Category Archives: travel

Missing TEXAS? Naw….

Brutal honesty. I was ready to leave Texas behind. The heat; the vast expanses of nothingness; the flatness; the lack of green… Four and a half years in a location not of my choosing was long enough. At least that’s … Continue reading

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A Hotel Adventure for Anna

Because the hotel can get a bit old for Anna we try to let her get out of the room and lead us on an adventure at least once a day. This is the time where SHE gets to pick … Continue reading

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Life in the Panzer Hotel

In my last post I shared about the house we are going to be moving into. We really are excited to move into it and start our new life there. In fact, we were out at Kelley for a little … Continue reading

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Our first week back in Germany…

 The last post, Up, up, and AWAY!, shared the journey from Nana’s house to boots-on-the-ground in Germany. I pick up just 15 minutes after the wheels hit German soil: We left the plane and began the process of collecting all … Continue reading

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Montgomery, Alabama to Belmont, NC

On the morning of the 19th we woke up in Montgomery, Alabama. Because of our studies the past two years on the deep, rich history of black Americans, we haven’t spent an inordinate amount of time on either Dr. Martin … Continue reading

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Pull-away-day.

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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Refreshed… ESR2

My trip to Wyoming was well timed: fall has started in some areas of the US but not where I live. I’m about DONE with Texas heat. Four and a half years here has done me in. I am perfectly … Continue reading

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Refreshed, Rejuvenated, and Empowered: ESR1

You may recall that Matt and I were gifted a Revitalization Retreat in April from the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation.  It was wonderful and its purpose was to allow my soldier and me to reconnect – away from life, the … Continue reading

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I Love Our Open Adoption! {NC – Summer 2017 (Part 5)}

Sunday morning we woke up and enjoyed a lazy (if warm) morning in our room. Around 10 my boys started asking if I could take them to a beach with real waves.  I left Anna with Nana, Papa, and Mason … Continue reading

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