Book Review: In His Stead #Spon #MilFam

Book Review: In His Stead #Spon #MilFam

     AN ANCIENT LAW, A MODERN WAR, AND A FATHER'S LOVE THAT KNOWS NO BOUNDS...Summary: In His Stead by Judith Sanders     "Retired Army Ranger Thomas Lane once burned for the taste of gunpowder and the thrill of the battle. But as he struggles to cope with his own PTSD and the death of his eldest son, killed by an IED in Afghanistan, Lane learns that the price of war is far too dear.      When the National Guard calls up Lane’s youngest son to serve, Lane knows he will do anything to save his Continue reading

Banana Bread in a Jar, Ship a bit of Home Overseas

Banana Bread in a Jar, Ship a bit of Home Overseas

       I can't even begin to count the number of care packages that we have shipped overseas in the past few years.  Between Hubs, family, and friends it seems like I am always getting a package ready every few months if not way more often than that.  One of my favorite items to send is something homemade. There are lots of ways to send homemade goodies across the world, but one that I have come to love is baked goods in a jar.  They stay fresh as the day they were baked for a couple Continue reading

#Oasap Shopping for a Welcome Home Outfit #milspouse

#Oasap Shopping for a Welcome Home Outfit #milspouse

     Viv here today!  I know that it has been a very long time since I have posted anything, but my husband has been deployed and with taking care of my daughter and pets life has been craaaaaazy!  I am nearing the end of this deployment, which I could not be happier about, but it also means I need a great outfit to welcome my Soldier home.  I don't know about you, but when I see my husband for the first time after almost a year I do not want to be wearing something he has seen me in 100 times Continue reading

See you next year… oh deployment

See you next year… oh deployment

This weeks coffee date was a bit different, normally when I meet a friend for coffee and conversation it is a wonderful fun morning!  This week I delivered coffee at 0600 to my friend R, we had a tough day ahead of us.  I was there to spend the day with her and be her shoulder/support person.  I had the honor of joining my great friend R, her Hubs, and their little man as they said "See you next year."  He is headed into his first deployment, and she is headed into a year of single-parenthood. Continue reading