Marriage: I’ve been married to the love of my life since 2001; though I’ve known him since 1993.  We dated (not-seriously) twice in high school, stayed friends when he left for college, and fell in love while we dated long-distance for two years.  He was, and continues to be, a boy I had a total crush on. We have certainly seen many ups and downs over the years. He has seen me at my worst – in fashion, hair-dos, horomones, personality, etc.- and I’d like to think he’s seen me at my best.  Through it all he has been a steady source of all things good in my life.  I am a lucky girl!

Motherhood: When we got married, I wanted four kids…. husband wanted two…. we have three. I wanted my kids to be close in age, like my older sister and I…. my wish came true and we had three kiddos in less than 4 years. [note: remember up in the “marriage” paragraph…. I mentioned my horomones!] The dynamic is as follows: Girl (6), Boy (5), and Boy(3). Life has recently calmed down a bit to a new level of controlled chaos (as opposed to our former phase of complete chaos). I stay at home with my kids and am ready to venture into the dreamland of writing on a regular basis now that the kids are somewhat able to do things for themselves.

Military Life: I am married to a Navy Pilot.  He flies the E2-C Hawkeye, which is, essentially, a big airplane with a radar dish on top. My journey as a Navy wife began in IL and moved to Pensacola (FL) immediately after our wedding. After our three-month “honeymoon” (aka Flight School) in FL, we have called Corpus Christi (TX), Kingsville (TX), Virginia Beach (VA) – twice, Camarillo (CA) – twice, and California – yes, that’s the city’s name (MD), HOME.  I thoroughly enjoy our military adventures. Most of the time. Except during deployment. That just sucks. Alas, the identity of a Navy wife sometimes comes with stereotypes…. we’re snooty, we’re uber patriotic, we’re gossip queens, we’re fierce, we take really great tear-jerking homecoming photos, etc.  In all honesty, I’m probably a little bit of all those, but would like to think that I’m just me, married to my love and mothering my kids and making the most of the military lifestyle.

Me:  Welcome to my blog.  This is my space to be creative, to be thoughtful, to be silly.  I look forward to reading your comments and your thoughts on my writes… unless they’re mean. If you disagree with something I write, feel free to comment but try to be nice. Thanks!

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