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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Things to do in Germany with Kids : Playmobil Park

Playmobil Park

I grew up playing with Playmobil and I love the stuff.  We have been collecting it the whole time we have been married.  Now both of my boys LOVE it.  It is everywhere in Germany and they even have a Theme park.  We took the boys there for my son’s 4th birthday. There are so many fun things for the kids to do.  It’s great!  Lots of water play and climbing fun.  They also have this huge inside area where they have almost every set they ever made for the kids to play with.  It is all set up by …

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Faith Deployed: Review & Giveaway

I love this book!  I know I have mentioned the book before but the author, Jocelyn Green recently asked me to write a review. I will also be hosting a giveaway of this book! The book is made up of little devotionals for those going through a deployment. Right after my husband deployed last year I saw this book at our PX.  I just had to have it.  As a Christian and a military spouse, I knew this book was written for someone in my situation. The book itself is divided into sections.  This is great so that if something …

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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.

The Best Time for a Military Family to Have a Baby

  When IS the best time for a military family to have a baby? I think this is something that a lot of military wives struggle with.  With all these deployments and not much time at home, how do you plan the perfect time to have a baby?  Is it better they miss the pregnancy but are there for the birth?  What if you plan it perfectly but then deployment orders change?  What if it takes longer than you think to get pregnant? Deciding to have AJ seemed easy.  We had been apart for 4.5 months while DW and I …

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Auf Wiedersehen and Goodbye

We have less than 2 months in Germany! About 8 weeks left!  In some ways, it seems hard to believe.  That we will get on an airplane and our time here will be over. On the other hand, it is a long time coming and I am so ready to live in the US again. I will miss the bakeries, the church bells and the whole experience of living somewhere in Europe however I am really looking forward to a lot of things I have missed. Here is my list: Target Starbucks (They have these in Germany but not anywhere …

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