Picking Up Chicks

The military has afforded us the opportunity to make some incredible friends. INCREDIBLE. Friends who I cried for as we or they moved on to the next adventure. Friends who I still chat with via social media and text, and yes, even by phone. There have also been what I call "friend fails". Those would … Continue reading Picking Up Chicks

Questioning Tradition

We all have that friend. That person in your world that bucks the mainstream and does their own thing. Recently such a person in my circle posted about how they don't celebrate many national holidays, but instead, as a family have chosen to make new traditions that align more with their values. I have to admit, my … Continue reading Questioning Tradition

Mommy Getaway – Day 1

After dropping my bags at the hotel, I was starving so I decided to grab some lunch. Definitely delicious! Not only because it was yummy salmon and fresh veggies, but I didn't cook it! And the bonus? Eating uninterrupted! Wanting to get some pampering in, I was sad to learn that this particular hotel does … Continue reading Mommy Getaway – Day 1

Race Report: 2014 Whidbey Island Half Marathon

Running this year's half marathon was awesome for a couple of reasons. First off, hubby was home so he was able to be with the kids AND cheer me on. It was also the 3rd in a series of 3 - so all of my race medals match! (It really is all about the race … Continue reading Race Report: 2014 Whidbey Island Half Marathon

Good Fences?

We've been blessed by having really great neighbors most of my life. Growing up we lived next door to childhood friends. We had campouts in the backyard and our families regularly had dinner together. After getting married, we've been fortunate to live next to some really awesome people, many of which have become long term friends. … Continue reading Good Fences?