Ava opening some of her presents!!
Her favorite present. Her american girl baby doll!! She was so excited!
Her second favorite was her Dora guitar
Christmas was so heart filling. Seeing my baby girl's eyes light up just put me in awe. We were so grateful to have our hero home for Christmas as well and have our little family together. We had many blessings this year :P
And the countdown is on...t-minus 11 days till we start our East Coast Trip!! Looking forward to our big Christmas with our families back home!!
Monday, December 27, 2010
Ava opening some of her presents!!
Posted by this crazy thing called life at 11:59 PM
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
I can't believe that it's LITERALLY 3 days till Christmas!! It's crazy. Time has gone by way too fast! We have about two weeks till we leave Washington state and head to Fort Drum, NY. Not looking forward to the long drive, but it will be a new adventure! I am totally looking forward to the pit stop with our families and having a second, even if late Christmas with them all. I am getting anxious about the move. I hate that I can't have everything planned ahead and know this is going to happen at this time and ect. It literally makes me bonkers.
Things with the family are great. We are all excited for our family to get out here and visit and then for our journey across country :P. Ava is a ball of nonstop energy. It amazes me how much knowledge she has. She can now count to five with no help and ten with help and can get to h with little help. She knows the majority of her colors and her shapes. And she is picking up new words left and right and is putting together whole sentences. It makes me proud to see her accomplish so much!!
That is the majority of what is going on. Working on clearing out of this station and then headed home for a little then up to New York!
Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from my family to yours!!
Posted by this crazy thing called life at 10:44 PM
Friday, December 10, 2010
What do you see your life like in 10 years?
Probally with another child by then, hopefully a boy. My husband retiring from the Army or close near to it. Living a happy and content life.
What do you like most about your job?
No job at the moment. Wrapping up school and hoping to get one in NY.
What are three things you do every day, no matter what day it is?
Take care of my child, clean and cook
What would you do with an extra five hours in your day today?
workout again, clean, study more and spend more family time
What is your favorite Christmas (or whichever holiday you celebrate) cookie recipe (please share!)? My favorite cookie recipe is white chocolate chip cookie. The one you find on the tollhouse candy packages. It is so delicous :P
Posted by this crazy thing called life at 12:04 AM
Thursday, December 2, 2010
I am getting so excited for Christmas. Even though we aren't decorating for Christmas because of having to take it down a few days later to move. But none the less I am excited. I got Ava some really cool gifts for Christmas. I am so excited to see her reactions this year. I think my favorite gift though would be the American Girl Doll!!!!! I had one growing up and I loved it. I hope she will love it as much as I did. They have a lot more accessories now then they did when I was little. I can't wait for her to open it up and see her expression!!
I am excited to be able to celebrate our Christmas with just us and then a few days later starting our road trip home to the lovely east coast and visting all our wonderful family and friends!
I am excited for it all!!!! The best late Christmas Dinner! SNOW!!!!! Presents!!! Family!! Friends!!!
I am so blessed this year. I have an amazing husband a beautiful and smart daughter. The greatest friends a girl could ask for and most of the greatest families ever. I can't believe this is my life. I take pride of sure and I count my blessings daily for sure.
I am so excited for the move to NY as well. Looking forward to a new setting, meeting new people, though I will learn from pervious lessons and make sure that never happens again. Looking forward to the snow, which has already started. The beautiful scenery :P. These next three months are going to be crazy, sad, fun, chaotic and all the above.
Posted by this crazy thing called life at 6:33 AM
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Things are so crazy. We are getting ready to pcs to NY. Didn't realize how much work I was actually going to have to do lol. Time is going so fast now, soon we will be celebrating Christmas together and then movers will get our stuff and then we are outta here and on our way back to the sweet 'ole east coast!!! I can't wait to be closer to our families and friends. We have missed so much! Looking forward to moving into a bigger and prettier house!!! Which will mean new furniture and more stuff to decortate!! So much to look forward to. Only down fall is having to say goodbye to my two best friends!!! Even if it is just for a little while :) Skype will most liklely be our best friends again!!
I am excited for Christmas!! I got such amazing gifts for both of my loves. I love that I am able to splurge on them this year and not really have a budget. All my hard work has paid off so much and I love it!!.
Our life is great right now, and I so happy and in love. I am blessed. What more could a girl want!
