Never Forget.

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  I had just dropped my mother-in-law off at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and flipped the radio on in my car when I heard the news – a small passenger jet had crashed into the World Trade Center. Immediately I thought of Danny who was flying in the same air space for United Express at […]

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Don’t Hate Me Because I Hate Football

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The Saints lost today. I found out on Facebook. Where I find all my NFL news. Well, there and Twitter. Whether you want to hear about it or not, you can’t avoid the pigskin prattle. Just a simple “NNNNOOOOOOOO!!!!” post from a friend tells me all I need to know. I don’t watch football and […]

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Sometimes Giving Thanks Requires Perspective

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Yesterday, I was a little down. Funny how Holidays can sometimes do that to you when it’s supposed to be a time of great joy. But, then occasionally, something triggers the blues when you’re least expecting it. For me, all it took was a cheap table and some dishes to break me down. My day […]

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Family Day!

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What would summer be without a family picnic? For us, family in Colorado means friends, and especially those friends in the 302nd Airlift Wing at Petersen Air Force Base in Colorado Springs. After serving 15 years with the 302nd, flying missions in and out of Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa and various other parts of the world, […]

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Faking It

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Part of Perfect Moment Mondays… Though we’re home all day together – every day — admittedly, my husband and I don’t take enough time to do things together just for fun. Just for us. Everything lately seems to have a purpose, goal or responsibility attached to it. And when we’re done with all that by […]

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Thankful for New Beginnings

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While we give thanks for what we have–family, friends, a roof over our heads and food in our bellies—in our house this year, we’re even more thankful for what we’re about to have. Because of what we’ve been given: a new lease on life. Not once. But twice. And when I say we, I mean […]

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Weathering the Storms for 8 Years Now

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Eight years ago today, Danny and I said “I do” under a hot desert sun and embarked upon a journey that had already been set off course by the events of 9/11 just two months earlier. Danny was immediately furloughed from his job as a pilot and called to active duty with his Air Force […]

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A Bird’s-Eye Perspective on Role Reversal

I’ve only been working outside the home for three weeks and I’m already wondering how other working moms do it?! For the past six months, I’ve been working from home part-time while my husband waits to be allowed to return to work at Frontier Airlines after his bout with cancer. My work has been irregular, […]

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Mr. Mom Loses His Training Wheels

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It has been six months since I shifted gears from stay-at-home mom to working mom. The transition hasn’t been an easy one, and it just got a little harder. On Friday I started a full-time contract position with Starz Entertainment. This means, Danny is at home full-time with Reagan. Alone. Without a lifeline. Up until […]

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Southwest and the Unknown Frontier

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Okay, I admit it. I was excited to marry a pilot. I know it shouldn’t matter, but, isn’t it true that marrying a pilot is equivalent to marrying your prince in most little girl’s (and big girl’s) fantasies? There’s something about a man in uniform commanding a mega-ton aircraft with hundreds of lives in his […]

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