I cant belive how much time it takes to Christmas shop. I have only gone shoping 2 times and we are still not even half way done with our shoping. We walk around the mall for hours on end and I feel like NOTHING gets done. This is the one thing that I hate about Christmas shoping. Oh well as long as I get it done soon I think it will be good!!!
Monday, December 17, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
HOLLIE I HOPE THAT YOU HAVE A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODAY!! I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH AND MISS YOU!! I WISH I COULD BE THERE TO SPEND YOUR DAY WITH YOU. SO SINCE I CANT......
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR HOLLIE ........
HAPPY BIRHTDAY TO YOU!!!!!
HOW OLD ARE YOU...
HAHAHAHA J/J I LOVE YOU
Posted by Brittany at 12:55:00 PM
A HELICOPTER PILOT!!! Rob has been assigned to fly helicopters for the Navy. It is not his first choice by any means but it is what he has been assigned to. I am just very much looking fwd to seeing where this road takes us. We are both trying to get use to this idea. No matter what or where this road takes us I am still VERY PROUD of Rob for all that he has done and is doing for our family!!! I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH BABE!!! You are doing an AWESOME JOB!!!
Posted by Brittany at 12:18:00 PM
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
I just want to put out there that I am soooooo proud of my "little" brother. This past Friday (12-7-07) he graduated Coast Guard Boot Camp. I felt SOOOOO hounerd to say that I was his sister!! He is now such a grown up man. Again I go back to the whole I cant belive how fast time is going by. So to you bubba I AM SOOOO PROUD OF YOU!! You will always be my "little" brother!! You are truly an AMAZING grown Man!!! P.S. When I finally get to a computer of my own I will post some pics that I got of your graduation!!! Keep up the AWSOME WORK Bubba!!! I LOVE YOU!!!
Posted by Brittany at 10:03:00 AM
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
You never know what is going to happen. I was remained by this last night when I found out that one of my class mates that I graduated High school with was hit by a drunk driver on the way home from celebrating his girlfriends Birthday. He was due to ask her to marry him in 2 weeks. That is now a total of 4 people (that I know of) that have died in my class. I have only been out of high school for 5 years now. It makes me EVEN MORE MAD that this guy lost his life because of an illegal Alain. I can not even imagine what this family and his girlfriend are now going through now. So I just ask that you Thank God for your blessings and pray for this family with the death of a son, brother, and a boyfriend. His name was Chris Foat.
Posted by Brittany at 12:03:00 PM
Ok Beth you got me so here I go:
1. Do you put up a real tree or artificial?If I was able to put up a tree it would be a real one!! But since we dont spend our Christmas's at home we dont get one.It is REALLY kinda sad though. Maybe next year if we arent moving during Christmas we will get one!!
2. When do you put up your tree? I would put it up the weekend after Thanksgiving.
3. When do you take down the tree? I would take it down after New Years
4. Do you like eggnog?I *love* eggnog!! It must be Dean's though!
5. Favorite gift received as a child? Robbie!! It didnt seem like a "gift"at the time but he truley is!! (I found out a few days after Christmas though)
6. Worst Christmas gift ever received? Hummm... I think there have been a few!
7. Favorite Christmas movie?White Christmas,and a Christmas Story, OH also National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
8. Have you ever recycled a present? Yep... not a Christmas present though.
9. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Cookies!
10. Favorite Christmas song?Carol of the Bells
11.Most annoying thing about this time of year? Trying to figure out what gift to get everyone!
12. What you love most about the holiday? Being with family.
13. How many reindeer did Santa have? Nine, counting Rudolph
14. Best Christmas memory? I have way too many to name just one!
15. If you could have one Christmas wish what would it be? It is a wish therfore if I tell you it might not come true!! hehee
Posted by Brittany at 11:49:00 AM
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Ok for anyone else has time just been FLYING by so fast that by the end of the day you wonder "Where the heck did my day go"? I don't know if it is just because of the time change or what it is but it is going by WAY TOO FAST:P I can't believe that I have been in IL for a week already and I am leaving in less then a week now:P Needless to say now I see what my mom meant when she would say "Don't wish it away" when I would say "I just want to be older" Or "I just wish that Robbie would start walking". I guess life is just smacking me in the face again with how much life just passes me by and I don't even notice it until I sit and REALLY think about everything.
