A very different kind of Thanksgiving

Growing up, Thanksgiving was always a time to get together with lots of friends and family.  Big crowds, lots of food, lots of talking and a few people falling asleep on the sofa after too much turkey and pie – good times, although often exhausting!! 

Now that Rob and I are on our own away from . . . → Read More: A very different kind of Thanksgiving

Christmas Gift Challenge: Give more, Spend less

Yes, I know it’s not Christmas time yet, and I’m all for waiting until after Thanksgiving…but, I know many of you will be doing some big shopping the day after Thanksgiving, so I wanted to get this posted before then.

Last year I wrote about my Top 10 list of low-tech, low-cost gifts that kids will . . . → Read More: Christmas Gift Challenge: Give more, Spend less

Happy Veteran’s Day!

Veteran’s Day is a day to honor and remember anyone who has served our country in the military – past or present.  Unlike Memorial Day, which is to honor those who gave their life for our country, Veteran’s Day honors those that have passed or are still alive. 

Today, on 11-11-11, Lovebug and I joined with . . . → Read More: Happy Veteran’s Day!

Halloween 2011

October was a busy month for us! We participated in several Fall & Halloween activities and had so much fun! I can’t possibly share all of the pictures I took, but here are some of my favorite highlights!


While my parents were visiting, we went to a local pumpkin patch



Lovebug had a . . . → Read More: Halloween 2011

Homemade Detective Kit

Since Lovebug’s birthday fell right in the middle of her Science Detective Camp I thought it would be fun to give her a present that went along with the theme.  I didn’t want to spend much money because the camp itself was her main present, but I also wanted something for her to open.  I was . . . → Read More: Homemade Detective Kit

4th of July on Fort Bragg

Yesterday, Lovebug and I went to the 4th of July celebration on post.  It was one HOT, crazy day!  I was able to reserve a spot ahead of time by paying $25 for a 10×10 foot space with a canopy tent already set up for me. SO glad I did – totally worth it!  If Hubby . . . → Read More: 4th of July on Fort Bragg

Emily’s Birthday DAY

The day after her party was Emily’s actual birthday, so we got to celebrate twice!  She started the day at Science Camp just like the rest of the week, and then we spent the afternoon at home.  She had received a package from Daddy that she couldn’t wait to open!  He sent her some cute wooden . . . → Read More: Emily’s Birthday DAY

Emily’s 7th Birthday Party

We had Emily’s party the day before her actual birthday.  She wanted a swimming party, so we used the neighborhood pool on post.  They also have a clubhouse that we were able to use for free, and it was a perfect place to set up! We had to put down a deposit, but we got it . . . → Read More: Emily’s 7th Birthday Party

Happy 7th Birthday, Emily!


The last couple days have been full of celebrating my daughter! Science Camp, swimming party with friends, then an afternoon playing with new toys! I am so blessed to be called Mommy by this sweet girl.  7 years ago today, she came into the world and changed our lives forever for the better.  God gave . . . → Read More: Happy 7th Birthday, Emily!

Happy Father’s Day 2011!

(posting this a little early so Hubby can see it when Father’s Day starts on his side of the world)

Like father, like daughter!

I still remember Hubby’s face when I found out I was pregnant. He was beyond excited! In the delivery room, he was mesmerized with bringing his baby into the world.  Once she . . . → Read More: Happy Father’s Day 2011!