Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ultimate Blog Party 2011 ~Comment Game~
4 Year Blogoversary & a Giveaway!

Ultimate Blog Party 2011I'm starting April with a BANG!!!
Today begins the week long Ultimate Blog Party @ 5 Minutes for Mom!
Today is also my blogs 4 year Blogoversary!
Wednesday April 5th is my 32 Birthday!
and, last but certainly not least
April 9-11 is the BlogMania Giveaway Extravaganza!!! (click the button to learn more and see my Sponsors)
Learning Fun For Your Tiny Troops
Welcome, thanks for visiting! I will try to keep this brief, I know you are all "Hopping" and don't have time to read an essay! I only hope to intrigue you enough to make you bookmark my blog and come back for more! :) I've been married to my Marine for 9 years and soon to be 8 deployments! We are currently at our 3rd duty station in Hawaii! Two kids, Daughter almost 8, Son almost 4! Both of my children have Asperger Syndrome (click the tab above for more info).

My weekly Blog Hop, with 6 ways to Link-up!
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I also participate in Wordless Wednesday's!
For the Book Lovers, I also have a Blogging Book Club (blog):
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Check out my current Giveaway from Sprinkle Me Pretty Etsy Shop

Crazy Question Comment Game:
I will ask a question. The first person that comments, please answer my question. Then write a question of your own for the next person to answer. It can be any kind of question or even fill in the blank sentence. The crazier the question the better! This is a family friendly blog, so please keep it clean.
Then the next commenter will answer the question from the previous comment and write a new question, and so on and so on. (if someone forgets to leave a question answer mine).
My Question: How much does a typical Fairy weigh?

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Wordless Wednesday Linky
~ Sandbar Fun Series #5 ~

This is the end of the Sandbar Fun pictures! Hope you all enjoyed them and I didn't make you too jealous because I live in Hawaii! :) LOL



My silly little girl...




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Monday, March 28, 2011

Sprinkle Me Pretty ~Giveaway~

A friend of mine has an Etsy shop called Sprinkle Me Pretty and I offered to do a Giveaway for her! I wish I was crafty! She makes the cutest stuff to Sprinkle a little girl Pretty from head to toe, literally!!

For the Giveaway,
this adorable yellow bow with cupcake center!
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Wordless Wednesday Linky
~ I Heart Blogging! Bumper Sticker Giveaway~

Giveaway!!!
Sorry, their all gone! Congrats to those who got one!
The first 8 people to email me @ mrsmarine79[at]aol[dot]com with your name and mailing address will get the bumper sticker shown above! I will update this post when I have enough winners! *That's it, just email me, no participation in WW required. The linky below is just my regular WW linky for fun!*

I originally received 20 stickers for my BuildASign Review (I kept one for myself) and still have 8 left to giveaway!

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Hubby's on Leave! ~ Upcoming Blogging Events!

Busy busy busy!
Family stuff: Hubby is off work all this week and next! It's so nice to have him home! He is on his Pre-Deployment leave. We are planing on getting out and doing some fun stuff! Like going to the Aquarium and a Museum where there is currently a Dinosaur Exhibit! Just spending good quality time together!

Blogging stuff: I will be starting April off with a BANG!!!
I'm participating in the Ultimate Blog Party with 5 Minutes for Mom on April 1-8! Then the BlogMania Giveaway Extravaganza is April 9-11!! Click around on the buttons and links to check out my awesome Sponsors for my giveaway package (which is still growing)! I've been buys trying to get ready for both events!!!

One last thing... April 5 is my 32nd Birthday!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Wordless Wednesday Linky
~ Happy 9th Anniversary Hubby!! ~

Then: March 2002
This was taken 2 days before our wedding. It was "Family Day" which is a series of events and a ceremony the day before a Marine Recruit graduates Boot Camp.
 We were married the day after my Husband Graduated, in Las Vegas!
Now!! (you may remember these photos, from the Marine Corp Ball in November)
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Get Creative @ BuildASign.com
~Review & Giveaway~

I was given the opportunity to do a review for BuildASign.com! At which point I also learned about their awesome Free Banners to Support Troops Program (see previous post)!
I received a Novelty Parking Sign to review and 19 Bumper Stickers to Giveaway (details below), that look just like this:
Getting to design and personalize what I wanted was so much fun!! I could play around for hours on the website with the design tools! It's very easy and everything can be customized, it even has a check box to center things (I like things centered)!

BuildASign.com Supports the Troops

I have seen banners like this many times around the housing on base and I always wondered where they got them from. Well, BuildASign.com is giving them away for Free! You just have to pay shipping.
There are many different templates to choose from and all are completely customizable!
Example:
Check out my next post for my BuildASign.com Review.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Tsunami & Spring Break

My long crazy weekend started Thursday night when we heard the news that there had been an earthquake in Japan which triggered a Tsunami warning for Hawaii....
Anyone on the islands close enough to the water to be considered a "Evacuation Zone" was told to leave their house. Luckily for us, our house is not in one of those zones. Another family we know however, were, so we invited them over to sleep on our couch. We all slept through the Tsunami warning. Well, we tried to anyway, me and Hubby's phones went off several times throughout the night as our friends and family checked in on us to make sure we were safe! :)
As far as I know, no major waves came on base and our friends were able to go home the next morning. The one good thing that came of it, my husband got the day off work!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

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Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Mars Needs Moms in 3D
~Advance Screening Preview~


Last Sunday (5 days before its release!) my daughter and I got the opportunity to go see an advance screening of Mars Needs Moms in 3D which will be in theaters on Friday, March 11, 2011!

We both loved it! I'm pretty picky about which movies and TV shows I will let my kids watch and this is definitely one I would recommend to others and I will be buying this when it comes out on DVD!

About the Movie:
Take out the trash, eat your broccoli—who needs moms, anyway?

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Wordless Wednesday Linky
~ Giant Monkey Slipper ~

~ I still have one more set of pictures from our trip to the Sandbar, but I think you all hate me enough for the moment, so I'm saving it for another week. :) ~

It sits on the large ottoman in our living room.
It's Ginger's favorite place to nap.
But its also great for keeping feet warm!
Along with Ginger's Head, LOL!!

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Monday, March 07, 2011

BTW, My Hubby is back!!

I realized I never mentioned that my Husband had returned from training! He got back a couple weeks ago. He was in another state doing training for 6 weeks. I cant ever disclose the exact days he travels when he comes and goes, due to OPSEC (Operation Security) so I always wait a few days or so before mentioning it here, or anywhere online for that matter. This time I just forgot.
So, just so you know, he is home!!!

Thursday, March 03, 2011

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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Wordless Wednesday Linky
~ Sandbar Fun Series #4 ~

Sandbar (definition): A long mass or low ridge of submerged or partially exposed sand built up in the water along a shore or beach by the action of waves or currents.
It's like a giant kiddie-pool out in the middle of the ocean!

The kid's had a blast!

That's hubby and his friend snorkeling!

I do Love those Hawaii mountains!! I'm from Colorado, I grew up looking at the Rocky Mountains, but these are TOTALLY different!


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