Thursday, November 5, 2009


Very Sleepy tonight the time change has messed me all up and I have been getting up way to early the last couple days. Chilly-Pies sleeping has been terrible also it is 10 p.m and she just woke up from seems like a nap. Looks like MaMa will be even sleepier....

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Love Trying New Recipes

I tried a couple new recipes tonight. I saw a post on one of the other blogs I follow here. She was talking about using evaporated milk so I went to carnation site and found a recipe book here and tried two of them tonight and will do two others in the next couple of days. The first one we had for dinner was…
Thai-Peanut Ginger Wings
1 can (12 fl. oz.) CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
1 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter
1/2 cup soy sauce, divided
1/4 cup chopped green onions
2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons rice or cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
5 lbs. frozen chicken wings, thawed

PLACE evaporated milk, peanut butter, 3 tablespoons soy sauce, green onions, ginger, vinegar and pepper flakes in blender; cover. Blend until smooth. Combine 1/2 cup peanut sauce, remaining 5 tablespoons soy sauce and chicken wings in large bowl; cover. Marinate chicken in refrigerator for 1 hour. Refrigerate remaining peanut sauce.
PREHEAT oven to 425º F. Foil-line and grease 2 baking sheets with sides.
PLACE chicken on prepared baking sheets. Discard any remaining marinade.
BAKE for 40 to 45 minutes, turning once, or until chicken is cooked through. Remove from baking sheets to serving platter. Stir remaining peanut sauce and spoon some over wings. If desired, serve remaining sauce with wings and assorted cut-up vegetables
*I substituted boneless skinless chicken breast and did not use the pepper flakes. The kids really liked it as did my Hubby.
Here is the finished product served with brown rice and peas...

2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 can (12 fl. oz.) CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
3 large eggs
1 ripe pear, cored and thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

PREHEAT oven to 450º F.
POUR melted butter into 9-inch deep-dish pie plate or cake pan. Swirl to coat bottom and sides of plate. COMBINE flour, 1/4 cup sugar and salt in medium bowl. Whisk evaporated milk and eggs in another medium bowl until blended. Add to flour mixture; whisk for 30 seconds or until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pie plate. Arrange pear slices on top of batter in pinwheel design, pushing down slightly. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon in small bowl. Sprinkle top with sugar mixture. BAKE for 15 to 20 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Serve warm.
*This also was very yummy. I liked that it wasn’t very sweet. And here is the finished pear pancake one fresh out of the oven and one of it cut.

Hope others will be able to try these and enjoy them as much as we did.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Our Source of Daily Laughter

Chilly-Pie Chilly-Pie Chilly-Pie she is such a wonderful two year old. She may be my most head strong one of the three but man she keeps us laughing. You just never know what she may do or say next. Case and point we went out to eat a few nights ago and she went from being scared to death of a skeleton on the wall (that the waitress kindly removed just for her) to being extremely silly and goofy. She also had a little ice cream and for some reason she gets all silly when she has ice cream. Chilly-Dog thought it would be funny to stick her face in her cake as she was trying to eat it like a dog and she thought that was the funniest thing ever. I am going to miss the toddler years these are my favorite time with my little ones. They are so innocent and have no idea what they are doing half the time but man it sure does end up being funny. My hope is that as she grows she continues to be silly as she grows and never looses her love to make us laugh. Oh and I was so happy I happened to still have my camera in my purse the other night so of course I snapped a few pictures. She also thought it was funny to give me mad looks.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Gonna Try To Get Back In The Swing Of Things.

Well not much has gone on in the last couple of months. Things have gotten a little better with Chilly-Pepper's work so that is good. I had to have my appendix removed. We are getting ready to go to Mom and Dad's for Thanksgiving looking very forward to that. Other than that life has just moved on. Had a few good things happen lately Thank You Lord for answered prayers.

Halloween was just yesterday. We stayed real low key this year Sea World had a special day for the kids with little trick-or-treating booths and special shows. The kids really enjoyed them selves. I am just to the point where society has gotten so bad that I am affraid to take my kids out so this was perfect for them.

Probably going to still be doing some updates to my blog but will still try to keep my posts updated.

