Thursday, January 30, 2014

Living Paycheck to Paycheck

If you're a military spouse, you might agree that shopping on payday is just about as close to hell on earth as you can get. Up until we moved to Hawaii, it actually didn't bother me too much. Mondays used to be my grocery shopping day so whether it was payday or not, I'd be at the commissary getting my shopping done. In Hawaii however, because the prices at the on-post tend to be much cheaper than those around the rest of the island the commissary is where all the cool people shop, and payday is a freaking mad house. I'm talking about the check out line wrapping all the way back to the frozen section. You could spend longer waiting in like than it took you to shop through the store and fill up your cart. Trying to shop while surrounded by a mob seriously overwhelms me, so r
ecently, I came up with a solution.

Two paychecks back, I started shopping on the day before payday. Let me tell you, it has made a huge difference. You see, once you start cutting it so close to the next check, many families simply don't have the funds to go out and make huge grocery purchases, so the stores are empty. This is especially true in certain months where because of weekends/holidays and the deposit schedule that some banks have, there can much more than just two weeks between each check.

The first time I tried shopping before payday, the store was dead silent (except for V whining) and the aisles were more or less people free. When it came time to check out, there was not a single person in front of me. That's never happened to me in Hawaii! Never! The second time shopping this way wasn't quite as quiet, but it was nothing like the usual mess that the commissary is. 

Although it's been slightly difficult to come up with a shopping list and avoid the commissary between pay periods, somehow, I've managed to make it work. The last meal plan I made was for 17 days. I went really in depth and made sure that there were enough breakfast, lunch, and snack items on the list as well, so that I wouldn't have to pop into the commissary for anything. I went as far as making sure that I stocked up on enough diapers, because they're cheaper at the commi than the PX. 

Overall, I'm extremely happy with how my new shopping technique is working out. The total amount spent on each of the two trips has been just over $200, which for me is great, considering before this, I was spending close to $150 per week. 

Does anyone else shop this way? Or do you just avoid shopping on base completely?

Love, Alex

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A Day in the Life of an Officer's Wife

There are several search topics that often bring visitors to my blog. The most popular topic is a recipe for dry foam shampoo for a Kirby. The second relates to being an officer wife. Many times it's the general, "being an army officer wife" and occasionally, it's the "enlisted vs officer army wife".

Although my husband was enlisted prior to us being married, I really don't know what that side of life is like, but I imagine it's relatively similar. My sister is married to an enlisted Marine, and I'm pretty sure we still lead rather parallel lives. I feel like I do the same things as my friends who are married to enlisted Soldiers. Most stay at home moms/wives have the same routine, right?

So, to give you an idea of what it's like to be an Army officer's wife, here's a break down of my usual day-to-day. Let's start from midnight, shall we.

0330: Hubster's cell phone rings. I have to roll over and kick him to wake him up, because he sleeps like a hibernating bear. Some idiot got a DUI or beat their spouse.

0430: I'm still awake. It always takes me forever to fall asleep. I think about playing Candy Crush or logging on to Facebook to see what people on the mainland are up to, but I know it'll keep me awake for the rest of the morning.

0600: I think I fell asleep about an hour ago. The alarm is going off for PT. If the alarm didn't wake me up, the sound of water running in the bathroom will. Hubster shaves, gets dressed and kisses me goodbye. I'm lucky to go back to sleep.

0715: The first minion makes her way to my bed. I pretend to be asleep in hopes of convincing her to lay down quietly with me. It doesn't work. 

0720: The next one shows up. They fight over who gets to be on which side of mom. I continue to lay motionless

0800: I get out of bed. If V has school, I get her dressed, attempt to make myself presentable and head out the door to drop her off. If there's no school, I attempt to get the girls to eat breakfast, which usually consists of either toast, waffles, or cereal. The Toaster Strudles are reserved for me, but sometimes they trick me into sharing. 

0900: I send the girls off to watch Disney Jr or Lilo & Stitch on Netflix for the 5726393th time. I sit down with a cup of tea and make an effort to read some blogs or news or Facebook.

0930: My daily "Don't Die" alarm goes off to remind me to take my blood pressure pill and prenatal vitamin. I snooze it four or five times before I actually get up and take them. I get annoyed that the snooze is for nine minutes instead of some multiple of five. 

