Thursday, December 30, 2010

Day 6...

A picture of someone I would like to trade places with just for a day...
Lil Wayne! Random I know but I love him. I would love to trade places with him for just one day so I can see if he really lives that gangsta life he raps about. Plus he gets to hang out with Drake, Lupe, Nikki Minaj and so many other awesome rappers... I love it! haha

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Day 5....

A picture of my favorite memory...
This is from the night I drove to meet Jack in NC after he got back from deployment. I wish I had a picture of our smiles when we first saw each other after because that memory is my mind forever... I loved it! Best memory ever!!

Day 4 ..

A picture of my night.... one day late...
My nights always consist of puppy kisses. Before this picture was taken Kobe was snuggling with us too and Jack. Seneca was then and still is sitting on the table pretending we all don't exist. haha.
Anyway my nights conist of loving from my amazing husband and 3 furry babies. Couldn't ask for anything better!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Day 3

A picture of the cast of my favorite show

The cast changes every season. I love this show. So inspiring. I watch a lot of reality tv. Things like Pawn Stars, Locked Up, Bridezillas, random stuff.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Day 2 ....

A picture of me and the person I have been close with for awhile.

My Dawn!! I love her! We are so similar it is not even funny. She gets me and I get her. I think that is why we are so close. I wish we lived closer, but regardless of distance we are always there for each other!

And ps.. I would like to point out this is now day 2 of me posting in a row. Maybe this challenge thing works after all. haha

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Day 1 ....

15 Facts.

1 - I am 5'1". I wish I could be just a little bit taller.
2 - My dad has owned a motorcycle my entire life. I never rode on the back of one until about 2 years ago.
3 - This picture was sent to Jack when he was in Iraq. It makes me smile, even though its old. I have a habit of taking pictures of myself.
4 - I am obsessed with my camera. I love it. i take pictures of everything.
5 - I apparently own far too much lip gloss. In cleaning my make up drawer I found about 5 lip glosses that are unopened. Ooops.
6 - I love love love my Ugg boots. My husband indulges my addiction and has bought me 3 pairs.
7 - I grew up in the cold and miss snowdays.
8 -My furry children mean the world to me. Seneca, Kobe and Bentley, althought they are crazy are lights in my life.
9 - I hate being late. Despise it actually. I have to be on time for things.
10 - I don't eat red meat. I am okay with it.
11 - My husband always vacumns, because I can't stand it. It drives me nuts for some odd reason.
12 - I used to want to be a lawyer. That changed when I got into college.
13 - I have a life list. I fully intend on accomplishing all the things on my list.
14 - I fully believe that ice cream is an acceptable dinner. In fact thats what I am going to eat tonight.
15 - My parents just learned how to video call me and I can't even begin to explain how excited this makes me!

30 Day Challenge

I need to post more. I know this. So I am going to do a 30 day challenge with pictures.

Here goes.

Day 1 - A picture of yourself with 15 facts.
Day 2 - A picture of you and a person you have been close with for awhile.
Day 3 - A picture of the cast from your favorite show.
Day 4 - A picture of your night.
Day 5 - A picture of your favorite memory.
Day 6 - A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day.
Day 7 - A picture of your most treasured item.
Day 8 - A picture that makes you laugh
Day 9 - A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most.
Day 10 - A picture of the person you do the most jacked up things with.
Day 11 - A picture of something you hate.
Day 12 - A picture of something you love.
Day 13 - A picture of your favorite band or artist.
Day 14 - A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without.
Day 15 - A picture of something you want to do before you die.
Day 16 - A picture of someone who inspires you.
Day 17 - A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently.
Day 18 - A picture of your biggest insecurity.
Day 19 - A picture of you when you were little.
Day 20 - A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel.
Day 21 - A picture of something you wish you could forget.
Day 22 - A picture of something you wish you were better at.
Day 23 - A picture of your favorite book.
Day 24 - A picture of something you wish you could change.
Day 25 - A picture of your day.
Day 26 - A picture of something that means a lot to you.
Day 27 - A picture of yourself and a family member.
Day 28 - A picture of something you are afraid of.
Day 29 - A picture that can always make you smile.
Day 30 - A picture of someone you miss.

