I'm still here

Got a couple of questions where I disappeared too. So I'll post again if you missed it before:


Hope all is well with you all. :D

Family Update

My Mom is attempting to go back to Picayune today to our hometown. If she can't get ther to check on family then she is going to go to Alabama to stay. We still haven't heard from any other family. We still worry like crazy. Just wanted to update you at this time.


I've only heard from my mother. The rest of the family I can't get in contact with.

talked to my mom in hattiesburg. She is okay, had like 10 trees down in her yard and her other house in pass chrisitian right near the beach they are assuming is gone. My hometown got hit hard but no reporters are there, no phone calls, all I hear is our hospital was demonlished and had to stop accepting people and most of it is under water. After seeing the winds we all think it's pretty bad. Chris uncle at last minute had to go to Biloxi to get his mom, got stuck, went to a shelter, shelter collapsed, went back to her house in the middle of the storm, and it is a mile off the beach. Biloxi was flooded with 30 feet standing water, we haven't heard anything from then. We still have family in N.O. (New orleans) we haven't heard from, and are just waiting and worried. It's so sad, the places we took Will just a month or so ago are gone. The mcdonalds at the beach we ate at is now just posts, the casinos we saw famous people sing at are just wrecked, I spent all my proms down on that water. Spent a lot of time...and now it's mainly gone. Just waiting to hear from family. Memories are memories, material things can be replaced, but people can't be.

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I'm sick as can be. Family is mostly all evacuated from C & my side, but some refuse to leave the area. So sick, so scared and I'm so many miles away. God help all thoes people......


Huge major Cat 5 hurricane hitting directly to many friends family and my hometown. Please send all the prayers you can...

Growing up

C is dealing with a 17 hour long mission today. Jeez I'm glad it isn't me. He's been preparing for this for like 4 weeks almost now. We'll both be glad when it's over. He left the house at 2:30am this morning and I won't see him until about midnight. Last night because C went to bed early, I stayed up and watched movies. I watched Ladder 49 last night. It is a REALLY good movie. Of course I cried because at one point the lady said that her biggest fear was the red car (The chief's car) pulling up in front of the house when he didn't come home from work on time. That sounded so military like. The year C spent in Iraq, that was my biggest fear, the white van. It happened up and down the street, you never knew when, but I jumped and my heart would stop beating everytime that the doorbell rang. I guess a lot of the services that people do like firefighter, police, military all carry their own risks and worries for the spouse. I'm not sure what it would be like to think my husband was going off to work and he was safe. Sure there are car accidents etc, but I haven't even been able to "not" be worried about a training accident, him being shot at, or just something hard happening. I'm not sure if I will ever get to feel that peace and not worry about that van. That is just part of the lifestyle and choices we made I suppose. At least with the other services you get support from the nation because you are doing something "good"...meanwhile people have mixed feelings about the war and what soldiers are doing and that can't settle well with the guys who are told to go do the job. Anyway so that was a good movie. The second one I stayed up till 2am to finish watching last night, Coach Carter. For one, let me say I'm gunna spoil something, so stop reading :)

Okay, so they didn't win the state championship. HOw great is that to show a real story in a movie. Since when do sports movies not win the ultimate goal. I really liked the way he handled the kids, though the lifestyle and way around them is foreign to me. I was lucky enough to grow up in a upper/middle class lifestyle, with a good school where I didn't have to worry about being shot or my safety on most occasions. That is my question though, how would it feel to grow up in that type of "threatening" in my opinion, society? It would scare me but if it is all I ever knew then I guess I would be used to it and not think of it. It really was an eye opener to me of what life is like in certain parts of the US. Very interesting movie!

C is gone all day today like I said so I am going to try to get some things done around the house. I'm not sure where my keys are and if they are locked in my car or not. Usually we just bring C's and I just put mine somewhere in the car, and I think I forgot to get them out. Its so much work getting the baby bag, baby, whatever you got at the store, and everything else in I guess I just forgot. So it looks like we'll be staying around most of the day :) Hopefully little skeeter will be a good kiddo today and help me around the house :)

Our weekend

This weekend was a little less hectic than my week last week. C has been working tons and that doesn't help me out much around here. In a lot of ways I feel like a single parent with no family nearby. I just don't have friends here, don't have daycare/break, don't have help of support and adult convo/help except for C. And he is never home thanks to the grueling pace of school. This was suppossed to be our "break". I was suppossed to be able to have lots of family time, try to make up for what the army has already taken away from our family and relationship. Now I actually look forward to getting out of here!

This weekend was a little bit of a slower pace, though all today has been spent me and Will practically. That is how it is but I got one day to try to "train" him into how to take care of Will. I do it pretty much every weekend, then he has 5-6 nights off and W changes a lot in that timeframe, so I start over trying to teach him what makes him happy then. He is so good with W. but doesn't understand sometimes what he needs/wants because he isn't here very much. That is pretty much the pace of things from around here. It's hectic and crazy, but my life has never really been less.

I finished the second Harry Potter book. I've seen the movies but haven't engrossed myself into the book until lately. I'm not a huge reader unless I really enjoy the author but I must say I'm loving the heck out of the books. SOOO much better than the movies! (And I loved those too!). I have several books on my reading list, including the new ones from Robin Cook and Nicholas Spark and several more Harry Potters.

Tomorrow I have to go to the post office (I WILL remember my ATM card this time), try to beg people into letting him be in daycare so Chris and I can get out sometimes, and then I am going to start hanging things around the house. We have blank walls right now. I figure it is worth moving in for a few months..haha. There are boxes in closets, but out of sight and not stuff we really need right now. It's just mainly office things. I just want to finish getting my house in order then I can feel at peace. I miss my things around the house. And as soon as we get paid back for the move I plan on buying a bed. Our bed broke a few months before we moved so we just have been sleeping on a matress on the floor since like April. I miss a bed :( :( :(

Anyway, that is all from here. Hope everyone else had a restful weekend.


I'm watching this mess go down on Foxnews with the Gaza retreat, protests, and standoffs. That is crazy. They are throwing sand and gasoline on the swat members. I feel sad for these people...not sure which side I agree with but it really is extreme. It really is crazy watching.

The next two weeks are pretty much insane for hubby. He has huge practicums and tests, and that leasves me to try to keep peace over here. W is being much better since his shots. He still has a huge bump on his leg where the shots were but that will even out in time. For a few nights he's had long stretches of sleep. He just gets SOOO hungry before he goes to sleep and throughout the night. Not sure why he gets so hungry at night. We load him up with food before bed and throughout the day, but trying to find the perfect formula for him. Had a GREAT weekend having time off, visiting with friends and enjoying life! It's amazing how a few days of rest can really revive you.

Last night we rearranged the living room again into a more child friendly arrangement which means cords out of W's way and also the TV is up higher. Also we have more play room in the middle of the room. I just need to get a really thick nice blanket for the floor I can just throw down. He keeps rolling over onto the hard wood floor even with a think blanket and hitting his head pretty hard.

Today we are getting a fence in..Woot! Finally I can kick my dogs out of the back and pretend that they are here, wait, let them have some nice sunshine, that's it! I'm excited ...they want so badly to go outside, but they really aren't safe with all the kiddos running around. I'm scared they will start to run after them. They are sweet dogs, but I dont' want to know what they would do if they got scared and ran off etc. I thought the fence was yesterday but stupid me didn't look at the calender.

I really have nothing to do today. I guess I'll pick up the house. Today is family day which means C gets off work early and more time for fun :)