Posted by Brittany at 3:14:00 PM
Monday, November 26, 2007
So tonight my mom and I tryed to go to Cardinal Fitness to work out because Rob bought me a 2 week pass so I can work out with the gals while I am hanging out in IL for the next few weeks. Well my mom and I went tonight to work out and COULD NOT work out. I had Robbie with me, My mom put him into the child care area and said see you soon I love you.. Fine end of story. He was doing fine for a little while (I could hear him because I was right there filling out paper work). Well about 5 mins later he just starts SCREAMING at the top of his lungs. I stood there for a little while thinking ok this lady that is getting paid (BY ME and by her job) is doing NOTHING to even try and get Robbie to stop crying. I WAS PISSED. Here I am trying to be able to go and do a work out and this girl is sitting there washing off toys and WATCHING TV. She was doing nothing to try and distract Robbie. It was a good thing I was standing there too because Robbie got out of the room and she didnt even get up to try and catch him from coming out the door. Needless to say I didnt get my workout in that I went there to do. So question of the day.... Have any of you gals that have Cardinal Fitness memberships ever had problems with the child care people there??? I dont know maybe it was just me being way to personal with be because I HAVE worked in setting like that one at a YMCA and if I had a kid come in crying or not wanting to stay I tried EVERYTHING I could do to try to make that kid feel a little more welcome to where he/she was be dropped off at.
Posted by Brittany at 10:36:00 PM
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Rob is getting me my chocolate lab that I have ALWAYS wanted!!!! I am sooo EXCITED!!!! I couldn't say anything before because nothing was final yet!! We are not going to be getting it for a few weeks because it was just born a few days ago but....... I get to get pretty much first pick of the litter!!!! I AM SOOOOOOO EXCITED!!
Posted by Brittany at 4:05:00 PM
Yesterday I received some REALLY exciting news!! Rob surprised me with a little something!! I am not yet at liberty to say what exactly this surpize is but I can not WAIT to tell EVERYONE!!! I hate that when you have something to tell someone or everyone but YOU CANT:P Let's just say it is coming soon!!! OHHHHHHHH I CANT WAIT!!! Only time will tell!!
Posted by Brittany at 8:44:00 AM
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
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Tuesday, November 13, 2007
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Monday, November 12, 2007
Ok Hollie has put me down as one of her tags your it!!! So I have to tell you all 8 random things about myself so here goes,
1. Everyday at some point and time I sill sit and look at pics or something of Joey's and think about him.
2. I am the same with Hollie I LOVE the VH1 shows!!
3. I love to vacuum!!!
4. I love to plan things like party's, outings, MOVING, any ting that involves planing I love to do.
5. Photography. I am thinking that instead of being a teacher I want to pick up photography!! I love to take pics. I don't know maybe I will do both do the photo thing on the side!!!
6. Friday night was the FIRST time EVER that I have ironed something for Rob. Now I have him asking me all the time to iron a shirt for him:P
7. I can flair my nose. Expecilly when I laugh.
8. I have an obsesion for being on time. I HATE TO BE LATE. If there is anything that will get in my way of being late for something I cut it out. That is one of my biggest pet peves.
Ok, I dont know who to tag because everyone that I know that has a post has already been taged. So what is a girl to do re-tag people. Well if that is the case then , Hollie, Beth, and Alicia. Have fun!!!
Posted by Brittany at 12:29:00 PM
Monday, October 8, 2007
Well tomorrow we go to court with our ex-landlord. I ask that you please pray that the judge sees everything in our favour and what we are asking the landlord to cover (Cort coast's, paper work coast, serving coasts ect.....). Long story short we did not receive our deposit back from him in the time he is allowed by law so we are now having to go to court over it. So I ask that you all just pray that everything goes well tomorrow and that the ex-landlord showes up.
