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Monday, May 5, 2014

Motherhood Is...{15}

The many adventures of Eden and Hunter! Check them out. They love to do things. Anything, really. Laying around watching a movie together. Strawberry picking. Even climbing a gigantic stair way up to a zip line. If it even seems like it might be fun, these two are going to want to do it. And odds are, they're going to want to do it together. I love that they want to experience the life of a preschooler together.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Signs of Deployment

So, Lane has been gone for a month now. I started to notice trends over time in the past that show that he's gone. Gone can be for a trip that lasts a few days or weeks, but it can also be for a few months in a deployment. One of the tell tale signs that a family is enduring a deployment is the dishwasher...
Check it out:
~ kid *plastic* plates
~ kid *plastic* bowls
~ coffee cups {a must!}
~ pizza cutter
~ wine glass{es}
~ cereal bowls {used for any and all meals!}
~ condiment bowls {the baking sheets from making chicken nuggets don't get washed each time they're used because I put aluminum foil on the baking sheet and just toss it after each use. Don't judge, at least we're getting a hot meal or 2!!!}
~ water bottles for the kids and/or myself
~ kid forks/spoons

What you probably won't find:
~ real plates - we use paper plates or paper towels
~ pots
~ pans
~ baking pans
~ mixing bowls - no need to mix anything if you aren't cooking real meals.

We won't get into the other signs of deployment...
* Kitchen table used as storage space
* Laundry clean, but not folded {and for sure not put away}
* Hubby clothes on his side of the bed
* Heavy {but healthy - most of the time} snacks for dinner
* The back of hubby's car makes for more garage storage space
* Grass as tall as your 2 year old {and hopefully not as tall as your 4 year old}

Friday, May 2, 2014

Month One, Done!

We've conquered the first month! I'll be the first to admit that in the beginning, time was dragging. I thought we were prepping for our ice cream date, but we were only 2 weeks in! I couldn't believe it...how...was...time...standing...still?! After that first little bit it wasn't so bad. Now we're a month in and we're going strong! We only have 2 more months - maybe. Here's to the remaining months {no matter how many are left!}