1030: The housekeeper hasn't shown up, so I guess I should do something. Sometimes it's cleaning bathrooms, sometimes I do dishes, occasionally I consider folding laundry. Normally the clean clothes piles up in a basket. 

1200: Lunch time. Hubster usually comes home around this time for about an hour. It's nice since he never came home for lunch when we lived off-post. On the menu: a sandwich or leftovers. The kids normally have something along the lines of pb&j, mac and cheese, chicken nuggets, or mini corndogs. If I'm feeling adventurous, I'll include some fruit with their lunch too. 

1300: <- That's 1pm. Hubster heads back to work. I try my hardest to get the girls to lay on the couch with me for a nap. I repeat, "c'mon guys" no fewer than 300 times while scratching little backs. If V is at school, sometimes I can manage to get Adri to lay down with me. If they're both home, there's no chance in hell of that happening.

1400: I've given up. Let's go outside and play in hopes of everyone going to bed early. Adri usually manages to step in poop somewhere.

1600: My alarm goes off to remind me to pick up my kid from preschool. I have this alarm set just in case I happen to be napping. That's probably not the case though.

1700: I haven't heard from our personal chef in a few years, so I guess I'm on my own as far as making dinner tonight. I look up a recipe for whatever is on my meal plan, and follow it loosely. And by loosely, I mean I see which main ingredients I need and don't worry about the weird stuff like thyme. Do people actually measure these things out? Every now and then, I'll text my sister and ask her how she makes certain thing.

1830: Occasionally, Hubster is home by now. We sit down to eat dinner. Normally, the girls eat what we're eating. Sometimes I leave the meat part out to avoid fights. V doesn't like real meat. She's all about the nasty processed stuff, but I know better than to try to get her to eat some baked chicken breast.

1900: We're still at the table. Dinner turns into a fight just about every night. I beg the girls to eat their food. If they don't eat, I feel guilty that they're going to bed hungry. If they finish, they can have dessert. If not, there's no dessert and no snacks.

1930: Bath time for the children. This is pretty easy. I wash them for all of five minutes, and then fill up the tub with bubbles a watch while I crush candy.

2030 (8:30pm): Ideally, it's time to put Adri in bed. Some nights I have to sit there with her for half an hour rubbing her back. Most of the time, I get tired and tell her that I'm going to bed. Usually she stays in bed. I go back to the couch and watch TV with the husband and V.

2200: Bed time for the rest of us. Around this time I have to convince V that it's time to go to sleep. She's afraid of the dark, but I've learned that she's ok if there's a night light in every electrical socket in her room. Hubster is asleep within five minutes of hitting the mattress. It takes me 20 times as long.

And then the cycle repeats itself over and over again. Somewhere during the day I'll change a few diapers. The dog will get fed. Someone will call at an inconvenient time and I'll either ignore it or just miss it all together. I get on social media. A lot. Sometimes I stalk OSMW, because it's funny.

On the weekends we go to the beach or hang out with friends. I avoid the commissary at all costs on pay-day. I've never read the Army Wife Handbook, and I definitely don't think I have the toughest job in the Army. I have a tattoo. I like to drink bottles of wine (when I'm not pregnant). I've purchased things for cheap off of the buy/sell/trade Facebook pages.  I enjoy being involved in the FRG and meeting the other spouses from my husband's unit, regardless of their Soldier's rank.

I find that pretty normal. I think it's safe to say that as spouses, we go through the same things, whether our Soldier is enlisted or an officer.

Love, Alex

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Friday, January 24, 2014

That Time a Tornado Blew Through Hawaii

The weather has been a tad wild on Oahu lately. It's been super windy, the waves on the North Shore have been extremely high, and just the other day, a tornado blew through my kitchen. If you remember, I like my natural disasters to come with advance warning, so that I can prepare, and let me just say that I was not at all prepared for the mess left behind. It was scary.

The movers dropped off all of our belongings on Monday. At first, we had asked them to unpack the kitchen boxes, but since it took them so long to get everything inside of the house, we just let them leave without worrying about the kitchen boxes. That was a huge mistake on our part.

Since we only unpacked a few kitchen items when we moved from Georgia to Missouri eight months ago, I completely forgot the amount of crap that we had sitting in boxes. Holy hell!

