Service: A Navy Seal at War by Marcus Luttrell Book Review

I was asked to do a book review of the book, Service: A Navy Seal at War by Marcus Luttrell.  Now I don’t normally read books about war.  I guess I just never felt drawn to them but this book looked interesting- After coming home from a fateful, star-crossed mission in Afghanistan, Marcus Luttrell recuperated and nursed his body and heart back to health. Throughout this time, he wondered why he and others, from America’s founding to today, had been willing to sacrifice everything—including themselves—for the sake of family, nation, and freedom. Then, in October 2006, Luttrell did what any …

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10 Things I Have Learned About Marriage During The Last 10 Years

10 things I have learned about marriage the last 10 years

In August, my husband and I will celebrate 10 years of marriage! 10 whole years, a decade! We were 10 years younger when we decided we wanted to spend our lives together. We have been through a lot of things I would never have imagined. We have spent about 3 years of those 10 apart. That seriously breaks my heart but at least it wasn’t three years in a row. We have both grown and changed over the years. I can now look at my husband and instead of saying, “I want to grow old with you” I can say, …

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Favorite Military Homecoming Outfits

So…who has trouble coming up with the right homecoming outfit?  I always do!  I want to look pretty and cute but never really know the best way to do that. A lot of wives spend hours if not days searching for the perfect outfit. The secret is, it really doesn’t matter what you wear because your husband will be so happy to see you and you will be so happy to see him. However, spending the time to find the outfit passes deployment days and getting ready for the event passes the hours right before you get to go pick …

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Too Much Deployment

I am sure by now you have heard about what happened in Afghanistan. An Army staff sergeant shot and killed 16 Afghan civilians, including nine children 🙁 There are a lot of reasons why people think this happened. Maybe he had been deployed too much, maybe he was having too many personal problems, maybe he just went crazy or maybe he just did something awful. One of the first things I thought when I heard about this is that he probably had been deployed too much and for too long. And he isn’t the only person to be in that …

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Army Wives Season Six, Episode One & Two, My Thoughts

Did you all get a chance to watch the first and second episodes of Army Wives Season Six yet? If you haven’t…please stop reading this post! I wanted to talk about the episode but I don’t want to ruin anything for you 🙂 If you would like to watch it you can do so online here!   I had my Army Wives party and got to watch episode one with some of my friends. Afterwords I had them write out what they thought. It was interesting that we all kinda thought the same things. We really liked that David was …

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Cooper and Me and the Military book review and giveaway

  Raising children in a Military family has its challenges. It is nice to come across anything that can help in that journey. Books are a great resource for children in the Military. I was given the book Cooper and Me and the Military by Monique and Alexa Peters to review. Cooper and Me is a children’s book series was started by a young girl, Alexa Peters (now 13), who has always loved to write stories and draw pictures about her experiences as a means of expressing her feelings. Cooper and Me grew out of Alexa’s gift for storytelling and …

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You Know You’re a Military Spouse When….

You Know You’re a Military Spouse When…. -Someone asks when your Spouse will be home, you say July or August instead of 5 or 6pm. -You live on your own and by yourself more after you’re married than before you were married. -You know all of your Spouse’s co-workers by their last name…and rarely know their first name. -You say “I’m going to the commissary” instead of “grocery store”. … … -You need your I.D to buy groceries. -You really want something but you say , well I’m going to have to wait for the 1st or 15th for it …

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The Journey Of An Army Chaplain Family

This guest post was written by Janet Pryor of http://www.militarymilestones.com/ The Journey Of An Army Chaplain Family In 1973, my world changed very radically, but it was a change that we welcomed and looked forward to from the beginning. My husband had desired to become a military chaplain all during his last four years from college into graduate school (seminary). Now that dream was coming true. We had been married when I was 20 years old and when we were halfway through college.  We finished college together and my husband went on to Seminary while I worked as an elementary teacher. To …

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Military Care Package Resource Guide

  A great article from JustMilitaryLoans.com 🙂 Military Care Package Resource Guide With 145,000 troops on active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan1 there’s no doubt that many will feel the heartache of being away from family and loved ones during the holidays.  Here at Just Military Loans we know the value in any type of gift, but one of the most simple and profound gifts are the kind that travel a long distance. photo provided by Support Our Military A Movement Starts With One Person Katrina Pesek took the time to do this.  As a proud military wife and mother, she sent a …

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I Never Planned On Being A Military Spouse

I Never Planned On Being A Military Spouse

I Never Planned On Being A Military Spouse This wasn’t something I dreamed about or planned for. Even after I had met my husband. I got married in 2002 to a man who had already served in the military a little over 2 years.  He was only a few years shy of completing his 8 years of service.  He was considered “Inactive Ready Reserve.”  That basically meant he could be called up but the military wasn’t really a part of his life anymore.  When 9/11 happened I did worry that he would get called up and wondered what it would be like …

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