• Last Day

    August 31, 2016

    Today is Sam’s last day as an active duty soldier. It’s been a heck of a nearly six years since we started this journey in December of 2010. I remember him looking wistfully at the USO calendar we received in the mail, and wondering what was going through his mind. We’d already done that. He’d…

  • I’m Here!

    July 10, 2016

    I just realized the last time I wrote in this little neglected space of mine was May. :/ Sad. We’ve had a lot going on, and when that happens and I get caught up in not writing it, it builds up and builds up until I think, “Well now there’s just so much to say…”…

  • Changes

    February 4, 2016

    There’s been something I’ve thought about sharing on here for a while. But I never felt like it was the right time. I may make this short and write more details later, not sure. Our whole life is about to change. Really, over the past year and a half it has been. And this time…

  • Charlotte’s Birth Story & First Days {Part 3}

    January 5, 2016

    Part 1 Part 2 After Charlotte was born, she was placed immediately on me. The cord clamping, first bath, and eye drops were delayed like we’d wanted, and for a few minutes I just held her and cried – in relief for her, and as memories of Preston, Julian, and Kaden laying in that exact spot on…

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