                                                                        My Rocker Dude

My Sassy Kitty

And My Little Cowgirl

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Man I am in a super rut right now. It just seems like things are spiraling out of control on us. Hours and commissions at work suck right now so of course that affects everything at home. Everything is starting to break around the house it just seems like one thing after another lately. It just sucks so bad it seems like for so long we go so good where everything is going just right then all of a sudden it all falls apart don't know what I do so bad to deserve it all. I hate having to call the landlord to fix things because I have a fear that he will raise the rent on us. I just don't know I don't even really have much to say right now. Gonna go get a good nights sleep so I am up and ready for the cable company tomorrow because our cable box decided to break last night also.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

How to spend a Friday afternoon

So the question I pose is how do you spend a wonderful Friday afternoon in San Diego? Well we spent ours at Sea World today. Chilly-Pie absolutely loves it there and Pooh Bear has Fridays off so we like to go on Fridays. Chilly-Pie loves to see Shampoo or as we all know him as Shamu. Lately our fascination has been the flamingos. Towards the end on June while we were there we noticed some eggs in the flamingo exhibit so we were very excited. On the 4th of July while we were there we were able to talk with a caretaker and he said they had approximately 30 eggs and were expecting the first ones to start hatching the following week so of course we knew we needed to go on Friday. When we got there on the 10th of July we looked and looked and could not find any babies until finally I saw a little head peeking out from under a parent.

We went to see different animals after waiting a while for the baby to show it’s self. On our way back from the turtles and sea stars we stopped again and there was the little on standing under Mom it was so cute. There was a trainer out and she had told us he had been born on the 5th. And she was observing waiting to see if there were any more babies. It is so cool how much we have learned about flamingos. The ones at our Sea World have all been hand reared and Sea World has not mated their flamingos in 5 years. They were shocked that the flamingos knew what to do being they were hand reared as they starting showings sign they wanted to build nest Sea World provided them the mud they needed for the nest. Sea World does not interfere with the nesting at all they let the flamingos do all the raising. They are male and female pairs that both take care of the young. Both the male and females have a gland in their necks that produce milk for the young. As the young getter older they start to turn the pretty coral color and the parents turn whiter because they are giving the babies all their beta carotene. It has just been so neat learning about the flamingos they are such cool animals.

We have so much fun when we go and Chilly-Pie just has a blast and she loves to run in the grass. So that is the answer to my question we take in the sites at Sea World Pooh Bear and I have dubbed it random Fridays. I look so forward to spending my Fridays with Pooh Bear and Chilly-Pie loves her Ayla.
These are a couple pictures from today

I'm gonna beat you. No I'm gonna beat you. No I'm gonna beat you.

Hey I wanna go see Shampoo. No let's go to pets rule.

And then one of Chilly-Pie with her Ayla.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

