Life

grab a tissue

So My Soldier has been home for a week. You should all be jealous because that means My Helper, The Cadet and I have been spoiled rotten for a week. Thus far reintegration has been overshadowed by the chaos of PCSing {which thus far isn’t going well}. I mentioned last week that our friend Amy of Amy Copeland Photo took…

he’s home!!!

!!!! {pardon my gratuitous exclamation point usage} !!!! !! ! {ok, i’m done} ! After what seems like the world’s longest and simultaneously shortest deployment My Soldier is home from The Afghanistan! {cue the hallelujah chorus} We picked him up yesterday and I have spent the last 18 hours reveling in the fact that our family feels whole again. This…

First, An Apology

First off, many many apologies for my 2 month absence {2 months! i’m a terrible person}. In case you were curious about the unexpected disappearance (and even if you weren’t curious) here’s the low down. The 2nd month of deployment sucks. Like sink into a wee bit of a depression it was so low. That on top of growing this…

c’est la vie

Anything that can go wrong, typically will go wrong, and all in the 1st month of deployment. At least that’s our experience. Last deployment I had house issues, illness and a kid with a broken arm all within a few weeks of My Soldier leaving. This deployment seems to be no different. {and i have the added bonus of being…

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…

preparing to prepare

Hello little blog! My family left this weekend and we hit the ground running trying to get the house back in order. {not to mention the vast effort we’ve put into getting the army brats back in order} Yesterday I finally felt like we were back in the swing of things and then I realized that Thanksgiving is next week!…

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…