Friday, April 29, 2011

5 Question Friday

1. If you could buy any car, money not an option, what would it be?
    I would have a Cadillac Escalade, the extreme edition... My grandpa raised me  
    on Cadillacs and w/ my brood... we need something BIG!

2. What was your worst first date ever?
    I really don't remember having a worst first date lol... I have only dated two
    people though, one being my husband.

3. How old were you when you fell in love for the first time?
    16...and to this day I am still in love, head over heels.

4. When was the last time you reconciled your checkbook?
    Hmmm that is a good question! I really don't do that much

5. If you were going to fashion a "Wanted" Ad for a best friend, how would
    you word it?
    I don't need a Want ad for a best friend. I know I know that's not the rules of this
   game, BUT I have the most amazing best friend a girl could ask for. I would
   probably say: "BAILEY, Where are you? "

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011






Now where did that easy button go?

So here is the deal, life has been less than easy lately... but one thing that gets me through is knowing that God is my Savior and this is all in his plan. On the other hand there is always the Woody Hayes philiosophy as well, "Anything easy Ain't worth a damn!"

No one ever said life would be easy, and I am ok with that. There are just things that I want to do with my life and I know with timing it will all happen... however, I am human and the wait is killing me.

So here is what I have been up to lately: (In bullet point format so that I can include everything)

*I was in a car accident. Thankfully minor, however, did a number on my car

*I blew out a tire... One of my brand new tires I might add

*I am thankful for family and friends and their ongoing support and concern, however... my husband and I  
  have a special and unique relationship. No one will ever understand that, I am ok with this. I praise God
  every minute that I am so loved. I really don't know what I would do without most of these people in my

*As I have said before, my children do pageants, they love it. We keep it real simple and natural, before you 
  start judging me... and so we have been traveling a lot for those. Lybertei has a natural personality for the
  stage. The others are getting there. I only wish that they had started sooner so they all wouldn't be so shy.

*I am behind on my school work... I am really hoping my laptop is finished this week so that we can move 
  forward. I just want this class to be over anyway.

*Josey flushed Littlest Pet Shops down the toilet... So far so good, but there is still a chance Mommy will be
  changing the toilet... Thank goodness that my husband used to be a plumber... I know what to do.

*I made hard boiled eggs to color with the kids, except I didn't... I boiled the eggs like I always do seperated
  them into mini muffin tins for the girls and we were on our way to coloring bliss... however Josey threw one
  and it cracked... not a big deal except... it also seeped... The eggs were still raw... not sure how they were
  because I boiled them for thirty minutes... I guess you can't make 4 dozen eggs at once. OOPS!!!! Lesson

*Our eldest wants to join the school dance team, so the glutton for punishment that I am send in the
  paperwork. I am glad that she is doing it though... She is very shy and I hope that it brings her out of her

*I also signed the four eldest up for Sports camp this summer. Josey, Drea, and Payge will be doing Soccer
  and Sera will be doing Arts and Crafts... Should be interesting.

*I have taken up extreme couponing. I am very excited about this. There is a certain rush that comes with
  getting a really good bargain. I will be posting some of my finds here soon.

So that is what I have been up to....

We are 6 followers away from a giveaway... Tell your friends to hop on by!

God Bless!


Military Monday Blog Hop

Hop on over to Life with my Littles and link up. I have a great post coming later today to explain what I have been up to. It should give you a good laugh.

Also for all of my cloth diaper mommas, Cow Patties is having a awesome 4th of July giveaway! I am hoping for a win as Lybertei would LOVE a patriotic dipe on her bum!  Check it out

Friday, April 22, 2011

MilSpouse Friday Fill In

How many pets do you have? And what type? We have one dog, a jack russell terrier, her name is Daisy

What are your favorite projects to do while hubby is away?  Cooking and Couponing... I LOVE extreme Couponing!

What are the must-haves in your deployment care packages? Razors, Baby wipes, and a simple note to say I love you and that we are proud of him.

If you could star in any TV show, which would it be? I would love to be on All My Children, however since it was recently given a "death" date, maybe that isn't the best choice... But to be co-starring beside Dr. Griffin would be awesome!

What was the biggest hurdle that you faced during your/your significant other’s first deployment? Not having my partner and best friend beside me whenever I needed him.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Random Things about ME

One of the fellow Mil Wives that I follow did this post earilier, I thought it would be nice to post here as well. Check out her list here

Here are a few random things about me...

I believe in Jesus, and I am a devout Christian Woman

I am devoted heart and soul 'til death do us part to my husband

I have 5 amazing daughters, each of whom I adore more than life itself

I am a PROUD Navy wife

I work for an insurance giant

I am a student

I love to craft

I love to cook

I am a believer that C-Sections are pretty amazing!  Crazy I know

I want to learn more about photography

I am a pageant mom

I love pedicures and massages

I love extreme couponing

I would LOVE to be a stay at home mom

Mexican food is probably my favorite

I love to snack on Fresh fruits and vegetables

I wish I had more time to garden

I love most cooking shows

I'm a closet Housewives of Whereever fan

Bravo, Food Network, TVLand, TruTV, Hist, A&E, TLC are all my favorite channels as well.

I am dying for my own space again so that I can decorate. I love inspired rooms.

I have Fibromyalgia, diagnosed 7 years ago. Everyday I am in pain, but I keep on pushing! I am not about to let this disease run my life.

Garage sales and thrift stores are some of my favorite places to shop.

What are some things that we have in common?

Monday, April 4, 2011

Military Monday Blog Hop

It's Monday, and time for another Military Monday blog hop! I am so thankful for the network of military wives that I have been able to follow and converse with. I recently received an email from a nice woman as well as many nice comments from others. They really got me thinking. It is so nice that our journey and our experiences are informational for you.

I have been having a blog rut, a school rut, and I even found myself in the self loathing of I just want my husband home rut. I even was feeling sorry for myself. I thank the Lord for words of encouragement that I received. I also thank some pretty amazing friends for their support... and a pretty amazing husband who reminds me that we will be together soon enough and that our next journey will be together because this ends his training for a while. :)

Don't forget to see the previous post for my giveaway and the rules to be entered in the giveaway.

May God bless you all daily!

Please Vote for Lybertei

There is still time to vote and enter the giveaway! You can also earn additional entries by announcing on Twitter and mentioning @nvynihi
Happy voting... and thank you in advance!!!
Ok friends, I'm going to ask for your help. Lil Miss Lybertei has been entered into a photo contest. I am asking for your help in voting. And as a thank you I will be having a giveaway. Here are the specifics:

Go to J.W. Photography on Facebook and write on their wall that you vote for Lybertei, then come back here and post a comment saying you have done so. You can only vote once on their wall, however in order to obtain additional entries you can link this post to your blog and Facebook page and invite your friends to follow my blog and vote for Lybertei in the contest.  For each linking to your blog and your Facebook page you may leave another comment and have additional chances to win. Winner will be selected via at the end of the photo contest. So please go vote and get to commenting. Here is the photo that we have entered into the contest:

Happy Voting! (and commenting)

God Bless,