"Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self- confident and more and more successful." -Mark Victor Hansen

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Apartment Found

Yesterday I decided on an apartment that I really liked. It's really cute, but a LOT smaller than what we've been used to. Nothing is set in stone just yet because there's no downstairs 2 bedrooms available, but as soon as one opens up the manager is going to give me a call. I have all the paperwork ready to turn in as soon as I hear from her.

Like I said, it's a 2 bedroom with one bath. (But it also has a sink/vanity in the master bedroom.) Walk-in closet. Patio. Lots of storage inside the apartment and a storage closet on the patio. My favorite part is the price! lol. It's about $400 less than what we were paying for the house we were renting and over $500 less than what we were paying for military housing. Hopefully we can make this work with our growing family. Oh and another thing that I love about the place is the location! It's within walking distance to just about everything... the freeway, a Starbucks, In-n-Out, Target, the mall, my mom's work and Lizz's house!


Sunday, August 10, 2008

One month down...

...less than 3 more to go before Ronnie comes home! (And I can't wait.) As much as I love it here at my mom's house I'd much rather have my own place again. Let's just say it's been a really long month. It hasn't all been bad though....

Last month my mom and I signed up for a year membership at The San Diego Zoo. Since Camron is under 3 he'll get in free the whole time. I'm so glad we did it. It's so nice to be able to go to the zoo and not feel like we have to see everything in one day. The first day we just walked around for about an hour and left when it got too hot. The second time we went it was 5 minutes after the zoo opened and it was great! We saw so many animals....with NO CROWDS! I can't wait til the weather cools off and school is back in session.

My pregnancy is going pretty well. Especially now that I've started taking Zoloft. Yes, apparently I have some sort of extreme pregnancy enduced hormonal imbalance. From day one of this pregnancy it's been completely different from the one with Camron. I've been crazy to live with! I was having crazy outbursts, mood swings going from one extreme to the other, crying non stop without reason, no motivation to do anyting, insomnia and snapping at just about everyone. It was ridiculous. I finially realized that I should get help when I woke up one morning with hives all over my hands, arms and legs. The only time I've ever broken out in hives was when I've been super stressed. (When my sister was born, when I started kindergarten, when my brother was born and when I started junior high.) I've been on it for about 2+ weeks so far and I'm starting to feel much more normal... well, as normal as I can feel while still being pregnant.

As for Camron he's STILL teething off and on AND he's already started the terrible two's! It's just a good thing that I started the Zoloft. lol. He's been tough to deal with. He's been throwing the worst fits. I mean the kind where he's screaming on the top of his lungs, throwing himself on the ground and throwing things. The only thing that I've learned to do it ignore it. If you give him any sort of attention, positve or negative, he just screams louder. His tantrums usually only last a few minutes at the most thank goodness. I hope the meltdowns slow down by the time he's 2. I don't know what I'm going to do if he's still like this when the new baby comes.

Speaking of the new baby again, I have an appointment coming up on the 19th for my big ultrasound! That's when they'll be able to tell me if I'm having a boy or a girl. Everyone thinks I'll be having a girl. I'm hoping it's a girl, but I have a feeling it'll be another boy.

This Summer we've been trying to do a lot of swimming. So far we've only managed to get up to the pool a few times, but from the very beginning Camron has LOVED it! I'm sure if we keep it up he'll be swimming by the time he's 2. He's not afraid of the water at all.

Yesterday we went with Lizz, Frank and Caleigh to the YMCA and we had so much fun! Camron just walked straight in to the kiddie pool. It was only a foot and a half deep so it came up to just above his tummy. He had the best time just walking around and around. After about 2 laps around he didn't want to hold my hand any more... he fell under water 3 times, but each time I picked him up he wanted right back down. It didn't phase him at all. I'm surprised he brushed it off so easily, buy I'm so proud of him. :) I think we'll be back there real soon to go swimming again.

