Thursday, July 28, 2011

Welp, The Cats Out Of The Bag.....

Yes, it's true.... The Bowden Brigade is headed to Fort Riley, Kansas here in a few short months. Yikes! We are SUPER excited about this new adventure. But you know me....and all this planning is NOT the super exciting part. Blah! But I am so thankful that we have found a GREAT move prep calendar on one of the military resource websites and we will definitely be using it, starting on Monday.

Ok, y'all, send us what you know about Kansas. We haven't a clue! :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Catch-All Catch-Up

Oh my goodness, where do I even begin?

Well, here ya sorry I have barely had two seconds to put some thoughts together, but you'll surely take it in listy form just for today, right? :)

1} Neeley has been attending a summer camp here on post a few days. One day they went fishing, German style. Neeley came home and told me how she had to bang the fish and gouge its' eye out until it was dead. Yeah, way to start the list, huh? :) Now picture that.................... you're welcome!!

2} Ronnie's hours have changed, making us all a lil crazy, but we have been able to spend quite a few days and evenings lounging at home, catching up on some of our fave shows. And I think that's probably our fave family activity.

3} We still don't know where we are going next. We just know it is coming up here in just a few short months. 3 months and counting down.......

4} My fitness biz is really taking off! And I am loving it. I'm getting ready to head out to the gym to meet up with a few ladies here in a bit. Should be fun!

5} What is all this Google + talk anyways? :)

6} We MUST buy school supplies soon. Yikes! They sell out fast here. And the list for 6th grade is longer than the elementary list I do believe.

7} And, to go along with #6, we start school is just a few days over a month. Boo! This summer has gone by way too fast!

8} We have a Girl Scout Day Camp coming up here in a couple of weeks. I know better than to volunteer. Wait ~ did I just say that? I originally said I would escort Neeley's group for one day that week and was just notified that I have been tasked to run an entire booth set-up for the whole week. Score! :(

9} Neeley is starting a purse quilting class today here at our local arts & crafts store on post. Should be fun! LOVE that she's crafty like that.

10} And....just because every list needs a #10..... "Forget past mistakes....Forget failures...... Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it....." ~ William Durant

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Shop Squad

Hi friends & family! Have you heard of ShopSquad? I just recently found it and am in L-O-V-E! You can log in to the ShopSquad website and get advice on products. And by products I mean anything and everything...really! People like you and me sign up in various categories to give product advice. For instance, maybe you are shopping for a new coffee pot or a tv but really want some help before doing the shopping. You can log on to the site, type your question in to the advice line, and a live ShopSquad advisor will talk to you about those products.

I used the service quite a few times, and now I like it so much that I just signed up to be an Advisor. As an Advisor, you receive a portion of the price that a person pays for an item that you suggest. Isn't that cool!?!

Yes, folks, I am NUTS! I have so many different businesses and things that I do, no wonder I never have any time for myself. :)

Check it out!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Lichterfest 2011

The annual Lichterfest was so much fun! This is the annual fireworks show that is done in the park across the way from us here on RB. It's so nice to get a free fireworks show every year without having to go far. We can literally take 3 steps out our front door and see them perfectly.

Neeley and I had just gotten off of a plane that morning so please don't look at us too closely. These were taken about 11 pm that night and I can go ahead and tell you we were feeling a bit like death at this point but Neeley was determined to stay up and see the fireworks.

{Ronnie was eating the freeze dried ice cream sandwich that Neeley brought him back from Space Camp. :)}

We will always cherish moments like this!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Flight Director For A Week

Neeley and I just returned from a week in Huntsville, Alabama, where she was able to attend Space Camp at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.

Neeley was one of sixteen chosen to receive a scholarship through the Air, Space & Missile Defense Association to attend for the week. Go Team Armstrong! Here's the link to a write-up about the group on the Army website.

Neeley was chosen as Flight Director of her group for the week and had a "blast." :) I have begged and begged her to write about her experiences here but she isn't having any of that. I'm sure the experience sounds way cooler when she tells it. LOL She just said she got to live like an astronaut for a week and I guess that's enough. :)

I got to hang out in the hotel and enjoy some much needed downtime, and spend time with Nana & Papa! :) It was such a good time!! While Neeley was at camp, we got to enjoy some good eats and good shopping in the ol' USA. And that makes my heart happy!!

Now if we can just get back on Germany time, we'll be good. Neeley slept until well past noon today and I felt like I could have laid there forever. :) It's crazy to think this was the first time for us to be back in the States in over two years. Wow!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

And We're Off....

Hi friends & family!

You'll have to live with past posts for just a few more days. We're off for a few as usual? Is it or isn't it? Hhmmm..................


Sunday, July 3, 2011

Good To The Last Cup

Do you have a fave beverage?

Hot? Cold?

We are LOVING this stuff right now.........

There is rarely a day goes by that I don't enjoy a good cup of it. I'm also trying my hand at my own iced coffee,
Pioneer Woman style. Will let you know how it turns out. :)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Add A Lil Flavor To Your H2O

I am a Diet Coke/Diet Dr Pepper addict!!!!!

There.....I said it.......

Admitting it is the first step, right?

With my new focus on personal fitness - I really am trying, y'all! - I am experimenting with flavored waters. I recently inherited a ton of different kitchen extracts so Neeley and I have been enjoying iced coconut water, minted lemonade and minted teas and even minted lemonade teas. Yumm-o!!

What are your fave summertime beverages?