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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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Back to basics and finishing our move

October 2, 2012


Things have been a little quiet around here as I’ve been getting back to basics in our home. For starters, I’ve started meal planning again to reduce our grocery bill. (Also? Maggie has decided she wants to be a mechanic someday.) I am attempting to bike about 10 miles a week – which doesn’t sound […]

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At a crossroads

September 19, 2012


I have been spending a lot of time recently thinking about where I want this blog to go. I love that I’ve had the opportunity to know and work with so many amazing folks. Not to mention the community that has been created through common experiences and shared interests. (Which reminds me – don’t forget […]

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War. is a horrible thing.

August 16, 2012


My husband has been home from a 12 month deployment to Afghanistan since January. We’ve had 8 months of reintegration joys, challenges, and adjustment. Living overseas for 4 and a half years, most of the people I interacted with on a daily basis were military families, veterans, or civilians employed by the base (meaning they […]

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Making progress and having fun

August 13, 2012


This weekend I put some of the finishing touches on our boys’ new room. Can you guess what theme I went with?   (I am so excited to share it with you!) Seth spent most of his time removing the old metal gate from our back yard… and creating this beautiful wooden gate from two […]

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The Inside-Outside War of Moving

August 7, 2012


I am an outdoor, play in the dirt, big goofy garden hat, kinda person. And after living in an apartment building for 4 years? I can’t tell you how excited I am about the potential in our backyard! Unfortunately we kinda just moved. Therefore, I must unpack. Our children kinda need clean underpants. Therefore, I […]

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Moving Overseas, Stress, and Balancing Family

July 31, 2012


I’ve always said that moving is a 6 month process.  Especially when it’s an overseas move. There is a two month prequel of scheduling appoints, supervising movers, and clearing. Then there is the part where you say goodbye to the place you’ve called home, goodbye to dear friends who are your adopted family, and begin your journey […]

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Our PCS Roadtrip Day #2

July 24, 2012


A few days before we left, I spent some considerable time researching hotels outside of Toledo, Ohio.  We figured almost 500 miles for our first day would be a good measure to see just how easily we could travel with three kids and a 14 foot trailer full of things we left in storage while […]

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And that’s my story and I’m stickin to it

July 23, 2012


So last week I promised ya’ll I’d be blogging more regularly with updates about our 2000 mile road trip. Unfortunately when I wrote this, I was happily sitting in my local Starbucks, sipping a deliciouso caramel macchiato, and blissfully enjoying my first taste of high speed internet since we left Germany. In short, I wasn’t […]

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Our PCS Roadtrip Day #1

July 16, 2012


After looking back over the hundreds of photographs from our 2,000 mile road trip, I’ve decided to break it down over the 5 days of traveling.  (We also do not have internet in our home yet, so please be patient as my blogging may be a bit sporadic for a while until everything is connected!) Our goal […]

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