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!

What a Year!

The kids have the same English teacher at our school. All year long they have a weekly contest called “Giggles”. This contest involves writing a sentence and correctly placing all commas. First one done wins for that week. At the end of the year, the student with the most wins becomes a “Comma Master” and … Continue reading What a Year!

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

PCS – Permanent Change of Station

PCS season is upon us and this time around it's our turn. (Anyone else find the humor in that acronym? PERMANENT Change of Station...It's anything but permanent!) Well we are down to just days before the packers come to remind us of just how much stuff we have (and how much crap we don't need). … Continue reading PCS – Permanent Change of Station

Make My Tummy Go Gooey! (Aka the post with 1000 pictures)

For as long as I can remember, I've had a fear of heights. I remember climbing along rooftops with my father as he was building houses when I was really young, but since about 4 or 5 years old, heights and I do not get along. As a kid, we went to carnivals when they came to … Continue reading Make My Tummy Go Gooey! (Aka the post with 1000 pictures)

Hannah’s Celebration Festivities and a Weekend Away

On Hannah's birthday, we attended Eric's work picnic. There was a cool rock wall to climb. Hannah loved it, but liked the swinging back down more than the climbing up. Eric got into it too, and made it to the top to ring the bell! Of course he made it look effortless. And Jake climbed … Continue reading Hannah’s Celebration Festivities and a Weekend Away

Bittersweet Love Affair

Ah, sweet Half Marathon. We started out not sure if we would like each other very much a couple of years ago. You with your attractive 13.1, me with my newly healed shins and proper running shoes. It was destiny, seeing you across the "room" of Honolulu. Then you made eye contact with me and … Continue reading Bittersweet Love Affair

See You Laters and Welcome Back!

Now that we have our internet up and the house is starting to look like a home as the cardboard sea subsides.....I had to take a moment to share our See You Laters and our Welcome Backs! Jayde was my neighbor in Hawaii - STRONG CHICKS!! So much fun to workout one last time where … Continue reading See You Laters and Welcome Back!