He’s Coming Home!!!!


Soon!!! I can’t wait to be in my Beloved’s arms again! Finally knowing that there is light at the end of this tunnel is incredibly thrilling!

This deployment has been rough, but I started thinking back over all the different memories from this summer…

I had to climb up on the roof when critters were getting into our attic ~



Spent nearly every day at the pool for swimming lessons ~



My friend Joanne, (otherwise known as Tribalwoman), asked me to color her hair. Yikes!

Joanne and Ginger 2

But none of her hair fell out, and she’s still speaking to me – so I’d call it a win!

Joanne and Ginger again

I became healthier and stronger ~

Week #20 b

Learned natural ways to take better care of my face ~

Natural facial cleanser - justoneoftheboys.com

Spent quality girl time with my sister (relaxing by her pool) ~

Retro red and polka dot swimsuit - justoneoftheboys.com

Removed some wallpaper ~

Removing wallpaper - justoneoftheboys.com

Managed to lose my hearing when a firecracker blew up in my face ~

Fourth of July

But we still stayed out late celebrating Independence Day ~

Fourth of July - wiped out!

I changed up my hairdo to a sassy asymmetrical cut… I hope my Beloved likes it!

Asymmetrical bob haircut - justoneoftheboys.com

FaceTimed with Daddy Joe whenever his schedule (and internet access) allowed ~

Week #22a

Played at the park ~

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Gave our master bathroom a facelift ~


Saw a lifelong dream come true and visited the Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House in Independence, Kansas!

He's coming home - Little House

Spent a lot of time at the zoo ~

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He's coming home zoo

Shared from my heart, and answered some hard questions about the Other Woman ~

Dear Ginger

Made patio cushions with my favorite New Zealand Tribalwoman ~

Measuring out fabric

Took a road trip with the boys and my dad to visit Woolaroc Museum in Bartlesville, Oklahoma ~


Visited our old house – my little house of memories…

Facing the memories... 1

Picked out new specs ~

August What I'm Into ~ New Versace Spectacles

Went to the State Fair ~

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Studied ancient Egyptians ~

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Enjoyed a relaxing and refreshing trip to Nashville to see my lovely friend Crystal – aka Money Saving Mom! (Photo is courtesy of MoneySavingMom.com)

Ginger and Crystal

Visited an awesome pumpkin patch ~

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Learned that the writer inside flows out of me, whether I know it or not…

I'm not just a mom... Journeying to find out who I was made to be! From justoneoftheboys.com

And I spent so much time playing, laughing, learning, and loving my crazy guys!

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You should have heard the commotion and shouts of joy when I told them this morning that Daddy Joe really is coming home soon!!!

I am so grateful for these wiggly, giggly, sweet, silly, thoughtful, generous, ornery, musical, loving balls of energy! I have seen us grow as a family and individually over the last few months. Even though this deployment was long and difficult at times – it’s comforting to know that we embraced this time and made special memories together!

I just might be a little scarce for a few days – but I think you’ll understand! Now to nervously clean our house from top to bottom to pass the time! If I finish with my house, maybe I can come clean yours! 🙂

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Thank you for coming alongside me on this journey! I can’t tell you how much YOU have helped me during this deployment!

Nearing the finish line – I think I can, I think I can, I think I can!

*hugs all around*

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