The days are long but the years are short.. honestly this sentiment is so true. When you’re in the thick of it, you don’t want to hear it, but I’m documenting because I know I’ll look back and wonder where the days went. I’m writing these for us.
We love visiting Universal Orlando as a family but truthfully, I’m in it for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I grew up a huge HP fan (I started reading the series in the 3rd grade) and I quickly hooked my family as well. I love seeing how the magic of this area in Universal
We have this ongoing joke in our family about “the round-down” or “the round-up” – basically, we tended to round up or down on things when it’s convenient, and then tease/coax each other for the real date, number, price, etc. Sooo you could say I’ve been doing the round-up with this deployment, oh I made
We’re taking it day by day around here. I watched a show once where the character said you can do anything 10 seconds at a time, it’s totally true. When I feel overwhelmed by the number of days, weeks, months, we have left.. I stop myself and focus on getting through today. Being on this
Deployment was something we were dreading desperately, we knew it was coming but we had gotten comfortable in our lives without it!! The last time Nick deployed, I was a spry 22, pregnant with our Eli, chasing a toddler, and life looked much much different. We’ve cherished the last several years without the burden of
Happy happy Christmas! The holidays were a whirlwind for us with deployment impending, it felt like a looming cloud while we tried to get all the things done. We squeezed in festive holiday things though and I’m so grateful for these memories! Sharing (and saving for me!) some of our holiday decor, festive activities, puppy
Halloween is favorite in our house.. and all of our friends know it! The bar is set high and honestly, we have so much fun coming up with costumes and decorations each year. We spent 3 weeks in hotels between the end of September and closing on our house on October 15th, so that gave
I wasn’t sure the kids would get the traditional “back to school” this year, with our move to Florida coming up in a few short weeks, we really had to contemplate whether to have them start school here only to leave 3-5 weeks later. I was thinking about homeschooling (props to all you mamas
Buying a house is NOT for the faint of heart, this process has been so taxing!! But also, so exciting and rewarding. The pieces have truly fallen together for our big move back to Florida, we were as surprised as most when we got the news! That’s how it goes with PCS military moves though.