Sunday, December 19, 2010

challenge..... catch up...

First off I wanna say sorry for slacking lately.. I am just so overwhelmed and have so much going on.. I promise to update soon!

Day 7: Someone who has made your life worth living for.
Oh this is easy.. My husband has my everything worth it. He literally saved me.. from myself. But I will not get into that. The other person is our son that we are currently expecting. (38 days til inducement date is here). My life is about God but also about My husband and our son. I am so blessed to have them and grateful! They are so important to me and I love them so much!

Day 8: Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like shit.
Well that is a few people. But I will say my ex has.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Day 6

Day 6: Something you hope you never have to do.
I hope that I never have to bury one of my kids. It is a horrible thing to loose a child..

So I am 33 weeks today.. and I have 41 days til my inducement date & my husband's 1st Sargent FINALLY gave us a answer.. He has to go to training next month... he will leave Jan 7th. But he will come back early, Jan. 24th. So He will be here. He will also be off work once he is back on the 24th. Then he will get more time off when the baby is here. :) And best part it does not take his personal leave days.. these are just being given. :) Awesome new right.
Well I curled my hair today.. what do you gals think? Oh and a pic of my belly for 33 weeks. 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Challenge Day 5 & New Hair cut & Style

Day 5: Something you hope to do in your life.
Honestly, there is many things that I hope to do in my life. I hope to become a nurse. I hope to have 4 kids, with at least one girl in that mix.  I hope to have horses one day and ride again. I hope to grow old with my amazing husband. I hope to stay a close family and keep my friends no matter where time leads us. 

Okay now... I have been in a "slump" for a few days, which is partly because I have been getting very little sleep and cannot get comfortable.. Ahh beauty of pregnancy tho right. Well the slump and no sleep has caused me to fight a severe depression. So today my husband comes home and basically kicks me out of the house tells me to go get my hair styled and cut. I have been wanting to get it done and needed it done. I do not do it very often b.c I would rather spend the money on other stuff to do with my hubby or whatever. He also told me to go shopping. Which I did. Got a new cut and style and I got some stuff to make our ugly sweaters for the ugly sweater party this Saturday. I feel better for most part. I am not so down in a slump as I have been. I got some energy back. My hubby loves my cut and style says how beautiful I look.  So tell me what you guys think of it

Day 4: Something you have to forgive someone for.

Day 4: Something you have to forgive someone for. 
Well I am not one to hold regrets.. I am big on forgiving but to never forget so I do not think there is anything here right now that I need to forgive.... 

So My question is How was everyone's Tuesday? 

Monday, December 13, 2010

Challenge Day 3

Day 3: Something you have to forgive yourself for.

Something that I have to forgive myself for is..that I am not perfect or super woman, specially while pregnant.. more specifically 32 weeks pregnant. To explain, I love being busy. I usually hate being lazy, sitting around all day, doing nothing. I do have days where I just relax but for the most part I like to be doing something. The hardest thing about my pregnancy is that I have had like literally no energy. Or I get my energy really late at night when I want to sleep. I feel bad that I can't do as much as I want to do or even need to do. So I fight with forgiving myself on the fact of I am not perfect and I am not superwoman I cannot do it all. I need to not push myself so hard and so much. I need to listen to my body.. 

30 Day Challenge: Day 2

Day 2: Something you love about yourself.
Hmm... something that love about myself... I love that I am me...does that work.,
Okay okay.. I love that I like to do crafts and I am pretty good at them too. It is fun and even therapeutic. 
What is something that you love about yourself?

Sunday, December 12, 2010

As Promised.. PICTURE UPDATE!!!

Here are the pictures that I promised... plus some extra :) ENJOY!!

My adorable kitten under our Christmas Tree:

 Our First Ever Christmas Tree. We still have to string popcorn tho. What do you think so far? Even my pretty wrapping of my husband's gifts, well most of them.:

Magazine Trees my friend Lyssa & I did. What do you think?:

Up close, see the glitter.. what ya think? :

Awesome Lyssa trying to clean her hands after making the trees:

Christmas Cards.. HOMEMADE!! The trees are thumb prints.. one for each member of our family. My Hubby, Me, & Our son :) :

Inside of the card. Yes we added personal writing to it. Our pic is removable & says: Season's Greetings from the Akin's. The greeting is: May your family enjoy a special season filled with love joy & peace. 

one of the ornaments I made for the ornament exchange:

8 Rows done on my hubby's deployment blanket: 

9 Rows that are left to connect: 

What is all looks like together. All of this in this pictures is 96 hours of work & 25 mins. I have to finish connecting the last 9 rows.. then the edging. What do you think so far tho? 
Well that is all for now. What do you guys think of all my busyness? 
What did you all do this weekend? 

