Friday, May 11, 2012

Military Spouse Appreciation Day Blog Hop!

I am excited to join in on this Blog Hop Party!

My name is Nadine and I have been an Army wife for just over 16 years.  I served in the Army myself for just over 11 years and decided at that point that my boys needed me more than Uncle Sam did.  I've been a SAHM since I got out but since my boys are all in school full-time you'll find me out volunteering more than you'll find me at home during the day.
My husband has been in the Army for over 23 years but not ready to hang up his dog tags just yet.  He loves what he does and has been an excellent mentor and friend to many, including me!  We met in the Army where his first words to me ever were "Beat Your Face", now if that isn't romantic, I don't know what is!
 We have three amazing boys who are 16, 14 and 10.  We are very involved in the Boy Scout community, we believe in teaching our boys strong values that will help them in the future.  All the boys are also involved in other activities such as band, debate, football, wrestling and all are involved in our youth programs at church.
 We've been doing this Army thing our entire marriage and have experienced ups and downs.  We have been apart more than we've been together but we learned long ago that it's all about perspective and focusing on the things that matter.  This fall we will embark on another chapter of our lives as our Soldier heads off to Korea and the boys and I stay here in lovely Fort Leonard Wood, MO.  We are grateful for the opportunities the Lord blesses us with and we look forward to the growth all of us will experience!

Last but certainly not least, I have to mention our extremely loved and pampered pups.  Zoe & Sapper round out our squad and show us unconditional love and sometimes share the bed with us. 

Thanks so much for stopping by our little spot on cyber space, leave a comment so I can go and visit you!

Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day!


Jamie said...

Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day! Have a wonderful Mother's Day Weekend!

The Household 6 Diva said...

I remember first discovering your blog as one that had pictures from Fort Leonardwood (We were stationed there when we first got married!) and thinking with a big smile -- oh LOOK!!! A familiar place!!! :) So nice to bump into you again via the blog hop - and maybe we'll bump into each other offline someday too! Thank YOU for your service to our country - AND for being such an amazing Military Spouse!

Brea said...

Hi Nadine!

I'm visiting from the MilSpouse Blog Hop! Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day to you!

I have two little boys and I don't know how you do it with three! There are many mornings that I wake up still exhausted from the day before. You seem to have done an amazing job with your boys and I hope that one day my boys are involved in such great things! It's all about raising them to be good men, right?

It's very nice to meet you!

Athena said...

Happy MilSpouse Appreciation Day!

Marinewife1111 {Marcella} said...

Hopefully the next chapter in your lives will be a smooth transition.
Hope you had a great MilSpouse Day and I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!!

Katie said...

Happy MilSpouse Appreciation Day! I hope you have a great Mothers Day weekend! I love your pictures! The colored ribbons in a black and white is really cute! :)

Cassidy said...

I love your dogs, they are adorable. I saw that you posted on my page too and happy military spouse appreciation day too. I just told my husband before we PCS from here we need a picture at the tank museum.

Jessica said...

I love all your photos! Very nice.

Nice to meet you through the Military Spouse Appreciation blog hop! I'm now following you. I hope you can visit my blog when you get a chance:

Please stop by to check out my Weekend Blog Walk. I also co-host a Mom's Monday Mingle and Favorite Product Friday.

Heather said...

Hope you have had lovely MSA & Mother's Days!! :)

Wife on the Roller Coaster said...

Thank you so much for joining in on the blog hop! And sorry it took me so long to come and visit. Hope you had fun visiting the other ladies on the list and that you had a fabulous Mil Spouse Appreciation Day!!!

Roller Coaster

Mack said...

Hi! I am a little late from the BlogHop but I wanted to say that you have a beautiful family! It was nice to meet you! So Happy belated military spouse appreciation day and Mother's Day!!!! Amanda

Jessica Lynn said...

Hi Nadine! Thanks for stopping by my blog during the hop—sorry it took me so long to get over here…better late than never, though! I'm in awe of how long you and your husband have been doing the military thing. You give me hope! We're just a few years in and have definitely already experienced our share of ups and downs!