Posted by this crazy thing called life at 4:38 PM
Sunday, November 28, 2010
All About Us!
1. What are your middle names?
- Mine is Marie and his is Scott
2. How long have you been together?
- together for almost five years married for almost three years
3. How long did you know each other before you started dating?
- a year
4. Who asked who out?
- He asked me out
5. How old are each of you?
- I'm 22 and he is 26
6. Did you go to the same school?
7. Are you from the same home town?
- We live two hours away from each other.
8. Who is the smartest?
- We both bring equal amounts to the table.
9. Who majored in what?
- I am going to school to be a leagal transcriptionist and Zack is taking web designing classes next year.
10. Who is the most sensitive?
- Me for sure
11. Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
- Maryland to Washington
12. Who has the worst temper?
- He does for sure
13. How many children do you want?
- We have a beautiful two year old little girl and I am sure there will be another one very soon :P
14. Who does the cooking?
- I do
15. Who is more social?
- I am
16. Who is the neat freak?
- I am for sure
17. Who is the most stubborn?
- He is
18. Who wakes up earlier?
- We both wake up at the same time
19. Where was your first date?
- Was to the movies and to Damions sports bar
20. Who has the bigger family?
- They both are pretty big
21. Do you get flowers often?
- No I get them every now and then which is how I like it. He shows me that he loves me everyday with his words and actions. I don't need a gift to prove that.
22.How do you spend the holidays?
- This year we will be spending it with both families
23. Who is more jealous?
- neither of us are.
24. How long did it take to get serious?
- a year or so
25. Who eats more?
- He does
26. What do you do for a living?
- I am a stay at home mom and he is a solider in the Army
27. Who does the laundry?
- I do
28. Who’s better with the computer?
- We both are
29. Who drives when you’re together?
- I do
30. What is your song?
- We dont have just one song, there are a lot of songs that fit us and our life together.
Posted by this crazy thing called life at 10:48 AM
Saturday, November 27, 2010
People really need to grow up. No one cares about what you have to say. You have said the same thing over and over again. Now it just comes out blah blah blah. Really come out with something new to say. You can't hurt anyone. You have nothing. You really need to get a hobby or a job because you have way to much time on your hands. Here is a tip why don't you actually graduate high school instead of lying about it, because guess what you got caught lying again. Just goes to show how pathetic you are! And shows that you really will end up be a nothing! Keep showing everyone that you life really does revolve around drama. We all know that you try to hurt other people to make yourself feel better. If I had to live your miserable life and marriage and I might do the same thing. Keep talking all the smack you want on everyone, because at the end of a day we could always use a couple more laughs.
Posted by this crazy thing called life at 11:32 AM
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
I don't and will never understand why people can't just be themselves. Why can't you be who you are with whoever you are friends with? If everyone had something in common and were all alike then that would be for a boring world!
I don't get why people have to lie about things they have accomplished, how their life is, how perfert their spouse or marriage is, how much money they have, they things they have or don't have. It's so childish and annoying.
Are you that ashamed of your life, your marriage, your possesions ect? Are you that insecure with your life? Not grateful for the life you have? Want what everyone else has or is going to have. Want where everyone is going and you aren't?
It's all annoying. And one day it all comes back around full force.
Posted by this crazy thing called life at 6:19 PM
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
So much going on. Things are so crazy. Starting with school. I changed my career choice again. I wish I could go to school for everything, that way I wouldn't have to choose. I think I finally have it now and I started my classes yesterday and passed two tests with flying colors. Looking forward to finishing the rest of my schooling. I want to set an example for my daughter. I want her to to finish high school and go onto college and accomplish great things. And by me pushing myself to my most potential I know I am setting a good example. I never want to her to not graduate school, I don't want her to be a dropout that never finishes school and is never going anywhere in her life, that has no experience and can't get a job. I want nothing but that best for her. I will do anything to make sure she has that.
Secondly, We are gearing up for our long drive across country. And I am proud that we are able to do this because I stuck to my guns and was able to get us a new car. Which might I add that I love. It's everything that we wanted in a car and more. I am excited and nervous to take this long trip across country. It will be an adventure that we will think back on. I can't wait to be back on the east coast near our families, I miss them so much.
