Monday, September 22, 2008

ham pineapple and a nap

This past weekend was nice!

For the most part the marines are home. We do have a few stragglers that will be coming home over the next few months.

Jake was the first one to come home. This was the first time that Jakes mom, Jolynn, got to see him come home.

To see Jolynn hug her son was just so special.

Yesterday we had some more marines come home. Chris was the fir marine that I saw. I just ran up to him and hugged him so tight. Then I saw Larry, whose real name is Nikki, anyway, she looked real good. I could not find Leeroy to save my life. So finally i just started walking along all the gear, and then I spotted him with a group of marines. I pushed my way through the marines and gave him a kiss and a hug.

Leeroy told me this morning that when I grabbed him he thought that someone had grabbed the wrong marine. Leeroy confessed that he did not think we would be there. All I could say was that "I told you I would be there."

Yesterday Jolynn and I had a girls day out.... after we welcomed the boys home. We went to the beach and soaked up the sun. We went rock climbing and shell hunting. Then I got Jolynn in the ocean. Jolynn had never swam in the ocean, so it was neat to see her reaction when she finally got in.

Today Jolynn went home and all of the marines are off getting all of their stuff done. I got the living room cleaned up and got the carpets cleaned in there. I have two roast in the crock pot, and so much more left to do today.

I am sitting here eating a slice of ham and pineapple pizza wishing I could take a nap. I am so worn out.

Oh Barry's wife finally had the baby! They are now the proud parents a HEALTHY baby boy! I am so happy for them. Barry is so happy to be a dad and it is so funny to hear him talk about his new baby. I know that Barry is going to be a great daddy.

Amber got her first tattoo over the weekend. amber got a turtle on her foot. The turtle is for her grandfather. My dad use to call Amber the turtle and she is just so proud of her turtle. I must admit that I do like the tattoo.

Thank you Linda for picking me as an a editors pick! I was so shocked that anyone would pick me.

Well, I still have a million things to get done today. On the top of my list is doing some stuff for Rusty. Over this past weekend Rusty and I have really been moving in different directions. Today I want to make sure that all of his laundry is done, and I am even going to make Rusty some homemade bread. I love my husband.




mamaof4qts said...

Busy and fun weekend.  I'm sure that baby boy is so cute.  I'm glad the Marines are home, I hope they get to stay here for a while

lv2trnscrb said...

oh how cute with the tattoo! I bet it looks great on Amber! so glad Barry/wife had baby!! I bet he is one proud dad! glad your marines that were due home made it safe and sound!!! seems like you had a great time with Jocelyn too! I bet she enjoyed the extra time she got to spend with you :)

you know you are one of my favorite journals; so glad others can come to know you as well :)


plieck30 said...

Awww wish I was young and could have a turtle on my foot or a butterfly on my shoulder or a rose bud on my ankle. Are you going to get a tattoo next? Paula

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sangrialel said...

I am so glad to hear that they are home, safe and sound.  Linda

deshelestraci said...

Yeah for the Marines coming home!!!  Yeah for you getting guest editor!  I'll head over and see what you picked!

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU))))))))))))))))))))))))DOnt know if I congrats ypu already for winning editors pic,congrats.I am glad the Marines got to come home and so glad Barry has a healthy baby.I know you love your Husband very much.

lifes2odd said...

I'm so far behind on journals that I'm not sure if I said congrats for being one of the guest editor picks. If I did already, chalk it up to me being over worked and losing my mind -- if I didn't, well then, congrats! You crack me up, you have no idea how awesome you really are!!! Martha :-)

gehi6 said...

Greater love hath no woman for a man than one who makes him home made bread.  I think.   Gerry