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 [...]
I have a confession: I’m struggling with this parenting gig.
Most of the time Eli (almost 6) has on a very tough exterior that’s incredibly heard to break into. On the outside he’s rough and tumble, strong willed and at times, wildly unpredictable. So far, parenting him has been one of the biggest challenges I’ve faced [...]
… 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 [...]
What do you keep in your vehicle – I mean, besides carseats and snacks??
Keeping a well stocked vehicle can save you a lot of trouble in a variety of situations.
Ever had a child throw up on themselves or wet their pants while you were out in public? What about getting stuck in a torrential rain [...]
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, [...]
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, [...]
“Money doesn’t grow on trees.” Who else heard that saying during their growing up years? Were you given any explanation of how we earn money? I knew my dad worked and he made money and that we had enough. However, I also know that even into my young adult years I was still far too [...]
I love my husband!! That’s not new news or anything, but it’s worth repeating time and again.
Michael is the rational thought to all of my irrational emotions. He’s the ground beneath my flightiness and I truly think I’m a better person because he challenges me to be better and follow Christ in every step of [...]
I’m still here and definitely haven’t forgotten any of you.
The last two weeks have been incredibly difficult for me as a mom and I’m happy that Michael is on his way home from Australia. I am thankful he was able to be with his family during this time, but am definitely excited to have [...]
We are so incredibly blessed. This move has come quite quickly, but it’s all working out so smoothly!
As of Monday, we officially have a place to live once we move to Ohio. We’ve never even stepped foot in this house, but thanks to the help of a great friend and the property manager, [...]