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And on the Twelfth Day

Today is July 22, 2014, our 12th day in Italy. As with any OCONUS (Outside the Continental United States) move, temporary living arrangements can last up to and sometimes beyond 30 days. 540 more words



We are moving from the mid-west to the southeast US in two weeks. I was sure that by now not only would we be pregnant, but my husband’s job would be lined up and all that would be lacking was us finding the perfect home to bring our child home to and begin our lives as a new family post active duty Army. 651 more words


Happy 1st year anniversary to me and my husband

Its been one year today since we got married. The first year of marriage is supposed to be the hardest, and I agree with this. Since we got married we have; 93 more words

Check, check, check

Life is ticking forward for us. Bit by bit by bit, we’re piecing our new lives together.

Arrived in Japan? Check!

All our luggage made it, too? 127 more words

Military Life

The Next Big Adventure

As an army child I’ve grown accustomed to the idea of not being in one place forever. It’s just how it goes. A lot of times people ask, “Isn’t it hard moving around all the time?” The truth is, sure its hard but not in the way you think. 112 more words


Beer and a Bite

Having joined the military in 1970, I found myself on several temporary duty (TDY) assignments to Okinawa, Philippines and Guam during the closing years of the Viet Nam Conflict.  629 more words



I’m having a meltdown of sorts.

Yep, that’s right. Me. Not my daughter or my son. (Although had happened today, too.) It’s all just hitting me. 315 more words