My Little Angel

Our little angel entered this world on January 8th 2007. She has had such an impact on our lives and it started at birth. I will rewind nine months though I was at breakfast with a friend of mine on May 11th 2006 for her birthday and I was telling I just did not feel well the last few days and I was extremely tired she suggested I take a test. That day I took a test and much to my surprise it was positive. I was very excited but yet scared what everyone would say about us having another baby. We actually waited quite a while before telling anyone we were pregnant again. This pregnancy was so different then the other two. I had a deep feeling from the moment found out I was pregnant she was a girl it was the weirdest feeling. I also felt her move a lot I think she must have been more forward then Chilly-Dog and Chilly-Fry or something you could even see her move inside me. I thought it was so neat that every morning when I was taking Chilly-Dog and Chilly-Fry to school she would kick. At my first prenatal appointment they did an ultrasound to find my due date and boy was I surprised when they said she was due January 16th 2007 no way on her Sisters and Papaws birthday. We had decided that if she were indeed a girl her middle name would be Faye to honor my Moms Aunt who had passed right after we found out we were expecting. After finding out she was indeed a girl we had decided to name her Dorothea Faye she would be named after her great grandmother and her great great Aunt. A couple months later I was coming home from dropping the kids off at school and on the radio someone said the name Chilly-Pie and I was instantly in love with the name I just knew that was her name. Chilly-Pepper agreed with me and loved the name also so it was decided she would be Chilly-Pie now came the fact that I did not like the first name and middle name combo with the two “F” sounds. I came up with adding my great Grandmother’s name to the mix so she would be Chilly-Pie Madelin-Faye I loved it. My pregnancy with Chilly-Pie was very uneventful I did have a lot uf hip pain but other than that no complications. Along comes January and I had an appointment on Thursday the 4th and that appointment showed that there would be no baby anytime soon. I asked my doctor what the chances were that I could have her on the 16th and he said there was no way that he would just be setting me up for a c-section that I was nowhere near ready. I was really bummed I was kind of looking forward to adding a 3rd birthday to that day. So fast forward to Sunday the 7th and evening comes and I start to realize I had not felt her move all day long so I got a cold drink lied down and tried to get her moving with no success at this time I am getting scared since she was such an active little one. So we load up and started heading to the hospital which was about a 15 to 20 minute drive. We were not on the road 5 minutes and she started to move around so I was thinking let’s just go home she is fine Chilly-Pepper was thinking the same thing to himself I find out later. We continued to the hospital it just felt right. So I got to the hospital and they hooked me up to the monitors and I sat for an hour with her moving away. My doctor was on call and came in and said I had a heart deceleration while being monitored so they were going to go ahead and induce me. They got me all started on the induction process about midnight Chilly-Pepper and the kids went home because they said it would be awhile and I hoped that my cervix would cooperate luckily it did and about 8 o’clock the next morning they started the pitocin. I had a terrible time with them her stating on the monitors I don’t think she liked the monitors at all so I constantly had to be moved around. My parents and the kids showed up around 1:45 in the afternoon they went to the cafeteria to get something to eat and things moved very fast. We started having terrible problems keeping her on the monitor and she was decels in her heartrate some I soon had a room full of people and the urge to push I was so afraid at the point I would be having the c-section after all. My sister was racing to get my parents and kids back because she was coming and it was fast. When the doctor came in she told me I could push without even setting up the table and she was born on the bed at 2:10 p.m. She also did not cry they put her straight on me and I was scared because she was not crying but they said as long as she was pink she was fine. As I sat there holding her and just looking at her she was the only one I got to hold without her being rushed away. The doctor at this time was collecting her cord blood for donation as she says I am hoping I can get enough blood because the placenta is detaching. I was able to hold her for an hour and a half until they took her to clean her up. She was born on January 8th 2007 and that is exactly 100 years after my great grandmother was born whom Chilly-Pie has gotten her middle name from. I do see a lot of my grandmother in her also it is great kind of freaks me out at times when I think about how much she is like her and to think the doctor said there was no way she would be here before the 16th just 3 days before her birth. Over the summer I was talking with my Mom’s cousin and I found out the my Aunt Faye’s all time favorite girls name was Chilly-Pie so that has really opened my eyes quite a bit about our angel. Now to why we call her angel it is because I truly believe she is one and she is here for a reason had I not listened to my body that Sunday night we may not have a Chilly-Pie her on earth because her placenta would have detach and she would have lost her life. I thank whatever powers to be out there that made us continue onto the hospital. Chilly-Pie is such a wonderful 2 ½ year old she loves to dance and have fun. She cracks us up every day she is such a joy in our life.

