Monday, May 22, 2006

Monday Ramblings...

It sure is a beautiful Monday here. The weather is nice and sunny and the temperature is supposed to warm up to be about 75 degrees today. I love days like this when I can open all the windows in the house and let a gentle breeze come through. :) Not much is going on here. I am still in the process of unpacking (slowly). I've also had company off and on for the past two or three weeks. My friend, Tara, has been here since Thursday. We are having a really nice visit. She is so dear to me and I am so glad that I have the opportunity to spend some time with her before she goes back down to Georgia again. *sigh* This weekend my Mom, Sister-in-law, and my neices and nephews are coming up here for a visit. They are going to take Ariel down to Alabama to spend most of her summer vacation. Keith and I will stay here and spend most of our summer at the swimming pool, I think. Hehehehehe. I suppose I should get back downstairs and do some more cleaning. Does cleaning NEVER end? LOL! ~Daphne~

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Doggy Diapers

I just had to tell y'all what I had to do to my little dog Sissy. When we moved into the new house a few weeks ago she was going around and dribbling her pee all over the house! In my carpet!!!! The carpet that we don't wear shoes on!!!! LOL. I'm sure y'all can imagine my frustration. I guess she smelled the dog that used to live here and decided she needed to mark her territory. I was just about ready to take her to my Mom's house and let her go live with her Granny Mama for a bit. One evening after cleaning up I don't know how many dribble spots...I started asking myself...if they make diapers for baby's wouldn't they possibly make them for dogs too? Hehehehehehe. I grabbed Sissy up and she, Keith, and I took off for Petsmart just as fast as we could go. Thank heavens they did have doggy diapers and this one I got is velcro and re-usable and washable. I have absolutely got to send a picture of Sissy in her diaper. It's the funniest thing ever. There is even a hole for her tail to go through! Hahahahahaha! She's been mad at me but hey...she can't ruin my carpet now! :)

I did it!

Hi guys. Sorry it has been so long since I have posted on the blog. Good news...the kids and I are all moved into the new house! We aren't completely settled yet...we still have MANY boxes out in the garage that I need to go through. The first week we couldn't find anything and I mean anything. LOL. It took me forever to even find the hairbrush! If y'all could see me without my hair combed and'd know...that was a bad situation! Hahahahaha! I have promised myself that I will take my time unpacking though and I am definitely going to follow through with it. My mother-in-law and I almost killed ourselves trying to pack us up and get everything moved over here. I know I don't want to ever do that again. LOL. I truly LOVE the new house. I just wish that John could be home to enjoy it with us. I can't wait for the next chapter of our lives to begin together. At least he will be home again in September. :)

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Counting the days...

Finally...only ONE week to go before we begin moving into our new home! I have been so busy lately that I haven't even had time to sit down and give an update. lol. Moving alone is definitely not something I would recommend to anyone. Hehehehe. My mother-in-law, bless her heart, has been helping me this week and I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. The entire house is almost completely packed!!!! I think I got rid of about half of what I had in here so the garbage men are going to hate me tomorrow. Hehehehehe. I never realized I had so much junk!!! I am still swamped with things to do so I am sure this week will fly by and I will be in the new house before I know it. :) Well, that is the update for now. I have to go patch the walls. Joy! LOL! ~Daphne~

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Tuesday Tidbits

Well, we got home from Alabama on Sunday but we brought my Mom back with us (for a week). :) The drive back was a bit treacherous though. We ran into one of those bad storms that hit this area right before we hit Nashville and I had to pull off the interstate (along with many others). The rest of the way was uneventful though unless you consider having three dogs in the Tahoe with the kids, my mom, and I. Hehehehehehe. I had a wonderful birthday and I am so thankful that I was home to spend it with ALL of my loved ones. Then on Saturday my dad took John to the airport in Atlanta and he started making the long trip back to Iraq. It was not an easy day. I can't believe I got so used to him being home for those two weeks. Normally we don't fall back into a normal routine so "quickly". I feel lost without him but my Mom is here now and I have to start packing for the move, I am going to be busy for the next few months and that will help, I am sure. My housewarming party was on Saturday and I got some very nice goodies for the new house and I also got some money. Mom and I are making a dent in the money really fast. Hehehehehe. I will have to send some pictures of some of the goodies that I am accumulating. It's funny...I suppose I am destined to have a country themed "rooster" kitchen. Everyone that bought me anything for the kitchen bought me rooster stuff! I had already bought a few things that were rooster themed anyway. The lord works in mysterious ways. Hehehehehe. Have a great one, everyone! ~Daphne~

Wednesday, March 29, 2006


John and I were finally able to close on the house yesterday afternoon! We are now "offically" homeowners! WOO HOO! We are so excited. I keep looking at him and saying "OMG...we are homeowners!" Hehehehehehe! Oh my goodness...I don't think it has truly set in yet. I have so much to do around here before I start moving in on May 1st. I don't even know where to start. At least the next month will be busy and, therefore, the time should go by fast. Everything went as smoohtly (with the closing) as it could possibly go. After the closing, John and I, took Kay (our Realtor) out for drinks/food at Ruby Tuesdays. We really wanted to include Kay in our celebration because she has gone way above AND beyond anything she had to do for us. If anyone in this area needs a Realtor...get in touch with me...and I will give you Kay's information. I have nothing but good things to say about her. She's awesome! :) She bought us the nicest housewarming gift too. She got us two $25.00 gift certificates that can be redeemed almost anywhere in the area AND she bought us a homeowners book that has everything in it up to this point. It was truly a thoughtful gift and now we will have everything pertaining to the house in one book...for easy access! Things are really great for John, the kids, and I right now. Even the weather is starting to warm up around here! Did I mention I love Spring? Hehehehehe. Anyway, that's the good news! I just wanted to keep everyone updated on what is happening with us. We are heading down to Alabama tomorrow afternoon. My birthday is Friday and I am so happy to be able to be home with my family to celebrate and then on Saturday my Mom is giving us a housewarming party. John has to leave to head back towards Iraq Saturday though. That's the only downfall but, hey, we are half-way through this deployment!!! ~Daphne~

