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Tuesday, May 25, 2010


So everyone's marriage is different right?! That's what makes it so much fun! My husband took a position at a base that is about 54 miles away from us about a year and 8 months ago. On top of his busy work schedule, he tacked on 2.5 hours of commuting time. I started to try to do some of his "chores" to ease some of the strain on him. Now they might not seem like much but they do take some time for me (but hopefully give him more time with us in the long run) I have been mowing the yard and bathing the kiddos before he gets home. I know that it seems like such a small few tasks but I think that they have helped out a lot! Can't wait to see what y'all have been doing for your husbands this past week!

The Undomestic Mama is having Top 2 Tuesday.
Today is Top 2 Dates.
Golly that is going to be hard considering I have told you before how much my husband likes to be over the top! But ok if I would have to name the top 2.......

1. When we were dating, Ben wanted me to come with him to a reunion at his old college campus. (Texas A&M Whoop!) I was just a single gal scraping by on a full time job as an RN plus a job on the side. I really wanted to go but it just wasn't in my budget to buy a plane ticket at that time. I got home from work to find a card from Ben. It had a bunch of random numbers, letters, and times. I was super confused what all of it was so I had to ask him what it was all about. He bought me a plane ticket so that I could come with him! (Of course being the strong-willed woman that I am, I insisted on paying him for half of it....can't just accept a gift for a gift!)
We had such a wonderful time & it was so neat to meet some of his college buddies and of course experience Texas A&M. I am from PA & virtually knew nothing about all of the traditions at A&M.
Of course the best thing was what happened under "The Century Tree." (Another A&M tradition.....) While Ben didn't propose under the century tree, he said "I love you" for the first time there. Thus making it one of the best dates ever!

2. I would have to say another of my favorites was horseback riding through the rain forest in Puerto Rico. We took a delayed honeymoon with some friends of ours from flight school. We had a BLAST with them don't get me wrong but it was so nice to just ride together and enjoy the beautiful scenery!

Other Honorable mentions.........
-Late night boating trips on the Gulf
-River dance
-horseback riding in the hill country of Texas
-Our Bed and Breakfast weekend in Fredericksburg, TX
-Snorkeling in Puerto Rico
-Our anniversary helicopter ride in Wisconsin
-Greek night with belly dancer in Missouri
-Camping in Shenandoah National park
-Sea world
-the dog park in Pensacola (long story!)
-hiking at Enchanted Rock, TX
-kayaking in Charleston, SC
-hiking through the foothills of Yuma, AZ
-Our stay in Saluda, NC where we went to Biltmore Estate
And many more that are escaping my memory right now!!

Here are your questions for this week:

1. Would you rather host party or simply attend a party? Both. I LOVE hosting gatherings at our house. Hospitality seems to be one of my gifts so I like to use it. In the same token, I love to go to other people's homes as well! I just love people!
2. Tell us about the most memorable party you've been to. Wow....too many to talk about I think. I had a really good time at the New Year's Eve party 2008 at Michelle & Dan's house. Quiet, elegant, and intimate.
3. What is one thing you hope for in the after-life? Living forever with my Lord.
4. What do you enjoy most about sunshine? The warmth.
5. When you attend a bridal/baby shower, do you prefer to bring your own gift or chip in with others to buy a larger gift? Baby shower by far I like to bring my own because I like to get crafty and make things for the mama to be. Bridal showers I can swing either way!
6. Would you rather have a FREE week of having your house cleaned or all of your meals cooked for you and your family? MEALS hands down!
7. What song describes your mood today? "Praise you in this storm" Casting Crowns
8. What is something you received for your own bridal shower/wedding that you still own or use? (If you are not married, feel free to sub a gift you received a long time ago.)
Blender, garlic press, 2 clocks, 3 frames, waffle maker,
9. Your favorite flavor of ice cream is?mint chocolate chip followed closely by chocolate peanut butter
10. When was the last time you felt "tested?" Sunday.
11. "Ho-ho's is a food that once I start eating I find really hard to stop."
12. "Praise" is the best motivation.

Upon watching Dancing with the stars last week, Kendall and I were discussing the gowns as we usually do. She is very opinionated for a nearly 4 year old. Anyway, it is usually pretty fun & just a way for us to bond and create memories. We were discussing the gowns when one of the dancers came out in well a top & a skirt shall we say.....Kendall looked at me and said, "Mommy, she forget to put her shirt on! You said, that we wear our bras UNDER our shirts! She gonna be so embarrassed her chest is out!" Yes if only she will continue thinking that dressing like that is embarrassing for the next 20 some years I will be set!


Beth said...

I'm always impressed when my 20 year old son still blushes at the TV. I pray that he always does. The world surely doesn't make it easy!

Staci said...

Hey Jamie! I wanted to let you know that I left you an award over on my blog!

Foursons said...

Yes sweet girl, you just keep thinking that way!

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