Chilly-Pie Madelin-Faye
January 8th 2007
6 pounds 12 ounces
19 inches

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My Little Princess

On January 16th 2001 I had another life changes event in my life my Little Princess was born. After having Chilly-Dog we always new we would have more children plus I still wanted to have a little girl. We Chilly-Dog was 18 months old we decided we would try to have another baby I wanted them to be close in age and I was ready little did we know the struggle that was ahead of us. We tried for 2 ½ years before getting our little one. I went through infertility treatments that did not work due to my PCOS and in October of 1999 I was told that my tubes were probably blocked and it would be a couple hundred dollars to check. We did not have that kind of money so we just thought it was over for us. I remember in March of 2000 I was in so much pain in my abdominal area I know why I think my tubes were clearing. In May of 2000 I got sick and just did not feel well and got to thinking I wonder so I took a test and it was positive. I knew exactly when I had gotten pregnant it was April 9th 2000. We were so happy and with in a couple days of that my Sister also found out she was pregnant. That was even better. My due date ended up being January 6th 2001. When we went to the ultrasound to find out what we were having we were very nervous I really wanted to have a little girl. My sister had already found out she was having a little girl and she already had one so I just knew for sure it would be a boy. When the technician said it was a little girl I cried I was so happy. After that I felt so bad that I got so emotional over finding out I was having a girl but I knew deep down I would have been happy either way. After finding out, we then starting looking for a name we knew her middle name would be Marie and she would be a 5 generation. I went through a baby name book and wrote down all the names I liked and gave it to my husband we quickly decided on Chilly-Fry as soon as we knew the meaning of the name. Chilly-Fry is Welsh for Witch Goddess and Chilly-Fry was the goddess of fertility there was not a more perfect name for her. The pregnancy with her went really well I did not have very much morning sickness with her and the only aversion I really had was any drink with sugar in it. As my due date approached I was getting antsier and wanting to meet her especially since my sister who was due the same time as me had already had her baby on New Years Eve. January 6th came and went and there was no baby. My doctor was going to let me go over due and was not going to induce until the 17th. I requested to be induced on the 16th because that is my Dad’s birthday and I wanted her born that day. So the morning of the 16th came and we were up early and calling the doctors only to find out there were no beds available we would have to wait until later in the day. I was finally admitted and hooked up to all the meds around 2 in the afternoon. I started laboring right away with her and labored hard they gave me my epidural which did not work with her. Once they broke her water there was no turning around with her she came very fast. She did cut it very close though she was born at 9:12 p.m. I had just known that since the labor got started so late I would not get my January 16th baby. But she made it into the world at 9:12 p.m. 10 days over due but still safe and if I go off my calculations the 16th would have been here due date. She also did not cry after being born. She actually had everyone very worried they called in the entire ICU team on her in the end though they dubbed her nice and healthy and she just did not want to cry she did not ever cry for the first time until she had her bath. Chilly-Fry was a very needy baby I told my Mom when she was a week old she had issues she was so needy she needed to have constant attention. I would definitely attest to the fact that girls and boys are two totally different babies. She has grown into such a sweet and loving 8 year old over the years. She always thinks of others first and wants to make sure all others are taken care of a fine example of this is every time she gets up to get a drink she will always ask everyone else in the room if they want something. She is also very artistic just like her Papa she loves to sit and draw she is even starting to show an interest in design. She absolutely loves school and was upset when summer break got here. Her and my Dad her Papaw have such an amazing bond also with sharing the birthday. I look forward to seeing what kind of a woman she will become on the coming years.

