Lessons Learned in Marriage

Paul and I attended his Military Ball earlier this month. We were the oldest people at the table. When did that happen? We were surrounded by 18-20 year olds. All of whom asked how long we had been married and a few jaws dropped when I said  how long. They all joked how do you survive it with him? My response wine lots of wine. In honesty it is not ... Read More →

13 years later

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13 years ago we woke up and got ready for one of the biggest days of our lives. We were getting married. So many betting against us. Oh it won't last a year or I give you 2 years tops. We went to the park. We waited for the JP to arrive. We also waited for the rest of the family to arrive. We walked that park and talked about our hopes and our ... Read More →

The Sassy Pecan

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I happened to be looking at Facebook one day and saw an ad for The Sassy Pecan. It is a family owned pecan candy operation. Let me tell you they are delish. As I have been talking with the owner we have found we have a few things in common. One being the love of the military. We both have loved ones serving. If you know anyone from the south ... Read More →

Happy Birthday Grandma

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Today is my Grandma's birthday. She is one of my most favorite people in the world. I know I can call day or night and she will listen. She has always been a support from helping my mom raise us. To helping me raise my boys. She is the one I turn to when the military has pissed me off yet again. She reminds me the importance of what my husbands job ... Read More →

Throw Back Thursday

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I so miss this family. These kiddos are like me nieces and nephews. Their mom my best friend. While things get hard and we have to say goodbye we always find our way back. She is a friend that will forever be apart of our lives. She has more strength than she thinks. Love you My J.R. Zia loves you Nico, Jeannie Beanie, My Vito and Little Diva. ... Read More →

Hometown Hero

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Sunday February 1st we got to see the Harlem Globetrotters. What was special about this visit with the Harlem Globetrotters was the team honored my husband. They teamed up with Military Veteran Project. At each game The Harlem Globetrotters will honor a Hometown Hero. It was an amazing experience and a great way for our family to reconnect after ... Read More →

Hello Soldier

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We recently got our soldier home. It has been an adjustment. I sat back last night looking back on our photos and the relief. 247 days was long enough for me.  The time away allowed me think of how lucky we are to have Paul in our life. As it got closer to him get home the wait seemed to drag on. Didn't seem to help that every time I turned around ... Read More →

Things I Miss

I was sitting last night when I should have been sleeping thinking about all the things I have missed while my husband is deployed. Lack of sleep thanks to this nagging cough has allowed a lot of thinking time. So I compiled a list 1. I miss the random times he walks by and kisses my forehead while I  clean or cook. At time just sitting and ... Read More →

Little Twig Review

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We were sent samples of the little Twig lavender bath wash and calming lotion. These are geared more for the infant and toddler range. It has made a world of difference with my youngest bed time routine. He gets up in the morning and showers. Then at night he uses the lavender bath wash and lotion to start his calming time. He really enjoyed the ... Read More →

Santa Sent Me A Letter

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I am currently working with SantaSentMeALetter.com. I love this business as it 100% family owned and operated. It is an amazing site. They have letters from Santa for every family member. Paul received the letter to the spouse. I have to say I absolutely loved it. I will share his as soon as he sends me photos. With him on missions it may not ... Read More →

Trees For Troops

The holidays can be really hard on a military family. You are away from family and friends. A spouse maybe deployed. FedEx and Christmas Spirit foundation are looking to bring holiday cheer to military families. They have partnered up again for Trees For Troops. I think this is so Awesome. If we had not already put up our tree we would be going to ... Read More →

Great Wolf Lodge

The boys and I will be headed to Great Wolf Lodge in a few weeks. The boys have no idea they will be going. I wanted to do something with them for fun. To take a break from the craziness that is deployment. I also wanted to share with fellow wives of the Armed Forces that while your spouse is gone you do not have to be afraid to travel and make new ... Read More →