2 more days!

The husband arrives home in 2 days.  2 DAYS!  One would think that after all the years of deployments and of the days/months/years apart, it would not be as exciting when he is coming home again.  But it always is.  This year apart has been hard, just as challenging if not more so than the…

Woes of the working mom

Last time I wrote, over 3 weeks ago, I had just started working again – huzzah!  Call me crazy, but I love working.  I like knowing that I am expected and needed somewhere outside of my home.  I enjoy drinking copious amounts of coffee as I dress, primp, and drive to work.  I really love…

You make room for them all.

One of the most frequent questions that Andy and I receive from people, mostly people who either have 1 or no children, is how we share our love with each of our children.  As parents, you usually have the first child, and your entire life changes.  As the Grinch experienced, your heart feels like it…

My husband is better than yours.

Ooh, controversial – you read this and either thought, Your husband must be amazing! or You are full of crap, or Um, you haven’t met my husband.  But this isn’t your blog or your post, so I’m talking about my husband today.  He left today after 3 weeks of family time, swimming, sun, food, exploring, hiking, arguing, debating,…

Because…

I noticed that many people on Instagram caption their photos with a “because…”  What does this mean?  Their general description begins with “Because” and describes the picture or message that person is trying to convey. What does this have to do with this post?  I was thinking of all the things I start with “Because”…

Where the hell are you?

If you happen to follow this blog – yes, all three of you – I have been known to go long spans of time without writing.  Enter the crazy holiday busyness, birthdays, traveling, and laziness, and you end up here.  It’s January 20, 2014, and it has been nearly two months since I have written….

What? It’s October?

I cannot believe it has been so long since I wrote on this blog!  I feel like the last three weeks have slipped by so quickly.  We have had so much going on, but the biggest event was the arrival of Grandma!  My mother-in-law visited us for almost 3 weeks, and we packed all of…

Life as we know it

The girls and I have Andy for a grand total of 2 full days this week…and the sad thing is, we are feeling pretty grateful about it.  Welcome to our life, as we know it. Let me explain a little bit.  Andy has been home for a little over a month now, and he has…

Day 64-65: testing…testing

Today, Addie had her first evaluation with the clinic here.  I was worried that we would not be able to do much today, and they had forewarned me that some children take a few sessions to do the entire evaluation.  She had also been sick the night before (threw up three times, a side effect…

Day 62: hit and miss communication

Lately, I’ve been experiencing some hit and miss communication.  By this, I mean that I either am missing phone calls/texts/emails/smoke signals or am finding that I do not have the time to communicate with those I would like to be communicating with.  I can often blame this on inconsistent Italian cell reception or internet, different…