And at the end of it all…Homecoming!

Military Homecoming

One thing I try to keep in mind is that at the end of the deployment, we get to experience something wonderful…homecoming. After all the long nights, computer conversations, emotional breakdowns, tears and lonely nights…it is finally over.  You wake up with a smile on your face thinking, “Is today really the day?” And it is. You get ready as soon as you can only to have hours to sit and wait for the final phone call. And finally, you get it. Someone on the other end of the line tells you those magical words, “Your soldier will be arriving …

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Cuddletunes Bear Review and Giveaway


  I was recently contacted by Cuddetunes Bears to do a review and giveaway.  These bears are pretty cool!  I got mine in the mail about 3 days ago and my boys are having a lot of fun with it.  Basically it is a bear with a Mp3 player in the back of it.  I was able to add some tracks of songs for bedtime using my son’s first name.  Mozart’s Lullaby, Hush Little Baby, Sleep, Darling, Sleep, Golden Slumbers and All Through the Night’. You can easily turn it off and on and it does have volume controls as …

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Dear John DVD Giveaway

dear john movie

  I am giving away 1 copy of the DVD Dear John starring Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried.  I really liked this movie and excited to give it away to one of my readers. To enter just leave me a comment about where you met your spouse, fiancé or boyfriend. The giveaway will last until Friday June 18th at 11:59pm and the winner will be picked using Also if you want to do something fun, please share your love store on Twitter.  If you end your tweets and updates with #2wks<3, they will be posted on the official Dear …

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When You Have To Fill The Role Of Mom And Dad

When You Have To Fill The Role Of Mom And Dad

One reality of being a military wife is that for periods of time I have to be both mom and dad.  I have to do it all.  And that can be really really hard.  I have had to make a lot of decisions that other couples might make together.  And then I get to tell daddy after the fact. This is because of schedules and what he has been doing while overseas. While I could talk with him it was hard to ask him about what I should do when it came to the kids. It was easier to just …

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A Military Wife

A Military Wife

    A Military Wife   Lots of moving… Moving… Moving…… Moving far from home… Moving two cars, three kids and one dog…all riding with HER of course…. Moving sofas to basements because they won’t go in THIS house; Moving curtains that won’t fit; Moving jobs and certifications and professional development hours. Moving away from friends; Moving toward new friends; Moving her most important luggage: her trunk full of memories. Often waiting… Waiting… Waiting… Waiting for housing. Waiting for orders. Waiting for deployments. Waiting for phone calls. Waiting for reunions. Waiting for the new curtains to arrive. Waiting for him …

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When He is Away

Military Deployment

  When he is away, I have fewer clothes to clean.  I have less food to make.  Less food to buy.  I can do whatever I choose to do and don’t have to run it by another adult. When he is away I can watch what I want to watch on the tv.  I can eat all the ice cream myself and don’t have to fill up the gas tank as often. When he is away, I miss my best friend.  I miss sharing a meal.  I miss seeing him drink his nasty beer.  I miss asking another adult his …

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CSN Store Little Tikes Sand and Water Fun Factory Table Giveaway

I can’t believe it is almost summertime!  It seems like it was just Christmas or something. I am excited to be able to offer a fun toy for your kids for lots of fun play this summer. This Sand and Water table is offered by CSN Stores.  Have you seen their website before?  They sell so many cool things.  They have baby stuff, toys, outdoor items, home decor, things to cook with and items to improve your home such as Recessed Lighting.  Plus much more.  So many great things to choose from.  They have over 200 stores to visit online. …

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Space-A Part 3 The Return Trip

my experience flying Space-A

  I have posted about my Space-A trip that I took last summer.  Space-A part 1 and Space-A part 2.  But I haven’t posted about the return trip.  Since it is almost summer again I figured I better post it before I forget too much 🙂   After spending a wonderful summer in California it was time to head back to Germany.  Instead of trying to get a flight out of Travis AFB which is about 8 hours from where I was, I took a commercial flight to Charleston, SC to meet up with my friend who was heading back …

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