Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tuesday at the Table!!

Hello all you blogging buddies! It is time for another weekly installment of TatT! (UN)fortunately I have fixed nothing extremely fabulous to share so a family favorite in my household this week it shall be!!

I remember one of my favorite cafeteria lunches as a kid was Baked Spaghetti! Looking back now I realize how incredibly gross it truly was, but as a kid almost all of the cafeteria food was Fabulous (not) !! So I realize in my (not so) old age that there is a fabulous way to pull it off and it truly be fabulous (hence why it is a favorite and just a regular sight on our kitchen table LOL! Using whole wheat pasta and a Chunky vegetable sauce I am able to get my family to eat some extra vegetables that they normally turn there nose up at LOL

Baked Spaghetti

1lb Ground beef
1lb Ground sweet Italian sausage (some times I use links and just cut them into 1in pieces cause when they are cooked they look like little meat balls!)
1 jar Ragu Chunky Spaghetti sauce (my fave is the Super Vegetable Primavera)
1 can traditional spaghetti sauce (I only add this if I am using ground beef and ground sausage, because otherwise the sauce to meat ratio is way off)
1lb spaghetti noodles (I use whole wheat noodles from Barilla)
Approx 1lb of Mozzarella cheese,grated (depending on how cheesy I am in the mood for I add more LOL)
1/2 cup Parmesan-Reggiano cheese, grated (I use the stuff that comes in a jar from Kraft!)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Brown ground beef and sausage (If you are using the links then brown them separately cause the cook times are different and you don't want to over or under cook them) drain and add sauces, mix together so it is all combined. While your meat is browning start a pot of water for spaghetti noodles (I add about 2Tbs of EVOO to the water just to help prevent the noodles from sticking) Cook you noodles to your preferred level of doneness (I prefer them Aldente) Drain cooked noodles. Combine noodles and sauce and fold in cheese, reserving approx 1- 1.5c (this is for the top) Poor mixture into a casserole dish (I don't know what size I use a medium clear glass Pyrex that is approx. 2-3in deep and a little over/under a foot, my bad for not knowing LOL)
Top with remaining Mozzarella and the Parmesan-Reggiano cheese
Bake until dish is heated through and the cheese is bubbly and starting to brown! (No approx time because we like ours browner than others may!) Let the dish cool for approx. 10 min so that the cheese has time to set. You can Dr. this recipe any way you like it because some like it saucy and others don't make it your own LOL I did!!!

Serve with a side salad and some garlic bread!

Tooting my own horn here!!
My bug Girl is almost done with potty training! She has slept through the night for almost a week (the first few nights I would wake her up when I went to bed to take her potty) without any accidents!! I am so proud of her!! I hope one day she looks back on my blog and knows just how proud I am of her for this because I know potty training is hard not just on me but it is rough for her to figure out those funky urges and realize oh that is me I have to potty! #2 is coming along with a little more difficulty then #1 but hey what can you do ( make sure you have lots of panties and patience!!!!)
Addisyn is doing so well she is sleeping and eating and pooping! She is starting to teeth and that is not fabulous but hopefully Target will open soon cause they have some FABULOUS teething drops!! I know some of you are like OMG no Target! I know I used to not be a huge fan of Target but now I see the IMPORTANT stuff that I need and where do I need to get it from LOL of course Target!! So any of you buddies out there that have Target and would like to get my baby some drops please help a girl out cause our Walmart's here do not carry them!! Target opens in March so hopefully March will come quickly and I will be doing a happy dance in the parking lot waiting on those beautiful red framed doors to open LOL!! Well off to bed now seeing as it is 2:30 my time and many of you are up and starting your day!

Enjoy your own TatT!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Since the Computer is working I present you with Fabulous Friday!

Well sorry all the Computer was not working last weekend for me to post! Sometimes technology Sucks LOL!!

