Category Archives: military

January 2022 Look Back

I went back through my photos from January 2022 and I found a few events that were extra special to our family. Matt wearing his new rank. Matt has worked hard and I’m proud of him for earning this rank. … Continue reading

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Matt’s Promotion to LTC

What an honor it is to write this blog post. I started this blog back in 2009 when Matt was a fairly new Chaplain at our second duty station. He was just about to come home from Iraq, his first … Continue reading

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November 2021 – Recap

November was a great month for the Hamricks. It was fall, my birthday month, gorgeous weather, time spent as a family, with friends, the Macy’s parade, Thanksgiving, and preparing for our Disney trip. I managed to write about the NYC … Continue reading

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Finding Home.

They say it takes six months to feel at home at your new duty station… I have always found that to be true and it was the case here at Fort Hamilton. By six months we had our favorite pizza … Continue reading

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Back to School… but not the way you’re thinking!

15 years I’ve been a homeschooling mom and I’ve loved every single year. I find it hard to believe I’ve graduated two kids from our homeschool. I never intended to do that but planned fully to go back to the … Continue reading

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Pool Buddies

Going to the pool is fun, but always more fun when you get to go with your friends. These girls are adorable in the pool and I get as much joy watching them walk to and from as I do … Continue reading

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Hawaii – Part 2

Solitude is hard to come by in a house with seven people, especially during a pandemic. We even converted a hall closet to a mini-office/reading nook. It has come in handy on a regular basis. One of my main goals … Continue reading

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Hawaii – Part 1

Hawaii really surprised me. I have seen the pictures and movies and assumed that the magic of film make it look incredible, but from the moment we landed I was blown away by the beauty. On the way to Hawaii … Continue reading

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Visits do the heart good.

A year ago we were in the early days of our Germany-quarantine. We were still doing a daily-count, thinking the quarantine would be short enough to document in two-digit numbers. Boy, were we wrong! Very glad to see that things … Continue reading

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Apple Picking and Pumpkin Finding.

Our trip to the Catskills was wonderful and the grand finale was a stop on the way home to pick apples. Traditions are important to a person’s sense of belonging and military kids have many of the typical traditions stripped … Continue reading

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