When we first got married, Hubster and I were simple people.. We lived in a small apartment with a small kitchen. We didn't have half of the kitchen utensils that we have now, and somehow, we survived. Then we bought our first house and started entertaining and having people over. I'm pretty sure that's where we went wrong. We started buying serving platters, fancy gadgets, and high-tech machines. We had a huge kitchen, and plenty of space for it all.

Together, we decided that we probably wouldn't be doing much entertaining in Missouri, since we'd only be there for six months. That was partially true. I think we had people over for dinner three or four times in the last month we were there. Still it was fine. I managed without every kitchen tool known to man. And while I was managing to get by, I completely forgot about the boxes on top of boxes in our garage loaded with cooking supplies.

And now we're living on post in Hawaii. I have to admit, it's a really nice house, and we have a decently sized kitchen. Still, it doesn't compare to the size of our Georgia kitchen, and I'm having a hard time finding locations for everything. For about three days, we had all of the homeless wine glasses and serving dishes just hanging out on the island. Thanks to a gigantic closet in our laundry room, the majority of the eyesore has been hidden away. I plan on attempting to sell a couple of items, because after all, who needs a regular coffee pot when you have a Keurig?

Now, we have the rest of the house to work on. The kitchen has taken about a week. I'm scared to see how much longer the rest of the boxes take. 

I'm curious to know your unpacking experiences. How long does it take you to get the entire house put away and settled?

Love, Alex

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Single and Ready to Mingle

Sorry to disappoint guys, but I am still very much taken. Today, I'm actually linking up over at Kelly's Korner in hopes of setting up a dear friend of mine.

I met Suzanne through blogging, maybe a year ago. She's a Carolina girl, so back when we lived in Georgia, we had hopes of getting together. Now that I'm in Hawaii, I'm sure she wouldn't mind a trip to paradise. 

Suze is the baby in her family at 20-something. She has a dog named Kate, and two adorable little nieces who she enjoys spoiling.

Like the true Southern girl that she is, Suze loves God, America, and sweet tea. How could you not like her already? Add to that her love of football, and she's definitely a winner! Last year, Suze helped me out by sending some baked goodies to my friend and his unit which was deployed in the Middle East. Her Papa served in the military during WWII, so she stands behind our troops.

My friend has had some rather interesting dating stories lately, so creepers need not apply. Suze is an extremely loyal and caring person, who is willing to relocate. And if you're lucky, she'll cook and share her wine with you.

Feel free to email me if interested, and I'll forward her your info! (:

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Snow Day

I was 25 the first time I saw snow. The girls are still toddlers and have already seen it twice. Sort of..

The first time we saw snow (Yes, we. The girls and I both experienced our first snow at the same time) it was mostly from a far. We were at a wedding in New York an mainly just drove through it.

For our second experience with snow, we actually got to get in there and play with it. Veronica's preschool brought in a truck load of ice and the kids got a chance to explore for a little. Although it wasn't on her normal class day, the three of us got to go and participate anyway in this fun event.

The school provided buckets and shovels for the children to play. One of the teachers also helped V and a few others  build a little snowman.

The girls had a great time, but in true Southern fashion, they complain that it was too cold. I was a tiny bit proud. I was so happy that the school put on this event, and I'm looking forward to everything else that they'll do in the next few years.

Love, Alex

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Today is the Day!

Wahoo! We are finally getting our household goods delivered this morning! It's been just over three months since we've had our stuff, and we will be reunited in a matter of a few hours. I seriously can not wait.

I can't wait to sleep on my own mattress, which isn't wrapped in plastic. I can't wait to snuggle up and watch TV from our couch. I can't wait to ditch the 19 inch TV for one that isn't easily blocked by Adri's gigantic head.

I've been debating which boxes I want to unpack first, and I'm pretty sure it's going to the kitchen gear. I've missed using my KitchenAid. After cooking on crappy cookware, I realized that I took having good quality nonstick pots and pans for granted. I'm looking forward to having more than four place settings, and not having to wash dishes after practically every meal. It'll be nice to have oven mits, and not have to use my only kitchen towel to pull hot cookie sheets out of the oven.

Pretty soon I'll be able to open my Etsy shop back up. I've missed crafting so much. I might even get around to finishing the scrapbook that I was making as Hubster's welcome home gift. You know.. For that deployment he came back from a year ago..

