Survivor Mom

Surviving military life with 4 children and a passion for saving money every way I possibly can!

Update On Us May 6, 2011

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Blogger fail….that’s me. I have royally sucked at keeping up here lately. It doesn’t look like things around here are going to slow down anytime soon either. We’ve got about *25* days left till we move!!!! We are all so excited. Before we leave though, we are taking a quick trip to DC to see some friends. We also got news the other day that Kevin has to take a trip to Ohio for some medical testing for up to 10 days. Of course it is right before we leave so things will be a little chaotic. BUT, it’s memories in the making! 😉

I had an appointment today and got a surprise ultrasound. The kids and I were so excited to see the baby. S/he was just kicking away in there.

I can’t believe I’ve got just another month before I’m half way done with this pregnancy. It’s flying by so quickly!!

I haven’t been coupon shopping in a while. In fact, I’ve been trying to use up as much as possible since we are moving. My freezer was FULL of chicken and beef but I’m starting to see the bottom. Anything we have left before the movers come, will be donated and I’ll start over again once we get to Keesler. I’m really excited to try out a few new stores down there. I’ve already been scouting them out.

Well, I think that’s about it for now. Hopefully it won’t be so long before I write again. Have a great weekend!!! 🙂

 

Beach Bound, Baby! April 12, 2011

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We just got fantastic news! Kevin received orders and we will be on our way to Biloxi, Mississippi very soon. Keesler AFB was our #1 choice so we are just so ecstatic about this news. We will be on our way the first of June so we have a lot to do, but we are ready and excited. Bring on the beach, baby!!! 😀

 

Operation Toy Drop December 14, 2010

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Operation Toy Drop brings in 1800 parachute jumpers from over 15 different countries to participate. The goal is to collect over 6000 toys for kids around the Fayetteville/Raleigh area that are in need.

This past Saturday, my family and I had the opportunity to be a part of this fabulous event! We started by wrapping lots of presents for these precious children. Jack and Kaylynn even helped wrap(and envied all the presents. Lol!) I didn’t get any pictures of the wrapping because our hands were too busy. But after the wrapping we drove to the range to watch the jumpers. We only stayed for 3 planes to go by because it was rainy and COLD! The kids had a blast though. They always love watching the planes from the tower but were even more excited when they saw people jumping out of the back.

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I heart the military!

 

The Part of the Military I Hate October 8, 2010

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I really love military life. Deployments are definitely rough but doable. There is only one thing I hate about the military…soldiers that are KIA(killed in action). Today my husband went to a memorial service for a  young airman, Scott Forester, that was KIA in Afghanistan. This young man was one of many children and a devout Mormon. He had a masters degree from the University of Alabama and served his two years of missions after he finished college. It was during his time in missions that he felt God calling him to enlist in the Air Force and become a Combat Controller specifically to kill terrorists. In May of 2010 he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. It was on that deployment that Scott gave the ultimate sacrifice, his life. He and his team were out on a mission and came under intense enemy fire. A fellow soldier was injured by enemy fire and Scott went to his side to help him. That is when the enemy fire shot Scott in the chest and killed him instantly. He gave his life doing what he believed in and what he loved! He gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Please remember Scott and all those who gave their life for our freedom. Please remember their families as they mourn their sons and daughters that have given the ultimate sacrifice.