Westgate Resorts, Gary Sinise and Gov. Ron DeSantis Host Thousands of Military Family Members in Orlando

Westgate Resorts will honor 1,500 U.S. military families, veterans and Gold Star families from across the nation with a free vacation at Westgate Vacation Villas & Town Center Resort in Orlando, May 10-12. The event continues Westgate Resorts’ and CEO David Siegel’s eight-year tradition of encouraging our nation’s heroes to spend quality time with their families.  Representing all branches of the military, more than 5,500 guests from 41 states, and Puerto Rico and Washington D.C., will enjoy complimentary accommodations and activities, including an inaugural 5K run, a resource fair featuring 25 military organizations, and admission to Westgate’s Shipwreck Island Water …

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Indivisible With Sarah Drew and Justin Bruening

Indivisible With Sarah Drew and Justin Bruening

A few weeks ago I was able to screen a copy of the new movie Indivisible, starring Sarah Drew and Justin Bruening. This movie is a story about a military chaplain, his family, his marriage, his deployment, and his faith. INDIVISIBLE is based on the extraordinary true story of Army Chaplain Darren Turner and his wife Heather. With a strong, faith-filled marriage, the Turners are ready to follow their calling: serving God, family, and country. Fresh from seminary and basic training, Chaplain Turner and his family arrive at Fort Stewart. Yet before the Turners can even unpack their new house, …

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A Super Long List of Military Themed Movies and TV Shows

A Super Long List of Military Themed Movies and TV Shows

A Super Long List of Military Themed Movies and TV Shows Being a military spouse, I get asked all the time if I watched Army Wives. There is something about military themed movies and tv shows that can show our civilian friends a window into our world. Some of these are really good at showing our military lives and others, not as much. Most of the military themed movies and tv shows out there focus on the service member. Either showing a war, life after war, or a humorous take on it all. Some include the military spouse, and of course, we …

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As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner

As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner * This post does contain affiliate links! I am always a fan of a good historical fiction book. I love learning more about the past within a fictional story. Susan Meissner is one of my favorite authors that does a good job of this. Her latest book, As Bright as Heaven, is coming out February 6, 2018, and I got the chance to review the book through NetGalley. About the book: In 1918, Philadelphia was a city teeming with promise. Even as its young men went off to fight in the Great War, there were …

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What Adam Driver, Former US Marine, Does For the Military

What Adam Driver, Former US Marine, Does For the Military

What Adam Driver, Former US Marine, Does For the Military By Dick Thomas Johnson from Tokyo, Japan [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Have you seen the Last Jedi yet? If not, go, I loved it! And I have a house full of boys that do too. If you are a fan of the Star Wars movies you might know a bit about the actors that play in those movies. One of the new villains in these recent movies is Kylo Ren, played by the actor, Adam Driver. Did you know that before he started acting, Adam Driver was in …

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Thank You For Your Service

Thank You For Your Service

This post contains affiliate links! Thank You For Your Service In August of 2006, my husband deployed with his Unit out of Schweinfurt, Germany to Iraq. In January of 2007, President George W. Bush increased the number of American troops to provide security to Baghdad and Al Anbar Province. He extended the tour of most of the Army troops and some of the Marines. In April of 2007, we got the news that our husbands would not be home in June, but that they would be a part of this surge. My husband returned in November of 2007 after a …

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10 TV Shows You Should Binge Watch During Deployment

10 TV Shows You Should Binge Watch During Deployment

10 TV Shows You Should Binge Watch During Deployment During deployments or even during drill weekends I have found that binge-watching a television show can really make things a lot easier. I can get lost in the show, lost in the characters and that can take away those lonely nights missing my husband. Focusing on something else always works and watching a good tv show is a great way to do it. With Netflix, Hulu and Amazon, binge watching couldn’t be easier. Back during our 2007 deployment I either had to get DVDs from the library or watch shows on …

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Amy Grant’s Tennessee Christmas CD Review and Giveaway

Tennessee Christmas

Amy Grant’s Tennessee Christmas CD Review and Giveaway Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. I was about 12 years old when I discovered Amy Grant’s Christmas albums. I had them on cassette tape and used to listen to them all season long. This was …

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10 Thoughts on Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life on Netflix

10 Thoughts on Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life on Netflix

10 Thoughts on Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life on Netflix This post contains affiliate links!  In 2004, I had a little baby boy and we signed up for Netflix. My mom told me about this great show that we could watch on DVD with Netflix, Gilmore Girls. I was hooked right away. So was my son. He would stop whatever he was doing and watch the theme song with amazement. That little baby is now 12 and Gilmore Girls is back with new episodes. Netflix is amazing and one of the reasons that Netflix is so amazing is …

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10 Reasons Why Pokemon Go Is The Best Thing Ever

Pokémon Go

10 Reasons Why Pokemon Go Is The Best Thing Ever Unless you have been living under a big rock, you should have heard of Pokémon Go by now. Pokémon Go is a free game you can find on iOS and Android devices. Developed by Niantic and published by the Pokémon Company. This game came out last week. Has it only been a week? I discovered Pokémon when I was about 21 years old. I played it on my Gameboy for a few years. Over time I stopped playing the game but we still have my red and blue games here in the house. …

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