A very patriotic weekend

Saturday night John pulled out his dress blues, pinned on his medals, and buffed his shiny black shoes. It was time to celebrate the 238th Marine Corps Birthday!  I wore the yellow dress John got me three years ago, when I was just 10 weeks pregnant with Olivia and we were still with VMU-3 in […]

Tips for traveling with littles (and on a budget, too!)

Last week was Olivia’s 13th flight. And Cliff’s 6th. They’re 28 months and 8 months old – insane, right? I was 18 before I flew on my first plane!  That’s life as military kids, I suppose.  We have definitely learned a few things over the last two years of flying with Littles, so I thought […]

Sick babies, sad goodbyes, and birthday wishes

My poor baby boy came down with the Croup on Friday. His top teeth have been breaking through the gums, so when he first started with a little runny nose I assumed it was teething. By Friday night, though, he was running a moderate fever. He wasn’t acting himself either, mostly just wanting to be […]