Sawyer Austin

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Trick or Treat

Our Scarecrow and Mater

So Happy we got to share Halloween with Daddy :)

My boys :)

We all had such a blast this Halloween :) Great memories were made!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

SuperHero?? No No Army Wife!!

Long days, lonely nights, dinner alone, school functions, raising children and keeping the house from burning down are just some of many things I do being an Army wife. I know I know you say "well my husband works all day long and I have the kids, the house and all the other stuff to do. As this may be true at least your husband does come home, unlike ours that spend days, weeks, months and years away.

I by no means am trying to make anyone reading this upset, I just get so tired of seeing people on FB saying how much they miss their husband, and it's only been like a day or so. WOW!!!!! Wish we had those problems. Before you make your remarks like "you knew before getting married that this is what it would be like". That right there is why I always keep issues like this to myself. There is Ft. Lewis FB for the wives and they will rip you a new one if you say you miss your husband and I'm tired of doing this alone. HELLO!! Can't a girl just vent without getting her butt chewed out???

Sorry, that was my vent of the day. Felt good to say.

On a happy note went shopping today and saved a ton :) I do love me some coupons!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Army Friends= Family

When I got married to Michael and went to our first duty station I would always hear other Army families saying how much they truly loved one another and never really thought too much of it. Until now!! Michael has been gone now for close to two weeks and well it gets pretty lonely and boring. Back in April I was introduced to a very sweet yet shy Army wife. It may have taken us awhile to really open up to one another but now I spend more time with her than anyone else!! We spend our days shopping, coupon clipping and having lunch together. I have come to really care for her and her beautiful family. So back to what I use to hear about how military families become family to one another, I can say how true this is. My family back in PA are very much a part of our life even being as far as they are but no relationship is like the one of a Military family. You share so much of the same well everything! It's hard for some of my family to understand that. I guess I'm just having a moment!!!

I want to say Thank you to all the Army wives that have been so kind to not only me but my family :)

Monday, October 3, 2011

3AM and NO Power!!!!

There I was sound asleep (that Never happens) just before 3am and the alarms go off and the smoke detectors just keep beeping so loud! Scared the crap out of me. I look over to hopefully get some comfort from my husband only to find out he is still out cold. Nice huh! Good thing it was just the power going out and nothing major. I had to use my cell phone light to make my way down the dark hallway to the kids room. At this point I'm scared. There I said it, I'm scared of the dark!! To my surprise both the kids are still fast asleep too. Long story short the power was off until early evening. Xavier had a two hour late start which threw my day off. Can I just say how much I hate late starts. I will say I was now forced to clean my entire house, only taking me a good two hours. So Sekota and I sat in bed staring at the ceiling trying to make it through the day or until the power came back on! After our trip to the golden arches we came back to POWER!!! How do people live without it???? I'm sure they have very clean and tidy houses for sure. I'm thankful that it did come back on but I have to say I had a great time without it playing and hanging out with the little bug :) I sometimes joke to Michael about living back in the days with no power, but he would never make it. By the first 20 minutes he'd be already trying to eat his face!! He kills me.

Happy Monday :)

Friday, September 30, 2011

Fall is Here!!

If you no me I'm not a person who enjoys any month past August BUT I'm trying to be a better sport about it this year. I do love to decorate for Fall :) It's my favorite time of the year to decorate my house! I must say this year my house looks very cute. No really it does. Michael even gave me a compliment on it!

We're taking the kiddos to the pumpkin patch in the am. I think we're more excited about going than they are!! And who can forget Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks! So so good! If you haven't tried them you must!!

Happy Fall :)

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Seven LONG years ago I married a guy I hardly knew. No really we got engaged 2 weeks after we first saw each other! I guess it was love at first sight OR we both just needed dates to our wedding. These last few years have been filed with long deployments, 1 long hospital stay with Xavier, our 2nd son Sawyer passing away, a surprise pregnancy (Sekota), and a  ton of new homes. But not matter what, we went through it as a team. Michael was always and is always my rock and even in the hardest of times he somehow makes everything better. Some of the things we went through most couples won't go through in a lifetime of marriage. I feel so blessed to have him in my life and I'm so proud of all he's done not only for our family but for our country. Thanks Michael for a wonderful seven years and here's to many many more wonderful years to come :)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Long Days and Lonely Nights

Let the training begin. Today/tonight is just one of many that will be spent alone with just the kids and I. Mike hasn't left yet (not until October for YTC) but he has crazy dumb hours leading up to their training schedule. I try not to ever complain around other wives because we all know how much it sucks, the training and of course the dreadful D word. Deployment......yuck.

