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Our new blog home is….

February 5, 2009

www.rodiville.com

Come on over and stay awhile.  I am still arranging the pictures on the wall and I am not so sure I love where the sofa has been placed, but you are all welcome to stop on by and see our new diggs.

The new site has changes in the works but I am not sure how soon I am going to be able to make those happen.  I miss blogging and felt like you might just be kind enough to ignore some of the things my new home may be lacking right  now.

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Moving day is just around the corner

February 2, 2009

Yep the Rodi’s are getting ready to pack up and move outta here.  We are moving the blog that is.

Ha, made you think we were moving to a new house didn’t I?

There will be more details to come in a day or two, but I don’t have the new blog quite up to standards yet.  I don’t want to have a messy blog home the first time you all come to visit…. how embarrassing *smile*

Keep checking back so you can make sure to bookmark our new blogging home.

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13 years and just 7 more to go

January 30, 2009

I can’t believe that I spaced Rodi’s anniversary date.  He enlisted in the Navy Jan. 4th 1996.  On Jan. 4th 2009 I was too busy watching Molly give birth to Faith that I completely forgot we were one year closer to Rodi’s RETIREMENT!!!!  Okay I know it is still seven years away but it’s ONLY SEVEN more years.

I long for that day.  I am proud of Rodi and the great job he does.  I am thankful for his service and the service of all our military members.  But I also can’t wait for this ride to be OVER.

I am looking forward to celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays with him in the same country as us.  This week he will be gone for JJ’s very first sectional gymnastics meet.  That was the two biggest events on the January calendar.  He will also miss Moe’s b-day, Nina’s b-day, My b-day, JJ’s b-day, His b-day (can you really miss your own b-day?), Bubba’s birthday next January, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years 2010, and possibly our anniversary this year and next.  I am sure there will be many other events he will miss along the way. 

Again I know this comes with the job, I am just ready for that part of our life to be done. 

I don’t mean to sound selfish, I guess I am just in a mood today.  I love him and the FANTASTIC job he does.  I even encouraged him to put in his paperwork to become a Supply Officer 9 years ago.  I think I knew then in the back of my head that we were in this for the long haul.  I know if he had stayed in the Nuclear field that he was in when he was enlisted  we would not still be doing this Navy thing. 

I am thankful for the opportunities we have had to travel across Europe and live in Germany those three wonderful years.  I have made long lasting, wonderful friendships along the way that I TREASURE.

I am thankful some of the things my children have been able to see and do because of our lifestyle.  I am also sad about some of the things they have had to endure.  I think I struggle with that part the most. 

Ahhh, okay, enough venting for the day.  Just came on to post about the fact that seven years from now Rodi will be able to retire….. now we just have to wait and see if he will actually do it.  That is an entirely different story!

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Twelve

January 29, 2009

Today Bubs turns 12, this is a huge day in his life.  I hope he knows how much he means to me and how much joy he has brought into our world.

In 12 years he has:

Moved 10 times

Been enrolled in 5 public schools

Been taken out of public school and brought home for schooling

Been part of several soccer  and wrestling teams

Taken gymnastics classes

Learned to play the guitar

Taught himself  to draw beautifully

Made us laugh until our sides ache

Made us cry because we love him dearly

Fallen down and pulled himself back up again

Developed a love for photography

Enjoyed dressing up for Halloween

Dreaded dressing up for Halloween

Made it to 1st class rank in scouts

Driven a tractor

Rode on a mechanical bull

had his first crush

Learned how to cook

There are so many, many more things I could list as he is one busy little man.

We are looking forward to this year and all the experiences  that will come his way.  As he grows so do we.

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He makes me laugh!

January 28, 2009

Last night Rodi was talking to my mom about her flight to visit family in Nebraska this next week. They were discussing how a friend of Mom’s says that he always tries to do business with the people he is sitting near as they are a “captive audience”. She mentioned how she couldn’t do that to someone nor would she want to be that person sitting next to him for several hours, if all he wanted to talk about was business. Rodi came up with a clever way to get around that business chat, earphones. Here is the kicker…. the earphones wouldn’t have to be plugged into anything. LOL just put the earbuds in and then put the tail end of the cord in your pocket and you are all set. Could you imagine how funny it would be to stand up and stretch after a long flight and have the cord come out of your pocket, only to reveal that it was not plugged into anything.

Rodi I love the way you know how to make me smile ♥

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Facebook

January 28, 2009

It is true I am on Facebook every day and more than just the one time check in the morning.

I am just wondering if there are others out there who receive a friend request and HAVE NO CLUE who the supposed friend is?  Do I just have a really bad memory?  Will I hurt their feelings if I say no?  Will I look really dumb if I send them a message requesting more information about how I know them?

Then there is that profile picture…. do any of your friends have pictures that you feel like you should sensor?  There is one on my friend list, I must admit.  If I sent this friend a blanket in the mail do you think they would know that was for them to cover up with in their next picture?

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Boost in my stats????

January 27, 2009

I was taking a gander at my stats this morning and noticed that I had 50 referrals from alphainventions.com . I am not familiar with this site and so I decided to click on it and see what happened.  In cyber world that can be a very scary thing.  Turns out that this site does some pretty cool things to help let others know about your blog.  By linking to them they add you to the rolling list of live updated blogs.  That’s right people are supposed to be able to follow blogs live from their site.  Not sure how it all works.  I am not that techy of a gal.  But I thought maybe I would try it out and see what happens.