Red Carpet Welcome Home – USS Olympia
The USS Olympia recently returned from a 7 month deployment. What I like most about this photo is the creative red carpet and arch! Have you done anything creative like this for homecoming? JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (March 4, 2013) Senior Chief Sonar Technician Jim Sowa kisses his wife for the first kiss following the return of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717) to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after completing a seven-month deployment to the western Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Steven Khor/Released) ----- Release Date: 3/5/2013 7:03:00 AM By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class ...
Lose Weight, Get in Shape – Challenge Accepted! ~ Anna
I never thought of myself as a skinny person, but I never really thought of myself as fat, either - at least until recently. I have never been happy with my body - ever. Even as a triple athlete in high school, I still hated my body. I stopped doing organized sports in college and ate like a college student - and gained 30 lbs. After college, I married my sailor and have since been pregnant three times. I dropped all the weight I gained with the first baby (60 pounds, yikes!), but was left with high blood pressure even ...
DIY Homemade Laundry Detergent
A good friend of mine loves to make her own household items and cleaning products because they are cheaper and healthier for her and her family. The first cleaning product she asked me to try was laundry soap. She knew how sensitive my daughter's skin is, how grimy and dirty my husband's work clothes can get, and how frustrating it as for me to spend money on two different types of laundry detergent. That's when she gave me a small sample of her homemade laundry detergent. I have to admit I was a tad scared to try it on my family's dirty clothes because ...
Recruiting Quote of the Day
[caption id="attachment_4730" align="alignnone" width="206"] "Ready Join U.S. Marines," Gary Borkan poster, as part of Lifelines story [Military Times] on recruitment posters. Photo by Gary Borkan[/caption] “The Marine Corps will make you puke, make you cry, and when that’s over, you’ll be sent to the most miserable, dangerous, godforsaken place on the planet. So let me ask you: Why should I let you join my corps?” New York Times Magazine November 2, 2008 Pg. MM66 My Marine By Kate Braestrup My son Zachary was a gangly high-school junior when he casually informed me, in the fall of 2003, that he’d been speaking with military recruiters. “An Army guy, ...
Since my delivery, life has kind of sped by me. I feel like if I blink anymore, my precious baby will be a grown woman running off to college and getting married. I've forgotten how exciting and precious these first few months to a year of life are with an infant. Unfortunately, my husband B is not here to enjoy these moments with me right now. His deployment was extended and he is still deployed. I've made it several months without him here and it doesn't get any easier. I've managed to make it through a high risk pregnancy on bedrest without my ...
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