Monday, January 30, 2012

Year As A Military Spouse: Week 4

I am on to week 4 of the project and I have to say that I'm really enjoying it and thankfully, remembering to take at least a few 'personal' not professional photos each week!

My husband is still recovering from the motorcycle accident. He should be home from work another 2 weeks or so. We are thankful that the military has leave that allows him to stay home and recover while still receiving all our benefits and pay. We didn't do much outside our home, because my hubby still can't get into our vehicle (Suburban).
So the pictures this week: hugs with both my kiddos. We played a lot of board games. Little C (my son) is not just beginning to be able to play with the correct rules. =) My husband growing out his beard....a nice side effect of not having to go to work. The kids playing with the tornado tube - for hours!

Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to leave a comment or any questions you may have. I have some photography related stuff coming up too!!!!
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Monday, January 23, 2012

Year As A Military Spouse: Week 3

Oh boy, there's no way to really describe this week for our family. It was one of those weeks that you hope you never have to repeat.......

My husband was involved in a motorcycle accident. He was riding in a group of 5 guys (all AF co-workers) when 2 of them crashed going 70mph. - Yes, you read that right......70 miles per hour! It is nothing short of a miracle that they both weren't killed. Thankfully, both were wearing helmets and other protective gear. To save you the LONG story of the accident, hospital stay and remainder of the week.... my husband was taken to the local hospital and then released 6 hours later. He had a concussion, broken thumb and serious sprains on his right ankle, left knee and wrist. The other guy was flown to a larger hospital, had surgery on his arm, but is now home as well.


My husband, the night of the accident, his motorcycle before it got towed away, his swollen hand and broken thumb, the life-saving helmet, my mom came to help us and we are SO incredibly thankful she did, and my kids hanging out in the wheel chair.

My husband will make a full- recovery, although we don't know quite how long it will take. There are some hoops we will have to jump through to make sure he can fly again.

The military community is a very special group of people. We are family to each other. We had such an amazing amount of support, both at the hospital and once we got home. Countless numbers of visitors came to check on us and many brought us meals. I have cried through the emotions of this week, some out of fear and some out of gratitude for those around us. Our family at home is wonderful and always there for us, but we are equally as blessed to have our AF family....they are family to us because the choose to be. There isn't much better than that.

I would appreciate your prayers for the continued healing for my husband and the other guys involved in the crash this week. I certainly hope this next week isn't nearly as exciting!
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Monday, January 16, 2012

Year As A Military Spouse: Week 2

Here we go for week 2!

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This was a tough week.

So lets review.... My husband flew this week (well he does every week). You know its cold outside when the leather jacket makes an appearance. He had an in-flight emergency on the flight and had to make an emergency landing. They landed safely and it was probably scarier for the student than my hubby, but those are definitely some of the not-fun moments around here.

My daughter continued to work on her pre-reading skills. She also had her first dance class! That was a big success!

Unfortunately, besides the flight emergency, it was past 7pm when hubby got home several nights this week. This led to one tired and cranky momma!

The kids had playgroup at the local gymnastics place.

I had fun playing with a few new backdrops and props! Thankfully my kids agreed to be good models =)

So far I'm enjoying this project and I hope you like getting a glimpse into our 'military life!'
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Monday, January 9, 2012

Year As A Military Spouse: Week 1

Wow, I'm so excited that I have some really good photos and stories to share for my first week!

I'm not sure if I will always have this many photos to share but here goes week 1 of my "Year As A Military Spouse" photo project. (Inspired by These Ladies on Facebook.)

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One of the nice things about the base we are currently stationed at (in Oklahoma) is that it is primarily a training base. And since the students weren't back in town yet, our family took the opportunity to take a mini vacation!
We played putt-putt (mini golf), took a ride on the bumper boats and went on the go carts! Fun was had by all and it was great having Daddy home with us!

We also had some unseasonably warm weather for January and took advantage of that by playing outside! That nice day led to some super cute pics of my kids =)

And last, but not least- the picture of me and the kids dressed in green. I grew up in Michigan and am a lifelong Michigan State Spartans fan! We enjoyed wearing our Spartan green while watching an awesome football bowl game! Go Green!
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Monday, January 2, 2012

Year As A Military Spouse: In Pictures

Thanks to the inspiration of a group of American photographers in Germany who created a 365-challenge: Year As A Military Spouse
I plan on sharing a little bit about our military family life with all of you! I hope to keep this as a once weekly post - hopefully posting on Mondays. With pictur
es of course! I look forward to what this year has in store for us and sharing it with you!
My first post should be up on Monday, January 9th!

Here are a few pics for now of my Air Force Man:

And our "official" picture at the 2011 Air Force Ball =)

I look forward to hearing your feedback on this!

***Disclaimer: This is in no way meant to imply that military life is better or worse than anything else, it's just a little different and at times, unique! And for safety reasons names, dates and locations may be changed or removed. Thanks for understanding! ***
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