Okay. I promise to do this for the next 30 days... So here goes!

Thursday, November 25, 2010


So with it being Thanksgiving obviously I am thinking of the things that I am thankful for. I try to think of these things throughout the year but I feel like today is an appropriate day to post my thankful list.

1. First and foremost I am thankful for my husband. I am thankful for our love and all that we have accomplished together. I am thankful that he is brave and is always willing to do whatever it takes to protect me and our family. I am thankful that my husband is willing to sacrifice in order to serve our country. I am also thankful that he always seems to know when I need to laugh. I am truly blessed to have him in my life.

2. I am thankful for our furry family. Seneca, Kobe and Bentley truly enrich our lives. They live unconditionally and as odd as they can be at times, they are our family.

3. I am thankful for our families, for their love and support.

4. I am thankful for my best friends. Without them I wouldn't be who I am.
Dawn- who always knows the right thing to say and never ceases to amaze me with her strength.
Ryan - who never fails to make me laugh and allows me to vent no matter what I am venting about.
Colleen - who answers countless texts, regardless of the time difference. And who supports me no matter what.

5. I am thankful for my health.

6. I am thankful for hope. The feeling of hope that I feel, that Jack and I have, it means so much.

There is so much that I have to be thankful for. So I am making a goal. For the next 30 days, I am going to post once a day and post what I am thankful for. Each day will be another thing.

Hope everyone has a great thanksgiving. Best wishes to all!!



Sunday, October 31, 2010


So I realize that I don't always take the time to write actual posts. I guess that happens when things are crazy busy. But that really isn't an excuse. I mean I started something I should follow through. That being said I actually have something to write about. Woo Hoo. Go me.

So a few weeks ago I was asked by a friend to do something. This friend is a close friend and I probably would have said yes regardless of what the thing was. But what she asked me to do made me feel so honored and blessed that I couldn't help but tear up a bit. See my friend Morgan is converting to Catholicism and she asked me to be her sponsor. I cried.
Having gone through the conversion process myself, I know what an honor it is to be someone's sponsor. Not knowing all the reasons I have been mad at God lately, Morgan could not have even begun to know why this was exactly what I needed.

Guess I should elaborate. I have been pretty mad at God lately. Some things have happened in my life that although I know God has a plan, I am still angry and hurt about it. My neice passed away and then not soon after that Jack and I suffered a loss that I am not sure I want to talk about. I just know that Nicki probably needed a friend, and she got one. It made me really angry and drew me away from going to mass because I couldn't possibly be happy. Usually mass focuses me and makes me happy. For a bit of time, I wasn't happy, not in the least.

So when Morgan asked me, I said yes. I did so because it was for her. I went to the first meeting and I have to say I am beyond excited about the things that I will be able to do and help guide her through. It will be a way for me to reconnect with my faith and to help as Morgan connects with hers. Just one meeting of the sponsors and I am starting to feel peace. Its a good thing. I am happy.

I will write about this more as it happens. I am really excited about it.

Hope everyone has a great week.

jms - ilu


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Back Again

So I am the worst at keeping up with this thing. I need to set a goal, or better yet put it on my to do list. Let me tell you, my to do list is my best friend. I even carry around a notebook with my to do lists in it. I know that makes me slightly odd. haha. What can I say, I like lists.

That being said... I am updating in the form of a list. Awesome right? So consider this a 10 on Thursday.. cause thats what it will be.

1. Bentley will forever wear a cone collar. The dog can not figure out that he should not bite his back leg to the point of bleeding. He also can not figure out that the medicine is there to help. Countless vet visits, tons of money spent on medicines and Bentley is still in the cone. Apparently allergies are getting the best of him, and well the cone is the only thing that stops him from chewing his back leg off. Not to mention its kind of funny watching him maneuver in that thing.

