Army Wife Life January 2018

It’s been a good while since my last real Post.

So, here we are.

The last few months of 2017 were pretty testing. My husband had to go away for work for the most of October and a little of November. Which means he had to miss Bhaer’s first Halloween.

But it could be worse, it could’ve been Christmas.

My Grandma came to stay with me which was a very unique and special occurrence. Just having her around was helpful. I don’t know if this is something all wives feel but as a housewife, I mean, domestic engineer, life can get quite lonely when you’re home all day and your baby is only learning how to talk. So, having my Grandma here with me was a big help.

As for being an Army Wife, I’ve been pushing myself to get more involved.

I joined the Catholic Women of the Chapel last year but this year I’ve pushed myself to do more, I attend Faith Study and Knitting, which is a little tough since its Friday Nights.
(But its been so nice to knit again, I never realized how much I missed it!)

I also joined PWOC (Protestant Women of the Chapel), but so far its just been their weekly meetings.

The best thing to ever happen to our little family is finding NPSP (New Parent Support Program) Bhaer and I started Mommy and Me Playgroup in September and now we do just about every event they offer. It has really been a Godsend ❤

Aside from that I just keep my eyes peeled on MWR.
For example, Bhaer and I went to the tree lighting ceremony on Post.
(Saw the Big Guy and the Mrs….Bhaer was not amused.)

I am looking forward to the Spring because although I’m trying my best to keep busy,
this cold weather has been kicking our butts!

First Bhaer had the sniffles, then I got sick, then Stan got sick, then Bhaer, then me, then Stan again and fingers crossed this sore throat I got Tuesday morning will go away before Sunday’s Super Bowl Party!

Well, wish us Luck!

Thank you for Reading!!


Veterans Day 2016 – “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” —Maya Angelou

Happy Veterans Day

Thank you to all who have Served.

All of the Men and Women who have fought so valiantly to serve and protect this great Nation of ours. Past and Present.

I have always had the utmost respect for our Military.

I have at least one member of my family who has served in each branch.

Today, I salute my

Second Cousins, who were in the Air Force & Coast Guard.

Grandfather-in-Law and Second Cousin, who were in the Navy.

Godfather and Grandfather-in-Law, who were in the Marines.

Great Uncles, who were in the Army


Both my Grandfathers
who were in the Army,
my Husband
who still is.

I want to salute all those who are currently serving.

As I said, I have always had the utmost and highest respect for the Military.

But as an Army Girlfriend, Fiancée and now Wife,
my respect is that much greater.

We see our Military as War Heroes,
sacrificing their lives for our freedom.

But they’re sacrificing a lot more than that.

They’re sacrificing their time, energy and patience.

My Husband has had to put being a soldier first before a lot of his own wants and needs.
He doesn’t get to have a normal schedule or see his family every day or even every month.
We were Long Distance for the entire 4 years of our courtship.
When he was Infantry he didn’t even have the luxury of Indoor plumbing or a cushy bed for weeks at a time.

and not once did he complain about it.

I’ve met some incredible people over the last five years.
Our friend Manly right now is serving overseas.
She can’t see her friends or family for a year.
She can’t even have her dog with her.

She doesn’t complain, she’s proud to serve.

And we need to make sure we show them our gratitude and admiration.

Today is Veteran’s Day,
and being an Army Wife, I have a whole new perspective on what our Veterans had to go through.

May God Bless them and their Families.
Now and Always.

“Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country. In either event, it is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else.”
~Theodore Roosevelt

With that being said, I may be taking the President-Elect with a grain of salt, but that does not mean that I don’t love my country. The United States has been through far worse than this and we as a nation need to remember that
“United We Stand, Divided We Fall”.

We must remember to Honor and Support Our Troops, even when we don’t agree with the current administration.

Support our Troops

May God Bless them

May God Bless America

Thank you for Reading

Happy Veterans Day

Thank you to all who have served and are serving.

Day 12 Twelve Things You Are Grateful For

Day 12 Twelve Things You Are Grateful For

June 12, 1942. Anne Frank received a diary for her birthday.

June 12, 2014. The last time I allowed the 12th to be a day of monthly mourning and depression for me. The next month, when the 12th rolled around, I chose to be grateful for the things and people I have rather than being depressed because of what I had lost.

Tell about a dozen things you are grateful to have in your life. It could be people, things, memories, etc. (Yes, I cheated on this one since I do this every month anyway.)


