you+me and the army

Give Thanks!
November 30, 2009, 5:49 PM
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My first thanksgiving all on my own. The cool part is everything on my table was $5 or less except the table runner which is so pretty! I didn’t think i did half bad. I cooked for 2-3 hours and Ty ate dinner in five minutes. I didn’t do any special dessert this year but that was a good day.

I had an excuse to use my glitter candles ❤


A Merry Little Christmas
November 18, 2009, 12:04 AM
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We just found out that we going to have a very humble Christmas. Ty talked with the movers about when they can come get our things (army provides movers to pack up our stuff and get it out there) and since it’s around the holidays.. well.. they will be coming on the 22nd of December. All we will have is what we can fit in my car. The army can no longer transport a car along with our things if you are stationed in the United States. So we will look into a civilian transportation of Ty’s car to NC. Please pray something can come through with that! Driving 2-4 days straight is hard enough. I will still have a christmas tree- the army can’t take that away from me! I can still celebrate Christmas even without a bed or microwave.

Chicken vs. Turkey
November 16, 2009, 9:57 PM
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For those who haven’t spent much time with Ty, you need to know that he only eats chicken. The occaissional  hamburger  and shrimp slips in but other wise Ty eats chicken almost every single day.  In about 10 days thanksgiving will be here. I haven’t even gone shopping for the day! This will be my first thanksgiving without any family but maybe with a friend or two. Good chance it might just be Ty and I but either way I need to get going on a meal plan. So I tell Ty about my ideas of a fun, maybe non traditional foods or ways of making the food. The first thing he says to me is “Do we have to have turkey? Whaaaaaa?  It’s called Turkey Day for a reason. Only because society says we have to eat turkey that day. NOooo.. the pilgrims said we have to.” I only eat turkey (from the bird not deli meat) on Thanksgiving. My traditions might change since I have my own marriage and family, one day, but the turkey will not go. The battle is on!!

    Serving Size

  1. This guide uses the USDA given numbers for 100 grams of breast meat for both chicken and turkey. This guide assumes raw breast meat that still has the skinin tact, and has yet to be cooked.
  2. Calories

  3. Turkey is the low-calorie option when looking for the lowest calorie count. One serving of turkey has 125 calories, while one serving of chicken has 172.
  4. Fat

  5. Chicken has more fat, per serving, than turkey. One serving of chicken has 9 grams of fat, while turkey only has 3 grams. To remove more fat from the food, remove the skin from the breast.
  6. Cholesterol

  7. Chicken has a slight advantage over turkey when considering cholesterol intake. One serving of turkey has 23 percent of your daily recommended allowance, while chicken has only 21 percent.
  8. Protein

  9. Turkey has more protein per serving than chicken. One serving of turkey has 24 grams of protein, while chicken has 21 grams.

November 15, 2009, 8:55 PM
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cartoon rain boots

They might be cartoons and cost an arm and a leg but OH these rain boots rock!

Making a list…
November 10, 2009, 5:20 PM
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It’s not even the middle of November yet I am planning for Christmas. I have found that it is sooo much more enjoyable to give people presents when they are right next to you. You buy/make the gift, wrap it up in pretty paper and hope to see a big smile to light up their face. Now this will be my first Christmas without any family (still trying to get used to the thought) so I must send gifts through the mail. The trick is you end up spending anywhere from $40-$100 in shipping fees. I am trying to find a slick ninja way to pull this off so that’s why I’m starting now. Many people, including a certain someone, thinks that christmas is just an excuse to spend money. Although I do not consider Christmas a hallmark holiday, such as Valentines day, but I am looking forward to the challenge of sending nice gifts to my lovely family members.

PB100367 Here are my sunglasses that I have owned for at least 3 years.. by the way they were $12. They are peeling on the sides and scratched in every way possible. New sunglasses are on the top of my list. Honestly I wouldn’t know what kind of glasses look good on my face. Any suggestions would help

Also I just got done reading my new book and I feel so enlighten. I think every woman should read this and you’ll be surprised with what you learn. I am not embarrassed to talk about this subject since it is so important! It is a pretty thick biology book and very worth your time. You would be learning so much about how God created your body. Whether you are trying to get pregnant or trying out a natural way of birth control (what I’m doing) or simply wanting answers to why you feel the way you do, you’ll benefit. There are side effects to everything you put in your body esp birth control. Some women do need it for pain control or regulating themselves but your chances of health problems increase. Do you really want to risk yourself of having infections, breast cancer or osteoporosis? There are more cancers present today than I can count. So many of them are from toxins. Why not take some time and look for a different route. You’ll be happy you did.

We have a our own Month
November 6, 2009, 5:56 PM
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November is Military Family appreciation month.

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2009 – President Barack Obama pledged his support of military members and their families and said Americans have a “solemn obligation” to preserve their well-being in his proclamation declaring November as Military Family Month.
The proclamation reads:

“No one pays a higher price for our freedom than members of our Nation’s military and their families. As sons and daughters, husbands and wives, and mothers and fathers are deployed, military families endure with exceptional resilience and courage. They provide our troops with invaluable encouragement and love, and serve our Nation in their own right. During Military Family Month, we honor the families of our Armed Forces and thank them for their dedication to our country.

“Though only a small percentage of our Nation’s population, our troops bear the great responsibility of protecting our people. They, along with their families, serve us every day with courage and dignity. Ensuring that military families receive the respect they deserve and the support they have earned is a top priority for my Administration.

“The strength of our Nation is measured not just by our success on the battlefield, but also by our ability to support those families who have made so many sacrifices for us. Time and again, military families have shown their heart in the face of adversity. We have a solemn obligation to ensure that while our men and women in uniform discharge their duties, we do all we can to promote and preserve the well-being of their families. We must also support the families of our wounded warriors and our fallen heroes who have paid the ultimate price for the freedoms we enjoy.

“This month, we celebrate the tremendous contributions of military families, convey to them our deepest respect and appreciation, and recommit ourselves to their support.

“NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2009 as Military Family Month. I call on all Americans to honor military families through private actions and public service for the tremendous contributions they make in the support of our service members and our Nation.”

57 days!
November 2, 2009, 9:42 PM
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We went to an early away party for those who are either retiring or leaving to another duty station. Ty got this as a thank you from the battalion. We can’t wait to leave!