2. We bought a new car.... I know... you are all thinking...again? How many cars do y'all buy. haha. But my husband promises me this is the last car for a while. We bought an 04 Mercedes C230 Supercharged. Its black and already had 22s (yes I am one of those people that is obsessed with rims on her car). Its currently in the shop getting headlights fixed, but that is another story all together.

3. Migraines suck. Thats all for that.

4. Jack and I are dressing up for Halloween!! yeah!! and Bentley too. Bentley will be a football and Jack and I are referees. I am excited about it.

5. Oh almost forgot, I am old now. Yep. My birthday was last week and my husband is amazing. He had flowers sent to me at work. They are beautiful. They smelt really strong though and my officemate had an allergy attack...oops.

6. Well the Mercedes is in the shop, we are a one car family. It makes me appreciate having 2 cars that much more. Thankfully we work at the same building.

7. The grocery store always sucks me in. I went there today for cat food, almost $100 later, I left. I still couldn't tell what all I bought or why.

8. Its still warm in FL, but I am bringing on fall. Its fall and I am wearing my Uggs. That makes me happy. I am okay with people looking at me weird. I like Uggs.

9. Jack is a Sgt now!!! Yeah! I got to pin him at his promotion. Absolutely amazing.

10. Working on 2010 scrapbook already!! Go me!! Only after spending a ton of money at Michaels did I realize that they have a military discount. Going to take advantage of that one in the future.

So that was our quick little update. I know I need to get more on top of this thing. I promise I will. I have some stuff to write about, which I will soon.

Hope everyone is having a good week. Have a safe and Happy Halloween.

JMS- ilu


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Good Weekend...

So we had a great weekend... it was definitely necessary after the not so great news we had been getting. It was something that definitely helped pick the mood around here.

Let me tell you what happened this weekend.

First friday night Jack and I went to visit his parents. His mom told him about a race the next morning. Jack decided to run in it. Mind you this was 7:00pm on Friday night. Registration for the race started at 6:30am. Jack immeadiately got nervous, complaining that he hadnt eaten right and what not. So we go to Subway get some dinner and head home. Saturday morning we wake up at 5:30, get stuff together and head over to the race. Jack's nerves are still weren't settled. We start looking at the competition. Jack is now nervous because he doesn't have flat shoes and he didn't eat the best.

So the race starts and Jack takes off. He is leading the pack the whole way... and by leading the pack I mean insanely far ahead of the pack. He ends up winning the race, coming in at 17:21, which for Jack he wasn't happy with the time but he won. The second place finisher didn't come in until over 18 minutes. So basically Jack smoked the competition. He almost ran over the pace car, with Shamu in it. haha.

He won a huge trophy, and by huge I mean taller than me, its crazy. It almost didn't fit in the car. Oh and he also won a mani/pedi, which he obvioulsy gave to me. haha.

So then Sunday comes and we find out the cutting scores for motor t. Not going to lie both Jack and I were nervous. Jack has been working for Sgt for quite some time. His cutting score is a 1743. So we started looking and manpower finally listed the scores... to pick up Sgt in Motor T ... the needed cutting score... was ready for it.... ready.... 1728!!! So yes Jack picked up!!!!! So insanely excited for him. He asked me to pin him. I am just so beyond proud. So now I am married to a Sergant!!!!!

So yeah after a tough weekend last weekend... we had a great weekend this weekend. So proud of my husband.

So yeah... thats us this weekend. Hope everyone had a great weekend.

JMS- so incredibly proud of you. ilu



Wednesday, September 15, 2010

And sleep is optional

Yeah the title of this blog pretty much sums up my past week or so. Best part is it will most likely sum up my next few weeks. Amazing huh?
With work being crazy busy and trying to make time for Jack and family and friends, I have chosen to forgo sleep. I mean really I can always sleep later right? Yeah thats what I keep telling myself. Its not quite working.

So now... on to 10 on Tuesday... only a day late.

1. Work is insane. Thats the best way I can describe it. Insane. I am thinking I spend more time at work lately than anything else. Such is life I guess.

