Sawyer Austin

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 :)))))