Saturday, November 8, 2008

Just Random Stuff................and a bit of Rambling...

Ok, first of all I get to see my Husband in just over a week!! 9 days to be exact! I'm meeting his ship in Hawaii and If I can get my crap together to make arrangements, I might get to meet Miss Molly (love her work), she lives in Hawaii and is a fellow Navy Wife. I get there the night before Derek pulls in..so I'll have some extra time.
I miss Derek very much and cannot wait to be with him again....9 days and counting....(girls are screaming at each other upstairs as I type this...and I'm so burned out, I cannot tell you)! 6 months is a LOOOONG time (the week for Ian's funeral doesn't count...it was a blur) and I am so ready.
Next...Derek contacted me this morning and told me to check my computer...It was early...I was not awake...and annoyed that I had to get out of my warm bed...but curiosity got the best of me and I got up..well, he got tickets for TONIGHT for me and the girls to go see CARRIE UNDERWOOD in concert! Good seats also!
You see.....she is my girls FAVORITE singer ever!! And here is the other reason why I am excited.......cause this girl....

LOVES to sing!! We were at a DIVA party and they did karaoke...and when Hannah got up there...the Mom's in the back row...gasped. Yep, she's that good with NO training...she sings all the time...when she's picking out her clothes, on the potty, playing...she always is full of songs...so I did finally, this week, get my butt in gear to get her in singing lessons.....now this is weird, her teacher's husband is on Derek's ship..the USS Ronald Reagan. Small world...huh. Her teacher started her with "A Spoon Full of Sugar" from Mary Poppins..well, Hannah did not want to do that...she wanted to do Carrie Underwood..so her teacher said next week if she brings the music notes to a song so she that she can accompany her on the piano that she can sing Carrie Underwood.... So, she is beyond thrilled that she gets to see her LIVE tonight!!


OK, next....Kenner Road...I haven't had alot of time to work on this months kit...(I'm planning 2 classes so have been busy) but I did get 2 layouts done the other day...I'm not done with the kit yet, but wanted to share what I did so far...have stuff ready for my next project with this months kit..loved the vintage papers that came this month! For the life of me, I can't figure out how to make a full image of these layouts...if you click on them, they are full sized...oh well, you get the picture!




OK, so the above layout brings me to my next thing....I KNOW why God made teenagers....I really think I do...it's to teach us that we DON'T have to be liked by everybody...it desensitises us...it makes us more accepting of people completely disliking us...I think I was way more of a sensitive person before I had a teenager....Really....he's 17 and I'm sure that he's added at least 17 years to my life in the last 6 months....and really right now I know that he hates me....but I've accepted that..and hope by age 20 that he'll like me again...and that one day when he has kids that he'll call me and say, "Mom, now I understand..." I hope....

So, this has been a really, really LONG week...my kids are missing their Daddy so much, my teenager is on the skitz, my house is a mess, the yard guy came for his check (hence, the teenage drama continues..and yard work seemed to be the death of us every Saturday so the yard guy is our new friend...) so I am very low on extra spending money, I need to see the dentist...I leave for Hawaii next week and still have 40 pounds to lose..., I was a day late on my Pink Paislee blog post........Oh dear, that's the next thing....Pink Paislee blog post.....Here is a little peek at it... My Pink Paislee Blog Project is right HERE !


Ok, well...I guess that I have overwhelmed you all enough....I haven't had time to post on my blog in a bit..so you are getting it all at once. I am off to doll up for the concert!!

11 comments:

Jennifer said...

I know what you mean Katie about the teenager and don't worry he will one day call you and say he understands.(I do remember those days myself) Try having a 13 yr old and a 2 year old at the same time! I say everyday I may not live through the tween years and the terrible 2's. Needless to say it is very challenging. I love what you did with the banner! Hope you have a great time tonight at the concert and I am so happy for you getting to see your husband soon. Have a great time in Hawaii, Its beautiful there and take lots of pics for all of us! Jennifer

Sheila R said...

I hope you have a wonderful time with your husband in Hawaii. Being military wife for 6 years, I know how long and how difficult it can be on the family left behind. Thank you for your husband's service for this great country and for all of your sacrifices you and your family have made. God Bless

Molly said...

Katie, I can not WAIT to meet up with you, too! Remember, let me know your flight info, and I will get out to see ya! Paul doesn't have duty that night, so I am all set! :D And if you all feel like, well, leaving your room (;)), I can tell you about some little hidden treasures here on Oahu. :D

Jennifer.T said...

I love super long posts, so never apologise! Have fun at the concert because you certainly deserve it!

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

Wowsa!!! You are one busy chick!!
Enjoy the concert!!
The teenage thing DOES get better!!
Your two Diva's are adorable.
It IS a small world.
Love that KR lo.
And the PP banner too!!
and most of all....
Enjoy Hawaii with your Hubby!!!

Shannon Fralish said...

You're an incredible woman and mother! Hang in there -- things ALWAYS get better, especially for those with as much spunk and fortitude as you! Congrats on scoring the tix and have an outstanding time at the concert and in Hawaii. I'm intrigued by your note about preparing for two classes -- are these going to be open to the public? If so, when and where!? I'm needing a vintage/Katie class fix! Take it easy and enjoy life!

masonspaige said...

Hi, I found your blog through the papertales blog. I read where your DH is coming home soon. Mine will be coming home soon also, he's on Decatur. I don't get to meet him in Hawaii, but my son is doing the tiger cruise... I personally feel us wives should be able to do the tiger cruise too. Have fun in Hawaii... and maybe I'll see ya around papertales.
~Cindy

Bren said...

Hi Katie...don;t know if your remember me, but we met at the scrapbook attic, love your work. I found the 12 days of Christmas with Lisa Pace on your blog and joined in! Thanks for sharing that too. Love this cute idea, very clever. Enjoy your vacation! My heart of thanks goes out to your husband and family.

Beth Perry said...

First time visitor. Beautiful layouts. I really like the sneak peek of your Pink Paislee project! :P
B

Linda Beeson said...

Amazing you get to go to Hawaii! You so deserve a little get away after what you have already given with your DH being away and all. A bonus is getting to meet your friend! ENJOY!

shelley said...

I am so happy for you! Have a great time and take lots of pictures!! :)