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Thanksgiving: Staying Connected Across the Miles

Posted in Family, and Holidays

One of the difficult things about being a military family is that we’re often away from family for the holidays. It’s always nice when you can find a little ways to stay connected across the miles. Shortly before Thanksgiving, I was contacted by Shari’s Berries to see if I would like to share one of their cheesecake collections with someone as a way to show that I’m thankful for them. There was no obligation to write a review or blog post. I picked the fall collection of chocolate covered strawberries and cheesecake bites for both my family and my sister’s…

Giving Thanks: Chickens

Posted in Family, and Homesteading

Chickens have become such a huge part of our every day lives. While they don’t require a large amount of work on a daily basis, they do keep us entertained with all of their antics and songs. The biggest blessing for us has been the eggs that they provide for us. With the time change and less daylight, I thought for sure the egg production would go down, but we’ve been blessed with continued egg production. In fact, our girls all decided to lay an egg yesterday, so we had a dozen eggs in one day. That was a fun…

Happy 241st Birthday Marines!

Posted in Holidays, and Military Life

Happy 241st Birthday Marines! Each year on or around 10 November, Marines gather in groups large and small to celebrate our history, honor the memory of those who have gone before us, and rekindle the bond that unites all generations of Marines. This year, we mark the 241st anniversary of our Corps—241 years of uncommon valor, innovation, and combat excellence. Marines, we are part of something bigger than any of us could imagine. Whether you fought in the battles of World War I, in the Pacific during World War II, in Korea or Vietnam, in Desert Shield or Desert Storm,…

Praying through the Bible for your Kids

Posted in Christian Life, and Reviews

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” ~ Proverbs 22:6 I started praying for our sweet girl before she was even born. As the years passed, the prayers continued, but the changed according to the stages of her life. Now, that she’s in college and approaching some difficult decisions about further education and a future career, I find myself, once again, praying in a different way. I also find myself praying that the Lord will bring the right people into her life to help her grow in…

Doctor Who: 10th Doctor Costume

Posted in Family

“People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but *actually* from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint – it’s more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly… time-y wimey… stuff.” ~Tenth Doctor, Doctor Who Blink What does a self-proclaimed geek wear when she wants to dress up for Halloween? Especially when the costume needs to be comfortable for both college classes and work? Well, if that geek is a bit of a Doctor Who fan, it makes sense to dress up as The Doctor. The hard part is deciding which incarnation of The Doctor she wanted to be.…