2. My nephew is incredibly inventive. The kid is smart. He absolutely charged people a toll of $.25 to go through a door at a reception following a memorial service. He made $17. Who said 5 year olds can't make money.

3. Kids can absolutely lighten the mood to anything. My niece Clara is absolutely hysterical. And adorable.

4. Flying is no fun. It never has been and pretty sure it never will be. When I am on a plane and trying to sleep... please don't talk to me.. I put in my ipod headphones so I didn't have to listen..... yeah... people tend to not get the message.

5. My dog had so much fun on vacation he wouldn't even go to Jack when he went to pick him up. Craziness. Thanks again Kate and Brittany!

6. Apparently Jack and I have a lot of garbage. I swear we take the garbage out at least every other day. Not sure how that is happening.

7. Definitely over people not being able to fill out a background check correctly. Honestly how hard is it after I explain it step by freaking step.

8. Arguing with someone is in charge of whether or not you have a job is not a good idea. Just don't do it. It never ends well.

9. Traveling and temperature changes lead to sickness for me. No fun.

10. My dog is definitely a mama's boy. As I write this he is sitting on my lap snuggling. Silly Bentley.

So hope everyone is having a good week!

JMS - ilu


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

going home

So as I write this I am delaying packing for Buffalo. See it isn't that I don't want to go to Buffalo. I do want to go, just not for this reason. The other thing is how do you know what to pack to wear to your own niece's funeral? I mean how am I supposed to know these things. This isn't supposed to happen.

Nicole was born too early and with so much fight. She had to fight, and fight hard. And she did for 3 days. But her little heart couldn't do it. She left to be with the angels. It doesn't make it any easier. And nor does it make me anymore accepting of the fact that she has gone to be with God.

I guess this whole post started off as a ramble. I have a purpose to this I swear. You see I am writing because I am mad. I am mad at God. I don't see why my niece, my sweet little innocent niece had to be the angel for another family. Why her death, which will lead to research, has to benefit another family, when it is hurting my family so much. I just don't understand. I know it is not made for me to understand. I know I am not supposed to know. I know He has a plan but it doesn't make me any less angry about it.

I just am not sure where my thoughts are on this one. I know that Nicole's going home ( I absolutely refuse to use passing away, or death) was a way to make our family grow stronger. Nicole has gone home to be with the angels. She is not lost, she is not gone. She is just in another place. I know that death is a hard thing to deal with, I understand that, but I feel like a senseless death, a death with no one to really blame, it is so much harder for me. I can't even begin to understand it. I don't know how to picture it or put the pieces together.

I want this to be a bad dream. I want to wake up and everything to be okay again. It isn't and it won't be. But it doesn't stop me from wanting it.

So everyone.... those are my thoughts tonight.... kind of jumbled, but thats what I am thinking.

I hope everyone is well.

JMS -ilu and I am proud of you


Monday, September 6, 2010

needing to catch up

So it has been apparent to me that I have neglected my blog. I am going to try to get back into it. I will tell you that this post will most likely not be the happiest but I will try and get back on track.
A lot has happened since I last wrote and I think the things that have happened and continue to happen have shaped me.
I decided to do a 10 on Tuesday... but a day early... because who knows if I would remember to blog tomorrow.
So here goes.

1. God has needed a lot of angels lately. I understand that He has a plan, but it seems that lately His plan has involved calling some home that we weren't ready to lose yet.

2. That being said I am learning that it is okay to be angry about it. It is okay to be angry at God. I am trying to grasp that. It isn't easy but I am trying.

3. I have 1 nephew and 3 nieces. 1 niece lives in heaven. I am trying to accept that.

4. I have amazing friends. I have learned who will come through from you when you need it most. I can not thank my friends enough, for the late night phone calls; for the offers to travel to a far away state to see people they don't know, because I need them; for the laughter and smiles just when I need it most; for the offers to watch my crazy dog and not questioning but always willing to help. I am blessed and I adore my friends.

