George Washington’s guide to civility, deployments, and Valentine’s Day
Cheesy / Deployment

George Washington’s guide to civility, deployments, and Valentine’s Day

All the holidays that have passed since Jonathan deployed have acted as little landmarks for the proximity of his return. He may have forbidden me to count down, but we didn’t lay down any ground rules about knowing, as each holiday passes, we’re one holiday closer to his return. Unfortunately for George Washington, his birthday … Continue reading »

A Valentine’s Day care package: nothing says “I love you” like three sticks of butter
28-Day Blog Challenge / Army 101 / Care package / Deployment / Food and recipes

A Valentine’s Day care package: nothing says “I love you” like three sticks of butter

Though it is still a time of great loss for my family, today is also a day of great love. Or at least that’s what Hallmark has led me to believe; and if I can’t trust Hallmark, what can I trust? Valentine’s Day doesn’t top my list of favorite holidays (after all, Purim is coming … Continue reading »

How to tell a woman she’s huge without getting punched in the face
28-Day Blog Challenge / Army 101 / Twins / Wedding planning

How to tell a woman she’s huge without getting punched in the face

Since I’m still recovering from all the guacamole and stress of Super Bowl XLVII, I’d like to share with you, instead of a game recap, an exciting new use for toilet paper: To measure your pregnant friends’ bellies. Joanna and I tested this toilet paper use personally on our friend Rachael’s pregnant belly, and the … Continue reading »