Cross your fingers that everything goes well for us. The original email that Hubster got said we were getting 2300 pounds delivered today. The delivery guy clarified and said it was more like 8000, which made me feel much better. Hopefully there won't be any issues, especially since it is a federal holiday, and I'm not sure there will be anyone available to help us.

Hope everyone has a wonderful week! I can't wait to share what our furniture filled house looks like!

Love, Alex

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014


I'm pretty uninspired lately, so thanks Eloquent Rambles for the inspiration..

I am currently resolving to continue with my goal to do better this year. I'm not failing miserably yet, but I'm not as on track as I'd like to be..

I am currently anticipating our stuff being delivered next week! Hubster was finally able to speak to a person from the moving company yesterday, and they said it should be here on Monday. I don't 100% believe them, but lets all keep our fingers and toes crossed.

I am currently eating Lucky Charms with my little animals. Be jealous. Unfortunately, they got to the box sometime while I wasn't paying attention and picked out most of the marshmallows.

I am currently making not a damn thing. I can't tell you how excited I am to get some of my housewife appliances back next week. The first few things that I plan on unpacking are my KitchenAid stand mixer, Cricut, and sewing machine. It's been far to long since I've cut paper.

I am currently remembering all of the things that I need to do today. We've made a bit of a mess with our stuff all over. I need to clean up, get some loads of laundry done before they take our loaner machines, move the stuff that we're getting rid of.

Linking up here.

Love, Alex

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Weekend Rewind

Thank you all so much for all of the sweet comments in response to our baby announcement. I am very slowly getting around to responding.

The husband got to join me at the hospital on Friday for one of my two appointments, which was nice. Especially since the girls were in tow.

My first appointment was the physical with my OB. The appointment was scheduled for 10:45 am, and at 11:30 am, panic set in. The girls were in a daycare down stairs, however the daycare breaks for lunch from 12:00-1:00 so they needed to be out of there by then. I knew there was no way I'd make it in time, so I ran down stairs and brought them back up with me before being called back at noon. Normally, I would have been annoyed, but sitting alone in the waiting room for an hour and a half was glorious! There were some other ladies waiting for the same doctor, and they commented that he was totally worth the wait. They were so right.

Aside from being called "kiddo" a couple times. I completely loved my doctor! He was really kind and patient with V and Adri, and even tried to explain stuff to them in terms that they could understand. He did a quick ultrasound, and even showed the girls where all the little body parts were on the baby. Lucky for me, I'll get to see him every time, which is usually pretty rare in military hospitals. Yay for being high-risk! And because he's a doctor and all, and not very good with numbers, there's a possibility that he might slip up and accidentally give me my maternity parking pass a few weeks early. Oopsies.

Hubster got there late, and was waiting in the waiting room. When we were all done with the appointment, we went down stairs for lunch. Because the first appointment was running so late, we had just enough time to eat, drop the girls back off at the daycare, and then make it back upstairs for my ultrasound...which was also running late.

After waiting another 45 minutes, Hubster and I were finally called back to see our littlest munchkin. It was a busy little creature and kept moving it's legs and arms all over. Even though this is my third go around, I didn't realize that there were little appendages this early on, but there are! Towards the end of appointment, after confirming that I was exactly 12 weeks along, the ultrasound tech asked if we were interested in knowing the gender of the baby. She said it wasn't guaranteed, but even at this stage of development, there are indicators. EEK! We'll have to wait until the 20 weeks appointment to know for sure.

On Saturday we walked the big mall with some of our friends. I was finally able to buy the only pair of shorts currently on the island of Oahu. Before coming here, I figured you could find shorts year-round at every store, but that's not the case at all. Currently, there are plenty of sweaters and jackets available, and I have no idea why. Miami doesn't even do that, and they actually have cold days.

My neighbors hosted a yesterday, for the neighbors to get to know each other. It was a really nice event, and it was nice getting to know everyone who lives on our block. So far, I have really enjoyed living on post. In the past, I've never had neighbors introduce themselves, much less host a get together for all of the neighbors to mingle.

All in all, a very exciting weekend for the four and a half of us. Today I am going to attempt to put together a good shopping list, and see if I can get my grocery shopping done for the next two weeks. The commissary is normally packed to the brim, so I'm going to try my best to do all of my future shopping on the day before pay day. Hopefully, some advance planning can save me from waiting in line for half an hour.

