Wednesday, July 28, 2010

On the Road again...

I can't believe the time has come to say goodbye.. This new journey is going to be tough but I think it will benefit our family in the long run. Things in my life these past two years have been tough. I don't know why, but I have to make this trip. I hate to leave Mr. Wonderful and take the kids to a new place. I just feel that right now that is the best solution to our problems. I could be wrong, and I usually am but I think it is important to realize the different aspects of each possible outcome. I really want this to be our last move, but I have a feeling it will not be. I have told Mr. Wonderful that I am only willing to move one more time.. lets say within the next 10 years.

Well, here we are on the start of our journey. Needless to say, these two crazy kids will not make it any easier...

Pray for us! :)
Here are some pictures from our journey so far.


More Packing...

Driving Pictures...

Sunny Bear admiring the decor in the hotel room! 

Biggie looking handsome!

He is always in constant motion, I can never get a really good picture of him :(

Monday, July 26, 2010


I felt a little nostalgic when I finally left Pennsylvania.  I really hated that place but it is where I had Biggie and lived for the past two years.  Things are changing and there is never really any way to know if it is a good thing or if it will be in the best interest of my entire family.  I can only hope that things will work out and that we can all be together again soon.

For the past five years, we have constantly moved.  These moves have always been the result of Mr. Wonderful's Oil and Gas Pipeline jobs.  Once he is done with his work, we always moved on.  With one kid it was always an adventure.  We had a passion for moving and seeing the United States.  For me, it was a break from the life I had lived 20 years. 

Since Biggie came a long two years ago, our focus changed.  We want to provide our children with sometime of stability.  If it was a given that we would always live somewhere for 2-4 years I don't think we would have a problem continuing on that road.  But in this business it is never a given and you are constantly fearing for another move.  This is the main reason I decided to bring my kids home.  I never made any real friends in Pennsylvania, so I was always in a depressed funk.  Yesterday I weighed myself, and over the course of 6 months I have gained 10 pounds.  I just can't believe that this is how everything has worked out. 

I'm sitting here with my happy and healthy kids that miss their daddy now and I am on a diet.

Monday, July 19, 2010

When all else fails... look for the baby!

Can you spot the baby?

He was being super quiet.. so I went looking for him and this is what I found!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

As you may have guessed..

We are moving again...

This time it is just the kids and I.  We have decided to go home because I can't take another impending move.  So, things have been super busy around the house again! I can't rule out any future moves though!

Boxes!!  Can't wait to be home!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Does a Taser look like a gun?

Why do all our vacations/moves have a crazy story?  This trip was not any different.  For the Fourth of July weekend we decided to go about an hour away and stay at a hotel.  We have season passes to a small water/roller coaster park here.  With another imminent move we thought it would be a nice outing for the kids before the chaos began.

The usual conversations took place on the way.  Things like "I'm hungry" and "I have to pee"…nothing really out of the ordinary.  Driving a long though, I did notice Mr. Wonderful was flying past all these cars.  I proceeded to tell him "you need to slow down".  Not even 5 minutes after the words exited my mouth a blue light special appeared in our mirror.  Mr. Wonderful went straight into denial "He's not after me, I wasn't speeding".

Needless to say, Mr. Wonderful got a lovely ticket for going 19 mph over the speed limit.  After that really nice officer let us go, Sunny Bear proceeded to ask, "Does a Taser look like a gun?"  

You mean to tell me the whole time we were sitting there this 5 year old was wondering if her daddy was going to get tasered or not? Is it me or does she watch too much Cops?  

After that incident we were all in a somewhat bad mood.  What a way to damper a nice weekend away...  Unfortunately it seemed to spiral downward.  Every week we use a small credit card for things like gas, food and such.  It is a credit card we have had for about 4-5 years.  Every week it was always the same thing, I'd pay it and we'd use it. No big deal right?  Well, this particular week they decided to hold our funds for 10 days, meaning the funds were taken from our bank account and no applied to the credit card.  Mr. Wonderful proceeded to call and received the run-around about where the money actually was, and how we were loyal customers but there was nothing they could do.  

Needless to say, my theory is that they were mad because they didn't make any interest on our card because we were constantly paying it off.  They decided to hold our money to make us suffer.  We no longer have this card it was cancelled that day.

The rest of our vacation was pretty much uneventful.  There were, however, 50 million people and their kids, mommas, brothers, uncles there.  And here is my proof....

It's really sad when there are more people in the pool than water.

Friday, July 2, 2010

The things that come out of the mouth of Sunny Bear..

These are actual quotes and in no way reflect my parenting skills.

- Our future is in the sky.

- Let's sew something with toothpicks.

- When I grow up, I want to be a black person.

- Your fat is softer than my pillow.

- Coffee smells like old trashcans.

- I like watching biggie's butt jiggle, it makes me happy.

- Daddy's an old man.

And finally my favorite..

- Mommy, your neck wiggles like a turkey.

Thank you Sunny Bear for you words of wisdom.  Never a dull moment!