Because there is such a thing as Military Spouses Appreciation Day, today I’m raising my glass to the women who I long to call my friends forever. Today celebrates my absolute favorite aspect of our military lifestyle, and that’s the spouses that Jamie’s career has brought into my life. Having close friends all over the world is the coolest thing and the hardest thing all at the same time. Forever thankful for these adult friendships that are so deep. Happy Military Spouses Appreciation Day to many of my very favorite people!
Today I’m linking up with Amanda and Jen and answering a few brief questions about our affiliation with the military. I’m also linking up Alia, Julie, and Kathryn for their blog hop! Can’t wait to connect with more amazing MilSpouses around the web.
1. Tell us about yourself and your blog.
My name is Erica and I am a wife and mom who used to be an English teacher but now loves being a SAH mom to my precious one year old daughter. My blog Whimsical September is a lifestyle blog that basically serves as a window into my daily life. Readers can expect to find home projects, recipes, parenting stories, traveling adventures, and many more topics 3-5 times a week.
2. What branch of military are you affiliated with?
My husband is a Captain in the Army.
This picture was taken last week at a friend’s Change of Command ceremony.
3. What is one thing you enjoy about the military lifestyle?
Like I mentioned above, I really enjoy meeting and connecting with fellow military spouses. If we ever leave the military, I know I’ll miss the opportunity to meet so many incredible people.
4. What advice would you give other spouses who are new?
Oh, that’s a loaded question! I have so many things I’d love to share with a brand new military spouse. If he/she is facing a deployment right off the bat, I’d encourage her to read this post right here. Otherwise, I’d love to meet her for coffee and have a long chat about what’s ahead. 🙂
Hi! I’m a proud Army wife and mom to two little girls (ages 1 and 3), and I love sharing our lives with you. Where we’re going, what we’re eating, what’s making our lives more helpful or fun, what we’re wearing, how we’re doing this or that… I truly enjoy sharing it all! I can’t get enough of birthday cake ice cream, weekend sunrise runs, or making my girls belly-laugh. I write almost daily about my family’s lives, and though I like to keep things light, I also share the messy parts too. Welcome! So glad to have you around. 🙂 I’m active on Facebook and Instagram and would love to communicate with you there!
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