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Progressive Family Dinner

Are you looking for a fun alternative to your family dinner time? I know we tend to get into our routine which can get boring after a while. Well, here is a fun idea we did recently: Progressive Family Dinner!The idea behind this, is that we got to enjoy our favorite foods but at different… Continue reading Progressive Family Dinner

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From Hawaii to Nebraska: Adjusting to the Cold Weather

Well, I must confess, I came to Nebraska for Christmas with a hidden agenda: to see how I respond to cold weather again. My husband retires from the Navy in a few years and we are talking more seriously about where we want to settle down for our "forever home." We both LOVE the idea of… Continue reading From Hawaii to Nebraska: Adjusting to the Cold Weather

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Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time: Christmas Lights, S’Mores, Scavenger Hunt & Live Nativity

Family Friday One of my favorite things to do this time of year is drive around and look at Christmas lights. Ever since I was a little girl, I have been fascinated by them! I remember my dad grabbing the ladder and crawling on the roof to put up lights and how proud it made… Continue reading Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time: Christmas Lights, S’Mores, Scavenger Hunt & Live Nativity

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What Being a Military Family Taught Me About the Holidays

Family Friday My husband missed our sons Birthday. He didn't get to see the kids in their Halloween costumes this year. He missed Thanksgiving. He will miss seeing the sparkle of our lights and their excited glowing faces on Christmas morning. We will ring in the New Year without him. The list goes on and on....special… Continue reading What Being a Military Family Taught Me About the Holidays

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How This Over-busy Mom Made Time for Herself

Family Friday Rush, rush. Hurry, hurry.As a busy mom of 2 kids, I used to feel we were constantly running from one place to another with hardly a moment to catch our breath in between. I felt, if we weren't heading home FROM something, we were heading out the door TO something. I found myself… Continue reading How This Over-busy Mom Made Time for Herself

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How I Cut Cable and Internet…and Lived to Tell About It

  Ooze I think it's important to ask ourselves occasionally, "What are the most valued things in our life?" Do we feel we have time for those things? More than likely, not. What is preventing us from giving enough time to them? When I ask myself what's most important, here are my answers: Faith, family,… Continue reading How I Cut Cable and Internet…and Lived to Tell About It

Family/Motherhood/Military Life · Reading

Paused: Taking Time to Recharge

Hey friends! Sorry I have been a little non-existent lately! I have family visiting us from the mainland. I can't wait to share with you soon some of what we have been doing while they are visiting. We definitely are keeping the adventurous lifestyle going. We rented a beach house on the North Shore of… Continue reading Paused: Taking Time to Recharge

Family/Motherhood/Military Life · Recipes

Momma’s Banana Bread: A Generational Recipe

I'm going to share it with you today in hopes that you can bake it with your children and make some special memories like my mom and I share...and, now my daughter and I. It originally came from my Grandma Amy. So, it's very special!

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Game Closet Organization Hacks

Last week, I shared with you a little about family game night. You can read about it here if you missed it or are new to my blog: Benefits of Family Game Night I had such a great response to it, that I wanted to share with you how we organize our games. Let me give… Continue reading Game Closet Organization Hacks