 Anyway back to my day, it was overall a good day. Went to Starbucks with a girlfriend then did our walk.  Came home after picking Xavier up from school to realize YAY we had 2 hrs of ABA I forgot about. That makes for such a long evening. Made a good dinner that no one else ate but me alone. Story of my life! I keep telling Mike that if we got paid over time, we would be RICH!!! But instead we are rich with love. I often daydream of Mike having a 9-5 and getting to eat dinner every night as a family. I don't feel like I'm asking much cause gosh knows I never get it anyway. It's the small things that I miss so much from my childhood that I really wish we could do as a family. Duty calls. Any who just needed to vent I guess if that's what you wanna call it???

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

First Day

Today was the day! I'm so happy to say that Xavier had a an awesome first day :) that's my baby!! Michael was able to take the morning off to go along with us to drop him off. He was so excited when we got into his room. Mike got a high five and I got a kiss!! He even kept his glasses and shoes on ALL day! If you know Xavier that is always a struggle. I'm just so proud of him.

I gotta say as much as I did miss him and always thought to myself what's he doing now like 500x during the day, I had a great day with Sekota! I finally was able to meet up with a friend and go on a long walk. It felt great and there is no guilt :) So everyone won today, and I'm sure he's already to go back!!

He was getting tired of the waiting!!!!

Happy 1st Day of School :)))))

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

6 yrs of wonderful

Tonight was open house for Xavier and I went with a smile on my face and left with tears in my eyes :( I just can't seem to wrap my head around the fact that my little baby will be in school ALL day long. Although we had a great meeting with his teacher and I'm very excited for him to take this next step it's still a very hard pill to swallow. I feel like I'm choking on it to be quite honest with you.

As we're having the meeting she said well I'm sure he's gonna do great come TUESDAY! That right there is a red flag. His class wasn't suppose to start until the 8th, so I still had plenty of time to cry and feel bad for myself. Now he goes to school in like 5 minutes!!! I can't breathe!!! Hold Please....................................................................................................................................................................................................

being a parent IS not for the weak!! I know I'm a baby, well this is my blog and I'll cry if I want to......tear tear.  At one point in the meeting I so bad wanted to throw in there "oh yeah BTW if anyone hurts my baby or does anything I'll kill you"! Too much??? Listen I know as parents we all have those feelings of protection for our young but man it seems so hard to send my little guy off to school that is still nonverbal. I have to just pray and know that when I can't be around to protect him that God is always with him. That definitely helps me but still wish I could be a fly on the wall.

So to sum this all up these past 6 yrs with my baby have been the best. I was never ever in a hurry to see him go to school or ever get older than 3 but such is life. So come Tuesday I'll have my tissues, chocolate, and yes potato chips and I'm throwing one heck of a pity party.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Holy Cow!

When the hubby got home I took my happy tail back to my wonderful bed and passed out :) It was the best two hours of sleep. I got up took the dogs to pee checked the kids and back to my room I went. To my surprise MY hubby not only did the dishes BUT also ran the dishwasher!!! He's spoiling me kids!!!! I asked him if he was OK?? his response yeah I'm just having a good day! Holla! Mind you we've lived in this house for a few months and I'm pretty sure that was only his second time in front of the sink.

On Saturday night I was even able to meet a friend to have dinner and watch The Help! Which by the way is a great movie. I highly recommend it. Man it just doesn't get any better than this kids.

I have been pretty lazy lately with my funny blog stories of my marriage so what the hay here's another from the Bucci volt.

It was Christmas '04 and I was pregnant with Xavier. Michael and I traveled to PA for the Holidays. On our last day we went with his family to his sisters house. OK so we were only married for 3 months at this time so we were still at the point where he couldn't keep his hands off me! We were in his sister's spare bedroom making out like a bunch of teenagers when at some point he said something so funny I did a #1 all over myself and the floor. Talk about being embarrassed!!! Although Michael was very entertained by this I was beside myself that I just peed all over her floor! I made him promise me like 100x please do not ever tell your sister what I did! Not as funny as others but still a good one in my books!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Coupon Run

Here's a picture of the items I got last night at Wal-Mart that I paid hardly anything for!

Pretty darn proud of myself for all that I got :)

And YES and I do wear big old lady boat pads thank you very much!!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Help Please!

I'm not sure what's going on with my comments but it won't let me comment back to anyone???? I can't seem to figure it out. So if anyone knows and would be nice enough to walk me through that, that would be awesome.

Speaking of awesome I'm awesome!!!! I was totally that lady in line with 50 coupons, and as I walked away the cashier apologized that it was taking too long. Well people behind me be jealous cause this wench saved a butt load tonight at Wal-Mart with lovely coupons:) I'll have to get my almost free things together and post a picture of what I got. This by far was my biggest trip and it was a little crazy! I had to be completly focused and stick to the plan!! I sound like an old lady. Oh well an old lady saving money! Holla!! My husband was a little not so sure of this whole coupon thing but now he knows I got skills!

Is there anyone out there in blog-ville who is also doing coupons??? If so what kind of savings are you having? Well it's time for me to go and take another look at all my free stuff before I hit the hay!! Night all :)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Last night I received a panicked phone call from my sister in law telling me my post yesterday was a bit too much. REALLY???? It was just a booger!

