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Leavenworth Series: Harbor Lights Coffee House and Cafe

As I quietly step out of the Café, Mrs. Garner calls me by name and gives me a friendly smile and wave–I need to get better at doing the same–I’m always growing!

Leavenworth Series: Kansas Country Store

She pauses for a moment to reflect on her gratitude for the folks from Fort Leavenworth who worked hard to help her and her husband clean-up after the 2005 flood.

Leavenworth Series: Parks and Recreation

Here are a few of my drive-by finds. Please note, this is not an exhaustive list of parks in Leavenworth, KS.

Leavenworth Series: Historic Courthouse

…so many questions about the detailed stories the murals told. It gave me an opportunity to briefly sit and chat with them about slavery, the underground railroad, buffalo soldiers, our American flag, and women’s equality.

Sharing Spouses’ Stories: Friendship through CrossFit

It’s inspiring to see two military spouses working to sharpen each other and support one another during these transitional times.

Leavenworth Series: Sunflower Sisters Vintage

At some point in our conversation, I identify myself as a military spouse and learn that I’m not alone in the room.

Leavenworth Series: Sis’ Sweets

I can think of 100 things to do when I’m too busy to do them but give me a kid-free day off and I don’t know what to do with myself. I grab my camera and drive downtown for more Leavenworth discovering, swinging by Sis’ Sweets this time.

Leavenworth Series: McDevitt and Duffy Corner Market

We miss our family and friends back home, but today Charlie reminds me that it’s about having the right mindset while we’re apart from those we love.

PCSing: 5 First-Steps for Spouses

Waiting for orders, not knowing where you and your family will be headed next, can be a rather stressful time. Then you get that signed RFO and you’re off, searching for everything to make your next Permanent Change of Station (PCS) a smooth transition…

Marriage: Pushing through the “Stuck”

We tied the knot, flew down for the wedding celebration a few months later, and a few weeks later, we both came home with news to share. It went something like this:

Me: I’m pregnant!!!

Him: I’m deploying.

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