Bek's lab

"Sometimes it's best to get your walls knocked down, lose your most cherished constructs, and be fully swept away." --How to Live at the Beach, by Sandy Gingras

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Location: Kailua, HI, United States

I'm a stay-at-home momma to 2 little ones, military spouse, and distributor for Young Living, cooking up new DIY recipes for house and home.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Turkey Day!

Everyone enjoy your holiday! I'm heading down to FL to see the fam. Everyone but my bro and my niece will be in town, at least for a couple days. Hubby and I will be spending the big day with his parents, but are planning to see my family, see some friends, and see our big rivalry football game on Saturday! Florida/Florida State...go Noles! Our flight leaves at a frighteningly early 6:30 am, so I'm gonna try to catch a nap here. This may be just what I need to knock my sleeping schedule back on track!
I hope you all enjoy friends and family this weekend. I know I will be celebrating all I have to be thankful for!
~PS~for those of you who've been following my hubby and I and our never-coming-but-still-pending is definite now! We're heading back to FL and we have a projected (aka, not set in stone) report date of Dec 15! Thanks for the prayers for strength during limbo!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

The big 2-4?

That's right, today's my birthday. I'm a whole 24-years-old. This one is kinda weird for me. When I was a kid, playing pretend, I always envisioned 24 as the ideal "grown-up" age. I just don't feel as grown up as I always thought of that age. I mean, yea, I graduated college and yea, I'm married, but to be honest, my husband an I still live very a college-style lifestyle...we don't spend all day at work, but we still have money to pay the bills, we eat out, hang out with friends on the weekend, and stay up late. It's like college without the classes and homework..and not as many friends around or as many people living in our apartment. But, I don't have kids or a career started yet. I don't hang out at swanky bars, all posh and sophistacated, with my girlfriends, like ya see on TV. And that's ok. I guess I'll feel my age someday.
But the birthday went well. I was a little nervous about the family...I got an email from my mom and my sister, who's having phone problems. But, come 10:30 PM central time, no one in my family had called me :( But, then my mom called. And while I was on the phone with her, my brother beeped in from California. He's on the road, like he always is this time of year. He always manages to call, though. I got lots of messages from friends all over on the facebook. Got some phone calls from the family. Got some goodies...parents got me a snuggly shirt set, courtesy of that Lands' End boutique, got an FSU purse and earrings from the in-laws (they sent some christmas ornaments too). The hubby not only baked me a cake all by himself (he separated eggs and everything) but he got me a cool vintage version of Clue, a game I always wanted, but never managed to get my hands on, a CD I've been eying, and a bottle of wine from the World Market I've been wanting to try. We also went to dinner at our favorite place, a local Japanese Steakhouse, ya know, where they cook on the table. Aren't those fun? He did good ;) Overall it was a good day, and I have plenty of time to grow up ;)

Monday, November 13, 2006

November 11, once again

Remember a our current and former military personnel:

"Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. I ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Amen."

Saturday, November 04, 2006

All I want for Christmas is...uh...

I know it's been a little longer than normal, but I just haven't felt very inspired lately. Nothing has struck me as profound. We haven't done anything special. The leaves aren't changing. Football seasons continue uneventfully. We haven't seen any good movies lately. Well, we saw The Departed a couple of weeks ago. It was violent but good, I guess, in a Scorsese kind of way, and had a great cast.
We're still waiting on orders. Any day now...still...We were hoping to move before Thanksgiving, but I don't know that we'll make it. The clock is tickin, ya know. When we move back we'll be close enough to drive home. Pray for plane ticket prices to drop a little for us so maybe we can make it home anway. I haven't seen my parents since my wedding 7 months ago. That's the longest we've ever gone. And, we especially want to go now since we found out all of our friends are leaving town. If Thanksgiving doesn't work out, we are definitly making Christmas plans.
I can't wait for the holidays. I absolutly love them. I love going to the stores and seeing all the decor out. I've been checkin in out for several weeks now. Another reason I can't wait to move: so I can buy holiday decor and decorate! I still have to figure out what I'm getting everyone and what I want. See, it's tricky for me. My birthday is in less than 2 weeks. I have to come up with all my presents all at once. I usually don't know what I want. I'm not a snooper and I like to be surprised. I don't like making a registry for my gifts. I like picking out gifts for others without them being specifically dictated. I like being creative and using what I know about a person to select a gift and I want the same from others. My family can be difficult though. The girls are pretty easy. The guys are tough. I think I'm easy to shop for, but I've been told otherwise ;)
I guess all I want for Christmas is to move and settle in, go home and see my family. What are you asking for this year?