The Virginian

The Virginian

Today we dipped our toes into the water that is travel soccer tournaments. Ray is in charge of fields. Bria is in charge of playing. The rest of us are here to cheer, lug equipment and pitch in wherever we're needed.  We had a great day with a score and a tie. We...

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Can’t Make This Stuff Up

Can’t Make This Stuff Up

That white wall... There used to be a cabinet there.  Ignore the cow bells 🤐 and the mess... Really, the cabinet has been relocated to my front door. Ray opened the door at dinner and noticed it was literally pulling off the wall. So naturally, he had me empty it...

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Time Is A Thief

Time Is A Thief

I blinked.  Seriously, that's it. Like one time.  I blinked and this hot guy has been in the navy for 23 years.       I blinked and 22 roses appeared on my counter. How have I been married for 22 years? I'm barely that old!     ...

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Amazing Things Happen

My week at school has been exceptionally awful. Sorry, I can't go into details but it wasn't fun. Yesterday Jack wanted to ride the bus home by himself. Hanan was home to meet him. He hates going to soccer, to pick everyone up and I knew I was in for a long night so I...

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Choose To Be A Daisy

Choose To Be A Daisy

So our spring break was far too long and far too short. We left Kentucky exhausted but as usual we didn't get to see everyone we wanted to see. If we did get to visit, it was far too short. One afternoon I missed seeing my Aunt Carolyn. I love hearing her stories. She...

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Things I Heard Watching Rogue One

So I actually filled out report cards this week. I only had a couple of incidents that needed counselors. My time in the classroom has been extended. It's been another long week. Poor Ray. He got a movie, made dinner and poured a glass of wine while I whined about...

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Before… My Old Murray Home

Before… My Old Murray Home

We made it home in spite of dueling trucks on 81. Life is quite literally back at our rescheduled programming. I've been called in to work but the kiddos get another day of rest.  For giggles since I have no time to write anything I thought I would share the...

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My Old Murray Home

My Old Murray Home

So Chip and Joanna make it look more glamorous.  Ray and I do not! We've had a bit of a working spring break. I am currently a hot mess with dirt under my nails and dust in my hair. Ray's red neck is literally a red neck because we neglected the sunscreen. It's...

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Our Ohana

Where do we start? We are a Navy family, constantly on the move finding the wind in our sails. Ray is the web designer, woodworker, scientist and sailor. B is the writer, bus driver, cook, tutor, housekeeper, substitute teacher and well lots of other things too.

We have big girls in band, cross country and all things high school, a very bossy nine year old into soccer and swimming, a quietly loud eight year old boy who has a love for all things lego and two funny, loving puppies.

There’s lots to do and so much fun. We count our many, many blessings daily.

Stay tuned… things might get interesting with our misadventures in parenting!

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