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
100 days, folks. 100 days.
100 days from right this very moment I very well may be on my way to the Nashville airport to pick up Jamie for his 15-day R&R.
I have this weird anxious feeling right now just thinking about it. I find myself daydreaming daily about standing there, knowing that his flight has landed and he’ll be off the plane in just moments, knowing that I’m about to see his face in person for the first time in eight months.
I imagine his smile first, and then practically leaping into his arms out of pure relief.
If you have your significant other around, hold their hand every chance you get. You’d miss it if they weren’t around.
I feel strangely excited that I actually get to experience this type of excitement because I really can’t imagine anything else that’s more purely exciting, besides getting married or having a baby. If I keep thinking about it that way – that I’m actually lucky to have something so incredible to look forward to – then I think I’ll make it through the next few months.
Writing about this rollercoaster of emotions that this deployment has brought on has been very theraputic to me, so I hope you don’t think I’m pathetic. I’m on just that though – a rollercoaster, and having an outlet to write about it in is nice. I’m an english teacher, people. 🙂 This is what I try and get my students to do.
Flashback to another one of the greatest hugs in the world – after he ran up to the stadium seats after his USMA graduation.