5 thoughts on a friday

Jan 13, 2017

Hell yes, Friday I love you!! I love you even more because Chris has off. He has a four day weekend and I can barely contain my excitement! I feel a nap in my future. But lets jump right in to five of my random thoughts....
-This was the only picture taken yesterday at Chris' graduation (he graduated the captains career course). Wait, that isn't true. Ace snapped one of Chris and I but you can't see our faces. Anyway it was a very chaotic 90 minutes of my life. I have attended way too many graduations, ceremonies, and whatever other functions Chris asks me to come out of hiding for (I am not active in the army community) in the 11 years we have been together. But yesterday might take the cake in craziness. The one and only speaker for the graduation decided to give an hour long speech, accompanied with thirty powerpoint slides. I have never seen this done at a graduation before. His mic volume didn't seem to project to the back of the auditorium, which is my safe zone with four kids. I need to be near an exit! So for sixty minutes it was quite the task to get my kids to sit, when they kept looking at me like "what is he talking about?". I will say that I think my kids lasted the longest. I also have the most children, and the oldest children out of Chris' entire graduating class (instructors included). There were about ten newborns and lots of panicked new moms whipping out their boobs to try and make it through the ceremony. I've been there. I totally get it. I on the other hand was whipping out lollipops like Willy Wonka! The kids made it long enough in thier seats to see Chris accept his awards and get his certificate. And then we booked it to a vacant hallway outside the audatorium for a few games of tag while we waited. They rushed through the rest of the graduates and set everyone free. You could see the relief on all the moms faces who were standing in the back doing the bounce, sway, rock motion with their sweet babes. We grabbed Chris and said "where did you park?" then split the kids in half and said see ya at home! 

-Tomorrow we have Ace's birthday party at a little arcade/bowling place here is Columbus, and I am slighting nervous about keeping track of my kids and ten of his friends. I know some parents are staying, but I feel like it should be appropriate to have wine served at these establishments. 

- I got a few questions from Wednesday's post on where I like to sell my clothes. I like Poshmark, and Thredup. I feel like I get the best prices for my clothes, and really all the hassle is taken out. Poshmark you do a little more work because you list your own clothes and then have to ship them (all you have to do is print the shipping label), but for the items that I had in my closet that still had tags on them, I felt like that is a good place. 

-A couple weeks ago I shattered my brand new iPhone screen. I think I had the phone a couple weeks, maybe? And no I didn't have a case on it. I know, shame on me. But the phone has now been replaced and I know I should have one of those crazy bullet proof box phone case things that Chris has, but I always gravitate towards cute, not practical. I love this sushi phone case. I happen to be a pinot girl myself, but this merlot phone case is super cute! In honor of us staying in Georgia for the next few years, this peach case might be cute too!

-Originally we were supposed to be moving next week, but the Army was like...ehh since we have you here we will send you to a few more schools. So Chris has this weekend off and then it is back into the craziness for the next couple months. I guess that gives me time to brush up on my solo parenting skills.

And take a nap this weekend. I am definitely taking a nap!

I hope you all have a wonderful long weekend, party hard!


  1. Yay for Chris graduating the career course! Kyle's graduation was like that too, the guest speaker talked far too long.

  2. Oh so you know your location now? I guess I must have missed that. How you guys deal. Beyond me. And the NERVE of an hour long speech. Yikes! I tried to take my three to a christening and I lasted about a half hour. And I gave them iPhones so. You win. As always!!! Haha

  3. Gotta love the 'hurry up and wait' of the military. Hopefully Ace will get to finish the school year before you get orders. We have 18 more months in Alaska...or so we think.

  4. You are a rockstar managing 4 kids at a graduation ceremony. My son was one when my husband graduated law school and I had to employ my dad to help me. #amateur

  5. I agree with Emily above. I'm impressed by your solo parenting skills. You deserve that nap!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style



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