Saturday, March 25, 2006

One week to go

Where oh where did this week go? *sigh* John will have to leave next Saturday (April 1st) to begin the long trip back to Iraq. :( At least we will be closing on the house this coming week...or we should be. There are still a few things that have to be finished up but everyone is pulling strings and trying to arrange the closing for Tuesday or Wedneday (at the latest). :) Neither one of us can wait for the papers to be signed!! (I'm SURE the seller's feel the same way!) I keep sitting here trying to think of how it will feel to be a homeowner. I guess I'll just have to wait and see. Hehehehehe. We sure have a busy week ahead of us...the birthday...the housewarming party (my mom is giving me) and John leaving again. John's sister and her kids were able to come down here this weekend to see John and he's over at his mom's now spending time with them. Ariel is at the movies and as soon as I go and pick her up we are heading over there to have supper with them. In the meantime...I am cleaning around the house. I had forgotten how messy a man can be! LOL! How easy it is to forget. Hehehehehe. ~Daphne~

Friday, March 24, 2006

The girls...

This is a picture of me (on the left) and my two best friends...Tara (middle) and Cindy (far right). Thanks girls...for all the good times and for being there for me and loving me...always. ~Daphne~

Better Late Than Never...

These are the 20 dozen roses that John sent to me and Ariel for Valentine's Day. I meant to post this back in oh I late. LOL! Of course, the picture doesn't do the roses justice and the smell they put off was heavenly. He can truly be the sweetest man. I wonder what he will do next to top this? LOL. ~Daphne~

Thursday, March 23, 2006

He's HOME!

John made it home last week for his mid-tour from Iraq! Yipee! Life is good. :) The kids and I are truly enjoying him being home. Of course...we are dreading the day he has to go back and the time is sneaking up on us already but we are so thankful to have him here for the two weeks. We are half-way through this tour now! Only six more months to go!!! We are on "The Downhill Slide!!!" Other news...we have had to push back the closing on our house AGAIN but that is okay because we have been shopping around with other Mortgage Companies and came up with a much better deal. :) Everyone involved in the situation is pushing to get the closing set for the 28th of March. :) Wish us luck, everyone. LOL. I'm just thankful everything is going smoothly at this point. I know the sellers are ready to get this closing over with and we certainly are as well. I can't wait until we the day when we finally get to say that we are HOMEOWNERS! We have waited for this for so long!!!! Till later...Daphne

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Over "there"...

Just thought I would of John and Jim in Iraq. :) I'm so glad they can see each other here and there while they are so far from home... update! Hehehehehe...

Okay, okay...I'm ashamed that I haven't been keeping up with my blog. I am making a promise right now to write more often. Hehehehe. Gosh, there is so much to say. Where do I start? First of all...John will be home in 12 days (give or take a day or two) for his mid-tour from Iraq! YIPEE! I can't wait to see him and hold him in my arms. These past six months have been so lonely without him! I am counting down the days as patiently as possible. lol. So far...2oo6 has been so good to our family. We are in the process of buying our first house and we are *SO* happy about it! We have waited 14 years to finally buy and I'd say it is about time! lol. The closing has been set for the 20th of March so that John can be home for the closing. :) Today is John's 15 year mark in the Army. In so many ways I cannot believe it has already been this long and in seems like it has been a lifetime. Hahahaha. Let me just say how PROUD I am of him and how PROUD I am to be a military wife. I wouldn't want to live any other life but this one. :) Also, while I am talking about news...John and I will be celebrating our 14 year anniversary on the 14th of March. What a mile mark!!!! And then on the 31st...I will be celebrating my 35th birthday but don't tell anyone. Hehehehe. So yes, 2006 has been a really good year for us. An exciting year...and we have so much more to look forward to. God is good! :)
P.S...the picture is of the front of our new home :)

Friday, January 06, 2006

Happy New Year, everyone!

Well, it has been a while since I have posted. I have no excuse...except that I am lazy. lol. I still can't believe that 2005 is over and 2006 is here and now. On a good I can say with a good bit of certainty that John will be home this year. The kids and I spent New Year's Eve alone. Let's just hope that the old wives tale of doing the same thing the next time around isn't true. lol. Our weather has been CRAZY lately. It's been really cold and then it warmed up to 75 degrees one day last week. Today we are expecting snow flurries. I saw a few teeny tiny flakes on my way home from the store a little while ago. I'm ready for Spring. I want to open all my windows and enjoy the weather again. At least Spring isn't too far away. :) It should be warming up by my birthday this year. :) Well, I need to be cleaning house but I promise...I will blog again soon.

P.S. The picture on this blog is a picture taken on Christmas Day at my parents' house.