Ammo Can Pride…

Ammo cans are a great way to store military uniform stuff and could be used for military décor. Find them at your local military surplus shops or thrift store. I have a couple of cans in my husbands uniform room and store all his belts and Eagle Globe Anchors. They look very industrial and they […]

What Not to Say to a Military Spouse on Promotion Day

Thoughts that were going through my head about my husband’s promotion: What should I wear? Something casual but hip. Should I take the kids? I really don’t want to get the kids out of school. I don’t know anyone in his new platoon. I am going to be the only wife there. This is not […]

Telling Military Stories With Animation

On August 3rd, 2005, Marine Lance Cpl. Travis Williams’ squad was sent on a rescue mission in Barwanah, Iraq. During the patrol, one of their vehicles containing his entire squad was struck by a massive IED. This is his story.. Shared from http://www.funker530.com/lone-survivor-lance-corporal-travis-williams-tells-his-story/ [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ_15XjYssY&w=560&h=315] The video has been shared on social media over the past […]

The Fry Scholarship: 2014 Changes

The Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (“Choice Act”) was recently signed into law.  Most of the Act pertains to Veterans health care but it also included two provisions affecting GI Bill® benefits.  The Fry Scholarship was created to honor Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry, 28, of Lorena, Texas.  Sergeant Fry had […]

Disneyland Flag Ceremony

We love Disneyland and try to go at least three times a year, thanks to the Disneyland Military Promotional 3-Day Park Hopper Tickets. Last year we went in October and Disneyland was decorated for Halloween Time. I  heard about the Disneyland flag ceremony that happens every day at around 4:45PM but had never made it […]

Camp Pendleton Sign

We always drive by Camp Pendleton when we are coming back from San Diego and see the brown sign on the right of the 5 freeway. I love the sign because it looks original and pays respect to the history of Camp Pendleton. A lot of people don’t know that the symbol in the middle […]

Our “Military” Vacation Timeshare

I have friends and family that own timeshares or vacation clubs and I have always wanted to buy one too. I thought I was missing out on all the vacation fun. After a couple of our family getaways to Hawaii and San Diego using military lodging I realized I am not missing out on anything. […]

Retirement Ceremony + a 3 year old = No Good

Last week we were invited to attend a retirement ceremony for one of my husband’s very good friends. My husband asked me if I wanted to go with him and I thought about not going at first because of my little three year old tyrant. I ended up going with him and telling myself that […]

I quit going to family parties!

Yes, I said it. As a Latina mom and military wife, family is always first. I love my extended family and going to gatherings on the weekends. As a Latina, I love to get all the “chisme” on the family and to see all the new babies. As a military wife, I understand that my […]