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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Last Day of Freedom

Hey there, kids :) Yeah, it was an EARLY morning for me. Ok, ok, so I know some of you (Hilary) get up WAY earlier than me, but 0630 is WAY early for me.... I got out of bed, and proceeded to shower and get all ready for the day. I'm not sure I like getting up that early. It WAS peaceful, though. No kids are awake at time :)

Captain America got home right before I was ready to head out to the commissary. Some of the kids were awake, but not all. Captain America stayed with the kids and got ready for work. Here's me on the way to the commissary.

I did the weekly grocery shopping (about an hour), then headed home. Yeah, before 8am is DEFINITELY the time to go to the Ft Bliss Commissary. Cause there's NO one there. Gotta love it.

I came back home, put the groceries away, saw Captain America off to work, and started cleaning. I got about 20 minutes in before my girls were there to pick me up. We were having our "No Sales Tax" shopping excursion. Different girls from the Tuesday shopping trip.

Aimee and Hilary came to pick me up, and we went to get Maggie. Who wasn't home. She was still registering her kids for school. So we took a detour off post to grab a Circle K Diet Dr Pepper, and then came back to pick her up. Well, let her follow us, really.

We drove to the Fallas by my doctors appointment, the one we went to across the street from McDonalds. We got not sales tax, AND 10% military discount. It was awesome :)

Here's Aimee and I. Why I'm always SOOOO much taller than everyone else I know is beyond me. Any tall people wanna come and be my friend???
Cool zebra sunglasses, which I didn't get
This hat actually FIT! Which is amazing, considering the size of my head. I should have bought it just to say that I owned a hat that fit - ROFL!
As opposed to Hilary, who had to grab a pair of sunglasses to keep it from falling over her eyes. Yeah, my head is LARGE...
This was a funny pic, but I can't for the life of me remember why.... There was a story associated with it.... hmmmm...
Aimee....ha! SO not a gangsta! She's married to a Mexican dude (who looks like the ROCK), but she's white, thru and thru... LOVE ya, girl!
And this hat fit like most hats fit me. WAY too tiny...
We were there for about an hour or so, then headed out. Maggie was hungry, so we decided to do lunch. We saw this store from the parking lot of Fallas, and I was left wondering.... WHO picked out that name. Tool Driver? I'm just sayin'...

We got to Carlos and Mickeys at around 1130. Captain America called, and wanted to know if I wanted to meet him for lunch on the Northeast Side, so I told him to come with us, and that I'd order for him so his food would be there in time for him to eat. He agreed, and joined us within 20 minutes of arriving. Maggie's hubby, Tom, came with us too.

I must be getting used to El Paso, because the spicy salsa wasn't so bad for me. Remember, Andrea and Laurie, how I almost DIED on the salsa last time. I drank like 5 glasses of water, and the waiter was almost making fun of me - hehehe.
Ha! It was THAT funny...
Maggie and Tom
Maggie's boy, Jacob, and Aimee, caught unaware by the camera - hehe
So Captain America and Tom went back to work, and Maggie and her kids went back to her house. She was having a couch delivered, and needed to be home by 1pm. So Aimee and Hilary and I headed out for some more shopping.

First stop, Jewelry Box in the Bassett Center. It's REAL close to Carlos and Mickeys. And Hilary and I saw these pics of Jacob inside FYE, and just HAD to get a pic with him. hehehe. I totally forgot to suck in my extra skin.... ha!

I found a few things that I liked at the Jewerly Box. You know, after being to the one at the outlet mall, this one PALES in comparison. NO ring selection. I did find a few bracelets and earrings, though, so it wasn't a total loss. hehe.

See my new earrings?
Hilary rocking out to a song - hehehe
So we left Jewelry Box, and headed to Savers. But Hilary forgot where we were going, and we ended up at Goodwill on McCrae. Sounds good to me - hehehe. I hadn't been to that one before. We bumped into the Missionaries from church in there - ha!

We tried on pants, and looks at shoes. I found 3 of the CUTEST pairs of shoes. 2 are Steve Madden, and one are some other brand, but red with black lace. Yeah, sounds kinda hoochie, but SUPER cute. Believe me :) I'll take pics later :) I also got Jacob a pair of Sunday pants, as his were getting a bit tight. AND, it cost me under $10. Not bad, eh?

After Goodwill, we went across the street to those shops Maddie and I found. I'm gonna have to find out their name, so they're not "Those shops Maddie and I found". ROFL! Anyway, I wanted a belt. I'd gotten one of those long shirts with the loose neck, that you wear skinny jeans and a big chunky belt with. But I needed the belt. And I knew those stores had them. I ended up getting a black one and a white one, and a checkered one, and a new shirt.

It was funny, because Aimee wanted to get a pair of skinny jeans, and there was no trying on room. So she went behind a rack, and had us run a screen for her. And the lady who worked there came over, and was like, you can't try things on in here, we have a camera, you know. Aimee was like, yeah, I don't care, I'm not gonna buy something unless I try it on first. hehehe. Who would you possibly know if the pants will fit you if you can't try it on first? Doesn't make sense to me....

Anyway, we got a good laugh about that. Then, Hilary kept trying on shirts and getting her arms stuck inside of them, so she kept needing people to help her "take her clothes off". ROFL! Yeah, it was an interesting shopping trip - ha! Don't you wish you were with us! LMBO! Hilary, if you didn't work out CONSTANTLY, you wouldn't have such BUFF arms - hehehe.

And that was the end of our shopping day. We headed back to post, stopping at Circle K for a refill. Yeah, that was my 3rd 44 oz of the day. Good thing I only got water at lunch. I need a little bit of blood in my caffeine system, you know...

Hilary and Aimee dropped me off at home, then off they went. I came in, and the kids were happy to see me :) The house was still somewhat cleaned, and they were all happy and well. They're such good kids :)

I went in and tried on my new clothes, and was pretty happy with them. Here's my $5.99 shirt with my $4.99 belt.
And my $2.99 shirt
I started dinner for the kids, and sat down with my 46 inch laptop and started blogging. I designed my freebie for tomorrow, posted pictures, and here I am. It's 5:54pm, and I'm caught up for the day. Captain America should be home soon, and we're gonna go out with the Nouhans tonight. We were gonna do dinner, but since the guys both had to go to late formations, we're just gonna hit a movie. "Vampires Suck". The previews looked real funny - hehehe.

This WordArt is in honor of back to school. hehehe. And if you don't like the sarcasm at the bottom, just delete that part - hehehe.

Click on the link below to go to my account to download the PNG file, and leave some love if you like my work. Thanks!


Unknown said...

Great WA!! I already did a page of my daughter on the last day of freedom and the first day of school. She's too funny... I can do another one, though!! lol Thanks for the WA!

Hilary-Dilary-Dock said...

Whaaaaaat?! I need to remember to unbutton the sleeves of those shirts! Thanks for rescuing me! hehe

Had fun! Who knew 20-somethings were so fun (well these girls were anyway)?! Ha! Now I hope I don't get mean messages for that! :-p

deb said...

Those were the BIGGEST nacho chips I have EVER seen! Thanks for the word art!

Tress said...

I am soooo going to use this on a scrapbook page of the night before my wedding! It is perfect! Thank you.

helen scott said...

I personally LOVE the bottom bit - Scottish school went back last Monday and it was heaven! In another fortnight I might be back on track. Thanks for this, will definately be used.

Hifam said...

This is great. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

What great WordArt! When my children were young (the baby's 24 now)I always told them that a mother's favorite soud was the school bus heading off to school!