Any who just wanted to say sorry if it was too gross for you but not sorry I posted it! I think that is one heck of a funny story.

Please someone out there tell me you have some sort of hilarious story (maybe not a booger) just between your husband and yourself!!

Happy Hump Day

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Flying Booger

Here comes funny story #2 about my wonderful husband and yours truly!

It was winter 05 and we were staying at the Ronald McDonald house due to Xavier being in the hospital. It was Feb and Mike had to return back to his unit in Ft. Campbell KY. He was gone for a full week and it was really tough on me to be left alone so when he finally returned a week later we flew into each others arms. Here's where the story gets GROSS.

As our lips touched all of a sudden a big huge booger flew from his nose into my mouth!! You like that don't cha?!!! If you ever want to know what a booger tastes like, it's very salty...ha ha ha! He of course was laughing so hard people were looking all while I was trying my best not to puke. So there you have it folks just another day in the life of the Bucci clan. Oh it gets better stay tuned for more great, have a laugh and pee your pants stories from our marriage!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Only Sekota

Off to Wal-Mart I went today to get some great deals for body wash, tooth paste and soap!!!! Have I said lately how much this excites me!!!???

I'm standing in the check out ready to pay when Sekota my 3 yr old starts telling the cashier that his dogs have tails and we have "butt holes"...........then asks her in his sweet Sekota voice do you have a butt hole???? Talk about wanting to die!!!! First of all I have no idea where he got the butt hole word from. Thank gosh she thought is was cute and simply said yes (with a red face)!!! You just gotta love the things kids say:) Well sometimes!

Here are my items I scored for next to nothing at Wal-Mart today

3 things of Men's Dove body wash
1 Gillette body wash
3 things of tooth paste
1 6pack of dove body soap
1 dove deodorant

Score one for ME

Friday, August 5, 2011

Coupon Tip

I've been really doing alot of searching the web and finding the right coupon inserts to really to start saving money. Today I discovered my new favorite way of getting great coupons and just wanted to share.


So far today I got 5 different coupon orders and the best thing is I paid next to nothing with FREE shipping!!! I'm a very happy lady. In my hallway closet I already have half of one shelve full of things I purchased with coupons!!! Oh and another great way to get those great coupons you love is to just write a simply letter to whatever product you have to have. Like for instance I love dove products so I just write a very short letter telling them how much I enjoy the product and just like that coupons in the mail :) Easy enough. Let the saving begin ladies!!!

Happy Coupon Hunting

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Start the Countdown

How in the world is it possible that school will be starting in a month??? Xavier will be going to kindergarten this year (all day) and I'm pretty nervous, scared, dreading the drop offs and I'm just being a big baby about it! I know that's he's going to LOVE it but me not so much. it seems like such a long day, 9-3:35. Man when I went to kindergarten it was only in the am??? I think for at least the first week his world may be rocked a little but I'm sure he'll adjust well (better than me).

School shopping:

Holy cow, I went to wal-mart to pick up his list of school supplies that he needs!! It's like 500 things he needs. It has nothing to do with money but it's just crazy at the things they need that the school can't afford to supply. What happens to some of the families who really can't afford those lists in their budget??? Lets face it between new shoes, clothes and book bags that stuff adds up fast!

So be on the lookout on September 7th for a big cry baby blog cause this mommy is for sure gonna have red eyes before I even drop him off!!! :( sad face x100

My soon-to-be school boy!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Funny Story of us :)

I've been having trouble thinking of things to blog about so I decided to blog once a week about a funny story in our marriage!

First Date:

So Michael asked me out to the movies on our first date to watch Troy. I was so beyond excited and nervous and immediately went out to buy a new outfit. He called me before leaving his house for directions and I gave him pretty good directions to my house. It was almost time so I was looking out the window for him and as I was doing this he drove pass the house! About 5 seconds later he called and it went a little something like this: Michael: "hey MICHELLE I can't seem to find your house, what's the address again?" Me: ummmm.......awkward turkey....who the hell is MICHELLE???? my name is Nichole!!! he was silent pretty much the whole trip to the movies!!! I should have seen red flags going off but to this day I remember coming home and telling my mom that this IS the guy I'm going to marry!! Sure enough two weeks later he asked me to marry him!! No worries he didn't call me MICHELLE anymore but I love to tease him about it. Only Michael would do that. Other than the fact of being called the wrong name it was a perfect first date.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

My Husband

He's a lean mean Army fighting machine but beneath it all he's loves this girl :)

He's my best friend and a wonderful father to our kids.

He spoils me like no really I said wow we should totally buy a new truck and BAM just like new truck in the driveway!

He has very poor hearing (selective that is) but somehow he knows that little thing I told him the week before.

He goes out of his way to make me happy. Although I could use some feet rubs every now and then!