Love, Alex

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Friday, January 10, 2014

We're Having A(nother) Baby!

Yes friends, I have joined the ranks of Kelsey, and soon enough will also be a mommy of three. Kinda of scary, right?

We've known for a little while now, but I finally had an appointment on Tuesday, where I got confirmation via ultrasound. Today I go back for another ultrasound to confirm the due date, but according to nonscientific calculations, I should be exactly 12 weeks today and due July 25, 2014.
Currently, I'm feeling pretty good. I get extremely tired in the early afternoons, but other than that, I can't complain. I was feeling pretty nauseous for a couple of weeks while we were still in the hotel, which was not pleasant at all, but that's all passed. Thankfully!

Unlike my two previous pregnancies, I was automatically tossed into the high-risk category for this one, because of my blood pressure issues. After meeting with my doctor on Tuesday, I found out that I'm not really high-risk, I don't really have blood pressure issues, and he wasn't even sure why I was started on blood pressure meds to begin with. Oh well!

The doctor assured me that high-risk pretty much only meant I'd receive some extra special attention, and that he wasn't overly worried about my condition. Since I'm considered high-risk, I'll probably have appointments every two or three weeks versus every four to six weeks, and for the last few months I'll have to go in twice a week. The only thing that worries my about that is that the hospital is a tad far, and the parking (as with everywhere else in Hawaii) is kind of ridiculous. So far, I haven't had any issues though.

Don't forget to sign up for the Valentine's gift exchange!

Love, Alex

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Back to School

Hallelujah! I finally went and got V enrolled in a daycare/preschool. We spent this morning over there hanging out so that we could both get an idea of how the class works. It took me a while to choose a school, because honestly, none of them were quite like the school she went to in Missouri. After spending some time in the classroom though, I definitely feel like we made the right choice.

Although the school isn't as academically focused as I would like, after observing, it does seem like they do a lot of learning focused play. There was a bunch of cute art hung up around the classroom, which means that soon, the walls of our home will decorated as well.

Since living in Hawaii is expensive as hell,  we only put V in school for two days. We'll see after a couple of months if we can afford to have her in school more frequently. We now receive a cost of living allowance, but since we live on-base, they take all of our housing allowance money. Adri is going to have to start going to school eventually also, which should be interesting, financially at least. That's a whole 'nother story though..

Maybe I should have put Adri in school and kept V at home with me. These terrible two's are awful!

Love, Alex

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Will You Be My Blogintine?

I'm excited to announce that Jen from Beebee Belly and I have teamed up to bring you a fun little Valentine's gift exchange, Will you be my Blogintine.

Bloggers will be paired together to send each other a little thoughtful valentine. The spending limit will be $10, which eases a bit of the pressure especially just after the holidays. January 31, is the deadline to sign up, and matches will be announced through Elfster on February 1.Then it's up to you to get your partner a cute little Valentine's gift.

Elfster gives participants the abilities to make wishlists, which should make it a tad easier to find the perfect gift for your Blogintine.

You can follow along with what is going on with the exchange and join here. It should be a fun time and a great opportunity to meet fellow bloggers.

Love, Alex

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Monday, January 6, 2014

A Special Holiday Touch

I was provided with a complimentary Hickory Farms product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.

I think it was rather obvious that I was not in the best of moods around Christmas time. Things with our move were not going as planned, and it turned out that our household goods were not going to make it in time for me to decorate the house for the holidays. Instead of focusing on the fact that my family would be celebrating Christmas in Hawaii for the first time, I was lamenting the fact that we had bare walls.

Against my better judgement, we had our friends from Missouri over on Christmas Eve for dinner. Hubs and I love entertaining, but without all of our cool kitchen gadgets, it felt less like entertaining, and something closer to a cafeteria meal. Is that bad? Hehe. I made a frozen lasagna with some frozen garlic bread on the side. Nothing overly fancy for dinner here. I do have to say that Hickory Farms saved us when it came to some pre-meal snacks.

