31 December 2010

Happy New Year's Eve!

Hope everyone has a wonderful New Year's Eve! 
Stay safe and no drinking and driving! 
We are welcoming the new year 
with a new addition 
to our family! 
Born at 7:24am weighing 5.8lbs, measuring 17 3/4in.
Isn't he tiny!? 
I haven't thought of a code name for him yet...
but I'll update this when I do. 

30 December 2010

It's UN-Necessary...

Life is pretty UN-eventful since 
Christmas is over. But I will re-cap a 
conversation I had with J the other day.

Christmas Day: The "boys" get remote-controlled mini-helicopters for Christmas. They wait until dark to try flying them outside. It has snowed and it is really cold. The boys take Tim's helicopter outside and get it stuck in a pine tree in less than 15 minutes. They can't get it down. J tries climbing they pine tree and scratches the front of his leg pretty badly. It's bleeding all over the place.
Helicopter blinks all night long.

December 26th: J gets the helicopter down by throwing a pine cone at it.

December 28th: The scratch on J's leg looks irritated and red. I try to doctor it up with some peroxide and antibiotic ointment. 
J: (puts on jacket and heads for the door.)My leg is fine. It doesn't need to be cleaned.

Me: (heading towards bathroom to get peroxide, ointment and cotton balls)Please let me at least clean it and put some antibiotic ointment on it. You don't want to get an infection. It looks sore.
Mom: (mockingly quotes old men from western movies that have been shot)"It's just a flesh wound."

J: (returns from a smoke break...aka escaping from me.) I told you it's fine. I don't need you to clean it. I washed it off the other day when it happened. You don't even have any gauze. This is so UN-necessary.

Mom: You don't need any gauze. It needs to breathe. It looks infected.

Me: (kneeling in front of J to clean his scratch) Yeah. It looks infected. I'm just gonna clean it and put this stuff on it. (pouring peroxide on his leg) It's all germy. Look at the bubbles!

J: It would bubble if you put it on the back of my hand too. It's just skin germs.

Me: That's gross. And no it wouldn't.

J: This is so UN-necessary!! Now I'm gonna have to walk around with my pants-leg up....(rolls eyes)

Me: (also rolling eyes) Fine! I hope your leg falls off!(stomping down the hall to put up the peroxide and ointment.)


J: (yelling down the hall) And don't blog about this or whatever it is you do. I don't want everyone to know about it too. Like you blogged about me running into that helicopter and stuff.


Me: (all innocent-like) No I didn't. What are you talking about? 


J: You had to have blogged about it or posted something on Facebook. 'Cuz everyone in my unit knew about that. 'Cuz you told all their wives! 

Me: No I didn't....

Update: J's leg is still red...because I'm pretty sure he rubbed off the ointment later. And he hasn't let me clean it again.

Is it a "man-thing" to pretend to be fine when you've got a bad scratch you're practically dying? And to act like someone is chopping your limbs off one by one you're dying when you only have a cold?


25 December 2010

Merry Christmas Y'all!

Mama and I are cooking
  and J is still asleep. 
We hope y'all have a Merry Christmas and 
remember why this season, we keep.
Jesus is the reason 
for this special Day.
We're celebrating His birth,
Let's keep it that way!
~Whitney C. Oaks~


 Merry Christmas from the Oaks!

"There has been only one Christmas - the rest are anniversaries." ~W.J. Cameron
 
"Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen."  ~Author unknown, attributed to a 7-year-old named Bobby
 
"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord." - Luke 2:11-(KJV)

23 December 2010

Christmas Eve Eve

I can't believe it's almost Christmas! I'm completely ready for Christmas to come and go. Don't get me wrong...I love Christmas. I'm just tired of all the stress and trying to make plans with three different families. Phew...

Thursdays are so boring in blogging world. {Someone really should create a Thursday meme! *hint hint*} I thought it would be interesting to give y'all a couple of

December 23, 1888
After an argument with fellow painter Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh takes a razor and removes a portion of his left ear. Their quarrel regarded the prostitutes in Arles who seemed to prefer Gauguin over Van Gogh; the painter delivered his ear to one Rachel, who preferred Van Gogh. She fainted. 
 
December 23, 1995
Bodies of 16 members of the Solar Temple cult who had committed suicide are found on a plateau in the French Alps. Their bodies are charred and arranged in a star formation. Causes of death included stabbing, asphyxiation, gunshot, and poisoning. In 1994, 53 other members had committed suicide in similar fashion. 
 
Interesting, right? People are crazy. 
But God is Great all the time! 

Has everyone gotten all of their shopping done? I 
finished last night. I only had to buy a few stocking-
stuffers and I was done. No surprise that Wally World
was really busy when we checked out. My sister
and I stood in line for about 25 minutes. 
Thank God the guys had the babies. I don't 
think we could have made it. LOL. 

