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I cannot take credit for this one but HAD to share it with all of you.
As most of you know we are on Deployment #2 and Megan, one of my bestest friends ever gave this to me after my husband left. This was such a sweet gesture and going through everything that she put together made me feel that much more capable. Okay, okay, I’m not going to lie it also made me cry. But more importantly, reading each of the inscriptions made me realize that we CAN raise our children when they are away, we CAN keep up the house and the yard and the cars when they are away, and we CAN continue on with our lives while they are away because of one thing; EACHOTHER! There is nothing like another Military wife to understand all of the ups and downs and be there for you through it all.
So….what’s in the Deployment Survival Kit?
- Marbles; for when you’ve lost yours
- Worry Stone; to take your worries away
- Stationary; for all the letters you’ll be writing
- Pen; to sign your X’s and O’s
- Sucker; because deployments suck
- Kleenex; to wipe away all the tears
- Flashlight; to remind you that there is light at the end of the tunnel
- Paperclip; to help you hold it all together
- Mounds Bar; to remind you of the “mounds” of love and support you have from family and friends
- Laffy Taffy; to remind you to laugh
- Hershey’s Kisses; to remind you of your Marines Kisses
- Life Savers; to remind you that you are one
She also included a picture frame with a beautiful print of encouraging words and a copy of The Silent Rank by Elizabeth Soutter Shwarzer. If you’ve never read it, you MUST! (I’d write it out here but then I’d just start crying again).
Megan~ Thank you so much for this! You have been such an amazing friend!!!
This year’s camping trip certainly wasn’t perfect (the weather at the beach was horrible, the clouds were too low to see all of the fireworks, and one of the mama’s was on crutches) but when you add 5 marines, their wives, and 11 Devil pups to a couple of campsites on the beach….LOTS of fun will be had by all! And, watching Dolphins swimming just a few yards off the shore, certainly makes up for the cold windy weather!
If you are Military and have access to the camp sites on San Onofre Beach I HIGHLY recommend going. There are RV hookups and cottages to rent also but in my opinion, a tent on the sand is the way to go! Each site is equipped with water and electric, a picnic table, fire ring, and an amazing view. And what better time to go than to celebrate Independence Day!
The resort beach also has bathrooms and warm showers, lifequards on duty, and playground for the kids.
My girls, especially, enjoyed the playgrounds on the sand.
Of course, there wasn’t much that little Pixi didn’t enjoy about her camping trip.
The digging conditions were superb!
and the Guacamole was plentiful!
The big P’s did a little “Surfing”
And Bubba had a blast just being a boy!
But the most fun was had around the fire ring, roasting marshmallows, enjoying our friends, and celebrating the good ol’ U.S. of A!
I hope you all had a wondeful 4th of July!
The Port of San Diego Festival runs from June 30th-July 8th, at 1140 N. Harbor Dr., and includes lots of family fun with inflatables, and a Giant water slide.
If you are looking for something fun to do with thte family this week or wanting a fun way to celebrate the 4th of July, check out Plum District for discounted tickets. They are $20 for 2 (regularly $20 each) and non-participating parents are free.
This year the P’s made a gift for Father’s Day. Since Daddy is preparing to head out again we thought a pillowcase to take with him would be perfect!
I bought a tan pillow case to match the sheets he’ll be using and we used red and blue paint to add each of the P’s handprints. Since the P’s say “Now I lay me down to sleep” everynight as part of their bedtime routine I came up with a little verse that started with the same phrase. I used silver puff paint to print it onto the pillow case.
Now I lay me down to sleep,
Our handprints are here for you to keep,
To remember exactly the way they are,
Even when you are so far.
And we will keep you in our hearts,
Until the day we’re no longer apart.
We Love You Daddy!
Yes, this mom of three, who hasn’t thought about herself before anyone in a LONG time, is celebrating her very own day. ME! MOI! MINE MINE MINE MINE MINE! (okay, I’ll stop now)
Yes, it is MY day. My day to be featured by
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I began blogging over two years ago (yikes! where does time go?) and almost simultaniously found The SITS girls. They really opened my eyes to the world of blogging and gave me the confidence to continue writing and sharing my experiences. Needless to say, I was so surprise and super excited when I finally got the email saying that it was my turn!
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