Category: Navy Life

October 2016: A Little Life Update on Moving + Friendship

October has arrived in all the glory of less humidity (thank goodness) – a welcome reprieve. I’ve found myself buying more pumpkins than I know what to do with, wandering around the local produce tents and admiring all the fall things (while still wearing tank tops and shorts because even though the humidity has died down, the temperatures are still in the mid-eighties). In … Read More October 2016: A Little Life Update on Moving + Friendship

One Year Later

My husband reminded me last week that we’ve just passed our one year anniversary in the Navy. A year ago, I dropped off my soon-to-be-sailor at a hotel in Raleigh (after squeezing his neck and sobbing into his shirt collar for half an hour). We had two more phone calls before all communication was cut off (with the exception of an occasional letter). In the past year, … Read More One Year Later

From Pensacola to Augusta: Our first PCS

It has been far too long since I’ve written an update on this old blog of mine. Though to be fair, I have about five “in the works” blog posts that I haven’t finished yet! In the craziness of leaving Pensacola, embarking on an 11-state road trip (another blog post I’m currently working on), packing up all of our things in North Carolina, spending … Read More From Pensacola to Augusta: Our first PCS

Our Last Week in Pensacola

I’m sitting on a pile of pillows in our empty apartment with my computer balanced on my lap. The rental furniture was collected yesterday and all that remains in this 800-square-foot apartment are a few miscellaneous piles of belongings left to pack (and a dog who cannot understand why – for the second time – the couch disappeared). It’s been a little over a year since our … Read More Our Last Week in Pensacola

When life hands you lemons, move to Georgia

When husband joined the Navy, my wanderlust spirit turned cartwheels! Finally, we were going to see the world, live in exciting, new places, experience in real life what we had only dreamed about for years! I spent hours researching the glorious mountains, hiking trails, and wildlife in Washington State (obsessed with the possibility of seeing orcas outside of SeaWorld), planning road trips along the California … Read More When life hands you lemons, move to Georgia

Life Lately

Winter has officially descended upon the city of Pensacola. It’s amazing how much of a weakling one becomes after only three months in a new climate. Our days are in the 50’s, our nights in the low 30’s and high 20’s. And I have not stepped foot outside except for grocery trips and gym visits. My heat is perpetually on. The coffee pot perpetually … Read More Life Lately

A Florida Christmas

I know it’s a cliche statement, but it’s hard to believe 2015 is nearly over! And what a year it has been! We had a different, but wonderful Christmas – both our families were able to drive down to Pensacola and stay at a condo on the beach. Though I missed having a traditionally brisk, chilly, hot cocoa-filled Christmas, it’s true that this holiday really … Read More A Florida Christmas

Friendsgiving weekend recap

Thanksgiving has come and gone and we’re well into the holiday season, although to be honest it feels like late spring here in Pensacola. Though we have had a few sweater-and-boots days, most have been bright, sunny and warm! It’s nice, but I have to admit to missing cooler, winter weather. I love a cold Christmas. Floridians overcompensate dramatically with over-the-top holiday decorations. Downtown … Read More Friendsgiving weekend recap

Planning our first Friendsgiving

  Happy week of giving thanks! It’s officially my favorite time of year when the weather turns colder (yes, even here in Pensacola), the Christmas tunes start playing on the radio, holiday planning commences, AND husband and I celebrate our anniversary (two years next Monday!). This year (like every year), we have SO much to be thankful for! The Lord has provided for so … Read More Planning our first Friendsgiving

My introduction to Pensacola

It’s been almost three weeks since I arrived in Pensacola, and I’m finally back to blogging after taking a bit of a break to settle in and explore our new city. My best friend Bethany made the 11-hour trip with me and we had an amazing week together adventuring, relaxing, and eating. I’m not sure I could have handled all the alone time if … Read More My introduction to Pensacola

A weekend with my sailor

“I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: ‘I served in the United States Navy.’” ~ John F. Kennedy This weekend, I had the incredible opportunity to witness a Navy graduation and see my … Read More A weekend with my sailor

Sheep go in flocks

“Some Christians try to go to heaven alone, in solitude. But believers are not compared to bears, or lions, or other animals that wander alone. Those who belong to Christ are sheep in this respect, that they love to get together. Sheep go in flocks, and so do God’s people.” ~ Charles Spurgeon  I’ve been reflecting a lot of this truth – that we … Read More Sheep go in flocks