He may have called me Michelle on our first date but now a days it's nothing but sweetheart and dear.

He sleeps next to the window cause he's knows that scares me. I don't want to be the first one to get hacked if someone were to break in!

He (as we speak) is drawing up my very first tattoo design!! I'm pretty freaking excited about that one :)

He is the best husband and I'm so thankful everyday for him.

Friday, July 29, 2011


I've decided to plan one special activity a weekend for the kiddos to do. It rains here 10 months out of the year so I'm really trying to take full advantage of the gorgeous sunshine! Last weekend we took the kids to the zoo, which was fun for all of us. This weekend I have yet another fun trip planned to see more animals!

I think I may even go out of my comfort zone and let them play at a public place like chucky cheese. This will be the first time for my kids! That is a Bucci rule: no Bucci kids are allowed to play in play area like that. Hello! GERM CITY. I know kids get sick but if I can avoid it I try. So let the fun activities begin.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Dinner Help

I don't know about any of you but I feel like I cook the same dinners over and over again. I never get complaints but I'm getting tired of Tuesday night pork chops!! So my question is do any of you have any great recipes you would like to share with me?? I have a few cook books that I go by but just want something fresh.  Thanks :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Our Trip to PA

We packed up the kiddos and went home to PA for 2 wonderful weeks:) It was probably one of the best trips home! I got to meet my new nephew Jax Cameron (he looks just like me) and spend some great qt with my family. Mike and I even got to go camping alone for awhile before the boys joined us. Funny story while camping: they have a bath house where you potty and shower, on the first night I went up to use the restroom only to see a 60+ yr old lady completely butt naked at the door. It was  a sight to see and I didn't want to look but wow I couldn't help myself. If your wondering yes I saw everything including her "bird"!!!! All I have to say is I'm not getting old. I've made my mind up. So here are my top 5 favorite moments of the trip

1. naked lady at bath house

2. my sister in law and I getting chased down a dirt road by a big ford truck (you don't even wanna know)

3. holding and getting to feed baby Jax

4. comparing our "old lady butts" with my sister in law

5. watching the fireworks as a family

There are a ton more awesome moments but there were my favs!

Saying goodbye :( I hate saying goodbye, but I told myself even before going home that I wasn't gonna cry.......well I didn't until I got to the plane! So sad when your 5 yr old niece is crying and holding her arm out the window saying "don't leave Aunt Mole" about tearing my heart apart. Sekota cried himself asleep to the airport. He has really attached himself to all his cousins. That by far is my least favorite part about the Army but duty calls right Michael?!!

So I take all the memories and pictures from our trip and hold them tight. A year seems like forever until we see everyone again.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Travel Light??

How the heck do you travel light with kids??? Just not possible. I have 2 bags packed full (mostly kid crap, cause let's face it I wear the same things), and not done. My goal is to only have 2 bags so we shall see. We are leaving for the airport early Sunday am like 3 I'm talking. Which means no sleep for me. Weird! I have bubble guts just thinking about flying! It ain't for me kids. My husband just sits there and laughs at me all while I'm having a panic attack before we even take off. He does love me!

Next we have the good 'ol Army potty mouth! I get so freakin nervous when Michael gets around family cause it slips way too much. He was talking to me the other day about food and I lost count how many times the f bomb got thrown out. Keeping my fingers crossed he somewhat thinks before he talks.

I hate wearing a swim suite! I would rather have a my teeth drilled 100 times before getting in a suite. BUT I have mine packed along with tons of cover ups. No worries, I packed Michael's speedo! I for sure will take pictures! It's gonna be our Christmas card this year so watch out.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Summer Fun

My favorite part of summer is staying outside with the kids all day long and ending the night with a camp fire and of course s'mores! It was the first time the kids has them and let's just say they were a hit. Just wanted to share some of our camp fire pictures with all of you :)

He went through like 100 marsh mellows!                                                                        
Total mess, BUT so worth it :)                                          

                                        The "Boss" tending to the fire. 

Happy Father's Day to my wonderful, awesome, funny and brave dad! You have taught me tons throughout life and you are truly the best! To Michael B, what can I are everything to the kids and me. The boys absolutely adore you and look up to you. Thanks for being such a great daddy to our boys! All 3 of them :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Stress on Vacation

We are packing up and heading back to the wonderful state of PA in 3 weeks for 2 weeks! I'm so excited but feeling a little stressed. I feel like our arms are getting pulled in different directions (well just one really) to go here and do this and come see me. So I just wanted to say this is our vacation and I'm not letting anyone tell me what to do and when to do it. Words from my SIL made me look at things different. So thanks big Dan :) Any who I'm sure when we're home certain people will have their butt hurt but I'm willing to take one for the team. So here's to a wonderful vacation :)

On another note Xavier's school is over and I'm wanting so bad for the summer break to go as slow as possible. I'm not ready for him to be in all day kindergarten :(  I wanna cry thinking about it. Home school is sounded better and better!

