hooah (hoo ah) adj., adv., n., v., conj., interj., excla. (Orig. unknown) Slang. H-U-A (heard understood acknowledged)

1. Referring to or meaning anything and everything except "no". 2. What to say when at a loss for words. 3.a. Good copy. b. Roger. c. Solid copy. d. Good. e. Great. f. Message received. g. Understood. h. Acknowledged. 4.a. Glad to meet you. b. Welcome. 5. "All right!" 6.a. I don't know the answer, but I'll check on it. b. I haven't the foggiest idea. 7. I am not listening. 8. "That is enough of your drivel; sit down!" 9. Yes. 10. "You've got to be kidding me!" 11. Thank you. 12. Go to the next slide. 13. You've taken the correct action. 14. I don't know what that means, but I'm too embarassed to ask for clarification. 15. Squared away (He's pretty hooah.) 16. Amen!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

BONUS *flashbackphoto*

Here's a snapshot from January 31 2011.
(hint hint, he's the only bald one)
Hard to believe it's been a whole year since the LT took an oath, boarded a plane, excelled in BCT, OCS and even HHC to become the awesome soldier he is today!
We have come a long way in a year.
Spending 6 of those 12 months apart and then picking up our whole life and moving across the country certainly has taught us a lot about ourselves and what we are capable of.
I am so thankful for this journey and so grateful to be on it with this amazing family of mine!

31 Oh My

Tonight the girlies were wild.
But in that good, giggles and sillies and getting along happily wild kind of way.
I made Bean a tutu to wear on Valentine's Day today.
(I know, I'm so on top of the game!)
The girls had a blast dancing around the house, and then later using the tuto as a beard, or a hat, or eventually, throwing it on me.

Monday, January 30, 2012

30 Back to Atlanta

The DQ visited the Dr. today. He wanted to check the "progress" of the curve in her back. She got another x-ray. It was in some new-fangled low radiation machine.
(Please excuse the poor quality camera-phone-through-a-window photo.)
Oh, and the curve is getting worse.
We schedule surgery this week for April hopefully.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

29 Great Day

Today was wonderful.
We got to go to church in the same car because it was stake conference.
The girls played LEGOs and school and church.
The LT and I relaxed and watched a few episodes of The West Wing.
I made a meatloaf.
We played Trivial Pursuit: Family Edition.
Sugar cookies.

I love Sundays.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

28 Atlanta

Today we hit the road and spent the day in Atlanta.
It was fun just walking around and checking out the sights.
Highlights included lunch at Chipotle and dinner at CPK.
We loved Atlantic Station, especially miss Bean because they still have their Christmas lights up.

Friday, January 27, 2012

27 Sleepy Bean

I awoke to a shadow staring at me in the wee hours of the morning. Once my heart calmed down and the grog wore off, I realized is was Miss Bean.
"I had a bad dream."
So she crawled into bed with us. It took her a while to fall asleep, but I was still amazed to see that she was still asleep at 8. I decided to let her sleep in and just take her to school late.
How could you wake this sweet thing!??

Thursday, January 26, 2012

26 Errands

The LT was off (sorta) today since the General he is escorting was in meetings. So what did we do with the time together?
Got the oil changed in our cars.
We're so exciting.
(I think I need to dust the inside of my car)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

25 Principal's List!

You may recall the DQ had a fabulous report card. Today the school honored those hard workers with an honor roll ceremony. She was on the "All A's" list. (They used to call it the Principal's list, don't know why they changed it)
The LT was nearby and was able to stop in to see her get the honor.
We are so proud of her!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

24 Thanks Pinterest!

I certainly have never been much of a cook. I don't enjoy it and I think the food you get in a restaurant tastes WAY better. 
That is until we moved here and there are NO good restaurants. 
BUT I have found pinterest to be a great help and have found some great fast, easy, and tasty meals to feed my family!
Tonight: chicken chili.

Monday, January 23, 2012

23 Yum!

We have sincerely missed good Mexican food since moving to Georgia. And even good fast Mexican food. And we have especially missed Chipotle, the nearest one being in Atlanta.
Last week we found out that a new one was opening in Auburn, AL. It seemed weird to drive to another state and time zone for dinner, but we finally did tonight.
And it was SO worth it.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

22 Racking them Up

The LT finished his escort job this afternoon when the remaining visitors from the War College flew home today. Over the course of the visit, he was given 3 more coins. He has quite a collection growing.
For Christmas this year, I gave him this lovely display case to keep them in.
Tonight, we hung it on the wall, and he lined up the coins.
I am so proud of this guy!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

21 Hey! I Know you!

So the LT's job that was part of Thursday, all day Friday and Saturday morning has now stretched into ALL day Saturday and probably Sunday morning as well.
On the plus side, he's walked into a job that no 2LT gets to do, and has been escorting high ups from the National War College in D.C. It's been an amazing experience.
Downside, we haven't seen him for 2 days. Yesterday he kissed me goodbye in bed before the sun came up, and I was in bed almost asleep when he came home.
Today is pretty much the same, made longer by some severe weather that is keeping the group from flying out earlier today.
He did however have about an hour and a half of down time so the girls and I rushed up to meet him for dinner. Clearly, they were happy to see him.

