Saturday, July 31, 2010

Any San Diego Ladies?

I absolutely HATE it here. Sure, it's a hell of a lot closer to home than San Diego is but when was the last time I was home? Oh yea, before I moved here 7 months ago. My husband and I both want to move to San Diego on his next enlistment. By the time he get's back from his year long deployment he will have put in for it already most likely.

So are there any ladies from San Diego on here? Wanna tell me what I would be in for?

Friday, July 30, 2010

Another mini absence.

So not only did we get news of his deployment this week, we also got word that he is heading out to 29 Palms for 2 weeks next month. These little "get aways" are annoying. They do a little bit of work during the day and then it's like a vacation after they're done. They don't even work every day. So he gets to go off and have fun with the guys and I get stuck here alone.

I can't even go home because I still don't have a car. Pitty party over here :-(

Thursday, July 29, 2010


I babysit our friends 2 month old baby boy all day because both his mom and dad are in the marines. He has been crying all day and wont just sleep. Please tell me moms have more patience with their own kids? I guess this is a nice pre game for when our baby comes but man is this little guy wearing me out.

I wish I had magical baby sleep powers.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Just a realization

So I realized something today. People blog for different reasons. Kind of obvious right? Well it didn't hit me until today. Some people blog for the soul purpose of getting their voice heard. Some people want to be able to help others with their experiences. Some people just like the release. Some people blog to get their ideas out there or to have give aways. I however blog just to vent my daily frustrations or blessings. I don't look for followers but I appreciate everyone who choses to read what I write.

Sometimes I do write a post for others benefits. I am aware that many people read my blog so I keep it respectful. As far as all of these giveaways, I appreciate the idea of them and in no way am I against them. I chose not to participate in any of them because I like to have my blog for the reasons I started it. The same thing goes for blogging awards. I appreciate every award I have received. They always put a smile on my face. I accept them graciously but if you notice I don't really send them to 7, 9, or 12 people like they ask. If I get one I usually give it to 1 or maybe 2 people because then they are more special I believe. But once again, all of these things are not what my blog is about so I do not take them as seriously as a lot of other bloggers do. It's not that I am against them it's just that I want to, again, keep my blog along the lines of what I want it to be.

The only reason I bring this up is because a friend recently got upset or wondered why I did not give her a blogging award. I almost always give it to Expat Girl because I love her blog and so she is always the first on my mind to give the award to.

I just don't want to be viewed as a snob or anything. I just really want people to understand that my blog is purely for my own venting and occasionally to inform people of something important like OPSEC. I truly have the most amazing followers and I love every one of you.

I don't know if any of this came out right and you might all hate me after this but it's just something that I needed to get off of my chest. I promise it's not that I am hating on anyone, I just realize that everyone has different reasons for blogging and I didn't want anyone to be upset if I don't join their giveaways or take the awards too seriously. It's just not what I want my blog to be about.

I am going to shut it now lol.

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3
You too Little Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The apology

Here is Brie's apology. I have to say I am not impressed but I just want to make sure people who read my blog and had read her post get to read her apology.

"I've come to some conclusions, and I'm going to share them with you tactfully, something that unfortunately I have found many of our commenters lack... but that is neither here nor there. I have an apology to make, regardless, and I will get to that.

But first... I want to simply remind everyone the purpose of this blog: Support.

Support, and sharing the love of blogging between USMC Wives. Sometimes we will disagree, and when we do so, we need to understand that we all go through hard times, we all need to vent things off of our chest, and sometimes we will say things we do not mean or that came out the wrong way in typing things up in the heat of the moment.

I wrote what I did because my husband is being deployed and the details of it are frustrating the hell out of me. Long story short: I'm upset because (A) the details are so shady and (B) I can't talk to anyone --- ANYONE --- about any of it. Why? Because of OPSEC.