5. Ice cream has a way of making even the crappiest of days just a little bit better.

6. When getting furniture delivered it is best to keep Bentley contained. He is not helpful to delivery men, no matter how much he would like to think he is.

7. Speaking of Bentley, apparently he is smart enough to remove his own stitches from his surgery. No need to schedule a follow up appointment or anything Dr. Bentley will handle that one on his own. This dog is nuts.

8. Work is crazy busy, but in that is the welcome distraction from things I am not yet ready to face. So thank you work for helping me when you didn't realize you were.

9. My husband will be forever shopping for a new car. He is always looking for another car. I swear he must know where every dealership, big or small, is located in a 50 mile radius. He knows every website and the stock at each dealership. It keeps him entertained.

10. I'm going home soon for a bit. Not for a reason I want to, but I am going home. It feels good to be going home. Maybe I needed a little Buffalo to get back on track.

Allright everyone... that is a quick update on me and life... in the form of a Ten on Tuesday list... 1 day early....

Hope all is well with everyone.

JMS- I am proud of you. ilu


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

It's been awhile

So yeah... I am bad and haven't written in awhile. In my defense I have been busy but still it doesn't mean I should neglect writting. I am working on changing that. I promise.

Anyway today I feel the need to write about something that I have been thinking about for awhile. See for awhile I have been thinking about my rheumatiod arthritis and why me. Sometimes when I am having a flare up, like I currently am, I get these thoughts in my head. Basically I think why me, why do I have to RA?

Sometimes I think to myself that I shouldn't have to deal with this. 8 years after the diagnosis and I still question things sometimes. I mean I know my questioning isn't going to do anything. I mean no matter how much I question and feel bad for myself it isn't going to change that I have RA. It isn't going to change that I live my everyday life in pain.

I feel like now my RA is just a part of my life. I try to live my life in spite of it, instead of letting it control me. That all being said I still have my bad days. The past few days were those days. I started back to thinking... why me... what did I do to deserve this? But I realize that there is no reason that I have this. It is no one's fault. It just is. I know that I was given this struggle because I was strong to endure it. I know that God gave me this journey to make me stronger. I understand this. But somedays I lose sight of this. And it disappoints me.

I feel like people who live everyday with something like RA, or lupus or any other disease or syndrome that results in constant pain, those people are strong. I want to be one of those people. And usually I feel like I am. Just haven't felt that way lately.

So alot of times I don't tell people I have RA. I don't think it is anyone's business. I feel like when I tell people they tend to treat me differently. They act as though there are things I can't do. Yes there are things I can't do, but I promise I will tell you if I can't do something. I promise I will tell you if it hurts.... well maybe. But really thats the reason I tend not to tell people about my RA. I just want to be normal. I know that I am not necessarily normal but I try my best to be as normal as possible.

So yeah those are my thoughts today. Thats what I had to get out. I feel somewhat better just writing it.

Hope everyone is doing well. I promise to write a more positive post soon.

JMS- I'm proud of you. just so you know.


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Small update

So I know it has been forever since I posted. Sorry. Things are crazy here. Work has been insane and Jack and I, while we are insane too. We have had some stuff going on and I am dealing some health things, so we are working on that.
Positive is that in 2 weeks I will be in California visiting Colleen!! Best thing ever. I so need that. I need the break and just to be with one of my bestest friends.
I promise to write an actual post soon. I just have to sort out what is going on in my head and I will write.
Hope all is well with everyone.
JMS -ilu


Sunday, April 4, 2010


Hope everyone is having a great Easter.

As Easter has come this year I have had time to sit back and reflect how truly blessed I am . I have a few struggles in life, but I truly believe that I learn from each one. I believe that each struggle helps to better me as a person. So with each struggle comes a blessing in disguise.

I am blessed to have my health. Yes I have health problems, but it just helps me to focus on the things I am able to do and the things I am going to continue to be able to do. I can wake up each morning and run, to me that is a blessing.

