I did a photoshoot of my neice and since Lamont is gone, I had to bring the kids along. They all had fun playing on the beach, all but Bella. She wasn't digging the sand. I tried to make her happy by taking pictures of her, and at times it worked. So here are the good ones. The picture with her dress over her head was all her...lol! She is such a goof, a very cute goof. Enjoy!
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Before my honey left he bought me a dozen red roses. Just another reason why I love him so much. I was having a bad day and he took the kids to run errands, on his way home he stopped to buy me the roses. But it's what he did once he got home that stole my heart!! Our neice (who is 25 and in the Navy) stays with us on the weekends and he knew she was going to be home. So he took one of the roses before he gave me mine, and he gave it to her. As he handed it to her he said "You are as beautiful as this rose, and you should expect every man who wants to be with you to treat you so." All I saw from her was a big smile!! He's a great Uncle, wonderful father and even better husband. I miss you baby!!
Sunday, May 21, 2006
Yes my honey is hotness to me!! He left on Friday for 3 weeks and although it's not as long as he's been gone before, it still breaks my heart that he's not here. I miss the simple things of having him here. I miss sitting here at the computer and looking over my shoulder to see him reading or watching t.v. I miss getting into bed next to him and laying my head on his chest. I miss the way he smells because the man smells good!!! Most of all I miss his company, he really is my best friend. You see any amount of time that he is away is hard to deal with, but you just have to deal with it. That is what they say is a Navy wife's job.....I just don't ever want to get good at it.
What do you do when you find out that your favorite R&B groups of the '90s are performing on Mother's day for a reunion concert???? You run out and get your tickets asap!! Lamont and I were too excited to go see After 7, Blackstreet, Guy and Tony, Toni, Tone. We got there a little late (cause that's how we roll...lol) so I missed 3 songs from After 7. I wasn't too happy about that, but I did get to hear my favorite songs from them, Ready or Not. I had goosebumps. It may sound silly but I just love Kevon Edmonds' voice....it is very recognizable.
The rest of the concert was great. When TTT performed "Anniversary" Lamont and I stood up and danced in the little ailse of the stadium. We were about the only people standing, but the song means alot to us. So let me take you back about 9 years ago. It was our second anniversary and we had no money. We had just found out that we were expecting another baby and to me that was all the gift I needed. I didn't expect to get anything nor was I able to get Lamont anything. That morning I remember waking up hearing:
tommorow will come and girl i can't wait it's our anniversary, anniversary
the first thing i'll do is run straight to you it our anniversary, anniversary
It's our anniversary
It was so nice to be there with Lamont and think about our beginnings...it was a perfect ending to a great Mother's day weekend!
After having my girly day with Aly I had to find something equally as fun to do with my boys. I searched online until I found something that I knew both my boys would enjoy.....shooting at mom! Yes it is a game that all of us would benefit from, we all get to take our aggressions out on eachother without harming one another....what fun...lol! Once we signed in we had to come up with code names for ourselves. Anthonne choose "Ace", I helped Mayson with "stealth" but when it got to myself I was stumped. Then I thought about the many times my kids have tried to pull the wool over my eyes and how many times I have caught on "quickly" so I came up with the name "Quick". Yea it got a few chuckles from the kids, but I proved my name to be fitting. We all packed on our vests and were armed with our laser guns. We had 30 seconds before we had to run into a 8,000 square ft. warehouse full of fog, mirrors and blacklights. Let me tell you, it didn't take long for me to get into it. I started shooting at everyone I could. Ducking, jumping, running to get away from the lasers of other people. After our game was done we went out to get our score sheet. I was too excited to see that I had scored 4th out of 22 people....yes some being other adults!! All I can say is that i'm hooked and I can't wait to go back for more!
So what did I do for Mother's day????? I spent it with my favorite people in the whole wide world!!!!!!! My weekend was packed full of things to do. On Saturday, Aly and I got all dressed up to have a girly day. We went to the nail salon to try and get our nails did.....but there was alot of people waiting so they told us to come back....bummer #1. Then we drove into downtown Norfolk to a cute little tea house to have us a tea party....well they were booked solid all day. I guess someone forgot to call and make reservations ): bummer #2. So what would a real mom do.....go to plan B. We looked for another place to have lunch. We happend upon an Indian restaraunt called Rajput that smelled sooo good from the outside! We were very happy to see a little buffet when we walked in. We had never been to an Indian restaraunt before so it was nice to sample the cuisine. We both really liked the food, although it was a little spicy. After lunch we were able to go and finally get our nails done. I had fun being girly with my little lady.
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
You know what they say, you can't pick your family but you can pick your friends. I've said this before, if you are lucky to find good friends you hold on to them!! This past weekend I was inspired to take some pictures for our friends, The Alvelos'. Pete left today for 5 1/2 months and I wanted to give him something that he could hold on to for that time. I wanted to give him a piece of his family to take along, so we set up a photoshoot. The love in their family shines through their pictures. I was in tears with every click of the shutter. Being a Navy family you deal with separation all the time. Some women just move on as soon as their husbands are gone, but in their case it's hard to just move on. Pete is not just a husband, but a great father and a great friend to Isabel and to us. We will miss you while you are gone, but celebrate when you get back.