So anyway our weekend is looking pretty lax! Right now I am doing laundry and being kinda Lazy! I really should probably doing something other than making a blog but I don't feel like it!
Tonight we are watching a friends daughter while they go to there ship Holiday party! And we are probably going to take the girls to Pearl Harbor's Winterfest celebration! They will have Santa and a boat ride around the harbor to see all of the lights on the ships! Sounds like fun doesn't it!
Tomorrow is Saturday! I get to sleep in til Ernie has to go to school! But I think tomorrow is his last math class of the semester (he still has a politics class on Monday)After his class I don't know what we will do probably make dinner and play some Wii as a family maybe a walk around the neighborhood! Sunday I am kinda hoping it is nice cause I would love to go do something! I dunno what but I just wanna get out of the house for a change!!!! What we do may be very dependent on what the weather is doing because we here in Hawaii have entered into the winter months and that means bring on the rain!! Everywhere else gets snow and we get rain yay! I like the rain as long as it is warm outside and I can listen to it beat on my bedroom window! (which means I get to stay in bed!) But that rarely happens so I don't care for it too much LOL especially if I have to drive in it! An honest me though very much prefers rain over snow! A cold weather person I am not!!

So is everyone ready for the holidays? Whatever religous pfrernce you may have please remember the reasons for the season! Enjoy spending some quality time with your families and friends, and try to remember those who are with out this year! Many of our nations foodbanks are getting quite low and can not help those who truly need it! So please even if you can only give one item it counts and if everyone gave just one on a regular basis the amounts would keep growing! So please use this link to find your Local Food bank and give back to your community! With today's economy you never know if it could be you one day who needs help, so please Pay it forward!
Have a great weekend see you for some TatT!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Tuesday at the Table!

Before I get into my TatT, I just wanted to tell you that I have some pretty fabulous friends! My dear friend Stacie has loaned us her computer mouse (she isn't currently using her computer) and her old Camera! Which just happens to be a slightly older version of the one my darling child broke! She is a fabulous friend I would link her but she blogs on Myspace and is private! My other friend Brandon is computer savvy and is going to try and pull all of my pictures that went into a very good hiding spot when my hubby decided my computer needed to go back to factory settings! So keep your fingers crossed that he is successful!! I thank god that I am an avid Myspace user and have been religiously uploading almost all of Cami and Addisyn's pictures!

Ok so my second addition of TatT is...

Bisquick Ultimate Chicken Fingers
4 servings

3 Boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 lb), cut into crosswise 1/2in strips
2/3 cup Original Bisquick mix
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp salt or garlic salt
1/2 tsp Paprika
1 egg slightly beaten
3 tbsp butter or margarine, melted

Heat Oven to 450 degrees
Line cookie sheet with foil and spray with a nonstick cooking spray.
In 1 gal resealable bag combine bisquick mix, cheese, salt, and paprika.

Dip chicken strips into egg and drop into bag of dry mixture. seal bag and shake vigorously to coat. Place Chicken on cookie sheet. Repeat to use up remaining chicken. Drizzle butter over chicken.

Bake 12-14 min, turning halfway through with a pancake turner, until no longer pink in the center.

These were ridiculously simple and all together (cook time included) took about 30min to make! I hope next week to have more yummy kid friendly recipes for my TatT!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Update on the Computerery soon! situation

My computer is not the issue... it is the mouse. My husband borrowed the neighbor's mouse and tried it of course after he ran a system recovery! Bless him for trying but sometimes I really wish he would leave it to the professionals. I will be back online ASAP I miss it LOL!!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Stupid Computer!!!

Well my computer is screwed...
Ernie tried to fix it...
But god love him he isn't as computer savvy as he likes to think he is...
So now I will be off line for a while!
Yes it sucks but I will survive!
One of my neighbors is a self proclaimed geek and is going to take a look at it for us!
Will update more later...
If you need me call or text me!
I will also be checking my email via my Cell phone periodically!
Sorry buddies I was just starting to get into this whole blogging thing and now the Computer craps out! UGGGHHH!!!!
I will try to keep everyone updated!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tuesdays at the Table

Well this is the first "Official" installment of Tuesdays at the Table for me and I am really excited to post it! But first off let me explain why I have no pictures!! My Darling Darling 2yr old has now broken 2 digital camera's!! I totally thought each time that they were in a safe place and yeah they weren't!! The first camera (a Kodak c something, nothing extremely special, but got the job done) apparently needed a bath! It took a nice little swim in the toilet courtesy of none other than my darling Camille! I was mad and of course the first person I called because I was DEVASTATED, was my mom! Who of course proceeds to start laughing HYSTERICALLY!! I was near tears because we couldn't afford to replace it at that point! And this crazy mad woman I call my mother is laughing! Really mom thanks, She then proceeds to tell me that congratulations you begin to pay for your raising! Apparently as a small child I enjoyed throwing my mothers POTATOES in the toilet! Again I say really mom! I was 2 and potatoes looked like poo to me, I guess! Thankfully this time my camera did not take a bath but will turn on and when you turn it off the lens part that spins into and out of the camera will not do anything and I get a total error screen whenever I attempt to take a picture of anything with it! UGH Now it is probably wrong of me to accuse my seemingly innocent daughter without the solid proof that she indeed did it but I am 99.9% sure she had something to do with it!! And Well I know that Santa can't afford to get me a new one maybe the Tax Fairy will find it in her heart to allow me a new one! I think I may just get the Fisher Price kid tough one cause now that thing is even waterproof!!
Wu sah...

