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Just Get There!

After writing up yesterday's adventures, I was in the hotel doing laundry. Going into to switch the load to the dryer, I discovered that someone had graciously moved my wet things to the top of the dryer and put their clothes in. (There was only one dryer.) 11pm is not when I want to be… Continue reading Just Get There!

Dogs · Family · Writing

Adventure Awaits!

When the rep walked up to the house we were about to turn back over to the military housing company, I bristled at her container of Lysol wipes. The wipes wouldn't have been a big deal, but paired with her attitude, I got a little defensive. I get that they have to make sure the… Continue reading Adventure Awaits!

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

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Unexpected Magic

We’ve been planning this trip ever since we knew we’d be living this close. As we entered the gates and I saw the spires of the castle, the familiar characters, the Christmas carols playing over the sound system, I was overwhelmed. It’s been 30 years since I’ve been here. Magic Kingdom - Holiday Season There… Continue reading Unexpected Magic

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

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Flow

Like any good road trip/family vacation, there are nuggets of joy tucked in amongst the agony of the drive, the "are we there yets?" and the hustle and bustle of traveling during the holidays. We've been able to see Eric's family, celebrate Christmas, and even Santa came and delivered his goods in our hotel room!… Continue reading Flow

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Back to Real Life

Sigh. I had a feeling this would happen. I just didn't expect it so soon. Sitting in the airport, drinking a lovely cup of coffee I am missing my my family something fierce. I can't wait to get back to them, to our home, and our life. It has been a fun weekend, awesome to… Continue reading Back to Real Life

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So…This Happened….

The friend I came here to see works for Microsoft. They launch retail stores all over and she travels to the various cities for store set ups and grand openings. With each store opening there is talent booked as well. This could be singers or professional athletes. In Dallas, it was The Band Perry and… Continue reading So…This Happened….

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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

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I’m Leavin’ on a Jet Plane…

Only I DO know when I'll be back again. Sunday. I have exactly three and a half days to remember what it was like to be my own person. To not have any real responsibilities. Driving in the rain, my mind imagines all kinds of catastrophes, all completely unrealistic. This is not a reflection on… Continue reading I’m Leavin’ on a Jet Plane…