Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

I have never been a fan of Valentine's Day, so I don't mind that I am spending it alone this year. I think we should show our love for each other every day of the year! However, I do miss my sweetheart a little extra today and I wish he was home with me.

One member of our little family did NOT have to spend Valentine's Day alone this year...

That's right, our boy Diesel has a girlfriend!  Her name is JoJo and the employees at "school" have been telling us about her for a few weeks.  Today they had a Valentine's Day party at school and he came home with this pretty picture.  Isn't he a wonderful artist? He even brought home a goodie bag of doggie snacks and some chocolate for mom (yum).
I hope that you all had a great Valentines Day!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Bucket List

So I'm sure everyone knows by now, but my sweetheart is gone for the next 9-ish months.  I've decided (and been told many times), that I need to start updating my blog again so he (and everyone else) knows what's going on in my life.

Deployments are really hard, but I am determined to keep myself as busy as possible, so hopefully the time will fly by!

I have decided to put together a deployment "bucket list".  After all, I have 9 months of unlimited "me time" and NO excuses to not do these things.

Here we go:

1. Get in shape and lose some weight
2. Take a knitting class and FINISH a project
3. Finish the quilting project from LAST deployment (which was 2010....don't judge me)
4. Teach Diesel a new trick
5. Climb the Manitou Springs Incline all the way to the top
6. Read at least one book per month
7. Make some of the Pinterest recipes I've never tried
8. Start a new quilting project (well....maybe that's a little ambitious)
9. Blog at least once per week

I'm sure I will think of some more things as I go.  Hopefully this will make the time go by quickly and it'll be November before we know it!  Feel free to leave any suggestions!