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Game Night!!!! :D & 30 Day Challenge.

Yesterday was my 32 weeks check up :) Awesome right? l0l.. Well we did talk about and set my inducement date. It is January 27th, 2011. Which is 46 days!!!!!!!!!!! We are so excited!!! :D Now I am nesting HORRIBLY, so driving my husband crazy. :( So I am choosing to stay focused on the exciting factor of 46 days and hopefully our perfect lil boy will FINALLY be here. If I do not, then I will stress that I have ONLY 47 days to get everything done..which is a long and seems to be growing list.  Oh that reminds me, I am a first time Mommy. Yes I have 7 years of childcare experience so I am not totally out of the loop here but if there is ANY advice or whatever that YOU MOMS are willing to give or share with me I WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE it PLEASE & Thank you!!! Okay so tonight was our first GAME NIGHT! It was a lot of fun! We played Phase 10 for like exactly 4 hours. Yeah...long game. We are defiantly gonna have another game night. Our friend want to put UNO & Phase 10 together l0l. So we are gonna have to try that. C'mon you gotta admit that it sounds very interesting to try & fun. Big Thanks to Jen for bringing awesome muffins. 
The Mocha Cream Cheese muffins 

Oatmeal Muffins 

Yummy chocolate chip muffins 

From Left to Right: Brian, Me, Thomas (My husband)

Lyssa & Brian

Me Laughing at Jen taking a picture of Thomas' butt. 

Ok so TOMORROW IS THE DAY THAT I AM POSTING PICTURES! I might post some from game night tonight.. but tomorrow I am posting pictures of the christmas cards I have been talking bout and you guys have been asking to see & Last night Lyssa and I made a craft that I saw from one of your blogs.. so I will post pictures of that. So please check back tomorrow to see the blog. I really am excited to hear feedback on the Christmas Cards and the other craft we tried. I am also gonna post update pictures on my husband's deployment blanket that I have been working on. So far it is 97hours & 25mins put into it. Well that is all for now. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! 


Day 1: Something you hate about yourself.
Okay so hate is a VERY strong word. It is not one that I will use easily.. so this one is kinda hard. I guess something that I STRONGLY DISLIKE and can say I CURRENTLY hate is my OCD or better yet CDO. See now it is in correct order. I love my friends & amazing Hubby, but they have been currently teasing me about have OCD. I know they do not mean harm, it is all in fun so no worries. I have gotten better at it, yes I used to be a lot worse guys! :] So yea that is my current hatred about myself. 
So now I leave you with the question: What is something you hate about yourself? If you are doing this challenge then tell me and I will come and check it out! :D 

Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend. 
What is everyone doing on this awesome December Weekend?

Friday, December 10, 2010

Busy Busy Friday!!!!

Update on life: 32 week check apt at 2pm today :) Can't wait. My hubby is off so we have a 3 day weekend. Saturday we are hosting a game night :) Excited bout that. I PROMISE to post pictures of my Christmas cards that I made. It really made my week to get comments from you guys asking about it and saying you can't wait to see them. :) I have spent a lot of time on them so I hope it you guys like them. I also have other pictures to post.. Hoping to get opinions from you all about them .. Tell me about your weekend.. plans? 

If you would like to participate in the MilSpouse Friday Fill-In, head on over and visit Wife of a Sailor.

1. What do you see your life like in 10 years?
I hope to have all four of our kids already here with us. We have one that will be here in 54 days! We can't wait to have our son here. He is our first baby! :] I hope to be close to finishing school and starting my career or already working in my career. If I choose to not be a stay at home mommy. We shall see.

2. What do you like most about your job?
I am currently a stay at home wife & mommy to be. I really miss working. But I like being here for my husband whenever he needs me.

3. What are three things you do every day, no matter what day it is?
Play Online, care for my furbabies, work on a project.