Chilly-Fry Marie
January 16, 2001
7 pounds 11 ounces
21 1/2 inches

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Lil' Peanut

On November 7th 1995 at 11:12 p.m. my life forever changed my son entered this world. In March of 1995 I had went to the ER because I was having an asthma attack while there I was asked if I could be pregnant. I figured I was not but went ahead and done a test anyway because I knew there could always be a chance. Much to my surprise the doctor brought me back a little yellow piece of paper that said + pregnancy boy was I shocked. I did not know what I was going to do that night I showed Chilly-Pepper the paper and he was shocked but excited. I had a very long pregnancy with him I had terrible morning sickness I would literally throw up every day. I had lost 26 pounds while pregnant with him. 2 weeks before having him I was told that I could stop taking my prenatal vitamins because that is probably what was making me sick and sure enough it was. So I can say I did get a 2 week period where I was not sick and was feeling good. I craved Mc Donald’s fish filets like there was no other I had to have a least one a day. I also ate a lot of tomato soup and grilled chesse sandwiches. I was unable to even handle the smell of Chinese food it would make me so sick. We could not agree on a name for anything we had agreed that we would not find out the sex of the baby and let it be a surprise. We had picked out Aspen Marie for a little girl but could not agree on the boys name. One week before having him I was watching Pet Cemetery and absolutely feel in love with the name Gage the little boy in the movie. I looked over at Chilly-Pepper who was drawing at the time and asked him what do you think and he loved it so there it was we had the name but I wanted it to be different so I asked how about we add a “D” to it and he also liked it. A couple days later while at work he found the name Chilly-Dog in a baby book and the meaning was Father/Creatures Pride it was even more perfect. On Monday November 6th I woke uo feeling a little wet and did not think much of it. I spent the day at my friend Stacie’s house like I usually did we had our soup and just had a good day together. Later that night while making dinner I told Chilly-Pepper about it and questioned you know maybe we should go get checked out so I stopped dinner and we went to the hospital that was just down the street just to be checked. Note to self and others always eat first. At the hospital I was told that I was leaking my bag of waters and needed to go to a different hospital because they did not do deliveries well I had not planned on having the baby there any way I wanted to be at the women’s hospital. So I was told to go straight to the hospital after getting to the hospital while waiting in triage my water broke all over the place. I was admitted to the hospital and taken to my room. I was put on pitocin because I was not laboring at all on my own. Things were going slowly but he was coming. I had wanted to labor naturally but he was sitting on my sciatic nerve and it was causing so much pain in my leg I asked for an epidural. I got great relief from it. Tuesday night about 10 p.m. my jerk of a doctor threatened me with a c-section if I had not had him by midnight I still think he only wanted to be able to sleep and not be up all night with me laboring. So at 10:45 p.m. I had an urge to push and at 11:12 p.m. my little peanut came in to the world and a little peanut he was. He was very quiet at birth and never cried but man he was very alert looking all around and grabbing onto all the nurses and their equipment. When they brought him to me all I could see were his big blue eyes. He was so cute and I could not believe that this little boy had picked me to be his Mommy what had I done so right. He was such a great baby he was always very content and happy I could not have asked for anything better. As the years have gone by he has blossomed into such a great young man. He is caring towards others great at school in all honors classes. I cannot believe that 13 ½ years have passed already with him and that he is going into high school. I love him so much and can’t wait to see what becomes of him in the next few years.

Chilly-Dog James
November 7, 1995
5 pounds 7 ounces
18 1/2 inches

Monday, July 27, 2009

Oh the heat!

So I had wanted to update every day but obviously found that hard this last weekend was a very busy one. We spent the weekend at my Father-in-Laws house in Indio. We left Friday after Chilly-Pepper got off work. It is a two and a half hour drive not including traffic. We got there between 7:30 and 8:00. After getting there we had dinner then went swimming since it was still probably 85 degrees out. We had a late night got up Saturday had breakfast and then spent the afternoon swimming again in the 100 plus degree weather. It is really sad that we all put lotion on and still got sun burnt. We spent the late afternoon socializing and eating dinner. We then played cards for a while. Sunday we got up and had breakfast then got our stuff ready to head back to San Diego. We skipped swimming again since we got so burnt the day before. Before leaving Indio we went to a super cool grocery store called Win Co we defiantly need one here in San Diego. We then went to Sonics for lunch and headed home. It was a busy hot and tiring weekend but we did have fun. I hope to get back in the groove tomorrow with posting. Tomorrow should be Chilly-Dogs Day.

Friday, July 24, 2009

My Honey

My honey my love. On April 1st 1997 I married the love of my life Chilly-Pepper. He has not only given me his last name but he has also given me 3 children and the rest of his life. We met in April of 1994 at a mutual friend’s house and I was instantly in love with him and wanted to be with him. He was born and raised in California. He spent time between Susanville and California visiting his parents at different times. He has two brothers an older and a younger making him the lucky middle child. His parents split when he was young. His grandparent’s emigrated here from Greece. We hope to one day visit there. His family use to be in the restaurant business. Man as I write I am finding I really don’t know what to say about his growing up. He graduated high school in Susanville and shortly after that came to San Diego and was living with a friend of his. After we met we were pretty much inseparable I spent all my free time at his house. He asked me to be his girlfriend one evening while we were at the beach and of course I had to say yes. We spent that whole summer just hanging out and watching MTV. He was working for a gasket company and I was working at the bowling alley and boardwalk fries. Eventually I moved in with him. When we got pregnant with Chilly-Dog we got our own place. When Chilly-Dog was 2 ½ we were out of work he had been working various telemarketing jobs and they just weren’t working out. While looking through the penny saver one day he saw an ad for a removal driver and his curiosity was peeked so he called and went on the interview at this time it was just curiosity. Who would have known that 11 years later his profession is from that one call? At the time he took a job removing decedents and taking them to mortuaries. Many years later he is now an arranger and meets with families everyday that are in the worst condition of their lives. He loves his job now and would not trade it for nothing. A lot of people cannot understand how he does what he does but he gets a satisfaction from helping families in such a terrible time. He sees people in various stages of life and no matter how old or young the effect is the same on the living family members who must know make all the final decisions for their loved one and he really likes helping these families make these choices. He went from working for one person just staring out to he now works for a big corporation and they have 6 facilities along in San Diego. He works for the El Camino group at the historic Cypress View Mausoleum. Hopefully one day we will own our own funeral home. He is a wonderful father to our three children everything that he does he does for them he wants to make sure that they have the best life. He is such a great man and I love him so much he is the love of my life.Thank you so much for our family. I LOVE YOU HUN. Love Chilly


