Reasons to Love The South

Sweet tea, summer nights, y'all, and Bless your heart. The Reasons to Love The South. South has its own special charm and there are so many reasons to love it.*Written while enjoying a pint of Blue Bell ice cream*

I never saw myself having a life here.  I had visited southern cities several times in my life, but I never thought I would end up in one.  We have now been stationed below the Mason-Dixon line since we met seven years ago.  Y’all…the South is amazing.  There are truly so many reasons to love The South.  It has everything I want for myself, my family, and our future.  Yes I know that we may be told to pack it up at any point; but we both agree the South is where we will call home in the end. Read more

My Pre – Deployment Checklist

My Pre-Deployment Checklist : 15 Must Do's Before They Head OutWe were racing around the house, tearing through drawers and ripping clothes off hangers.  This deployment provided the least amount of heads up we had received yet; less than twenty-four hours and he was leaving.  There was a lot of stress and a lot of holding back tears, but it was a huge relief to know that since this wasn’t our first rodeo, we were at least prepared. Read more

The Art of Staying Busy

The art of staying busy, deployment, military spouse

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming.  Dory’s sing-songy voice plays in my head daily at the moment.  It doesn’t help that Vivienne is going through a fish phase and screams “Dory, DORY!” constantly, while wielding her mini mop like a samurai sword around the living room.  That little fish is on to something; it’s something that so many of us need: to stay busy.  At the moment, all I need to do is move, move, move. Read more