Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Christmas and snow

Well we had our first Christmas with Michelle. The opening of presents took us a while and Michelle was way more interested in eating the paper than looking at her toys. Grandma and Tia (Mom & Anne) found this really cute turtle for Michelle. You pull down the turtle's head and it plays music and the inside spins the 3 little balls around inside it. Sally got Brian and Michelle matching TShirts for Christmas. As you can see Michelle's shirt is just a little too big for her.

We woke up today to a white wonderful surpirse. Snow and plenty of it . It started snowing Monday night/ Tuesday morning and snowed all day yesterday and into today. Brian has come home early from work the last 2 days due to the weather. I can't see the street when I look out the window but our sidewalk and front walk have been cleaned and salted. There is prbably 3-4 inches out there. Michelle also got to go outside to day and play in the she snow. She made a baby snow angel.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Santa Claus

Chrismas is still 2 weeks away and Santa has already been putting things under our tree. Michelle like the bright colored paper and tried to open some of her things early as we were unpacking the boxes everyone have been sending. Michelle hasn't been to see santa claus yet as seeing tring to take her to the BX is too much of a nightmare with the parking and everything. Not to mention he is only at the BX on Vogelweh where all of the toys are located. It would be nice if they would have put santa out at Ramstein too!! Oh Well that's life.

Don't forget to go visit Michelle's webcam@ and see her new play mat Grandma (Sally) sent her.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Just another Sunday spent doing nothing

Not much going on here today. It snow on and off all day so we sat inside and played XBox and watched "Lilo & Stitch". Michelle played on the floor and later watched some of the movie from her bouncy chair. After that she took a nap.
Brian has been looking on like trying to figure out how much telephone, internet access and all of the other utilities are going to cost once we move. We have decided to get our cell phones sent to use here before we leave that way we do have some way to get in touch with everyone and also it will probably be easier to get things set up to once we move in to a house or even while we are house hunting at that.
I haven't done a whole lot of anything today. Just sat here at the computer and played games or looked at everyone's blogs. I read Skyler's blog and checked out her christmas list at amazon and I do have to say that the wagon she wants is really cool. Michelle would probably like one once we get to Texas. Maybe we'll get her one for her birthday and she can take it with her when we go to the zoo.
Other than that bothing else has been going on.

Friday, November 25, 2005

1st snow of the 2005 - 2006 winter

Before we went to bed last Brian and I looked out the window to find that white flaky stuff had fallen to the ground and covered everything. Yes folks we have snow here in Germany. It was around 32*F today but it felt more like 23*F according to Yahoo Weather. We bundled Michelle up and went out long enough to go to the post office and the commissary to do WIC. Other than that Michelle "hung out" in front of the web cam and we sat on the computers. After we had lunch we watched a movie to help pass the time. The weather people call for snow the rest of the weekend. Right now we have less than an inch of snow. Nothing major and I hope it stays that way.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Michelle's 1st Turkey Day!!!

Today is Michelle's first Thanksgiving and she didn't even get to have turkey. Oh well guess it will be next year. She did get to taste mashed potatoes (made from scratch) and some whipped cream off of the no bake pumpkin pie.

The no bake pumpkin pie was really good. Brian had 2 pieces. (I guess that means I'll have to make another one) Besides pie, we had a small turkey breast roast, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls ,stuffing, corn, macaroni and cheese and Brian had baked beans.

After eating and cleaning up the kitchen Michelle "helped" Brian and I put up the Christmas tree. I do have to say our tree looks really nice and very well decorated.

As you can see Michelle had to check out the tree and see if there was anything under it for her to paly with. We told her that Santa doesnt come until December 24th. Santa also likes milk and cookies. She was also told that in order to get presents from Santa she had to be a good girl.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

No Bake Pumpkin Pie

Well, I made my no bake pumpkin pie today. It actually tastes good from what I tasted from the bowl. I made my pie early that way I won't have to be in the kitchen all day Thursday. Surprisingly the pie only took me 15 minutes to make and all it has to do is sit in the frig for 2 hours to set up.

While I was at the commissary getting my stuff to make my pie I bought a tube of Pilsbury Gingerbread cookie dough. The cookies are actually really good. Here is a picture of my handy work.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving

Well its that time of year again. Time for turkey and cranberries and pumpkin pie. Stuff which Michelle of course can not eat until next year.
Brian helped me get the christmas stuff out of the attic yesterday that way we can get started on putting it up this weekend. The tree will probably be put up on Friaday and I'll have to "sit" Michelle in front of the tree so I can take her picture.
As far as Thanksgiving Dinner goes we are having turkey sandwiches with all the trimings. I am also making a no bake pumpkin pie. I found the recipe in Womens Day Magazine. I will let you know how it turns out and if it is any good.
I hope that everyone has a good Thanksgiving.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

New webpage

As you all know I sell Pampered Chef. Well now you can go on line and by products from me. My address is This was a tough dessision to make and of course I do hope that it help my business out too.
Not much else is going on in my world besides it being rainy and nasty outside

Monday, August 15, 2005

Doctors are annoying

After 2 long months I am finally allowed to resume my regular activities. I went and saw the "doctor" to day for my 8 week post preggie check up. Of course I am early, which is good. I'm waiting to sign in and the LtCol Owen, the midwife I saw while pregnant, looks at me and goes, you cancelled your appointment what are you doing here? First off, I did not cancel it , second you all screwed up. Last week while I was in the hospital getting my eyes checked I stopped by the clinic to confirm my appointment. As it goes, they stuck the appointment in one system and not the other and double booked her.

Anyway she agrees to see me since I'm early. She does the exam and then tells me to come down to her office. We sat and talked about the IUD she is going to put in so that we have no more kids for awhile. She's going over the side affects and telling me what to expect. One of the side affects of the procedure is fainting ( oh joy, was all I could think of ), which so proudly announces that she hasn't had anyone pass out on her while she was doing the procedure. I was tempted to ask her how many times she's done it but quickly changed my mind.

After all of that she give memy appointment and instructions for the day of the procedure. Which entailed me having to be up and at the hospital before 7:30AM to have a pregnancy test done and then finding something to do until 2:00PM when she is going to do the procedure. For the love of it all it does not take all morning to do a stupid pregnancy test. You can do it at home in 10 minutes and if they draw blood its just as quick. I swear that she likes to make peoples lives a living nightmare.

'Bout Time I jumped on the band wagon

It seems that the rest of the family has at least one blog to their name. Shoot even my darling daughter has her own corner of the web staked out. Here's a pic of my darling little "angel". I use the term loosely as seeing she has her moments especially when daddy is gone.

I know for a fact the Michelle's Blog is in a desperate need of being up dated. So for those of you who are behind. I'll bring you up to speed.

Michelle was born on june 16th at 3:23am. She weight 7lbs 5oz and was 20.25 inches long. When we had her into the doctor's office on the 14th of July, she weighed 8lbs 11oz and was 21 inches long. Michelle is doing fine and is growing quickly. Her next doctor's appointment is on Tuesday, August 16th. She will be reciving her frst round of immunizations and shots.