‘Tis the Season

This last month has been a roller coaster y’all. From a minor scare with Ava to the Marine Corps’ 242nd birthday ball to a short trip back to the United States, we have been all over the place mentally, emotionally, and physically. I hope y’all […]

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Nǐ hǎo from Taiwan!

Holy cow! Things have been so crazy since I last posted at the end of August. David came back from deployment, we attended a memorial for the two Marines we lost, and we took a mini vacation to Taiwan. Such a whirlwind of emotions, but […]

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G’day Mate! Chapter II

Continued from Chapter I… If you haven’t noticed, David shaved his head and grew a mustache for his deployment. I can’t say I’m a fan, but he’s mighty proud of his hard work. His friends kept cracking jokes that his mustache is just as big […]

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G’day Mate! Chapter I

The last few weeks have been packed with stress, anxiety, and excitement! David is deployed, so handling everything by myself has been a challenge to say the least. Everything that can go wrong will go wrong. But I got to take a mini vacation and […]

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Check Out My Castle!

The island of Okinawa has five castle ruins that are available for people to hike around and learn about what structures were built where and their purpose. Over the weekend, David and I visited the Nakijin ruins on the Motobu peninsula. The drive to the ruins […]

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Traveling on a Budget

Hey y’all! I found a great travel and finance blogger Mr. Military Budgeter and talked him into doing a guest post. All of us have purchased flights before and cringed at how expensive they are. Not anymore. Mr. Military Budgeter is sharing his top five […]

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Kon’nichiwa

The holidays are such a fun and stressful time of year! I apologize for being absent for almost a month now, but traveling to Japan for the first time alone, the Marine Corps ball, jet lag, illness, and last minute wedding planning takes up a […]

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