How to enjoy a military Ball

How to enjoy a military Ball

The problem: You are invited to a military Ball and aren't sure what to expect. Keep reading because: I'll put your mind at ease so you know the traditions, what to wear, and how to have fun! The first time I went to a military Ball was 17 years ago, when my boyfriend...

On the Anniversary of September 11th

On the Anniversary of September 11th

The effects of September 11 hit home a few weeks later, when my boyfriend went off to Boot Camp. I watched my boyfriend prepare for war. I watched our country declare war. I stood by and supported him as a girlfriend, then his wife, while he fought on the front lines of that war. Again. And again, and again. It is a war that we continue to fight today.

Hitting the Deployment Wall

Hitting the Deployment Wall

When you're out of energy, but still have a long way to go I didn't think melting ice cream would ever drive me to the breaking point, but it did. On a day I am not very proud of, I, the "Seasoned Spouse" had a breakdown, and it was because of ice cream. Sort of. The...