Thursday, April 23, 2009


Today, out of the blue while we were driving, Amelia told me, "Mommy, my family luff me!" ... and it made me smile. Then she said, "My daddy luff me!" and it made me cry.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


You know your husband's ex girlfriend is a lunatic when, after 8 or 9 years, she is STILL sending the occasional email when she figures out a new address for herself to get past the block he has on her.

Just to ask, "Can we be friends?"

And then goes ballistic when he finally asks her kindly to let the past stay in the past.

Look out world, nutjob on the loose.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Heart melter

Amelia spontaneously told me today, "Mommy, I love you very the WHOLE world!"

Yes, honey, you can have anything you want. :)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

No War Clause, No Terrorist Clause, No Aviation Clause

That's the kind of life insurance I'm looking for. How come I can find it for the Air Force and Army but not the Marine Corps??

Hmm. Could it be that the Marines are in harms way more often?

Or maybe I'm just not looking hard enough. If anyone reading this knows of one, please pass it along. Thanks!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

We're back home!

And tales to come, along with recipes of all the fun with family and friends in Texas.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Why I love my husband: Reason #2,546,987

I've been fretting for a few weeks about going home (Texas) during April for bluebonnet season to take pictures of Amelia, and to spend Easter with family and friends. I especially wanted Amelia to have fun hunting Easter eggs, coloring them, etc. It just seems sort of anti-climactic to do it with just the two of us. Her first Easter we were at Granny J's, this last Easter we drove to our old church in Jacksonville and spent the day with friends; and this year I wanted to go to Dallas.

I was torn between driving and flying. One was affordable, but loooooooooooooong (driving) and almost not worth it for only one week. The second was NOT as affordable, but quick (flying). So I asked him if he cared if I spent the money to fly, and here is the answer that made me feel like a queen!

Fly baby, fly. Your happiness far outweighs the price of the
ticket. So fly and don't think twice about it. I love you

Friday, April 3, 2009

No more dragon...

Now we're pretending to drive to the beach many times a day. She gets me some play keys, she puts on this huge blue straw hat, we sit on the couch, and I try to start the car.... and she starts yelling at me.

I always forget to buckle her in first.

There's something really funny about a 2 year old yelling, "MOMMY!! I NEED BUCKLE!!!" while sitting on a couch that isn't moving.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Giving my husband a heart attack

Dear Rafe,
because I have nothing better to do than mess with you while you are in the desert surrounded by smelly, sweaty, dusty men - some of whom offered to arrange a marriage between their sons and Amelia when you showed them her picture (and they were serious) - I offer you this imaginary vignette into her future life.

Love, Your Wife!! :)

Calvin: "Darling, take my hand and let's swing for a while."
Amelia: "Oh, you're so decisive! What leadership!"
Calvin: "yap yap yap"
Amelia: "Absolutely fascinating!"

Amelia: "I went fishing and caught a fish THIS BIG. I'm an outdoors kind of gal"
Calvin: "Cool. Just my type."

Calvin: "Will you marry me?"
Amelia: "hee hee hee, I'd love to!"

Amelia: "C'mon Calvin, let's blow this taco stand and celebrate!"
Calvin: "Oooh, a woman who knows what she wants!"