Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Chris: Do you want to get married Friday??
Chris: Yes really.
But for some reason we didn't decide to go then, something came up and I really have no idea to this day what was more important, but that following Monday, we got married! Or it could have been on a Tuesday!!! AHHHH!!!
Anyway since the moment I saw Chris I knew just then that he was going to be my husband. The look in his eyes was so genuine. Not to mention he had the most amazing smile I had ever seen!! I won't get into how great his butt looks......ok well it is nice! LOL!! Enough about my hubby!! I just want to say that I am very happily married and noone will ever change that...I don't even look at other guys...unless they are The ROCK and maybe Wentworth Miller....just kidding. Babe if you are reading this, I am kidding. You know I like to tease.
I am proud to be an Army wife but most of all I am proud to be Chris' wife. He means more to me than anyone in the world (besides my children) and separating from him would break me to pieces even though I have those moments when I just want to leave....temporarily....then I am back to wanting to be stuck like glue. I don't want him to ever leave either...but in his occupation it is almost nearly impossible. I know when the time comes it will be very hard but I know that we will make it. Being an Army wife these past few years has changed me. I was that crazy independent person who always wanted to run and now I am that crazy independent person who wants to stay, and lucky for me my husband accepts that craziness. He accepts me for me. Noone has ever done that. He accepts my flaws and he loves to remind me of my perfections...perfections in his eyes of course. I can be me all the time too and not hide, that is what I love about our marriage. So far we have traveled the world together, he made many of my dreams come true (Italy*) and most of all giving me my two little boys and Kayla was a bonus!! We have gotten through worst times, sickness and in health and we vow to continue to do so.
To end this, I just want to say, Happy THREE Year Anniversary Christopher, I hope to so many more in our crazy life of ours, but again, it is a SWEET life and I wouldn't have it any other way. I love you my Bean.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
My Blog has changed, I was inspired and decided to change it all up. It will still consist of blogs written by me of course!! I wanted a new look and a fresh name so therefore it will now be called Mi Dolce Vita, yes it is Italian and NO I do not speak it!! It means "My Sweet Life." I love the way it sounds! I love the Italian language, so much that I plan on learning it so that if one day the hubby and I decide to move there, I will be able to communicate!! I have been slacking lately on posting new blogs as well as videos on my Youtube Channel, but I am coming back slowly as I rearrange my daily schedule at home....it is tough but I will get there. Having kids is challenging and being on a schedule where I get enough sleep to have enough energy the next day is hard!!! ENOUGH about that....let's talk about my improved blog...I changed it and I am happy with it. I may change the pictures often but for the most part I like it. I am navigating through it slowly and adding things here and there, but the one thing I have not figured out is responding to comments left on my blog...anyone please let me know how I can respond to my readers!!?? I would love to talk about HOT topics on here, you know those topics you hardly hear about in the military...the forbidden ones, of course without giving away names, ranks or dates!! Let me know what you think about the new look and name, oh and if you would love to hear about my travels I will be happy to share!!
Monday, July 18, 2011
More Space (larger home)
Her Own Bike
Zhu Zhu Pet
A stuffed Animal
Conversations with her Mother
A larger Car
Toys for her baby Brother
These are some of the things she wished she had at her mother's home. I am so upset over the fact that we help take care of Kayla when she is not here and she is missing out on so many simple things in her life. It tears me up completely that in 3 weeks I will be putting her on a plane back home. I mean, I have no say over any of the things that happen or don't happen in her life back home (with her mom). My husband and I have tried over and over to have these conversations with her mother and all we get is a hang up or no response. What else is there to do? Kayla has everything here and we wish she could be here with us all year around, but most of all I want her to be happy wherever she is. Kayla and I have an awesome relationship and I wouldn't change a thing about it....the only thing I wish I could do is change her life a little, for the better, but as a step-mom I have no rights....not even in court. I feel so helpless and all I can do is listen to my little girl and tell her that things will get better. I just don't want to make her any promises HER mother can't keep, how do I explain that? Has anyone out there ever been in this type of situation?? I am happily to be stuck in the middle but not happy that I can't fix anything. Kayla is an amazing and talented young girl that has gone through so much already in her life and some days I just wish I could just keep her here so she can have a great life, with no adult worries. She shouldn't have to worry about half the things that go on in her (home) life. She should be a kid, treated like a child and taken care of like a daughter. I am doing the best I can trying not to step over any boundaries. I wish her MOTHER could see what I see in Kayla. When her mother was questioned whether or not the parenting plan could be changed all she said was "NO, I am her mother." Alright that is fair right? I am a mother too and I know when your child needs you, you should at least give a damn. As a mother you provide for your child and if you can't, you go without as long as your child gets what they need. You make sacrifices...you sacrifice driving a sports car so that your child has clothes for school, you sacrifice that Coach bag as long as your child has food to eat.
I am sorry to have vented on here but some of it has been boiling up...I need your opinions and advice...what would you do?? And would you share all this with the Mother??
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
I have been trying to download youtube onto my internet explorer and it can't be found?? Is this a permanent thing or a maintenance day? Not sure but I am not freaking out at all as some people may be since they get paid by the website. I have not made it that far. I do love youtube don't get me wrong, but it is not my life. I mean some people have quit making videos for the fact that youtube pulled their partnership, or let me say their paycheck. I started my youtube channel to share information about the military and about thrift shopping along with saving money. I don't have many subscribers but I appreciate every single one of them. I find myself not wanting to be a follower at all and I suppose I could become a beauty guru but I have no idea where I would start. I love makeup and pretty things but that is not one of my passions. Thrift shopping is one of my passions. I love to thrift, it gives me a rush when I find something I like for a fraction of the regular price. But anyway, Youtube is down right now and that is just fine, no freak out for me. Totally Random Blog, it was either this or dealing with the stomach virus in my household, I probably would have grossed you out by that one!!! lol.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
When you think about Italy you might immediately think about The Leaning Tower of Pisa...or Pizza! I think about the Holy Monuments all over Italy and they are everywhere!! I enjoyed exploring Italy and its fountains. Did you know that Vatican City is its own COUNTRY!?? It is the smallest country in the world and inside it you can find a museum, their own post office and the Swiss Army. The only people who are allowed to guard the Vatican City must be Swiss and they must pledge to the Pope if they want to work there. I knew I would find metal detectors inside but I didn't expect to find elevator escorts. Oh yea and when you are on the way to Vatican City you will find many vendors selling you items like sunglasses and umbrellas. I suggest to talk them down on the price. I scored a 3 Euro Umbrella! Oh anyway, when you are on the way to the Museum itself you will find 100's of tour guides offering you to show you around. Beware you can get ear pieces inside with the tour that is way cheaper than to get a person to tell you the story. If you feel like getting a free tour, just jump right in with a tour that is already in progress!! THEY won't notice. Just kidding!!! My husband and I opted to research in the hotel everything we were planning on seeing so when we got there we could give our daughter the tour ourselves, we all learned together. Which made it more amazing to us. There is so much about Italy I am going to share, so these blogs will be ongoing!!! I hope you enjoyed this one and any questions about Italy, comment below!!! By the way Vatican City, is breath taking!
Friday, July 1, 2011
I highly recommend this series, it is full of suspense and family drama!!