Last Saturday was open childcare day at the CDC. It’s not free, but it runs from 9-4 and you can pick up and drop off your kids whenever you like. We’ve missed the last few months for various reasons, so this month I wasn’t passing up the opportunity to drag my husband off on a … [Read more…]
What can be done when the “Christmas Spirit” is broken? When even the simplest of holiday gatherings brings such stress that my husband cannot function as he should? How do I hold this family together for the rest of the holiday season?
Ezra isn’t the only one who stayed busy this summer. And even though our lives intersect so much that the lines of reality blur (like yesterday, when I went to the store, and almost put the cart back because the child safety belt was messed up…only to realize I was shopping alone and the strap … [Read more…]
So I almost didn’t write this post… But then I read this post about “The Best Advice I Ever Received About Being Married.” The nutshell version of her post is that as wives, one of the best things that we can do is get involved and interested in our husband’s hobbies. And then I didn’t … [Read more…]
I don’t have a “bucket list,” but if I did have one, “attend a ball with Prince Charming” would definitely be on it. So, when the third opportunity in five years to attend a battalion ball came across the social calendar, I could not let it go. We had passed up the last two for … [Read more…]
He’s been home almost three months now. Time always drags when they are gone and flies when they are home! Deployment uniforms have all been tucked away, ACUs are the standard again. Reintegration after deployment has been much easier than I expected it to be. And that kind of makes me nervous. I know that … [Read more…]
My husband and I have extremely different tastes in music. I like country and operatic pop. He likes 80s-90s rock and trance and a bunch of other random stuff. He likes to poke fun at my favorite country songs by making up his own words and renditions. It has become a little bit of a … [Read more…]
A year ago today I woke up with butterflies in my stomach and thoughts of anticipation…my husband was coming home from Afghanistan!!! Everything was clean and set up for his arrival…all I had to do was wait. We had spent close to a year apart (and I hadn’t seen him for 9 months), and I … [Read more…]
Last night we got to drive up to Springfield, Ohio to see one of my best friends, Maggie, graduate from high school…one of “those friends” who I met via the internet. This was our first time meeting “IRL” (in real life), after knowing each other for two long years in an online FRIENDSHIP!