So naturally, in my frustrations, I may express negative feelings about OPSEC, and the guidelines that -I feel- are hindering my ability to vent... something that has been my way of dealing with things for, well, all my life. When people do that, express negative feelings in their heated moments, they may say things that to others seem extreme, but in reality they are just blowing steam.

Was it selfish? Yes.
Because I have my -own- blog to blow steam at. And for something that clearly was an open wound for many of you, and a topic that was able to be made so personal, I should have written my feelings there instead.

I apologize for the strong exaggerations I used, if they made any of you feel that I am a security risk or a threat to your husbands. I love the friends I have made, this lifestyle (90% of the time), and this community of strong women that I have come into. I would never DREAM of endangering your hubbies.

Like I said, I was blowing steam.

Yesterday, I was not a strong woman. Yesterday, I was weak. I don't think those of you who told me to "grow up" or called me names were justified, because it wasn't about growing up: It was about feeling vulnerable and faced with our first deployment. But--- I understand why you got very passionately angry at me... I just wish you would have gone about expressing your feelings a different way.

Because in my moment of weakness, I was hoping for those strong women who surround me to life me up, not tear me down. Which is where the part about this site being centered around support comes into play.

I want you to know that before that post, never have I been PROUDER to be the wife of a Marine, or a milspouse. Never have I fit into such a loving supportive... sisterhood, I suppose. They have their brothers. I got a whole set of sisters.

Until today.
I shook, I cried, I even vomited after I read those comments.
I guess, like sisters, we will bicker and disagree at times. But, we're adults, and I am completely shocked at the things military wives would say to another over a difference of opinion.

Did I share details in that post? No. I did not. I expressed frustrations about how I can't... How to get my point across about my feelings I feel stifled due to OPSEC rules.

All I was looking for was just ONE other woman to say "Ya know what? I feel that, too. I understand." To those who voiced your opinion intelligently, without insult, and with tact, I thank you... even if your opinion or feelings are opposite of mine. I am proud to be among the ranks of you for being able to do so.

Whether you did so with tact, or without, I am sorry to have upset you so severely by wording things in such... a careless way.

I love you all, hateful comments aside.

I'm not only "semper fi" to my love, but to you... OPSEC, or no OPSEC, I feel a loyalty to you and wouldn't dream of endangering your Marines. My comments and remarks were... thoughtless.

And I am sorry.

Always faithful, always supportive,

So there it is. Personally it seems more like a defense than an apology. She still doesn't understand why everyone was so angry with her but at this point I feel like it would be beating a dead horse. I appreciate the attempt at an apology. 

My biggest problem with this apology is that the entire time she is telling the people who commented what they were thinking and why they said what they said. Really? Just apologize and own up. And then for her to say that she was just looking for support and for one person to agree with her? NOONE is going to agree that OPSEC shouldn't be obeyed. I just want to make it clear that with OPSEC you really just can't display dates, times, places, anything pertinent like that about our military deploying, returning home or moving over seas. Just use your common sense. There should be no problem with being able to get things off of your chest on your blog or to a friend otherwise. First of all this is the marine corps, dates and times are never correct the first time and area always changing. If you let it get to you you will just lose your mind. 

If you want support with something like this then take a second to breath and write it appropriately. Don't use phrases that you know will be controversial. Just simply ask if OPSEC stresses anyone else out and if anyone can help you understand it a little better. DO NOT go throwing things out there like you don't care if the bad guys read your blog and you're prepared to take the responsibility for it.  That obviously will make you a lot of enemies very fast. 

At the same time I would like to say that if you come across anything like this that really gets your blood boiling to please take a breath and think about your response first as well. I didn't comment on her post because a lot of girls already were attacking her. I decided to post it on my blog so that others could read her post and get my opinion on it. I just want people to understand that attacking someone isn't going to get you very far. I was rude in my post and I should have taken another second to breath before I wrote anything out. At the same time I stand by what I said because I feel like it was appropriately written. That is the point I am trying to make. If you are going to comment on something, anything that makes you upset, make sure that whatever you say you wont regret in the morning. Don't write for revenge write for knowledge. You should be informing the person of your opinion not throwing it in their face. 