4. What would you do with an extra five hours in your day today?
Sleep, go on more walks. 

5. What is your favorite Christmas (or 
whichever holiday you celebrate) cookie recipe (please share!)? Buckeyes or Peanut butter cookies with the Hershey Kisses. If you want the recipes let me know. I'll get them to you.

If you want to participate please visit Lauren for the linking up. :)

1.   I wish    we had family coming to see us this holiday season. :(

2.  Yesterday I  got to get out of the house and got quite a bit done on my list. :)

3.  Today I will       go to the dr for my 32 weeks check up .

4.  Tomorrow I will   clean my house because we are hosting a game night. Excited!

5.  Maybe     we will win at game night.. hmm l0l. 

6.  Someday     we will have a old fashioned Christmas with family like we want.

7.  I love       waking up and feeling our son, Xavier Shane Akin, moving in my belly when I talk to him. <3 It is a magical feeling. 

Saw This on Kim's Blog. Check Her Out!! and thought it would be interesting to do. Hope you gals will also do it too. Would be interesting to get to know you guys better :)
I will start this tomorrow.
Day 1: Something you hate about yourself.
Day 2: Something you love about yourself.
Day 3: Something you have to forgive yourself for.
Day 4: Something you have to forgive someone for.
Day 5: Something you hope to do in your life.
Day 6: Something you hope you never have to do.
Day 7: Someone who has made your life worth living for.
Day 8: Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like shit.
Day 9: Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted.
Day 10: Someone you need to let go, or wish you didn’t know.
Day 11: Something people seem to compliment you the most on.
Day 12: Something you never get compliments on.
Day 13: A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days. (write a letter.)
Day 14: A hero that has let you down. (letter)
Day 15: Something or someone you couldn’t live without, because you’ve tried living without it.
Day 16: Someone or something you definitely could live without.
Day 17: A book you’ve read that changed your views on something.
Day 18: Your views on gay marriage.
Day 19: What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?
Day 20: Your views on drugs and alcohol.
Day 21: (scenario) Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do?
Day 22: Something you wish you hadn’t done in your life.
Day 23: Something you wish you had done in your life.
Day 24: Make a playlist to someone, and explain why you chose all the songs. (Just post the titles and artists and letter)
Day 25: The reason you believe you’re still alive today.
Day 26: Have you ever thought about giving up on life? If so, when and why?
Day 27: What’s the best thing going for you right now?
Day 28: What if you were pregnant or got someone pregnant, what would you do?
Day 29: Something you hope to change about yourself. And why.
Day 30: A letter to yourself: tell yourself EVERYTHING you love about yourself.

Thanks so much for coming by and reading!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Monday Catch Up

Good Evening Everyone!!

I hope you all had a great weekend, Monday, & last week :) 
Sorry I have been MIA for so long... My life has been hectic sorta.. but I like to be busy. I am nesting horribly for our son so I am trying to get his room together, AGAIN, and declutter and reorganize my house. Yes I said do his room again.. I had it all organized and ready for him (minus decorating that I want to do), but we got about 20 moving boxes of stuff from my parents house in Florida from Baby stuff to stuff that we got at our wedding and stuff that was mine growing up. Which I went through this last weekend... made a keep and trash pile. So now to figure out what to do with the keep pile. l0l. 
I also got our tree put up, decorated, got gifts wrapped under the tree for my hubby :) He already got to open 3 small gifts. Which were playing cards (uno & phase 10) and a hand carved pine cone figurine.
I also got pictures for Sunday, so we have out awesome Christmas card picture all ready. But I am hand making our cards. So it is time consumes. I am stamping, painting,cutting, glueing, & glittering them. I hope everyone likes them. I will post a picture in the next few days of what they look like so let come back and let me know what you think please. :)
My husband also got home last week from training, another reason I have been MIA. Just enjoying being together again. You know your a military spouse, gf, fiancĂ©e when your life is constant counting days. We have 58 days til our baby boy is here, well til I am full term. We are supposed to be induced so hopefully less.
And we have 125 days til my heart breaks, aka Thomas' deployment. That is not long at all. So I am trying to get ready for the baby. As well as, get ready and prepared for deployment coming. We have so much we want and so much we NEED to do so we are busy busy these days.