Ok...so...about this TatT.
I am truly all about quick and easy recipes! I don't like to bake. Typically the only time I bake is the beginning of the last trimester of my pregnancies! And I will bake for like a week (or 2) straight, But I don't eat any of it LOL! I am not a big measuring person and baking has to be pretty exact or it could seriously alter the recipe and not always in a good way! I know sometimes substitutions are made in baking for random ingredients but still there is an exact science to it and for those of you who know me personally I am not a brilliant person and seriously suck at science and math LOL!!

A friend of mine (thank you marshmallow!!) Totally hounded his mom for these two recipes for like a month and has asked me to make them for him! I dunno when I will make them for him but I promised at some point in the reaming time he is stationed here that I would make them for him!! (He may get them as a going away gift before he goes on Deployment next year LOL! But I promise buddies I will make them and post a picture (see top of post)

chocolate pumpkin muffins

1 1/2 c all purpose flour
1/2 c sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 c milk
1/2 c solid pack canned pumpkin
1/4 c butter, melted
1 egg
one 6-ounce package (1 cup) Nestle Toll House semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1/4 c finelyl chopped nuts

Pheheat oven to 400. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt, make well in center.
In small bowl, combine milk, pumpkin, butter and egg, add to well in flour mixture. Add chocolate chips, stir until dry ingredients are just moistened. spoon mixture into greased muffin cups, filling each 3/4 full. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon nuts over each muffin. Bake at 400 for 18-20 minutes. Cool 5 minutes, remove from pans. Cool completely on wire rack.

Now this Recipe I have made several times during holiday seasons past! They are a favorite among many of my family and friends!

Chinese Chews

1 bag chocolate chips
1 bag butterscotch chips
1 bag chow mein noodles

Melt chips over double boiler. Add noodles until covered. Drop teaspoonful on wax paper.

Tonight we are having a Taco Lasagna! It is Fabulous!

1lb. Ground beef (chicken or turkey sub well!)
1 Taco seasoning packet
1 can Refried Beans
Jar of Taco sauce
2cups grated cheese (What ever your preference is I just use cheddar)
4 or 5 Soft Taco shells (I actually use burrito shells)
Taco Toppings (These are totally whatever you want)

Pre heat oven to 350 Degrees.
Prepare ground beef according to Taco seasoning packet. When meat is ready begin to layer,Taco shell, Refried beans, Meat mixture, Taco Sauce, Cheese...Repeat. Once you have placed the top layer be sure to put remaining ingredients ending with Cheese! I usually reserve some of the cheese to add extra to the top!! Place in Oven until cheese is bubbly and dish is warmed through about 20min!

Well Everyone Enjoy your family time at the table!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving aka Thoughtful Thursday

This is the start of my Thoughtful Thursdays!!

I myself have many things I am thankful for this year!
1. I have a loving family who no matter what distance is between us has found a way to stay in touch!

2. I have 3 BEAUTIFUL children!!
Hunter, You are and will always be my first born and booger boy! I love and miss you!! I hope you are having a wonderful life! You deserve the world and all of the knowledge it holds! Your Daddy and Christy mean well in keeping you from me, I wasn't the best momma I could have been for you and I am sorry! There isn't a single day that goes by that you are not a thought in my head!!! I love you and always will!! One day I hope you understand and forgive me!!
Camille, My little Momma! You are beautiful, vibrant and full of life! Please never let anyone put out that beautiful light in your eyes!! I love you very much and even though some days you push me to my limits, I know that no matter what you seek to do in life you will succeed as long as you put your heart and mind to work as one! (Though please my darling 2yr old try to refrain from climbing upon my counter tops and yelling obscenities at drivers who you feel are in your mommies way!! I must remember to refrain from the same while you are in the backseat!)
Addisyn, My dinky doo girl! You are so new, yet I feel as if you have always been a part of our lives! I love every part of you and the person you will become! (Though please refrain from learning some of your sister's bad habits!) I hope and pray that your life be full of laughter, because that is what you deserve! Amazing things are yet to come for you little girl!