J and I met up with his parents, sister and brother-in-law
at Applebee's last night. It was a great meal and it was
good to see his parents. It's been awhile since we've
seen them since they do live in Florida. {They brought J's
dog, Sabrina, up with them. She's staying at my sister's 
house.}
Sabrina in front of Amanda's 
Christmas tree. She looks a little bit evil.
 
Today, J and I are having his family over to Mom's house,
so we can exchange gifts. I hope they like what
we got them. :)
For Jeremy's parents, I got a Boyd's Bears figurine:
Rooney...Proud to be an American

For his Dad, we got a Coat-of-Arms & Family History
from Family Crest in Ober-Gatlinburg:
This is just one of their samples. "Oaks" looks 
a lot different. {We also got one for ourselves, 
since they were BOGO half-off!}
 
For Miranda (J's sister), from Willow Tree® 
by DEMDACO- Child of My Heart:
She should be having her baby boy in 5-1/2 weeks!

For John, J bought a gift card to Academy. LOL. Men are so hard
to buy for! I also got Miranda a scrapbook for 
the baby and a few small things for everyone else.
I hope they will like these gifts. I know I do! :) 

What are y'all buying for your family members? Or 
In-laws, friends, neighbors, etc?



21 December 2010

What...is....THAT???

 It's already Tuesday again?? I LOVE Tuesday! The only thing that EVER happens on Tuesday is Random Tuesday Thoughts; brought to you by The Un-Mom

How's this for Random?...

I was stumbling the other day and came across Exteme Repurposing.
(Since you are probably too lazy to follow the link busy to follow the link, I'll recap for you...extreme repurposing is reusing everyday items as something else...) I was reading the comments section below the pictures, I read someone's comment that the funnel hook was "obviously a menstrual cup"...Whoa. 

What the heck is that? So I googled it.....

Wow.

Where do I start...

Apparently it's going to replace Tampons and Pads...

Here is a site about one brand: Fleurcup.

And here is a sample of the product:



I'll let y'all conclude your own opinions. Feel free to comment about it. In fact...I implore you to do so...NAOW!

For more less-disturbing, interesting, randomness...visit Keely at The Un-Mom.
 

18 December 2010

Happy Birthday to Daddy in Heaven

Me and Daddy in the hotel room in Niagara Falls, Canada 2000
Today is your birthday Daddy. You would have been 47-years-old. 
I miss you so much. It doesn't seem like it has been almost 5 years since you went to Heaven. 
I wish you were here this year. Christmas will 
never be the same without you. 
I know you're having a wonderful birthday in 
Heaven with our other family members and friends. 
I hope you know how much you're thought of all through the year and especially today. 
I love you forever and always Daddy-O. 
Happy Birthday.
12/18/63-12/28/05
 

Note: Not sure why this wasn't posted on the 18th. My bad.

17 December 2010

MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #25


 It's been awhile since I've done a Milspouse Friday Fill-In. This is a great one to start back up with. LOL. Don't forget...if you're a military spouse or if you just want to participate...Go and visit Wifey @ Wife of a Sailor. Leave a comment and link up! :) 



 1. What is the best gift you have ever received or given?  
 I think the best gift I've ever gotten was Simba (stuffed Lion), from "Santa" when I was 7 or 8. The best gift I've ever given was actually  3 gifts (all the same) to my Mom and Sister (The year after my Dad died.)and Grandmother (The year PawPaw died). It was a Christmas ornament from Hallmark. It came in a velvet-lined box with a poem on a card. The ornament said, "I Love You All Dearly, Now Don't Shed A Tear, I'm Spending My Christmas, With Jesus This Year." They all cried...not my intentions. But I know it means a lot to them. 

 2. Do you celebrate holidays differently when your loved one is deployed/ gone or do you keep tradition?
I've only been through one deployment and he came home during Christmas for his 2 week R&R. So, I can't really answer this question. LOL.

 3. If you celebrate Christmas, do you put an angel, star or something else on top of your tree?
We most definitely celebrate Christmas! Our tree has a star on top. My Mom's has a big ribbon...and my Sister used to use an angel that I bought her...but she's switched to an all white and blue tree and the angel doesn't match...We all use something different. LOL.

 4.What are your three favorite websites?
They change quite frequently...lol. But at the moment:
 1. Facebook
 2. OMGPOP.com
 3. Blogger
 
 5.On your man...do you prefer boxers, briefs, or boxer-briefs? Or commando?
I like boxer-briefs because he likes them...but boxers are fine too. c(=






 

16 December 2010

Because I have lots of free time on my hands.....

...I'm going to make one of these...
 

And you're all going to be jealous that my clothes are all folded perfectly and you'll all beg me to make you one and I'll refuse... because I'll be too busy folding all of mine and J's shirts to bother with making you your very own shirt-folding device....

