Writing Handwritten Letters To Your Spouse Overseas

Writing Handwritten Letters To Your Spouse Overseas

  I left for college in 1997 and email was very new.  My dad hooked us up with Prodigy and then AOL when I was in high school but it wasn’t until I started college that most of my friends had email too.  For the first few years, we still wrote handwritten letters to each other.  I loved that and I miss it these days.  I had this box filled with stationary.  I loved getting it out  and writing my friends letters.  Updating them on my life, seeing how things were going. By the time, I graduated college email was …

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A Day in Egypt to see the Pyramids

Egypt was the next port on our cruise.  We spent 2 days there.  The 1st day all 4 of us went out to Cairo to see the Pyramids, Sphinx and a few tombs.  Wow, what an experience!  It was all amazing!  The vendors wanted to sell you everything and would not take no for an answer.  That part was hard.  I also got “car” sickness on the bus on the way back to the boat.  That was not fun at all either.  But overall it was such a great experience. The 2nd day Ben stayed on the boat with the …

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How To Use Flickr

If you haven’t ever heard of Flickr…here is the site.  www.flickr.com.  It is a photo sharing community.  There are a lot of people over there and a lot of different uses for Flickr.  Some people just use it to store photos they want to share online.  Others use it just for friends and family.  Some professional photographers use it to show their work.  So why do I use it?  I use it to share my work & meet other photographers. So basically, this is what I do.  This afternoon I uploaded this photo… Now I need to fill in information …

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Grandma in her Army Wife Days

    1943??? This is my Grandma Ruth.  She was an Army wife too although for a shorter time.  But it wasn’t easy.  My grandparents got married and about 6 weeks later he went off to fight in World War 2. He didn’t get to come home for 3 years.  No R&R, no email, no Yahoo.  I just can’t even imagine what that would have been like.  On the back of this photo, there is a stamp that says “Passed by the Army Examiner”  So I can only guess she mailed him this photo while he was gone. When I …

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Space-A Adventure Part 2

We arrived in Ramstein on May 20th.  We were happy to see that they did have things for the kids to do…   We found out right away about cancelled flights.  Every single flight we were going to try that night was cancelled.  The next flight was not until about 9 or 10 am the next morning.  The terminal was also not open 24 hours like we thought.  After calling around a bit, we were able to get a 4-bedroom apartment at the hotel on base. The central registration told me all of the hotels at all the bases in …

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My Experience Flying Space-A

my experience flying Space-A

  This past summer Ben was deployed and I decided I wanted to spend the summer in sunny California!  I did not want to spend almost $3,000 to fly there from Germany.   My friend T also needed to get to the US so we talked about maybe trying out Space-A together.  We knew it was crazy but we were up for the adventure.  Space-A with children is very difficult but it can be done. We made the decision about 5 months before we were going to leave.  During that time, we went to www.pepperd.com and looked over everything.  We had …

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On the way to Greece…

Here are some pictures from the cruise as we made our way to Greece from Italy.  We stopped in Athens.  I enjoyed some of what we saw there but it let me down overall.  Next time I go to Greece I want to see something else, like the islands.  It also was the only place we had rain so I think that had something to do with it too.

A Day in Barcelona

Our cruise left from the port in Barcelona.  We got there a day early flying in from Munich.   We got to spend some time walking around the city.  We were in such a beautiful part of the city.  We stayed at the Petit Palace Museum in the Las Ramblas area.  We had one of their family rooms which was perfect for us. View Full Album The boys just loved the bunk beds 🙂 We got up early and found a Starbucks…Yum!!! We miss that place so we are always on the look out for one if we go to a …

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