Monday, July 7, 2008

My beautiful son

He's so beautiful that he gets called a girl almost on a daily basis. We can't go any where without someone commenting on what a beautiful girl I have. lol. It doesn't really bother me because he is a pretty boy. I'm guessing they think he's a girl because he has the most gorgeous, long, curly dark blond hair and the biggest true blue eyes. I know it has nothing to do with his clothing.... There's absolutely nothing girly about them. He's always in either blue, green or red and they usually have cars or bugs or some other boyish theme to them. Oh well, I will just have to deal with it I suppose because Ronnie and I refuse to cut his gorgeous locks. Ronnie wants to wait until he's at least two. We'll see how long I can put up with the comments....

13 Weeks and other news

I'm officially starting my second trimester today and I'm feeling great!! No more morning sickness, no stomach cramps... nothing. The only way I actually know I'm pregnant is the fact that my face has broken out in pimples, my hair is growing like crazy and I haven't had a period since March. Not bad. I hope my whole second trimester is like this. =)

Well, Ronnie made it to Pensacola (spelling?) on Friday afternoon. It only took him about 3 days! And that's with a stop in El Paso, TX and then a stop at a hotel near the Texas border. So now the official wait begins... His first day of school was today and I'm already counting down the days til he gets to come back home. I love being here with family, but I really can't wait to get our own place again.

Speaking of our own place... The dream of owning our own house right next door to my mom was crushed last week. We came home from my sister's house on Thursday to the old neighbors standing outside the house with what we're guessing were real estate agents. My guess is that these people saw their ad in the newspaper where they had it listed for $5000 and jumped on it. I'm sure they saw it and figured they could make a ton of money off of this deal... Oh well. I guess it wasn't meant to be.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


That's the price that we may be buying a house for. I kid you not! Ronnie and I have the opportunity to own a house for $3000! It's kind a crazy situation....

My mom and step dad have lived in a mobile home park (in a manufactured house) since they got married in 1998. I was 13 when we all moved in there. From the day we moved in we realized that we had some crazy neighbors. They would spy on us through the windows and talk about us outside on their porch in the early morning hours. They were and still are a very odd couple. I have stories upon stories that I could go on and on about them, but I'll save that for another time. Anyway, fast forward to the present... These crazy neighbors of ours FINALLY moved out!! My mom was so excited the day she saw their moving van parked outside that she called me up and told me what was happening. We had been praying a day like that would come. They had tried to sell their house so many times in the past, but never had any luck.... Because like I said, they're crazy and always scared people off. So they're finally gone, but it didn't look like they had sold the house before they left. Since they didn't sell it they're still responsible for the space rent until someone takes over the place.

A couple days ago my step dad was outside talking to the maintenance guy about their house. He found out that they moved in to an apartment and just abandoned their house, but are still financially responsible for the $1100 space rent. They moved because although they own the house they could no longer afford that space rent. (It is kind of a ridiculous amount to be paying on top of a mortgage payment) So they're trying to get rid of the house for dirt cheap!!! Anything they sell it for will be pure profit because the house was given to them by the lady's dad. They just don't want to have to pay the rent any more.

My step dad called up the office to confirm all of this and yes it's true.... Now it's all a matter of working out the details. We're waiting to hear back from the park management today about it. I'm hoping and praying that we get the opportunity to own this house.

It's not as simple as paying $3000 and we're done though... There's more to it then that. The place is pretty much a disaster. It will need to be tented and bombed for bugs! When they started moving out their stuff roaches started making their way to all the neighbors houses including my mom's house. Gross. It will need to be painted both inside and out I'm sure. A couple months ago the guy painted the house himself and it looks like total crap! The place reeks like cat urine so every single piece of flooring will need to be replaced. The windows, screens and window coverings will need to be replaced. Who knows what appliances will need to be changed out. I'm sure everything. The landscaping around the place will be changed around.... And who really knows what else will have to be changed and fixed.

It sounds like a lot, but it really helps to know people. My mom knows a guy at church who does fumigation for a living. My dad is a house painter and all around handyman. My step dad is a finishing carpenter and my mom has worked at Home Depot for 18 years... so she knows a little something about home improvement.

