Thursday, September 9, 2010

At a loss...

I have lots to update but I am at a loss for words tonight.  I will be updating later after I rest from the trip.

Hope all are well and I am looking forward to getting back to my blog!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Miss Independent

Today was Makayla's first day of Mom's Day Out! (my little girl is going to be at school for 4.5 hours **tear**)
Here is Miss Independent walking right into class and saying "bye" (with a southern accent) to us. She NEVER once shed a tear!
Here is what she did when we got home from school...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Tomorrow is the BIG DAYwe are closing on our HOUSE!!!

After 2 months of living in and out of hotels, we are finally going to be settled.


Tuesday, June 8, 2010


This is my last post before we arrive in Florida!

We have had a very eventful drive across country!
Tomorrow we will finish up our 2207.43 mile/35+ hour journey from Minot AFB to Eglin AFB.  Please continue to pray for us as we are all tired and ready to be there.

Check back with you as soon as we have internet :)
Many Blessings to you and your families.


Thursday, June 3, 2010

A quick view!

And so our journey begins...with goodbye I will see you soon to a best friend!
Minot in the rearview mirror!
Drive down the Enchanted Hwy.
Entering South Dakota.
Vacationing with 8 kids and 4 adults!
Checking out the "Faces."
 This really cool GIANT slide.
And this was all in 48 hours!!!

Check back for more updates, we hit the road in the morning!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Our Other Family

Our OCF Family...
 Will be greatly missed!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


With Emotions!


These are some things that I am feeling right now about our move but more importantly these are some things that my fellow Baron Spouses are feeling.

As our Barons deploy please keep them in your prayers and their spouses as well.  For us we are moving on to a new job, new place, new school, and a whole new life again but here they are moving to a new temporary life.  Its a HARD walk that many families have ahead of them and our prayers go out.

My prayer is...
for marriage to be strengthened in the distance.
for kids to adjust quickly.
for those who will be feeling lonely to be comforted.
for the safety of our guys and their families.
for their missions both abroad and on the homefront.

May God Bless the Bomber Barons!
Fly, Fight, Win!!!

WW-It's Gone...

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Mommy and Me #11

Makayla's first time bowling!
And she was really having a GREAT time...

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Fini Flight (Warning: LOTS of Pictures)

The pictures are in...

Joe's Fini Flight from the 23d Bomb Squadron.

Mommy and Me #13 but only #10 for me.

This week I was able to get the whole family involved in Mommy and Me!

In the midst of all the craziness around here we decided to light the fire pit and have pizza pockets and s'mores for dinner.  I means who doesn't do that in the middle of packing?
  And the aftermath of eating the s'mores...
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Monday, May 10, 2010


You may notice that we will be MIA (missing in action) for the next few weeks.  Sorry but we have 21 days till we roll out and 11 days until our movers come!  Its getting really close and we are really excited :D and maybe a bit stressed too!

But here is a little update...
First, Joe had his Fini (last) Flight on Friday.  That was very exciting!  We got to go and watch his plane land from the flightline.  Then we were able to "soak" him down with FREEZING cold water and Sparkling Cider.  Pictures will be posted as soon as I get them back.  And here is a special THANK YOU for our photographer Liz, who came with us to capture this special moment.

Second, we awaiting word on a house that we are buying in Florida.  Please join us in prayer that this transaction will be completed quickly as we do not want to live in temporary housing for too long.
Third, we seem to finally have everyone well in our house.  Please join us in prayer that everyone stays well as the next few weeks are going to be a little on the crazy side.

Fourth, we have a couple of farewells this week and next week.  Tomorrow night will be my last social with the WONDERFUL ladies of the 23d Bomb Squadron, by far the best bomb squadron in the Air Force!!!  I am looking forward to this, I know its going to be a good time!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Mustard Seeds

The Miracle of a Mustard Seed

Matthew 17.20

Jesus said, "If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move.  Nothing will be impossible for you."

Thanks for the reminder Grandpa Robert and Grandma Nancy.  This bookmark is hanging on our fridge and will act as a daily reminder.

Friday, May 7, 2010


Josiah woke me up this morning saying...

I guess summer isn't coming!
Only 24 more days here!!! 

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Well today is wrapping up day 12 that we have been dealing with sick kids.  And HELPLESS is just how I feel!

I can't do anything to take this away from Josiah nor is anything I am doing seeming to help.  Yesterday after spending most of the day at the Dr with him while he received 600mL of fluids and was pumped with sugar, we thought it was behind us.  Until around lunchtime today...when it all started again.
So please join us in praying that he will begin to take fluids and keep them down.  I really don't want to go back tomorrow or Friday with him for more fluids.

Feeling Helpless Mom :(

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Mommy and Me #10

It's really hard to take a picture with your blackberry while holding your 18 month old and sitting in an arena waiting to watching "Walking with the Dinosaurs."

We had so much fun at "Walking with the Dinosaurs," we highly recommend it to anyone who has dino loving kids!
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010


This is what your camera looks like when it is run over by many cars!

So tomorrow we are camera shopping :(
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Monday, April 19, 2010

Already Gone

Something that I really struggle with when it comes time to PCS is being done when its not quite time.  By this I mean mentally checking out and finding myself not caring anymore.

Sadly I started on this path last week and its been a downhill spiral ever since!  It is difficult for me to care anymore and that is not who I want to be.  I don't like the process of PCSing and in the coming weeks I can't avoid it.  I do not enjoy preparing for the movers.  I do not enjoy trying to foresee what we will need in the next few weeks/months we are stuck in temporary housing.  I do not enjoy saying goodbye to friends. 

But this is my end of the commitment that Joe and I made together almost 7 years ago.  I committed to follow and accept the orders we were given by the United States Air Force.  I will make each place, whether its an apartment, a six-plex, a duplex, a house or even a hotel room (and yes we lived in a hotel room for 4 months!) our home for the time that we are there.  I may not like every assignment or location but as a family we will learn to live there and survive.  Because sometime just surviving is all you can do!

So for now I am resigning to return to Minot and complete our commitment here.  And I will try my hardest to enjoy it too.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Mommy and Me #9 with a Bonus!

Mommy and Me this week is actually Mommy and Daddy!
  I know that you may be wondering about out matching shirts??? Well we are actually at a squadron function called an Ew Party.  More on that at another time.
Joe and I had a fantastic time at our last Ew party here in Minot.  We were even able to go out with everyone and enjoy some karaoke and Minot night life.

Hope everyone has an AWESOME Monday.  And on a final note...MY LITTLE SISTER GOT ENGAGED TONIGHT!!! WELCOME TO THE FAMILY KJ!!!
 KJ and Lindsay :)

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