Wednesday, February 29, 2012


It's time again! Link up HERE if you want to tag along!


I am loving this Military Prayer (author unknown)... but it sure does speak to this Army wife's heart!

Give me greatness
of heart to see,
difference between duty and
his love for me.
Give me understanding so that
I may know,
when duty calls him,
he must go.
Give me a task to do each day,
to fill the time
when he's away.
When he's in a foreign land,
keep him safe
and in your loving hand.
And Lord, when duty
is in the field,
please protect him
and be his shield.
And Lord, when his deployment
is too long,
please stay with me
and keep me strong.


I love that I'm cheesy enough to want to get this bumper sticker...


I'm loving this puppy... even tho she keeps getting out of her kennel, she's still a doll!


I'm loving this weather we are having! I might be outside getting a little sun burn this weekend! :)
Notice I didn't say tan?? I don't tan.


I'm loving that it's already Wednesday... and that we are watching my coworkers daughter this weekend for a few hours! :) Baby fix!!!


And of course, I'm always and forever loving this man (and I love this picture alot too!)

What are you loving today??

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Cookies Cookies!

You NEED to go over to Holly's Cookie Blog and check out her cookies! She charges $1.50 per cookie and even ships them!

They are SO cute and I am trying to think of a reason to order some cookies!!

Choose this. Not that.

I have been busting my ba-donk-a-donk lately to try and make healthier choices... don't get me wrong, there are times that I splurge... but I make sure and log it in my weight watchers!

I have decided I don't want to be someone who DOES NOT eat unhealthy stuff... trust me, I'd like to enjoy a candy bar, a little bag of chips, or a pastry once in a while... but I would also like to be someone who loves to eat healthy veggies and fruit too.

So here's what I've been doing... and I would love your advice or suggestions!

Rather than having a muffin as a morning snack, I have an apple.
Instead of having soda, I have water with a lemon in it.
When I would love to eat a Butterfinger, I eat a chocolate chip granola bar.

I chose this healthier version, not that fatty-worth a lotta points- version.

Tonight... for dinner, rather than having fried chicken (which sounds so delicious) with mashed potatoes and a Sister Schuberts roll... we are having grilled chicken stir fry with brown rice...
Choose this, not that people!

Let me tell you, if I can do it... anyone can do it.
I lost 1 pound last week, I'm hoping for 3 or 4 this week!
We can do this.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Calling all dog owners...

Meet Daisy.

Daisy is a 70 pound lap dog.
She is part Black Lab and part Great Dane.

If you are happy, she will be happy with you... if you are sad, she will lay by you until your tears are gone... if you are sleepy, she will sleep with you until you wake up...

If you need a hand to hold, she will reach out her paw to you... if you have a heart, she will be in it! She is by far the best dog I have ever had, and the most sweetest, gentle, loving dog around. 


No matter how much we try, Daisy likes to chew. 

This is the kennel that Daisy currently lives in, however... the door is gone.

You see, last week, Daisy felt like she needed to get out... escape if you will... so she started chewing. She chewed just a piece at first... but then the next day, she felt another need to escape so she chewed the rest of the piece... and now, there's no "gate".. it's wiiiiiide open...
 Job well done my little pup, job well done.

Except now... mommy and daddy are left with a doorless kennel for our sweet horse of a dog. We would leave her out, but she chewed her daddy's hat and shirt... and we just can't quite trust her yet.

We did buy her a Nylarbone yesterday, you know... those GREAT plastic ones that are pretty much impossible to tear through... so far so good. I did look in the little girl's mouth last night and saw her back teeth were bleeding... so I know for sure that she is still teething... you see... our little princess is not even a year!

So... my question to you...

How in the world will we survive teething stage???
She has everything under the sun to help her... trust me when I say the girl is spoiled!

I refuse to buy another $150.00 kennel just for her to chew right through! So for now, she gets a wood block and some cement bricks as a door!

We love our girl, but whew!

** And on a side note, Andy and I did each spank her last week and we both hurt our hands...WE DON'T BEAT OUR DOG PEOPLE, it was just a spank! We believe in tough love (whether it's on our dog, or even our future children), and I believe that if she's into something she's not suppose to be into.. I will smack her... hand or newspaper. However, we will use an object next time... the girl is pure muscle. **
(wanted to address that - I had something on my facebook about it).

Monday - Funday!

Gooooooooood Monday to you!

I feel so refreshed on this Monday, it's fantastic! Andy and I had a "pajama weekend"... it pretty much consisted of staying in pajamas throughout the majority of the weekend, consuming lots of TV/movies, being lazy and sleeping in! It was perfect, and just what we needed since we both were hit with the sick/allergy bug the last few weeks!

Friday night we went to dinner (at our favorite Mexican restaurant of course) with friends ... sorry, no pictures were taken, Saturday we stayed in pj's all day! It was so nice! Even Daisy was feeling super lazy!