So anyways I just wanted you to be able to read her apology if you would not otherwise be able to. I forgive her because it would do more damage to myself if I didn't and she actually enlightened me. I now realize that one person can ruin things for a whole lot of people. I am going to see what I can do to make sure that OPSEC is enforced and that military wives and girlfriends are informed. I know a big problem is that a lot of girlfriends and wives are left in the dark about a lot of things dealing with the military so the best way to help them is to inform them. Hopefully some progress can get made and people's minds can be at ease about the safety of their loved ones over seas. 

Thank you for your time reading. You are all wonderful. 

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3
You Too Little Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

Monday, July 26, 2010

Alpha Wife? How about no.

I just read a blog that absolutely disgusted me. If you feel that she has a valid point I would really appreciate you telling me so that I can delete you from my blog because in no way will I ever be linked to anyone who feels this way.

So here is the Post. You can read it for yourself and please do before reading the rest of this blog so you can fully understand.

First of all OPSEC is a VERY important set of rules. These rules are put in place so that our men and women come home and can run into the arms of their loved ones instead of in a casket. Yes, it is at first a little difficult to understand what you can and cannot say but it just takes time and trust me it's worth it.

The Alpha Wife or hell I'll just say her name, Brie, because Alpha Wife doesn't suit her. So, Brie thinks that OPSEC is a pain in the ass and she actually said "And if one sneaky terrorists came to MY blog and decided to do any no-good deed to whoever because of details that I shared, then whatever, I'll take responsibility." SERIOUSLY??? I hope you are reading this because I am going to say this right to you. You are a selfish person. How dare you risk the lives of everyone else's husbands, wives, daddies, mommies, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters so that you can get things off of your chest! What the hell are you getting off of your chest? If you are incapable of getting things off of your chest without breaking OPSEC rules then go talk to your mom or someone in confidence about it. DO NOT POST IT ALL OVER THE INTERNET!!! Did you know that once something is posted on the internet it can't ever be removed? EVER. It is always somewhere in cyber space.

As far as taking responsibility, you are prepared to feel responsible for the deaths you could cause? I swear that if it was my husband you put in danger I would make sure you felt responsible. You are representing the marine wives on Semper Spouse. I propose that you be kicked out as a member. I am sure everyone else will agree with me. 

I am so disgusted by all of this. I have so much more to say but I don't know how to say it without lowering myself to a level in which I would feel ashamed to be representing the marine wives. 

I'm done for now but if I read anything like this on anyone else's blog I will be deleting you. Grow up Brie. The world doesn't revolve around you and your uncontrollable blabber mouth. Buy a real diary, as in paper and a pen, if it's really that hard for you. But don't go mailing it off to the Taliban. 

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3
  I would never do anything to put your life in danger and I am sorry this person has the potential to. 

Semper Fi<3

Blogging award

I received this award

From Lindsey and Co and Kaylee Rae. I am supposed to say 7 things about myself and pass it on to 9 blogs. So here it goes. 

1) I am pregnant and couldn't be happier but my gosh am I sick all of the time. 

2) I miss New York. Well, not the state, more like my family.

3) I love my husband very very much<3

4) I prefer to sit  around my house with just my husband than do anything with a group of people. 

5) I don't really know why but people annoy me very easily. I think I expect too much out of people and it's very rare for someone to live up to that. 

6) I know most people  say they "love the marine corps" when living the life but I don't. Maybe once we get to travel a little bit more it will have more appeal but right now, it's awful. 

