Those are words I never even considered when starting this military spouse journey. The idea of moving during a global pandemic made me queasy- but we had to do it. I had to swallow my fear, trust in God and find a way to keep moving forward. To be honest, it was not as scary… Continue reading PCS-ing During a Pandemic
If you follow us on any of our social media platforms then you heard the amazing news- Justin was accepted to attend Officer Training School! This is a HUGE goal that he has been after since he enlisted in the Air Force and I couldn’t be more proud. So please excuse me while I brag… Continue reading The Next Step in Justin’s Military Career
Thanksgiving 2019 was our second Thanksgiving in Utah and second away from our family. The miles always seem so much longer during holidays. But we do make the very most of it! We love making our our traditions and enjoying time together. We are so thankful for all of our blessings and thankful to be… Continue reading Our Snowy Thanksgiving
Wow, what an amazing year it has been. On September 23, 2019 Maverick John McCoog turned ONE! I wanted to share some pictures and memories from his special day. ￼ We celebrated in Victor, Idaho and Jackson, Wyoming for a week with my Dad, Step Mom, Sister and Grandmother. Unfortunately, Justin was away on a… Continue reading Maverick’s Frist Birthday!
This past weekend marked two years since Justin graduated from basic military training and officially became a US Airman (I mean I guess he officially became an Airman when he left for BMT but I feel like graduation made it officially official!) These past two years have been so busy. I feel like so much… Continue reading Two Tips From My Two Years As a Military Spouse
Banana bread is one of my favorite things to bake. It's easy, relatively mess free and I get to use up those super ripe bananas that browned overnight. Since going egg and dairy free to try to solve Maverick's intolerances, I haven't been able to use my tried a true recipe. After a bit of… Continue reading Egg Free Banana Bread
When I first found out that I was pregnant, Justin was still at training halfway across the country. We were so excited! But at the same time I was also kind of sad because Justin and I weren't together. I took my pregnancy test alone, I went to the doctor alone *except for when my… Continue reading How I Kept My Husband Involved With My Pregnancy While He Was Away
When Justin found out about our first duty station, I immediately went into research mode, gathering every bit of information I could get my hands on. I wanted to know what life on (and around) base was going to be like. So in the interest of spreading the love, I figured I would share a… Continue reading What You Should Know When You Get to Your First Base
If you follow me on social media, you may already know that Justin and I are having a BOY! We are so excited and can't wait to welcome Maverick John McCoog in to the world in September. We actually found out that we were having a boy at my last appointment before we left for… Continue reading We are Having a BOY!
This post is a bit overdue (since I am now 18 weeks) but with moving and everything I didn't get a chance to sit down and write this up! Here were my must haves for my first trimester: What To Expect While You're Expecting: The classic, tried and true pregnancy bible. I have been reading… Continue reading My First Trimester Must Haves