Our First Military Homecoming: One Year Later

This morning as I looked at our very busy May calendar, it dawned on me that it has been just over a year since our first military homecoming. Jake’s first deployment ended mid-April 2014, and by this time last year we were beach-bumming on some white sand in the Dominican Republic trying to catch our breath and pretend the last six months hadn’t happened (Take me back to that, please).


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Port Stop Favorites: Newport, RI


This post is my  list of personal “port favorites” for any military wife who finds herself living in or visiting Newport. While there are many “must-see, must-do, must-eat” lists for a place like Newport, these are the places and experiences Jake and I remember and recommend the most from our time spent there (July 2012-May 2013). 

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The Five Stages of Hurry Up and Wait or: Please Don’t Go but if you Must Leave Now

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A practical example of “Hurry Up and Wait” via a glimpse into our conversations at home the past few weeks:

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Highest Highs, Lowest Lows


Today is Kai’s half-birthday, which, of course, forced me into the realization that the last time I actually wrote was Kai’s due date. If it weren’t for the perfect flood of baby photos I have harassed my Instagram followers with, it would not be an unlikely theory (based on my lack of blogging) to assume I never made it out of the hospital alive. Needless to say, the last six months have been an absolute blur in which the thought of writing occurred so many times, only to fade away instantaneously in the wake of baby’s endless needs, a coast to coast to move, and Jake’s first underway period.

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August in Pictures

It’s been a while since I’ve updated, and its been a little crazy around here the last month, but here are some ‘slice of life’ pictures to fill in the gap. The big news of the month was that after weeks of sleeping on an air mattress and eating off borrowed kitchenware…the Navy delivered our household goods!

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