3. My Amazing husband!! You make my life worth something! I enjoy most every minute we spend together (even when you are playing an annoying video game)! Just knowing you are home safe is something to be thankful for! I am going to miss your stupid drawn out stories, sometimes they are what gets me through the night when you are gone! This next year is going to be nothing short of difficult, but we will be ok in the end! You do amazing things for this country and this family! Your sacrifice does not go unnoticed!! I love you!!!<3

4. Amazing friends throughout the world who have been through H3!! and back with (me) us! These individuals and families are not friends in my eyes! These people are family!! We are blessed enough to be able to pick some of our own families and I have to admit I have created myself an amazing one!! I am not going to name them because they know who they are and if they need to make sure they know how to contact me! I love you all and couldn't have made it to this point in my life with out all of you!

5. The health of myself and my family! Where it isn't always the best I am thankful that it is still (for the most part) intact and none of us are ridiculously ill or incapacitated in any way! I look forward to many more moments in the next year to be thankful for and many more after that!

Unfortunately I know not everyone is as fortunate as we are and would like everyone at this point to please donate to your local food banks! There are homeless people/ Families everywhere who could sometimes use a little extra help! I know that times are not great for everyone but if everyone would donate a can it truly adds up!! Remember in the Yule/ Christmas/ Kwanzaa/ Hanukkah Season that there are less fortunate people out there and donate to them! If you are unsure of your local Food Bank click here to find one in your area!

Ok So now that I have blessed everyone with my thankfulness Feel free to leave me a quick note on a couple of things you are thankful for!
Have a Great Turkey Day!!!

So I am totally getting into this blogging thing!

I have discovered a few new things in this bloggy world that I find completely awesome, and I feel I need to start participating in some of these things in the blogging world! SOOO...

COMING SOON!!!(probably starting next week)

1.Tuesday at the Table (aka TatT)
I am super excited because as much as I like to cook I find myself being way lazy! So if I have interesting foods to cook because my many readers need to know what we are eating than it gives me a purpose!
Let me just go ahead and say now that I by no means am a "healthy" eater! I am a fat kid (Paula dean is one of my idols) and I like my cake!! Sometimes I may come across an awesome recipe that is healthy and quick and easy, I promise to share! But I do not cook for healthful reasons, I cook because I like food! And I like to eat! I am a subscriber to Cooking light magazine so occasionally expect to see something from there! If I find something on someone else's TatT that we try and enjoy I will share and give credit to that person and if I make a adjustment (or a flat out change) I will link (note to self learn to link) to the original recipe and post my version!

2. Thoughtful Thursdays:
Sometimes I have a bunch of random thoughts that just need to be set free! So I am designating Thursdays for those! In the same breath I am a very thankful person and have many things to share my appreciation for! So expect to see some things that I am thankful for in with those random thoughts!

3. Fabulous Fridays!:
Friday is a Fabulous day of the week! And I would love to bask in all that is Fabulous about Friday. Whether it is showing off pictures of my BEAUTIFUL daughters or sharing whatever weekend plans my family may have with my blogging buddies!

Bear with me as I experiment and try out different things!
Thanks blogging buddies I look forward to sharing our stories with you!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I have been holding out to post this one!!

Because I wanted both of our families to be informed first! I know that some of the family has not been informed about this and I have been holding off posting this because of that! But we have waited a little over a week and have not gotten a return phone call so...

Ernie volunteered and is being deployed, he is going on what is referred to as an IA (Individual Augmentee) deployment and is going to assist the Army or Marine Corp in their operations.! He leaves for 3mnths of school the end of February (To be more exact he leaves on Cami's birthday), he will possibly be able to come home for 10days before officially heading to Afghanistan. Then he will be getting a 2week R&R period at some point!

This was a decision that Ernie and I sat down and discussed before he decided to volunteer and I support it 100%! It is going to be rough but I do not want my husband to regret not doing something. And this is something that he feels the need to do! I respect that!

Thank you all for your Love and Support! It isn't going to be easy but we will make it and be better for it in the end!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Time for a change!!

