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Learning To Ski In Your Thirties

Learning to ski in your thirties, can be a little terrifying. (I'm not going to lie!) However, I'll be the first to tell you that It's never too late to learn to ski. Some kids (Like my three kids) are lucky enough to learn when they're young. Others like myself learn when you're in your thirties. I just learned to ski in the 2022-2023 ski season and let me tell you it was a little bit of a learning curve but I did it and I loved it! Get The Right Clothing You'll have difficulty focusing on how to le[...]

Our Life in Bags…Again

If you've followed my blog for a while, you'll know that when we started this life, one of my first blog posts was called Our Life in Bags. It was only fitting that at the start of this new journey, I would start with the same topic, with some tips and tricks I've learned. As a disclaimer, some of the links in this blog may be affiliate links... but I promise I love all the items I'm recommending and personally own them myself! The first set of movers came, and they took 1,000 pounds of our UAB (Unaccom[...]

The Beginning… Life in Lithuania.

It's been a week since we arrived in Vilnius, Lithuania. I can't believe I'm typing that... it's crazy how quickly time flies when you're having fun and trying to figure out life in a different country. Our first week looked like Moving into our new house! We got super lucky and were able to be picked up at the airport and moved right into our new house. Our air shipment was actually waiting for us in our garage! We had great sponsors they packed our frig full of great food and brought some things ove[...]

My La Mesa Home

PCS season is here! I thought before moving out of my house I would give a quick tour of the Cofete floorplan in La Mesa and on Fort Ord. We have lived in this house as a family of four and as a family of five and I can honestly say that it fit our needs perfectly! My Favorite things about this floor plan I loved that this house had two wings, having the two wings really make this house feel a lot larger than it really is. It's a great floor plan to host parties or have a room designed just fo[...]

A Taste of The States

We've lived in Slovenia now for exactly 2 months! As I've said before, living here is really not that difficult. I have, however, found myself missing things that are very common in The United States but not so common in Slovenia. You can only imagine how happy I was to finally have some things I'd missed in a care package from my mom and mother-in-law. It was Christmas in our house on Wednesday, and I may have almost cried! Ha  Below is a list of everyday things in The United States that can't really b[...]

Part 1: Nolan’s First Week of Slovenian School

When I was in Monterey, we had a WONDERFUL group of Foreign Area Officers' spouses. One of the HOT TOPICS was where to send your children to school. Do you send them to QSI (International School), or do you send them to a school in that country? (Full Immersion) It seemed to me like many moms in class were a little leery of sending their children to an entire immersion school. I'll admit, I was scared of the unknown as well. However, when we got to Slovenia, I realized that the international school was a tad[...]

Jet Lag and Small Children

Jet Lag is a REAL thing! It doesn't just affect sleeping, it affects eating, your mood, and how you generally feel. Combine that with a two-year-old that's already on an emotional roller coaster, and you get a hurricane of emotions. Let me paint you a picture. (Night 1) At this point, I have not been to sleep in 30 hours, and Tyler may have had 2 hours of sleep. We both decided to keep the kids up and pretend as tho it was a regular day without an 8 hour time change. This strategy worked for Nolan (our 4-yea[...]

How I Survived Flying with Kids

Let me start off by saying I SURVIVED!! I have had serious anxiety about flying with my children. It's not that my children don't behave; it's the fact that they are two and four and can be very unpredictable when they are off their schedules. I thought I would take the time to write what worked and what didn't. Hopefully, this helps all my momma friends who might be experiencing that same anxiety. /*! elementor - v3.18.0 - 29-11-2023 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a[...]

Our life in bags

 We are in the middle of our BIG MOVE! I am happy to let everyone know that we survived our first plane ride as a family. The kiddos did way better than I would have ever imagined. Below you will find the list of things I used for packing. I've included a link to all the items I used. Please know I am an Amazon affiliate, but I bought these items without any incentives.  Packing cubes (Seriously) color code them for each family member. I ended up putting the huge ziplock bags inside each packing[...]