I am blessed to have amazing friends who are there for me no matter what. I have friends that I know I can call in the middle of the night and know that they will pick up the phone and listen.

I am blessed to have silly healthy animals that brighten my day. They love unconditionally and amaze me with their goofiness each day.

Most importantly I am blessed to have a man in my life that loves me beyond anything and that I love beyond anything in return. He is one of my biggest blessings and I am beyond thankful to be sharing this journey in life with him. He is my love and my best friend. I am lucky to have him in my life.

I think often times we lose sight of our blessings or tend to forget to be thankful for our everyday blessings. I try to reflect on them often. This day of forgiveness and rebirth has caused me to reflect. I am so grateful.

I hope that all of you are having a great holiday and take some time to reflect on your blessings.

JMS - ilu more than anything... <3 <3


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spectacular Sundays....

So I decided to do a 10 on Sunday.... woah look at me being a rebel. haha. Its mostly because I slacked majorly on blogging lately so I am making up for it slightly.

Here goes

1. PetSmart is amazing. Enough said there. They clipped my dogs nails, cleaned his ears and brushed his teeth. Now Bentley is back to being a Diva again. haha

2. I am not sure why people feel the need to fool around in the dressing rooms at the mall. I mean I told you only 1 person per room, but y'all wanted to go in and do your thing... whatever... I mean you are just going to kicked out of the store... but thats all on you.

3. I call our SUV a truck. People tell me I can't because it is a BMW, but to me it is a truck.

4. My husband and I need sun. Badly. We are way to pale right now. Therefore next Sunday.... beach time.

5. Some friends just know when you need a smile. I have a friend that does that and I don't know that he realizes it. So thanks Ryan. Your goofiness is much appreciated.

6. Its important to take things day by day. If you can't change things, just get through each day. Things will get better. (the person this is directed to will know it when they read it...hopefully)

7. I bought the cutest shoes ever last week. They made me happy just to wear them. I have an addiction. haha

8. My husband is crazy. He is trying hard to scare the dog, who is just trying to nap. Apparently he finds this entertaining.

9. Boston Market = awesome. We the other night and it had been awhile. It was yummy.

10. I am surprised that my cats have not ran away when they had the chance. If I had to live with the dog attacking me all the time and Jack constantly disturbing naps.. I would be out. just saying.

So yeah... my 10 random thoughts for the day.

Hope all is well with everyone!

Jms- ilu... you make me proud.


update on us

So I know I said I would post a real post today so here it goes.

Things with us are crazy. Jack and I have been making a ton of decisions lately and a grew of them we will have to wait to see how they play out.

See Jack wanted to go active reserve in the Marine Corps, we submitted the package and did what all military families do, we hurried up and waited. Well after some time we were told there were no slots and we could try again in October. That seemed way to long for us to wait. So we started looking into other options. And we finally came to a decision. Jack submitted a conditional release form the Marine Corps to join the Army. Crazy right! So now we are waiting. The Marine Corps could deny Jack and give him an active spot, or we go Army. We have about another month to wait and see. So who knows.

So we have that going. Bentley is growing. Jack is currently teasing him. I think thats why we got the dog, so Jack would have a friend that couldn't ignore him. Even though at this moment the dog and both cats are doing their best to hide from Jack, who is doing his best to scare the crap out of them. Bentley got his nails clipped today, which was much needed! I am telling you PetSmart is my new best friend. They clipped his nails and brushed his teeth. Which for my dog is a necessity seeing as how he loves making out with everyone.

But yeah that is pretty much our update for now. I am probably going to do another post here in just a few minutes... but other than that... thats us.

Hope all is well with everyone!

JMS - ilu... lots and lots.


Saturday, March 20, 2010


It's been awhile...cause apparently I suck at blogging. To be honest I just got caught up in life. Jack and I have been busy and have been making some pretty big decisions. We aren't sure how things are going to work out yet, but we are positive and hopeful for new beginnings. More details to come soon.

I promise to write a real post tomorrow!

Hope everyone is well!

