Thursday, May 27, 2010


1. It just breaks my heart when I hear that we lost a fellow soldier over "there". RIP Lance Cpl. Philip Clark. God Bless you, and your family.

2. Is it normal that now that alyssa like school, she ask to go ALL THE TIME? It to be honest makes me feel super shitty. What if im failing as a parent and she really just likes to be there instead of home with us. Its really begging to break my little heart.

3. Our little sasha is just SO dang cute..

4. Speaking of pets oh my, is our molly a little horn dog. She's "in heat" and yes I have her locked on the patio, and gosh ever is she loud and obnoxious. Driving me crazy that animal. I cant bring her inside cause all she does is scream inside, and I jsut cant handle all that.

5. Happily carli seems to be soo much happier. I cant even say the word "walk" without her getting all googly eyed.. ha ha

6. Oh my does AT&T drive me crazy. I swear these people can take there service and shove it up there a**. UGH well that feels better.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Not me monday!

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama.. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

-I DID NOT leave at 12 to get to the hair salon, by 12:30, and get stuck by the same funeral TWICE! To finally get there and be right on time. Good thing I was NOT getting impatient.

-I DID NOT leave that salon lookin and FEELING fabulous, I might say.

-I DID NOT have a few drinks at this christmas party and have a damn good time. I danced my little heart away and it FELT SO GOOD!!

-I DID NOT get  in a nasty horrible little argument with the hubby, and totally left him in a parking lot.. at night... in jacksonville. I didnt then go pick him back up cause I felt bad, even though it was his fault.. (yes yes everything is all better now)

-We DID NOT get breakfast at cracker barrel, sat morning for breakfast, and it was not absolutly amazing..
And if ur wondering.. I didnt not look around and no I did not by this WONDERFUL sign for my porch!

-We DID NOT waste away the rest of the saturday doing a big nothing, and watching life time movies.. NO not the gallardos, they have too much of a social life. I did do a small photo shoot though.

-We DID NOT go to church sunday morning, and man did it feel good to be back. It was like a big breath of fresh air. Then it was off to walmart for a few things. And NO, we were not suckered into buying lyssa a plastic pool and the absolutly LOVE! Then dinner, walked, cleaned, and army wives it was.

Hope everyone had a good weekend like we had. Thanks for joining us in this journey we call life.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Who I am {right NOW}

This lovely idea I got from Kelli, which in turn got it from Erin.
(great blogs go check them out)


Right now I am:

Excited I am so excited for today festivites. I leave here in about 2 hours.. (yes early day for me. WOO HOO) Promptly leaving here, and going to get the hair did. Its SOO over due. Then going home to get all Prissy, and pretty. We have the ships christmas "Holiday" party. Thats right  Since the ship was on deployment they are having a late party. OOh well just another reason to get all dressed up and pretty.

Sad My poor sweet baby, has been making me quite sad lately. I know none of this is her fault, but she keeps getting sick, and it makes me so sad. To top that off, shes so scared of the water now. Its all becasue of them derned swim lessons that I thought she would love.. ya NOT! Yesterday she screamed bloody MURDER when I was giving her a bath.

Having anxiety becasue my house is soo over due spring cleaning. YES thats right im going to admit that my house need a full spring clean. ITS SOO BAD.. Just who really has the time for that stuff?? Im gonna be moving in less than 3 months so why would am I stressing so much about it?

NOT having starbucks on friday. Why you ask? Cause I havent been craving them sadly. So untill I really really want it, I dont wanna spend the 5 bucks for it.

Feeling crampy.. ya this Ms. Flow shit is for the birds.

Wishing.. I am wishing that I would make up my damn mind.. LOL I have all these wants and I cant have everything. SO I guess that means I gotta figure out whats the best idea.

Well thats about all for "THE MOMENT" but thanks again for joining us in this journey we call life.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

And the Winner is suppose to be...

This is the one that EVERYONE voted on. That counts FB, and cafe mom as well...

Although I know what everyone is going to say.. SAME thing may dad would say. If ur gonna do what u want why did u even ask. RIIIGHT?


OOhh.. its so awesome. I dont however like the colors on the walls, but something like this is so happening. I love the poster bed, and just the all around girlyness, with the country punches in it. :) AHH SO yup guys im afarid something along these lines is little miss lyssa's big girl room.. NO more looking.

thanks for joining us in...this journey we call life.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Thanks :)

I can admit it..
Im not perfect, and never do I pretend to be.
What I can admit is how Lucky I am..

-I have a husband that loves and supports me unconditionally.
-My daughter.. Shes such a blessing, and god does she ever mean the world to me.
-I am so lucky to have a family that although they dont make the best financial decisions, LOVES me unconditionally.
-I have some of the sweetest, and understanding friends a girl could ask for.

Sometimes I think about how lucky I am on a whole different level...

-I have food in my pantry, and in my belly
-I have a bed to sleep in at night, and a roof over my head for that matter
-I have clothes on my back.
-I have a car to drive.
-I have money in my banking account.