Posted by Brittany at 3:34:00 PM
Monday, October 1, 2007
Hey I just wanted to let everyone know that I am still alive down here it has just been REALLY busy:P Rob has started a new phase of his training so he is not really home and when he is home we try to suck every last min of time with him and I also have my brother down here right now so I am trying to spend as much time with him as I can because God knows when I will be able to see him again due to him going into the Coast Guard. I do still plan on sharing the rest of my story with you all about Joey but I just need time to be able to sit down and type it out. Post to you all later!!
Posted by Brittany at 5:01:00 PM
Friday, September 21, 2007
As many of you know tomorrow marks the 1 year mark for Joey. I ask that you all pray for Rob and I as we try to deal with tomorrow. I will not be home to blog about anything this weekend because Rob and I are going to be getting away alone for the weekend. I will however share more with you all on Monday of how today (21)- the 23 went for us. I just ask for lot's of prayer this weekend. Also I have since today (21st) had the skin removed from my hand with my burn. The blister finally gave way and it is nothing but raw flesh right now (banged up of course). So if you could all pray for little pain as this starts to regain some new skin that would be GREAT!!! Thank you all for being there for me with all of this. I love you and miss you all!!!
Posted by Brittany at 3:37:00 PM
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Alright I might be a couple days off on this but around this time last year I found out through ultrasound that I had regained some water around Joey, not alot but some!! We where SOOOO EXCITED that there was finally something around him!! Well later that early afternoon I was given some med's to help me with some stuff and not even a half hour later I was throwing up due to those med's. Well needless to say when I threw up it also forced any of the water that I had regained out. I WAS NOT HAPPY. I felt like it was all my fault. If I had chosen NOT to take this medications then the water would still be around Joey and not all over me in the bed. I was given medications to be able to have a BM because I had not had one in over a week so they where trying to get me to be able to go because my stomach was REALLY starting to cramp. So that was how I started my day off about year ago today. Later on in the afternoon was next too one of the hardest days of my life. I had to lay in bed and talk to a Doc who told me that when and if I do deliver my baby before the 23-24 week mark they where going to do NOTHING for him because he was not "viable". I was SICK to my stomach and pissed off at the same time. Some of the things that where talked about that I can REALLY remember where this. I had the doc tell me that if and when Joey comes and it is before the 23-24 mark they where NOT going to do ANYTHING to try and save him. I said I cant take that I cant let you do that. I asked him so if I do deliver him and he comes out breathing you are going to just let him suffocate to death?? I thought that you guys where here to SAVE lives?? I gave him this to think about. I asked him if he has any kids himself, and he said well yes I do. I asked him ok well if your kid got hit by an 18 wheeler and they brought him to the ER and the doc took one look at him and said ummmm... well I dont THINK he is going to make it so I am not going to do any work on him to at least TRY and save him. Would you fight for your kids life. Would you tell him to get to work and try to save your kids life?? He said yes but this is different. I said NO it is not different they are both living breathing human beings, mine is just inside of me. You could tell that he was NOT happy with me after I gave him that little seniero to think about. They where going to make me sign a consent form giving them permission to even attempt to work on Joey cause they DONT work on babies below the 23-24 wk mark. HOW SAD IS THAT. I told him that I cant see who he is to tell me that my son should our shouldn't have a fighting chance if he came out alive (breathing then having to suffocate). I told him that I would not be able to live with myself as a person or as a mother if I didnt put up EVERY fighting chance for my son. At the end of EVERY day I need and wanted to feel like I did EVERYTHING I could do for Joey. At the end of the talk the doc told me that he had NEVER seen someone fight for their child so much in a situation like mine. So that made me feel a little bit better yet upset more cause I thought that it was even sad that I had to put that fight up.
