Saturday, November 29, 2014

Eye on the Fleet – USS Harry S. Truman

GULF OF OMAN (Feb. 9, 2014) Sailors hose down the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman, flagship for the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, supporting theater security cooperation efforts and supporting [...]

USS SANTA FE Welcome Home!

PEARL HARBOR (Jan. 28, 2014) Electrician’s Mate 2nd Class Eric Krukowski, assigned to the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Santa Fe (SSN 763), hugs his wife following the return of the submarine to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after completing a six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist [...]

Willie and Jep Robertson Join USO Chairman’s Holiday Tour

As if it wasn’t possible to love the Ducks even more, here are Willie and Jep Robertson along with other celebs on this years USO Chairman’s Holiday Tour.   And you know how much we love Georgetown Cupcakes! We’ve had both sisters on the show. This photo with the pink boxes made me smile. The [...]

What Not to Wear to a Military Homecoming

As the USS NIMITZ makes its way back to Everett, WA for a homecoming just in time for Christmas, here are my tips on what not to wear to homecoming! Please be sure to share your tips in the comments! Originally posted on usaa.com/spousecommunity What Not to Wear to a Military Homecoming   It is [...]

Juggling the D Word, Yeah, Deployment

    As military spouses we are keenly skilled in the art of the juggle.  We just do what needs to be done and some how everything falls into place.  That doesn’t mean we don’t occasionally drop a ball or two or have a few extra tossed in, but we adjust.  We do what they [...]

Home Sweet Homecoming – USS San Francisco

  SAN DIEGO (July 5, 2013) Electronics Technician 2nd Class Corey Williams kisses his wife Meredith for the first kiss following the return of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS San Francisco (SSN 711) to Naval Base Point Loma after completing a seven-month deployment to the western Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication [...]

My Homecoming

The most exciting time of a deployment is homecoming. This deployment was my first, and I was super excited. My husband was supposed to come home after Thanksgiving, but plans changed due to the mission. His ship and several others had to turn around. The one thing my pregnancy has taught me is to roll [...]

Simple Homemade Waffles from Scratch

December 15, 2012 by  
Filed under A Day in the Life, Deployment, Recipes, Vanessa

Do you ever get into those moods where you feel like eating breakfast for dinner or brenner? In my house, brenner comes at least once a week. There is something about eating an omelet or french toast at the wrong hour of the day to make you feel like a college kid again. I blame [...]

Oh Baby

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 [...]

NOW YOU TELL ME! 12 Army Wives Give the Best Advice They Never Got – Book Review

December 10, 2012 by  
Filed under Bloggers, Books, Deployment, Featured, Resources, Tara, US Army

My Military Life is going to start doing some book reviews. This book came up first, and after a busy month of running around I finally sat down to read it. After 17 years as an Army spouse, you would think I would have read my fair share of books written for military spouses. I [...]

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