AT-AT Graph Star Wars block

I’m in the process of making a Star Wars graphghan and though I trolled and trolled for an AT-AT pattern I ended up having to create my own to fit… This was the result!  Enjoy!!!Image

Bummer!  It chopped off the bottom line!  Begin with one row of the blue!


A road I never thought to be on…

I’m sitting in the waiting room of an Army Post, waiting for Ryan to be done with his procedure.   He’s having a vasectomy today.  

Ten years of infertility and the many heartaches and emotions that go with that… All that is behind me, all that we walked through… and this is never a place I pictured myself.

But here we are.

It’s for all the right reasons, so that I can stay with my family and yet I mourn a little… who am I kidding?  This is devastating… and nobody understands why.



Home again…

We all are… Ryan is home, safe and sound, and we have traveled to our new home in Colorado Springs.  It is so good to be together again… so good to be whole.  We got our house and get our household goods tomorrow.  I am so looking forward to settling in again.  I’ll be back when things slow down a bit… right now there is so much going on!


The countdown is on…

Ryan should be home in three weeks.  I can’t wait… no really, I don’t think I can. 

Today we got offered a house… and we accepted it!  It is more than I could have hoped for… but then… if there is one thing I’ve learned it’s that God always takes care of us.

Here is the floor plan and some pictures if you want to see what it will be like…

We are so excited… It looks like Ryan, Isaac, and I will be heading for Colorado Springs mid January.  We’ll be there for about 10 days before my Mom and Dad join us with our other car and our pup (we can’t take him with us because they don’t have a pet friendly TLF while we wait to get the keys so they are going to stay back in AZ until that happens but we can’t wait because Ryan doesn’t have enough leave) and we move in! 

That’s about all of the news I have for now… things are absolutely LOONEY here. 


Time is relative…

Is anyone else just blown away that Thanksgiving is in four days?  I can’t believe how this year has flown… and yet the 179 days without Ryan have dragged by…  I know that the time remaining for us to be apart is short but at this point every day feels like an eternity! 

I am so grateful for the change in plans… I can’t imagine if it had stayed JUNE!  But… I’m about ready for this to be done… Do you realize that Ryan has missed 24.5 months of Isaac’s 42.5 months of life?  That’s more than half of his life Ryan has missed and though I’m ever so grateful for the miracle of technology…


I’m ready to be HOME as a fully knit together family once more.


Another day, another change!

It’s been just shy of two weeks since my last post… almost three weeks since we got the news that we would be moving to Florida and would be apart for another six months.

I won’t lie, I’ve been pretty despondent.  I miss my best friend, I miss who my boy is when Daddy is around, I miss my house and my pretty things, I miss my life.  Six more months felt like a death sentence.  When I finally gave it over to God and tried to find the silver lining I started to even out… but there was always this thought in the back of my head… “How am I going to do this?”

One week ago everything changed, again.

We got news (out of the blue on a Sunday afternoon) that we are now going to Schriever AFB in Colorado Springs (our dream assignment) and instead of June, we will be reunited in late December or early January!!!

I can honestly say that I did not see that coming!

God has blessed us greatly… I simply can not wait for this new adventure to begin.Image