Friday, August 10, 2012

Tedd's AAM

Today Tedd received The Army Achievement Medal :)
He was nominated for the award for "selfless service and dedication to mission accomplishment" (etc etc.) for one of the jobs they did here on post.   It adds another medal to his ASU (dress uniforms) and   I'm a very proud wifey today!! Love you babe!

Monday, August 6, 2012

1950 Housewives guide

Tedd found this the other day on facebook and was reading this to me because it was so funny.  It was actually a published article in a magazine in 1955.

I chuckle at almost every single one of these.  I wonder what they would have thought of me in the 50's...I don't even know how to fold a fitted sheet! HAHA

  • Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal ready on time for his return. This is a way of letting him know that you have be thinking about him and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they get home and the prospect of a good meal is part of the warm welcome needed.
  • Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so you'll be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your make-up, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh-looking. He has just been with a lot of work-weary people.
  • Be a little gay and a little more interesting for him. His boring day may need a lift and one of your duties is to provide it.
  • Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives. Run a dustcloth over the tables.
  • During the cooler months of the year you should prepare and light a fire for him to unwind by. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you a lift too. After all, catering to his comfort will provide you with immense personal satisfaction.
  • Minimize all noise. At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise of the washer, dryer or vacuum. Encourage the children to be quiet.
  • Be happy to see him.
  • Greet him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to please him.
  • Listen to him. You may have a dozen important things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first - remember, his topics of conversation are more important than yours.
  • Don't greet him with complaints and problems.
  • Don't complain if he's late for dinner or even if he stays out all night. Count this as minor compared to what he might have gone through at work.
  • Make him comfortable. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or lie him down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink ready for him.
  • Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soothing and pleasant voice.
  • Don't ask him questions about his actions or question his judgment or integrity. Remember, he is the master of the house and as such will always exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness. You have no right to question him.
  • A good wife always knows her place.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Three days ago we decided to FINALLY go to Dixie Stampede!  We got discounted tickets through the ITR office and booked a hotel.  Then Friday morning we packed a bag.  And then we packed a bigger bag for Calvin lol... and hit the road.

Here we are at a "scenic overlook" on the way there :)

My two bestests lovies :) <3 td="td">

This is the only picture I took at Dixie Stampede.  Unfortunately you're not allowed to take pics inside.  So I settled for this pretty butterfly before we went in!

Dixie Stampede was definately worth the wait.  It was a really good show!  And Calvin happens to think that Hotels are the coolest thing since String cheese.  But I'm pretty sure thats just because he gets to sleep in bed with us in hotels and he doesn't at home lol.  We had a good little "getaway"

Where the wild ones are...

I have no words for this.

Who is that ADORABLE puppy I am holding you may ask?   Oh tis my sweet baby Calvin :)

Holy behind on the blog batman!  Here are some pics from a few months ago.  We went to Meramac Caverns.  On the way there we stopped in an adorable little town called Steelville.  It was perfect and quaint and had tons of little painted canoes all over the street.  We also went in "The Fountain"  Everything inside was original from the 50's and it all still worked!   The milk for Tedd's malt was poured out of a glass jar and my ice cream was dipped into a little glass ice cream bowl.  You might think it couldn't get any more perfect...except for the little league team all in their baseball outfits sitting on the stools at the counter eating ice cream.  For real ya'll this place is no joke!

I only took a few pics inside the caverns.  We went on the "lantern tour".  It was really neat.

Sorry about the crazy slicked back wierdo hair.  I blame it ALL on the cave  :)