I have never been more proud of Jamie than I was four months ago today when he walked away from me for 10 months and onto the bus that would begin his first deployment. Even writing about it, I can still physically remember the incredible mix of emotions that I felt that night standing in that hangar – anxiety, pride, devestation, and immense love.
Yesterday I payed our bills and mowed the lawn – two jobs that I probably would have been Jamie’s, but I think I just might keep when he gets back. Paying bills is like a game for me – I really like it in a weird way. I also NEVER would have thought I’d actually like mowing the lawn, but it’s pretty good exercise, I get to be outside and see my neighbors, and I actually get some sun most of the time. Ladies – I encourage y’all to try it if you haven’t. I guess it’s one of those weird empowering things for me. I don’t know. 🙂
On Monday, I got back home to Clarksville after another 10 days of traveling. It was another whirlwind trip, which included my sister’s college graduation, four days at my parents’ house catching up with friends, a trip to Fort Rucker to see Jenn and Josh’s new home, and a beach trip to Destin to visit Ashley’s new apartment and meet Maddox Armacost, Drew and Amanda’s new baby son. All in all, fabulous couple of weeks.
Sadly, this is the only picture I took of Ashley and me, but she has a couple more on her camera. We had a fabulous girls’ weekend full of girly drinks, perfect beach weather, pink beach floats, a trip to the candy store, and sleeping 10+ hours both nights. VERY fun weekend.
Hi! I’m Erica, and I absolutely adore sharing my life on this website with you! I come here almost daily to blab about all of the things related to being a regular wife and mother in today’s ever-evolving society. I share about our new home, what’s on our kitchen table, what we’re hanging in our closets, where we’re traveling to next, my crazy 5 a.m. work outs, how I make time for girlfriends, our faith, and much more. We always have a lot of balls in the air and somewhat thrive on the chaos. I believe in the power of story-telling as a form of inspiration and entertainment, so I’m here to do both! I was born and raised in north Alabama and recently re-planted roots here again after my husband transitioned out of the Army (he is now in the Reserve and it’s going so well!) I’m a super proud mom to two little girls (ages 5 and 2) who seem to be the stars of the show around here (for good reason – they’re pretty great!) I’m so glad you found me and are here reading! I hope we can get to know each other here on the blog as well as Facebook and/or Instagram. xoxo