Alright..

Okay.. So I decided if I was gonna have this blog, I should use it!  I’ve moved on to a new life in Wyoming!  My Hubs is off on deployment soon, and the kids and I are trying to get settled!  We moved into the 120 year old Craftsman Style house I grew up in.. unfortunately, there have been several renter’s here.. and not one of them had decent decorating sense!  I will be posting before and after pictures as I work my way through the house.. it’s gonna be a slow process, but definitely worthwhile!  This is our Forever House.. I refuse to move again!!  I’m off to see what all of my bloggy friends have been up to!  If you are a reader.. please leave me a comment!  I need some motivation to blog!!!

  Happy Monday Everyone!!!

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Oh Well.. oh well, what an adventure!

Yep.. that’s the path I’m on right now.. everything seems to be focused on what is going on right now.. and how right now choices are going to play out in a year.. Lets just say, our Navy life could be finished, or maybe not.. without going into detail, all I know is this time next year I have a feeling my life will be totally different..  We should find out this week.  One path takes us on another 3 year tour the other takes us home to Wyoming to start the next phase.  I hate relying on other’s to make these decisions for us.. extremely frustrating!!!

  So.. I have been extremely lacking in the blogging department.. that includes visiting other’s.. I check in with a few here and there.. but mostly you can find me on Facebook.. seems to be my “drug” of choice for now!  I guess I’m just unmotivated to see all of the fun projects that everyone is doing.. since all of my decorating plans are in Wyoming!!  I didn’t even get out my Easter Decorations this year.. nope, nada.. sad huh?  I did dig out the Easter Baskets for my kids.. that was it. 

  Let’s see.. I feel another five years older today.. My son turns 16!!!  Really, am I old enough to have a 16 year old?  I don’t feel like it~  I feel like I could be 16 (mentally of course.. not physically!!)  He’s not getting  his licence yet.. he still needs Driver’s Education, but he’s on his way.  Both of my kids really have grown up this year.  I spent 3 days last week up on Orca’s Island in the San Juan’s with my daughter’s school.  Every year the 6th graders in our area go to Camp Moran.  It was fun, but it was really interesting to see my 12 year old interacting with her peers.. she’s just not a little girl anymore!  I do have some pictures.. Here’s one of just her.. it was a fun time.. the weather was gorgeous..

Ali at Camp Moran

Ali at Camp Moran

 

Here’s one of the Waterfall we hiked to…

Waterfall

Waterfall

And one of the girls Kayaking.. Their Favorite Activity!!

Kayaking

Kayaking

  The only thing I have worked on recently is a lamp.. it was a thrift store find.. all of it under $3.00~!!  It started out as a beautiful 80’s castoff – think Mauve and Blue.. and ducks.. lovely!!!  I forgot to take a before picture.. but here she is now in her loveliness! 

"New" Desk Light

"New" Desk Light

Soooo.. that’s what’s been going on in my little world.. catch me on Facebook if you like.. search for Cara McDaniel.

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Leavin on an Airplane~

I’m off to my Mom’s in Utah for the weekend.. getting ready to shop till I drop (or till I spend my budgeted allowance!) Have a fun weekend!

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All right.. I did it~

I’ve updated my Blogroll.. I accidently erased everyone.. then had to start fresh!  Sooo.. if I’ve forgotten YOU please drop me a line and I’ll get you added asap!!

  I hope that everyone is having a great weekend.. I’m sitting in my pajama’s, drinking coffee.. and just enjoying the day (oops, I thought I was on facebook posting about my mood!!!)

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Blogroll

Today I’m re-vamping my blogroll…

  If anyone wants to be added.. leave me a note~!

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What the???

First of all.. if anyone is still reading my blog.. I’m sorry I’ve been gone~  But in some ways.. not really~

Blogland has really overwhelmed me lately.  I started my blog to talk about fun projects, my kids, my husband.. an occasional recipe.  I feel like I’ve been reduced to “Keeping up with the Bloggers”  or checking to see if my blog was on the “right” blogrolls.   Sorry Folks, that’s just not me.  I’m just a plain old Navy Wife, just having a plain old life!  I don’t do a project every day.. or even every month.  I love to try new recipes.. but my husband would think I was crazy if I documented every step in bold color pictures, plus, then you would see that I taste for seasoning with my fingers!  My house isn’t perfectly staged every day.. I live here, my kids live here.. my dogs sleep on the couch and beds for goodness sake!  I sort of feel that I’ve gotten out of my element.. and I’m trying to get back to that.. whatever it may be! 

  So.. I was out in blogland today and ran acrossed a blog post that inspired me to come back to my blog.  She said what I was thinking.. to the very last period.  Thank You Rue

  I’m jumping back in.. wish me luck!

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Anyone wanna?

Come over and clean my house?  Take my Children somewhere?  Take my son to YET ANOTHER Eye Doctor Appointment??? 

Just Checking!!!

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