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…

My first big blog post!

Yes, I have been a blogger for quite some time.  Yes, I have been writing for a long time.  However, today was my first official post on the Military Moms Blog, and it feels different.  Maybe it is because this blog has the backing of such a large network or that I am submitting my…

Blogs I Like: Military Moms Blog

***Utterly shameless self-promotion post*** Today, the newest member of the City Moms Blog Network launched – Military Moms Blog.  And (drumroll please)…I’m one of the contributors! I heard of the new site from other blogger friends who either manage or contribute for one of the other 71 sister sites under this network.  I applied several…

The thing about Military R&R…

…it’s a nice point to look forward to in long separations. …is that it is never long enough. …is that you spend half of that time knowing that with every day that passes, you are one day closer to having that person gone again. …you will spend way too much money on food, entertainment, and…

5 hours, 4 cities, 3 criers, 2 cars, and a great road trip

The husband has been at NCOA, a school for non-commissioned officers, for the last two weeks.  Combine that with the other TDYs and hockey tournament, and we have barely seen him.  Since NCOA is only a four hour drive west of us, the girls and I drove to see him this weekend.  I did my…

Top 5 for Germany

I’m going to make this one short and sweet:  so far, I love Germany.  It is beautiful.  There is so much green and quiet here, which I never thought I would like but am finding that I do enjoy.  A friend told me to “enjoy the simple life” here, and it is true.  Things are…

Hello love

Is the title confusing?  I blame it on “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” since I am watching it right now again for the millionth time.  Do you have any books/movies/music that you can watch or listen to over and over, yet they never seem to get old or lose interest to you?  I have so many of…

Day 75: I’ve got friends in high places…or at least in many places

I’ve been married to the military for almost nine years now, and we have moved pretty frequently in that time.  Moving is always a challenge for everyone in the family, especially when you usually are not choosing where you are going to live and when you are moving.  After finding a home, unpacking every box…