Shortly before Russ deployed to Afghanistan (the second time), I decided that I wanted to find a TV show that had multiple seasons to watch while he was deployed. I had found during his first deployment that having “my show” (Stargate SG1) to watch really helped pass the time and keep my mind of of … [Read more…]
Since Russ went back to Afghanistan, I’ve really been struggling. Struggling with what? Well, just…everything. I think that 90% of the time I feel utterly exhausted and overwhelmed. There’s a song that has a line that says something like “You can only be strong so long before you break…” Which is true. But I think … [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…]
This is the question that I’ve been hearing a lot this week! And it’s a good question. But it’s one that in some ways I don’t know how to answer with a quick reply. Words like great, awesome, and wonderful are indeed true…but so are words like hard, emotional, and difficult. But those are words … [Read more…]
This post is something I meant to post a while back and never got around to it. Living this military lifestyle definitely has it’s challenges…it’s hard! But it also gives our family some AMAZING opportunities and privileges that others do not have. One such opportunity was given to us by the organization called Operation Love … [Read more…]
It’s been about six weeks since our last update so I figured I should share how our baby is doing. Nothing really has changed except that the baby is growing rapidly and developing quite a personality! Since my last appointment (5 weeks ago), I’ve gained 15 pounds and 8 inches in my tummy! When my … [Read more…]
Baby Squirt continues to grow! We went back to the specialist for our follow-up ultrasound and got some wonderful news! The baby’s heart is perfectly healthy and normal as far as they could tell! The baby is also measuring exactly on schedule, weighing 15 ounces. Baby is definitely making sure that we know that there … [Read more…]
the guest bedroom: the bathroom: the front of the house (I planted the mums myself): you know it’s home when you start baking pie… There will be more to come in the near future, but this organizing and decorating phase is taking me a little bit longer than I expected.