Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Ground Truth: The Human Cost of War

AHHHH, it has been way too long since the last time I blogged! I am now officially a junior at San Diego State University and couldn't feel more accomplished. y favorite class is Sociology, but I'm not too sure it I like it because my professor is very passionate (of this subject matter) or because our society is really that corrupt. For extra credit he has assigned our class a few documentaries to watch and discuss it afterwards. So far we have done Super Size Me, Sicko, Food Inc. and most recently, The Ground Truth: The Human Cost of War.

I must admit, I am taken by the passion these directors have to point out mass problems with the American society. The last film brought me to a place I do not favor to talk about, but rather try to forget; Iraq. Although I wasn't injured physically, I have been scarred eternally and psychologically. Unlike many people who oppose the war, we jut do what we're told so you don't have to put your life on the line and be separated from your family.


I definately do not agree with what the Department of Defense spends money on, but people NEED to realize they don't need to cut back on military pay (the enlisted members suffer the most), they need to pay the freakin contractors less and maybe even diminish some of those contracts. On a side note, I do have friends that are contractors who get paid well more than many of my service member friends, but do a whole lot of nothing; this is the sickening reality of or nation's beaucracy. These corporations are making biliions of dollars while defrauding the government so they make ultimate profit. Call me crazy but we need to elliminate many!

Next to these overpaid contractors, we have these greedy politicians in congress and the presidency whom send servicemembers oversees and can't give a dang when they return. Whatever happened to support the troops? Well, maybe support them not in parades to help your campaign for reelection, but PTSD and trauma relaed disbilities. We all may act fine and dandy, but it takes someone to commit suicide to release their stress from dehumanizaton and brainwash by the military. It's not the people you need to hate for serving in the military when we just do what we're told, but the country for in which we do it for.

I hope my husband's tour in the Middle East will be a smooth one..

~ Semper Fidelis ~

Saturday, July 30, 2011

28 months later..

Hmm, this is long overdue! We will start with Madison is officially potty trained! She managed to pull it off in a little less than a week. She is 28 months old and out of diapers for good!! I thought it would never happen; however, it is definately a bittersweet situation because she is growing way too fast.

She took a 4 month break pageants, but I am going to put her back in them, but not so overwhelming, just like maybe once a month or so. I am also going to be putting her in dance or gymnastics, just not sure wich one yet. I want her to be active just as I was when I was a kid :)

We are currently trying to buy a house, but as a short sale. Unfortunately, since we will be up for orders within 2 years, I think we are going to pull the plug on this house. It is taking way too long and we just won't have time to resell it when the time comes.

On the upside, I start school full-tme at San Diego State University next month! I could not be happier! I have worked my butt off to get this far, and I will not let anything get in my way! So, basically I have 4 full-time semesters and I am done with school for a little while, then on to my master's degree. GO AZTECS!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

It's been a while..

WHEW!! It has been quite a while since I have posted. Since the last time I was on here, we have moved back to California and are no longer in Japan! Madison will be the big 2 on April 26!! Wow, how time flys right by us! She has also been in beauty pageants!! YUP, GLITZ PAGEANTS TO BE EXACT! We tried a couple of natural ones out, she did well, but we like the spunkiness of the glitz ones.
Anyways, I have been sewing A LOT!! For Christmas, my husband bought me a serger, and I love it so much!! It truely is the next best thing to sliced bread :) I will update some pictures soon, probably tomorrow. It feels so good to be home!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Super busy!

I finally have a chance to get on here!! I have been so busy utting last minute things tgether for Madison's 1st bday & buying new stuff for our new house. Through all of that, we just bought a new vehicle for Madster & I and had Ben's birthday. We are currently staying with my mom and move into the house on Friday, the 2nd. I can't be happier! Then looking forward to my baby girl's very first Easter! Then, the week after we will be having a "belated Easter with my brother, Sister-in-law, and their kids over at our new place! I am super excited I get to meet my new neice, Dezarey Davina! So, APril we are driving up to San Jose for Madster's BIG day, then May for Dezarey's baptism, then Disneyland in May the week after Mother's Day, Vegas in June for my birthday (thank you hubby!), The walk for the Cure in San Diego on November 7, then starting school in the fall! I have one heck of a year planned out :) I just can't wait to post some pictures of how big my baby girl has grown! I cannot believe in less than one month, she will turn 1, it's bittersweet. MOMMY LOVES YOU MADISON PAIGE!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Today was Madison's very 1st St. Patrick's Day! We celebrated and gave her some goodies :) I will post some pictures tomorrow when we have all of the festivities done. PS Irish Soda Bread is so de-lish!!

Sunny SoCal

We arrived safe and sound in San Diego. The weather here is much nicer and I am glad to be near family. We wanted a newer home on base, so we are staying with my Mom until the 3rd (when we get our keys). We bought our new couches, new dining room table which seats 8 (I am so glad because I have a big family) and new front loading washer and dryer. We are now working on upgrading my vehicle size. Since Madison was born, we will have to get me an SUV of some sort. I wanted an H3, but now really have my heart set on an FJ Cruiser :) Fingers crossed we will get one soon. Not much left to do until Masdison's bday and Baptism, so that's a plus.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Monzen Inn- MCAS IWAKUNI

For our last couple of days, we have been staying in one of the hotels on base called the Monzen Inn. They have been recently renovated and when I walked in, I felt sort of zen-ish. It was beautiful :) I had to take some pics!