Saturday, August 30, 2008


Imperial Beach

My sisters-in-law and I bought the kids to Imperial Beach today. The plan was to meet at ten to drive to the beach and at nine thirty it was raining. Can you believe it was raining today of all days. It NEVER rains here but it did today. It stopped by ten and we head over to the beach and it was overcast but nice. It spinkle a few minutes while we were there but we stuck it out. I think it might have been ten minutes max. It was funny see a few people running to leave when it started to sprinkle. People are so funny here, they are scared of rain and think that seventy to seventy-five degrees is cold. Now everyone but a few people. When we walked the pier I seen a few people in pants and sweaters. It's crazy. I think it is too hot here and I miss the cool weather. Mostly I miss fall! No changing of the leaves here, no cool crisp nights, and no day a the apple mill. The things you miss when you leave them behind.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Weight Loss Update

Hi! I thought I would leave a update on my weight loss. Friday's are my weigh-in days, I weighed in this morning. So far I'm down a told of 25 pounds, that's over a three month period. I have just under three months to go. I'm planning on surprising my husband when her get home. He knows how much I have lost but still it will be exciting looking so much better. Not to mention that I feel so much better. I have been working out at the gym a few days a week. I workout with a trainer once a week, which helps me know what I should be doing. But there is still the major step of actually doing what I'm told. I thought I was doing a good job until I realized that for two weeks (I think) I have only done two to three cardio sessions. YIKES!! So I was thinking to mysefl, "Girl, you have to kick it up a few notches and get going. The countdown is on and you need to move it. So get going!" That is exactly what I did. I got up this morning, brought Maddie to school and walked 3.41 miles. That's what I'm talking about. Kick it up and keep it that way until I reach my goal. Five pounds to 10%. I'm almost there and I will be setting new mini goals. I'm going to keep going strong.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Half Way to Homecoming!

I decided to have a party to celebrate the half way point in the deployment yesterday. It was fun and messy. So here we all are celebrating the half way point and hoping the second half flies by. I MISS YOU HONEY!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

A Lesson On Life

I was looking on photobucket today and seen these. I seen these two and thought, how true. I was sent here to learn to love others. Yet it seems like a very small task, love others. All you have to do is care, show compasion for someone other than yourself. But is it really that easy? As I reach out to others I risk being rejected and pushed away. How much easier is it to just hate someone or show no feelings toward them? A few pages later I see the quote, "We are all sudents and teachers. I often ask myself, "What did I come here to learn, and what did I come to teach?" I was thinking, I came here to learn to love, to put others before myself.
What have I come to learn? What I have learned is that I have a idea of what my life should look like, God has a better plan. Being a military wife is hard but there is one perk I have discovered and that is meeting new people. I honestly can say that I have not always enjoyed being a military wife having to pack up and move so much. However after my last move I was thinking, how blessed I am to be able to move and meet so many wonderful people that I never would have met if I never left my home town or state. In the last two moves I have opened my heart to meeting new people and making friends. I have changed my additude of, "I'm not making friends because I'm moving soon, what's the sense." I see how having friends has changed my outlook on life. I know that everytime I put myself out there I could get hurt but I think it's worth it when you meet someone who cares for you.
The other thing I have learned is life is short if you don't like where you are heading do something to change it, pray for guidance. And let's not forget, practice make progress. I know Iwill never be perfect but I know that I can make progress.
As for what I can teach...... I guess what I learn. So let me close with a quote that I found when I was thinking about how blessed I'm with the people I have met throughout my life.
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints on your heart.

Friday, August 15, 2008


Originally uploaded by saolmsted2007

Good Morning! We have been talking a lot about moving to Charleston, S.C. in a few years when we get transfered. We still have just over two years here in San Diego then we will be moving somewhere else. Hopefully, Charleston! I really think that I would love living there. I know that we will have to see if there are any job openings when we are up for transfer and according to Paul, there should be openings. There are two different places he could get a position prototype or teaching at a school. Only time will tell be I still look forward to the possiblity of moving here. It's so beautiful.

The picture above is actually a bunch of pictures I like off from Click on the picture and it will bring you to flickr and you can see who took each picture. All of the picture are awesome.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Madison lost her first Tooth

I was downloading some pictures on the computer tonight. I hear Madison behind me and she sounds like she is spiting. I said Madison are you spiting and she comes over to me and says mom my tooth just fell out. I hurry and grab the camera and take a few shots. So here is my baby girl with her missing tooth. The first picture in probably like 20 seconds after she said it fell out. It's was so exciting!!!

Lemon Festival

My friend invited us to go to the Lemon Festival in town today. Madison rode some rides with her son. He's such a handsome little guy. Anyway here a few pictures.

As you can see Madison didn't care for the Frog Hopper. She said it was too scary because it goes up high. I didn't think anything about it since she liked the swings.

Madison got this cowgirl hat at the festival too but my phone was full so I had to take the picture at home.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Gifts form Korea

We recieved the package of goodie today. Daddy got her a dress from Korea and for me, a Starbucks mug (we collect them) and a fan. I also found a few coins in the bottom of the box that I almost threw away but heard them jingle, jangle.

Monday, August 4, 2008


Saturday, August 2, 2008

Operation: Military Kids- Family Day

I got a flyer for Operation: Military Kids- Family Day and it looked like it would be fun. A chance for Madison and I to meet some other military families. It was at a Marines' base that is about thrity five minutes away. I know I have been up in the area before but I couldn't picture it. I wanted to leave myself plenty of time. I was thinking that we would get there early and Madison could play at the park a little while before it started. That was not true, we got there at 9:30 and there were already 200 people in line. So I decided to get in line too, they were handing out backpacks and school supplies to the first 600 kids which was what everyone was in line for. I forgot to mention that they gates didn't open until 11:00, which actually turned out to be 11:20. Anyhow, while we were waiting in there was a couple ladies talking. The one lady asked me about what branch of the military my husband was in," Navy." "Oh mine too," she said. I said the ship mine is on and she said "mine is too." She was telling me that her husband was the CMC. Then she was like my husband probably know your husband and visa verusa. The CMC is the third in command on the ship and he meets with the Chiefs everyday. Ah I learned something today. She was asking if I was aware of the different groups they have for the ship and the wives. Nope! So she said she would add my name and email to the list. I was a interesting wait.
Once we were in the gates we ate the boxed lunch they gave us. Madison petted the turtle, pig and bunny. The only animal she didn't pet was the llama. They only had four animals in their petting zoo and I was a little dissappointed. That was the main reason I brought Madison. We looked at all the information booths, she rode the little car below, we went to get her face painted and they were finished painting face so we left because there wasn't to much more to do. And it was HOT! I was still pretty fun. Madison was really excited about the car ride and I was excited to meet someone who's husband works with my husband.