Sunday, May 31, 2009

Monkey see...
Monkey do!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

I miss my husband.

I have been so spoiled over the last several years. Josh has been with us most of the time since before we had Grace. So while were having a great time in California I still wish he was here with us.

Last night my cousin came over and set up wireless internet at my Mom's house. Oh what a joy! LOL I should be able to post more often here again since it's easy access. I have been going to Coffee Bean to do my homework since they have free wi-fi but now I don't have too.

Today were going to the thrift store, maybe stores, so we will see if we find anything exciting. I need a couple outfits to wear to the conference I'm going to next month.

The girls have been doing good. Grace is pretty routine oriented and to come here where our days can be unpredictable could have been really overwhelming for her but she has done great. Brianna is having a great time she gets pretty hyped up sometimes but over all it's going great.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

What was I thinking?

I mean it had been a whole week and a half since I'd seen a doctor.

Last night I ended up having to go to the ER for my last incision site. They wanted to do IV antibiotics but I explained what a hard stick I am and asked if they could just give it to me in pill form and I would fill it and start right away. Thankfully the doctor was ok with that so now I just have to find a doctor here to follow up with.

They did bump me to the head of the line so the wait wasn't too bad. I was in and out in three hours.

Now my Mom says I'm grounded for the next few days to rest.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

And I thought last week was busy!

So the girls and I are in California!

We took mac flights from Guam to California and here we are! It's been fun visiting family and being able to play outside anytime!

Josh is still in Guam for now but will be heading to the states himself for a school. He is also going to WA and on the way will stop through here to see us.

Grace and I are getting our haircut today and then going to the movies.

Fun times here in Cali!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Busy week

So it's been busy around here. I've been in a training class all week for a position I volunteered for at Josh's work. Today was the last day so while it was good information it's nice to be done.

Josh is good, kids are good and I'm good.

I'm almost all healed up and the surgeon is leaving this weekend so the timing worked out as good as it could. I had another chest x-ray on Monday and the pneumonia is almost all cleared up so that was great news also!

Monday, May 11, 2009


So Grace loves music, and when I say love I mean LOVE. She is always singing, making up words to songs, playing the keyboard, listening to CDs and listening to her MP3 player.

She got her MP3 player for Christmas a couple years ago, it was one of the kids Disney ones and over time it's stopped staying charged so she listens to one song and the battery dies. So since before Christmas she has been asking for a new MP3 player, specifically an Ipod Nano since it has a screen on it. Well after a while of her still wanting it Josh and I told her that if she saved half of the money to buy it then we would pay the other half for one.

For the last couple months she has been saving all her money plus doing extra chores (laundry, washing the car, pulling weeds) to earn her share. Well as of this past weekend she had enough for her half and got to go to the store, pick out the color she wanted and hand over her money to the sales person. She even had money left over and bought some new music to load on it.

She is loving it! She has music and pictures and games on it! Who knew it did all those thing?? I certainly didn't! :)

Anyways I was so proud of her for saving and really working hard to earn enough money to buy it.

My baby is growing up!

When did that happen?

Happy Mother's Day

a little late.

We had a great day around here. It was pretty low key, we just went up to the air force base exchange and then had lunch in the food court.

Nothing but the best around here. :)

Friday, May 8, 2009

The family.
The view behind the monument. If you look on the left side of these two pictures you can see the same two palms trees.

The girls.

Josh is officially in the military until May 2013.

Homeschool is looking better and better

Ok so not really but man some of the things they pick up in school amaze me with how inappropriate they are. Today I was walking outside with Grace and she was wearing a skirt and a pair of my sunglasses and she says to me "I'm hot and I don't mean from the sun" WHAT??? So I ask her if she means hot like good looking (while shocked I'm having this conversation with my first grader) and she says "No like sexy"!!! I couldn't believe it, I asked her where she heard that and she told me this riddle they say at school, something about Pepsi and sexy I can't remember exactly now. So then we had to have a conversation about what it meant and why it wasn't ok for her to be saying.

If this is what we deal with in first grade then I'm afraid to know what middle and high school are going to be like.

I'll be back later to post pictures of the reenlistment. Grace took most of the pictures and I haven't looked at them yet...


Today Josh is reenlisting for four more years. It will bring him right to 20 then he can retire. It's going to be at a beach out in town and he wants the girls and I to go. Since it's at 11am I'm not going to send Grace to school because I would just have to turn around and pick her up an hour later. Plus now she gets to sleep in as long as she wants also. This will be the first day of school she's missed all year so part of me thinks I should send her just so she can be marked present! :) We plan on going to lunch after then she has a girl scout activity this evening. Brianna is excited to not be going to school or the daycare, right now she is watching cartoons, eating leftover pizza and getting her own cup of water.

I'm telling you the fun never stops around here.

I'll make sure to post pictures, well as long as I remember my camera, when we get home later.

For now I have to go do homework.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Josh is going to be going to school in Mississippi for a month and won't have very much free time, plus he is staying in barracks.

The girls and I could book our own commercial tickets to the states but when I looked them up the other day the three of us could fly to LAX for the bargain price of $4200.

I don't need off the island that bad!

Ask me next summer when I've been here longer. It might be worth it then.


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Today in...

as the Cotterell household turns.

So Josh is going to the states in June for A MONTH! Then he is taking two weeks leave on top of that.

I'm pretty sure he is not authorized to ditch, I mean travel, without us for six weeks! :)

That will be the longest the girls have ever been away from him. The longest before this was maybe a week.

Also it's raining and I have to walk to the bus stop. Well I guess I could drive but I don't think I'm going too.

(How was that Britt? I'd say that I'll work on making it more exciting but I'm hoping my life ISN'T exciting for a while!)

Friday, May 1, 2009

I seem to be getting better but...

Brianna has an ear infection.

Other then complaining that her ear hurts once in a while and not sleeping at night it doesn't slow her down.

Really though, nothing does. :)