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A story for this fine Veteran's Day

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Today is Veteran’s day. A day to reflect and appreciate all who have served this great country of ours in any capacity as part of the armed forces.
I am blessed to be surrounded in my life by some of the most noble, giving, hilarious, kind hearted, dedicated veterans.
I found myself reflecting a lot today, not just about veteran’s day, but about the 22 years my husband served, the friends we made, the things that shaped our life.  
Today I would like to thank one specific veteran.  I never got to thank him. I don’t know his name, and I’m sure I never will, but this story not only brings me great emotion it also sums up the willingness that so many men and women in our military have to serve, to help, no matter what.
This happened about 5 years ago. Daniel was deployed, Connor was at a band competition and it was just me, Paige and the little boys.  Paige had a very rough time in her early life with her kidneys (as some of you may recall).  This particular day a rotten kidney infection …

It's only been 2 weeks?!?!!

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In the last 2 weeks...
Daniel retired

A bunch of family and friends came out to celebrate!

I saw Barry Manilow in concert with my parents..

Daniel started his new job at SPAWAR

The boys played at the STEAM expo



The transmission in my van went 
(/\ that's what a transmission looks like, who knew?)
We moved



That's a lot of life in two weeks.. I've had some stressy moments, (by stressy moments, I mean totally lost my shit) but I I am fortunate enough to have great friends to talk me down. Now that we are at our new house, much of the storm has passed, I must say... I LOVE IT!!
I really do love everything about it! We are adjusting quite nicely to civilian life. Daniel's job seems good, the kids are all doing well, the van is at the van hospital getting better. As for the new house... It's perfect!
The old house had a negative energy. I know not everyone believes in ghosts/spirits ect.. but I do, and there was a presence in that house... It's not here. Even the dogs are more …

I'm not offended

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I think life in general would be so much easier to navigate if we all collectively agreed to stop getting offended and lashing out so damn easy.

We are all human, we are all on the same path, the same life journey, and if we stop judging and making each other feel bad about who they are, how much greater will the journey be for all of us?

So here is me

I don't run (often)
I don't eat organic
I love greasy food
I'm not skinny
I drive too fast
I love beer
I like guns
I swear too much
I forget birthdays
I don't spank my kids
I don't punish for bad grades
I sometimes am dangerously close to helicopter status
I'm not June Cleaver
I'm a Christian
I'm not a big fan of the current POTUS
I believe in ghosts
I'm straight
I'm really smart
I'm extroverted and pretty loud

I'm not offended if you do/don't/aren't/ are. I will never put you down even if you do everything the exact opposite of me. It's who you are, and I love all the things that make you who yo…

Year in review/ New Years / the ramblings of my inner monolouge

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I did not send out Christmas cards this year.  I do feel pretty badly about this, because A) 42 people sent them to me and B) I never really got feeling too Christmassy this year, and now that it's over I have regrets.  I figured I would do a year in review here, for anyone who was interested.


Now that Christmas is over and we are into the New Year, every one is making resolutions and plans for a "great" new year. Now that I have the timehop app I realize I've been in this ridiculous rut for... like... ever!  Thanks to social media I can tell you exactly what my resolutions for last year were.



Lose 100lbs

Get on top of my finances

Work out at least 4 times a week

Stop drinking soda

Be a better wife/mom/friend et al



As I sit here in my extra large pajama pants, drinking a diet coke, while avoiding answering the phone for fear of actually talking to the collectors, I realize I may have fallen just a teense short of these lofty goals.


The Eagle family review



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