Why He's Not "My Soldier"

When I met my husband, I didn’t meet a soldier — I met a man. When we went on our first dates together, I was on those dates with Nick, not with [insert rank] [insert surname]. When he kissed me for the first time, the only thing remotely military in … Continue reading

Marrying the Army's New Look

It’s been a hot, sticky day in Wiesbaden, and while I spent the morning out with some girlfriends, I spent the afternoon sweating in my un-air-conditioned home office, redesigning Marrying the Army’s logos and look. I have a lot of work left to do fixing kinks and streamlining formatting, but overall, I … Continue reading

Raison D'Etre

I’ve been quiet on Marrying the Army, Facebook and Twitter this week, and although it wasn’t scheduled quiet time, I’m glad that I took it. Not so long ago, Nick and I thought that we were trading in the Army life in for civilian life. As a result, I was … Continue reading

Marrying the Army's Special Series: "The Inspired Spouse"

“The Inspired Spouse: Military, Family & Career” Thank you to everyone who cast a vote in the Marrying the Army survey to help name this summer’s Special Feature Series. Beginning immediately, I’m inviting military spouses to take part in this series. Here’s How It Works: 1. I’ll select 10-15 military … Continue reading

40th Anniversary

My brother is in the Air Force and my husband is in the Army, so we were lucky that all four of us (my brother, his girlfriend, my husband and I) were all able to be home in Missouri to help my parents celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary this weekend. … Continue reading

Birthday, Wedding, Moving & Deployment

At midnight, we were still awake, and we were exhausted. He looked down at his phone, and then turned to kiss me. “Happy Birthday” he said, and smiled. We’d planned to spend the weekend managing last minute preparations for our elopement ceremony. Our parents and siblings would be flying into … 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

Getting Hitched and Wearing TOMS

The idea of planning a wedding doesn’t exactly excite me. I’ve struggled with my fears of being a bride, and with my anxieties about standing in front of an audience wearing a puffy white dress. I’m defensive of the little bit of time my fiance and I have left together … Continue reading

Blogging from My New iPad

Tonight I’m astounded and dumbfounded and frankly, kind of amazed to find myself blogging from my brand new iPad2 – a completely unexpected Christmas surprise from my soon-to-be in-laws. I’ve always been blessed with an incredible family. My parent are some of the most loving and generous people I know, … Continue reading

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