Thursday, July 23, 2009

My Mommy

I am going to dedicate this one to my Mommy. On this day 56 years ago my Mommy made her appearance into this world. She was born in Jacksonville Illinois to Dorthea and Clyde. She grew up in a very small town called Bluffs just outside of Jacksonville. Her parents owned a small diner in town. Unfortunately I do not know much about my maternal grandparents as they both passed when my Mom was very young. Her Mom passed away when she was just eight years old of breast cancer and her Dad of a stroke when she was just 16 years old. She grew up living with family and friends. She then ventured out on her own and got married in Reno and had her three girls. She is now enjoying her life as a retired Navy Wife and enjoying every moment spent with the grand kids possible. I just wanted to give her a little shout out and wish her a very Happy Birthday I miss her so very much. Happy Birthday to you Mom.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Probably the hardest post

This will probably be the hardest post I type up as it will be all about me and I hate to talk about myself. I was born on a Tuesday Night October 29th at Tripler Army Hospital on the island of Hawaii. My parents were both enlisted in the Navy at the time and station in Hawaii. My poor Mom who is barely over 5 feet tall was in back labor with me for two days. She went to the hospital and got sent home being told she was not in labor. She labored for 48 hours with me before they decided to do a c-section. I was born weighing in at a whopping 9 pounds 7 ounces and 21 ½ inches long (sorry mom:)). When my Dad went to see me in the nursery he told them that I could not be his baby because I looked like a 3 month old. After my Mom and Dad got out of the Navy they moved back to Illinois where they both grew up. I was a typical child of the 80's I loved neon, I solved my rubixs cube by taking off the stickers, and spent lots of time at the roller rink. In 1986 when I was 11 my Dad rejoined the Navy and was sent to Guam. That was a major culture shock but I met some friends that I still have contact with and my baby sister was born. We came back stateside in 1990 and I have lived in San Diego since. I graduated from high school in 1993 and went to a trade school college to learn office skills while also working at a bowling alley on base. One evening Mags and I went to a friend's house and while there we were introduced to his neighbors and that is when I met my husband. I was immediately attracted to him and wanted to get to know him better. We met in April of 1994 and have been together since our first meeting. 9 months after meeting we got pregnant with our first child. We were married on April fool's day in 1997. I know we did things backwards but it has worked for us. When Chilly-Dog was 18 months old we decided we wanted to add another child to the family we started trying and after about a year of not getting pregnant we looked for help. This is when I would find out that I had Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). In other word my body did not behave like it was suppose to I did not ovulate on my own I had higher than normal hormones and also lower than normal hormones and I was insulin resistant. After trying for over two years to have another baby we decided to quit trying this was in October 1999 and come April of 2000 I got pregnant. Again in 2006 I found myself pregnant with little Chilly-Pie. I stay home with our children now and have since Chilly-Dog was born. We have decided we don't want someone else raising our children and childcare is just way to outrageous. I do still battle PCOS on a daily basis and all the terrible side effects from it. I guess I am a pretty boring person and have a pretty boring life but I live my life for my family.

This would be me.. me

Monday, July 20, 2009

11 years go by so fast.