My sister in law (Dani) is STILL with child. I'm pretty sure if she doesn't have the baby soon by the time I get home there will still be afterbirth on it. YUCKY So excited to finally know if it's a boy or girl!! Jax or Presley????

Hope all of you are enjoying the start to your summer :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Best Daddy Award

My kids have the best daddy! Let me just explain what he did for them.

We bought and picked up a decent size swing set for them on Sunday. Didn't get home with it untill 3, so we knew it was gonna be a long day. Befofe ho got started he made a promise to the kids that when they got up on Monday that it would be put together. With that being said he sure enough didn't break his promise! I got the kids ready for bed and tried to get him to come in for a break. No luck. Around 3am I heard some drilling so I looked out the window and there was my husband with only a little light from the deck and a light that went around his head putting the swing together still. Finally getting it finished at 4 just in time for him to leave for work! Crazy??? No just loves his boys and did not want to break his promise. So I can say that he really is the best!!

He went to work and they guys must have asked why you so tired? He told them the story, and they of course thought he was crazy. All he said was no I'm not a dead beat dad like you all!!! HAHA......he was joking.

Any who this Father's Day will be extra special for Xavier and Sekota's daddy :)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Rain Coma...for real!

I'm sorry about my crappy blog lately. But for those who don't know we live in WA, the the state that knows NO sun only rain. I swear I've been in a rain coma for the past few lie! I have to say it's been rough. Pretty sad when my kids are tired of painting (my kids LOVE to paint), playing in rice and I can only make so many macaroni necklaces! I call home and everyone is dancing in the sun and wearing summer clothes. Heck we still have the heat on! It's crazy. So with that being said I'm really going to start trying to do a better job with my blog. We'll see?!!

Start the countdown: July 3rd we're going home to PA for a visit! Holla! This lady can not wait. And best of all there will be a little baby waiting for "aunt mole" to hold :) So excited, already started to pack!

Happy Thursday :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Some days you just need your mommy. It's been one of those weeks that I'm really missing my parents. Sure I call home but they have been so busy lately all I hear when i call home is voice mail. Nice.......Sometimes I wish they would just stay at home and wait for my call. I'm very selfish when it comes to my parents. I have no problems saying it either. It's been rough to hear stories from home that my parents are hear with them and watching these kids. I'm telling you it's called selfish or jealous.....I want my parents all to myself. We're going home in July for 2 weeks and it's going to be awesome be at the same time I almost feel like I'm out of the loop since I live so far away (thanks Mike). I know that sounds crazy but it's how I feel. I'm trying to work on it.

On a great note my sister in law (big Dan) and brother are getting ready to have their 4th baby in about 5 or so weeks! I can not wait to get home and enjoy some baby Mickey love!!! Oh and spoil my other kids! yeah don't even get me started on the 4th baby! Crazy i tell ya crazy!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


I've been doing some online window shopping and just can't seem to find anything that I really like. I almost always shop at Old Navy and Gap outlet but for some reason I'm not finding anything. HELP! So my question is where do some of you ladies shop??? I see some pictures you post on your blog and FB and you all always look cute! So please help a sista out.

Please and Thank You

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Being Happy is the KEY

As you all know by now my 6yr old Xavier has Autism and he has 12 hours a week of intense ABA. I get phone calls a lot from the director of the program asking me a lot of questions about what I think is too much for Xavier. I've always said and will continue to say I will never be that parent who overwhelms her child with programs after programs not letting up. That's not my goal for Xavier. Sure I want him to learn and grow as much as possible through school and his ABA at home, but I feel sorry for all these children with special needs whose parents never seem to just let them be kids. It's so important for these kids to just be kids and be happy. Why push them so hard?? It really makes me sad for them. With everything we have going on with Xavier I'm very happy to say he's doing awesome and more importantly he's happy. That my friends is the key H-A-P-P-Y! It was nice to hear the doctor who I chat with on the phone about all this say I was a breath of fresh air! He always hears from parents who say they what more programs and can we please get more hours. I say to them please let them be kids. I understand they want help for their child but at what expense?? This is just my opinion and what we do/works for our son.

As you can see from the picture I have a happy Bucci running around :)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day

What a Mother's Day I had!! First Michael served me breakfast in bed then he took me shopping! I got so spoiled this Mother's Day, I guess he was making up for all the other Mother's Days he missed. How blessed I am to have 2 beautiful healthy boys to share it with. Although it was hard calling home to hear my mom's voice and not being able to hug and kiss her :( She is the most amazing mother in the world. She has taught me so much about being the best mommy I can be.

Just wanted to share some of my Mother's day gifts!

Finally getting some country up in here!

How awesome is this??!! I love me some Ikea!

