Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wednesday I'm thankful for...

This Man and what He did for me.

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tuesday, I'm thankful for...

Today, I am thankful for this little guy!

He's my best little buddy! We have so much fun together and he's definitely gotten to be a mama's boy...but I don't mind :)

Monday, I'm thankful for...

My blogging friend Ashley is blogging everyday this week about something she's thankful for! And I decided to copy her :) Thanks Ashley!

On this Monday (but it's actually Tuesday...oops!) I'm thankful for this...

My happy little family! I love them SO much and I couldn't imagine my life without them!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Hero (re-post)

This is an old post but I wanted to post it again.


This guy here is one of America's Heros, as well as mine.

His name is Seth Ostermann and he's my 1st cousin. Growing up, Seth and I would always hang out together whenever my family went to Sylvan Grove (small town where his family and most of my mom's relation lives or used to live). Several years ago, him and his family moved to Texas. My heart sunk. Sylvan Grove was never the same. It's such a small town and there wasn't anyone I could really hang out with so my days were either spent walking/riding my bike around the town or being stuck inside watching the 1 television my grandma had. Anyway....Seth graduated high school and went on to graduate from Texas A&M. Now, this is where I get confused cause I know he didn't sign up to be in the army but I think somehow thru A&M, he (and his older brother, Nate) got enlisted. I don't know. Not the point, I guess :)

Nate, his brother, went on to serve in Iraq a few years ago but hasn't been back since. Seth, however, is now on his second tour. He left last week to go to Afghanistan for awhile before heading on to Iraq. It makes me so sad to know he's over there but then again, I'm SO extremely proud and honored to call him my cousin. I automatically think that he'll be just fine and come back safe and sound. But then I also think that that's not always the case. The following pictures show off his personality to a T! If I were to ever go over and fight in a war, I'd want him as my 1st Lt. also! He's hilarious and can imitate ANYONE! I've seen him imitate anyone from Chris Farley's Motivational Speaker to laughing exactly like his mom. Love it!

If you would be so kind as to keep 1st Lt. Seth Ostermann in your prayers at night, I'd greatly appreciate it.

Thank God for all the men and women in the country who fight for our freedom! They are truly God's Blessings!

I figured today would be a great day to repost this, since it is Veteran's Day! I'm so proud of my cousins and of everyone I know/knew who have ever fought for our freedom! I found out recently that Tommy's uncle, whom he's named after, actually died while serving his country (I forget which war...Vietnam maybe?). I knew he died young but I always thought it was due to illness (we don't talk much about it cause it makes everyone really sad, that's why I didn't know).

Monday, November 2, 2009

One busy 3 day weekend!

This post will be mostly pictures but I'll do a quick recap first! Friday I was able to get off work early to head over to my parents house for a small 1st birthday party for my niece, Avery! It was a blast and we even let Brogan stay up 1 hr 45 minutes past his normal bedtime! :) Saturday was a great day! We lounged most of the day and around 4 pm we loaded up our Monkey and started our Trick or Treat rounds! We went to Tommy's dad's house first, then on to my parents to meet up with my nieces and nephew, off to Tommy's aunts house where we met up with our cousins, and then ended at Tommy's mom's house! Whew! We left Brogan there so we could have an adult evening! I had our very last show and it was a late one! Tommy dropped me off and then headed over to the Halloween party (I met up with him after the show). The party was a blast!! Sooooo many fun costumes (I didn't take in my camera so I only have before pics of us girls getting ready at the theatre). Sunday after we got to sleep in (WAHOO!!), I went and got our little Monkey from Grandma's house. Again, we spent the day playing and lounging until it was time to leave again! We headed back over to my parents house. I had asked my dad to rake a pile of leaves in their front yard so I could get some cute pictures of Brogan playing in the leaves!! HE LOVED IT! Tommy and I had tickets to the 'So You Think You Can Dance' tour last night so we left our Bean with Grandma and Grandpa! We had a blast! We ate dinner at a Mexican restaurant in Power and Light and then headed over to the Sprint Center. Oh. My. Word. This was by far the best thing I've been to in a long time! Our seats were amazing and so were the performers! We were in awe the whole time! Again, I didn't take my camera because I was afraid they'd tell me I couldn't take it in and make me take it back to our car. Tommy tried to get some on his phone but the backlighting was so bright they didn't turn out the best. But at least we got some! Today, I took off work so I slept in and have been cleaning the house! Something I haven't done in about 2 months! I'm taking advantage of having an empty house by getting stuff done but I'm getting antsy to see my boy so I'll probably go get him pretty soon!

Hope you all had a fantabulous Halloween weekened! Enjoy the pictures!!