Thursday, October 30, 2008

Trials and Tribulations!!

Every now and then we are given trials that at first we don't understand. Today is that such day. I won't go into the whole story because it goes back about 6 months but I will sum it up for you. Richard is in the military and according to them he isn't up to par where some of his officers think he should be. Because of these standards they have been toying with him and feeding him different stories about his future with the army. First he is finishing his contract, then they are threatening to kick him out, then they tell him he is deploying and now the latest is he isn't deploying but they don't have a specific date of when he is gonna get out. All the mean while this puts a damper on our plans. We can't plan any further than a week in advance. This is really hard to come by when you are supposed to have a baby in 6 weeks. I am overwhelmed with stress and anxiety. I am finding myself fall into a depression and just want to sleep. I don't have a happy ending and a lesson learned from this experience just yet but I hope someday I will. As for now I just ask for all of your prayers to help me keep my strength and remain calm. I so badly want to go up to his superiors and give them a piece of my mind but as you know civilians don't confront military officers like that. It is very hard for me. Richard needs your prayers as well to keep up his good attitude and strength to do his best no matter what. I need to be strong for him and for our little family. Thank you all so much for listening to my problem. God bless you all.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Husband Tag!!

-Where did you meet your husband? Sadly enough we met a local anchorage bar.

-How long have you been married? 10 months and 18 days

-What does he do that surprises you? he is very tender and when i least expect it play with my hair or rub my back.

-What is your favorite feature of his? his eyes (they light up when he smiles, laughs)

-Does he have any annoying habit? he likes to stick his finger up my nose

-What is your favorite quality of his? his calm demeanor, he is always rational and soft spoken

-Does he have a nickname for you? he calls me babe or baby a lot

-What is his favorite color? blue, red and yellow (he a primary colors kind of guy)

-What is his favorite food? he loves breakfast but can't get enough of my mashed potatoes either

-What is his favorite sport? football (dallas cowboys)

-When and where was your first kiss? the day we met (remember we met a bar, not always a good environment)

-What is your favorite thing to do as a couple? we love shopping, and watching movies

-Do you have any kids? not yet but in 6 weeks we will

-Does he have a hidden talent? he has an incredible memory

-How old is he? 22 (yep he is a lot younger than me)

-Who said I love you first? Him

-What is his favorite type of music? he likes rock, (the kind that you can't understand what they are saying) but he listens to country most of the time

-What do you admire most about him? how responsible he is in wanting to take care of his family and be the best provider he can be

-Will he read this? probably, he checks the blog sometimes

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

33 week belly shot!!

Of course I had to do the self portrait in the mirror but if I knew how to use Richard's camera and turn off the flash it wouldn't be so bad so Richard to the rescue and he took a normal one later.

I can't believe I am 33 weeks already. Jackson is continually active and loves it when his daddy plays with him. Richard likes to push on my belly and then Jackson will kick back. I know they are gonna have a great relationship. I can't wait for our little bear to finally arrive.