Thursday, October 29, 2009

Coming Home

We have been so blessed with Eric's homecomings. I've heard stories of them being delayed over and over again. His last one he came in right on time, no changes. This time, we were delayed 2 & half hours, then back tracked and hour and a half.
He is home, safe and sound and we could not be more happy.  Here are some pictures.
Putting up the sign last night
Looking for Eric.  when we pulled up the plane was already there and guys were coming off.  I'd have felt horrible if we weren't there when he got off.  Lucky us he was farther back on the plane.
Others homecoming banners 
guys deboarding
hugs and love.  jo was very shy
they're making the same face

this was jo the whole time we were there.  she started warming up in the car and now she's all spazzy around him, very cute.
can't get enough kisses
hanging out, rye chatting dad's ear off
together again


With the exception of Jo's costume, which I still have a couple days to take care of, I finished my whole list.  So proud of myself.  Eric will be home in less than 12 hours and I doubt that I'll sleep much tonight.  I can't wait to see his smile.  His smile always gets me.  
A little hiccup, the woman that was going to take some homecoming pictures for us won't be able to make it.  She works during the week and has to save her leave time for when her new little baby arrives.  I totally understand, but I'm a little bummed.  My friend, Malinda, is going to come with her camera and take some pictures for us instead.  They won't be professional quality but I know we'll get some good shots.  I just want to be in some pictures too.  Is that really vain of me?  I 'm hoping we can get one to go in the Christmas card.  
Malinda's husband doesn't come home until next week and she changed her plans to help me out tomorrow.  I really appreciate it.  I'm going to return the favor next week when her husband flies in.
Anyways...I'll share pictures soon and I'm sure Eric will call who he needs to call and we'll have some much deserved family time.  I CAN'T WAIT!  He better appreciate this effin' clean house!  Hehe, I'm kidding...I'm really not....but I really am. :P

Monday, October 26, 2009

This week

I have a lot to do this week, in preparation for "the man's" return.  We are so excited and we have an official meeting tomorrow at 1830 to get the flight times.  Eric already told me what they've been told (I was lucky enough to catch him online on yahoo yesterday) but it will be nice to have it confirmed.  Of course these are estimated times and they often change throughout the week.  But I am looking forward to a good weekend.  I probably won't post much this week, I'll be too busy cleaning and "preparing".  I am going ot post a list of all I have to do this week and cross it off as we go.  Hopefully this will make the week go by faster and my list get shorter, quicker.  So, away we go:






~Living room


 pick up toys

 sofa, vacuum out & wash covers

 clean tv area

~Entryway & Hallway

 shoes away


~Office Areas


 file bills away


 wipe down surfaces

~Laundry Room

~Downstairs Bathroom







 toys away (rye)


 vacuum (rye wants to do this)

~Girls Room









 laundry away

~Upstairs Bathroom








~Finish Banner

~Rye Dentist

~Hang up Banner

~Rye Teacher Conference

~Monday meeting for flight times

~Jo's Costume

~Buy Eric's "stuff"

~Wax Appt?

Saints Alive, that is one long list.  I'll get thru it as well as I can.  Don't want to stress out too much and be a mess when he gets home.  I can't wait.  Yay!!

update: finished the sign, almost. it's gotta dry before i can touch up the boots with a sharpie. what do you think?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

More Joey

I can't get enough of how cute this little girl is. I just had to share. I'd have more pics of Rye but she's never in the house. Always outside playing.

In other news...could this be a new tattoo design? Maybe for Mother's Day? Rye drew it for me, isn't it GREAT?!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Craft & Share

So, I've started getting back into knitting and started up crocheting. It's been coming back to me. Here are a few things I've been working on.
These are hats I made for the girls I originally was only making one for Jo because I didn't know how it would go so I just bought one for Rye. But she loved Jo's so much, I made her one too.

This is a Drop Knit Scarf I started.  It's slow going, not as mindless a task as some of the other stuff is.  I really love the yarn it's made of it.  Let me know if you want it when I'm done.  No promises on perfection though. ;)  Sorry the pic is a little blurry.
I bought a Wonder Woman t-shirt to wear for Trick or Treating with the girls.  I thought it would be fun to crochet come WW Cuffs out of silver string.  Mine won't deflect bullets like hers will but they'll work.  And Rye will love playing with them when I'm done.
On another note.  Jo is completely day potty trained.  She basically did this all by herself folks!  There were actually days when I said, "Please just go in your diaper, I'm in the middle of something."  But, no dice!  It's been 3 or 4 days with no wetness in her pull-ups all through the day, not even at nap time.  She even asks to go potty when we're out.  She still wears a diaper to bed, but I have noticed she it's getting less full in the morning.  My baby is getting big.  

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Deep Clean

It's that time.  It's getting closer to Eric's return and it's time for the house to get a thorough cleaning and de-cluttering.  I'm thinking of assigning zones to days and just going top to bottom.  When I'm done with the days zone, I can either start something else or consider myself done for the day and work on some other projects I have going.  Once I've done an area I'll try and keep it maintained and then give the house a good going over the day of or before he gets back.
I've decided to start with the down stairs...

Zone 1: Kitchen
Zone 2:  DS Bathroom , Entryway & Laundry Room
Zone 3: Office Areas
Zone 4: Playroom
Zone 5: Living Room

I may combine zones 2 and 3.  So, I'll start that tomorrow along with getting back into my exercise routine.  I'll update my progress on here, not that any of you really care about about my progress, it's more for me.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

I'm About to Blow Your Mind

September 2008

September 2009

Is that not the craziest change EVER! I can't believe how much she has changed in just a year.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Picture Pages

Just a few pictures to share.
Rye with the necklace & bracelet she made with Shrinky Dinks.
Rye with the hat we bought off for her.  Covers her ears and everything.  She loves it.  And purple looks so good on her.
These are two dishcloths I crocheted. I'm learning.
Jo going on the big girl potty.  We're working on it.  On her insistence.  She's doing great.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to its power.