Wednesday, November 30, 2011



That's what I'm feeling right now.

If you are a praying person, could you say one right now?
The good Lord up above knows exactly what it is that you will be praying about, and also please pray for a calming heart for me. I need it.

Yes, my husband and I are fine, no we are not pregnant, no we are not sick (other than the common cold)... we just need some prayer. Pray for this place to be a little more positive. Pray for our vacation to come quickly. Pray for us to keep our heads above water... what little we have left.

I appreciate you not asking questions, and I look forward to being my ol' positive happy self real soon.

Being an Army wife is not for the faint of heart. It's hard. Sometimes I'd like to give the people in charge a piece of my mind... sometimes I want to throw the duces and get out of here. but we can't.
It's the life we chose, and we will succeed. We will.

Happy Wednesday. I hope yours is better than mine.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tuesday update...

It's Tuesday, well, actually it's almost Wednesday at thi point... but hey... we made it through Monday!! Wooot Wooot!!

Our house has not been fun the last 12 days... I was sick all last week, Andy is sick this week... and hopefully we can be done with the Theraflu, Advil cold and sinus and box of tissues so we can start packing for our trip which is only 18 days away!!!!
To some that may seem far... but for these Georgia Rodriguez's who have been missing our famliy since February 20th, when we packed up and said adios.... it seems right aroud the corner!

Last night we ate dinner in bed, really, we did. We do that sometimes, and lemme tell you... I love it! It's very relaxing, enjoyable and just plain fun. don't judge.

Dinner last night... well, we had Waffle House! That's one of my fav's about living in the South... Waffle House and Piggly Wiggly's are on every corner! Except for Hinesville, we don't have the pig dub... but we have the waffles!

I took a picture of it through my rainy window.. I had JUST wiped it with the wipers, but it was down pour last night... word on the street it's STILL hurricane season.... ugh.

Andy texted me this of our little princess last night... said she was waiting on her mommy. So cute.
We are sure going to miss her sweet face while we are gone! :(
She'll be taken care of tho!

Update on us....
Andy still continues to rehab his knee... and has done so well through all of this! He's amazing.
Still a little pain on my end, but I'm able to get up better! Although it's starting to get cold, so I know both of us are going to be a little "achey"... we're so old! lol ;)

That's all today... I'm not in the "blogging mood"... I hope I can get back into it soon :(

Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving weekend!

Our Thanksgiving was great!
I wasn't sure how it would be, being away from family and all... but Andy and I decided it was time to create our own traditions for our little family of 3 (we include Daisy) ;) ... so we did! Our Thanksgiving consisted of cooking, eating, watching football and napping. It was fantastic! Actually... that's what we did the entire 4 day weekend and it was perfect! Here are some pictures of our 4 days off...

Our spread!
We had turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, corn casserole, green bean casserole, yummy rice, rolls, pumpkin pie and chocolate pie!
And I cooked IT ALL!!! I wanted to... just so I can say that I did it, and can do it.
My sweet sweet husband helped with dishes! that's the part I hate! :)

It was delish!


Andy's favorite! :)


And then it was nap time....

And all weekend we hung out in our pj's (for the most part).. and relaxed!

Cutting the turkey! (can't figure out how to move the photo)

My brother sent me this of Jack... too much turkey?

Jade and Jack at sea world!

Sunday night we got to skype with Frank and his family... it's so fun to see their little faces! We miss those kids!

And.... 19 MORE DAYS UNTIL WE LEAVE!!!!!!!

I hope y'all had a great Thanksgiving!! We sure did!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


(in NO particular order... here's what I'm thankful for!)

My rock, my lover, my friend, the yin to my yang, the peanut butter to my jelly...
My husband!

Our marriage!

Lifelong friends (and second mothers!)

Our Fur-Baby!

Amazing in-laws!

Family support!

Sisters that are friends!

Grandmas! (2 are not pictured)

Incredible examples!

The most amazing parents in the world!


The best families in the world!

Awesome aunts and uncles!

This everyday life that we live!
It's not an easy life...sometimes it can be tiring, frustrating, exhausting... but it's our life and we wouldn't change a thing!

p.s. in 24 days we will be with family, so you'll be seeing pictures OTHER than the wedding ones ;) it's what we have for now tho!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Who's cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year??
I know I am! And boy am I nervous!
Here's what our menu consists of...

Mashed Potatoes
Green Bean Casserole
Corn Casserole
Yummy Rice
Glazed Carrotts
Pumpkin Pie

and I'm not sure what else... as if that's not enough right??
I am in charge of everything but the mashed potatoes... the other sides, no problemo! The turkey on the other hand... that's where I'm a bit nervous. I've never even tried to cook a turkey... and quite frankley the little birdie scares the you know what outta me... but hey, it's our first years as Mr and Mrs... and if the turkey doesn't turn out... well then thank goodness we've got a ham! ;)

Today... I'm thankful that we are able to host Thanksgiving! No matter how much we miss our family, we are making our own traditions and that's what I love the most!

Happy Thanksgiving y'all!

sniffly, sneezy, cough, sore throat...

Forget the Day or Nyquil... give me THIS...
And this...

and an award for the handsome man in my life... because that's what got me through yesterday!
On Sunday I woke up from a nap feeling sick...sore throat and congested... and yesterday morning around 4:30 I woke up BURNING up with a sore throat, sinus congestion, ear aches, and just plain SICK! I stayed home from work (SHOCK right??)... I am not one to stay home, and slept ALL day! Literally all day. I woke up 2 times to Andy coming home, but then was out! I woke up around 6ish and then had a little trouble sleeping last night... but today I feel better! Still not 100%.. but much better than yesterday!

