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Going Home?

In God’s infinite kindness, the Army let us know (very early) that we will {ok might, in the army it’s always might} be moving back to Hawaii come May. Being the realist that I am, the excitement will come when I am settling us into and decorating The Island House part deux. Thankfully everyone I know has outwardly expressed the…

Dining Room

The Dining Room in the Southern House

Here it is! The dining room here in The Southern House. Although it’s our dining room we tend to use it more for school, My Soldier studying, sewing projects, coloring, and setting stuff down and not touching it for weeks. {totally had to move piles of flight school paraphernalia off of the table to take these photos} We do very…

and so it begins

My Soldier left on Monday to start the first of many courses in flight school. So once again he’s gone. And since he is gone, we have resumed a slower pace of life. I make a point to remove all stress-inducers from our life. Keeping busy is not how we thrive when My Soldier is away. Business and I don’t…

7 years

09.24.05 That’s the date I married My Soldier. He wasn’t a soldier then. He was just the boy who stole my ♥. Today is our 7th anniversary. 7 years ago I put on this dress… and took a few pictures… and saw this boy for the first time… and he took me for a walk… and told me for the…

on raising army brats

I unashamedly call my 3 children the Army Brats. Largely because that is what they are. Army Brat (or Military Brat) is a term that most people are familiar with. Sadly, in American culture it can have a negative connotation because of it’s association with the the term ‘brat.’ But when I say ‘Army Brat’ it really should be ‘Army…

my favorite baby gear

Which ever company first capitalized on paranoid first time mothers has likely made billions. Seriously, there are entire stores filled with stuff you need for the 1st 2 years of life alone. {shaking my head} I am kind of thankful that we’ve been either too poor or too seasoned to fall victim to the madness. When we found out we…

from house to home

I’m the type of girl who sets roots. I’d prefer to set them deep. {i’d also prefer to set those roots in the pacific northwest…but that’s neither here nor there} I want to buy an old craftsman cottage in a major city and fix it up. If I spun that dream out a bit it would involve years of pouring…

on mothering my 3rd

The Peanut will be 2 months old tomorrow. I feel like I should get his newborn photos up here on the ol bligity blog before he’s headed to kindergarten. Everyone warned me of the chaos and work that is adding a 3rd child. They warned of multiple siblings lashing out and struggling to adjust. They warned me of how detrimental…

planning a pcs – packing the luggage

Warning: This Post is Long Very Long But I Am Anxious To Be Done With This Topic and Move Onto Other Items The number of times I have lived out of a suitcase for extended periods of time is a bit ridiculous. It was shockingly commonplace in my life before I got married and long before My Soldier became a…

planning a pcs – the paper trail

We just got back from a whirlwind 4-day weekend in Atlanta. There was an over-abundance of my loud family. It was lovely. Let’s get back to the PCS; shall we? Planning for a PCS is a lot of work. Even more so if you are without your household goods for an extended period of time. Ours was made more complicated…