Thursday, November 18, 2010

Just a sample

Here is just a sampling of pictures I have taken with my NEW camera.  The pictures are crisp and clear.  AMAZING!

(thanks to my girls for being my "models")

(I didn't get pictures of #3 because she was "busy" playing with her friends.  NO PICTURES MOM!)

My new toy....

My Marine went ABOVE and BEYOND this year for my birthday! (it's NOT till 11/24)  I have always wanted one of these...
 Well last week he ordered it and it came already..... and after discussing with the "troops" (aka our girls) He let me open it..... early!  I was SHOCKED to say the least.  The box was HUGE!  To my surprise my wonderful Marine not only got me the camera but this too

so now I have to play around with it and figure out HOW TO USE IT!  Hey, MAYBE I will even take a photography class.  Yes I am in HEAVEN!  I LOVE my present!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

19 years ago today

19 years ago today I made the best decision of my life (up until that point) I started dating this guy
This was when Haylee (our 1st baby) was about 1 yr old.
I don't get many pictures of my Marine, as he can stand to have them taken.  But here are just a few over the years. (most of them are within the last 3 years since I haven't downloaded or scanned in the old ones yet)

I am so blessed to have this guy in my life!  He truly is my strength.  We have been through more than our share of trials, but we have stuck together and kept going.  It has ALL been worth it!  I wouldn't change it for the world.
We started dating Nov 13, 1991 and we were married May 31, 1997. We had our first baby Mar 23, 1998 and we were sealed as an eternal family Aug. 29, 1998 in the San Diego, CA Temple.

Friday, November 12, 2010

MilSpouse Friday Fill In

Were you named after anyone?

No I wasnt.  My 2 older sisters names started with "J" and so my parents figured my name needed to as well.  I was named Jenifer (yes with 1 "N") Nicol (with No "E" at the end) and they were gonna call me Nicol.  But that didn't happen.  By the time my mom brought me home from the hospital, my 2 older sister knew my name was Jenifer... thanks to my Grandpa :)

(after filling this out and talking to my Marine... he says Ya I was named after somebody... my brother, he was born before me! LOL   He, my marine that is, is WAY faster at things like that than me)

What color, if any, are your toenails usually painted?

They are always painted RED! (unless its a holiday and then I sometimes go with the color of the holiday to mix it up a little

How do you flush a public toilet? Hands? Feet? Something else?

I always use my foot. 

When you were a little kid, which TV character did you have a crush on?

Doogie Howser M.D.

Let's say you had to lose one of your five senses (sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell). Which one would you choose? Why?

my sense of smell I think.  Then I wouldn't have to smell stinky diapers, stinky trashcans or my hubby's stinkiness when he comes home from work! LOL

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thank you To ALL those that serve

 I am so grateful for those I know that have served or are serving now....
My dad, David AC Lightbourn,  US Army Military Police in Italy 
My Husband GySgt. Conrad, US Marine Corps
and MANY friends and loved ones.
THANK YOU! for your service to this great Nation!


Happy 235th Birthday Marine Corps

Happy 235th Birthday Marine Corps.  The greatest fighting force in the World!  I am so glad I have one of your own to call MINE!

I cut my hair again

Well I finally gave in and went to have my hair "fixed".  Last time time I got it cut (by my friend, who has cut it for 2 years now) she did a HORRIBLE job.  It was supposed to be A-Line.  Like it has been for a while now.  Well it was totally lopsided  and looked funny, well at least I thought it did.  I had it done right before my Marine come home from this deployment. And just 3 weeks later it looks bad.  So I went to the beauty shop on the base to have it fixed.  $27 dollars later it it shorter than I wanted and still uneven.... and worse yet she razor cut it so its not even AT ALL!  Good thing hair grows out.  

Here is the results:

Well  I like the back at least...

Thursday, November 4, 2010


So on FACEBOOK alot of my friends are doing the 30 days of being THANKFUL.  Well now that it is the 4th of November, I figured I would Jump on that bandwagon and do my THANKFUL list.... Hey MAYBE, just MAYBE it will help me Blog more often in having to ADD to the list EVERYDAY!

So here is the first 4 THANKFUL'S:

1- I am Thankful for the BEST husband in the world! (glad he is HOME safe after a LONG deployment) We are getting ready to CELEBRATE 19 years together as of Nov 13th.

2- I am Thankful for my AWESOME daughters! I am such a LUCKY mommy.  They bring so much joy and happiness to my life.

3- I am Thankful to be able to stay Home and be a Mommy (this is job enough for me)  It is my "dream job" and wouldn't have it any other way!

4- I am Thankful for the my Faith.... it is what keeps me going when times are tough.  

5-  I am Thankful for my family.....How truly blessed I am to have the GREATEST parents and siblings! They are not only my family but my greatest friends.  My dad always taught is growing up that "Friends will come and go but your FAMILY will ALWAYS be there!"  It is so true even after all these years. And now that is something that I teach my girls.

6-  I am thankful for my friends. They strengthen me and lift me up when I am feeling down. I have some pretty awesome friends :)
7-  I am thankful for the Marine Corps.... Thankful that my husband has a job

8th- I am thankful for the scriptures.... they are so powerful.

9th- I am thankful for the sunrise. I actually am grateful that I have been able to watch the sunrise so many morning's taking Haylee to school.

10th- I am thankful for the quiet. The time to sit and ponder and reflect on things

11th- Today I am thankful for Freedom. The freedom that was fought for
many years ago.The freedom that many people lost their lives for. The freedom some take for granted. But I certainly Don't! The freedom to worship as I please. The freedom to live as I want and make my own choices.  FREEDOM ISN'T FREE!




Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Happy Birthday to my sweet 2 year old

Happy Birthday to my BIG 2 year old DELANEY!

It is truly hard to believe that she has grown so big already.  It really does seem like yesterday that she was squirmy around in my belly and my belly looked like this

with my little "pumpkin" who didn't want to come out.  But mommy was SOOOO ready for her to come.  And then she arrived.  Here are just some of my favorites... funny faces and smiles :)

(this one was taken this morning... my BIG 2 year old!)

We had a Fun "DORA PARTY" at the park with friends... Dora cake and all

Then Elmo Cupcakes at home with daddy and sisters...  All in all we had a SUPER day CELEBRATING this special little girl.  WE LOVE YOU DELANEY NICOL.  We are SO glad you are a part of our family!