As another assignment comes to an end I think about my time as an Air Force wife. This assignment has been the most difficult in that role. For a majority of the time I longed to be anywhere else. Now, I am longing to stay here.. ok, that’s a stretch, but I’ll miss the place. … More #evenmoreShawsome
Doing Valentine’s for the babes is something I can’t resist. This year I did one to send to a few loved ones and one for Avera’s class. I was especially proud of myself for putting a little grownup twist for Avera’s teachers 👏🏼 ❤️ Use this free 8.5×11 printable!
Abraham turned ONE on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. We celebrated the weekend before with a smash cake. We celebrated the weekend after with a small party. We had the party from 3-5 with some of his favorite foods. The kids all loved the cake pops! In the middle of a move, and really for a … More #BrammyBirthday
The past few days have been rough on Abraham.. and Mama! Fever, drool, clingy, fussy, basically any teething symptom is a symptom he had. Our Nuby box of teething goodies showed up smack dab in the middle is this top-chomper-teething-terror. But the tiny teeth are so cute when they finally breath through! What we got: … More #backedbyBrammy: Teething with Nuby
When I married Mike just under 5 years ago, I thought I knew what I was getting into. I had been warned by many, watched friends who were mil spouses and even sat down with another pilot who shared a few horror stories of how hard it was to be a mil spouse. He told … More This Veteran’s Day
This morning I woke up to a cloudy, blah day. I was immediately grumpy and impatient. No amount of coffee was helping me wake up. I even let my two year old watch frozen at 10:00am (big no no for normal me!). All day it was one thing after the next that was pushing me … More I don’t want to Mom today.
I’m never alone. While many times I say this as a bad thing: like when I just want 45 seconds to pee in peace but 2 dogs, 2 kids and a fly follow me to the toilet. This time, I mean it in terms of support. During this time of depression I didn’t want to … More Never Alone
I love America, it’s history and the office of it’s President so while we are living on the East Coast, a trip to DC was a must! Naturally, I have already began engraining a shared love in my children. I will use this moment to shamelessly brag that Avera can name every single U.S. President … More #evenmoreMcVacay to DC
This past week we took a family trip to Washington DC. As a lover of American history and a self proclaimed President groupie, it is a city I have always wanted to visit. Coincidentally, there was a lot going on on Capitol Hill with the Judge Brett Kavanaugh hearing. I have been following the hearing … More Protest. Peace. Progress.
It’s easy to get caught up in a pity party. One thing can throw my day and it’s the pits from there. Things that don’t bother me most days become detrimental and explosive on days the depression is weighing me down. Other times, things that should be detrimental and explosive don’t phase me in the … More My Hurt & Yours