Lucy's Blessing!!

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Better late then never i suppose was our moto here! It was Saturday night when the Gardner women were dong what they do best sitting in the living chatting when we had the grand idea of blessing my sweet Lucy the next day, I mean why not everyone was there that needed to be and Dwight and I had been total slackers in not blessing our daughter so it was a great idea a little last minute but hey why not. So the plan went into action, I called my family and my mother-in-law Jayline did what she did best and planned something for dinner for 20 something people who would join us in less then 24 hours! The next day My hubby blessed our sweet Lucy and it was amazing GO DWIGHT!!



Love this picture of them! I was so happy that My husband was able to bless her and with both our families there! Great day!





My daughter has developed a funny personality and she is a bit of a drama queen! I can only guess what shes thinking her, Uh dad no kisses for you i mean ewww gross! LOL





Our family pic to end! this was an unexpected event but it was great to have it done! Thank you to My sister also for lending me Dakota's blessing dress, now both our kids have been blessed in the same outfits which i think is super cool!

TurnOff week!!(Digital Detox Week)

Can your family go seven days without watching TV or playing with any electronic toys?
Take the Dare… Join with MuscogeeMoms.com and unplug your kids for ONE week!
Digital Detox Week

September 19-25, 2010
According to a January 2010 study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, youth ages 8-18 spend an average of 7 ½ hours a day with electronic entertainment (and manage 10+ hours of total media since they multi-task.) Our media savvy kids are watching TV, playing video games, posting on Facebook, surfing the net, texting, and listening to music!
The maximum time recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics is just two hours a day!
MuscogeeMoms.com encourages all families to join us in unplugging your kids this week! Send us an email and let us know how your week goes!
Formerly known as TV Turnoff Week, Digital Detox Week (also called Turnoff Week) encourages people to use electronic screened media responsibly and then have more time for a healthier life and more community participation.

I also wanted to post several things to do besides watch TV!!!
1.    Experiment with paints
2.    Read a book
3.    Call a friend
4.    Go to the park
5.    Walk the dog
6.    Visit the beach
7.    Wash the car
8.    Sweep the stairs and sidewalk
9.    Write a letter to a relative
10.    Make self-portraits
11.    Create a fashion show
12.    Learn to knit
13.    Make tie-dye shirts
14.    Make bookmarks
15.    Play soccer
16.    Jump rope
17.    Set up a sprinkler and run through it
18.    Walk to the ice cream store
19.    Make a collage with old magazines
20.    Collect bugs to study
21.    Watch birds in the yard
22.    Practice math facts
23.    Make a pot with self-hardening clay
24.    Pick flowers
25.    Write a story
26.    Have a "Just a Summer Day" party with friends
27.    Learn origami
28.    Make a puzzle
29.    Bring all of the recyclables to the recycle center
30.    Visit the zoo
31.    Go beachcombing
32.    Have a camp fire
33.    Set up a tent in the back yard
34.    Play Frisbee
35.    Play catch with a baseball
36.    Take pictures of your world and print them
37.    Make a scrapbook
38.    Create and start a journal
39.    Research a job you might want to do when you get older
40.    Visit an aquarium
41.    Go through old winter coats and donate the ones you don't need
42.    Volunteer at an animal shelter
43.    Write to a pen pal
44.    Eat at a new restaurant for lunch
45.    Visit the school playground
46.    Lay in the sun
47.    Have a picnic (inside or outside)
48.    Draw and hang your own poster
49.    Clean your room and rearrange it
50.    Make jewelry with beads
51.    Make shadow puppets with flashlights
52.    Play gin rummy
53.    Play checkers
54.    Learn chess
55.    Draw
56.    Play hopscotch
57.    Take a nature walk
58.    Clean out your shoe collection
59.    Make papier-mâché animals, flowers, or people
60.    Make a bird feeder
61.    Make paper dolls
62.    Learn to sew or cross-stitch
63.    Do a science experiment
64.    Play board games
65.    Have a water fight 66.    Go swimming
67.    Take a jog
68.    Go to summer camp
69.    Have a sleepover with a friend
70.    Turn off all the lights and pretend the power is out
71.    Give the dog a bath
72.    Visit a museum
73.    Go to the library
74.    Visit a planetarium
75.    Make a sand painting
76.    Bake brownies
77.    Buy Christmas presents early
78.    Visit your grandparents
79.    Make a picture, frame it, and hang it in your house
80.    Learn how to type
81.    Make a bead keychain for everyone you know
82.    Learn how to make one dinner
83.    Visit at a nursing home
84.    Make cards
85.    Have a Fourth of July party
86.    Have a tea party
87.    Play tennis
88.    Do your summer reading project
89.    Brush the dog (or cat!)
90.    Go roller skating
91.    Play Go Fish!
92.    Go for a bike ride
93.    Make pet rocks with rocks, glue, and paint
94.    Take a day trip to a new city or state
95.    Run outside in the rain
96.    Jump in puddles
97.    Start a postcard collection
98.     Go fishing
99.    Start a kids' book club
100.    Try to sell a story you write to a magazine
101.    Play cat's cradle
102.    Play marbles
103.    Set up a fish tank
104.    Plant a flower garden
105.    Watch butterflies and draw them
106.    Play kickball
107.    Play baseball
108.    Do makeovers
109.    Make paper wish chains
110.    Play charades
111.    Learn to balance a checkbook
112.    Visit the airport and watch the planes land
113.    Grow vegetables
114.    Count stars
115.    Play four-square
116.    Play basketball
117.    Read a comic book
118.    See a play
119.    Put on a play
120.    Make sock puppets
121.    Color in a coloring book
122.    Fly kites
123.    Make s'mores
124.    Grow pumpkins to carve at Halloween
125.    Practice a musical instrument
126.    Dance to your favorite music
127.    See a live band perform for free at the park
128.    Climb a mountain (or hill)
129.    Visit the skate park
130.    Visit your mom (or dad) at work for lunch
131.    Play solitaire
132.    Create your own t-shirts with paint
133.    Make a CD with all of someone's favorite songs and give as a gift
134.    Eat breakfast outside
135.    Walk in the grass with no shoes
136.    Catch frogs in a pond
137.    Go horseback riding
138.    Make masks
139.    Your idea?
People often lament that kids don't play anymore. They don't know the games that we knew when we were young. Well, take the opportunity this summer to teach your kids some new games and




