Wednesday, April 18, 2007

... and COUNTING!

We have officially entered the "under 30 days" mark for Andy to be home. In some ways I can believe it and in some ways I cannot. Sometimes I can't believe that he has been deployed since September, and sometimes I halfway expect him to walk through the door at the end of the day. So strange. However we are SO super excited, and my little man is just about beside himself because we are almost done "marking off the days" on his little bedside calendar. I am so glad that this is *almost* behind us and that I will have a partner to share the load again. I am so thankful for my heavenly Father who has sustained me. He is always faithful.

My exercise and fitness regime is going well! The torture from the trainer is paying off, I suppose.... especially when I caught a glimpse of a pretty well defined tricep muscle while unloading the dishwasher today! Who knew it was even there before? Everything is firmer, more toned, and I am down one size since beginning this mission. And that ellliptical machine? Totally my best friend now. Love it. I get to have 45 minutes to jam out awesome praise and worship music on my ipod, read my latest mag or just watch my favorite news channel ...uninterrupted. It is a great break in the mornings that always seems to come just when I need it!

My little Andrew contines to crack. me. up. every day. I have to call mom and dad to give them an update on what he has said during the day every single night! He is absolutely hysterical... but I guess most 3 year olds are because they are just so literal- you know? We were at my grandparents visiting one afternoon last week, and Andrew proceeded to wander around the back porch and yard with my grandfathers "yard hat" (a straw hat) on. My mimi asked him why he decided to wear the hat and he (dramatically) sighed and said, "Well, I'll just tell you what Mimi, I am having a bad hair day today". Where does he hear these things? I don't say that. Needless to say, we HAD to laugh at his expense. I walked into his room this week and found him lying on the rug (not asleep) but with his eyes closed. I proceeded to ask what he was doing, and he replied "Mama, I am pwaying to God 'bout some things and you just reawy don't need to worry bout it". He is a great source of entertainment for me, let me just tell you!
Our sweet Anna Kate (or "Kay-Kate" as she has taken to calling herself) has been ill and vomiting today... we spent the better part of the afternoon in the pediatrician's office, and I think she is a little better tonight. A 21 month old+ many vomiting episodes=much extra laundry for mommy today. Hopefully, no one else will get this!!???

I have SO many things I want to post about... my recent "new" vintage clothing purchases, my awesome pillows and sundress I just finished sewing, etc. Hopefully, time will allow in the next week? Hopefully.

Thanks for all the sweet birthday wishes! I had an unbelievable time, and came back refreshed and renewed... Sleeping late (what's THAT??!) can do that for a girl. The food was Fabulous. Fabulous! Did I mention FABULOUS? Let's just say that the entree I ordered began with the words "Sin city" and also had the words "Garlic, butter, gravy, shrimp, grits" ... need I go on? Oh, the birthday cake, you ask? Yes, that would have been chocolate turtle cheesecake on Friday, and a traditional chocolate with cream cheese vanilla icing and ice cream at the family celebration on Saturday. Daddy and I blew out our candles together (our birthdays are separated by only 1 day) and it was great. I adore birthdays.

Happy Thursday and
Much Love


Zach Green said...

I'm so ready for him to be home!
It's 29 days now!!


Dawn said...

So happy to hear that the day you see your DH is coming closer...closer.
Our son expects to return to states at the end of May..but I do not hold my breath.
Press on with the fitness thing! You will look maaaah-velous, daaaaah-ling!

Big Mama said...

I'm so excited for you that he's almost home. You've done a great job of keeping it all together by yourself, but I know you'll be so relieved to have him back home!

Susan P. said...

It's Susan P, can you hear me hooting and hollerin all the way from Virginia??!!! I am so excited and happy for you all!!!

~Betty~ @ On the Journey to Victory said...

I'm so excited for you. I smiled all the way through this post. Keep up the good work.


Mrs.B. said...

So excited for you!!!!!!!!

Leigh said...


I am so happy for you all! I am still praying for Andy's quick and safe return :) Keep us posted!

Take care,

Laurel Wreath said...

OH my goodness I am so excited for you. Less than 30 days???? WOW!!!

Keep up the great work you are doing, the time will fly.


Anonymous said...

Oh I'm so excited for you Jennifer! Less than 30 days, wonderful. I'll be praying it'll come really quick for you and that he'll come home safe and sound. Hugs.

JennaG said...

That is great news--I know you are thrilled. I will pray that the 29 days goes by quickly. Great job with the fitness--your hubby will love it, I'm sure!

BrittLeigh said...

Oh my, I am soooooooooo happy for you! I'm having a hard time living out the 4 months my brother's gone for bootcamp (less than two to go now!) I can't imagine how hard it must be to have a HUSBAND DEPLOYED.

I LOVED the little excerpts from your li'l man. He is sooooo cute! A bad hair day my foot :D Like that could ever happen to someone as cute as him ;)

Candy said...

Happy for you too

Elizabeth said...

How wonderful that the day of yoru DH's return is coming closer. We all appreciate all the people who are deployed and the families who wait for them!

Danielle Jones said...

on the countdown!!! i'm so happy for you + the kiddos!

Deidre said...

How exciting that your husband is almost home. I think it's safe to say there will be a blogging break, right? :)

Kim said...

I'm so glad Andy will be home soon! How exciting for you and your children!

I'll be praying!

Monica said...

How cool. I love our military and their families. You'all make us proud. Like your mom, you're a fireball and you get it done--You really are a beautiful girl, Jennifer. God's Blessings to you all.

**Zach has worn his pin for Andy faithfully everyday. He has such admiration for your family. We are guilty of not getting his box mailed out (power bars, etc.) but I'm thinking we'll take Andy's return and toss the goodies.

Coach J said...

Congratulations on winning the Ready for Summer Tooties Basket!! Now, your feet will look as great as the rest of you!

Anonymous said...

What does "DH" mean? It sounds like designated hitter in the AL.

Dawn said...

I am so happy for you that your husband will be home soon. Great Job with your fitness program! Looking forward to seeing your sewing projects.

Tracy said...

I had to check back because I know it is getting close to your hubby's home coming!!!! I am not quite sure how you have done it. I am amazed by military spouses that take care of the home front. A HUGE thank you to you, your children and especially Andy for all that you do for my family. The sacrifices are immeasurable! You are never far from my thoughts.

Eric L. said...

Hey, Jennifer! Wow, I can't believe it! I found the blog of someone I know! This is Eric from George Co. (I graduated w/ your sister!) How have you been?

I'm happy to hear your husband is coming home soon. That's great! God bless you and your family!

Anonymous said...

My exercise and fitness regime is going well!

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