Sunday, May 31, 2009


So I haven't been running again yet since Wed, for circumstances I couldn't control! I hate when I am trying to start a new thing and then I do to days and it gets screwed up. But I am back on track I am going tonight to the track and going to try to do 2 miles. Well run at least one and try to run walk to other. I am so out of shape it's not funny the last time I ran anywhere it was cause someone was trying to get me out on a base. And that was in high school about 3 yrs ago.

Anyway, check out Mason on his cousins little riding toy. I have to get one of these!

Saturday, May 30, 2009


I just realized that I had my comments turned off so if anyone visits leave me a comment so I don't feel lonely!!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

I'm going to do a wordless Wednesday for everyone!

Baby Oliver!

Cowboy Oliver, this was his halloween costume. He hated it becaue all the other dogs in the yard would run after him and tug on it and he would be pulled along. It was hilarious when he ran though the little man on the back looked like he was holding on for dear life!

They were hanging out by the fire.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


We bought The Curious Case of Benjamin Button today and watched it. My honest opinion is it was ok. i Love Brad Pitt and all and it was a well told story, but it just wasn't a great movie for me.. The ending was soo sad though. Imagine being a little baby like that. I think it was a little silly to have the daughter wait that long to tell her, but anyway.

Mason , my sister and I went to Target today! the best store ever! I decided that I am going to try to start running, and my sister is running with me, so we went to get some shorts and a new sports bra. My goal by the end of summer is to make it to the front of our neighbor hood and back running all the way. It's about 4 miles, so hopefully I can do it. I don't think I want to be a long distance runner, because I don't think I could run for the hour or so it takes to get 15 miles in. I don't really know much about running so before I buy all this cool stuff I'm going to make myself go everyday thats possible for a month.

Mason started really crawling today he is getting faster. He used to get about one leg up then stop and lay down then get back up and try again. Today he really got going and was all the way across the living room! He isn't even 6 months yet. i hope this means we have a early walker! It does also mean that I have to start babyproofing everything. he likes to try and find any wire or paper that is laying around cause obviousl those are more fun than his toys!

Well I am off to bed and hopefully another good day of running awaits me tomorrow!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Been a Few Days

So it's been a few days since I wrote. i have really been caught up with Watching Heroes, and playing with my baby!1
He is finally doing better! No more runny nose or coughing. I am so excited!
I have a baby shower to go to today for my cousin. They are having a baby in July. After that I am heading to the in-laws.

I will post more tonight when I get back!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I got my hair done! I'm so excited i dyed it back to my natural color but witha pretty tone to it. I have naturally mousy brown hair and now its shiny .. I did have higlights before and so it's a bit lighter on those parts, but I think next time i go to get it dyed again it will do even better. I have been tanning so I look ok this time with brown hair. If I'm pale it tends to wash me out.

Mason is finally getting better, his nose isn't runny hardly at all and his cough has gone down dramatically. Paul started working out at the local gym yesterday and he is really sore today.

I wish that there was somewhere I could find infinite knowledge on the army. Every question I have that I find an answer too, leaves me with about 5 more questions. There is no hope!

I finally finished all of Season 1 of Gossip Girl. I need to find some good movies to rent at netflix though!

Have a lovely day!


Monday, May 18, 2009

Baby Laughs

Is there anything better than baby laughs? Mason has been testing his voicebox lately and it's a bung of screeching and coughing sounds! Today though when I was tickling him he did a cough laugh. Not a true laugh yet but I love when a baby smiles at you and he does it with his whole face not just his mouth.

Today was another boring day not much has been going on around here but us being lazy. Paul was supposed to work out tonight but the guy he goes with canceled because his daughter had tonsilits((sp?)). So he's is just going to go run. I did get all my laundry done and ther is nothing I hate more than folding clothes. It is the worst. I have been thinking about getting a new omputer and I'm looking at the new netbooks. The little small laptops. They are great for internet sutff, and I already have my desktop here if I need it.