Okay I am gonna get off here and jump back on the card making.. I will post pictures soon. I also have a update on my hubby's deployment blanket. Can't wait to see what you guys think. 

Happy Monday! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Holidays!
God Bless!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

It is Sunday!!!

Well.... I have been reading everyone else'e update :] even if I have not commented... It has been pretty crazy. I have been super sick :( Lame I know right.... 
Our Thanksgiving was good. We went to our friend Lyssa's house and hung out with her & her kids. It was a lot of fun. Top it off we had a white Thanksgiving!! I will show some pictures later on. 
My hubby left this morning at 0600.. but even tho I miss him like crazy and its only been 5 1/2 hours.. it is a short training (6 days) that is nothing.. He has a long training coming up about the time of my due date and then we have the 12-18month deployment coming up as well so 6 days is like nothing... 
Plus I am staying busy.. :] Today I am at Lyssa's. Hanging out... making sugar cookies, gonna watch Sex & The City 2 :].. sloppy joes for dinner.. 
I also have my hubby's deployment blanket to work on and finish. I have cleaning n organizing to do so I can do my Christmas decorating. Gonna go buy the tree so when my love does come home we can decorate it :) My check up on the baby is Wednesday. And I have to go either Wednesday or Thursday and get My baby's Christmas present... (I can't say what it is on here bc he is a follower..l0l) as well as I will have to wrap it so he can't snoop l0l.. :) So see tons to stay busy on to make this week go by fast!! 
So what does everyone else have going on this week? 

Thanks for stopping by!!!


Friday, November 26, 2010

Fill In The Blank Friday :]

1. Black Friday is ...too much for me this year being 30min pregnant! But I do miss going with my mommy.

2. Christmas shopping this year will include ...being creative  I'm working on doing some home-made gifts, as well as some store bought because Thomas has a few things he wants :]

3. Holiday shopping makes me ...broke! lol

4. This year my Christmas list will include ...Time with My hubby <3, time with family/friends, Snow.

5. Bargain hunter, or full price shopper? ...bargain for sure! I hate paying full price for anything aside from groceries. Other than that, I try to catch things on sale.

6. The best and worst things about shopping is people happy... worst-spending all my money.

7. Online shopper or in-person shopper? ...I love or any site that I can get things for cheap :]

Head on Over & Link Up!!! 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010



Here are this week's questions!

1. Name 5 things you are grateful for!
I am grateful for: My Amazing Husband & Our son that we are currently expecting. I am grateful for all my friends as well as my family :). I am grateful for us having a steady income with the Army. I am grateful for My Savior, Jesus! I am grateful for the person I am now and I am becoming. 

2. What is you favorite dish at Thanksgiving dinner?
My families yam casserole (it is not the one with marshmallows either, as well as, Chicken & Dumplings. 

3. Do you have any family traditions for Thanksgiving?
Watching the Macy's Thanksgiving parade.

4. Are you staying home or traveling for Thanksgiving?
We are staying home. We wish we could travel to see family.. but with me being 30 weeks pregnant I can not go that far. But it is okay we have plans with friends that are family to us. :)

5. What else do you do on Thanksgiving day besides eat?
Watch the Macy's parade, play games...

Monday, November 22, 2010

Meet Me On Monday

I thought this would be fun. Even tho it is 11:13pm haha but it is still Monday :) 


1.  How many pillows do you sleep with?
Well I am about 30 weeks pregnant.. so right now A LOT haha. Let's see: My belly bump pillow, regular body pillow, pregnancy body pillow, My head pillow. So that is 4 that sounds about right.. sometimes more sometimes less.. 

2.  Where will you eat on Thanksgiving?
Um where ever we sit down at haha :) We do not have "blood family" here so it is just us or maybe with a friend that is like family... which we have had people ask us to join them.. so we will see 

3.  Would you rather go to a party or host a party?
I absolutely LOVE hosting parties and get togethers. However, with the housing we are at now on post it is very "blocky" and not a good place to have parties. So for now I settle for going to others parties or get togethers. 

4.  How many purses (for the guys..wallets) do you own?
Oh haha this is a number I really could not tell you.. I have TONS of them.. I love purses :) 

5.  What is your favorite kind of seafood?

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Sunday, November 21, 2010


i got a button now!!
Thank you to Michel At Two Southerners
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In the mean time GRAB MY BUTTON!!!!
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I was given this award twice by to Awesome bloggers!!