I saw that some fellow bloggers were changing up there profile look... SO I decided to jump on the bandwagon LOL!!! In all honesty I had been wanting something different but didn't know where to even start looking!! And the thought of making my own completely scares the beejeezus out of me LOL!! Maybe one day I will learn to make my own! Until then I will utilize everyone else's creative juices!! I am also giving the Girl's pages a new look as well so bear with me as I toy around with those!! Hope all is well around the world!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

New Car!!!!

Well it isn't a car it is a SUV!!

We are the proud new owners of a 2008 Hyundai Sante Fe!!
And it is BEAUTIFUL!!
I am in love!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Hormones are driving me crazy!!

My hormones are so out of whack and it is really starting to frustrate me!!!

I know that this is so totally normal, but I don't like it! It seems like I have absolutely no patience for anyone (except Addisyn)! Cami has been so defiant!! Don't get me wrong I know it is a normal part of being 2 and then add in the new sibling (which I am sure has something to do with it) and you have a diabolical combination! Also in this defiant age we have also reached the "I Can't" Phase! For those of you reading who have yet to reach this phase I wish you the best of luck it is a difficult one to survive, and those of you survivors out there please share your pearls of wisdom!

Ernie and I are constantly in some idiotic argument because I am picking a fight! I don't want to fight with him, and I don't want to get angry with him but sometimes he just doesn't get it!! Over the last week I have had to return to the hospital for myself 3 times!! The first and second time because I developed an allergy to surgical adhesive after having Addisyn!!! Which means that all of the areas that they used any type of adhesive on me during my surgery now itched, and burned ridiculously. Apparently I also had blisters in those area's also (but I couldn't see them so I was oblivious to it till I looked!!) The 3rd time was because my incision started to come open and was getting infected!!! Well to remedy that problem my Dr put in a prescription antibiotic (Clindamycin), and sent me home with gauze and betadine!
While I was already there I mentioned the Crazy back pain I had been having! I show him the vicinity of the pin and he "highly" recommends me calling the SAC ward and speaking with an anesthesiologist! Apparently they can fix it with a "blood patch" not quite sure what that entails but I will share more after I talk to the nice people in SAC!!! Two days later I am back at the hospital again with my 23day old baby girl!!! She has a yucky nasty Viral cold (which for those of you without any knowledge of small children there is nothing that can be done for her except let it run its course!) Though of course before we were told that she just had a cold we went through the dreaded RSV/ Flu possibility in which the Dr advised me that we were going to be hospitalized overnight when the results came back positive!!! Of course I got emotional and cried thinking OMG I am a bad mom because I let my 2yr old get my new baby sick I should have done this and I should have done that!!!! The thought process was never ending!! Thankfully I have an awesome mother who calmed me right down and told me there was nothing I could have done different and that sometimes these things just happen! She also told me just take a deep breath and relax that all would be well!!! And everything was (well sorta) Addi is still sick but it is just a cold and it is getting a little better!! Stupid doctors sometimes they just don't think before they make an idiotic comment to a hormonal mother!!!

UGH it feels like the stress is never ending!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

My View on the Vote!

I have found myself more interested in political things this year than in past years! I have never known much about politics and there for have never voted cause IMHO if you don't know anything about the topics you are voting for (in other words what the people running stand for and your own personal view on those issues) than you probably shouldn't make an uneducated vote!!
That being said I have been researching the candidates for this election cycle and am torn. I am really not overly comfortable with either becoming the president of our country ! How do you make a decision like this? How do you decide who is qualified and stands for the right things if you can not agree 100% with the values that the individual stands for?!?! How do you make a decision that will not only effect the immediate future but the future of the world our children will inherit?!
Ugghh I am off to wallow in my thoughts of who to choose! I myself will refuse to vote if it comes down to flipping a coin in my own head! And the reason for that being I feel that if you can't 100% stand behind the decision you make than you should not make that decision till you can!! Just my 2cents good luck to everyone else in making there own!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

And another one is born!!!

Yes I did it!!!
I gave birth to another healthy, beautiful child!!!! Addisyn Makaia came into the world at 9:01 am on October 1, 2008!! She weighed a healthy 8lbs. 3.2oz. and was 18inches long!!
Everything about my C/S went well and recovery started off simple! I was up and walking around within 12 hours of my surgery (as soon as the spinal wore off) and the cath was removed soon after that! Recovery in the hospital was smooth sailing until I (like an idiot) decided I needed to lay flat on my back to get some sleep! Well anyone who had ever had surgery on there upper bodies know that if you lay flat on your back all of the gas that is inside of you travels to places where you do not want it and causes a great deal of discomfort and pain!!! So yeah I was an idiot and wound up causing myself a great deal of discomfort that was unwarranted! I got out of the hospital on the 3rd (Happy Birthday honey!!) and came home to an absolutely fabulously clean house (Thank you Wesli and Rachael!!) I was doing well till my incision started itching and driving me batty!!! Come to find out I have developed an allergy to surgical adhesive!! The reaction has almost completely healed up and my incision is doing great!

