Thursday, May 31, 2012

Enjoying time with family and friends...and missing Ben

I've been here at my parents' house since last Saturday night after spending a week with Ben and his family at his parents' house in Adrian.  He left VERY early on Sunday morning, and I thought it would be nice to give him a full uninterrupted night's sleep the day before he traveled.
I cried all the way up to my mom's house though.

It's been 4 years since we've been separated, and I already miss him.  As soon as he landed in FL, he called and told me, "Get Delilah and just fly down here to be with me."  He misses us too.

Got some news earlier this week...Ben will be gone for a year in February!  I'm sad/nervous/excited.  I'm sad because he'll be away so long and miss a lot of new stuff Delilah does.  I'm nervous because I will be here (at my parents' house thankfully), but without him to help, and I'm excited because this is the beginning of the end of us living in New Mexico (hopefully).  He'll get a month to come home in the middle (or maybe at Christmas time), and we could possibly go visit him.  It will certainly be a change.  We've been lucky to not have him be deployed before this.

I had a dream about the insane aunt of mine that I wrote about on a previous post.  In my dream, I saw her at Walmart, and she confronted me.  (Which I know would never happen because she is cowardly and wouldn't have the nerve to confront anyone ever)  I told her that SHE KNEW what the truth was, and knew that her daughter had been lying all along, but I also knew that if she took my mom's side, my cousin would keep her daughter away from my aunt.  So I knew she had to turn her back on the people that helped her through the most difficult time in her life.  She nodded and looked as ashamed as I could possibly imagine someone COULD look ashamed.  I know that's how it is.  Doesn't make it right or OK, but I know the truth.  So does my mom.  So does she.

Other stuff:

*Delilah tried to say her name yesterday!  She said "Didah"!
*Planning on going to the zoo with my mom on Monday!
*Craft day with some of my lady friends soon!

And some pictures:
Found these at an antique mall for $1 a piece!  
Got her feet in grass for the first time!
Good morning instagram sent to Ben.
At the Memorial Day pig roast!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Finally, the countdown is over.  We made it back to MO last Saturday night, just in time for Bethany's graduation.  It was super hot in the gym, I had to fan Delilah the entire time...blech.  She did well though and slept on Pop Pop most of the time.  Bethany sang in a quartet and sounded beautiful!  After the graduation, we came back to Ben's parents' house for a party.  I forgot to take pictures, but I have some that Aunt Nancy took!

We've only been in town a couple days, so we haven't done TOO much, but we did go up and see some friends up north the other day.  We're heading up to visit my mom today, and then off to OK Joe's for lunch.  (YUUUUUM)

Saturday, May 12, 2012


I'm having a Pampered Chef party at my house.  Just something to do, I suppose.  Have to do what you can when there isn't much to do out here in Clovis!  Having some ladies come over and just hang out for awhile.  Ben is going over to a friend's house, but Delilah will be staying with me.  Maybe he'll take her with him, that way, I can host my party.  Who knows.

My first Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

In the past week:

*I have had more doctor's appts for Delilah and I than I'd like.
*I'm feeling MUCH better.
*I've been cleaning out the house.
*My laptop stopped working.
*Delilah went from not being able to sit up independently to only wanting to sit that way.
*Had Ben's birthday party.
The sweet HAND CARVED pipe I got him FROM THE UKRAINE!

Singing to the birthday boy!

I hope he made a sweet wish!
*Walked as much as possible.
*Continued to make my reminder lists for Missouri.
*Gotten annoyed by people on facebook attacking one another.
*Organized the massive amounts of breast milk in my freezer.
*Taken pictures of Delilah.

*Spent too much time on my phone.
Made these to hang in Delilah's room.

This and the following are an order I got from a girl here in Clovis.  

*Played with my dogs.
*Hung out with Ben.

I wish I had time to write a post that wasn't just a list with some pictures, but so it goes.