We military spouses have a distinct advantage when it comes to the excitement department: homecoming. There is no word that stirs such excitement, anticipation, and impatience like knowing your spouse is coming home from a long deployment. My spouse recently came home after a 1 year deployment cycle, and as each one comes and goes, … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Excitement
The countdowns have begun in my head: "Only 1 more gallon of milk until he gets home." "Last 2 episodes of Deadliest Catch until we can watch them together." "The next grocery run, I'll be stocking the fridge with his favorites." "The next time I mop the floor, will be the last time I mop … Continue reading Reason #472 Why I Am Over this Deployment.
Most of us are familiar with this image: With all the romance and nostalgia this photo evokes, you might be led to believe we military folk lead extraordinarily dramatic lives. Well, we do. Sort of. For some, the deployments get easier. I don't agree. The longer we are together, I seem to love him more … Continue reading What Homecomings Are REALLY Like
I didn't get it for a long time. My husband is the social one. I ALWAYS have a great time when we go places and attend parties or other such work functions, but my nature is to be more of a homebody. Putting myself out there, having "witty repartee" with strangers while not simultaneously spilling … Continue reading To The Military Community
As we gear up to move I find myself more and more excited. I love to move. Really. Yes, it's a headache, yes, it's even more of a trauma with kiddos, but I still love it. Taking the time to review belongings, purging what is no longer needed, cleaning and gearing up for the big … Continue reading Wonder and Grattitude
With the onset of fall, the upcoming hustle and bustle of the Halloween/Thanksgiving/Christmas hoopla, I'm feeling a bit nostalgic about our life (and weather) in Hawaii. There is much I do not miss about life in Hawaii, but when I'm freezing my tootsies off in the pacific northwest rain, wearing warm boots and still cranking … Continue reading Ripples
Ah! There is nothing like a good get-away vacation! The kids and I joined my sister and her family for a week at their cabin in Idaho! So much fun! Hannah is ready to ride!! Lucky for us - Uncle has some awesome quads!! My kids were in serious heaven! Hannah and I headed … Continue reading Idaho vacation!