7) I love my dog. He is family :-) 

I know I am supposed to pass this on to 9 other bloggers but I think it should just get passed on to 1. So the person I am passing this award to is to Expat Girl over at The Sand is Different Here. Congrats girly! I love your blog, but you probably already knew that :-)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sorry I've been gone

I don't know what happened but we lost internet for 4 days. It made me realize how pathetic I am that I freak out when I can't be online. How awful is that seriously? I may be seriously considering a nice life change soon. I cannot believe how dependent I am on the internet and I certainly do not like that fact one bit.

I'll catch up with everyone later. Feeling completely awful right now.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

How unlucky am I?

I finally get to see my family. My grandma is stopping in on her way home from Florida. I am super excited to see her. The bummer of this story is that today I feel ten times worse than I have yet. I am super exhausted today. I woke up at 9, got up ate an apple and then crawled back in bed until about 11:30. Now I am up cleaning my butt off since my dog likes to shed every piece of hair he owns. Stupid dog.

I cannot wait for this sickness and exhaustion to leave me alone. It's dragging me down.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


When does the beautiful pregnancy start? Aren't pregnant women supposed to glow and be beautiful? Pish Posh! I have absolutely no energy, my head feels like I've been beat with a mallet which is fitting since the rest of me was probably hit by a train. I can only eat what I am craving at that moment or else whatever I eat tastes awful. So far our baby loves fruit and pb&j sandwiches.

My digestive system works too good one day and then stops the next. It's ridiculous. My stomach is always doing flips and flops. Does it stop? Ever?

On a good note we finally have our first OB appointment! August 9th :-) Plus we have a prenatal class July 28. Super exciting!

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3
I Love You too Little Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

Monday, July 19, 2010

FINALLY got the referral

I finally got the referral in the mail today. Unfortunately we got the Naval Hospital which we really didn't want. Any of you ladies done your prenatal care there and given birth there? It would be awesome if you could share your experience with me. Good and bad.


Ok seriously...What the Crap? I went to my PCM over 2 weeks ago once we found out we were pregnant and I STILL don't have a damn referral letter in the mail. The last time I needed a referral I got the letter in the mail and called the place but they had no record of it. I swear, if I don't get my referral soon or something like that happens again I am changing PCM's. This is ridiculous.

It's not like this is something that can really wait too long. I know some places make the mom wait until like 12 weeks pregnant to show up anyways but I am NOT ok with this. Normally I am not one to call and complain until people's brains hurt but thanks to the hormones I am considering that option.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Ok this is what I think...

I think that since the husband is 1/2 responsible for pregnancy that they should have to follow the pregnancy guidelines too. As in whatever I can't eat he can't eat and what I can't drink he can't drink. I think that's fair. Agreed?

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3
   (I'm just super jealous of you right now)
I Love You too Little Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Had a talk with the bosses today

I had a meeting with my bosses at Coldwell Banker today. I am now officially working from home for them (1st YAY) and they encouraged me to get a part time job (2nd YAY). I am so excited! This is great because they will now be my extra income and it gives me the freedom to find a part time job that I really enjoy (if that is at all possible). I just feel like there has to be a part time job that I can have fun doing AND I can find a place closer to my house so I don't have to drive to hell everyday, or as most people call it, Jacksonville. I DESPISE that town. Constant traffic, crazy drivers, and the drive to it from my home is monotonous. I love Swansboro. I would love to work at one of those little mom and pop shops by the water. Heres to wishful thinking.

There is a paint your pottery store in Swansboro that I think I am going to look into. How awesome of a job would that be? Painting all day? I am in.

As for tonight, I have ordered a nice large pizza for dinner. My husband is on an HST until early in the morning so I am going to enjoy my pizza, enjoy some girly shows, and just relax. Pregnancy wears a girl out!

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3
I Love You too Little Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

I need a niche

I really need to find something I am really good at. Some people are really crafty or good at sewing so they can market that and have a fun job they can do at home. Or you see people who are just really good at their job w/e it is so they enjoy every day of work. Why am I not good at anything? I think it has something to do with being an athlete all my life. Ever since I was a little girl I've been all about sports. I danced for 12 years and then discovered volleyball and track and softball and basketball. I think being so focused on sports made me not discover any other skills. I even still regret giving up dance. I was a year away from being able to do point ballet and I stopped for other sports. I could at least have continued that and been a dance teacher! DAMN!

