Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Military Housewives of Hawaii

The gossip between me and my neighbor today is that we finally saw the people who live across the street from me. I rarely ever see anyone over there. I have seen an older woman with a baby and 2 large dogs. All of a sudden today the woman was outside along with the child and her parents and they were hanging out while the child played in a little pool.
Out of 15 houses I only know 5 of the families. That number could go up to 6, depending on the new neighbors. They just "moved-in" the other day (cant really call it moving-in when I'm sure they dont have any stuff yet). My neighbor just happened to be over yesterday and we were both staring out the window watching to see who opened the door over there while a pizza was delivered. Were so nosy, LOL...
Yup, that's the excitement of my life these days, being a nosy neighbor... Are you a nosy neighbor? Do you know your neighbors?

Mrs. Marine

Friday, May 28, 2010

Aloha Friday #25 Goodbye LOST :(

What's Aloha Friday? It all started at An Island Life
In Hawaii, Friday is the day to relax and take it easy. So, I take it easy on posting!
Aloha Friday
I ask a question and you answer it in a comment. Play along and write your own "Aloha Friday" post then leave your link with Mr. Linky and Ill be sure to stop by and answer your question!

Question of the day:
Were you a fan of the show LOST? If so, what did you think of the ending?

A: YES! I'm kinda annoyed by the ending, it really left it open for interpretation and personal theories. I suppose that was to be expected, that's how the whole series was....

Use My AF Button!

Mrs. Marine

Thursday, May 27, 2010

That's Not Daddy.

Whenever Bobo sees a man in Cammie's he yells, "Daddy!" And I always have to tell him "No, that's not daddy".
Yesterday we were walking to Princess's classroom to pick her up and a man in Cammie's passed by us walking fast. Bobo said "Daddy" and started chasing after him yelling "Wait, Stop". The man was oblivious to the fact that he was being chased by a little boy.
I started calling his name and telling him to stop running, but he kept going yelling over and over "Wait, Stop". He reached his little arm out for the man and finally I stopped him (fighting off the tears) and told him "That's not daddy, its a stranger".

He doesn't understand why Daddy "disappears". I tell him and try to explain it the best I can, but I know he doesn't fully understand. Princess has a hard time comprehending the length of time that Daddy will be gone. I show her on her calendar and she marks off the days and knows what day and month it is. But still, kids dont have a great concept of time. Even as adults, sometimes a week seems to fly by, other times it drags on forever.

Mrs. Marine

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Today is Princess' last day as a First Grader... It's crazy!
She had such WONDERFUL teachers this year! I'm really going to miss them. I only hope next year she gets a teacher just as wonderful.

Mrs. Marine

Wordless Wednesday - Sand Heart

Sand is fun!

Mrs. Marine

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Postcard Swap: Alaska 2 of 50

(Click the images to make them bigger) I had to show the back of the postcard as well this time because of the wonderful drawing of a bears head! Princess really liked this one, and so did I! So Fun!
I still haven't put together a project with them yet, but we only have 2 so far.

Mrs. Marine

Friday, May 21, 2010

Aloha Friday #24 Pajamas in Public

What's Aloha Friday? It all started at An Island Life
In Hawaii, Friday is the day to relax and take it easy. So, I take it easy on posting!
Aloha Friday
I ask a question and you answer it in a comment. Play along and write your own "Aloha Friday" post then leave your link with Mr. Linky and Ill be sure to stop by and answer your question!

Question of the day:
Have you EVER (be honest) gone to a store in your pajamas? (It doesn't count if your sick and only going to buy medicine or chicken soup).

A: I have gone in my yoga/workout pants but never my actual pajama pants (the pants I'm referring too have a stripe down the side and are clearly NOT pajamas.

Mrs. Marine

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Postcard Swap: Alabama 1of 50

The swap has begun!!
The back of the postcard reads:
"Hello from Alabama!
Population is 4.7 million (2009 estimate)
Capital is Montgomery but Birmingham is the largest city. Birmingham is also home to the world's largest cast iron statue, Vulcan, at 56 feet tall and 120,000 pounds.
Famous people include Rosa Parks, Harper Lee, Helen Keller,, W.C. Handy and George Washington Carver."

I have not yet decided on what kind of project I will make with the postcards after we get them. I want to find a large map and a cork board to put them all up on and have strings running from the state on the map to the post card. I think it will be a cool way to show Princess where the postcards came from!
We got this first post card last week! Each week another state (family) is scheduled to send out their postcards so we should get another one soon and will continue to get one a week from now until April 2011. We will send out ours the week of July 5th.

Mrs. Marine

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Pink Hibiscus

I love these flowers! There so pretty! This one grows just outside the door to Princess's classroom!
I need to learn how to care for them, there is one in my yard but its quite pathetic and looks like its been tortured by bugs, or children.

Mrs. Marine

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Military Life

Do you have the life you though you would have10 years ago? I never would have guessed that I would end up here. Married to a Marine, no longer living in Colorado (that was 3 states ago). Single Parenting while he's off on Deployment number 7. I am the first to admit I had NO IDEA what I was getting myself into when I married My Marine. I figured I would definitely be married and have kids by now. So, that's at least accurate. But I never would have guessed I would be living on an Island out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean! I love Hawaii! Its funny, as teenagers, my older sister was the one who talked about leaving CO, I never considered it. Now, I'm the one who left and she still lives there.... Go figure.

