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Important information about my heatlh

Dear family and friends:

I realize that a mass blog post (though some of you have already seen this information in an email or on Facebook) isn’t the most personal way to inform everyone of some important information, but we decided since we have loved ones all over this world, this would be the best way [...]


It’s been an interesting year so far for us!

Late last year, we found out we were likely moving to Alaska in the spring of 2014!

I’ll keep a long “red tape” type story short and tell you that as of May 20, 2014, we are now living in Anchorage, Alaska!

It was a long journey to get [...]

Mothering Teyond the Trenches

Alternate title: “Mothering is HARD”

This is for all you mamas out there in the trenches of mothering littles:

A few days ago I had a pretty awesome realization while I was showering. Isn’t that always how it works? I seem to do my best thinking in the shower! I was retracing the morning’s events. My husband [...]

Grocery shopping with littles

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 [...]

Packaging cookies to send to a deployed service member


Homemade treats are some of my husband’s favorite comforts while he is deployed. He especially loves these Double Chocolate Cookies from The Farm Girl! They are moist, chocolaty and so very yummy! And they ship well!!

While he was deployed earlier this year, I sent him a couple of batches of them and all of the [...]

Military Spouse Appreciation BlogHop

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 [...]

Deployment Blues

Easter 2012

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 [...]

On God's amazing providence and faithfulness

Have you ever stopped to really ponder God’s amazing providence in your life? I’m not talking about recognizing and counting the gifts (though I would highly recommend doing that, as well) God has placed in our every day lives, but the true working out of the details that He orchestrates on so many occasions – [...]

Opening up my mama heart

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 [...]

Homemade chicken stock - the easy way.

We love chicken around here and I love making one chicken go as far as possible.

My favorite and super easy way to cook a whole chicken is in the crockpot. It’s so simple and so delicious. You throw the chicken in (breast side down), season and put on low for 6-8 hours. Really, what could [...]

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