She's sleeping on her daddy here. I mean, right smack dab on top of him.
She adores him.

I love how she gets curled up into a little fetal position to sleep!
You would never know she's as big as she is!

Saturday we cleaned house and then relaxed, and Sunday Andy and I went to see this movie...

It was SO good!! I suggest you go see it! :)

And then we had lunch at Quiznos and came home to relax some more...

This is us face timing with Andy's family

It was good to see our little nephews, we miss them so much!! Even Daisy was interested in it!

Hope you had a good weekend!
Happy Monday, let's get this week started off right!!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Confessional Friday!

It's once again Confessional Friday  over at Blonde Ambition's blog... so link up and let's go!

{1.} Bruised hand.
 I smacked my dog so hard last night when disciplining her that I bruised my hand... she, however didn't feel a thing and continued to misbehave. We are going to do vinegar in the spray bottle method instead, I don't like spanking my dog and I don't like walking away with a bruised hand... so we will try tough love another way.

{2.} Missing some cuties.
I am missing some certain cuties... these boys light up my life and I wish we lived closer to them! :(

Jaron (left), Jacob (top), and Jayson (bottom) are my brother in law's kiddos and they are just too cute!

Jack is my brothers baby and he's a little ham!
JD & Jade, skype date soon??

{3. Shirt.
I'm wearing a shirt today that I've only worn once, and I've had it since June. Ridiculous? nah.

{4.} Weekend.
This weekend we have NOTHING planned and I'm SO excited about it!! We are going to have breakfast for dinner tonight and just relax! And tomorrow, just hang around the house and maybe go to the doggie park... who knows and who cares! :)

{5.} Husband.
I love my husband so much. That's not really a confession, but something I just love saying.
I. Love. My. Husband.

{6.} Cleaning.
I was a rebel and didn't clean the house on "clean the house Thursday"... why?? because I just didn't feel like it! :) And it was the most relaxing night ever! I loved it! on that note, I have to clean it this weekend.
{7.} Miss my family.
It's true, I miss them all the time... but this week I'd just like to give them each a hug. I love this life Andy and I have, but I wish we were a tad closer, just so I could see these wonderful people a little more often.

Do me a favor, go hug your family :)


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Thursday Randomness...

I have absolutely nothing to blog about... zero, zilch, zip... NADA!

Usually I can think of something to write about, but today my brain is just full of mucus and mush. Seriously, it's gross.

So... if your wanting to read about a bunch of random stuff... you in luck, if not.. come back tomorrow :)

I am not ready for 81 degree weather. It's only a sneak peak for us, but still too much for my taste. If it's gonna be 81, I'd like it to be on a Saturday so I can take the pup to the beach.

I really don't want to clean the house tonight. It's something I just have to do, but I really don't wanna.  :(

Weight Watchers is going extremely well this week, last week I didn't know if I had it in me... but this week is going much betta!

 Last year this time I was on a road trip with these 2 lovely women and we had a blast! I was traveling to my new home of Georgia and they made the 4 day drive a blast!

In order to make it through my cleaning spree tonight, I need to go get one of these...

That's all. Sorry bout the boring post :( better luck tomorrow.


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

M.I.A. and cuddles!

I was MIA yesterday due to being sick... Andy was sick last week, and this week it's my turn.
Ugh, it's nasty.
Sinuses, ear aches, headaches, fever, chills... no bueno! I actually left work Monday and slept for about 16 hours, I woke up Tuesday feeling a little better but not by much. Today I feel somewhat better, I don't have the pressure in my sinuses and ears like I did... but still the congestion.
So... nothing exciting to blog about, I did take some pictures the last few days of our cute, cuddly horse of a dog... she has been SO snuggly with us... I think she knows we just don't feel well.
Laying with Daddy!

She walked behind me and squeezed her way in the middle of us and plopped down under the blanket, so we covered her up and we all watched TV and relaxed :)

"change the channel dad, this is boring!"

My 2 loves!!
P.S. how cute is my hubby with his smiling eyes in all these pictures! :)

Daisy watching me get ready this morning...

Notice she crosses her legs like a lady!

Happy Wednesday!! :)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Anniversary Weekend!

Our weekend was great, but went by WAY TOO FAST! It doesn't help that I caught Andy's cold which is turning into a sinus infection... my head feels like it weighs about 20 pounds and there is so much pressure in my forehead and nose and I feel like it's about to burst... but when I go to blow my nose, nothing comes out. ugh.

Anyways... onto our weekend! Saturday we woke up and I went to get Starbucks while Andy slept a little longer and then  I picked him up and we went to the Spa at Fort Stewart and got pedicures! It was so nice and relaxing and they did such a great job! That's one of the many things I appreciate about Andy, he's always up to go get a pedicure!! :) My friends tell me how their husbands wouldnt EVER go get one, and I don't get it! They are so nice and relaxing! It's not like the guys have to pick out a color and get their toenails painted! duh!