Military Life is quite different. Its crazy, not a week goes by that I dont see a moving truck somewhere in my neighborhood. A few days ago the people who lived across the street from me moved out. I never new them, they didn't have kids and weren't out much. Hopefully the new neighbors will have kids and be more friendly. No one has moved in yet, so we will see.
We have been here for almost 10 months now, it doesn't seem that long, we will be here for 2 more years. Then were off to who knows where. We stay at one duty station for 3 years.

Mrs. Marine

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Happy Birthday to My Baby Boy!

My Baby is 3 years old (I guess he's not a baby anymore)...
Then... He was so little.
He has gotten a hair-cut since this was taken, LOL.

Mrs. Marine

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Man Shirt Club - Review

There is really a "club" for everything. The web site has a "shirt of the month club" for men. The shirts are cool, and funny. Not to mention, I was reading through the sight, whoever wrote the script on it, has a great since of humor. Do you know a Man who loves T-Shirts? Most do right? I know my husband does.
There are 6 or 12 month subscriptions to Man Shirt Club. Each month a new "man shirt" arrives in the mail, how cool! Its a gift that keeps on giving! And for you my special readers use discount code "mrsmarine" to save 15% off your order! This code is good till June 12! This would be a great gift for Father's Day!
These are some of the previous Man Shirt designs:

I would totally get Hubby a subscription but unfortunately they currently only ship to the 48 mainland states. One of the downfalls to living in Hawaii, not everyone ships here...

Mrs. Marine

Friday, May 14, 2010

Happy Birthday to My Little Girl!

I cant believe my little girl is 7 years old... I have a 7 year old, that's just crazy...
Yes, my daughter had a mo-hawk... She had a lot of hair when she was born and we couldn't resist making it stand up.
Now... Say Cheese!

Mrs. Marine

Monday, May 10, 2010

We Feel Like Crap....

Poor Bobo, when ever he is around a big group of kids, he gets sick. We went to my neighbor's baby shower last Sunday and the next day he was stuffed up and felt like he had a fever but never did. He has had a stuffy nose for the last week and as of yesterday, I have it too... Now I know exactly how he has been feeling. Poor little guy.
Is it just me, or does it just feel wrong to be sick when its 85 degrees outside? I grew up in Colorado. If you were sick, it was because it was cold outside.

Mrs. Marine

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy Mother's Day! myspace graphic comments

(This was from an Email)

1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A  JOB WELL DONE . 
 "If you're going to kill each other, do  it outside. I just finished cleaning."

 2. My mother taught me RELIGION.
 "You better pray that will come out of the carpet."

 3. My mother taught me about TIME  TRAVEL. 
 "If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock  you into the middle of next week!"

 4. My mother taught me LOGIC. 
 "  Because I said so, that's why."

 5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC .
 "If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going  to the store with me."

 6. My  mother taught me FORESIGHT. 
 "Make sure you wear clean  underwear, in case you're in an accident."

 7. My mother taught me IRONY.
 "Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about.."

 8. My mother taught me about the  science of OSMOSIS . 
 "Shut your mouth and eat your  supper."

 9. My mother taught  me about CONTORTIONISM. 
 "Will you look at that dirt on  the back of your neck!"

 10. My mother taught me about STAMINA  .. 
 "You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone." 

 11. My mother taught me about  WEATHER. 
 "This room of yours looks as if a tornado went  through it." 

 12. My mother  taught me about HYPOCRISY. 
 "If I told you once, I've  told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!"

 13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF  LIFE. 
 "I brought you into this world, and I can take  you out.."

 14. My mother  taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION . 
 "Stop acting  like your father!" 

 15. My  mother taught me about ENVY. 
 "There are millions of  less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents  like you do." 

 16. My mother  taught me about ANTICIPATION. 
 "Just wait until we get  home." 

 17. My mother taught  me about RECEIVING . 
 "You are going to get it when you  get home!"

 18. My mother  taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE. 
 "If you don't stop crossing  your eyes, they are going to get stuck that way."

 19. My mother taught me ESP. 
 "Put  your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?"

 20. My mother taught me  HUMOR. 
 "When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't  come running to me."

 21. My  mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT . 
 "If you don't  eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up." 

 22. My mother taught me GENETICS.
 "You're just like your father."

 23. My mother taught me about my  ROOTS. 
 "Shut that door behind you. Do you think  you were born in a barn?"

 24. My mother taught me WISDOM.
 "When you get to be my age, you'll understand."

 And my  favorite:

 25. My mother taught me about JUSTICE  . 
 "One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out  just like you

Mrs. Marine

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Childproofing with Super-glue

I have several door knob covers on various doors around the house so Bobo cant open them. Places he cant be unattended, like the bathroom. Princess room, because he would trash it and she doesn't want him in there. Inside his bedroom door, if he were to wake-up in the middle of the night I dont want him wandering the house unsupervised. Not to mention, if he could open his door he would NEVER stay in bed and take a nap. Its hard enough to get him to take a nap as it is. He still needs one, he's very grouchy by 4:00 if he doesn't take a nap.

Well, recently he figured out how to take the covers off.... I first tried wrapping tape around the covers, which he pulled off after a few days. So, I Super-glued them on! It worked, he cant get them off now!! Of course when we move from here or I decided I dont need them on anymore I will have to break them to get them off... I dont know how hard it will be to get them off... But its only plastic and there cheep so I can always buy more if needed.
I put the glue in the seems where the two halves of the cover fit together so that I didn't get any glue on the doorknob and didn't damage the door.

Mrs. Marine