i am a terrible blogger

I’ve really, really sucked at blogging over here lately.

With Ryan leaving in just a short few days for WOCs, preparing him for his trip and getting work done,

we’ve just been constantly on the move – especially with the long weekend.

The Army gets a four-day when there’s a holiday like Memorial Day,

so we decided to take advantage of it, and we went up to Scottsdale with our friend PJ.


^^^ image via


We stayed at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, which is amazing, but insanely expensive.

The only reason we could afford to stay there was because of the travel agent deals I get through work.

It’s a three-diamond resort with four pools, a golf course, a fishing pond and pretty much everything else.



We drove up Thursday night, then we went and floated the Salt River on Friday,

and it was amazing!

The weather was perfect, the water was cold and refreshing and the sun was beautiful.

It was the perfect little getaway for us before Ryan leaves for the next 5 weeks.

We came back to Fort Huachuca on Saturday, and the next two days were spent at barbecues and get-togethers.


^^^ Amanda, myself and Dayna – Arizona Army Wives


It was funny because every single person at these parties was drunk (except for myself and the kids),

so I found myself parenting about 13 children.

I guess you could say it was a crash-course in co-parenting?

Regardless, it was a really fun time with great friends, and it helped Ryan to unwind before all the stress to come.


^^^ I look awkward as anything in the second picture, but the “bump” shows up as bloat 99% of the time


I haven’t done bump pictures/updates lately (much to the chagrin of my mother-in-law),

simply because we were given a new due date at our last appointment,

and I wanted to be a little more up-to-date when I started them again.

So, yesterday I was 11 weeks exactly, and I’ll do a 12-week bumpdate next week 🙂