Category Archives: military

Corona-Days 3 through 18

I updated about Days 1 & 2 and called them Quarantine Days 1& 2, which implied that we are under quarantine. We aren’t, and there are so many different terms floating around that are confusing (lock-down, stay-at-home, shelter in place, … Continue reading

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It's Not About the Toilet Paper

Seven people in one house means we go through a lot of toilet paper. When I do my “normal” grocery shopping I can fill two carts… literally. In fact, at Fort Hood, they had a laminated sheet of paper that … Continue reading

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Quarantine: Days 1 & 2

Thankfully we’re healthy as of this writing, but we are self-isolating. We had big plans with good friends this weekend but they were canceled. Our kids had some fun alternate plans scheduled but we (as a family, though not unanimously) … Continue reading

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January 2020 Memories

Every now and then it’s good to journal about the everyday goings-on that don’t necessarily deserve a whole blog post. That’s what this entry is.  Car repairs/exercise/and adult conversation: Our Town and Country needed work and the dealership is just … Continue reading

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Surprise Orders!

If you’re military you know what that means! It means that while we were under the impression we’d be here until June 2021, God knew otherwise. 10 days ago Matt received a phone call that would take our well-laid out … Continue reading

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NC 2019: Heading home to Germany

While we were loving our time in NC, we had something back home that we wanted to get back for: A weekend in Garmisch (which was to start on Friday, September 20th). Follow our journey from North Carolina back to … Continue reading

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NC 2019: North Carolina

After visiting with Mama Kim, eating Chick-fil-A, and getting a good night’s sleep, we headed to North Carolina. This post is going to be a FLYBY of our visit. As I prepare these posts I realize I took very few … Continue reading

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NC 2019: Mama Kim

Yesterday’s post details our adventure in getting to the United States. In this post I’ll tell about getting from NJ to VA to NC. After a good night’s sleep we were really hoping the weather would cooperate. Hurricane Dorian was … Continue reading

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NC 2019: Space-A to USA

Space-A is always an adventure. I spent two months tracking flights in color-coded pens and highlighters. Things were looking good! When it was time to head to Ramstein, let’s just say the pattern didn’t hold. Thankfully we have great friends … Continue reading

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Other Christmas Fun ~ 2018

I shared a few days ago about the Christmas Markets that we enjoyed but we also did a few other really fun things. Tree-Up Day  – Hayden had to work but he was there later on to put decorations on the tree. … Continue reading

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