There are so many people out there who dont have these things, and I just wanted to say thanks for all that I have been blessed with.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday Smriday.. :)

Ahh.. the feeling of waking up on a friday, knowing that you have the whole weekend..
*off work
*to send with your loved ones
*to do as you wish..

The best feeling to get home.. for me anyways starting about this time I start getting ansy:( Sadly

This week went by pretty fast. We had a good family day yesterday. Although I wasnt feelin well all day, I came home to a clean house, and the hubby already on dinner. :) After dinner we picked up, and then went for a lovely walk with sasha. She was SOO good. I couldnt believe it. Brandon said that she was just chilling my back and shoulders smelling and playin with my hair :) Makes me so happy to know that shes coming around. We are still trying to figure out when we are going to get the other baby. :( We then took a fun trip to taco bell at 12. HA HA yes we did that. Lyssa wasnt even to upset we woke her. LOL It was SO SO good :)

This weekend, brandon is taking me out on a date saturday... Should be fun fun. :) Then sunday our friend is coming over for dinner. Thats exciting as well. Other than that nothing too much is going on around the gallardo house. :)

Im reading this new book, its the one that supposdly the she army wives was written about. : Under the Sabers the unwiteen code of army wives. So far it is quite interesting.
Just wanna share a quick passage from it...

"They will say the wife is a snob if she is quite, a slut if she talks to guys, and vain if she wears fashionable clothing. If she works she doesnt participate in unit functions-well, then the word is , She's got her own life and the marriage is not going to last.

Isnt it true.. People even me at times can be so quick to judge..

Alright thats all for now......thats for joining us in this journey we call life.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mentally preparing for...

Oh, MY!

OK.. so if this isnt the most nerve racking, exciting thing ever!!! I keep going back and fourth, and back ant fouth. Say one thing, one day and say another another day. Well I guess I am giving myself a timeline now.. Im aiming for tax time. That gives me plently of time to:

A:) Starting paying double car payments.
B.) Get my new furniture that I have been dying for..
 C.) Pay off the what seems to be massive few CC's we have.
D.)  Hopefully my husband sells his car :) (which would be just magnificent)

What kind of things car do you want lelia? UGHH!!
Anything that :
*has 3rd row
*multiple sun roofs would be nice
*has a back up camera
*A built in DVD player would be nice too
*heated seats
*I really want NAV..

I just want it all... to be honest. Its such a big deal!! (to me anyways)

Well enough of that im just gonna try had to focus on that really counts first, and thats A-D above.. Thanks again for joining us in this journey we call life.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mothers day 2010

My Mothers Day 2010.

Brandon kept dropping big hints that he had everything planned this mothers day. I mean lys is two so I have had a few mothers day's before, but this one has far been the BEST. Brandon actually had duty sunday but that was alright because we made the best of it. I guess you have to when u are a NAVY wife.. LOL

So friday I knew that lyssa and daddy were coming up to work, cause we needed brandons yummy strong arm muscles, to carry all these files that were just lying around up to the attic. So he picked lys up to school, and brought her here with this..

It was my actual FIRST present from HER.. It really made my day. I always do this stuff foreveryone else in the famile, but never before have I gotten something that was made just more me. :) Yes yes I cried like a "proud MOM "

It says:

Sometimes you get
Becasue I am so small,
And always find my fingerprints
On furniture and walls.
But everyday I'm growing
And I'll be all grown up someday
And all those tiny fingerprints
Will surely fade away.
So here's my tiny fingerprint
And you can readily recall
Exactly how my fingers looked
when I was very small.

(ahh, still choked me up.)

We then went home, and I was having HORRIBLE cramps. Felt crappy all day. I was moody and irratable. SO brandon grilled up some BBQ chicken, and when we were done eating dinner, he was like well I guess ima give you my present now.. Grabbed money out his wallet, and told me to go buy

Oh, I was estatic.. Couldnt wipe the smile off my face.. AT ALL.. HA HA HA HA Theres nothing else that makes me wanna clean the house more than, when I get something new for the house. LOL Isnt it how funny things change when we grown up and get married. LOL

Saturday morning.. we can say didnt start off well at all. But we wont go into details. Lets just say we had a minor Argument. LOL But I got these flowers, and we decided to go to the town center to get out of the house, to maybe relieve a little tension. So all in all I guess it turned out to be a lovely evening, just strolling around.
OOH.. and these flowers were delivered During the (argument) ha ha

And these were taken before we left to the town center :)

Sunday was VERY relaxing, lys playin quitely all day. Nothin over extrordinary happend cleaned, and did laundry. It was quite lovely. :)

What did yall do on mothers day weekend? I Hope everyone had a weekend they will always remember. I can tell ya that it sure is nice to have a Weekend.. not just a day (in my house anyways) thats all about you for a change. Sure is well appreciated. :)

Thanks for joining us in this journey we call life.

Sunday, May 9, 2010


I think about things that are way beyond my control.

I was taught when I was little to "treat others the way you have been treated." Thats what my parents drilled into my head. I want to believe that I have always tried to be the best mom, wife, daughter, sister, and friend that I could possible be.