If you have not checked out these blogs 
HIGLY recommend that you do :)
You will LOVE theirs!!

The rules of this award are that I list seven facts about myself and then pass it on to 5 friends.

1) I am 29 weeks pregnant & i hope these last few weeks go by fast. I am so ready for my son to be here with my hubby & Me!

2) Crafting is a passion of mine. It is just relaxing and fun and I can get a high from looking at something and going wow I made this! It just feels amazing to me!

3.) I love animals. My furbabies are awesome and great! I would love to have a house full of animals one day :)

4) I HATE being cold!! I would rather be SWEATING than FREEZING!!! When I get cold I get REALLY bad shakes. :(

5) I love flowers.. they are just so pretty and literally a mood lifter :) 

6) I love making new friends :)

7) I love milk! Like I have to have it daily for my body goes like into a weird "thing" l0l. :) 

Now I'd like to pass this award on to 5 amazing bloggers & thank all of them for following mine & being there :)

Thank you again for this awesome blog ladies!
And do not forget to check out the 5 blogs I passed this to! :) 
Happy Sunday everyone!!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

All About Us

 Saw this on Brea's blog, thought it would be really fun.. 
(if you do not already, you should check out her blog )

1. What are your middle names?
My middle name is Lynea.
His middle name is Shane

2. How long have you been together?
Two years on January 17th,2011.

3. How long did you know each other before you started dating?
3 months!

4. Who asked who out?
He asked me out...I started to ask him but got scared and stopped and then he knew what I was doing and asked me ♥ Thank God~!

5. How old are each of you?
I am 20 (will be 21 feb.15th)
He is 22 (will be 23 april 24th)
6. Did you go to the same school?

7. Are you from the same home town?
Not even close.. He was raised in Cali and I was raised in Florida

8. Who is the smartest?
I don't like this question.. I think we're both equally as smart, but in different ways

9. Who majored in what?
He is EOD tech aka Bomb tech in Army
I have not gone to college yet.

10. Who is the most sensitive?
I am

11. Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?

12. Who has the worst temper?
Wow that is hard.. we both have bad tempers...  

13. How many children do you want?
Well we have one baby boy, our first baby, on the way, due Feb 3rd :)
But right now we want 3 or 4.
14. Who does the cooking?
Me.. Love my hubby to death and back but he can not really cook. But he is learning :)  

15. Who is more social?
I am... he is a hermit l0l no seriously he is.. 
I am a social butterfly.. l0l

16. Who is the neat freak?
Definitely me! I have mild OCD and with me nesting it is getting worse. 

17. Who is the most stubborn?
Well, we're both pretty stubborn, but I'll be the first to tell you that I am more stubborn than he is. 

18. Who wakes up earlier?
Ha! Him.. It's in his job description. 

19. Where was your first date?
offically... was dinner at TGI Fridays :) 

20. Who has the bigger family?
He does and I love it I was a big family 
but I want a close family as well..

21. Do you get flowers often?
Not really.. but I like it that way.. he spoils me in other way and they mean more when I get them bc I do not get them all the time. 

22.How do you spend the holidays?
It depends on military...last year was with his family but this year was planning on my family but now with baby I cant travel so we are here with ourselves  

23. Who is more jealous?
we are both very jealous ppl but  i think me

24. How long did it take to get serious?
It was almost immediate.. We talked on the phone for 3 months. I moved here to meet in person Jan 16th, 2009 (we did not want long distance) and the next  day, Jan 17th, 2009 we were offically a couple.  A month later February 14th 2009 we got engaged officially, and we married on April 6th 2009. If you keep track that was 3 month of officially being together but knew each other 6months.

25. Who eats more?
Definitely him.. He loves to eat! 

26. What do you do for a living?
Well, let's see.. I'm a Mommy to be, and stay at home wife.
He is a EOD tech in the army. aka a bomb tech
27. Who does the laundry?

28. Who’s better with the computer?
He is :)
29. Who drives when you’re together?
My car so me. his bronco him.. but lately with pregnancy and i am in 3rd trimester we take my car so I drive more. 

30. What is your song?
"I Run To You" by Lady Antebellum.