We have so much to do in these next two or so months. Tons of packing. I am so excited, we have a beautiful house that we will be moving into. Tons of room and more spacious. A beautiful post with beautiful scenery. Snow tons of snow. Ava will really get to experience snow and I am looking forward to that.
I am going to miss my friends most of all. It will be a bitter sweet day when I have to leave and say goodbye.
Zack and I have worked really hard this deployment. We set goals and we accomplished them. Our marriage is stronger. We as individuals are stronger. He is a better father and husband. Everything is just better and stronger. I have never been so happy with the way my life has been going. And it is only up from here.
I love my husband and daughter more than anything else in the world. I am so grateful to have a loving and dedicated husband. A man that I can trust with my heart knowing I wont have to worry about him hurting me in anyway. A daughter that loves me no matter what. In here eyes sees me perfectly. There is nothing in the world better than that.
Posted by this crazy thing called life at 9:20 AM
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Something I have to forgive myself for is in believing that people change. I have been put through the ringer with my own mother, friends, and even a best friend. All because I think that you should always look for the best in people and give them the benifit of the doubt. Even after they have hurt me, I try to forgive and give them another chance. Some may call it stupid, but it's who I am. I have to forgive myself for being a nice person and believing people can change and be half decent people and wearing my heart on my sleeve. It's a lesson I have learned a few hard times. But it's starting to make me realize that some people just don't deserve my time or friendship or a realtionship with me.
Posted by this crazy thing called life at 6:54 AM
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Day 02 → Something you love about yourself.
Something that I love about myself. I love being a mom. I had a very bad childhood. Parents broke up when I was really young and went through a bad custody battle. I was put through the ringer with my mother. And one thing I promised myself was that when I had a child, that I would provide for them to the fullest and made sure they had stability and love. The day my daughter was born, I promised her she would never have to go through anything I ever did. She would have a normal and healthy life. In a way I am glad I went through everything I did. It taught me how to be strong and independent.
I love that no matter how crazy life can get and how stressing she can be sometimes, she will always be the greatest thing that has ever happened to me. I love that I can love her so unconditonally. She is perfect to me in a every sense of the word. I love being a mom. There could be nothing in this world as satisfying as being a mom. So the thing that I love about myself is being a mom :P
Posted by this crazy thing called life at 7:37 PM
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Day 01 → Something you hate about yourself.
There are few things I hate about myself. I think the biggest one I hate, is that I am too nice of a person and will do anything to help people out. I would give the shirt off back to someone if I could. Most would think this is a good thing not a bad a thing to hate about yourself. But being nice and caring about people makes me vunerable to people that like to suck me dry and then toss me away when they are done.
I guess I could be labeled as a people pleaser. I will help anyone out, even if I don't want to and just really want to say no. I can't say no. So I do it. But at times I feel that I get used and taken advantage of. There have people that have taken advantage of the fact they know I won't say no. That will make me feel bad they are in jam, knowing that I will help.
For some reason I can't say no and I can't seem to stop helping people. It's what I do and how I have always been. Even after getting burned countless time, I still help people out. More than I probally should.
This is something I really hate about myself. Because I have a heart and want to help people, I hate that I always wear my heart on my sleeve and it almost always gets throwin my face. I hate this more than anything else about myself. I know this is an issue but somehow I can't fix it.
Posted by this crazy thing called life at 12:06 AM
Saturday, August 7, 2010
30 days of truth
Day 01 → Something you hate about yourself.
Day 02 → Something you love about yourself.
Day 03 → Something you have to forgive yourself for.
Day 04 → Something you have to forgive someone for.
Day 05 → Something you hope to do in your life.
Day 06 → Something you hope you never have to do.
Day 07 → Someone who has made your life worth living for.
Day 08 → Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like shit.
Day 09 → 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
Posted by this crazy thing called life at 9:19 AM
Thursday, August 5, 2010
I am really starting to enjoy blogging, it's a nice outlet and beats my usual pen and my journal :P
Life is hectic but in a LITLLE bit of time, it will all come together and be as we know it. My amazing life! I will have the best husband in the world home. I can't wait to have my arms wrapped around him and to kiss him. All that will wash away this whole deployment, it will be sweet!
