Army Life

glad that month is over…

Good gracious January was hard! I’m hoping that February will bring happier days. If those days happen to be laced with good sleep and lots of productivity that would be a bonus. I don’t know what it is about the 3rd baby but my body seems to be embracing the beached whale stage a bit prematurely. And boy am I…

and we’re back

And then I took a 2 months break. My sincerest apologies! Thankfully I have a good reason! {not that i feel i have to justify it to you but explanations are always nice} Well several good reasons. Let’s view them chronologically; shall we? Way back in November we found out that we are pregnant with another Army Brat! We had…

in the not quite christmas spirit

That’s our Jesse Tree sitting sad and empty yesterday before it received it’s first ornament. Normally the season of Advent get’s me all excited but this year I’m a wee bit distracted. We have 2 HUGE things on the table for the first part of the year and it’s hard not to be completely focused on them. One of them…

11.11.11

Today is 11.11.11. That in itself is pretty fun. I actually have a friend from High School in labor right now although I think she missed the 11:11 am delivery. I remember in college my BFF and her then boyfriend (now husband) used to look at the clock at 11:11 and say, “Make a wish!” Today is even more special…

my cheat sheet

Stroke of genius yesterday evening. I decided to make myself a recipe cheat sheet. And since I am now the very proud owner of a laminator {don’t judge} I became giddy at having a perfectly suited project. My poor Soldier lost access to the TV for the better part of the evening because it doubles as my computer monitor. I…

friday confession

The itsy bitsy, teeniest, tiniest portion of myself is looking forward to My Soldier deploying. {major emphasis on itsy bitsy, teeniest, tiniest} Ok, first a disclaimer and then hear me out. If there was a way for My Soldier to legally not deploy and maintain his integrity I’d be all over it. I don’t want to be without My Soldier…

bucket list: island side

I realized today that I need to make my Hawaii bucket list. A move is not imminent but My Soldier is leaving the island soon and one of two scenarios will take place: 1. My Soldier will get into the Army school he’s been working towards since day 1 and he comes home early from deployment to then turn around…

the runaway train

Today I’m in a funk. I got an e-mail from someone in my FRG {family readiness group} that basically states all the events leading up to My Soldiers next deployment. Looking at that date on the calendar somehow made it more final. Just a few more months before we send him Down Range for a year. It seriously feels like…

slow-paced life

I lead a really slow-paced life. Despite what the world tries to tell me a slower pace is the best thing for me and my family. I had no convictions about being a stay-at-home-mom or homemaker until college. It wasn’t how I was raised and honestly wasn’t appealing. I didn’t want kids until a summer missions trip to Uganda changed…

on chores aka the best part of my helper’s life

We’ve reached that age. We have decided to implement some simple daily chores to instill some responsibility. For a 4 and a 3 year old it is probably loooong overdue. I’ve never loved the idea of a chore chart and gold stars. {don’t get me wrong, i love me some gold stars} It’s just not my organizational style and it…