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It's about love, it's about compassion, it's about kindness, and faith. It has nothing to do with luck. You get what you give…

So give good.

06 April 2013

Show Us Your Life: Children's Books

This week I'm linking up with Kelly's "Show Us Your Life," which is themed "Kid's Books."  I LOVE reading and always have; I was the kid who'd get in trouble for staying up too late to read on school nights.  I still read for an hour or so every night.  Yes, this mama of a two-month old and a two year old still finds time to read every day :)  When I found out I was pregnant with Joe, I hoped and prayed that he'd be a reader too.  He already has quite the impressive library! 
 
He absolutely loves the Llama Llama books!
 
 
E and I have read this one to him so many times that we've memorized the words...
 
He is also quite the Boynton enthusiast!
 
 
I love it when he meows when he sees the page with the cat.  He has such a sweet little voice :)
 
This is also one of his favorites :)  It's such a sweet book and he loves animals.

 
The Otis books are new favorites, too.  How cute is that tractor?!
 
 
 Reading is such an important thing to me and it's also important to me that I read to my kids because I truly believe it puts them at such an advantage academically.  Reading grows their little brains! :)
 
My Life, from {Army} Brat to Wife

03 April 2013

Wordless Wednesday {Kinda, but Not Really}

 
 Joe creeping in on Andy Roo's Basket:
 Yes, that's right!  I have two boys now!
Are they cute, or what?!
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29 May 2012

Happy Memorial Day!


From my family to yours!

My Life, from {Army} Brat to Wife

18 May 2012

Who Do You Think You Are?

Source: nbc.com via Lauralee on Pinterest
I can't wait to see tonight's episode of Who Do You Think You Are? on NBC.  E and I love this show, and tonight, they are featuring Paula Deen!  The show's historical aspect is just so fascinating to me.

Source: goo.gl via Roxane on Pinterest



E and I were at Ft. Stewart while we were married, and lived in Savannah.  During our wedding weekend, our family and closest friends went downtown to have lunch at her restaurant; it was just as good as we had all imagined it to be and it was something everyone enjoyed.  My mom, my very own Georgia Peach, was in heaven!  Anyway, I used to think she was a bit silly until I read her book It Ain't All About the Cookin'.  Now it drives me nutso when people judge her before knowing her story; it's pretty amazing, y'all!

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15 May 2012

Mommy Doesn't Approve...

Joseph is absolutely obsessed with the commercial for Kendra on Top on We.  He will stop whatever he's doing when it comes on tv and will just sit and stare until it goes off. 

What in the world is one supposed to do with a woman-oogling pervert of a son? 



I guess I'll just have to make sure that he knows "brains before boobies" is a good philosophy to have when picking a girl.  I'm sure, though, that he'll turn into quite the little gentleman, instead of a pervy little leach. Oh the joys of raising a son :)

And to be clear, I'm not judging Kendra, I'm just a big fan of modesty.

My Life, from {Army} Brat to Wife

13 May 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

What a difference a year makes!


I feel so blessed to call him mine!

Happy Mother's Day, Everyone!
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11 May 2012

Military Spouse Appreciation Day Blog Hop

I'm participating in this year's Military Spouse Appreciation Day Blog Hop hosted by Riding the Roller Coaster and Household 6 Diva.  So, here I go...



Hello, I'm Becky!  I'm a twenty-something wife to E, an Officer in the U.S. Army.  I'm also the mama to Joseph, a precious and amazingly happy 14-month old boy.  I don't know what I ever did to deserve such a good baby!  I spend most of my time worrying about something (there's probably a pill for that); my poor husband deserves a medal for putting up with me.  I'm quiet, quirky, and sometimes, downright awkward.  I love reading, crafts, and am addicted to Pinterest


As an Army wife, I really don't feel like I do anything special.  I always say that I fell and love and married a guy who just happened to be in the Army.  In November 2010, I had the honor of attending the FORSCOM FRG Leader Conference in Washington D.C., with a bunch of other spouses/ FRG Leaders from Ft. Hood.  This trip also included tours, and I chose the National Mall.  While on the tour (we were forced to wear these awful tshirts) a woman (knowing I was an Army wife from the said shirt), grabbed me by the shoulders and said "thank you" to me.  I was pregnant at the time, E was at NTC, and I was scared that I'd be giving birth to our child without my husband there with me.  I was so shocked that I couldn't even respond to the lady;  I wish I'd have at least thanked her...    

