5 Tips For Flying With Baby

Hi again! I hope your Tuesday is going well so far. Mallory and I have some errands to run in Anchorage today but, not until she naps. Yesterday she was a mega grump after deciding she was too cool for her nap. Not today kiddo, not today. ...more

Playing Tourist in your Own City

Two months into our grand move and I think we are all -finally- settling in to a routing and feeling a little more like "Texans".  This weekend we decided to head out of our little corner of H-town and explore some of the gazillion things there are to do in this city....more

You Know You Want To

 Last year, Hubby and I went to Italy (See September's Blogs). I swore if I never went anywhere else I would still die a happy woman.I lied.There are still several really hoppin' places I'm DYING to see. ...more

Alaska Bucket List

More seasoned military families frequently advise us to approach each duty station as tourists. "Do as much as you can during your time there. Try to see EVERYTHING!"  We have our sights set high for our time in Alaska! (I did my best at Ft. Benning even though Kyle was gone so much, but lets be honest about Columbus....) ...more

Desk Job to Dream Job - My New Office Has Windows to the World

From Desk Job to Dream Job My New Office Has Windows to the World...more

Living In Italy: “Your Boobs Suck,” And Other Lessons I Learned From My Mother-In-Law

Shortly after F and I were engaged, his mother came to Florence to stay with us for the weekend. She was pissed that her bouncing baby boy wanted to marry what she saw as a linguistically challenged, overtly sexual, liberal American idiot and  I can’t blame her. A birthing vagina totally can’t compete with a linguistically challenged one. Despite her negative-nancy attitude, I don’t think that she believed that we’d eventually marry. Rather, I think it bothered her that I believed we would....more

Being Trapped In Florida Ain’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be

In 20 years, will we be asking each other, “Where were you when the polar vortex hit?” My answer will be, “I was stuck in Florida.” I imagine people rolling their eyes and giving me sarcastic, oh-you-poor-baby looks. But for some families, I imagine being stuck in Florida was a hardship they weren’t prepared for....more

That Day We Spent 10 Hours Chasing Waterfalls

 twin fallsThe first stop was Twin Falls.  It was still pretty early and we knew it wasn't going to be a long walk so we kept our flip flops on.  It was fine but half way through I wish we'd changed.  It was so beautiful and so quiet.  It was the perfect start on our journey to Hana. the three bears...more

Share Your World – 2013 Week 45

What was the most important event in your life last week?Last week involved a series of hospital and doctor visits for my entire family, including me. But, I think the most important one was my dad's successful recover from his lung biopsy.  The area where they punctured his lung is still tender, but he is in good spirits....more

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