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 a week and a half of traveling the east coast of Australia, we arrived at our final destination of Sydney on Tuesday. Arriving around lunch, we got some grub and spent the afternoon and evening getting some shopping done. For lunch we enjoyed a place called The Clock, which became Mike’s favorite restaurant on … More #McVacay Down Under: Sydney
We finally made it to Australia! When we moved to Korea, we said this was the one place we wanted to make it to before leaving. On Saturday, we hopped on a bus to the airport and headed down under! After a 10 hour flight (which Avera rocked!), we landed in Brisbane at 6:30am on … More #McVacay Down Under: Brisbane
This year, Mike has the privilege of being called “daddy” by two perfect little girls. Of course, neither of them can actually say the word “daddy” but the way they love him says it all. From the day we started dating I knew this man would make a great father, and he’s been proving me … More The Father of My Children, 2016
Showers, showers, showers. Mike and I cannot be more blessed to have such love and support from so many people. We are so grateful for the people that took the time to plan and throw these celebrations for Avera as well as for all of the people that took the time to come out for … More Love, Showers and Babies! Oh My!!
When we first moved here, we thought, “no one is going to come all the way around the world to visit us.” Last week we were proved wrong when Mike’s parents came to stay with us. Of course I was nervous given that they had never been in a home that was mine. So I … More Our First Visitors on the ROK
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!
In the first year of marriage there are obviously a lot of firsts. And living in Korea, we also get to them a day before all of you 😉 Being away from our families along with it being our first Thanksgiving as a family, we wanted yesterday to be special. This led us to host … More The First Thanksgiving as McVays!