Transitions

When people ask, "How do you do it?!" while shaking their heads in wonder, I typically answer something to the effect of "We do what we have to do," or "Home is where the military sends us, so we make the best of it," or something along those lines. It's heartwarming to have lived in … Continue reading Transitions

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

Our Swelfies

Anyone that's read this blog or (knows me in real life) knows that I LOVE accountability when it comes to fitness! What started out as a fun idea to take sweaty selfies and keep each other motivated to workout and be consistent has since turned into many things. It's often more than just physical. It's … Continue reading Our Swelfies

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

“Real” Friends

Not only was the subject of friendship a WordPress Daily Prompt today, but it's something that I've been mulling over the past few weeks. Last weekend I had the pleasure of running a 5-miler with a dear friend who I haven't seen outside of cyberspace in 6 months - entirely too long! Catching up with … Continue reading “Real” Friends

Being Open

Three years living in Hawaii encompassed a large amount of sun, beaches, getting fit, and personal growth more than anything. Lessons that I think I have mastered, and then something will come up from behind and smack me upside the head. Recently I was asked to "friend" someone on social media that I'd met a … Continue reading Being Open

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?