Posted by Brittany at 8:59:00 AM
Sunday, September 16, 2007
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Friday, September 14, 2007
Posted by Brittany at 7:40:00 AM
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Today marks the one year of everything that has happened with Joey. At this time last year Rob and I had JUST moved down here to FL. We had just gotten here on the 10 of September. When we had gotten down here we had to go straight to the ER due to the fact that I had started bleeding VERY badly. We went to the ER only to find out that the guys was going to do a ANOTHER pap on me (my 2nd one in 3 weeks). When he came back into the room he had told me that I had an infection and that is why I was bleeding. He put me on some meds and sent me "home" A.K.A the hotel because we didn't have a home at this point we where living at the Navy Lodge on base. So I went "home" did what I had to do with the meds and went to bed. The next day was crunch time to find a place because at this point we had a budget truck that HAD to be back by the next day (we are now on Sept 11 (2006)). So while Rob went to unload the budget truck with ALL of our stuff I went out house hunting. A girl I had meat previous to us moving down here at Rob's OCS graduation had help me by getting on line and looking up different house in our price range for us (take into mind we where renting). I called her up and she gave me the name and number to 4 or 5 different renters. AWESOME the first one I called was able to get me in to look at it THAT day!! Cool so I went to look at it. She knew our situation with HAVING to get into a place ASAP. So she gave keys on spot and said we would work everything out later!!! AWSOME so now I have a place to live, Rob and another guy came and unloaded the BIG stuff into the house that night. The stuff that we would not be able to take back to the house without the budget truck. So we finished to the unloading of the truck and went back to the Navy Lodge for yet another night. The next day I was Cramping from the min I woke up. We went and got some food, did a little bit of running around and it kept getting wrose. At this point we where at the budget rental place returning the truck. I told Rob that when we leave here we have to take another trip the the ER cause I am cramping REALLY bad and want to get this looked at. Yeah he said no prob. We where at the budget rental place for a while because we where getting a credit on our truck because of some MAJOR issues we had with it on the way down here (braking down on the side of the road for 6 hours is what it was to be exact). Well while waiting I had to go the the bathroom so I went to the bathroom and had noticed that I was starting to bleed a little bit more so knowing that I was going to the ER I went back out to the car to get another pad. Well when I opened the door to the van I felt like I was peeing my pants and just couldn't stop. I RIGHT away knew what was happening. I waddled as fast as I could to go tell Rob what was happening. I got inside and told Rob WE NEED TO LEAVE NOW. MY WATER JUST BROKE. Thankfully we where right around the corner from the Navel Hospital. Got into the ER they got me back to a room and used the little test strips to tell if my water really had broken and indeed it had. I just started to loss it. I don't remember a whole lot after all that happened. I do remember a lady telling me "Well be thankful that you have one beautiful baby." I looked at her and said "NO I have two beautiful babies now get me up to the baby floor where they know what they are doing",I remember them talking about wanting to do ANOTHER PAP but didn't have the tools nor the ability to do so. And I also remember Rob and Lisa (the lady that had helped find a place to live) going in and out of the room cause they where PISSED at the fact that it was taking them so long to get me up to the labor and delivery floor. Those are the few things that I remember. about what happened after I got to the ER. I then got moved up to the labor and delivery floor about an hour or so after getting to the hospital. When getting up there I met LT. Taylor. this lady helped me through a lot of this. She was the mid wife type of lady for that floor. She is the first one that took me into a room to do the pelvic exam. After all that I got moved to a room where I was told that I would be on COMPLETE bed rest (laying down) so that we could try and regain some water around Joey. That was pretty much my fist day in the hospital with Joey. I am going to cont. to post some of what my days where like for the next few weeks. I have never typed out my story with Joey before and I think by doing this it will help me remember all of what really did go on and help me look at the good that did come out of all of this.
