What Happened On 9/11

I was a senior in college and had been dating my husband for about 5 months.  That morning I was asleep when everything happened.  It was early morning in California.  I am one of those “snooze” people.  I sometimes hit the snooze button on my alarm up to 5 times.  And I always wake up to the radio.  Well on this morning when my alarm first went off I remember hearing about a plane crash.  That can happen so I hit snooze and went back to sleep.  My alarm went off again and I woke up to President Bush speaking …

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The Changing of Seasons

This weekend we celebrated Labor Day which to a lot of us means summer is over.  School is back in session and life takes on a different pace.  I look outside and see the leaves changing colors.  It’s time for fall to make its appearance. Since I didn’t grow up in a place with very obvious seasons, I really enjoy seeing the seasons change.  I love watching the leaves turn to orange, yellow or red and fell the air get cooler.  Then I love waiting for that first snowfall and chill.  Then once it is time for spring it just …

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Prayers During a Deployment

Prayers During a Deployment

    Prayers During a Deployment Prayer has always been a part of my life.  When my husband is deployed I pray for him.  I also know he is on about 5-6 different military prayer lists at different churches around the country.  I know his family is praying for him.  I know his friends are too. But this is where I am stuck.  Will praying keep him safe?  I pray all the time he is safe. But the reality is people who have prayed for their husbands (or wives, sons, daughters, etc) have lost them 🙁   It’s hard because I …

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Graco Zurich Turbo Booster Safe Seat Review

  CSNstores.com asked me to review one of their products so I picked out the Graco Zurich Turbo Booster Safe Seat for AJ when he is able to move to a booster in December. This seat will also come apart so you can use it without the back if you wish.   It is for ages 3-10, 30-100lbs.  We also think the cup holders are so handy too. I received it about a week after I ordered it which was so nice.  One of the things I love about CSN is their fast shipping.  We have a very similar seat for …

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Vanishing Act by Liz Johnson Book Review

I was able to review the book Vanishing Act by Liz Johnson. Eighteen months ago, Nora James watched as her father was shot in an alley-and then she fled. She changed her name, her appearance and her job, hoping to keep her father’s shooter at bay. For months, it worked…but now her luck has run out. A ruthless assassin is on her trail, and soon Nora, now known as Danielle, will be found. But this time, she has FBI agent Nate Andersen by her side-right? The handsome agent would give his life to protect Danielle, but he’s wary of giving …

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Simply Bags Stylish Beach Tote Giveaway

YAY!  Another giveaway 🙂 This time, it is for a bag by the Simply Bags Company. The Simply Bags Company has a nice selection of different types of bags.  They are also owned by a husband and wife team. The winner will receive a Stylish Beach Tote just like this one…you can pick the color and the embroidery on it 🙂 The Giveaway will start NOW and end on August 19th at 11:59pm. To Enter: Mandatory Entry: What is your ideal vacation spot? Extra Entries: * Add me on Twitter http://twitter.com/ArmywifeJulie (1 extra entry) * Follow me using Google Friend …

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EcoStore Body Wash Review

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Ecostore to do a review of a couple of their products. Ecostore started as Ecostore NZ which was founded 15 years ago by Melanie and Malcolm Rands from their home in an eco village in New Zealand. There slogan is “No Nasty Chemicals” because of how they create their products.   Everything they sell is genuinely clean and green. They offer items in each of these categories; baby care, bath & body, hair, household and pet care. Since I got to choose 2 products I went with the Baby Body Wash for the …

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Jim Beam and Kid Rock Donate $100,000 to Operation Homefront

Whenever I hear about celebrities helping or supporting the military, I get really happy. Jim Beam has a partnership with Kid Rock and together they donated $100,000 to Operation Homefront at his concert in Chicago on Sunday night. Beam Global Spirits & Wine President and CEO Matt Shattock, with the help of Kid Rock, presents Jim Beam’s $100,000 donation to Operation Homefront President and CEO Jim Knotts backstage at Kid Rock’s concert in Chicago on Saturday, July 31.  Since forming a partnership in 2008 with Operation Homefront, provider of emergency financial aid and critical assistance to U.S. troops, their families, …

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Military Marriage and Our Life Before the Army

Military Marriage and Our Life Before the Army

When I first met my husband he was 25 years old and had been out of the Army for about 4 years. It was in his past, something he did for a couple of years after high school.  We dated, got engaged and got married. No plans to join the Army again. Fast forward to 2005 and here we were in the recruiter’s office in Lexington, KY getting all the paperwork together. We had been married a little over 3 years and it was a joint decision. He left for Germany on Nov 7th, 2005 and that was when we …

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CSN Review of the Arm’s Reach Mini Co-sleeper

CSNstores.com asked me to review one of their products a little bit ago.  I picked out the Arm’s Reach Mini-Co sleeper for our new baby.  We went with the toffee color which is such a pretty color of brown.  It was so nice because I received it in about a week’s time.     We were able to set it up pretty easily.  We don’t have it attached to the bed yet but since I have a feeling the next 18 weeks will fly by we will be doing it sooner  than we think.  I love walking in my room …

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