This little boo me fest is brought on by realizing I don't think I'll ever have a job I enjoy. If I knew what I was good at or would enjoy I would be able to hone in on a bachelors degree. Since I don't know what I want to do and I'm not really good at anything I am not wasting my money and time. It would be awesome to get lucky enough to have a skill that I didn't even need a degree for.

I would love to try photography because I feel drawn to it but I can't afford the camera I want and really need in order to make it something more than just ordinary picture taking.

Isn't life grand?

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3
I Love You too Little Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

It's storming so I'm blogging

So I realized that I never actually posted anything for Independence Day. My mother in law and sister in law were down here for a visit so I never really touched my computer. Independence Day was pretty cool this year. We all went to Wilmington to watch the fireworks and enjoy the street fair. There were tons of people and the fireworks were amazing. We didn't think to leave early as to avoid traffic and therefore it took us about 2 hours to get out of our parking garage and we were only on the 2nd floor. The cars across the street weren't letting anyone out of the parking garage so a lady took charge and blocked them all in haha. We also opened a passage way that was closed off. I say passage way because it wasn't much of a road. More like a construction site. But regardless, we finally got out of the parking garage and eventually made it home. 

The coolest part of Independence Day was seeing all of the British military on base. I couldn't help but think back to how it was on the real independence day on the same land with the same people. Needless to say I got a creepy feeling when all of that processed but it was still amazing to think about. How far we have come in such a short period of time. We went from having to fight for our independence to sharing military bases. 

I also have to admit that it did cross my mind as to why they were there. I didn't realize that other countries sent their military to our bases for training. I asked my husband and he just said they're training. Then I thought about Independence Day coming up and it made me giggle that I actually considered the fact that they wanted revenge on us and were taking us back. Haha. Obviously there was no repeat of history or anything of the sort. But I do wonder, do you think they got 96's as well? Haha. 

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3
I Love You too Little Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Blog Award

Thanks to A Marine's Girl over at The Other Half of Semper Fi I have been given another award!

In accepting this award I must say three things I love about myself as well as pass it along.

1) I love that I am who I am no matter who is talking to me. Who you see is who you get.

2) I love that I am great at taking care of my husband. I love that I slipped right into the role of the wife without any real effort.

3) I LOVE that I am not only married to the most amazing man I know but I also get to be a mommy to our little boy or girl<3 I can't imagine being any happier.

The blogger I pass this on to is Jordan over at Southern Hospitality I love your blog girl! Enjoy!

I need a car, or a plane ticket

I just need a way home. I moved down here in the first week of January. I haven't been home since. My problem is we live 12 hours away from home and not only do I not have a new car yet but I also am not willing to pay $450 for a plane ticket. It's ridiculous. I just miss my family, why does it have to be so expensive to see them?

Monday, July 12, 2010


Have any of your men made the choice to deploy? How did you deal with that? I feel awful and don't know how else to feel.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


There are some things in life that just get under my skin. One of the big ones are when people aren't true to themselves. I know everyone knows what I am talking about. We have all encountered these types of people. The ones who tell you one thing and then go and do the complete opposite. I would think it would be more difficult to live in a lie than just be honest and feel good about yourself. 

I guess not everyone feels that way. I just can't stand seeing it first hand. I feel sorry for these types of people. Nothing feels better than being able to lay down every night knowing you lived a great day to the best of your ability. After all, everyday is a blessing. That's one thing the military makes you realize. 