Wow, sorry for the novel! I'll update more as I learn it.
Oh and Ronnie has now made it to Texas... I should be hearing from him soon. =)

Monday, June 30, 2008

All moved out and all moved in

Yesterday was our last official day at our old house. =( We took just about everything we own to a storage unit and took all of our essentials to my mom and step dad's house. So here I am... using my step dad's laptop while Camron takes a nap in his crib. I'm so happy this is only going to be for 3 months. While I love being here with my family I already miss the freedom of my OWN home.

Tomorrow Ronnie leaves on his crazy road trip to Florida. I hate that he's driving all that way on his own... Luckily his dad and step mom are in Texas so he'll have a place to sleep the first night. After he leaves there I'll be biting my nails til I know he's safe and sound on base

Pregnancy is going pretty well. I'd forget that I was even pregnant if it weren't for my growing tummy. I'm only 12 weeks, but all of a sudden look like I'm 5 months!!! What the heck? I'm afraid to even tell people how far along I am.... I can just see them saying, "Are you sure there's just one in there?" Yes, people, I'm sure. I can't wait for my next apointment. It's on the 22nd and I'll be 15 weeks by then. I'm pretty sure that at this appointment I'll be able to make an appointment for my big ultrasound... The one where they'll tell me the sex of this baby. =) Of course I'm hoping for a girl, but I'll be so so so happy to have another boy.

Camron should be waking up soon so I'll keep this kinda short. I have a few more updates on Camron, but I'll get to that next time I'm able to get online. =)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Let's talk baby names

Apparently my husband wants us to be one of "those" families. You know the ones I'm talking about. They name all of their kids with the same first letter. Jenny, Jessica, Jacob, Jeffery, etc. Well, he wants all of our future children (Including the one I'm carrying) to have their name start with the letter "C".

It all started the other night when we were talking about baby names. I have a few that I picked out and absolutly LOVE, but Ronnie isn't liking anything I mentioned. That is until I said, "How about Sierra if it's a girl." He said he really liked it, but that it had to be spelled with a C. Ok then... Cierra. Cierra is a name that I never once considered, but for the past couple days it has been nagging at me and I couldn't stop thinking about this name. So I was really surprised when Ronnie said that he liked it. All the other names I had told him he immediatly shot down. This same exact situation happened when we were naming Camron... I gave him a list of names and he hated every single one of them. Out of no where I said, "How about Cameron." He told me, "I like it! But it has to be spelt c-a-m-r-o-n. No "e" in it." Ok, fine, Camron it is. So if it's a girl I think we're going with Cierra Lynn.

A boy's name is a little harder. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the name Braydon! Ronnie keeps telling me he's not too sure about it. I don't want to name our child anything that both don't agree on... So last night while we were discussing names I was looking through a baby name book at all the "C" names. There was nothing in there that was really standing out. Then out of no where Ronnie says, "How about Cason?" Cason? I asked him how to spell it.... it's like Jason, but with a C instead. Hmm... Kinda interesting. All that night I was saying it over and over in my head. The more I say it the more I love it. I've never heard the name before, it's not in any baby name books and it was ranked at number 721ish in the Social Security Name Index. I think it's more commonly a last name, but then so is Camron. I think I LOVE it! This morning I thought of the perfect middle name to go with it, Joshua. Cason Joshua...

Of course we still have MONTHS to think about names... and we don't even know this baby's gender yet..... but I think it's pretty safe to say that if it's a boy he'll be named Cason Joshua and if it's a girl she'll be named Cierra Lynn.

We plan to have at least 2 more kids. It'll be a challange coming up with 2 more C names that we both love....

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

9 Weeks, 2 Days

I went in for my re-scan today. (Ultrasound #2) and all went well! 3 weeks ago Baby was nothing more than a teeny tiny speck on the screen. You could hardly see it! This week was a MUCH different story! The Baby is HUGE!!! It shocked us all to see it go from nothing 3 weeks ago to an actual baby today. You could see the head, spinal cord, arms and legs... My midwife also pointed out the yolksac. She gave me about 5 different pictures.... hopefully I can get my scanner to start working again soon so I can post Baby Roberts' first picture. =) Oh, we heard the heartbeat too and it was very strong and steady. Thank goodness. After the first ultrasound I had been really worried that something was wrong...