Friday, March 14, 2014

Friday Five: Leo and Lucy Edition

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful week. My week was good except for Jarrett leaving for a few weeks, but all of us military wives know that it could be so much worse. I will take my two and a half weeks gladly and be thankful even though I already miss him so much. Since he left two days ago, the puppies have been just a tad bit rebellious and have been driving me a little crazy. 

1. Since Jarrett left I have been coming home for lunch everyday to check on the pups. Yesterday, I came home for lunch and this is what I saw from Lucy's crate. Now, usually she's perfectly fine in her crate and she never chews on her bed. I guess that is over and I guess she is mad about her daddy leaving. She tore her bed all up in pieces. This picture does not even do it justice. I basically had to vacuum the entire family room. Needless to say, I was livid when I came home and the rest of her bed went to the dumpster. Nice Lucy. Real nice. 
2. This happens too whenever Jarrett leaves. Leo likes to go crazy with the food and water bowls. He started this years ago and now he has Lucy's bowls to fling all over the place too. Sometimes I find the bowls in the most odd places. I once found them under the couch, under the kitchen table and I once found one of the bowls upstairs. I am very tempted to try and film him throughout the day to see what he really does. I bet it would be a hilarious video to watch. Lucy doesn't seem to mind it though. As you can see, she'll eat the food regardless of whether it is in her bowl or on the floor. 
3. I know, I know. Look at that face. How could I be mad at him. I was pretty mad when he did it yesterday, but today I just laughed and took pictures. I have no clue how to get him to stop doing this. It's like his signature thing to do when he realizes his daddy is gone. I love Leo to death, but I am getting just a wee bit tired of cleaning up his messes. He might be cute, but he is one messy boy. 
4. And then there are sweet moments like getting kisses from my baby girl that make all the puppy chaos all worth it in the end. I came home from work today and of course both puppies were all wound up and ready to play. Once they have played and chased each other around the house seven billion times, they calm down and want to cuddle with mommy. I think they are finally realizing just how stressed I have been since Jarrett left. I know it's only two and a half weeks, but I have so much going on and I am so crazy busy. I get into a routine and that routine changes a lot when Jarrett is gone. I guess I just want the puppies to act like perfect angels for me when I get home from work so that they do not add to my stress. For those of you that are dog owners, you know that won't always be the case, but when they are all calm down and all they want is to be by your side, that is what makes all the hectic moments worth it. That is when my stress level goes down.
5. And then there is this gem. After I got home from work, it decided to get even colder and a lovely blizzard came with the temperature drop. I decided to lay down and watch a movie since I definitely wasn't going to go out in all that crap. At one point I realized that the dogs were very quite and then I noticed that they were both on the top of the couch watching the snow fall together. My heart melted when I took this picture. How perfect are these two together? These little moments remind me that I am a great fur mommy and that I am going to be a great mommy when it is these two and a new born baby to take care of during a TDY or deployment.
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Monday, March 10, 2014

Weekend stuff

Happy Monday everyone! I'm sad that the weekend is over, but it was a great one as usual. Friday night after work I went out and did a little retail therapy since Jarrett wouldn't be getting off early. I went to Old Navy and got some amazing deals on clearance items. I also got the flats above for literally $2.95. What a steal on flats. Love them. After Old Navy I decided to treat myself to some Avalanche Frozen Yogurt. Oh so yummy. 

Saturday I worked and then came home to my wonderful hubby cooking a steak dinner for us. He made steak, mashed potatoes with bacon bits and shredded cheese on top and baked beans. Steak is one of my absolute favorites that he makes. He always cooks it perfectly. After dinner, I was a very sweet wife and I went and got us ice cream from Marble Slab Creamery. Yeah we have an obsession with frozen yogurt and ice cream which is weird considering we live in Alaska. After we ate our ice cream it was cuddle time with the puppies. I think we all fell asleep at some point. Saturday nights are just plain exhausting. 

Yesterday we lost an hour of sleep, so we both slept until about 11:30. I haven't slept that late since college, but it was definitely needed. We got up, did laundry and then went to the BX for some lunch and for Jarrett to get some supplies for his trip to Florida on Wednesday. After we got home, we played with the pups for a little bit and then we left to go to the shooting range in Matanuska. I haven't been to the range in about two years so it felt so good to finally get back to it. I love shooting because it's a hobby that my hubby and I can do together. I'm so glad that he taught me how to shoot a little over three years ago. On the way to the range I was able to get some really good pictures of the snow covered mountains. They are so gorgeous!  

When we got home from the shooting range, we took the puppies for a nice long walk. Now that the sun is staying up longer we have more daylight and time to take them on more walks. There is nothing like getting all bundled up and taking them on a nice long walk while viewing the snow covered mountains all around us. It's a wonderful feeling.

We ended our weekend by cooking dinner together and watching The Walking Dead. Perfect. Now, I will leave you with my sweet girl, Lucy, to start your week off right! Isn't she adorable? 
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Friday, March 7, 2014

Friday Five

Man this week has been a long one! I cannot wait to have Sunday off so that I can spend some time with Jarrett before he leaves for Florida this week! He'll only be there for a few weeks, but I still get sad when he leaves. At least when he comes back, it will almost be time for my mother in law to fly out here! So exciting! Okay, now on to Friday five! Hope you all had an amazing week! 

