Sunday, June 22, 2008

A to Z Tag (Courtesy of Delee)

A to Z About Me

A- Attached or Single? Attached

B-Best Friend? Melissa Fowler and my sister, Robyn

C-Cake or pie? Cake

D-Day of choice? Saturday

E-Essential Item? Camera

F-Favorite color? Red

G-Gummy bears or worms? Sour red gummy bears

H-Home town? Yuba City, CA/Gardnerville, NV

I-Favorite indulgence? Sleeping in (when Sean can take care of William in the morning)

J-January or July? July

K-Kids? 1 Boy

L-Life isn't complete without? My Family

M-Marriage date? January 16, 2004

N-Number of brothers and sisters? 1 younger brother and 1 older sister

O-Oranges or Apples? Oranges

P-Phobias? Many. Strangest one would have to be balloons.

Q-Quote? "Hooow did you knooooow!" From Teen Girl Squad via

R-Reasons to smile? Childhood memories

S-Season of choice? Fall

T-Tag 3 people: Timille, Melissa, and Becky

U-Unknown fact about me? Besides the balloon phobia? I love watching JAG reruns!

V-Vegetable? Artichokes

W-Worst habit? Saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. I have an uncanny knack for it, actually.

X-Xray or Ultrasound? Ultrasound

Y-Your favorite food? Prime Rib

Z-Zodiac sign: Sagittarius

A Fence at Last!

Sorry it's been a while. I bet you all are sick of seeing my homecoming slide show. Well, I have good and bad news. Good news, here's a new post to read. Bad news, I can't find my camera. I went up to my sister's house and I think I left it there. It's a shame, I had some really great pictures of the festivities that went on there for my niece's baptism.

Anyway, this post is about our fence. I have been waiting for this miracle of construction for a year now (wow, we've been in Virginia for a year!). Now that Sean is home and we have the money there are NO EXCUSES!! Finally, Sean went off to Lowes and came home with a rented truck and all the fence materials we needed. It's been slow going and I wish he would not have been so stubborn about asking for help, but it's nearly finished. We've put a lot of hard work into it and now the hard part is over with the post holes and measuring the posts just right to keep them centered. All we need now is to nail up the panels and viola! Hello fence! Hello backyard! Hello barbecues! Hello privacy! I wish I had pictures to show of our progress. I'll post again when I get my camera back. Hope you all are having a great summer!

Friday, June 6, 2008


O happy day, Sean's home!! I've been looking forward to this for seven long months. It was the best day. A perfect day. I didn't sleep very well the night before but really, who can blame me. It was like Christmas Eve, times 10. Anyway, I got to the pier and met up with my friend, Beth. She had two photographer friends there to take pictures. Thank goodness, I was worried about getting good pictures that day. There was a clown making balloon animals, a DJ for a festive atmosphere, and tons of free stuff (games, pompoms, flags, Beanie Babies, baseball caps, drinks, and snacks) William was acting really weird that morning. He didn't want to play with his friends. I don't know if he sensed something big about to happen, or if he didn't like the wind on the pier. He was very clingy. It was so exciting spotting the ship, sporting the giant lei that we made, as it rounded the pier and prepared to dock. Then we all crowded at the pier entrance and waited for our turn to meet our sailors. We had to wait for the new dads to see their babies born during deployment and the first kiss/first hug winners. I was so excited. I had butterflies in my stomach and sweaty palms. I couldn't stop smiling. We walked up to the quarterdeck of the ship and looked for Sean. There were lots of sailors hanging over the railing waving at their families. William waved back at them. Finally, the big moment arrived and we spotted Sean. What an amazing feeling it was to see him again. I couldn't stop laughing after hugging him. He was finally home, for real, holding my hand. William was a little shy at first but once we got home, he was smitten. He couldn't wait to show Sean ALL of his toys. He also loved being tossed up in the air and tickled until his face was beet red. Our family is whole again and we're loving every minute of it!

A special thank you to Linda Anderson for the photos. If you're in the Hampton Roads area, check her out for your next photo session. Linda Anderson Photography