Well I'm gonna go start dinner! Something with deer sausage that Paul made...! Probably dirty rice YUM!


Sunday, May 17, 2009

New Layout!

I got a new layout from Allison of
Addie Designs. I love it so much and it's so pretty! Plus i'm still liking my name so that good.

Last night I decided to go over all the debt we currently have not including the house and figure out how to pay it off before Paul leave so we can start out with as much taken care of as possible.

Paul is going to try to take a pipefitting job in Texas that way he can make some good money fast so we can maybe pay some things off! We are supposed to go to the Dane Cook concert in New Orleans on June 21 so hopefully he can come back for that. I'm so excited I have never see anything Live, and I love Dane Cook. Plus Pauls B-day is the next day so it was his present.

I think the next couple of weeks I am going to try to organize my house. I know it might be a little early to do all that but I need to see what I need to get furniture wise((we are still using hand-me-downs)) and it will probably be an ongoing project.

On another note on of my best friends from high school got in touch with me over email again and I'm glad cause I had lost her address. Her Husband is in the Marines so she will be able to help me with the whole Military life as well. I wish I could go see her! Her Husand is being deployed in Sept and she is going back home to TX for a while till he gets back. Hopefully I can get up to see her then!

Friday, May 15, 2009


Funny, I got this off of Misadventures of a Newlywed

You go to Flickr and search using the answers to the below questions. Then you put them in a

1. What is your first name? Stephanie
2. What is your favorite food? Fried mushroom((you have to try))
3. What high school did you attend? I don't want to say but I told Flickr
4. What is your favorite color? bright blue ((that girl has a lovely eyebrow))
5. Who is your celebrity crush? Eric Dane
6. Favorite drink? Malibu and Pineapple
7. Dream vacation? Greece
8. Favorite dessert? chocolate pie
9. What do you want to be when you grow up? maybe a teacher
10. What do you love most in life? Paul and Mason
11. One word to describe you? original
12. Your Flickr name? dont have one so ill do my maiden name

Gossip Girl

Ok, so I love Gossip Girl! It took me while to get on the train, but wow! All I can say is, they have a lot of freedom in their young lives. I would love to have that amount of money, and freedom. I would like to think that I would spend my time a little more wisely though. Anyway, I am only on the first season cause I am renting them from Netflix, but what I have seen so far I love. It's kinda racy for the age group they are targeting though, it's my new guilty pleasure.

Oh and turns out Mason has Bronchitis((sp?)). I called the doc today to see about getting some diff medicine for him because he was still coughing like crazy, and the nurse said. Well he has B--- so it will be a few days before it's better. I didn't remember hearing that at the appt. I remember the doc saying he had a 'cold' . Well no wonder he feels like crap! my poor little man is miserable!

xoxo, Steph

New name

Well, I got a new name, but I'm not sure. I really want something cute.

I love love love this song by the Zach Brown Band. Whatever It Is.
You HAVE to listen to it. Paul said it describes me haha ((swoon))

I don't really have anything to blog about today. Paul is doing good on his getting in shape stuff, he went to the recruiters office yesterday and did PT with everyone, and he has been running everyday. I have been reading a lot of blogs trying to prepare myself for every possible outcome. I know you can never fully prepare for life in the army, but I can try!!

In a lighter note, I watched my Grey's Anatomy Finale on the internet today and gosh could they have left it with more of a cliffhanger. I can not wait for the new season. I need to find out when that will be.

I'm thinking about changing my blog name but I can't come up with any thing catchy so it will stay this way for now.

Sorry this was such a horrible post!


Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Well, let me just say that was the longest day of my life! I wanted to go watch Paul swear in, so the recruiter took me up there for 11 a.m., and we figured he would be done by 1:30.
Turns out they were having computer problems so they didn't get to them until about 7:30.
He was sooooo tired! but he did get all of his paperwork done and his MOS lined up. He leaves for Ft. Benning on Aug 19, 2009. Now I have to read over all the paperwork he was given and find out what else needs to be done.

