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Morning Coffee and Beginnings

October 2, 2013


I’m not sure where to even begin. Beginnings aren’t easy. Sometimes they’re downright intimidating. Like our backyard on the day we bought our house here in El Paso. Rocks, Litter, Dirt, and the extreme absence of grass. I remember we took turns raking the rocks across our dusty blank canvas. Which is exactly what a […]

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Who plants strawberries in february?

February 9, 2013


That’d be me… Who runs through Mama’s garden while the sprinkler is on? That’d be my dog… Who stops the car to take crappy cell phone pictures of their handsome, hard workin, pink cement throwing, stud muffin husband in a white tshirt and jeans for their new desktop photo? Yeah… That’d be me… … What […]

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Operation Pink Cement

January 28, 2013


Thank you all for your supportive comments as well as all of the stories and discussion shared on my post last week. I am on one hand so encouraged to know that I am not alone – and at the same time saddened, that there are so many military families facing challenges right now. I […]

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Coping with Stress: Reintegration and Redeployment

January 20, 2012


My husband has never been a man to sit still. He has to be constantly doing something. This personality trait also makes him a fantastic husband. If I cook and set everything out for dinner, he takes the lead afterwards by doing the dishes. Because we have small children, there is always a short period […]

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Another well timed deployment note

December 16, 2011


Can’t forget to treat yourself… these should be yummy… I love you too darlin… How did you know {4 months ago} I needed to find this during nap time today? . In case you missed them, here are links to the other notes I’ve found during this deployment. ((Love Note #1 – Love Note #2 – Love Note #3 – Love […]

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Another love note from R&R

December 2, 2011


It’s been 4 months since R&R… The weather here in Germany is starting to get cold, which means it’s time to break out the winter footwear that lives on the top shelf of my closet. I keep them stuffed with plastic bags to maintain their shape… Wait a second… Yup… I found another one! I […]

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A big hug from your sweetheart

October 26, 2011


One of the things my husband does before a separation is prepare our household for Y2K. I think much of this is because in our 7 years of marriage whenever he is called away with the Army, I am usually pregnant, nursing a baby, chasing a small child, or all of the above. So in […]

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I love your pie

October 14, 2011


This morning I innocently opened up the cabinet to put away the strainer… Wait a minute… Is that… Thanks darlin – How did you know I need some hugs and kisses from you today? I Love You.   In case you missed them, here are links to the other notes I’ve found this deployment. (( Love […]

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Thanks for the pep talk darlin

September 22, 2011


Seth had his R&R visit over a month ago. And it took me this long to notice something different in the lunch meat drawer… Deployment Love Note #7 Thanks for the pep talk darlin. I’ll keep that in mind!   (( Love Note #1 – Love Note #2 – Love Note #3 )) ((Love Note #4 – Love Note […]

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Sunrise coffee with my deployed husband

August 29, 2011


Today’s sunrise was especially beautiful… mostly because I got to have coffee with my beloved… I love you too darlin. Thank you for leaving me sweet notes to discover while you are in Afghanistan. … What are your creative ideas for loving your spouse when you’re apart? How long have you been married? Do you […]

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