Saturday, March 13, 2010


Tonight's Dinner: Easy Chicken Stuffing Bake

2 chicken breast diced
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1/3 c. sour cream
1 box stove top stuffing, prepared

Oven 400 degrees, prepare stuffing as directed on box, dice chicken and mix with soup and sour cream. Put soup, sour cream, and chicken mixture in 13x9 pan, although mine was a little smaller it still worked out. The top with stuffing. Bake at 400 for 30 minutes or until chicken is done. YUMMO!!!

This is the lovely cake that Shelby made me a couple of days ago! I'm blessed with such an amazing daughter! She makes me so proud!

And on to today's post...

I'm really beginning to HATE this TDY. Little to no communication with my hubby makes for a very long couple of days. He was able to get online for about 20 minutes last night which was a nice change from the past week. I was kinda short with him, maybe I shouldn't have been, but I just couldn't help it. The loneliness of this month without him is getting to me. Today he called me from a prepaid phone someone was so kinda enough to let him borrow, and I am eternally grateful to them. That was the best 10 minutes of the last 2-3 days. Shelby has a science fair coming up this week and today and tomorrow we will be putting the finishing touches on her report and display! She's nervous about her interview portion, but I have plenty of confidence in her that she will do just fine! She's going to do great and this is what I keep telling her. Lilly hasn't taken a nap in 3 days, and I'm hoping she will go to bed at a decent hour tonight. I'm thinking maybe those wonderful 2 year molars are creeping in.

I'm making a promise to myself to spend less time online, and more time with the kiddos, and doing things for myself. I have a 2 1/2 bedroom house to get organized and ready to be packed for our upcoming move to a 4 bedroom. We are #11 on the waiting list, lets hope it doesn't take to long. I have a medical billing and coding class I need to get finished. I am going to finish it, it seems like I am forever starting and not finishing things and I will get this done if it kills me. I want to spend more time on personal things that make me feel better! I can do this and I'm going to do this.

2 weeks till this lonely period is over...
2 weeks 1 day till Lilly's 2nd birthday..
and 2 weeks 2 days until our anatomy ultrasound.

I can't wait!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Ahhh the lovely times of TDY...

So long time no update ... I know I need to get my booty in gear so here it goes!!

I'm 16 weeks pregnant tomorrow. It's been a long road, getting here, and lots of tests and ultrasounds all that good stuff. We did the NT scan, and everything came back fine from that. We have an anatomy scan scheduled for the 29th and hope to find out the gender of the baby then. We have names picked out for a girl we like Italia Lorraine, and for a boy Spencer Noel. Lots of meaning behind these names that make them special to us. Life besides that is pretty boring.

The family is doing well. Dustin is gone on TDY AGAIN...he's going to be home the end of the month right in time for Lilly's 2nd birthday :o) Living in Alaska is not much fun at the moment. We recently got about 12-18" of snow and I finally had to hire someone to shovel today. I'm glad it's done, I don't want to get a ticket. I'm really looking forward to Dustin coming home at the end of the month, this is the longest we've been separated since he came home from the 15 month deployment. I have to say it does NOT get any easier. To me it doesn't matter if it's overnight or a month or 15 months being apart SUCKS!! I'm thankful for 2 second phone calls just to say I love you, and I'm thankful for quick emails saying I tried to call but I couldn't get through but I just wanted to say I love you. I love that man! He's an amazing father and husband and I just had to email him yesterday and tell him that. He probably thought it was corny and would tell me so, but I know it brought a smile to his face!!

Tomorrow the kids and I will venture out after being stuck inside all week. I'm really looking forward to it. I'm going to try to update everyday, and with another blogging friend on board I'm sure she'll remind me!