JMS - Ilu


Monday, February 8, 2010

Ten on Tuesday.. a day early

So here is the weekly update on our lives. I feel like having a goal to post at least every Tuesday will keep me posting.

So here goes....

1. Work is stressful, if it wasn't then it wouldn't be work. The craziness has to subside at one point, hopefully.

2. My dog knows his name... but can't quite get the concept of not chewing on the furniture. We are working on that.

3. Speaking of animals, apparently my cats love the kennel. They will go in there at every oppurtunity and of course Bentley will complain about it, even though he doesn't want to be in the kennel. He is spoiled.

4. This weekend was the first weekend since Jack got home apart that we slept apart. I never knew it would be that hard. Yep, I definitely slept on the couch.

5. My new Ugg boots are beyond adorable. Some people loved them, some didn't. But I love them, so thats all that matters.

6. We are getting closer and closer to orders and I am realizing how much work we will need to do. I need to make lists. I like making lists.

7. My husband spoils me, and I am okay with that. I am a very very lucky woman.

8. DVR is amazing. End of story.

9. Subway's customer apprecation weekend, where subs are all buy one get one free, always seems to coincide with drill weekend. Awesome for me.

10. Apparently people in FL can not drive. Today on the drive home I passed 3 diferent accidents. It made me pray a bit because the one of the accidents was not so good.

So yeah that's my Ten on Tuesday , a day early. haha. Hope everyone has a great week.

JMS - ILU and Bentley and Seneca and Kobe too.


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

10 on Tuesday

Woo hoo I am doing a 10 on tuesday post again and on time! Go me! haha

Here goes....

1. Rheumatoid Arthritis is no fun, but Amanda on pain meds is apparently very entertaining to people. Glad I can entertain.

2. My husband spoils me, and I am completely okay with that. After much delibriation I decided on the chocolate and cream Ugg boots and Jack bought them for me today. Love it!

3. When someone is letting you go from a job it is not wise to threaten to harm thier personal property. Thankfully I have an awesome friend who didn't question and just went and moved my car for me. Yeah Barney!!

4. I am more than happy to help people move, but if you aren't packed I am gone. Seriously if you want me to help, pack your stuff beforehand. I do not help pack.

5. Figuring out what to do for Valentine's Day is not the easiest thing right now. No idea what to do. hmmm. We need ideas! Help!

6. Good friends are there for you no matter the distance and I couldn't be more thankful. Love you Colleen!!

7. Apparently my furniture is tasty because my animals keep chewing on the couch. Who knew. And word of advice, the sour apple spray you buy to prevent it, my animals apparently enjoy. Fail on that one.

8. When going to dinner with your husband, who is in uniform, people will come up to you and thank him. It makes you feel incredibly humble and proud. And thankful. To the nice man who paid for our dinner on Friday, thank you. Your words were truly appreciated.

9. My dog can climb up on the couch by himself, but apparently the concept of jumping off the couch is foriegn to him. We will work on that.

10. I can be crafty when I want to be. My hallway is now sporting our monogram painted black made by me! Yeah me! hahaha

So yep, that is this week in review. Now I have to go chase the dog and get my shoes back. Crazy dog.

Have a great week everyone.

JMS, B, S, and K, love you all! JMS you are my hero!


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I wonder

So Jack and I are sitting here watching American Idol and it made me start to think. I mean I wonder if people actually think they are talented. Clearly some people can not sing. But that being said I have to give them credit for their guts. I would never be able to get up in front of people and do that. So they have that on me.

But this did cause me to want to write an I wonder post...


I wonder... if some people don't have mirrors in their house. Clearly they would not leave the house looking like that if they could see before hand

I wonder... why it is that if someone puts their turn signal on (which is a miracle in itself) they feel that it gives them the right to go ahead and cut me off. Just cause you put your turn signal doesn't mean you can just come in the lane, there needs to be an opening. Clearly I missed that memo.

I wonder ... why I never get the memo to dress like a hoe when going to the mall. I always miss that one.