Although being an Army wife is totally worth all of the hardships (having my husband deploy eight days after our son was born to name just one example, eek!), it is nice to know that we are appreciated.  It means so much to me to hear my husband say how proud he is of me for getting through the deployment by myself with a brand new baby.  It all goes back to the guy who made me an Army Wife, though.  I am so proud to be his wife, and I have to say, I wouldn't live this life for anyone else!  As a matter of fact, there have been many times where I'd break down during the deployment and cry and then tell him it was all his fault because he made me love him so much.  Then I'd call him a jackass and would feel better about the situation (it's totally a term of endearment, y'all).

Even though I'm pretending to be humble, I totally yelled out "It's Military Spouse Appreciation Day!" when I told E that I didn't want to cook dinner and that he needed to order a pizza.  Ha!  Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day to me!  And to you, too!

They also serve who only stand and wait.  -John Milton



My Life, from {Army} Brat to Wife

Compassion

Last night it stormed here, so out of the kindness of our hearts, we let Buddy sleep on the bed with us rather than in his crate.  The poor dog is terrified of loud sounds such as thunder and the Forth of July is always awful for him.  Anyway, when he sleeps with us, he usually sleeps at the foot of the bed, but last night the little monster slept with his stinky feet (they smell like corn chips) and butt in my face.  And he was gassy.  Fabulous.  That's exactly what compassion gets you; the scent of eau de puppy butt and feet in your face.

Anybody want a dog?  He's free to a bad home!  ha!


 These are the most recent pictures I have of my boys.  Buddy and Joseph are nuts about each other!  I just love hearing Joe giggle when Buddy does something silly.


By the way, I have one of those Thunder Shirt things for Buddy... my mom asked why I didn't use it the last time it stormed.  I would... but he's afraid of the sound the velcro makes... ugh...  He's worse than a kid!

My Life, from {Army} Brat to Wife

10 May 2012

Three For Thursday: Secret Single Behaviors



3 on Thursday

This week's Three for Thursday theme is Secret Single Behaviors.  My husband was deployed for the greatest part of last year, so where in the world do I begin?  I'm pretty sure I delved into creepy, secret behaviors on day one.  There were TONS of things I did that I wouldn't have done if E had been home. 
 
Somehow, I got myself on a horrible schedule where I'd stay up way too late.  I naturally have sleep issues to begin with and having E gone didn't help things at all.  I'd take the trash and recycling to the curb in the middle of the night.  I'd also go on late night McDonald's runs just to get a Coke.  I loved watching Hallmark channel all night too, to watch Golden Girls, Frasier, and Cheers reruns.   
 
There was also a time (or two) when Joseph would spit up on my bed and by the time I remembered it would be bedtime, so I would just cover it up with a blanket and hope I'd remember to wash it the next day.  I have no shame.
 
Lastly, I have just two words for you:  Real Housewives.
 
Let's just say I'm happy to have my husband home and creeper Becky gone!

My Life, from {Army} Brat to Wife


09 May 2012

The Shops at Target

Oh, Target, how do I love thee?  Let me count the ways...

Well, here are two reasons:

Have y'all seen "The Shops" at Target (or like me, online)?  These dresses look so sweet, feminine, and I can't wait to get them from The Webster at Target shop.  I also love these from the Privet House:   

They'd look awesome in my bedroom.  Here is the link all of the shops.  It looks like Joe and I will be spending some time at Target tomorrow!

My Life, from {Army} Brat to Wife