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3
I Love You too Little Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

Thursday, July 8, 2010


I have an addiction to shopping, or at least searching the internet. For what? For baby stuff! I am not even through my first trimester yet and I already want to buy everything in site! Not to mention the ideas for decorating! AHHHH!! I still don't know what our nursery will look like if we have a boy or by any chance twins, but if we have a girl I have a really good feeling the nursery will look something like this...
Is that not beautiful tranquility in it's essence? Purple is my favorite color and I absolutely LOVE this nursery. I would love to do the ceiling like that but I have a feeling it isn't a DIY thing and probably not a cheap thing. I'll improvise somehow. Other than that everything looks amazing! The only problem is that we aren't sure if we will be in this house by the time the baby comes. My mom is moving down here in October and I think if Jon ends up deploying in the beginning of next year I will move in with her. That was we can save money and I can save my sanity haha. The problem with that is that she is dead set on renting a house and they usually are not ok with painting... TOTAL PARTY POOPERS!!! 

I will seriously cry if I can't paint and decorate our baby's nursery the way I want to. It's like 75% of the fun of pregnancy! I can't just throw a crib and chair in any old room and call it a day! That's ridiculous! 

I am full of emotion since we found out we're pregnant. I am anxious and curious to know if we are having a boy or a girl or twins?? haha. I am nervous that I am going to do something wrong or eat something I'm not supposed to that will result badly for the baby. I would never forgive myself. Guys have it so easy... Bah. 

But yea back to my mom. How awesome is it that she is moving here? She has always wanted to live in North Carolina so this is a perfect opportunity for her. She is in the process of adopting my little brother and sister so she can't move down until October but that is fine. It will be so great having her and my little munchkins around. Especially when the baby comes! It will be amazing having her guidance and support and help. I am very thankful for her. 

I've talked your ear off enough for one night. I am going to go rub lotion on my tummy religiously as to hopefully avoid stretch marks. haha. 

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3
I Love You too Little Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

Car dilemma

My car is totaled. I barely injured the thing. I got in a fender bender going about 25 mph so it barely looked damaged at all. Well that's because my car had like 170,000 miles on it and 2 bumps on the back from a garbage truck and I think my step mom did the other one. That was actually a funny story. But anyways, we are getting hardly anything for the car. So now we have to take another loan out for a car. We are looking to get a new/used car. I would love a brand new car but with what we are looking at that's not going to happen. So we're looking at used cars with less than 50,000 miles on it. We both really like the Jeep Compass and Cherokee. We also like a couple other cars and suv's. What I want to know is do any of you have a car or suv that you are absolutely in love with? We could really use some advice as what to get!

Thanks girls!

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3
I Love You too Little Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

I need some input/advice

We all know the hardest part of this life is saying goodbye to our men. I have said goodbye for 3 months to my husband while he went to boot camp. Nothing but letters an a 30 second phone call for 3 months. Then I had to say goodbye for 5 months while I went back to college and he went to school in NC. We haven't gone through a deployment yet. Unfortunately I fear it's coming at the beginning of next year. The scary thing is that our due date is the end of February as of right now. I think it will end up being some time in March. Either my husband will be leaving in January or March. The January deployment is gone for about 6 months. The March deployment is gone for a year. So, either he misses the birth or the whole first year of our baby's life.

I am so confused and upset about this. I know I don't have a choice in any of it. Not that it would help because I don't know which I would chose. I know he wants to deploy. I don't want him to at all especially with a baby on the way. I don't know what to do :-(


Jean diapers?

Really? Jean diapers? Why didn't we come up with this earlier? Before I would see a baby running around in just their diaper and be like where are your pants? Now it's a little more appropriate haha. I think they are just hilarious. The commercial is soooo funny. I don't know if I would ever purchase jean diapers but you never know.

I am watching a baby's story on TLC right now. People have the strangest births! What is this pool birth business? Is it common? It seems to be on this show. Another common thing seems to be to have your entire family there? I'm talking husband, both sets of parents, any kids you may already have, all your cousins, uncles and aunts too. Seriously? Maybe it's just me but if my husband can be there he will be the only one in the room with me. And by room I mean next to the bed, not bath tub or pool. If my husband can't be there then I want my mom there. Don't get me wrong, people can be waiting in the hospital. I just don't want the whole world staring at me through it.

