Faith and Personal Growth · Family · Homeschool · Homeschooling · Writing

Do Something. Anything.

Quarantining, pandemics, civil unrest, politics, hurricanes and typhoons, 2020 you're not playing. Like many people, current events and a near-constant onslaught of horrifying information coming at us over this year has left me antsy. We covered an overview of American History this year in homeschool. We discussed not only what was in the text book,… Continue reading Do Something. Anything.

Faith and Personal Growth · Family · Writing

Gratitude, Always

There is tired, and then there’s tired. The kind of tired you feel when you have done way more than there is time for, more than you’d planned, and are sleep deprived on top of it all. It’s the kind of tired you feel when you have to tuck your chin down, keep your feet… Continue reading Gratitude, Always

Dogs · Writing

Those Moments

I have loved the ocean as long as I can remember. It's unknown depths, countless lives beneath the surface, and breathtaking beauty are simply mesmerizing. I always come away from the beach stunned and in awe of this extraordinary planet. We've had the distinct privilege of living near many oceanside locations: Beach on NAS Whidbey… Continue reading Those Moments

Dogs · Family · Writing

Friend

With a prompt like "friend", writing about it could take many directions. Having previously contemplated adult friendships, this time I immediately thought of our dogs. These 3 have changed our lives in so many ways. I am forever grateful for Hannah's insistence that we needed a pet. Then both kids' persistence that they needed a… Continue reading Friend

Dogs · Family

It Happened. Again.

We adopted another dog. Again. My poor husband!  Along with our Chihuahua/Pug mix, and our Chihuahua/Terrier, we now have a Terrier/Lab lovebug! Yes, for cat people we are now dog gone crazy! (Couldn't resist!) Life with this lug has been interesting! He has about 30-35lb on Buck and Whitney.  He loves everyone and is eager to please! He… Continue reading It Happened. Again.

Dogs · Family

Dog Love

This may come off as a rambling of my love affair with my dog. Or it may be my endorphin high talking. Or perhaps a combination of both. I have always loved animals, but somehow this is just different. When Eric and I were first married, he deployed and I had a dumb-attack and adopted… Continue reading Dog Love

Dogs · Family

What I Didn’t See Coming

I knew having a pet would be great. We've had animals before, but the kids have not. I knew they would love whatever animal we adopted. What I didn't see coming is the way I would feel watching them learn, love, and grow with this animal. Seriously. It's been 2 days. I can't believe I'm… Continue reading What I Didn’t See Coming

Family · Health and Fitness

Big Time Small Town

As a mother of military kiddos, I often marvel at the idea of living in a small town, putting down roots, and having them grow up from kindergarten through 12th grade in the same school district. Does anyone do that anymore? It seems like it would be idyllic in some ways, a nice idea, but… Continue reading Big Time Small Town

Faith and Personal Growth · Family · Writing

Two Notes

It's been a week. T-ball fun (and tears), getting difficult news, and capping off the week was a dental appointment that didn't go well at all. Fillings were to be put in, but after 2 hours of trying to get Jake to drink the sedation medicine, the dentist no longer had time to do them. Jake… Continue reading Two Notes