As Mike goes to fly today, I push aside the irrational thoughts of the danger involved, but are they irrational? Last night, another fighter pilot lost his life in a crash. This is the fifth fighter jet crash in a very short timeframe. Every time my heart grieves for the family, but this time, it … More A Day in the Life of a Fighter Pilot’s Wife
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
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
What a whirlwind it has been! We arrived in Vegas January 5 and hit the ground running. After being up for nearly 48 hours, we did what we could to get settled in. We picked up a new car, got cozy in our new apartment with our rental furniture and ate some classic American food. … More #McVagas
After 2.36 years in Korea, our time has come to say goodbye. We found out in October that we will be leaving 8 months early to begin our next journey. Some of our favorite moments: New Years 2015 having Avera and the journey of my pregnancy scoot dates the opportunity to travel Sri Lanka, the … More ROKtales Farewell & Recap
September has deemed itself an important month to the McVay family. It is the birthday month of Pippa (on the 10th) and Mike (on the 18th) and it just so happens to be the month of half birthdays for me and Avera. This year, it was an extra special month as Pippa turned 5, Avera hit … More September: A Month To Celebrate!
2014 was a monumental year all around. Thank you to all of you who were part of the wonderful memories we made!! I moved to Phoenix and took a chance on a guy… I said yes to the best question of all time!! I vowed forever and always with the love of my life. Which made … More Thank you, 2014!
Being away for the holidays is one of the things military families say can be the hardest. This Christmas was our first. So we turned that around and decided to enjoy our time alone as newlyweds to make the most of it! I always said I wouldn’t have a tree and there was too much … More Merry and Bright
Only getting here in August, I had this grand plan that I wouldn’t leave for at least six months. Then my family began sounding sadder and sadder, my niece had surgery, and I had time! So Mike and I came to the “why not!?” conclusion, and I decided to surprise my family. I used this … More Surprise!
So, if you have not figured it out just yet, the McVays have moved to the Republic of Korea (ROK). So along our journey here, I will continue to keep you updated on our “ROKtales”. Upon our arrival, our sponsors, Jake and Sarah Schonig, offered us an abundance of support. Not only did they act … More ROKtales