10 Months in Colorado

I’ve been thinking about military relocations. Every few years or so, we relocate to a new military assignment, and each time we do, our spouses integrate to the new assignment within the framework of their job in the military, and we try to make friends and establish a sense of … Continue reading

Running Through Deployment Race #8: Garden of the Gods 5K

On Sunday, June 10th, I ran the inaugural Garden of the Gods 5K in Manitou Springs, Colorado. This was race #8 in “Running Through Deployment”, and it was a particularly fun one for me because in addition to running the 5K, I volunteered for it and its sister race; the … Continue reading

Running Through Deployment Race #7: Take 5 in the Garden 5-Miler

On Saturday, May 5th, I woke up early and made my way to the Garden of the Gods – a National Landmark – for the “Take 5 in the Garden” 5K and 5 Mile run. My husband and I were married in Garden of the Gods in February, so as … Continue reading

20 Miles on a Mountainbike

I went for my first bike ride of the season today, and while it’s possible I was a wee bit overly-ambitious about my mileage, I’m glad I pushed myself. It was a pretty day in Colorado Springs, and I was able to g-chat with my husband for a few minutes … Continue reading

Happy Girl Part II

Even though it’s beginning to feel like it’s been a long time since I lived in Brooklyn, I still miss the arts scenes there. Taking the photography my husband gave me as a birthday gift through Bemis School of Art challenges me to continue to grow in how I executive … Continue reading

His Forwarding Address

We haven’t even lived in our new apartment long enough for all of our mail to be forwarded to us here, and now we have a new address to remember; my husband’s address in Afghanistan. As newlyweds, we’ve pulled together through a move we didn’t plan thanks to a realty … Continue reading

Happy Girl Part I

For my birthday this year, my husband (that’s right – this small town girl got married a few weeks ago!) gifted a six-week digital photography class to me through Bemis School of Art at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. I’ve toyed with photography a lot over the years, but … Continue reading

Wedding & Winter Storm Warning

Our elopement ceremony is scheduled to be held on Saturday afternoon. Family is flying into town tonight from three states, and from another state tomorrow night. This could be a very memorable Rocky Mountain wedding… *** Winter Storm Warning Statement as of 10:43 AM MST on February 02, 2012 … … Continue reading

Hope and Fresh Air in Winter

Today is one of those rare Colorado winter days when the temperatures are warm enough to open the blinds, crack the windows and let some natural light and fresh air into our home. We’ve had a busy winter. Since mid-November, our travels have taken us to Ironman Arizona in Phoenix, … Continue reading

Deployment Fair at Fort Carson

We attended a deployment fair last night at Fort Carson. It was my first, and I’m not sure how I felt about it. There were representatives from Army Community Services (ACS), The Red Cross, Military OneSource, Military & Family LIfe Consultants, Tricare, Religious Services, the post’s Wellness Center, Family Readiness … Continue reading

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