We got up this morning to attend the Western White House Easter Egg Hunt in Crawford, TX. It started to snow before we even left the house and alternated between snow and sleet the whole way out there. I can't believe the weather today! I have lived in Texas most of my life and it rarely ever snows, but to snow in April??? Anyway, the egg hunt was cancelled but they had all the items at the coffee house in McGregor. While we were there waiting for a table so we could grab some lunch, Fox 7 news came in and interviewed us. I don't even remember what I said, but I know I wasn't as articulate as I would have liked. We took my mom with us and after lunch we drove around Crawford and even saw the Crawford Peace House with Sheehan's losers hanging around. (The map on the website to get to the egg hunt gave us directions to avoid going by Sheehan's post, so we wouldn't have to be bothered! Good move guys!)
All in all, we had a great time, and the drive was beautiful. The blubonnet above is one in our yard. It snowed most of the day and is still sort of snowing right now.
and calmer. I think it was just the shock of the last minute change of plans that threw me for a loop. I'm not a big fan of Fort Hood. There are tons of good things about this place, but it is our second tour here, and we have been here 4 1/2 years this second time. I have restless feet and am ready to move!
My current goal is to work out where the girls are going to go to school next year. I am dealing with the staff at DQ's school and making some progress. We will know more after next week when they try her out in a different classroom. If there was a different private school here from the one that I pulled her from (and I STRONGLY recommend you never put your child in that one) I would move her there, but since there isn't one any better, I guess we will stick with public.
I'm also trying to decide what to do with Abs and Montessori school. The primary program is in a neighboring town and is all day with bus service. That would be great if I worked, but since I don't, I have a hard time dealing with having her there for so long. I could go pick her up in the afternoon, but I need to pick DQ up at the same time in this town and she has no bus service. It would mean a lot of driving and miles and expense, which I am fine with, but I am trying to weigh if the benefits are really worth it.
I was also hoping to get Junior into a Mother's Day Out program at a Church when we moved, but I don't see that happening now. It was much easier when we didn't have kids in school!
I just got home from the gym and have a ton of things to do today. Hubby is home from the field for a three day weekend which is nice. Tomorrow we will go to an Egg Hunt in Crawford on behalf of the Western White House, for military families and Sunday spend the day at church and with family.
Yesterday a fellow military wife posted before and after pictures of her weight loss journey while her husband was home. After I blew my diet yesterday I visited her site and was motivated by her success! I hit the gym hard this morning and did 45 minutes on the elliptical machine and then worked my abs and my thighs, and then came home. I've been sticking to weight watchers today too, so that helps. I am down 17 lbs but I want to lose a total of 63 pounds total. (Am I really announcing this to the world? LOL) Anyway, hopefully I will see some success this week. I figure since I can't blog about not having orders for a school that starts next Monday anymore than I already have, or my non-existant role of a wife of a recruiter becaue he can't go to school without orders, I will drone on about my (hopefully) huge weight loss! Well that and the kiddos....
We have survived four year long deployments--one to Bosnia and three to Iraq. We have been married for almost 17 years and have three children--Em, Abs, and Junior. Gunner is currently deployed for the 5th time to Afghanistan. We are fast approaching the year mark, and then we will focus on the prize--retirement!