Ava, where do I begin lol. She is the most stubborn two year old I have ever met in my life :) Potty training is still a work in progress, some days are better than others, but I know she will get the hang of it, doesn't take her much time to get used to anything. She's getting to know all her colors and numbers and even says some of her ABC's, shes so smart. But has the attitude and tantrum of a tornado sometimes.
I am just so proud of the life we have. I have an amazing husband, a strong marriage, and beautiful, well rounded daughter. Amazing friends. And not everyone can say that, so I am counting my blessings.
We are making the most out of the time we have left here on the west coast. Some good and BAD memories. Lost and gained friends. But the true ones I will always treasure my memories with. I am sad to leave my friends but excited to head back to our family and start a new chapter. This new chapter is going to require a lot of changes for my family but all good and will only benefit them. I will do anything for my family to make sure they have everything they need and are happy. I am looking forward to these changes.
All in all things couldn't be better then they have been. I am loving my life and the way things have been. Life has been so easy and simple and fun. This is pretty much a ramble of randoms, but its what I am feeling.
Till next time...
Posted by this crazy thing called life at 6:50 PM
Saturday, July 31, 2010
This deployment is getting closer to the end. And I am getting so giddy. This second deployment wasn't easier than the first. A lot of things were different this time around that made it for a challenge at times. But we over came it, and came out on top. All this time apart is getting ready to end and his kiss and hug will make this all worth it. And to be able to look in his eyes and know that we have grown so much from this and our marriage is stronger than ever.
I have been staying so busy to make the time go extra fast. Nights are the hardest when I am sitting in the bed and I want to roll over and say good night and I can't. Soon I will be able to and I can't wait. My husband has worked really hard this deployment and had to go through a lot. I couldn't be any prouder of him and for what he has done and the man he has made himself.
I am happy to say Deployment-0 Budrecki Family-2!!!!
Posted by this crazy thing called life at 8:48 PM
Monday, July 19, 2010
New to the blogging world, but since all the "cool kids" are doing it, I thought it would be a good outlet to distress and just let it all out from the everyday troubles.
S0 many changes. Our princess is getting potty trained and is doing amazing. Who knew that some princess panties and letting her use the big potty on her own would do the trick :) She is such a smart cookie, speaking new words everyday and is putting together sentences. It amazes me how much a little girl can take in so much information and learn so much on a daily basis. She never ceases to amaze me. I am one proud momma. I have had to make some changes in myself and my life. I am learning that I am too nice of a person and wear my heart on my sleeve. It took a lesson to be learned for me to realize I will not do handouts anymore and won't help people out anymore. Comes back to bite you in the ass when you expose things. But it was a lesson learned. I am brushing it off and just being done it with it all. All the "things" I lost can be replaced and in the end doesn't matter to me if I "won" or "lost" I have learned who my real friends are through this learning experience and I am grateful for them all. My hands are washed and I have learned from this all and am moving on and it's only up from here :P
I am so excited to finish school, just a few more months and I will be proud to say I have a bachelors degree :O) Never in a million years thought I would be on the track that I am. I can't wait till everything falls into place. Hopefully all this work will pay off when I get accepted to ocs.
These next few months are going to be crazy but so worth it . We are ending a years long deployment. This deployment has not been the greatest for my husband and I. But we came through once again and stronger than ever. I never knew that my love could still to this day grow more and more for that man. He has been my backbone and has supported me in everything I have wanted to do or dreamed to do and a million thanks to him would never cover how grateful I am to have him as my soul mate and my best friend.
I am excited for my husband to come home and my family to be whole again. We get to get our new car. So looking forward that!! Our family coming out here to visit. Our trips we have planned and our move to Fort Drum. I have had the chance to get to know some pretty amazing girls there and I am excited for the move there. Especially to be closer to our families. I would have to say that is the biggest aspect I am looking forward to, being able to drive home and not spend hundreds on a plane ticket. And being able to make several more trips home and not just at holidays like now.
I am getting so giddy with all the homecoming planning and getting all the decor and all the plans together. I can't believe that in a SHORT while I will have my husband back!! And I get to be happy again.
I am living my life to the fullest, making memories with some pretty amazing woman that I get to call friends. I have been blessed with so much. And I am so grateful. I am no longer going to allow conflict and drama in my life. And thus far my life has been so peaceful. Things are great and it's only going to get better :P
Till Next Time
Posted by this crazy thing called life at 11:26 PM