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!

Family · Writing

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!

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

Family

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

Faith and Personal Growth · Family · Photography

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)

Family · Health and Fitness

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

Health and Fitness · Writing

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

Family

Old vs. New

It has been a crazy couple of weeks getting settled and unpacked!! Went for an icy bike ride with the kiddos today and am gearing up for working out in the morning bootcamp style with my mom and sister! Over the past week or so I've noticed some astonishing differences being back in my hometown… Continue reading Old vs. New

Faith and Personal Growth · Family · Photography

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!