Sunday, December 30, 2007

A NO Brainer...

It seems as though Chad has adopted a new desire while he's been stuck over there in the desert. He wants us to get a ferret. My response: "Ummmm, let me think....NO WAY! Ferret's are just furry rats. Why would you want one of those in our house?".

Well, it turns out he has had ferrets as pets before when he was growing up. Old Thelma & Louise were just the greatest of pets because they just hang out and play and cuddle with you. No thanks babe! If we were to get any animal, it would absolutely be a dog first. Then maybe I would consider a ferret...but only if our dog hated them. haha. jk.

Not only that, but if we did get one, he wants to name it Moholub (turns out that is the name of one of the airports they fly into over there, but seriously?!). A ferret named Moholub...just what I've always dreamed of. Maybe the sand is starting to get to him...haha. I better get him home before he wants a pet pig named Oscar. I still love you dearly, but no ferrets, my sweet! :0)
<-----Furry rat...haha.

Real vs. Fake...

My wonderful husband and I have many conversations about things that may or may not happen for us in the future. And since we still haven't spent a Christmas together since we've been together, we haven't been able to do all of the fun Christmas decorating and fun holiday things that new married couples do. The good thing is that we have both been brought up the same when it comes to having a huge Christmas celebration with the whole family involved, stockings stuffed on the mantle, and present-opening early on Christmas morning. But what we do not agree on is the livelihood of our Christmas tree.

Now it seems as though he is being pretty adamant about getting a real tree "because it's just not Christmas without a real tree in the living room where you can turn the lights on and enjoy them for the weeks before the big day". Yes, I agree, but nothing in the "Preparation for a Successful Christmas Celebration" books does it say that it is 100% necessary to have to put up with pine needles all over the floor and the nuisance of watering an already dying tree. Did I mention that I'm allergic to all but one kind of Christmas tree? Well, I mentioned it to Chad, but that didn't seem to do much for my defense...shucks!

I on the other hand would rather get a fake, but fluffy, Christmas tree that will actually FIT in our slightly cramped condo. I just feel as though I'm thinking more logically, because I guarantee you that if he does win in the end, HE will be vacuuming everyday and watering the tree on his own :). Oh yea, and did I mention we are also bickering (with a playful nature of course) about the color of the lights on the tree? Both of us have always had multicolored lights on our Christmas trees growing up and he feels as though the tradition should continue. I, on the other hand, feel as though it is now our time to start our own family traditions for ourselves. I would like white lights with a collection of silver/white/blue ornaments with a snowflake theme. It'd look great in our house and pretty, because I will have done it :)! haha.

Looks as though we might end up having two different trees. Nothing like compromising in a marriage, huh?! haha. I love him. We are the perfect mesh of the ying and the just gets messy sometimes, haha!

Friday, December 28, 2007

MY honey...

So, I was initially going to get to spend New Years in Orlando with my favorite in-laws in the world. Unfortunately, plans changed a bit and I couldn't make it out there, so, I developed the genius idea for me to go visit my wonderful friend Cassandra, who is a dedicated reader...ah thank you :) haha. So I call her up, tell her I'm throwing the idea around in my head, and we both start mustering up our ideas of how lovely spending New Years together would be. It would be WAY less crappy than spending it 'alone', OF COURSE! So, we look for tickets, weighing the options of me driving an 18-hour round trip to Little Rock or flying for approximately the same price. Well, God bless Southwest Airlines and their military rates. They saved me about $150, and on very short notice. So, a good wife would do, I postpone my extravagant traveling ideas for a split second until I can consult my wonderful husband about the possible getaway that we are both looking so much forward to now! The tricky part comes in when I remind you that we are trying to focus all of our efforts on becoming completely financially free over this deployment. We are being responsible adults and taking charge of our own pocket books by not paying anyone we don't have to, anymore! 'Eliminate the Debt' is the motto of this deployment, and to give us a little credit, we have already accomplished some great things! I am very proud of us! Anywho, me being the guilty and unselfish person I am, I feel bad for spending the money that we could be spending on meeting our goals, to go take a vacation for a week while he's still miserable over there, doing the same old things everyday. But this is the great point I wanted to make...My husband is wonderful to me because this is how he responded to my guilty conscience/permission e-mail today (haha). (Hopefully he doesn't mind that I'm sharing it with you for I did not ask permission to do so, haha ;))

"Hey Darling,

First, I love you. With every beat of my heart. Second, yes if you didnt go, we could pay that money towards something else. But then you wouldn't get to go to arkansas and spend time with your friend and get a break and have fun and thats what I want. I'm your husband and my job is to see you happy. And that is why we work. To have the ability to have happy lives and do the things we want to do. And P.S.....if we wait till all the bills are paid and all the responsible things are taken care of, then we will NEVER get to have fun. So smile, buy your tickets, and I love you.

---Your Chad"

I just love him and can't wait to have him back in my arms soon! Girls, wait til you get one like this! He's one of those that many like to refer to as a "keeper"! Love him...and now you understand why, just a little better! :)

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Goodness, Gracious, Great Balls of...Laziness :)

Well, hello again everybody! I am very, very sorry that my hands have been too tired to type and my mind too crazy to muster up words for you on a daily basis, but rest assured, I am back now. I have officially and successfully survived the Christmas season at the Shipping Point...a.k.a. mailing center that attracts the biggest and bestest dummies of San Angelo (for some reason unexplained, haha). YAY!! I really did think there for a lil while that I wasn't going to make it, so a true feat for me is what we speak of! haha.

