• Posted on September 11, 2012 5:24 pm
    By Sam

    Hello everyone! Sorry I've been absent for so long. In August my husband graduated from AIT and then took a couple of weeks of leave to help me get ready for our move to our FDS. We spent a lot of time together and really enjoyed just relaxing as a family. This past week we've moved in to our new home at our FDS. We are living in Fort Stewart, GA this time around. Besides the horrible fly problem, things are pretty nice here. Are house is spacious, and now that I am unpacking all of our things, it's starting to feel like home! I hope to get back to cooking and blogging as things become more stabled and settled. I also have a few craft projects lined up, and some yarn that is dying to be spun! Hope everyone is doing well! I'll write more soon! xoxo -Sam

    Army Life, Life, Uncategorized
  • Posted on July 19, 2012 1:20 am
    By Sam

    So as some of you may remember, I had some car trouble on Monday. When I finally went to bed on Monday night, I thought I had solved most of my problems. Yesterday I intentionally didn't go anywhere, and today my car decided to teach me another lesson!

    Army Life, Life, Personal
  • Posted on July 14, 2012 3:30 pm
    By Sam

    Today has been a slow, yet hectic day around the house. While I was in the kitchen making blueberry muffins, my husband was helping out by doing the laundry. Suddenly he starts hollering, very excited, for me to "Hurry! Come quick!" as he stands at the door to Avery's room.

    Army Life, Kids, Life
  • Posted on July 11, 2012 2:29 pm
    By Sam

    I remember when my husband first decided he wanted to enlist. It was really sort of a snap decision, but that doesn't mean that we didn't think it out. (Fun fact - it was actually the show Army Wives that put the idea into our heads to begin with.) We talked about it a lot the couple of days before he went to talk to the local recruiting office and we were more than a little disappointed when they said we would have to wait until February of the following year to leave for Basic Combat Training. But now my husband is finishing up his AIT training and we will be departing for our First Duty Station in a little over a month. When we first announced to our families about his decision, we got the usual "Are you sure this is what you want?" and "Why?" asked of us many times over. Honestly, we didn't have much of an answer to give because everything always came out sounding more like an excuse rather than a reason. Deep down we knew it was the right decision for us - and it truly has been a wonderful thing so far - but neither of us knew how to put that into words. Looking back, it's even more obvious that this was just something that was meant to be. We both have learned so much about ourselves, and that has helped us to become better individuals, better spouses, and better parents. I know that sounds corny and cheesy - but it's true. Don't worry - the focus of this blog won't be about life as an Army spouse. But being an Army Wife is definitely a huge part of who I am now, and I can't ignore that. I still am the artist and craft lover that I have always been - but getting this new start in life has given me a fresh perspective on my priorities and inspirations. I hope as our years in the Army progress, that I can continue to grow as a wife and mother and teach my daughter some of what I've learned, as well as share my experiences with others. -Sam

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