some pics by me!!!

I was lookin at some of last years pics and I thought i would share some, oh how i miss my camera and utah! hope you enjoy!
















My day in a nut shell!!

HOLY SHENANS!! is all i can say about my day today! It started out with waking up super flippin early to take Dwight to work so I could have the car. Our first stop was the hospital to get a pregnancy test....now before you start freaking out and calling me please read on........I needed the test so i can get on birth control. i think its kinda rude to do that to a women who has a two month old, like I need the stress on wondering CRAP am i pregnant, no im not pregnant...well maybe.. no defiantly not pregnant!!
anyways we enter the hospital find our way back to our window to check in and they send me to another window to check in. I then explain to the front desk lady that I'm here to get a prego test done so i can get the shot, she says ok please take this paper and s wait over there, so i head over to the seat where i will spend the next 30 minutes waiting for my name to be called, and yet i dont ever here it, so i wait some more (still not name called) Ok so now im pissed because now 5 people have gone ahead of me and nothin, so i go once again to the front desk to ask how much longer, the lady looks at me and asks for my last name again and says whats your sons name, The PREGNANCY test is for me (not my three year old son, who better not be havin sex and the fact that he is male and 3 yrs old ). OH she says well i can' t give you the results to that, thats funny i say because i havn't taken the test yet, OH she says again, well your gonna have to go to the lab for that. I almost reached across that mini table and strangled the women, but instead i thanked her through my clenched teeth and headed to lab, where i again I wait, this time my sweet maverick decides to bounce off the walls and and some times actually bang his head against it. After about 20 minutes or so i look up and YES my number is next and then I hear those awesome words MOM I NEED TO PEE, nooooo, " can you hold it son" no i need to pee now ( i swear they wait till its basically coming out) alright alright lets go. so we wrap speed it to the bathroom run back and yay we made it. I got back get my blood taken and run out of that buliding as fast as i can! Dont you worry i still have the grocery to go to ( an adventure all on its own with a three old who touches everything and a nursing baby), where i have 20 minutes to buy as much as i can till i have to pick dwight up for lunch then go back to the hospital for my results ( which when i went back were still pending) then back to the grocery store to buy what i didn't have time to buy the first time. LOVE IT!!! I guess its round 3 for the hospital tomorrow!!

And that was my vent session thank you and goodnight :)

new address!

http://ourarmylifeblog.blogspot.com/


under construction!!

Im gonna make a new blog for all our new adventures.....comment me if you would like the new address!!!