So I had planned on starting this blog by talking about my husband and kids and giving them each a day but I need to take this day to talk about my Niece Little Miss Daye. 11 years ago today I was sitting in a hospital room with my sister Mags and her first born. I remember how happy I was for Mags when she told me she was pregnant I had already had my son and he was 2 already and here she was having her own. Mags and I were very close while she was pregnant her husband was stationed on a ship in the Navy so he had to spend a lot of time away during the pregnancy. I was always there to go to her appointments with her and make sure she was eating well and had whatever she needed. Our parents were in Guam at the time so I knew she would need all the extra help she could get. I remember when we went to the ultrasound and she found out it was a girl. She was so happy to be having a daughter and I was so happy she was having the little girl I was wanting. Then came the naming of the little one she bought a book and was going through all the names she liked. When talking about names one night my husband mentioned his ex-girlfriend's name and she fell in love with it. Then while we were at Fashion Valley mall one day here in Diego we were going over baby names and the name Daye Izzy-B was said and she kicked her Mommy for the first time so she knew right there that would be her name. On the morning of July 19, 1998 Mags and I went to IHOP for breakfast while there we realized that her water was leaking so to the doctor we went. Mags was still a week away from her due date but Daye was coming. It was a very long labor and lots of pain as the epidural did not work. Finally it was time to push and after 3 hours of pushing little Daye made her grand appearance. She was making gurgling noises after being born so she had to go to NICU for a little while but that was quickly remedied and she was moved to her Mama's room. Those first couple days in the hospital I was there for Mags the whole time Daye spent a lot of time in my arms sucking on my figure as that was how she was happy. She would eat with Mags and then come back to me I loved just sitting there hold that new life. It also afforded Mags the benefit of all the extra sleep she needed. Now 11 years lady Daye is turning into such a wonderful young lady she loves music and has a wonderful talent for being able to sing a song word for word after only hearing it once. I may not get to see her as much as I would like but gosh I love that little girl. I just wanted to make a special place for her on my page and give her a Huge Happy Birthday wish. I love and miss her so much.
DayeDaye Izzy-B
July 20, 1998

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Beginning

Our Family Blog. I have wanted to start a blog for awhile now just was never quit sure where to begin. I have decided to just start from the beginning where it has all started.
I am a 34 year old stay at home Mom to three wonderful kids and a great husband. I am one of the few and fortunate to have very caring parents who have been married for 36 years. My parents were both enlisted into the United States Navy when they got out of High School. They both grew up in small towns in Illinois. After enlisted they were both station at NTC naval base in San Diego, CA. One evening while they were enjoying some down time they met each other. They were later married and station on the island of Hawaii. While stationed on Hawaii I was born. Almost 2 ½ years to the day after my birth my little sister was born. My Dad had decided to get out of the Navy after 7 years and our family moved back to Illinois. My Dad went to work for the Railroad. After 10 years of working for the railroad my Dad decided he would join the Navy again so in 1988 we would make a huge move. My Mom, Dad, Sister and I moved to the Island of Guam. We spent 4 years on Guam and after 3 years there my baby Sister was born. After my Dad finished his tour he was stationed back in San Diego, CA. I have been here since 1990 I graduated high school here met my husband here and have had my children here. My parents did leave for a couple years when my Dad got orders to go back to Guam but then came back here. After spending 30 years in the Navy my Dad retired in May 2009. They have since moved back to Illinois and have bought their retirement home.
My little Sister Mags is married, and has 3 children. She is married to her Sailor Gucky They have been married for 13 years and are currently stationed in Maryland. They have spent time here in San Diego and in Japan. They have two daughters Daye is 11 and CiCi is 8 years old. They also have a son Z-Man who will be a year old next month.
My baby Sister Pooh Bear is 20 years old and a dental assistant getting ready to go back to school to be a hygienist. She has a boyfriend Ry who is also a Sailor. They have an apartment together and are just starting out their lives together.
Well once I started typing that it actually was pretty easy to do LOL. I guess that will be it for tonight that has given a little in site as to where I have come from. In the next few days I will continue to tell you about my family and my children.
My wonderful parents on the day my Dad retired from the Navy. We were all so proud.
mom and dad
Because of them it all began….

Finally took the plunge.

OK so I finally did it. What you ask I finally got my blog set up. I have wanted to start this thing for awhile now but could not find anything I liked or even come up with a name. I am pretty happy with the way it has turned out. I will be taking a few days to update my blog with all the juicy tidbits of my life. I will also be doing a post to introduce you to my wonderful family. Thank You for stopping by.