Cami is a wonderful big sister and has surprised us all with how well she has adapted to her new role!! Potty Training is still a process but we have not yet regressed any (knock on wood) and I hope that we continue on this forward path!!

Well everyone Ernie is back to work and I need to get some rest!! So I will add more later love to everyone!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Let me just post to any OB/GYN's who in the future may read my blog!!! It is not nice or polite or even funny to give a very pregnant woman a C/S date and then change it!!!!
For those of you who have not gotten an update as to what is going on I apologize! I went back to the OB yesterday for my pre-op appt and was informed that someone else was taking priority on the date of my scheduled C/S! So I have been bumped back 2 days! Really not happy about this and really upset about it to be honest! Frustrated because all of the planning I have done is now having to be rearranged the people who have rearranged there schedules to accommodate me and my family in our time of need are now having to rearrange their rearrangements! UGGHH I don't even know if that last sentence made any sense! So now my scheduled date is for the 1st of October. If I go into labor naturally before my scheduled date they will just take her then! So please everyone sends lots of labor dust my way! As I am waiting impatiently for Addisyn to get here!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Not much longer!

Hi everyone!! I hope everyone is doing well and staying out of trouble! Things here in Hawaii are going well just puttering around trying to get things in order. We recently added a new addition to our house hold her name is Princess! She is a Lab mix who is just over a year old! Well behaved and well mannered (for the most part, we still have a bit to work on in that department). She has been a great addition to the family and Cami loves her very much! She has even started helping to feed Princess and let her out in the morning!Lets just hope that this willingness to care for her continues as Cami gets older! Also being added to our family (shortly after Addisyn) is Rambo, he is a Shitzu, whom we are getting from our friends Channa and John! Rambo has always been a welcome member of our household and I am extremely happy to be getting him!

Cami is doing well ornery as ever but still doing well! Potty training is still a work in progress as I am sure it will be for the next few weeks(if not longer!) But she is doing good with other things she throughly enjoys playing with her friends in the evenings. Any ideas on how to get her to eat the meals that I prepare are very welcome!! She is proving to be a very picky eater and if I try to "make" her eat what I fix she gags herself! Frustrating terrible twos! On the brighter side 3 is right around the corner!! And for anyone interested in purchasing Christmas or Birthday gifts for my girls they each have a wish list on Etoys Camille

Well Addisyn is growing stronger every day!! We went back to the Dr on Monday and things are looking great they did a quick ultrasound to check on her positioning (which is head down) and she is slowly making her descent into my pelvis to prepare for "natural" birth (which I won't be performing). The Dr did the GBS test and since I have been having so much pressure he went ahead and checked on my cervix just in case! I am still closed but I am 50% effaced. It doesn't seem like much but to me it is a huge thing!! I don't think I am going to make it to the 29th when I am scheduled for the C/S! The Dr didn't say in so many words, but I don't think that he thinks I will make it to the 29th!

Ernie and I are doing well just ready for Addisyn to be here! Ernie is up for his E6 exam and took it last week though he doesn't think he did very well he said it was really hard! I haven't been doing much just hanging out and cleaning house like crazy . I know the end is near because I have become a baking fiend and anyone who knows me knows I don't care for baking (I love to cook but baking is to exact for my taste!)! Well I guess this blog is getting a bit long and I need to get Cami down for a nap! I will post another update soon!!
Hugs and Kisses to everyone!!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Just an update!

Ok so the picture is a little old sue me LOL It is only from last month so no worries! I have lots of pictures from our fun Hike at Makapu'u point and I want to share them LOL!

Things here in Hawaii are going ok just kinda slow waiting 8 more weeks for Baby Addisyn to arrive and Cami is hitting the high point of her Terrible 2's (and not the good high point!!!) I am tired all of the time and it seems like sometimes I have NO patience whatsoever! Thankfully I have made some pretty awesome new friends and in the evening between them and there children I become a sane (semi) relaxed person LOL! Cami really enjoys playing with "her Guys" in the evenings and I can actually tolerate the heat! I thought I would be alright with the heat after being preggo with Cami here but it seems so much hotter now than it did then! I am sure it is because I had time for my body to adjust to the heat before I even got pregnant with Cami! And now I just freeze everyone out of our house LOL! Thank god housing picks up the electricity bill LOL I would hate to see what that looks like!

