Air Force Living

When Life Doesn’t Hand You Lemons

When Life Doesn’t Hand You Lemons

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From the back seat of my car come the melodious sound of my children’s voices. “AHHHHH!! MOM!!! The battery on my tablet just DIED!”  “JACK! STOP IT!”  “Stop what?” “THAT! STOP!” “I’m not doing anything!”  “WHY WON’T YOU STOP!?!?” “MAMA!! My battery!!”  “MOM! Jack is annoying me, ON PURPOSE!” “No, NO, No, I’m not. Brenn is just angry because I…

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Bible Study Meals (or “What We Eat When Cleaning Out the Pantry”): Scottish Soup…and an Update!

Bible Study Meals (or “What We Eat When Cleaning Out the Pantry”): Scottish Soup…and an Update!

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For the next two weeks my family will be playing a fun game called, “guess what’s in this dish?!”  (I’m confident that this is a well-known game for most moving families.) The rules are simple, just try and figure out how many ingredients Mom was able to pull from her pantry, freezer or fridge and mix together to form an…

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Megisms, Brennisms and Jackisms…When Laughing is Better than Crying (or being Frustrated : )

Megisms, Brennisms and Jackisms…When Laughing is Better than Crying (or being Frustrated : )

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Sorry for the radio silence friends. I’d planned a small holiday sabbatical but then God decided to upend our life with the news that we would be moving to Alaska! Thus, the sabbatical changed into “I’ll get to the blog when I have a free moment.” Ok, so remember when I said that I was struggling with the fact that…

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Spain Trip Report: Cadiz and (Paul and Jack’s Strange Fascination with) Gibraltar

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I have been struck, many, many times, by the numerous similarities displayed by my eldest son and husband. For example, they both hate smiling for photographs, they both dislike large crowds of people, they both love math, they both take what people say very literally, they’re both absentminded, they both operate best when given a guide/list to help them navigate…

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Spain Trip Report: Algarve Coastline

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After subjecting my non-history loving family to the wonders of a city full of history, I decided to reward their long suffering with a trip to the beach. Who doesn’t love the beach? Wanting to scratch Portugal off my “been there, seen that” world map (isn’t that the best way to make travel decisions?), I’d researched the areas within a…

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Spain Trip Report: Two Days in Seville (with three children)

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When prepping for this trip, I read quite a few Spain-related travel blog posts. These posts appeared to have numerous aspects in common. First, most sites were authored by a young, beautiful woman who always wrote as though she traveled alone (often part of her journey to self-discovery through her break from the bondage of modern society, or, more succinctly stated,…

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