It was a perfect day :)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Life as Home Owners

You can call me Nichole the weed pulling Queen! I pulled almost 8 full bags of weeds this weekend. A lot of people will say your nuts but I love doing that kind of stuff. I would so much rather do outside work than inside work any day of the week. Just thankful I didn't come across any snakes!! We have pretty much everything unpacked (thank gosh) and put away. Things are finally starting to look great. I even had a chance to meet a few of the neighbors! It's nice to be outside and as people walk or drive by they throw a little wave your way! At the last house some of the neighbors had big sticks up their butt. This has been a breath of fresh air :)

Oh and what a great weekend we had. I got to go to a party while Michael had both kids for several hours, and Sekota and I had our first play date today. He had a blast. As soon as we got in the car he said "mommy where them kids at"! So all in all I love the new house and excited to meet new friends for Sekota and me :)

Hope you all are doing fantastic! Enjoy your week.

Scout soaking up some sun!!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sneak Peak

All moved in and happy to say that 3 of the bedrooms are complete!! It's been alot of work but so much fun doing it. So here are just a few pics of the house.....the rooms still need the wall decor but haven't started that yet..maybe this weekend!

This would be our "under the sea room" (Xavier's room)

playroom (still has some work left)

*so i just noticed i didn't have my flash on so some of the other pics are too dark.....oh rats!

I have to say though I've missed my blog and wow do I have a something to blog about!! Only me I tell ya!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Take 5

I'm taking a break for only a minute to do my blog. I haven't been good about this lately but someone has to keep things in order. Man what a day it has been. Our electric was out all am so I couldn't clean and shower. We had people coming over to look at the old house and I was so pissed that things didn't get done. Sorry to them if they saw my husband's poop stain on the toilet, I just didn't get to it. Oh and your gonna love this, I had a van full of stuff I was taking to the new house so off I went. The new house has as ADT system and I thought it was off but with the electric jacked up the darn lights went off bells were ringing so what do I do but grab Kota and run to the van. Seconds later I heard cop sirens, are you freaking kidding me?? Thank gosh they didn't come to the house but it wouldn't have surprised me at all. So lets just say it's been one of those days were I just wanna dig a hole and stick my head in.

On a happy note Happy Birthday to my Uncle Tim:)

Breakfast of Champs :)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

My Corns Hurt!

Yes that's right I have corns and they hurt like a momma. We are officially in debt for 30 something years but who's counting. I picked up the house keys on Friday and the fun began. We bought paint (200 dollars later) and started at it. Can I just say man it looks good! I can't wait to post pictures when it's all done. It's safe to say that Mike has a painting job after he's out of the Army.

We're planning on the big move next weekend and it can't come soon enough. So all in all it's been a great weekend. Hope you all had a blessed weekend. I have to go so Mike can gnaw on my corns! yes that's right, that's how we roll. WORD

Monday, April 11, 2011


  I love coming across old picture of the kids! This is Sekota at 3 days old.

                                                       This is a picture of myself holding my sweet nephew Logan when he was 7months.

  This picture was taken on Xavier 3rd Birthday party and it was also the day Sekota came home from the hospital.

My brother "uncle Jay" holding Sekota:)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

14 years.......only 6 to go

This past week Michael hit his 14 year mark in the Army! All I can think of is holy cow we have 6 left! This makes me a very happy lady. It's been a crazy almost 7 year run so far being married to the military but I will say it has made (forced really) me an even stronger person having gone through all the crap we did.

So come on 6 years fly by:)

I'm pretty sure one of these days Sekota is gonna squeeze the poo out of poor Scout!

On another note I was on FB late Friday (I couldn't sleep) and was on a conservative page where this very left Liberal (if that's what you wanna call her) told me I was in a cult cause I was in fact a conservative. HA HA don't you just love the crap people say??!! No idea where she pulled that one out (I guess her booty) but I was very nice and didn't respond. So immature!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Man yesterday was one of those days that I felt like I yelled all day long at Sekota! Did you ever have those days??? He really is a good boy but dang if he listens to me. I lost count after how many times he was in the corner by 8:30 am! On our many adventures to Wal-Mart (this was today) I had to hurry up and go down an isle where no one else was and give his little arm a squeeze. Oh right like none of you have done that before! It wasn't hard but I had to let him know what the deal was. He learned.....Oh and thank you Wal-Mart for putting that dang car ride in the exit area only for my child to scream as we pass it. He knows the rules, we don't get on anything like that! GERMS! I'm sure it's just the age he's at and he will start being good soon. That's what I tell myself as he touches all the different candy bars when we are checking out or when he dumps all the pretzels on the table and says "here dayder (that's how he says Xavier) it's nack time!" He has my family all fooled! But none the less I love him more than words could say........had to put that corny mommy line in :)

Do any of you have these issues with your kids???

