Miriam at the McWane Science Center This past January, my parents were in town from Seattle for a two week visit. It had been half a year since we last saw each other and we had a wonderful time together. I always enjoy seeing my parents…
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Every weekend I find myself in a similar conundrum of needing to sleep in, being fully aware of the pros and cons of such a cyclical outcome. The result that I hope to attain from catching up on much needed rest, typically does not match…
As the end of the month of December nears, I find myself in a transition of sorts. I had just gotten over being sick with a lingering cough for about six weeks. Alex was away for the last week and a half on a case in Alaska. We just …
Today I dropped off my three and a half year old twins, Max and Miriam at the Air Force base CDC (child development center). Usually, Alex drops them off on his way to work down the street, but he has been out of town for a case. Walking in…
I don’t get to dress up often, and by not often, I mean that I have not worn a non-maternity semi-formal or formal dress since 2006.Last night was the Holiday Ball for Dave’s school, and I got to wear a cocktail dress. With babysitters hard to fi…
Don’t Miss The Boat
Appealing To The Senses
|A screen displays a candle for a calming affect|
Getting With the Program
2 Steps Forward, 1 Step Back
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Support can ride on all types of trailsSupport can come in all types of forms and sometimes in very unexpected ways. After we got Jake’s autism diagnosis when he was two and a half years old, our three sets of parents wanted to do what they could…
Saturday was the Marine Corp Ball which is held every year to celebrate the birthday of the Marine Corp! 237 years! I have to say, I absolutely love my dress and I felt fabulous!
I was approached many times throughout the night by random women aski…
I like be creative by composing music, playing the piano, drawing, painting and writing. I also enjoy puns that lighten the mood, no matter how badly the outcome may be. I usually save this privilege for people that know me really well – so…
Living inside of the box, thinking outside of the box, and landing on top of the box with two feet in tact, is no simple matter. First of all, what is this box? Is this a puzzle box? It’s not just any ordinary puzzle box. T…
At one point, our twins (Max and Miriam a.k.a the M&Ms) and Jake, (our son that’s living with autism) were in diapers and no one was talking yet. The twins would say “mama” and “dada” and make some cute sounds, but not much else. You ta…
This is the story of our familyWe are an Air Force family with twins and a son that is living with autism. I am a pianist, composer, music educator, and artist, and I like to do artsy things whenever possible. My husband A…
I have lived here before, so I thought I knew the landscape, but things change in 2 years.I knew that by placing Liam at a private school, we’d lose his IEP. I battled with anxiety over that for months. He has started school (will be a sepe…
Dear Mrs. Marine,
I am a newly-wed Marine wife, and am seeking advice as to my options for benefits: Due to the great expense of my chosen degree, I am continuing to attend college in (another state), despite my husband being stationed in North Caroli…
Life has been a bit crazy since I last blogged. After blogging that Ben was also sick, his fever went up to 105.5 while on antibiotics and fever reducers. We spent the next two days battling his fever to keep it in the 101-103 range.We got …
We had 3 appointments on Monday; that is our slow day. :-/First, Liam had his Monday morning ABA. I talked a bit with his therapist as I am feeling overwhelmed by his anxiety/OCD type behavior involving hoarding. He had gathered up all Ben’…
I can’t believe it has been 10 years. Unfortunately Hubby is not here to celebrate with me, he is off training, again… However we will be celebrating when he gets home in a few weeks!
I used this post for Hubby’s (our) 10 year Anniversary in the Mari…
I have a new project I’m working on!
There are a lot of online message boards, forums, groups, etc. etc. etc. out there. I have read them a lot, posted on them asking my own questions (which rarely get answered) and also answered posts as well. So many…
This is what weekends look like around these parts; don’t judge me for the wine.This week Liam proposed that I run away to Australia with him. He actually said “Mommy, can you and go far away? Somewhere Daddy isn’t?” I asked if he mea…
The National Museum of the Marine Corps is conducting its “Art for Wounded Warriors” program for the second year, after receiving overwhelming support from children and youth from across the country in its inaugural year. The “Art for Wounded War…
If any of you reading this lost someone that day, my deepest condolences.
I was in my car on my way to work. I was a nanny for two children (that were the same age and gender of my kids now). I heard the news on the radio. I had never heard of the Twin…
On this day, 2 years ago, after a very long day of travel, we arrived on this beautiful Island. We were greeted with rain, so our drive from the airport to base wasn’t very scenic.
I have only left the Island once to go “home” to Colorado for a brief w…
*This post is inspired by the post I read this morning at Smurfoflauge Cafe. I had too many emotions and didn’t want to throw up in her comments.
It’s hard not to feel isolated as a military spouse. You try to talk to your civilian friends and family about your feelings, but most of them… read more »
These dogs are absolutely adorable, with Hubby Deployed I was very excited to get a Trooppaws dog for my kiddos! I knew they would love it! I love how its legs all stick out wide, he’s just asking for a big Hug and he’s very cuddly too! Each Trooppaws …
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