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The Why Before Christmas

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Tragedy struck our family this Christmas, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t still reeling from it. I keep finding myself in a strange fog that tries to suffocate, despite the promises of God that are constantly swimming around in my head. I can only imagine how my sister and her children must be feeling.

It was just days before Christmas . . . Continue reading

5 Important Health Tips for Pregnancy

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When it comes to health, you’re always making sure your family is well-taken care of. But, it should come to no surprise that pregnancy and birth are, perhaps, the most taxing events that a woman’s body can possibly go through. If you have been with my blog for the past few years now, you know that I am currently Continue reading

28 Things I’ve Learned As A Military Wife

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Today is my birthday! It’s my Golden Birthday, to be exact! Yes, that means I am now 28 on the 28th. So crazy! I feel like the closer I get to 30, the less old it feels. When I was younger, 30 seemed so old, but now I wonder why I always thought that. Maybe I am old and am just in denial, or maybe 30 is the new 20. Who knows?

Anyway, to celebrate turning 28, I thought I would keep the idea of doing a list on my birthday, for the number of years that I am. I originally was going to do, “28 Things I’ve Learned Throughout My Life,” but then I thought it would be better to talk about things that I’ve learned as a military wife. I’ve learned quite a lot, some humorous and some serious, but all have helped make me a better support for my husband and his job (I hope)!

1. Never go grocery shopping at the Commissary on a pay day. Continue reading

We Are Moving! {But God}

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We are moving. I’m still struggling to grasp that fact. I knew this time would come. The time when the Marine Corps would move us away to another area. I know. Duh, Lydia! That’s the military! But, you see, we’ve actually been pretty lucky blessed to have not had to move yet. Crazy, I know! In my husband’s almost nine years in the military, this will be our first official move. We have been truly blessed.

We have been getting advice from my friend who recently moved to the gorgeous founders village in CO on all the things we need to remember when moving, things she forgot to do and things she wished she had done to make it easier. She has been very helpful. No matter how hectic our move is I always think that at least we aren’t moving countries! Another one of my friends moved to the UK a few years back to start a new business. They told us how half of their stuff got lost, how it took ages to adjust to UK life, how they had to apply for a Entrepreneur visa now they’re having to apply for a Entrepreneur visa extension and so much more… So whenever I think about how stressed I am, I remember them and feel much better!

Anyway, I’m getting off track. It’s amazing how much you realize you love a place after you are told you’re going to be leaving. For the past couple of years, I had been scrambling and praying for us to be moved somewhere else, and now I’m practically clawing to stay. But, it’s not the area that I’m going to miss. I can honestly say good riddance to the area itself. It’s the people. It’s our church. In the last year, we started attending a new church and fell in love with all the people there! We made wonderful friendships; friendships that are going to last, for sure. These people, this church reached in and Continue reading

Guest Post: Family-Shaping Relationships and A Giveaway!

I am so excited to tell you that today’s blog post is brought to you by Sierra & Faith of Winks and Eyerolls! These lovely ladies are two beautiful sisters who share a blog. They are incredibly close and love to share about fun fashion tips, recipes, DIY projects, and the journey through parenthood as a first time mom. Because there are two of them, and they both have unique life moments, I asked if they would do two blog posts for me. So, you will be seeing them again next week! The reason I asked them to share two posts is because one sister is married and the other is dating. I knew many people would benefit with something from either side. So, today we are going to hear from the married sister! These girls are both equally sweet, and I know they would LOVE if you stopped by their blog! (Be sure to keep reading, because they are offering some great giveaway prizes at the end!)

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FAMILY-SHAPING RELATIONSHIPS

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FAMILY, we all have one. It’s one of those things we just don’t have a say about. We can’t pick and choose our family, God does that for us. Sad to admit, there were times I Continue reading

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