Here's hoping tomorrow will be less yelling!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Days

I was going through pictures yesterday and noticed that wow for a long time it was just Xavier and me. Pretty much as soon as we got married Michael started training. He was gone ALL the time, not even joking just ask my family. I'm pretty sure that everyone thought I was a single mom. As I look back I can't help but think they were some of the best times just Xavier and me. I know you think I'm a bad wife for saying that but when your husband is always gone it just becomes "normal" when it's just you and your baby. Just to make it clear I missed Michael like crazy everytime time he left but Xavier made it a little easier because I had him. Almost like a part of Michael was still with me.

Xavier and I had so much fun together. We went on many vacations, even spending some months in NC with my brother and sister in law. Some of those times are the best memories ever.

Then came Sekota!! Ha ha......He was a surprise but a great one. I spent last year alone with my boys as Michael was on yet another deployment. We made some awesome memories. They got to spend a whole year with their cousins and other family. Deployment is hell but I'm so happy that we got to spend that time with family.

Just my tink and I :)

Monday, April 4, 2011

What The Hay

I have a few things on my mind and just wanted to share.

This week is Spring break for my Tink and although I love having him home wth....When I went to school we Never had Spring break! I guess living in PA we were always making up snow days. I swear Xavier has had so many days off from school this year it's crazy. Seriously, they have off for everything. I guess I'm just jealous.

Another thing, I was watching soap net yesterday and every preview they had for the soap shows was really intense sex scenes! BTW I was watching One Tree Hill. Every time my kids came in the room I felt like I had to cover their eyes. I'm guilty I use to watch Days Of Our Lives but stopped watching a while ago. It's all the same. You could stop watching for a few months and still know what's going on. Junk I tell you all junk! I guess I'm just getting older?

My last thing.......question do any of you have any guilty pleasure TV shows you have to watch???? Well I do, it's Teen Mom. My hubby laughs at me but I gotta say I enjoy it. My favorite couple this go around is Corey and Leah hands down! They are too stinking cute!

Any who that's what's on my mind this wonderful rainy day. Happy Monday!

Even my dog gets spoiled! He gets cold very easy so I put a blanket in the dryer for him to cuddle in:)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Gone Too Soon

Early Saturday morning a friend from back home was killed by a drunk driver at the young age of 30. He left behind a fiance, a little boy and baby girl due in July. How sad is this? When I first heard about this I just started crying. This little girl not yet born will never know her wonderful daddy because of a drunk driver. He worked with my older brother, they both are chefs.

The drunk driver was also killed in the crash.

It's just not fair that this poor young woman has to raise her kids all alone and these children won't have their daddy to watch them grow up. My thoughts and continued prayers are with all the family.

Gone Too Soon

Friday, April 1, 2011

April and Autism

This is a special month for us having a child with autism. Xavier has opened my eyes to show much about loving life and having a great time no matter what! This is a little boy that for hours can watch a fan like it's his job and ya know what I wouldn't want it any other way! It use to bother me and I would always worry about what others thought or say. NO MORE.....In fact we often take him to Lowe's so he can see all the fans go at the same time. He's no different than your children:

he loves

he smiles

he plays

he cries

he has feelings

so I just wanted to say that if you know nothing about Autism I challenge you to find somethings out about it. 1 out of 70 children have Autism.  Oh and if your not wearing Blue go change your shirt!

Just a sweet boy!

My mom says that Xavier is her soul mate! (i think she's right) They have this great connection, he used to call her mom......

Pap's Boy all the way!

I told you he plays with toys!

He really does melt every one's heart:)

He's a good cuddle buddy!

Words can't even begin to say how blessed we all are to have Xavier in our lives!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Back to it

After I wrote about not doing my 365 project anymore I got a lot of comments/messages that people were disappointed that I stopped. REALLY! I have people that read and like my blog! Holla...So I guess I'm going to start back up. I gotta say it was fun always trying to come up with a picture of some sort.

On another note my sweet Sekota got a little taste of grossness today on the way to drop off Xavier at school. Just minding his own business (we were at a stop light) he saw 2 young guys holding hands and partaking in some pretty serious kissing. Now before you say anything I have nothing against gay people. Personally I don't believe in it but what ever floats your boat. But not happy now that my 3 yr old asked me mommy why they do dat?? (kota words not mine) I don't know, I'm am however happy my husband wasn't there or he would have broke it down to much for Sekota. How do you all feel about that??? What would you do if your baby saw 2 same sex couples making out?? I want to be real clear that this was not just a little kiss, it was border line soft well you know. way too much even for me. I was a little flustered. Something funny always happens to us, not even kidding! To be a fly on our wall.

I do love me some Bucci Boys!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Baby Steps

Off with the casts and one with the day/night braces. Xavier is such a trooper through this very long process of basically learning to walk all over again. This may sound crazy but in some way Michael has been able to see Xavier take his first steps (flat). Michael has missed so much of Xavier when he was little it's not even funny. When Xavier took his first two steps you could see in his eyes how proud he was of himself! He has a long road ahead of him learning to walk and PT but he will do it. Sekota being the great little brother that he is even helps by letting Xavier hold his hand while he walks. It is the cutest thing ever:) What can I say, my boys are awesome! I'm very blessed to have such great kids.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Check in please......

