faith, my smoking hot husband, travel

Polar Plunge

Saturday my sister took my crew and I to a Polar Plunge at Weaver Lake in Maple Grove, Minnesota. If you've never heard of a Polar Plunge, it's where folks jump into a freezing lake in the middle of winter. Sound fun? Yeah, I didn't think so either. I wondered what would bring people to… Continue reading Polar Plunge

close to my heart, faith, my smoking hot husband, our first daughter, our second daughter

16 Year Old Bride

Not many of you know that I married my husband at the age of 16. While most of my friends were shopping for prom dresses, I was looking for a wedding dress, writing my vows, and searching for the perfect wedding band for my husband-to-be. You may be wondering what brought me to be a… Continue reading 16 Year Old Bride

EOD, faith, family, living the military life, my smoking hot husband, random

The long awaited, highly anticipated, bittersweet ending

In less than three weeks my husband will become an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician.  He started his training April 28th of last year.  It's been a long road.  In the beginning, I was completely against EOD.  Words were exchanged, loudly, about my strong opinion of him leaving his safe, cushy desk job to go… Continue reading The long awaited, highly anticipated, bittersweet ending

faith, the beach


As we were cruising over the Destin bridge Sunday after church, I noticed something sticking up on top of a dune on Okaloosa Island.   As we drove closer, my pretty blue eyes discovered this: It was a sign.  Well, a sign in the form of  an American flag.  An American flag sitting on top of the still… Continue reading Reassurance

faith, family, health, our first daughter, our second daughter

The Way It Should Be

Looking back on breastfeeding my oldest daughter, we had it fairly easy.  When I say easy, I mean that we had the normal breastfeeding woes in the beginning but were easily overcome in the first few days.  The only problem was that I didn't really want to breastfeed.  The horror stories of how painful it would be… Continue reading The Way It Should Be

Aliana, birth, faith, family, pregnancy

Then Comes the Baby in the Baby Carriage

Two weeks after my 18th birthday, my husband and I moved to Yokosuka, Japan.  He was 20 so that meant he met the legal age requirement in Japan to purchase alcohol and could buy us booze whenever we pleased.  The night we arrived in Japan after an accumulated 30 hours of travel time, we checked into our hotel and… Continue reading Then Comes the Baby in the Baby Carriage