Mason is still sick, but in good spirits! He has a hellacious runny nose and won't let me get near him with the snot sucker. It's so gross. It's so heart breaking too cause if he laughs or yells to loud it brings on a coughing fit that makes him cry. The coughing has let up a bit though so thats good.

Now that all this swearing in is over it seems like a long time to wait for him to leave. I'm not anxious to get rid of him or anything, but I am ready to move past the graduating thing and get settled in our new lives. I am really excited about the benefits that are coming with this particularly the school stuff. I am excited on going back to school and I can't wait. I kind of have been toying with the idea of being a teacher for like 1st or 2nd grade. I'm not sure. I still might just finish my accounting stuff.

Well, I have to go, but i might get to post more later!!


Monday, May 11, 2009

My Baby's got a runny nose....

Hey everyone, I feel so bad for my little man he's sick. I think he's got a little bit of hay fever. I have super bad allergies related to outside and changing of the seasons is the worst so I think I passed on that undesireable gene to my little Mason man. I feel so bad for him last night he was coughing so hard he was crying everytime he did. It was like a little wail not full on crying so I know his throat must have been hurting him.

I had to use that little snot sucker thing on him 'cause he was so congested in his nose he couldn't eat and he does not like that at all! Hopefully he gets to feeling better soon I made him an appt today. Yesterday was Mother's Day, My first one ever. We went by Pauls's mom's because they were grilling. It was very yummy.

Today I have to drop Paul off at the recruiter office at 4:00 to be whicked away to New Orleans. He gets to sleepover in a hotel tonight then go to MEPS in the morning and do all the signing stuff. Hopefully I'll get to go up there tomorrow and watch him swear in I have to ask.

Anyway, I have to go take a shower and get motivated!

xoxo, Steph

Thursday, May 7, 2009

MOS and a diet`

Well, yesterday was the day of testing! Haha Paul said his brain hurt when he got home. He left here to meet the recruiter for 1, and he was told his passport was ok for identification. Well turns out they had to have a social security card and he didn't have one so they took him to the office in New Orleans to get one mailed out and the MEPS took the confirmation page thankfully.

When he got done it was about 7:00 and he called me to come meet him at the recruiter's office because I had told him I wanted to be there to hear everything. Once there we discovered the only job available to him was Infantry, not that his scores were bad just that the army was basically out of jobs and Infantry was what was left. There were only 15 spots left in the whole Army and Paul got one. He was talking to us about the bonus he could get and what else needed to be done.

Paul has to sign his contract on Tuesday the 13th so as of then he will be In the Army. Today he went up there to go do a medical form and some PT. He decided he wants to get in as good of shape before he ships off as he can so a diet started today, we have to go to Wal-Mart later to get Diet food.

His actual ship date won't be till Aug 12th, and he will be going to Ft. Benning. That isn't too too far away so that if he get a weekend pass I can drive up there and see him maybe. He will be doing OSUT (One Station Unit Training) so his basic and AIT (Advanced Individual Training) will be combined. He will be gone for 14 weeks in all so from end of Aug to sometime Nov.

Right now we are both excited, and I hope this time doesn't fly by too quickly with him being here then having to leave.

Anyway, I have to go finish my cookies!

xoxo, Steph

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

About Us

Ok I decided to tell you guys a little bit about us:

* My name is Stephanie and his is Paul
*We have a little boy named Mason who was born dec 4, 2008
*We have a chocolate poodle named Oliver who is very hardheaded, he does not listen at all, ever!

*We met while both working at the same job.
*Paul is a big outdoors guy, right now he is working on his vegtable garden, and cleaning out the back woods, he loves to hunt, fish, go mud riding. He is a guy's guy.
*I love to read. I'm usually pretty organized, but sometimes it's hard for me to get motivated. It's like I have super efficient Steph(she is good at cleaning or little projects), and Lazy Steph(she just likes to sit on the couch and read or watch tv).

