Friday, May 3, 2013


Well Michael has been gone for 1 month, 1 MONTH!!! THATS IT! Ugh! It seems like its been forever. So for the past month I have been a single parent 95% of the time. I have gained a lot of respect for those mothers out there don't have a spouse to help them out. I have come to the conclusion that I am not cut out to be a full time stay at home mom. Don't get me wrong, I love my children but I just don't have the patience to be home all the time. Judge me all you want but I need my breaks from my kids. I have worked my entire life, since I was 15 I have pretty much always had a job. Even after I had both of my kids I was working 3 weeks later. I like to work and I need to work for my sanity. I loved coaching gymnastics because I was only gone from the kids for 3-4 hours and it was perfect cause I missed them while I was gone and I was happy to see them when I got home. Now that I am home full time I am trying to find the balance and I haven't seemed to find it. I can tell that my patience is slowly diminishing and it sucks. I find my self getting mad about the dumbest thing and quickly losing my temper. I have been praying every night for more patience so hopefully I will find out how to cope. I have the best support system, my parents are amazing for letting us live here and they are very helpful with the kids. I have great friends that I can complain to and are always willing to offer advice. But nothing beats my best friend, my partner, my husband, their dad! I have discovered how much I need him and how much the kids need him. It was so easy to be patient with him around and he helped me get through the struggles that I dealt with on a day to day basis. I miss him so much. I am on the verge of tears 90% of the time and I am doing my best to keep it together.  I miss him! 1 month down 4 more to go...wish me luck!

Sunday, April 7, 2013


Today Rebecca and I ran/walked (mostly walked!) our first ever 5K. It was the color me rad in Fresno. Pretty much you run on a trail and get pelted but color bombs and color water. It was so fun. We both ended up having to bring our kids which was a little hard but they had fun for the most part. Logan actually hated it but was a good sport about sitting in the stroller. We all left the race looking extremely colorful and with smiles on our faces. It was a blast, I would totally do it again! Enjoy the pics!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Bubbles bubbles and more bubbles

Since its been nice outside we've been hanging out in the backyard and at the park. The kids love bubbles so I've been trying to find a good bubble machine that they will love. I've found a few and they are having a blast! I believe it will be a BUBBLY summer!

Bye bye daddy!!!

We had to say goodbye to daddy and it was really hard! I was bawling like a baby! I think he got a little teary eyed too but he was trying to be strong for us. The kids didn't really understand what was going on, but Logan had asked for his daddy a lot since he has been gone. Parker looks at pictures of Mike and says "DADDY!" I know they miss him. I have gotten a few emails from him which is nice but its still been really hard. I think the hardest part is knowing that he is in a dangerous situation. I hope and pray everyday for his safe return to us!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Movies with daddy

Daddy wanted to take the kids on a movie date. They went to see The Croods and the loved it! It was nice for them to spend some special time with daddy before he leaves tomorrow

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Videos of my kiddos Easter egg hunt at Aunt Kellis

Easter Babies

My cute Little Easter Babies-Easter 2013
Logan 3 
Parker 18 mo

Splash Pad

We came down to my parents for Easter weekend and went shopping at the spectrum. The had a splash pad and the kids had the best time running around getting wet. What a BLAST!

Much Needed Update

Well it has been a while since I have blogged and I have been feeling rather guilty about it. I was talking to my mom about how I have a horrible memory and I cant remember hardly anything from my childhood and I got to thinking about how I don't want to forget anything about my children's childhood, so I am going to try keep up with the blog that way I can go back and read about my kids and family.

We are currently living in Lemoore, CA and our approaching the 2 year mark in our Navy career. We like Lemoore but are very excited about our transfer to San Diego coming up in September. In the meantime, Mike will be heading out for a 6 month deployment leaving on Tuesday and coming back sometime in September. We are really sad about it are will really really miss him. While Mike is gone the kids and I are going to move in with my parents in their new house in San Clemente, CA. We leave Lemoore on April, 26th and will head down to my parents. We are sad to be leaving some of the wonderful friends that we have come to know and love in Lemoore but we know it will be a great opportunity for us to save money and to be closer to the grandparents.

Michael is enjoying his time in the Navy and is doing a really good job. He works long and crazy hours which means we hardly ever see him but we are proud of him. He just sold his very first car that he ever had and bought himself a motorcycle. He is so happy to have the motorcycle and I am a little nervous about it of course.

Logan is 3 and will be 4 in September. He is a happy-go-lucky boy and is a joy in our household. He is super smart and loves to ride his bike. He is currently in LOVE with beyblades and will play them all day long and tell anyone and everyone all about them. He started primary this year and loves to sing songs and learn about Jesus. He is looking forward to playing with grandma and grandpa this summer, learning how to swim better, and starting preschool in the fall.

Miss Parker is the cutest little handful anyone could ask for. She is now 18 months and will be starting nursery the week after conference. She can say almost any word you ask her too but only if she wants too. She is quite stubborn like her mama. She loves her brother but doesn't quite get the concept of sharing with him. She is a wonderful sleeper and loves to take naps. She thinks every stuffed animal is her "baby" and will carry them around all day. She knows how to fold her arms during prayer and to say amen. She has beautiful blue eyes and loves to suck on her 2 fingers. We love her very much!

Well I am busy trying to keep everything together. I just recently quit my job coaching gymnastics so I could focus on the move and spend time with Mike before he left. I am training to run my first 5K in April and I am really excited we'll see how it goes. I am trying to prepare myself for Mike to leave but don't really know how to do that so I am doing the best I can. my family is the best part of my life and I am thankful everyday for them. More to come from the Lainharts (hopefully ;p )