Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween everyone!!! This year our family costume theme was decided by Porter. Laura took him to see the play of The Wizard of Oz and ever since that day he has been a die hard fan of the movie. He told us what he wanted to be and then assigned each of us our costumes. It was fun, although a bit challenging to make all of the costumes since I don't have my sewing machine delivered down here yet. Somehow I managed and everything turned out awesome. We went trick or treating on base to all of the Colonel's and Commander's homes :) can I just say if Sean decides to go Active Duty and make the Army a lifelong career I wouldn't mind being a wife to a Colonel. Those houses are beautiful and I hear that on most posts their homes are usually the big old beautiful ones, my dream homes. Porter took atleast 2 minutes at each house. NO EXAGERRATION!!! He had a story to tell each of the home owner's and each house we went to it was a different story. They all loved him and could tell that he was 3 years old. Oh man if only he was always that darling and never had his tissy moments. Lo didn't really care what we were doing she is always content with whatever we do. She just ate her head band, shoes and fingers the whole night. We loved being able to spend this Halloween together as a family. Although we missed many of you back in Utah we still had a blast.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Each day is a memory

We had the chance to go to Sea World last Saturday it was great and even more the kids did awesome the entire day. Porter loved every single thing that we saw, he is such an animal lover. If there are animals or in this case mammals involved it is guaranteed that he will have a good time. Some of the things we did was watch the show "Believe" that Shamu and 3 other whales put on. I realized that I am getting old and more sentimental as I watch our kids grow. Porter was so thrilled to watch the whales. He was smiling, clapping, laughing, and cheering the whole show. It was so cute it made me cry to see him that happy. Yes I was the crazy lady sitting in the stands with eyes full of tears while watching Shamu the whale. Porter navigated our way through the park with his map, once he spotted the white dolphin he was determined to see it and he continued to talk about that dolphin the rest of the day. The seals, a sea otter, and one humongous walrus put on a way cute play that we all got a laugh out of. Overall it was a fun filled day and one more memory that we have made here in San Antonio.

Porter and Shampoo the whale :)
He is always playing with her here he is making fart noises on her belly.

Lo and Po enjoying a scoop of Blue Bell.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Ways to keep me busy

We have been down here in Texas now for 2 weeks and have already decided to move out of the apartment we are in and to get on base in a home. Things just haven't really worked out all that well according to plan since we got here, we are in a beautiful apartment but are surrounded by scary influences and an unsafe enviroment, so now that process begins to move. Luckily our belongings haven't gotten here from our home in Utah so we won't have that much stuff to pack up and move over. Sean leaves the house at 4:30 a.m. and comes home between 5 and 6 p.m. so until he gets here me and the kids just find anything to keep us busy and not drive eachother nuts. As soon as Sean's scooter gets here I will have my beloved vehicle back and I can start taking Porter to preschool and her to daycare for a few so I can get things done ... preferably working out at the gym. They offer a ton of classes and I don't have to pay a dime so you better believe it I am going to take full advantage of that!!! San Antonio is big and so far we have seen downtown a few times and some of the out skirts. It is so much greener than I thought it would be, it really is beautiful and the weather has been okay. I still am sad to know I will not see snow until I go home for Christmas, but honestly I can do without driving in it for one winter. Porter has missed all of the family alot, but can I just say Skype is a lifesaver. Who ever invented it deserves a huge kiss. What a great tool to have, to beable to see your family and friends from thousands of miles away. We are finding our favorite things down here beginning with Blue Bell icecream, seriously a brand of icecream that takes up 4 sections of the freezer aisle. There is such a huge variety of food down here, not just all bbq like I expected. That for sure has been one of my favorite things to do with my excuse of having no utensils to cook with we go out to eat atleast twice a week, which will soon end once we get into our new home, but I also am excited to beable to create food for the family. Cooking and baking are such a great stress reliever for me. We love you all and miss you dearly!!!