Tag Archive for The Soldier

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

on where i brag about my soldier

It’s Father’s Day. My Soldier’s 1st with his family in two years. {subsequently his first with the cadet} So here I am this fine Sunday bragging about My Soldier for all the reasons he is an amazing Papa. Like the fact that he is never overwhelmed by our kiddos when they are at their craziest. And that he never fails…

the view from where i sit

I spent all weekend at a retreat for PWOC that I have spent the last few months planning. For me it was not so much of a retreat as it was work but I knew that going in. The ladies and I had a fabulous weekend and I think they all left rejuvinated and encouraged. Right as we finished packing…