The past few days I haven't been myself at all, BUT I'm happy to say I checked back in today. After a phone call from the love of my life (Dani not Mike--hahaha) it made me feel a little better. However, I have stopped with the 365 project. I missed a few days and well just not into it anymore. I will be posting pictures here and there when I feel like it. Of course of the new house when we ever get moved in.

On another note, what's a mom gotta do to get her kids shot records??? I've been calling back and fourth and playing games. I guess I have to make a trip in-yay me. I'm pretty sure Xavier will be in 5th grade before I get them. Oh well what's a couple more years at home with his momma dearest?! Any who here's hoping all you lovely people have a great week.

P.S. Love you Dani
(no worries it's my sister in law and my hubby already knows where he stands!)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Angel in the Sky

Today marks the day 5 years ago of Sawyer's passing away. I always dread this day but am so thankful that my wonderful husband took yesterday and today off so we could spend it together. We haven't been together for Sawyer's birthday or this day, so it means the world to me that he's home. Thank goodness for him being home because I totally lost it today. In the past I never was able to let the tears flow or even scream because I had to take care of the kids alone. So today I did just that. I stayed in bed until noon then basically made myself get up and put a half smile on my face in front on my kids. We had to take Xavier to get new shoes for his braces (that will be another blog) so I had to get myself together for that. Thank gosh for sunglasses.

We got home later, I tried to eat but just wasn't that hungry so I made my way to bed at 5:30 and stayed until 8. I wasn't a good mommy at all today but I just needed to be away from it all. I think I was able to let it all go cause Mike was here. I never had that before and so the tears continued to fall. I've completely shut down to all around, I call home and put a smile on but deep down my heart is breaking. It's just not fair that I had to say goodbye to my sweet baby. WHY???? Five years later and the pain still feels very fresh.

My sweet little Sekota told me today that he didn't want Sawyer in the sky anymore. Talk about tears! We let the kids send balloons in the sky for Sawyer and my grandma said it best, when we finally are in heaven Sawyer will be waiting with a hand full of balloons. I'm so looking forward to that day!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Last Week

We took Xavier to his weekly appointment and were told one more week. Although it would have been great to hear that this was the last week, we're shooting for 20. He's at a 15 as of today and by next week it will be at 20 I just know it! Sekota picked red for Xavier to wear, so red it is. What a long couple of weeks with the casts on but wow my Xavier did so awesome. Through it all I swear that boy Always has a smile on his face. He's my sweet and perfect Bucci boy.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Tick Tock

You gotta love nights when it's after 7 and still no hubby.......poop

Weigh In Day

Jumped on the scale today and lost a pound since last Monday. I was hoping for more but I read that a healthy weight loss is 1-2 lbs a week so i guess I'm doing good. It feels so good to eat better and get in my workouts on a daily basis. My old booty is coming back one lb at a time. Anyone else out there trying to shed some lb's??? If so what's working for you?

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Found One

After a lot of looking around and asking people I finally found a primitive/country store! We went to downtown Sumner and there it was. Momma like! We made our way to the store and only after 5 minutes of looking around we had to leave:( One kid had tracks of chicken nuggets while the other kid peed needless to say I must go alone. At least I finally found one. Next time I go i'm pretty sure I'll be spending an entire paycheck. WHAT??? That stuff was too darn cute.

So ever notice how long it takes you to get your kids out of the car and into a store (like 20 minutes for me) and only stay for a few minutes??? Why even bother right?? I have two kids one that can't walk right now and the other that won't stay close, my bag and as I look back Mike has empty hands. What the heck is up with that?? Oh well it gets us out of the house for 5 minutes. Such is my life.

And that's what he thinks about that!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Great Day

Today was a great day! Hubby had off all day, we had lunch and went shopping. Perfect day. I'm a lucky lady to have such a wonderful husband.

Can you see it??? I already have some flowers starting to pop! Time to change my flag =)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thoughts for Thursday

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

*I swear if my dogs have one more "fishy fart" I'm giving them away! Trigger had one the other night that got all over Xavier---it was GROSS. If you never had the pleasure to experience a "fishy fart" consider yourself lucky!

*I have to go back to the dentist in the am to have another mold done-so not looking forward to it. In fact I have bubble guts just thinking about it. Blah

*I can not stop watching HGTV--it's bad

*I wish I would have married someone on the food network channel---

*Yay my hubby has off Friday...Holla

*Just got a stack more of papers to sign for the house! Will it ever end??

*super proud of myself so far, my diet/workout this week has been going great.

*I need some peace and quiet

*trying to think what hair color to go next......any thoughts??

Have a fantastic weekend all =)

Isn't he cute?!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011