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Fort Hood to Fort Polk

Good morning!  I am up and ready for the day while the family gets five more minutes of sleep. I wanted to briefly journal our day in case I don’t end up finding time to write a full blog post … Continue reading

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This is not going to be an exhaustive farewell-to-Fort-Hood Post simply because I don’t have time.  In fact, we originally planned to be pulling away from here at this precise moment (6:45 am) but yesterday went nothing as planned and … Continue reading

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Farewell ChapelNext – Ft. Hood

Today (Sunday) was our last day at ChapelNext Fort Hood. We’ve been there since our first Sunday here in June 2013. We sat with the Holsinger Family and that was our “spot” the entire time we were at Fort Hood. … Continue reading

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Merry Move – 2017

If you are looking for my annual update you can click here and the interwebs will magically deliver you to that page. Today, the day I’m writing this, we are halfway done with our packing. Our long-term storage crew came … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas ~ 2017

In the midst of the chaos of preparing for an overseas move I can happily say I’ve checked off two of my most important to-do items. Making our “Fort Hood” Shutterfly book and Making, ordering, labeling, and shipping our Christmas … Continue reading

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A Unique Way to use an Instant Pot

I purchased an Instant Pot (note: it’s not InstaPot) last year and have found it to be an incredible tool.  I rarely use my oven anymore though the kids use it daily to make their lunches (tater tots, sandwiches with … Continue reading

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Rejuvenated… ESR3

I’ve been going 100 miles per hour this past month and I’ve let my blog writing slide.  (Two trips out of the state to various parts of the country and one to Camp Eagle, which is where I am currently … Continue reading

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1st Cavalry Division – Change of Command with Cavalry Charge

I had no intention of writing a blog post today but I got a bit sentimental earlier at the Change of Command so here I am. I took four my kids and my neighbor’s two boys (with the help of … Continue reading

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School’s in Session: Toddler version

Anna – Almost-20-months: This little girl is incredibly smart.  Her pediatrician recently told me that she is WAY advanced of her peers.  She’s a blast!  Her vocabulary impresses me every day and her problem-solving skills cause me problems.  In fact, she … Continue reading

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School’s in Session: 2nd Grade

Parker – 2nd grade: I am LOVING this year with Parker!  We get to spend more time together than ever before.  After we read with the family in the mornings (8:00-8:30) Parker takes Anna to her room to play while … Continue reading

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