Then after our pampering Andy took me to get my hair done!
cute right?
The final project!
(sorry I look like I got hit by a train, I'm sick today and I just didn't feel like putting on all the make up!)

More of the color!

Then Saturday afternoon we just hung out, grocery shopped, played with Daisy, watched movies, it was very relaxing! Later that evening my brother and SIL came over and we hung out for a little bit and had some pizza.
Then on Sunday... our actual anniversary, we didn't move from the house! Well, Andy ran an errand real quick, but that was it! We layed around, had breakfast in bed, watched movies, took some cold medicine, layed on the couch... it was perfect!!!
Seeing that he's just getting over his sickness, and I feel like a tain hit me... it was the perfect way to spend the day.
We did enjoy the texts, face book notes, and calls and I thought I would share some of them...

The way he says things makes my heart flutter! :)

Thank you sweet friends and family for your nice words!! We appreciate each and every one of you!!

Andy is off today, so these 2 are probably looking alot like this right now... I am leaving work at 2 so I will be joining them! Assuming I make it til' 2!

Happy Monday!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

One. Year. Later.

February 19, 2011

One year ago, I was anxiously awaiting a day to come...
the day that I would become Mrs. Andres Rodriguez... the day I would hang up my single shoes and become a lady who thinks of her husbands needs before hers, the day I would kiss my mom and dad and tell them thank you for everything they have ever done for me and learn to cleave onto my husband, the day I had planned for and waited for ever since I was a little girl.... the day I got to marry my very best friend.

And now... we are about to celebrate our FIRST year of marriage!

Where has the time gone?! I have learned things that no one could have ever taught me, I had to experience it for myself. Of course Andy and I have had our fair share of yelling matches arguments! There have been times where we've had to learn and remember that we are not just one person anymore... and those lovely times when you just don't want to admit that you are wrong... but you just know it's something that needs to be done... and that it makes you stonger in the end... our happy times are ten times what the hard times are, and for that I am so thankful!

I have learned more about myself in one short year than I did in 25 without him! I have never ever in my life been happier. I adore that man, and I can't wait to spend 70 more years loving him!

Here are some pictures from the last year with little tid bits about my hunk of a hubby that I adore...

The first 2 are our engagement pictures, I had to add them because I LOVE them oh so much!!

Our photographer was amazing and a sweet friend! :)

Yes.. that is REAL snow! :) and yes... it was freezing.

I love the way when I'm mad about something and don't want to talk, he tickles me until I tell him what is wrong.

I love that he can wrap me in his arms and the whole world could be exploding but we wouldn't even know!

I love that each time I kiss him it feels like the best kiss ever!

I love how he looks at me!

I love how he is so amazing with our sweet puppy!

I love how his heart is so big that he will record a football game just so he can take me on a date to the movie!

I love how he fills the coffee pot and get's it ready so that when I wake up I smell the coffee brewing!

I love how he helps me around the house, or helps me cook.

I love how after such a long day, I can curl up next to him and watch The Big Bang Theory or The Voice or whatever is on the TV and forget about anything that happened.

I love how he's not afraid to tell me he needs me...

and knows exactly when I need him!

I love how we can go on trips together and have fun and be giddy like little jr highers!

I love how he makes living thousands of miles away from family tolerable!

I love how he's always up for a good time!

I love how he turns up the heat in the morning so I don't freeze when I get out of bed.

I love how he spoils me, even when I don't think I like to be spoiled.

I love how he is so involved in our families lives.

I love how he brushes my hair and fixes my make up for me so even after surgery I could feel beautiful.

I love how he tells me I'm beautiful, and means it.

I love that he knows exactly what to do with me when I get frustrated, angry, grumpy, or whatever!

I love that he's always encouraging me to be myself!

I love that he knows all about random stuff because anytime I have a "hollywood" question, he knows the answer!

I love how even tho he HATES to take pictures, he still will.

I love that his heart is so huge that he will do anything for anyone.

I love that he's always giving me kisses.

I love that he gets excited with me over a new vacuum!

I love that he understands that sometimes I just feel down, and that all he needs to do is just be there. 

I love that he gets up even when he's tired to take care of miss Daisy!

I love that he gets so excited with me over the dumbest things... but he is excited because he knows that I am excited. 

I love that he knows he can't cook, but will be the first to run out and pick up dinner if I've just had one of those days!

I love that he is our providor and that he will do anything for me.
But most of all... I love that he's all mine forever and ever!!!

This is what love is to Andy and I... and this is what continues to make our marriage stronger...
our love never fails.

Happy anniversary love, you are my everything! I love you so much!!!
~ your sweetheart ~