My sweet husband took such good care of me! He made sure I was fed, hydrated, medicated and comfy. He was so sweet to me! He always is, but he was extra sick because I wasn't feeling well. Thank you babe!
This sweet girl would not leave my side yesterday! She was so calm too... she knew momma wasn't feeling well!

So... my yesterday thankfulness is for Advil Cold & Sinus, Gatorate and my hubby!!

Today's thankfulness is for face time on the iPhone, iPad, and MAC!

We got to face-time with Andy's brother and family on Sunday... their sweet boys are just precious! I can't wait to see them in 30 days!!!  We miss all our sweet newphews so much!!

Baby Jaron! He's so cute! I can't wait to kiss those cheeks!

He is not camera shy! :)


Brotherly love!!

Handsome Jacob!

Cutie Jayson!!

See you in 32 days boys!! :)

Happy Tuesday! (or Thursday if you have a short week like we do!)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

ABC's of me!

A. Age:  Twenty-Seven! Closer and closer to thirty every day....

B. Bed size: Queen... but we are upgrading to a King someday! :)

C. Chore that you hate: Sweeping and Mopping! I think it's one in the same. Hate both of 'em!

D. Dogs: 1 dog... that's all we can handle! She's a 60 pound snuggler...

E. Essential start to your day: Coffee... Or you could say Creamer with a little bit of coffee in it...

F. Favorite color: pink! it's so happy!

G. Gold or Silver: Silver.

H. Height: Five feet four inches... always thought I was 5'3 until I went to the Doctor for my surgery :) proud to say I am an inch taller!

I. Instruments you play: Used to play the piano... emphasis on the "used to"

J. Job title: Receptionist. Dislike it. But it's a paycheck! Miss my old job :''(

K. Kids: Zero. Zilch. Nada. No thank you, for a little while....

L. Live: Good ol' Georgia! ;)

M. Movie: Dirty Dancing. All time fav.

N. Nicknames: Ranz, Babe, baby, love, sis...

O. Overnight hospital stays: 2.5 months ago!

P. Pet peeves: ignorance! Does that count? Lazy people...

Q. Quote from a movie: "nobody puts baby in the corner!!"

R. Right or left handed: Right.

S. Siblings: Two amazing brothers, two beautiful sisters! and some incredible brother and sister in laws!

T. Time it takes you to get ready: 45 minutes!

U. Underwear: yes please.

V. Vegetable you hate: broccoli... yuk!

W. What makes you run late: DAISY! Our dog. I'm not late, I'm late in my eyes... but still usually 5 or 10 minutes early!

X. X-Rays you’ve had: too many to list!

Y. Yummy food that you make: fried chicken! my mother in laws taquitos, my mom's beans...

Z. Zoo animal: Zebras!

Today I'm thankful for my wonderful blog readers!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Hair Affair!

I'm getting my hair done today!!
I'm going to the salon at our school... and I'm very excited!! The instructor is a top of the line hair artist and she is great! Of course she picked a student to do my hair... but she said she'd "take care of me" ... I hope that means she'll be right there watching! ;) just kidding... I know she will be, and if anything "happens".. she'll be fixing it!

Here's the color I'm wanting... a little dark in with the blonde... I have to keep my blonde you know! A pale white girl with big blue eyes just looks funny with dark dark hair! :) At least on me... been there, tried that!

My fav right here!

And here is the cut....

I don't want mine as long on the one side like Ms Pickler... but you get the idea...

Wish me luck!!
My honey is getting a manicure and pedicure while I get my hair did... love our date days!! :)

p.s. Today I'm thankful for hair color.
If that's vain, then I'm guilty.

Friday, November 18, 2011

9 Months!

This 9 month post is special to me... last year on November 27th, Andy proposed! It was the Saturday after Thanksgiving... we had gone to see Eclipse (I think...) and we came home and had picked up Burger King because we were starving... and I went into my room to change, and I came out and he was standing in the doorway... he said sweet and wonderful things to me, and pulled out a ring and asked me to marry him!
I didn't want a fancy restaurant, I didn't want to be dressed up, I didn't want people watching.. I just wanted him! It was perfect and I wouldn't change a thing about it! :)

It's hard to believe our 9 month anniversary is TOMORROW! Some days it seems like we just got married.. and some days it seems like I hadn't ever been without him!

Hanging out at the park on Andy's R&R.

My fav.

My favorite engagement picture!
(our photographer was AWESOME!)

Getting ready!

So handsome.

He was so smiley that day!! :)

I could have run down that aisle if they let me!! :)

Don't let him fool you... he DID get a little choked up! :)

Lighting our unity candle!


We did it!!!!

Always happy in this mans arms!!

Here we are... 9 months later!

I have learned more about myself in the last 9 months than I've ever known.
I've laughed more, loved harder, and found more patience as I have learned and am still learning to live with someone who is so much different than me... but somehow it works.... we've had arguments, we've had tickle fights, we've had sad times, and hard times... but I would not want to go through them with anyone else in my life! I love you Andres Alejandro Rodriguez! I love you with all my heart!!

Our 10 month anniversary won't have a post because we will be in sunny ARIZONA!! I'll try to blog while we are gone... but don't count on it ;) I'm going to soak up family time as much as possible!!

Happy Friday everyone!!