Well, to catch you up on the past couple of weeks...I worked a lot, worked even more, and then worked again. I think I accomplished wrapping approximately 200 gifts (at work, not including any of mine) for other people. What a great time that is! You get to see what's in them (which very rarely is anything to get excited about) but you never get to see anybody open them, which we all know is the fun part of gift-giving. So, needless to say, it's a rather bland task. But it's over with and I can now be considered a 'professional wrapper'....yay...just don't ask me to give you a beat! ;) hehe.

As most of you might have noticed, it was Christmas yesterday! Yay for Jesus' birthday! I must admit that it was a rather lovely day with the family, considering one of the biggest links in the chain was missing. I really did miss Chad and was pouty for a little while, but as he would like me to do, I bucked up and enjoyed the time I got to spend with my fam. I received presents including my wonderful & most favoritest perfume (Estee Lauder Beautiful Sheer) & a sensual massage from my wonderful husband (those were my faves). We also got a lot of kitchen-ware that we realized we needed in the short amount of time we had to live together before he left. Also, an Ipod armband, the sweetest, softest neck wrap & bathtub pillow on earth, a hott black jacket, and some cute tanks, to name a few things. We then drank Mimosas and watched Jeff Dunham's Spark of Insanity comedy dvd...hilarious. Then we proceeded to play family games which included Jeff Foxworthy's "You might be a redneck if..." game and CatchPhrase- Song Edition til late in the night. It was a great day overall, but would have been much sweeter with my honey here.

I mostly felt badly for Chad and the guys overseas. I know spending time together (just like they do everyday) with the Playstation & tv shows is fun and all, but there's nothing in the world like family and the ones you love. A wannabe Christmas feast in a cafeteria setting just doesn't do Christmas justice, so thank you guys. And I'm ashamed that we take for granted all of the time we get to spend with our family's on a regular basis. I am very blessed to be here to spend it with mine. Now on to New Years...

Sunday, December 9, 2007

It's getting closer...

Well, looks like this Christmas season is only going to allow me to accomplish writing a blog once a week, haha. Busy-ness at work is picking up as all the crazies like to come out to play...and ship things. You would not believe the idiots there are in this town. It takes everything within me sometimes to just force a deep breath and laugh at people who are too imcompetent to prep a package for shipping. I mean seriously, we do EVERYTHING for you so it really shouldn't be hard at all...for anyone...including 3 or 4 year olds, but somehow teens and adults alike gleam during their moments of pure stupidity. It makes me scared to be on the same roads as them...seriously. But anyways, enough about work!

Christmas is QUICKLY approaching! Goodness gracious...only 16 more days! We just got the tree up & I've began wrapping my gifts to others so I'm still a lil ahead of the rest! Looking back, I think I may have spent over my Christmas allowance, but I just couldn't resist. I have a compulsive disorder this year that makes me keep buying for people (often accidentally) multiple times. Maybe I shall return a few things and take my balance to a slightly lower place. But I like all of my gifts so much, hah! What to do, what to do! I mean, Christmas only comes around once a year, right?! (that's my justification and I'm sticking to it!;0)) I love Christmas! I just wish Chad was here to play Christmas with us!
Well, if I was unable to get a Christmas card to you this year, then enjoy a Christmas wish on here!

Friendly wishes for a warm
& wonderful holiday season!
Merry Christmas &
Happy New Year!
With Love,
Chad & Kelly Sellers

Sunday, December 2, 2007

In a Shoppin' Frenzy...

Wow, I can't believe it's been since Tuesday that I last wrote on this thing! This week was CRAM-packed with activity. I've worked everyday (but Sunday of course) & my body is feeling it! I've come to realize a couple things over the course of this week and I think I will share them with you. Number one, my feet are super flat! No shoes have been deemed comfortable & it's making me kinda crazy. I stand on my feet for a good 8 1/2 hours straight everyday at work, making the comfort of my little feetsies a very important thing. I have everything from Puma's, Nike's, New Balances, & flops...and none of them are doing me any good. I've tried in-soles &'s almost become ridiculous. Oh well, I guess I shall just give up on trying to get comfortable.

Number two, I have discovered that I am becoming a shop-o-holic (probably not something Chad will be too excited about, haha). I really do enjoy shopping (step one in the program...admittance of your addiction :)). I know there are a lot of people out there that hate it, but I just like shopping a whole lot. I will even go to just 'browse' places for what kinds of goodies they have without buying anything. I'll admit, shopping without money to buy anything makes me angry & I don't like that at all. But, shopping with a goal and a purpose, like for Christmas, is great fun! This year, I am trying to 'think outside of the box' when it comes to the gifts I'm buying for people. It seems like common gifts every year are candles, frames, albums, home decor, etc. and I'm tired of giving those. So this year, I'm going for creative and useful. I think it's going to be a good combination!

My mother & sister & I spent 8 hours shopping this Saturday, hitting all of the hot spots of San Angelo (which is actually becoming better as the months go by). And you may not believe it, but we didn't accomplish everything we had hoped to in that slot of time, so we went at it again today for another 6 hours. Crazy shopper ladies! :) It was fun & I got a LOT accomplished! I'm on a path towards success this holiday season! Ho Ho Ho everyone!