Settling In

We took a walk after dinner last night, and my husband and I chatted a little about anything and everything when I looked up at the sky, at the crescent moon and stars, and said “I really like it here.” He seemed somewhat confused. “Really? It’s hard to tell.” He went on to tell me […]

Life List Item Crossed Off: Our Tea Party Send-off at Mad Hatter’s Tea

Yesterday, a few of the San Antonio bloggers came together for a “Brunch Send Off” for me and my friend Claire, as we’re both military wives and both our families are both moving away 🙁 I became super excited when I heard our brunch would be held at the Mad Hatter Tea House – to go to a real tea house and […]

Parents, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

My husband hates being late. No matter how early we begin preparing, somehow we always find some way to magically leave the house later than expected (especially for soccer games). (I’m thinking it has something to do with having eleventy-billion kids with eleventy-billion things to keep track of.) I hate being late, too, but I […]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W12} #happinessis

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do […]

Happiness is ______ {Week Twenty-One} #happinessis

2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so […]

How a Fever, Sleepless Nights, & Obnoxious Kids Changed Me as a Mom Forever

After getting sick late Wednesday night, I spent the last part of the week in a fever-induced haze. Tired, rundown, haggard, vacillating between sweating and freezing, all while battling a suspicious fever that persisted with no other symptoms or ailments to warrant or explain its existence. I did my damnedest to scrub the evil fever from my […]

The Most Romantic Valentine’s Day Spent Apart EVER

I never thought I’d write those words. I mean, who am I kidding. We’re always seemingly apart on Valentine’s Day. I’d (mostly) gotten used to it by now. I’ve never been the biggest fan of the “holiday” anyway, mainly only because I like decorating for it, and baking for it, but I personally don’t need […]

Two Weeks

He’s gone again. This time, for two weeks. Gone during Valentine’s day (again). He left at 3am early Monday morning, after only sleeping for a couple hours (if that). We clung to one another while we slept. I fell asleep sobbing, holding him, as I normally do the night before he leaves. Reality sets in […]

We Did It! A New Dining Room Set

As soon as I found it on Craigslist, I transferred money over from Paypal. But would the sellers wait for me? Would the sellers be flooded with other offers? We emailed back and forth throughout the week – asking dimensions, etc. The man was sweet, patient, eager to sell and downsize for his family. He […]

Cosmic or Divine Intervention? Take Two

Good gravy, people. Yesterday, something happened that gave me chills. Something that practically mirrored what happened almost two years ago, when I wrote a story about a chain of events that happened that made me question my beliefs on whether or not something else is truly “out there.” Divine intervention, if you will. This story begins […]