Friday, January 20, 2012

20 Just Me and the Bean

The LT has some big business he's doing at work and will be late tonight, and the DQ is sleeping over at a friend's.
That leaves me and Bean to hang out.
On the agenda tonight: mac & cheese, MarioKart, the Octonauts.
And lots of snuggling.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

19 Bows!

I have been on a creating kick lately. I roped a friend in and we whipped up some hair bows. Needless to say, the girls are super excited to wear them!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

18 Back in the Classroom

Today I was back working in a classroom.
I volunteered to help tutor some kids after school one day a week.
I worked with two 4th graders today and they were so cute.
This however did NOT make me miss teaching...

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

17 Not a Hoarder

Every house we've lived in has had a room like this:
All of the stuff that we don't know what to do with goes here.
I've been working at clearing it out here and there, but today I decided I needed someone to sit in there and keep me motivated. Luckily I have an amazing friend who was willing to do that!!
Today we cleared through 5 boxes. I can't wait to get it finished and turned into a guest room!

Monday, January 16, 2012

16 Build-a-Dog

Our dog Lola will be 8 this spring. She is healthy, and has plenty of years left, but having a dog with this new military lifestyle is not always ideal. We've decided that once she goes, we will not get another dog.
We do talk about having her stuffed because it could be hilarious.
The discussion came up again tonight and Princess Bean caught on to what we were saying. She piped in, (in all seriousness)
"We could take her to Build-a-Bear!
We could stuff her with their machine!"
I just about fell out of my chair laughing.
Maybe if we do have her stuffed, we can put her in this pose.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

15 Practically Perfect

Tonight we procured some popcorn, planted ourselves on the couch, and peeped Mr. Popper's Penguins.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

14 Der Kommissar

I have a love/hate relationship with the Fort Benning Commissary. (I really don't know any others to compare it to however) I love that it's close and cheap. I hate that if you go through the regular checkout you have to have a bagger whom you have to tip and I hate that they don't cary "fancy" things like pesto, or aioli. I had been warned not to go on the first or the 15th, (payday) and today I got hit with a double whammy: Saturday and payday. Nearly all of the shelves looked like this. It looked like people were preparing for a hurricane!

Friday, January 13, 2012

13 Lucky Day

Today was a great day!
In the Army, when there is a federal holiday on a Monday, they typically call the Friday before a Training Holiday. Therefore, I got to hang out with the LT today. We went to lunch and just enjoyed some time together.
Then the girlies came home with their report cards. Princess Bean's is the white one, Drama Queen's is the blue one (all A/s! 4 A+'s!).
Needless to say, we were very impressed.
I love my family!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

12 New Neighbors

We got new neighbors this week. They are here for the Career Course. From Hawaii. Talk about culture shock! I was a little worried yesterday when I met them and their giant scary looking dog. I was mostly worried for Lola because she thinks it's cool to challenge bigger dogs.
Then today, this went up, and I feel a whole lot better. :)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

10 Looking for Sunshine

These little guys are in some desperate need of some warming rays.
Me too.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012

8 Twinkle Toes

We are very much hoping that these shoes are appropriate for PE. We find out Tuesday. In any case, we can't get them off her feet.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

7 Twins

These two are inseperable. And they agree that they can BOTH be Rapunzel.

Friday, January 6, 2012

6 Oops

I learned today that TOMS do not qualify as PE shoes. Princess Bean neglected to tell me that her other shoes were too small while we were in Phoenix and near real stores and refused to wear her tennis shoes, so she had to wear these today.
And she had to sit out of PE. :(

Thursday, January 5, 2012

5 A two-fer

 Before we left, our Christmas card wreath was looking pretty thin.
Today I got all the cards that collected in our absence up and it looks so full and happy!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

4 1,447

How many hours of sorting, editing and blogging do 1,447 photos calculate into?

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Monday, January 2, 2012

1 Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from me, Chrisiiy (it's hard writing in sparkler).
Check back daily for a snapshot in the life of my family.