Playing Adult

I mentioned in Finally a Trip to Ithaca, NY that I couldn’t wait to get back to Ithaca. That happened much quicker than I expected…my MIL came into town last week so Chris and I decided to capitalize on her being here and make a weekend trip up north. There was a house we wereContinue reading “Playing Adult”

Finally a Trip to Ithaca, NY

Took G to Ithaca for a quick trip last week. It’s even more beautiful than I imagined! I still can’t believe I’m going to Cornell! Buying a house is stressful and scary. G and I really like ice cream. I’m totally all-in on this farming thing and I think Ithaca is the perfect place toContinue reading “Finally a Trip to Ithaca, NY”

From Hero to Zero

I’m a Marine. I decided I wanted to be a Marine when I was 12 years old, and I worked unbelievably hard to make it to where I am (more on that in a later post). I put the Marine Corps ahead of pretty much everything else in my life for well over a decade.Continue reading “From Hero to Zero”

Looking to the Future

I had a *feeling normal* moment Monday; went solo to Starbucks, took my coffee into Barnes&Noble, sat on the floor with a coffee and a book…it was fantastic! I was able to sit right between two of my favorite book sections and dig in to some of my future endeavors. Gardening, farming, entrepreneurship, and homesteading.Continue reading “Looking to the Future”

Tattoos, Baldness, and PJ Pants

I’ve slowly been making this public, but I am transitioning out of the Marine Corps this year. That means a lot of changes for me and the family. There are three things I really, really want to do when I get out that seem a bit contradictory to the average person. I want a tattooContinue reading “Tattoos, Baldness, and PJ Pants”

Teleworking with Kids

If anyone is curious, this is what teleworking with a small kid looks like. On telework days I rarely get much done. I usually set the goal to turn my computer on by lunch…that’s what my work-life has turned into. Not complaining though. I went from 60-80 hour work weeks, 100-150 emails a day, andContinue reading “Teleworking with Kids”

The Traveling Boobs #2: Beaches

I wasn’t a huge fan of the beach until living in Okinawa for a few years. I spent more time on the beach my last year in Okinawa than I had my entire lifetime prior. With kids there are new challenges to going to the beach. Mainly sand…in cracks…butt cracks, front cracks, shoe cracks, carContinue reading “The Traveling Boobs #2: Beaches”

The Pimples of my Eyes

Emma asked about the “pimples of my eyes” today 😂 Took me a minute to realize she meant “pupils.” She may not know what to call them, but she was able to tell me some pretty neat facts about eyes and pupils…she’s so smart! I had a medical appointment today that included somewhere around 22Continue reading “The Pimples of my Eyes”

4th First Day of 1st Grade

Yep…thanks to COVID, Emma has had four first days of First Grade. Makes up for no Kindergarten graduation 🤷‍♀️ #1-1st day online in Okinawa #2-1st in-person day in Okinawa #3-1st day online in VA (new school) #4-1st in-person day in VA What a weird year! Love others. Love self. Love coffee. #coffeewithasideofcowbell #coffeeandcowbell #motherhood #momblogContinue reading “4th First Day of 1st Grade”

“I Like You Mom”

I love looking at this face when I wake up. I missed so much of this with Emma and with Graycie for her first 3.5 years. Soaking it all in now I think it’s safe to say she is finally weened, but I’m pretty sure she is going to sleep in bed with me forever.Continue reading ““I Like You Mom””