Well I guess I should update the munchkin blog! Hope everyone everywhere is enjoying life! We love and miss everyone!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Just a quick update

Ok so things have been crazy but not too crazy! I really have no excuse for why I have not blogged to let everyone know we are alive other than the fact that I am now 29 weeks pregnant and lazy LOL! For those who don't know we are having another girl her name is going to be Addisyn Makaia! Addisyn was a pretty easy name for us to come by we both aggreed on it right away now Makaia however was another story!! We tossed around Ideas like we were playing basketball, and nothing seemed to fit it was such a difficult decision and Thanks go to our good friend (and one of Cami's many Titi's LOL) Leslie! I am sure we would still be heeing and hawing over what our poor daughters name would be had you not suggested Makaia! We both wanted it to sound Hawaiian (I would love to find a meaning for it but have yet to find one) but it had to fit between Addisyn and Williams. So many thanks to you hun if you read this!!
Addisyn is developing nicely I am now 29 weeks and go back to the Dr next Monday the 28th to see how she is doing and hopefully I will discuss the process for planning our c/s.
So far we are enjoying being back on Island and LOVING the fact that we still have some friends here! It has been awesome to reconnect with them and hang out! We have also made some amazing new friends in our neighborhood and can't wait to see what kind of adventures we find ourselves in with them!
Cami is doing great she has made the adjustment like any true Military child and is really getting into the swing of things! We are trying to potty train it is going ok I could ask for it to go better but I am not complaining about the progress we have made already! Now we are just going to finish putting the house together and get ready for "baby sister" to come. Once we getinto the swing of things with Addisyn Cami and I are going to stat working a little harder on preschool type learning! We may even start before then it just depends on how long it takes to get the house fully set up and unpacked!
Ernie is enjoying his new job for the most part I know I am enjoying the hours. He is excited about the fact that they push the guys to go to school and do volunteer work while in the command! He is looking into different schools in the area and is thinking about maybe doing online schooling. Whatever he decides to do I am here to support him over and beyond 100%. All I ask of him is that he be a good husband an amazing father and an awesome man!
Wish us all luck as we are all going to be busy busy busy in the next few months but we should (hopefully) find our groove rather quickly! I hope this comes to everyone in good health, and high spirits! We love you all!
The Williams Family!

I am working on figuring out how to post lots of pictures without it completely bogging down the page!!! As soon as I do you all will have lots of pictures to see on here!!!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Spring is in the Air!!!

Well everyone spring is less than a week away and we are so excited! Spring means new beginnings and we shall be having on very soon (well not so much a new beginning as it is somewhere we have been before.) Ernie has spoken to the detailer and we are headed back to Hawaii! We are excited apprehensive and a little sad! We were really hoping to be heading to San Diego so we could experience a new duty station. I am excited because as much as Ernie really wanted to go IA and spend some time in the east, I was not to excited to have him go! It will be nice to be stationed somewhere we have been and are familiar with! As soon as we have dates we will be sure to let everyone everywhere know!

As far as everything else things are going well! We are 12 weeks pregnant now and things are going great, our little peanut is growing big and strong! We have been bouncing names back and forth but we have come no where near a definitive answer for either sex!

Cami is getting big , bad, and cute (and she knows it!) She recently turned 2 and had an amazing birthday! Ernie unfortunately wasn't home for her birthday this year but that is how things go sometimes! I have a lot of pictures that I am currently putting into a few slide shows and will put on here as soon as they are ready! Each slide will have a range of photos from each year and I will continue to add and update them as time goes by! As well as I plan on doing specific slides for different events and family outings that we may do!

Well I hope this blog finds everyone in good health and good spirits! We all miss everyone and send our LOVE!!!!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Welcome to our Family!

Hi Everyone!
The Navy can and has taken us to some amazing places that we would love to share with everyone! I have created a blog so that no matter where or who you are in our family you always have a way to make sure we are doing well. Here you can get updates, see pictures,watch videos and find out all of the new and sometimes exciting things that we do individually or as a family! My main goal of this is to make our family seem like we are not as distant as we truly are!