Let me be the first to say that I am NOT a fan of shopping with my kids in tow. My brain has trouble processing coupons and deals with other things going on. It’s not fun for me, but being a military wife sometimes necessitates I take my kids along – otherwise while Michael is [...]
Welcome visitors from the Military Spouse Appreciation Bloghop! I’m happy to have you! If you’re not familiar with this bloghop, it is for Military Spouses and takes place on Military Spouse Appreciation Day (today!) hosted by Riding the Roller Coaster and Household 6 Diva. However, you don’t have to be a military spouse to show [...]
I had lofty goals for this deployment. Things I wanted to do with this blog (ie – reviving it!) and available opportunities that I wanted to get involved in, but to say that my life has taken a different route would be an understatement. I’ve hardly posted anything here since Michael left and [...]
My birthday was Monday. Michael was scheduled to leave on Sunday for a 2 week TDY and wouldn’t be here for my actual birthday so he planned our traditional birthday celebrations for Saturday afternoon.
Saturday evening, after the children had given me their hand made birthday cards and our traditional store-bought birthday cake, Michael sent Eli [...]
Dear friends, I would love your prayers as we embark on another deployment.
We have the rest of this week with Michael – as he’ll be leaving for a 2 week pre-deployment training on Sunday – and then we’ll only have approximately one week with him when he returns before he leaves for 6 months.
If you [...]
It’s been several years since we’ve lived in a house with a mantel and I’ve never really done a theme or seasonal decoration for the mantels we have had in the past.
So, this year, I thought I would put together something. My goal was to take my time and choose fabrics and items that I [...]
… on that life changing day?
We were living in Oklahoma on an Air Force Base at the time. I was actually driving to work at a small law firm when the radio was interrupted with the news of a plane crashing into the north tower. The news caster (who was just the regular DJ) was [...]
Last week, the children and I had the awesome privilege of “tacking on” Michael’s new stripe!!
Master Sergeant Michael Venning
For those of you not familiar with the military way of life, tacking on is mostly just a ceremonial and fun way to celebrate putting on a new rank. Every base does it a little differently, [...]
Friday, Michael and I were blessed to celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary.
Mt. Dandenong – Melbourne, Australia
We have been incredibly blessed by a loving and gracious God these last eleven years.
Us with Michael's dad, stepmom and siblings
We are currently enjoying the beautiful part of God’s creation that is Australia and spending time with Michael’s [...]
Well, there’s nothing like dropping off the face of the blogosphere for a few weeks, right?
I have so many things I want to tell you, several hints and tips that I’d like to share with you and more importantly, how much God loves you and desires for you to grow and prosper in your faith, [...]