Surviving in a Male Dominated Household

Snakes and snails and puppy dog tails...

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Love Thursday....

Love is catching great video.... like this one.....


Tuesday, June 26, 2007


David already celebrated his birthday away from his family, and now its my turn to celebrate without him.

It makes me sad. My mother in law asked me what I wanted for my birthday. I said, "A hug from my husband." =(

I won't let this day get me down. I want to thank all of my friends who have sent gifts, cards and called. You are making this a lot easier on me.

Well, you guys, and random cat macros. They always make me laugh.

So I leave you with a few.


Friday, June 22, 2007

Funny Fhoto Friday....Beckett and David....

David and I adopted Beckett from my Aunt and Uncle when Beckett was 6 weeks old. He had an overbite (which is rare in cats) and the vet said its a good thing we got him from the farm, because he takes longer to eat than other cats. He probably wouldn't have lasted very long out there.

David named Beckett. His full name is "Samuel Beckett the cat". Beckett for short. Dave always wanted a "Samuel Beckett *insert animal type here*". Dave's favorite play is "Waiting for Godot". Hence the name. And yes, he's aware of Quantum Leap, but that's not who Beckett is named after.

Dave and Beckett are best friends. When we were at the apartment, Beckett would follow Dave around. We were conviced that Beckett was convinced that he was a dog.

I only have a few pictures of Beckett, but I did include one in Dave's picture book that I sent for father's day. He was excited to see Beckett again, and he just loves this picture.

So here's Beckett watching Dave eat he always did.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Love Thursday...Playing in Water...

Dave and I are both swimmers. We both love to swim. We haven't done it lately...but when we can, we race against each other. It's fun. That being said, Liam was destined to be a swimmer.

And he's already blowing bubbles in the water--being a former swim lesson instructor, this was really exciting for me because it is the first thing one must do when learning to swim...I was so excited that he wasn't afraid of the water!!

Last weekend, Liam and I went back to Glidden for Father's Day. Liam had fun with "Papa and Ma'am" (my dad and mom) and on Sunday, Uncle Tom, Crystal, Mitchell and Matthew came to visit! I pulled out the Cars water mat and they had a blast.

Love is seeing your son enjoying something that both you and your husband love.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

It's been awhile...

Hey all! I know its been awhile since I updated the blog. Such is life! Dave is still in the states and training. Liam's growing like a weed. Work is work and free time...well, what's that??

Between work, political and family obligations, I feel like my head is spinning in 5 million different directions. I know everyone wants to see us (Liam) and I know that everyone feels like they're being shafted on time with us (Liam) but we need some time too. So please, I know you want to spend time with us. But don't make me feel guilty for not spending every waking moment with everyone in the world. It's just not possible.

That being said, there was a great event at Sandy's Chiropractic Office yesterday. Bowman Chiropratic is offically open! Below are a few pictures of the office, taken by Diana Bowman (my mother in law).


Liam saw me getting adjusted...and, well, monkey see, monkey do!

I will try to be better about updating the blog in the future, I promise.

Friday, June 8, 2007

Words from a stranger....

I was having a bad day yesterday. A really bad day. Work was a mess, I was having a pity party for myself, it was just no good.

After work, before picking up Liam, I decided to "treat myself" to a bottle of Coke at the gas station between work and daycare.

I was walking out of the QT, thinking about my day and stressing. A hispanic gentleman,in his 50's I guess, said "Hi" to me. I said "Hi" back. He said, "How are jou?" I said, "Fine" and fixed my eyes to the ground as I walked out to the car. He said, "Beautiful jou."

And that made me smile. Sure, it was a little strange, but it brightened my day.

It's amazing what a few nice words from a stranger can do to one's spirits.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Totally Twisted Tuesday....A Military Family...

As you know from my previous posts, Dave and I both come from military families. Dave's grandfather's both fought in wars, his dad fought in a war, my grandfather fought...we're a military family.

Daycare had "dress up picture day" a few weeks ago and I thought it would be cute to take Dave's old uniform and dress Liam up. I was right. It was too cute.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Fhoto Friday....Love between father and son

When Dave was home for a few weeks before his deployment, Liam and I had talked about how "da-da" was coming home. Dave and I decided it would be best for me to pick him up at the airport first, then go to daycare to pick up Liam. It's not easy lugging a toddler through an airport and trying to get him to sit still while, this way Dave and I could have a few moments alone before picking up the little guy.

I brought my camera along, knowing I'd get some great shots of the guys. And I did.

Liam ran to me first (as I stepped into the room first) and I stepped aside so he could see Dave. He ran right for him screaming "DA! DA!!"

Liam would not allow Dave out of his sight...

And he kept touching him...maybe to make sure he was really there...

I can't wait to get more shots like this if Dave gets to visit...Liam sure loves his daddy...