1. Wednesday we got more snow. Total, we probably have three feet of snow still on the ground from the past three to four months. I have gotten so use to all the snow that once it melts away, it will be hard to get use to seeing grass again. I have to admit though. I have become a pro at driving in all this mess. If you really know me, you know that I use to have the biggest fear of driving in the snow due to my car accident in the snow when I was sixteen and had just gotten my license. I was scared to drive in snow for many years after the accident. I promised myself that when we got to Alaska, I would put my fears behind me and learn to drive in it again. I mean, I didn't have a choice. It snows all the time here and I had to learn to drive in it. I couldn't have my husband driving me around everywhere. I had to be brave. Now, driving in the snow is like second nature. Thank goodness for that!
2. These are my dogs after work almost every day. I come home and I know they need to go potty, but all they want is a good belly rub before going out. Leo actually likes to have his belly rubbed, be held for a little and then taken out to go potty. Now, Lucy does the same thing. I'll open the door for them to go out and she'll roll over just like her brother. This was them Thursday night. Leo rolled over and then Lucy did. If it was up to them, I would pick them both up and take them outside. Nope. They are not spoiled at all. 
3. This week I did my first order of the Plexus Slim pink drink. I will be doing a more in depth post later on about this company, but for now I will just share a little. Plexus is a weight loss company that originally started out to help diabetics and pre diabetics lose weight and manage their diabetes. Now they have products that not only help diabetics manage their sugar levels, but their products are now tailored to help everyone lose weight. Now, I have always been a relatively petite girl and whenever I talk about wanting to lose weight or wanting to eat healthier and get back to the gym, everyone thinks I'm crazy! I might have always been small, but that does not mean that I cannot stand to lose a few pounds here and there. 

Since moving to Alaska, I have gained about 10lbs. That's a big deal to me. Everyone is all like "10lbs is nothing" and "you are still so small." This is all I ever hear. I have been hearing a lot about Plexus Slim and what it has done for some of my friends. Everyone that I know that has used the products has had amazing results. The pink drink is what I ordered and I cannot wait to get it in the mail and start the process to lose those 10lbs and get healthier. 
4. So, I have my certain shows that I have always watched from day one. Grey's Anatomy is one of those shows that I have always been obsessed with ever since it started. If you watch it as much as I do you were either excited about the season premiere or sad about it. Spoiler Alert! April left Matt at the alter for Jackson. At the end of the premiere they showed that April and Jackson actually got married. I was sooooo excited to see that they got married! I have loved them as a couple from the very beginning and always wanted them to be together. I love when couples go through so much and end up together in the end. 
5. I have also become a little obsessed with Scandal! Yeah I know, I love way too many TV shows. Jarrett makes fun of me for all the shows I watch too. I can't help myself though. I am a drama lovin', soap opera watchin' type of girl and I always have been. So, Scandal is addicting. Olivia and Fitz are amazing together. Mellie is gorgeous even though I hate her sometimes. The show is just pure crazy half the time and I love it. It is typical political drama at its finest and I cannot help but watch it and love it. 
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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Weekend stuff

Hello everyone! I am back with some weekend things for you! Friday was a long and busy day at work for me with it being the first of the month and all. The first and middle of the month are our busiest times at the credit union. Hmmm I wonder why? Anyways, Friday was a long day and when I got home I was so exhausted! I spent my evening playing with the pups and catching up on my soap operas! Jarrett usually gets off early on Fridays and he did this Friday as well! I love when he gets off early because I do not get to see him very much during the week.

Saturday, I worked all day and then Jarrett took me to get sushi for dinner. I have been craving sushi all week and we decided to try this place called Samurai Sushi. Omg it was the best sushi I have ever had! So delicious! After dinner we were craving milkshakes for some reason so we ended up going to our favorite ice cream place, Marble Slab Creamery, to get cookies and cream milkshakes. Nothing like sushi and milkshakes to make your Saturday night, right? After dinner and dessert, we went home and played with our new desktop computer. It feels so good to finally have a good computer and a desk top nonetheless.

Today was grocery shopping and cleaning day. We slept in this morning and it was amazing! Any chance I have to sleep past 7 is amazing and I take full advantage of it. We both slept until 10 and then I went and got us breakfast. After breakfast, we got ready and headed to the commissary. Man that commissary was busy as usual. The best part of our grocery shopping trip was getting to purchase Girl Scout cookies. They were selling them right outside the commissary. We were so happy to finally get our Thin Mints! After we got home and put all the groceries away, it was time to clean. Jarrett actually had to go to work at five for a few hours so it was a good time to get the house all cleaned up. While I cleaned I watched The Oscars. Since they were live, The Oscars came on at 4:30 our time! It was a little weird to be watching an awards show in the afternoon. I also got laundry done today amongst the grocery shopping and cleaning. Whew I am exhausted as usual!

I am hoping to have some exciting weekend things for you soon. Jarrett and I have been so busy with errands on our days off that we have not had much time to do Alaskan stuff such as skiing, snowboarding, visiting glaciers and day cruises. We have not had much time for anything fun really. We've gotten to site see a little bit here and there, and take the puppies on walks around the base, but we haven't gotten to work on our bucket list. Jarrett leaves next week for Florida for work for two weeks and when he gets back, he'll be on leave for three weeks and my mother in law will be here for a week and a half. I am so excited and I cannot wait to do all kinds of Alaskan things while the hubby is on leave and while the MIL is here!
For your week ahead, I will leave you with the cutest puppy butt ever. This little butt was the first thing I saw this morning when I woke up. Priceless! 
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