Posted by Brittany at 7:52:00 AM
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Posted by Brittany at 10:57:00 PM
Friday, August 31, 2007
OK so I was on the phone with my mom this morning to see how hers and my dad's trip up North was going. When on the phone with her I was telling her how shocked I was cause when I woke up this morning my dishes where put away, my laundry was started ,my bed was made, and Rob cleaned up after himself after breakfast. I WAS SHOCKED!! Don't get me wrong Rob helps out when he can between school and spending time with Robbie and I, But when it comes down to it I would rather have Rob be able to see Robbie and spend time with him rater then helping me do some of the stuff around the house. Well needless to say I was telling my mom about all of this when I was on the phone with her. Yesterday Rob and I had a little bit of a falling out when I left the house to go do some errands. I came back to a house that was tore apart (after spending all morning cleaning) I WAS NOT HAPPY. Needless to say that is why I was shocked and awwwed by the fact that Rob took it to heart when I told this to him yesterday I told him that I didnt like that fact that the house is all tore up after claning it ALL morning long!! So I told my mom all of this on the phone this morning. Well while on the phone my dog started to throw up in the house so I let him out. When all of a sudden I am looking down the road and before this I asked my mom how long till you are where you are going and she told me 10 mins!! I said OH good so you are almost there!! She said YEP!! But I look down the road and I see a van JUST LIKE THEIRS and then I look at the plates and there IL plates!!! MY MOM AND DAD SURPRISED ME!!! THEY DROVE ALL THE WAY TO FL OVER NIGHT FOR ME!!! Well of course Robbie too I M SURE!! But talk about a perfect way to end a week!!! So needless to say I was VERY SHOCKED!! Now I know why the house was cleaned up this morning!! Oh well cant hurt the man for tryin I guess!!!!
Posted by Brittany at 1:54:00 PM
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
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Posted by Brittany at 11:44:00 AM
OK so for the last two weeks now I have been getting REALLY down because I am REALLLLLY wanting to start losing my weight. There are a number of reasons why I want it off and I want it off now. One of the biggest reasons is Rob and I are REALLY wanting to have another baby but I don't want to be at the weight I am at right now and be preg. at the same time. I have a few friends down here who are kinda in the same boat with wanting to work out but every time I ask them to come over and work out with me they always come up with SOME reason why they can not come over and work out. I am the type of person who LOVES to have other people to work out with because it makes it seem more enjoyable for me!! That is why I LOVED working out with everyone back home. So with that being said I have now made myself a written out promise to myself. That seems to be the only way (so far) that I have stuck to working out with or with out anyone. I just REALLY wish I was back home to work out with everyone up there.
Posted by Brittany at 11:36:00 AM
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Have you ever just hit spots in your life when you feel like it is the SAME thing day in and day out. You wake up SAME time everyday you let the dog out, you feed the kid(s), you clean up and then you start the clean up for the day of the house (vacum, dust, wash floors, laundry, ect....) I feel like I am just stuck in a rut and I CAN NOT get out of it (Kinda like Ground Hog Day haha). I don't know what to do and what is even harder is that usually when I feel like this I go and take Robbie out to do something (which involves spending money) but Rob and I sat down this past Sunday and made a goal for ourselves with our bill's so now I am trying my hardest to REALLY stick with that because in the long run it is only going to help out our family!!! It is also something else that we as a couple are trying to atchive together!! So what it boils down to is what the heck is a girl to do when she is stuck in this kind of rut???
Posted by Brittany at 7:58:00 AM
Sunday, August 19, 2007
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Posted by Brittany at 9:10:00 PM
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Well today was Robbie's 2nd Birthday day and it was a BLAST!! We got him a Thomas train track (that Rob is just in love with too) I finaly had to tell the two boys to GO TO BED cause they kept palying with it!! All in all today was a very laid back easy going day for Robbie's day!! Now tomorrow is going to be his BIG day!! We are going to be having 20+ people over here tomorrow so lets all just pray that it is nice and sunny tomorrow!! I will have to figure out how to post pics and I will post some up here tomorrow for you all to see!!! Goodnight and post to you all tomorrow!!!
Posted by Brittany at 8:36:00 AM