I can admit that I sometimes have made mistakes, and done things that I should have done, but who hasnt right? Its just a part of life. Noone is perfect so why pretend to be? At the beginning of this year, all the walls I have put up for the people that wronged me. I broke down. I said sorry to those people, and I think in some way people wondered why. Its because I dont want to feel what I feel now.. We are never promised tomorrow, so why live life that way?

We shouldn't let what other people think of us, dertermine the things we do or the decisions we make, BUT it does. For me at least! The problem for me is, I want to help everyone in every way I possibly can. I want everyone to like me for me. It bothers the hell out of me when someone judges me before they know me. I guess in reality not everyone will understand or even agree with the decisions I make. You cant make everyone like you, I guess? Just feels as almost a let down for me. Like I failed at something??

Living the "NAVY" life, there are all these hardships with friendship. I just cant grasp my hand around it, or my heart for that matter. To be completly honest I can only think of two girls thats been consistantly there for me throughout it all. One being in the navy and one not being in the navy. Dont get me wrong I have friends, but sometimes I really wonder why were even friends at all? Sometimes they are there for me and other times I think im just forgotten. Kinda sad I say it like that but its true. I guess it just bothers me more than it should. I dont understand how some girls can be so mean, and spiteful. I could never do, or say for that matter somethings like that about someone that I was once good friends with. I just gotta learn that in the end im not the one that will have to judge them for all the wrong they have done.

.......what im getting at is it makes me feel like a horrible person. Wonder what im doing so wrong as a friend to deserve it? Maybe I just try to hard?

At the end of the day, regardless of the people that like me or dont, my job is to still have a smile on my face, and still be the best mom, wife, and friend I can be....I am very thankful for those 2 I mentioned before. I have laughed, and cried many times with them and I will hold them so close to my heart..<3
I hope everyone has a great mothers day. I will post tomorrow morning about my wonderful presents I got :)

Thanks for joining us in this journey we call life.

Friday, May 7, 2010

And off we go... is friday, and im SO glad to see that its here.

..... I LOVE being involved in alyssas school things. Today is teacher appreciation day? I had NO idea, and feel completly like a horrible student mom. I like alot of people there, I called the husband franticly and told him to go pick up some cards, to take to the teachers.

....I hate that I bribe my child with food, but hey it works right?

......I am so very sad that our other baby sugar bear died, and we cant go get another one this weekend. Damn NAVY! But we will get another one sooner or later. I guess it could be a good thing to get the first one used to us first.

......The hubbs and baby girl are spending the rest of the work day with me :)

......Since FLOW has come to visit me this month, my stomach is KILLING me right now, and its making me want to just go home, and clean then cuddle up and read my book.

......I am actually excited to do a big NOTHING this weekend. (Other than beach, and dinner with some friends)

......I have got to get my house in order.. BIG TIME SLACKER RIGHT HERE!!!!

.... I got all my mothers day cards in the mail, TODAY!!


thanks for joining us in this journey we call life.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Its a vote, EVERYONE vote:)

Trying to figure out a inspiration for lyssa's future BIG girl room. Tell me what u think?!?


Just 2 clicks:)
Please for lys :)

Thanks for joining us in this journey we call life.

Monday, May 3, 2010

1st Weekend of May :)

So this weekend went overall fairly well!

Daddy had duty, so lys and I rented, "The Little Mermaid" together we made chocolate cookies, and made Kool-Aid. It was oober nice to have fun with my baby girl and me. When daddys at work I get her all to my self. Dont get me wrong we enjoy him being home but I had her all to my self for 6 1/2 months. Its gonna take time gettin use to sharing her again. Put her to bed and went and hung out with the neighbors when we got home.

We Momma woke up bright and early, and made pancakes for my pretty, we then watched, "The Little Mermaid" AGAIN! :D After daddy got home from duty, we all scurried up the stairs for some much needed mall time. I found my "Holiday" party dress (that was only 30 bucks I might add, and its TOTALLY me), daddy got some new clothes as well. We just happen to stumble upon these ADORABLE sugar bears.

And yes, we bought 2!!
We havent named them yet, but ones a boy and ones a girl. I wanted to name them something that goes together like, "Bonnie & Clyde", Or "Louis & Clark." Brandon wants it to be more original. So any sugguestions would be GREAT! After that LOVELY adventure to the mall, we met up with my amazing Mandy, and had dinner with her adorable family. We were suppose to go out later that evening, but something came over me, and I had to cancel and go to bed.


Oh, sunday came so fast. Probley dut to the fact of me going to bed so early the night before. LOL And the headache was STILL lingering. So I took more medicine and went about my day. We had to go get our mother's day cards for the family, and other various odds and ends. After grocery shopping, lys nap, and daddy (STILL) working on my car and grilled hot dogs, we (LYS AND I) decided to cut open and eat our watermelon! She LOVED IT. Then bath, bed, and books for lys then clean and ARMY WIVES for momma:)

Thanks for joining us in this journey we call life.