I wonder .. why people will try and get the closest parking spot ever at the grocery store and then fill their carts with junk food. Wouldn't you want to work off some of those calories. Just a suggestion.

I wonder.. why people call us after 9pm. Don't they know that Jack and I are old people and are rarely awake past 9:15.

I wonder... why things don't open early, like stores and what not. I mean I am up at 6 am why isn't everyone else.

I wonder... why people feel the need to ask people completely inappropriate questions. I mean often times after finding out what Jack does for a living, people feel the need to ask me the most assine questions. Really? Is that appropriate?

So yeah... I wonder sometimes... okay a lot of times. And wow I blogged two nights in a row! Go Me! haha. I am trying to get better at this. Although I am sure not to many people read this, I will keep blogging. Hopefully more readers will come soon. I know I have at least 2, my mom and my husband. haha. I sound like a geek.

Anyway hope everyone has a great day tomorrow!!

jms - ilu soooo much. and banger, the man and beaver too!


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Ten on Tuesday...

So I decided to blog a ten on tuesday post. It might be a good way to organize my last week. So here is 10 things currently happening in my life, or lessons learned.

1. We bought a new car last week ( an 06 BMW X3), I have yet to figure out how to turn the heat on, should probably figure that out seeing as how I had to scrape ice off my car today.

The new car

2. Our puppy screams like someone is torturing him when he has his nails cut. That was an awesome lesson to learn in the middle of a busy vet's office.

3. Bentley also enjoys his stuffed dog that is twice his size. He enjoys it so much that he humps it, regularly.

4. Apparently I buy the wrong cottage cheese at the grocery store, who knew there were certain kinds. oops.

5. Making fleece blankets relax me and I can do it quickly. Next step, learn how to knit.

Bentley showing off how well he likes his new blanket

6. One of our potential place to relocate is a 35 hour drive away. amazing. Really need to learn to knit for the car ride.

7. My husband tattoos himself when he is bored waiting for tint to get put on our car. Normal people read something, Jack goes to get a tattoo. He is special.

8. Boys like to wear white socks with dress pants. I am not sure why. Out of 15 male employees that I manage, all but 3 had white socks on. The one only had dress socks on by default, he had two pairs on because it was cold.

9. Speaking of employees, they like to give way to much information when they call in sick. I promise I believe you the first time you say you are sick. I do not need the extra information.

10. As gross as the things the guy Bear on the show Man vs Wild does, I am mesmorized. I have to watch it and see the craziness. Clearly it is an addiction.

I just may make this an every Tuesday thing. I kind of like it. I may also start the not me Monday. Haven't decided yet. We shall see.

Hope everyone has a great week!!!

JMS- I love you and your silly dog.


Friday, January 1, 2010



Definitely spoke to soon in my earlier post. We got a puppy today, so one resolution down!!

Mr Bentley is a 9 week old Chichuahua. He was born on October 2nd, which is great for us. Our cats were both born on the 2nd of the month and we were married on the 2nd of the month. So he definitely fits for us.

Right now we are working on litter box training him. Seneca loves him, Kobe is not yet quite sure about him. We will see how this all works out. haha

Here is a picture of Bentley and Jack.

Have a great day everyone.....
Love the S family,
Amanda, Jack, Seneca, Kobe and Bentley!!

Happy 2010!!

Happy 2010 Everyone!!!

2009 was hard for us with deployment, but 2010 is looking to be a great year. We have a few resolutions. We are planning to move to wherever it is that the Marine Corps gives us orders. We have submitted a wish list so to speak. On our list is Albany GA, Billings MT, and Aurora CO. So who knows where we will end up.
A few other resolutions that we have made are....

- Do something with all the pictures, finally finish a few more scrapbooks
- Learn to knit or quilt
- Get a puppy
- Get a BMW (that is Jack's resolution. )


- Hopefully add to our family.

So hope that everyone had a great New Years Eve and hopefully 2010 will be a year full of happiness and laughter for everyone!

jms- so excited to have another year with you my love!