Every few years, we take a big family vacation. Somewhere fun, where none of us have ever been. Our, my husband’s and my own, thoughts are to travel somewhere in the world where we want to go, somewhere child safe and mostly child friendly, and somewhere to make new memories together as a family that … More Travel Day to Bali
It is always heartbreaking to see your spouse’s ship pull away from the pier with the help of tug boats; it is especially heartbreaking to see that same ship continue to sail past you and then out of sight, while you are firmly planted on the shore. I’ve been trying to write this post, I … More Deployments: Gracefully Spending Those Days
Easter 2014 family photo. Taken after church and before a delicious brunch at the Officers’ Club in Yokosuka, Japan. P.S. This is proof we can get all five of us to look at the camera at once!
We were suppose to move into our new Japanese home this last weekend, however, an uncommon blizzard, winds and snowfall hit this area of Japan. While we were content staying in the on-base hotel a few days longer, we had to laugh at the ridiculous timing of this uncommon snow occurrence. We also had to … More Snow in Japan and Moving In Our Home
For the last eight years I’ve received my share of unsolicited and unwanted parenting advice. When I was pregnant with our first child, my amazing friend’s mother Julie warned me, “From the moment you share you are pregnant or you start showing you will receive a lot of advice. Some advice will be good. Some … More Dealing With Unsolicited Parenting Advice
And we’re off, almost. Next stop Yokota, Japan! See you in about ten hours.
My oldest, who is eight-years-old, started repetitively asking me, “Please tell me a story about your life, or your family’s life?” He started inquiring during winter break while on a road trip, at my parents home, during dinner and at bedtime. My son continued to ask his grandparents, father and other family members. I came … More Motherhood on Monday: The Power of Sharing Family History
Hello Chickadees. I can’t believe it is already 2014! We rang in the New Year around 3 PM yesterday with the kids by using pull fireworks in our backyard, drinking sparkling cider, eating the rest of C’s chocolate cake from her Baptism on Sunday, and watching a short Charlie Brown show. The kids loved the … More Happy New Years
I awoke this Christmas a little after six this morning with our youngest, and saw our oldest sitting in the living room recliner reading his favorite Mickey Mouse comic book. I just smiled and asked, “J how long have you been awake?” To which he replies while eyeing the presents, “I’m not sure. A while.” … More Merry Christmas
I’m not sure who, this big kid or my children, in our household has been more excited for Christmas Eve and Christmas. Let’s call it a tie. It’s always a time of year I look forward to. Spending time with family, watching my kids get excited and playing with their cousins, and eating lots of … More Merry Christmas Eve