Fairbanks Alaska at Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice: 24 Hours in Fairbanks, Alaska

Even though we’d only be there for 24 hours, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to witness the creeping Summer Solstice in Fairbanks Alaska. With our daughter, Reagan spending part of her summer break with MawMaw and PawPaw, I joined my husband, Danny for work and flew five-and-a-half hours from Denver to Fairbanks a few days […]

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Baby Bird’s First Solo Flight

flying solo

  The first time I ever stepped foot in an airport I was 20. I flew to Las Vegas for Spring Break with my college girlfriends. Had no clue how airports worked and was completely stressed out by the whole experience. In contrast, our now five-year-old daughter, Reagan, is a pro at flying, having taken […]

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Our First Christmas Tree

Our First Christmas tree ornament

    It wasn’t until we began bickering about whose responsibility it was to do what while putting up our tree the day after Thanksgiving that I realized, this was our first Christmas tree together. As husband and wife, and as a family. After 10 years of marriage. We’ve always been on the move, and […]

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Never Forget.

United Express pilot

  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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Final Flight

Daddy in air force flight suit

  We had no idea when I snapped this picture that it would be the last time Danny would return from a day of flying the C-130H Hercules with his unit at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs. He’d put in nearly 20 years with the Air Force, most of them as a Flight […]

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Rushing Easter

Easter egg haul

Part of Perfect Moment Mondays… We’re adjusting to Daddy being gone a lot again, after three years of having him home with us. But, this would be the first holiday we’ve navigated around his schedule. This meant he had to miss the annual Family BBQ and Easter Egg Hunt at preschool at which Reagan filled […]

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Sometimes Giving Thanks Requires Perspective

dinnerware

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!

Family Day 302nd Airwing

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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This Time’s For Real

Danny REAL first day back

First day back – TAKE TWO! I swear, this is the last time you’ll see a post about Danny returning to work because, this morning, Danny’s plane actually took off with him in the co-pilot seat, making it his OFFICIAL first day back! YAY! And how appropriate that the first city he should fly to […]

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The First Day that Wasn’t

Daddy and Princess

Do you ever feel like just when the prize is within reach, someone changes the game? I imagined that’s how my husband felt, though he did his best to hide his disappointment yesterday when what was supposed to be his first day back in the cockpit since February 21st, 2008, didn’t actually happen. Danny had […]

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