My parents taught me a lot about the sacrificial, unconditional love that parents have for their children, no matter how those children are! While I would never want to repeat the circumstances that led to us living with my parents for three weeks, I look back on that time as a gift to our family and to my parents.
Olympics women’s gymnastics has always been one of my favorite things. I was nine years old when the 1996 US Women’s Olympic Gymnastic Team won the team gold medal in Atlanta. My mom and I stayed up late watching their epic victory on our little 19-inch black-and-white TV that only came out of the closet … [Read more…]
On Saturday, our last day with family in Illinois, we took a trip downtown Chicago. We went with plans and intentions to visit certain places but, thanks to it being a holiday weekend and the opening day of college football, the venue was packed and things just didn’t work out. So we walked around the … [Read more…]
Our little family is taking a little end-of-summer, recovering-from-the-Army’s-summer-demands vacation. We have a lot of amazing things planned and hopefully will all return a bit refreshed! But, it’s been a bumpy start. I’ve been having a rough time of it with my last two doses of allergy shots (administered last Friday and this monday). Lots … [Read more…]