Sometimes I find myself to feel quite melancholy and to quote Professor Dumbledore “But you know happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, when one only remembers to turn on the light.” So here are twelve things that I am grateful for:

  1. My Parents
    I would not be who I am today without them. My Dad and my Mom are the kindest  and most thoughtful people I have ever met. I never thought of myself as being as kind and considerate as they are but the older I get, the more I realize just how similar to my parents I really am. 
  2. My Stan
    I know its a cliche to say that my significant other is my best friend, but I’m going to say it anyway. Stan is my absolute Best Friend. We have so much in common and our differences compliment one another very well. I honestly don’t know how I could possibly be married to someone I didn’t love, trust and admire as much as I do Stan.
  3. My Grandparents
    My Grandparents on both sides of my family are pretty Bad Ass.
    Unfortunately, my
    Dad’s parents passed away before I could really get to know them on a more adult level. They were both much older than me and had accomplished many amazing feats well before I was born. They were both extremely no nonsense people and I was never able to full be myself among them.My Mom’s Father passed well before his time, and well before I reached the realization of how similar we truly were. My Grandfather was a very strong person both physically as well as mentally. He had a strong sense of right and wrong and was not afraid to voice his opinion. Each day I try to be more and more like him.
    My Grandmother was always a hero to me. We’ve gone on countless adventures together alongside my Mom. Sometimes, I don’t give her the appreciation and credit she is due. But I love her to the moon and back and honestly wouldn’t be who I am today without her constant presence in my life.
    I hope that someday, I will be just as Bad Ass as all four of my Grandparents.
  4. My Cousins
    Being an only child my cousins were a huge part of my making my childhood amazing. Most of them are much older than me but each and every one of them means something dear to my heart in their own way. But three cousins in particular mean more to me than anyone else in the world. They are my siblings having spent weeks at a time together. I love them with my whole heart and even though we’re far apart, I honestly wouldn’t know where I would be now without them.
  5. My Aunts
    The women in my family are all extremely strong. My Aunts have always been there for me in their own way. From supporting me on a daily basis to being there on Family Vacations and supporting me on special occasions.
    My Aunts have always loved and cared for me as if I were their own.
  6. My Annie and all of my other Animal Friends
    My life as an Army Wife improved immensely the day Annie came into our lives. I am so grateful for animals. They bring so much joy, happiness and beauty into the world. I’m grateful for their companionship, love, trust and inspiration they have given me throughout my life.
  7. My Friends
    I’m not the easiest friend to get along with, there I’ve said it. I put my family first and I don’t like talking on the phone…but for those Friends who have stuck by me, they are one in a million. My friends come in all shapes and personalities. Some could be my twin and others could be my complete opposite. I’ve learned things from each and every one of them and they have pushed me in many different ways. I hope they know just how much they mean to me, even if I don’t call and talk to them or write to them every week.
    They are my pack and I will always have their backs.
  8. Walt Disney
    Disney has given so much to so many people. From the movies to the theme parks, Disney brings people together. Walt Disney World was the first place my family ever felt fully at peace. My Dad could relax from work and I could run out my energy. And when I’m home I can pop in a DVD and get caught up in the adventure. From the catchy songs to the breathtaking animation, no one can do it better than Disney.
  9. My High School
    I went to an All Girls High School and I will forever be grateful. Grateful for my Education and the opportunities I was given. I was floundering in Middle School, just one of the flock, but when I changed schools, I was able to be a part of something bigger. I was able to be a member of two Sports Teams, an Acting troupe and Student Council. I learned all different types of art forms and traveled overseas. I still had to audition and try out but I was given that choice. I was never once bullied into submission. Oh sure, there were “mean girls” but the school didn’t allow them to take control and for that I’m eternally grateful.
  10. The Army
    Yes, it can be frustrating at times, especially when everything is hurry up and wait but overall I like that I can be apart of something bigger again. I had always had the up most respect for the Armed Forces, especially since many of my family members have served at some capacity. My two Grandfathers were Army Veterans and my Husband is currently serving, making me an Army Wife. (Something I couldn’t be prouder of). Yes, I wish we weren’t so far from our families but the places we’ve been, people we’ve met and the experiences we’ve made are well worth it.
  11. The Written Word, Art Supplies and Freedom of Expression
    I am grateful for the Mediums of Expression. From Poetry to Novels, Screenplays and Letters. Paintings, Doodles, Pottery and Photography. From Musicals, to Ballads to catchy Jingles. I am grateful to the mediums we have at our disposal for ways of expressing our thoughts and our ideas. The ability to read our favorite books, watch our favorite films, visit a museum and listen to any song we want. I’m grateful for the people who have chose to express themselves in ways they seem fit and for the opportunity and freedom to do the same.
  12. For Being a Woman
    When I was a little girl I remember being thankful that I was a girl. I’m not really sure why I had this thought, perhaps my cousin/BFF/brotherfromanothermother was being a bit obnoxious at the time but I remember very clearly thinking how I very much enjoyed being a girl. From then on I became an unconscious Feminist, meaning that I didn’t realize I was a Feminist at the time. I was just being myself, on class projects I just naturally drifted towards the feminine. I chose female figures to present and questioned why my fellow writers were not making their female characters more well rounded. I never pushed that Women should be superior (thoughweallknowweare 😉 ) I just wanted equality. I wanted things to be equal. And even though I don’t have it as easy as men in some arenas, I am still just as grateful to be a woman.