Christmas Traditions | #OperationInTouch

Here we are on the verge of another holiday – I’m thinking back on Christmas Traditions of years past. Over the years we have had many Christmases in many places. Our first Christmas as a family was in Virginia. My husband was “lucky” enough to have gotten assigned to “CQ” duty that night. He spent…

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The Challenge of PCSing and Friendships

Every couple years on average, army families are faced with new challenges. Lots of challenges all brought on by a simple piece of paper called “PCS Orders.”

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Recently someone asked, “What is the kindest thing anyone has ever done for you? There are many things people have done over the years that have been tremendous kindnesses. It is very insanely impossibly difficult to name which would be the kindest. But once in a while, someone will do something that actually brings me…

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Veterans Day & Honoring our Heroes | #OperationInTouch

  Tomorrow is a very special day. It is a day for taking a moment and honoring those who have or are serving our nation in the armed forces. Men and women who protect not only our freedoms, but the freedom of others around the world, any time “Uncle Sam” calls.

Planting Roots

Planting Roots – A Rocky Start

When we came to Alabama last year, we knew that this area was the location that we would – after two plus decades of army life – finally retire and begin to put down some roots. Now that we have been here more than a year, we are taking the next step. Dum…dum…DUMMMMMM……… House hunting….

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Where Were You?

Where Were You? | #OperationInTouch

That’s a question that is circulating all over the internet, the news, and conversation today. Where were you? Where Were You? http://bit.ly/1ssqWaz @FoodieArmyWife #NeverForget911 Click To Tweet There are certain events in our lives, that we always remember where we were when they happened. In 1986, I was in gym class, when the principal announced…

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Food Trucks & #MilitaryMoms

It is such a small world when it comes to the world of military life. You see, right now there is a trio of ladies – Michele, Carol and Wendy – competing on Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race. And why is it a small world? Because I have a dear friend who is…

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Summer's End - Sanity Savers

Summer’s End ~ Sanity Savers | ‪#‎OperationInTouch‬

Compensation for this post was provided by Operation In Touch via MSB New Media. Operation In Touch offers special savings, coupons, recipes, beauty tips, and editorial content tailored to the lives of active military families. To find out more, check out their website or find them on Facebook and Pinterest.  All opinions expressed are my…

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The Deployment Jinx

What am I talking about? The Deployment Jinx. You can call it any name you want. A Curse. A Hex. The Murphy’s Law of Military Life. But as soon as you finish the goodbyes, and work on getting yourself into the pattern of “Deployment Mode” you are simply biding your time. Something  is going to…

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Remembering YOU in Army Life

Remembering YOU in Army Life

Over the years of being an Army Wife, I’ve learned a few things. Some of the lessons were easily learned, some not so much. I wanted to take a moment to share a few of the gems that I have gathered. First – learn to be Gumby. Sometimes you just have to go with it….

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Ann Marie

Meet Ann Marie

I want to take a moment and introduce you to this great lady, Ann Marie. I first “met” Ann Marie several years ago, when I came across her blog, Household 6 Diva. At first glance, you might think from a name like “diva” that she’s one of those picture-perfect, too good to be true “women…

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Sequestration and the Military Family

Everywhere I turn lately, all I hear are “furlough-this” and “sequestration-that.” I’m going to do my absolute best to keep politics out of this post, because The Foodie Army Wife is clearly not a political blog. Coming from the perspective of a military family who is seeing this unfold before our eyes, it is pretty upsetting….

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Redstone Arsenal

Redstone Arsenal–Our New Home

We’ve now been at Redstone Arsenal for over a month. It is a very different installation – vastly different that any place we have ever been. The first week we arrived, we signed for housing on Monday morning and then headed to the PX to pick up the things we needed for our new home….

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Independence Day

The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and…

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My Kitchen at Redstone Arsenal

My New Kitchen

I have finally “finished” my kitchen. Meet my ‘”Itsy-Bitsy-Teeny-Weeny-Second-Smallest-I’ve-Ever-Had-Kitchenini.” Seriously. This is the second smallest kitchen I have ever had. I had to get very creative with storage. I’ve kind of taken over every closet the house. Okay, not every closet, but it feels like my kitchen has simply invaded the whole house. My glassware…

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Getting Settled in Our New Home

Settling into Our New Home

This past week has been incredibly busy. Last weekend we made the final leg of our trip from Tennessee down to Rocket City, USA – aka. Huntsville, Alabama.


PCS 2013: Our New Home

After travelling thousands of miles, our next task was to find a place to live. This is probably one of the most stressful parts of PCSing. Searching for your new home, in a place you don’t yet know. After countless phone calls, and searches and “No, that house is already rented” or “No, we don’t…

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The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MO

PCS 2013: Days 16-18 | Kansas, Missouri and on to Tennessee

After staying two nights in Colorado, one on each end of the state, we continued heading east through Kansas and Missouri. Oh, and in Denver we stopped at Bass Pro Shop. I had a photo op with a couple of my favorite celebrities. Okay, with cutouts of my favorite celebrities. While in Missouri, we spent…

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PCS 2013: Days 14 and 15 | Colorado

On our 14th day of travel, we made it to Colorado! We stayed at the James M. Robb Colorado River State Park. When we got to our spot, we found we had a camp host. There were also a few cotton tails hopping around camp. Jack was in charge of grilling supper that night! And…

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PCS 2013

PCS 2013: Days 11-13 Northern California, Nevada and Utah

Our next leg of the trip took us east through northern California and into Nevada. This was the beautiful Trinity River that we followed along Highway 299 for miles and miles. Coming into Redding, this was definitely not Alaska anymore! We drove through beautiful tree nut groves and farms and the headed up in elevation…

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The Great Redwood Forest

PCS 2013: Day 10 – The Magnificent Redwoods

When I last checked in with you all, we were in Oregon, and our next stop, was the magnificent Great Redwood forest. That morning we got up and headed through Grant’s Pass, Oregon – a lovely little town, and headed South and West.