Sunday, April 25, 2010
Answer the following with only one word.
1. Where is your cell phone? ....................charging in my room
2. Your significant other?.......................across the country
3. Your hair?....................................needs a new style
4. Your mother? ................................always there
5. Your father?..................................supportive
6. Your favorite thing?..........................reality t.v
7. Your dream last night?........................very bad
8. Your favorite drink...........................coke, but should be H2o
9. Your dream/goal?..............................to be a family again
10. The room you're in?.........................kitchen
11. Your children?.....................................VERY curious and almost done cooking!
12. Your fear?...................................that may will never come
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years...........Home
14. Where were you last night?...................the gardners
15. What you're not?...........................organized
16. Muffins....................................mmmm blueberry
17. One of your wish list items?.................a big backyard
18. Where you grew up?...........................price/st. george
20. What are you wearing?........................maternity clothes
21. Your TV?.....................................my nightly comfort
22. Your pets?................................... don't have any
23. Your computer? ..............................toshiba old but rocks, apple needs repair
24. Your life?...................................out of wack
25. Your mood?...................................tired and sad
26. Missing someone?.............................more than u know
27. Your car?.................................... gets me there
28. Something you're not wearing?................contacts :(
29. Favorite Store?..............................target
30. Your summer?.................................new baby and a big move
31. Like someone?................................nope, I LOVE HIM!!!!
32. Your favorite color?.........................is not going to be pink in a few months
33. Last time you laughed........................today
34. Last time you cried?........................today





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Missing someone gets easier everyday because even though you are one day further from the last time you saw them, you are one day closer to the next time you will. --Author Unknown.



What Mav and I've been up to....

Yep so no pictures for this post because my camera is out of order, but i figured i could still post an update for all my devoted readers out there if there are any, if not i guess this is just another one of my post going out into space :)!!!
Well Mav and I are visting family! Maverick is officially in love with the gardners and hates to leave there house, i mean why leave when there's so much to do, like chase the ducks, dig in the dirt, go for four-wheel rides and play the cycle game with uncle dustin, playing with destanie's frog, doing dishes and cooking with grandma and watch papa doug fix cars. who needs me anyways ha ha!!!
I've also been sewing little misses blankets and picking out material for he crib set ill be making, also deana my sister-in-law is teaching me how to make tutu's and bracelets for our little girl too!!
Since we've been down here the weather has been soooo nice so my sister and I and have been taking walks and been enjoying her freaking awesome backyard.
Dwight's doing great at training he wil be home in around 8 weeks woot woot!!!
I hope they go by super duper fast!!

hope everyon else is enjoying this awesome weather and has a great easter!!




March is here!!








March woot woot!! to celebrate Maverick colored pictures for Dwight and we also sent him a green cookie and chocolate gold coins for good luck, I also made a list of why i'm so "lucky" to have him in my life!! Maverick loves sending his dad things in the mail and if it were up to him Dwight would get a new coloring page everyday in the mail!!!
Today we also enjoyed the sunshine and slight cool breeze by going outside. They made sand birthday cakes, played on the swings, played in the play house and raced cars down the slide!! it was great to be outside!! We are hoping for more warms days like today!!!


Happy Birthday Dwight!!!!









Happy Birthday!! Today my amazing hubby is 25! I really wish we could be together for his birthday this year. I hope he has a great day. I love you Dwight Gardner

some of my favorite pictures of my talented,supportive, sexy, fun, sweet, hilarious husband that i miss so much!!!











St. George!!! :)





So Maverick and I are in St. George again and were super excited about it, we love coming to papa steve and grandma Tammi house!!! I've officially decided that maverick and I are nomads and we go where the wind takes us, and i guess it was blowing south this time! We are going to be enjoying the no snow and the sun, i will be posting some awesome pictures of all our fun times, we just wish daddy could be with us right now! We love and miss you so much dwight!!
Come what may and love it!!




Family Day and BCT Graduation in OKlahoma!





saying goodbye to Dwight on our last night in Oklahoma. He showed us around the barracks and then we visited and then gave kisses goodbye, we will miss you dwight(daddy) see you may!! I LOVE YOU!!


Dwight and Drill SGT Anderson!


Here we are with the Jensen's on graduation day, they have become are really good friends, we will miss you guys!!!


This is Dwight and his good friend Jensen!!


Dwight and his platoon! The Bulldawgs!


Dwight with his platoon outside after graduation!! he looks so good in his uniform!



Here is Dwight on graduation day, they weren't allowed to look at us, i felt kinda weird taking the picture ha ha!






These are some pictures of us on Family day! we had such a good day, we ate lunch and dinner at some yummy places then we just hung out together, it was good to see and touch my hubby!! I miss you Dwight!



when i went to my dr's appointment for my ultrasound on the 8th i had the doctor put the sex of the baby on a card and put it in an envelope so dwight and i could open it together, here are the pictures of us opening it. FYI ITS A GIRL!!! hurray dwight is so ready for his little miss to come!!!





Dwight at the Family day presentation. He received his expert marksmanship award, and he got a promotion! GO DWIGHT Im so proud of you!!!






My awesome little family on family day!! My hubby looked so good that day YUMMY!



Maverick waiting for our plane at the airport!! He did so well on the plane rides. He sat next to papa doug and we could hear him giggling the whole time!! go papa doug!


WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU DWIGHT YOUR AN AMAZING HUSBAND, FATHER AND SOLIDER!!!!!