Maybe I shouldn't be watching these shows. They make it kind of creepy and scary haha.

Oh well, I'm out for now.

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3
I Love You too Little Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Baby brain

I cannot stop thinking about this little bugger in my tummy! I am beyond excited which makes me extremely paranoid and over anxious. I am constantly reading ingredients and thinking about if it's good for the baby. Did you know I can't eat lunch meat, hotdogs, certain types of artificial sweeteners, red dye 40, too much caffeine, or SEAFOOD!!! I knew the seafood thing, that one is common sense. The rest of them just sent my mind for a loop. I am terrified I am going to eat something that is going to either cause a miscarriage, or a birth defect. I swear I am going to go all organic. Is this a normal feeling? Do all mommy to be's have anxiety like this?

In other news, I believe we have baby names!! We already knew that our first boy would have my husbands name so he would be Jonathan Christopher Jr, or JJ for short :-). Our second boy name is Cale Leon. Our problem is girl names. We cannot come up with any we like, until the other night. I think our name for a girl is going to be Bristol Yvonne. Bristol because my husband is in love with Nascar so I thought it was kind of cute to name one of our kids after one of his favorite tracks. I hate generic names so everything sounded too familiar. Lillian, Isabelle, Madison...they are all beautiful names, but I love unique names. Yvonne will be her middle name because my grandma's name is Yvonne. She is one of the most important people in my life and I don't know any better way to show her how much I love her than to name my first girl after her. Besides Yvonne is a gorgeous name.

We will probably change our minds like 5 million times before we find out what we're having and if it's a girl, before she is born. We're very indecisive. Another thing we are debating on is the design and theme of the nursery. We both LOVE Dr. Seuss. We think it would be amazing to have a Dr. Seuss themed nursery. The only problem I see with that is it becoming too overwhelming or bright. Dr. Seuss' imagination is full of bright colors and fun creatures. I would love a wall mural but unless I can get a cozier idea in my head I think that one is on halt. Another idea we have is teddy bears. Since I call my husband papa bear and he calls me mama bear we would obviously have a baby bear. Yes, we're korny, get over it and smile :-) haha. These both are gender neutral themes which is great. Any ideas?

This one is my favorite. It was my favorite book and I think the colors are subtle enough. 

Ok, I've chatted your ear off enough.

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3
I Love You too Little Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

Friday, July 2, 2010

Ok ok, I've made you wait long enough

I had to wait until as late as I possibly could because my mother in law and sister in law are leaving in about an hour to come here to visit and we wanted to be able to tell them in person.

So what's the big news??

WE'RE PREGNANT!!!!! We don't know how far along exactly yet but were estimated at about 6 weeks making the due date February 27, 2011!! I am so excited!

The next 9 months are going to be blogging heaven for me because I am so anxious and excited that I need to be able to get that energy out some how!! And no way better than to talk about it and share all my excitement!

So stay tuned for belly pictures, nursery ideas, and all things that go along with pregnancy and babies!!

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3
I Love You too Little Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

I need to clean, Clean, CLEAN!!

My mother in law and sister in law are leaving NY tonight to come here for the weekend!! They should be here tomorrow morning! I totes should have started cleaning like last week but staying true to myself I have procrastinated until the day before :-) haha. It is only 7:30 ish in the am right now though and I think I will at least wait another hour before I start cleaning. I have absolutely no energy which is a daily occurrence lately.

I guess I just need to wait for the morning show to be over with and then get some motivation to clean. It would be nice to have the house cleaned before my husband gets home at 12 so that he can just relax. He had to go in really early this morning so he is probably going to be grumpy when he comes home.

I will finally post my "secret" later tonight!!! Stay tuned!

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3