base at 8:30 and the guys would be there anywhere between then and noon. Lucky for me Justin had his cell phone and called to say they were stuck on the airplane cause of all the lightning. He called when they were on their way and so we only had to wait 15 minutes on base. It was a way rainy day so they had tents set up with pizza and donuts. Drew loved the pizza, Owen was acting nervous and didn't want to eat. The 1st 2 busses got there at 11:30 and we watched guys come off with no Justin. We didn't realize a 3rd bus had pulled up until we turned around and Justin came out of nowhere. It caught me totally by surprise and I just started crying. Then Justin hugged Owen and he started crying too. It wasn't cause he didn't want Justin to hug him. Not sure if it was cause of me (don't think he saw me crying though) or what. But 6 1/2 months is a long time for a kid to be away from their dad and he was emotional about it. Drew didn't really know what was going on (he knows Daddy but also thinks every guy in cammies is Dad). They were both pretty quiet while we were there waiting for Justin to get his bags... just taking everything in. It was weird (in a good way) for me to be walking and not holding a kid! Justin was walking holding both of their hands :)

Justin loves his Taco Bell so we stopped there on the way home. At home we relaxed and went through his stuff. He brought Owen a carved wooden elephant, Drew a camel, and me a cool oil lamp made from pewter. We went to Target to so Owen could finally get the Transformers movie Justin had promised him. He's been saying, "Thank you that Daddy can come home and bring me Transformers with no ugly words" in his prayers for a month now. We have one of those Clearplay DVD players that edits movies but it was being disfunctional so they're sending us a new one and Owen has to wait 2 weeks till he gets to watch his movie.

If I had a nickel for every time Drew said, "Daddy" yesterday I would be a millionaire. He followed him ALL day and it was lovely. He just woke up from his nap and keeps asking for him, too. Justin said he's a totally different kid talking so much and copying everything Owen does. Owen didn't change as much to him. Owen loves Justin being here but he's still not totally himself. He asks me things to ask Justin instead of asking him directly. Still a little reserved. He didn't like it that Justin had to go into work today.

And I am still getting used to not doing everything myself... it's so nice. No taking out the trash, getting Drew out of his carseat, less diapers, and now that Justin found his license way less driving. Yay!

On a side note, I'm due two weeks from tomorrow. My mom flies in late that day so I'm requesting this baby to be born March 6th please.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Owen Made Me Lunch

February 15, 2008

When I caught this hot dog in the microwave it still had
43 minutes left.
I think 1-2 had passed but I can't be sure.


"Do you want to let it cool down first?"
"Is it too hard for you?"

I was on the phone w/Justin when Owen was making this and he thought I should eat it so I wouldn't hurt his feelings. But even Owen knew it was bad and made me a new one.

Friday, February 15, 2008

My Valentines

Drew & Owen...We celebrated with heart-shaped pancakes, SpongeBob chocolates (they're no Godivas), making welcome home signs, a trip to the library for "Itchy Itchy Chicken Pocks" and to rent a Star Wars movie (I just might end up watching a full episode one day). You know, the usual.
Feb 12 - the 1st round of signs


And of course Justin, who I'll be celebrating with a few days late. He sent me these pj's... the top will fit soon enough.

Then there's Stanley aka "Bubba," my 3-year old Valentine from church who brought me a metal rose "that won't die," candy bars, and a little stuffed dog.
July 21, 2007

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Now Taking Reservations

This is the best case scenario of military housing we could get in Monterey.

Worst case..So lets hope for the best.

Justin FINALLY got his orders and reports mid-June. Yay!

So all you fair-weather friends and family can start planning your trips to visit.

I would like to give a shout out to our non fair-weather friends and family (meaning those that actually have visited us here in the last almost 4 years): Mom, Christian, Brett, Linus & Sara, Paul & Robyn, Sarah & Tamir, and Ned & Mary's family.

Ya, ya I know you all MEANT to.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Foot Locker


We got one of Justin's foot lockers from Iraq today.
I was hoping Justin smuggled himself home inside. But nope!

Just clothes.


That made some good dress-ups.


Owen said he wanted to "dress up like a man."
But after he had those pants on he was an alien.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

It's Bad for Us Anyway


So it doesn't matter that Drew dumped an almost full Sam's Club sized bottle of oil all over the floor and carpet.... right?

We are off to a good start.

2 days later...still have an oily carpet! It doesn't look that bad but whenever I step on it I end up with oily feet. I don't have much hope since the towels I used to wipe up the mess went through the wash and are still oily. So my solution is going to be a rug to cover it up.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Week in Review

· 3 days of Preschool

· 1 Pinewood Derby (wore Tan Shirt for 1st time, looked hot)

· 1 New Beginnings Talk

· 1 Batch of Cinnamon Rolls (for New Beginnings Talk)

· 1 Scout Training Session

· 2 Game Nights (Settlers is Back)

· 1 more Project waiting for Justin (bedroom ceiling fan won’t turn off, if the light is on… the fan is on and it’s winter)

· 1 Ward Chili Cook-Off

· 1 Doctor’s Appointment (baby and I are doing well, they won’t induce me (was induced both times before… what’s going into labor like?), doctor happened to be LDS)

· 1 Fall in Public (holding Drew, right after walking into commissary, too painful to be embarrassing)

· 1 Scouting for Food Door-hanger Drop-off Activity

· 1 Funeral Watched (cried at Pres Hinckley’s empty seat and casket, saw Uncle Loren singing in Tab Choir)

· 2 Haircuts (gave Owen & Drew them myself, used scissors AND clippers, no buzzes involved)

· 0 Pictures Taken