Really the only other things I can say are that we got married in Feb '08, and Paul has lived in Lacombe, LA his entire life! It will be fun to see how all the moves work for him! I was Born in Bogalousa,LA(near slidell) and raised in Gilmer, TX. If anyone asks where I'm from i"ll first tell them TX! I am kind of excited about this whole Army thing because I always wanted to travel and see places. I want to actually finish school for once and maybe now will be my time to do it. I don't have a desire to get a big degree I just want a little accounting degree!

I'm excited to do this now while Mason is young so we can get our bearings first with out having to worry about how this will all affect him. I think I need to invest in some training courses for Oliver though cause he is a handful!

Anyway, Just thought I'd Share!!

xo, Steph

Monday, May 4, 2009

Ha hahaha!!

totally random post for a sec... My sister was watching Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman, and I think my favorite part of that entire movie is when Madea goes into the closet and is reading clothes and says " Who is do-say and Ga-bana? Who dat is?" Ha ha then she goes in to a fit and they destroy everything. The new wife comes in and says she's gonna call the police and Madea says, "Call the po-po I ain't scared of no Po-po!"

Ok, Back to normal!

When we went to the recruiter the other day, I just wanted to tell ya'll about it. I insisted on going with hubby because I have heard all these stories about them getting sucked in and signing up and not getting all the details. Well when we went in, the guy was totally nice and my husband had actually gone to school with him though he was a few years older. He really made me feel at ease and didn't treat me like I was unimportant he answered my questions just as well as hubby's. I still have a lot more questions and I'm hoping he won't mind me emailing him periodically after Hubby goes away.

I have been reading soooooo many blogs and online forums and message boards trying to get as prepared as possible. I think one of the hardest things will be when I finally get to move to be with him, I won't have my family support system I won't know anyone it'll just be me, him, Mason, and Oliver(the pup). I won't have a babysitter anymore. I don't work but there were times my mom could just come over and watch Mason for me so I could run to town really quick. i think it will be hard to have to lug the baby around everywhere just for a quick trip to town, or if I want to go try something new by myself I'm hoping there will be some sort of babysitting thing where I can just drop him off for an after noon or so.

On a funny note, I got a fresh food feeder thing from my sister in-law yesterday and tried it with Mason, I put some chocolate teddy grahams in it. He went to town he looked like he was covered in mud. Hubby was like this is the grossest thing ever and I had to give him a bath, then I saw a little later he still had some in his neck crease, haha yuck. Oh to be a baby, things are so simple for them!!

Well it's time to eat so, You stay classy San Diego.. ((Hahah good movie))

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Telling the Family

Well, hubbys family found out tonight. We were going over there to eat crawfish(oh so good) and they were a little upset cause he hadn't told them yet. His reasoning was that he didn't want to say anything till he had taken the test and knew what jobs were available to him. I can understand that part of it but I also want to say "I told him to say something when he started seriously considering it!"

Anyway, the baby is asleep and I'm tired too!! Enjoying life right now!

Doing the Waiting game

Well, Hubby goes for his ASVAB test on Wednesday. He has been doing a little bit of studying online, but you know it's been like 6 years since he was in school. That is the one thing I don't like about standardized testing, not everyone is a good test taker. Some take to long, or get to nervous. I'm not a bad test taker but I just have a habit of flying through things.

Anyway, he was looking at all the jobs last night and was thinking about being a nutritionist. He wanted to go to college for that because he used to be really big into working out and eating right. He did bodybuilding till he got to busy!

I think the worst part about everything right now, is waiting. I hate not know whats coming next or when it will be and so this whole experience will be something new for me and something I'll be able to work on because everything is unexpected with the army.

well, the baby is down for a nap so that means there is laundry to be done, oh joy. I don't know what he's gonna do with out me for training(or me him).