Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Pj day!

This last Saturday I HAD to go to walmart! I try to avoid this place and even more so when I have both girls! It was freezing and I didn't feel like doing anything but we were out of COFFEE and diapers, both of which we can not make it through the day without! So me being lazy tell Boo we are going in our PJs I really didn't want to dress myself much less 2 wiggly girls! Boo LOVED the idea of this! So we went in to Walmart Boo and I in out pjs and Boogie in her sleeper! Boo was happy to show off her pjs and I mean hey its walmart we fit right in!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

How La La Loopsy broke my bank!

Boo wants a LaLa Loopsy doll for Christmas! I looked at Walmart but they were out so I started looking on line. Well Loopsy is very popular because every store I went to online was sold out! I finally found this crazy little doll on Amazon ....I was soo happy to finally find little Loopsy until I saw her price! La La Loopsy went from $20 to 50 BUCKS! Guess what folks I bought it anyways!..I feel alittle bit robbed..jipped ...bambuzled AH the things we do for our kids! Spending money makes my want to shove a pint of chubby hubby in my mouth but that's a blog for another day!

Friday, December 3, 2010

A pink Christmas tree for Daddy's Girls!

How can I sum up a deployment? In 2 words IT SUCKS!! The first time Hubby deployed was to Iraq for 15 months, I didn’t handle it very well(that’s another story) Boo on the other hand didn’t really notice she was 9 months when he left and a little over 2yrs when he came home ….This deployment however is the opposite. I have learned how to get along with out Hubby around (although I do throw the occasional pity party) all in all I’m KINDA o.k.… BUT Boo is having a hard time missing her Daddy! At first she was ok thinking Daddy was just gone for a few days, then she started understanding. So Boo came up with her own ways of dealing with missing Daddy and one of those ways was screaming at helicopters …For some reason Boo got it in her head that Daddy is in the helicopter! When Boo sees a helicopter she jumps up and down while waving and yells “ Hi Daddy I love you I miss you!” the first time this happened It shocked me, but if it made my 3 yr. old feel better about this deployment O.K! So I have been caught many nights at Wal-Mart or where ever a helicopter might happen to show up jumping up and down waving screaming “ Hi Daddy we love you we miss you!” For all to see! So with this said I was determined to make Boo and Boogies(my 5 month old) Christmas special in its own way some how even if we are missing daddy! I had planed on getting a few hundred Army wives together to pull out our monstrous Christmas tree, But one day while wondering around Wal-Mart’s Christmas dept. looking for something useless to buy I spotted a mini metallic PINK Christmas tree! Pink is Boo’s very favorite color and she let out a squeal as soon as she saw it! Once I saw her face I knew this was the little something extra that could make this Christmas special …We had a blast picking out tiny glittery ornaments we even got a princess pink tree topper! Every night when I turn on our trees lights Boo almost explodes with excitement! Tonight after we turned on the lights of our pretty pink Christmas tree Boo looked at me and said “ Mommy Christmas is Jesus’ birthday” what a amazing gift God has given me ….proof that my 3 year old is NOT deaf !!!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Army wife…….. Mother of 2.……Self proclaimed emotional eater!

Today I found out my Grandmother has Breast Cancer. I was at the grocery store at the time of this terrible news my immediate reaction was like a reflex, I hauled butt to the candy isle where I opened a bag of dark chocolate truffles and shoved three in my face! It’s such a strange feeling to feel over whelming satisfaction and shame at then same time! I’m boxing my shadow here ..I’m at war with myself ! With a 3 yr old, a 5 month old, a husband that is deployed to Afghanistan and a fast food place on every corner in this God forsaken military town. I feel like I might be fighting a losing battle how the heck am I a self-proclaimed emotional eater going to expect myself to not emotionally eat when everyday is a emotional rollercoaster? So I started this right after the delivery of my 2nd daughter weighing in at a whopping 203 lbs my goal is to get to 130 lbs after about 5 months of spin class, yoga and fighting my urges to stop at McDonalds get 3 hamburgers and eat 2 before I get to where ever I’m going so people think I only got one (true story I’ve really done that) I am weighing in at 152 lbs and I have found that exercise and healthy food is not the way I’m doomed to live the rest of my life like I originally thought! Fresh food and a good work out has become a passion! While I still get hit with the over whelming need to shove my face in a cake when I get some bad news it’s getting better everyday…. I’m boxing my shadow and I’m winning!!
Rose Mary chicken and mashed sweet potatoes
What you will need:
7 Tbsp. olive oil4 sweet potatoes(peeled)
1 pkg. chicken breast
3 shallots chopped
2 tbsp. of fresh rosemary chopped

Lightly Salt and pepper chicken and simmer In a pan with 1tbsp. of olive oil until cooked through.
While chicken is cooking boil the peeled sweet potatoes until soft ,save about a ½ cup of the water and drain the rest mash the potatoes with a masher adding in the ½ cup of water saved from boiling ( I also add a little pepper)
In a different pan put the remaining 6 tbsp. spoons of olive oil, chopped shallots and chopped rosemary in a pan on med. Heat simmer and stir until shallots are light brown
Put cooked chicken and mashed potatoes on plate and spoon the caramelized rosemary mix over both and ENJOY!!