I received the Home for the Holidays Gift Box from Hickory Farms. As cheesy as it sounds, the box actually made our little get together feel like home. Since Hubster was deployed Christmas 2012, I was really looking forward to going all out with Christmas 2013. Without any of our household goods, it simply didn't feel like our celebration had that special touch. The fancy package with it's gourmet sausages and cheese were exactly what we would have had to offer if we had our home all put together. It was the one part of the evening that felt most like home.

Had Hubster been deployed for this last Christmas, Hickory Farms would have had me covered as well. On their website, Hickory Farms has a page that offers gift packages for the military that ship free to APO/FPO addresses. The amazing box that I received being one of them. Inside of the box there were seven different cheeses (the farmhouse cheddar being my favorite), four deployment-friendly sausages, two boxes of crackers, and two yummy spreads. All of which were in perfect condition even after sitting in the Hawaii heat.

I was extremely happy with everything about this wonderful gift box. It'd be perfect for any celebration whether it be for a service member or civilian, and it is something that I will keep in mind as a future gift option.

Have you tried a Hickory Farms product? Is this something you'd send to your deployed service member?

Love, Alex

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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Hiking Hawaii

We did our first family hike in Hawaii yesterday. It was only a mile, and paved all the way up, so I was expecting it to be a breeze. Holy crap! It was not easy at all! According to Hubs, it is actually one of the easier hikes on the island. Yikes!

Hubs was pushing the stroller, and I'm just out of shape in general, but it was quite the tough climb. About half way up, I felt like I was about to fall of the side of the cliff. It didn't help that there were elderly people, obese people, and three year olds who all looked like they were having the time of their lives.

Once we made it to the top, the view was remarkable! They say that you can sometimes see whales migrating around this time of year, but we weren't able to see any.

Apparently people place locks on the fence & throw away the key. Someone was kind enough to put one on the fence for Hubster and I.

Help me out, Hawaii ladies, is Makapu'u Point Lighthouse seriously one of the easier ones? Are all the hikes that steep?

Love, Alex

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Being Present

Be present. It's a phrase that I saw in many blog posts as a resolution for the new year. After reading some of these posts, I decided that it was probably something that I needed to work on as well. In an effort to be a better wife and mother, I need to be more present. I need to put the phone down and play with the girls when they want to play. After all, most of my emails aren't particularly urgent, and I only have a few more years before my kids hate me.

Yesterday, I decided to start fresh. Once everyone had finished breakfast, I got on YouTube and searched for a yoga video for beginners. Naturally, I just clicked the first one, which was 20 minutes of awesome. I thought the girls would join in like they've done in the past, but obviously, nothing in my life ever works out like I think it will. Even with children and animals crawling over me, I felt mostly relaxed and refreshed.

After yoga, I took a shower. When I became a mom, taking a shower became more of a luxury, and less of an everyday thing. Yeah, I'm gross. Well, I've decided that I can probably spare 45 minutes a day on myself. The hot water just feels too good! My shower was only interrupted by one screaming child, so once I was finished and dressed, I was ready to focus all of my attention on my little humans. 

I threw a few quarters in my pocket, and we headed over to the PX. We literally live right across the street, so we walked, which is much cooler than driving anyway. The girls rode some of those little quarter machines and got nasty candy from the dispensers. I did some shopping for a few things we needed, and then we headed home for lunch. 

The girls and I ate lunch together then spent a little bit of time relaxing in front of the TV before heading out to play with our new neighbors.The entire time, my cell phone was put away. It honestly wasn't that hard to partially disconnect and actually be there with my children.

This morning, I'll read a few blogs before doing some yoga again and hopefully starting the whole routine over. Only this time, I need to go to the commissary to pick up something for dinner. That should be loads of fun.

They'll always be my babies, but they'll only actually be babies for a little bit longer. I have to make an effort to let go of outside things, and focus more on my girls.

Love, Alex

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Be Better, Do Better

Happy New Year!

I've never really made New Year's resolutions. I honestly can never stick to anything specific for more than a month or two. This year, I have one theme that I'm going to work towards in all aspects of my life. I've been trying to do this for the past few months, but in 2014, I'd like to focus on just being better.

Be a better wife, a better mom, a better friend. Continue trying to have a positive outlook on life and the people around me. I'd like to get better at the things that I enjoy doing: blogging, photography, scrapbooking, CrossFit.  Live a healthier lifestyle. Maybe expand the shop a little.

What are your goals or resolutions for the year?

Love, Alex

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