*rolls eyes*

*sigh*.... 

14 December 2010

Random Tuesday Thoughts: Can Cats Take Over the World?

If they can't...I won't be
the only one
surprised.
randomtuesday
How's this for random??


This poor baby girl can't even have her own bed
to herself...lol. Sassy-kitty and Callie have invaded!!

*Note how clever they are...they make themselves out to be adorable! *gasp*

I'm sure they're plotting some sort of mischief...

For more randomness...head on over to The Un-Mom!
Be sure to write your own randomness and link up!

12 December 2010

New blog layout...

I stayed up all night trying to find a new blog layout, but ended up making my own. I like the background, but I don't like the title background. I'll probably change it again before the week is over. LOL. All my favorite sites are saved on my laptop and I'm using J's. His is MUCH faster! :) Let me know what you think if you have time!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season! I know I'm excited about Christmas. :) I actually finished filling out almost all of my Christmas cards...Now I just have to wait 'til Monday to get some stamps. (=

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A Soldier's Silent Night



TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS,
HE LIVED ALL ALONE,
IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE MADE OF
PLASTER AND STONE.

I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY
WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE,
AND TO SEE JUST WHO
IN THIS HOME DID LIVE.

I LOOKED ALL ABOUT,
A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE,
NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS,
NOT EVEN A TREE.

NO STOCKING BY MANTLE,
JUST BOOTS FILLED WITH SAND,
ON THE WALL HUNG PICTURES
OF FAR DISTANT LANDS.

WITH MEDALS AND BADGES,
AWARDS OF ALL KINDS,
A SOBER THOUGHT
CAME THROUGH MY MIND.

FOR THIS HOUSE WAS DIFFERENT,
IT WAS DARK AND DREARY,
I FOUND THE HOME OF A SOLDIER,
ONCE I COULD SEE CLEARLY.

THE SOLDIER LAY SLEEPING,
SILENT, ALONE,
CURLED UP ON THE FLOOR
IN THIS ONE BEDROOM HOME.

THE FACE WAS SO GENTLE,
THE ROOM IN SUCH DISORDER,
NOT HOW I PICTURED
A UNITED STATES SOLDIER.

WAS THIS THE HERO
OF WHOM I'D JUST READ?
CURLED UP ON A PONCHO,
THE FLOOR FOR A BED?

I REALIZED THE FAMILIES
THAT I SAW THIS NIGHT,
OWED THEIR LIVES TO THESE SOLDIERS
WHO WERE WILLING TO FIGHT.

SOON ROUND THE WORLD,
THE CHILDREN WOULD PLAY,
AND GROWNUPS WOULD CELEBRATE
A BRIGHT CHRISTMAS DAY.

THEY ALL ENJOYED FREEDOM
EACH MONTH OF THE YEAR,
BECAUSE OF THE SOLDIERS,
LIKE THE ONE LYING HERE.

I COULDN'T HELP WONDER
HOW MANY LAY ALONE,
ON A COLD CHRISTMAS EVE
IN A LAND FAR FROM HOME.

THE VERY THOUGHT
BROUGHT A TEAR TO MY EYE,
I DROPPED TO MY KNEES
AND STARTED TO CRY.

THE SOLDIER AWAKENED
AND I HEARD A ROUGH VOICE,
"SANTA DON'T CRY,
THIS LIFE IS MY CHOICE;

I FIGHT FOR FREEDOM,
I DON'T ASK FOR MORE,
MY LIFE IS MY GOD,
MY COUNTRY, MY CORPS."

THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER
AND DRIFTED TO SLEEP,
I COULDN'T CONTROL IT,
I CONTINUED TO WEEP.

I KEPT WATCH FOR HOURS,
SO SILENT AND STILL
AND WE BOTH SHIVERED
FROM THE COLD NIGHT'S CHILL.

I DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE
ON THAT COLD, DARK, NIGHT,
THIS GUARDIAN OF HONOR
SO WILLING TO FIGHT.

THEN THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER,
WITH A VOICE SOFT AND PURE,
WHISPERED, "CARRY ON SANTA,
IT'S CHRISTMAS DAY, ALL IS SECURE."

ONE LOOK AT MY WATCH,
AND I KNEW HE WAS RIGHT.
"MERRY CHRISTMAS MY FRIEND,
AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU THIS NIGHT."

This poem was written by a Marine stationed in Okinawa Japan. The
following is his request. I think it is reasonable.....

PLEASE. Would you do me the kind favor of sending this to as many people as you can? Christmas will be coming soon and some credit is due to our U.S. service men and women for our being able to celebrate these festivities.

Let's try in this small way to pay a tiny bit of what we owe. Make people stop and think of our heroes, living and dead, who sacrificed themselves for us. Please, do your small part to plant this small seed.

Sabrina

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