Friday, May 11, 2012

Military Spouse Appreciation Day Bloghop


In honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day, Ann Marie at Household 6 Diva and RC at Riding the Rollercoaster. are sponsering this amazing blog hop! I first want to thank every single Military Spouse out there! We have an amazingly hard job and our soldier wouldn't be able to do their job without us. We are considered the "silent ranks" and I truly believe we are some of the strongest women out there! So, Thank You to you all for the amazing jobs you are doing at home!

Ok on to the introduction!

Hello and welcome blog hop visitors! If you don't already know me, my name is Kathryn. I'm a 20 something (actually closer to a 30 something, which my husband reminds me of quite frequently), teacher, mother to two beautiful children and an Army Wife. My husband is an Officer in the Army Reserves and he is currently deployed to the sandbox. :(

I grew up in Michigan and moved to Florida in 2007 to find a job. It was the BEST move I ever made!

I teach 7th grade civics and 6th grade Ancient Civilizations. I started out teaching elementary school, but with budget cuts and school enrollment going down, I went and got my middle school certification.I have been teaching it ever since. I actually love this age group. I especially love teaching Social Studies. That has always been my favorite subject and my dream subject to teach.

M and I met on Eharmony and fell in love. We've been together almost 4 years, although a lot of that time has been spent apart due to the Army. We got married on June 5, 2009 at the courthouse and had our (I should say my) white wedding on February 5, 2011.

Our little family on our second wedding day :)


Our two beautiful children are:


Little L who was born on May 26, 2009. He was born a month early and weighed 5lbs 15oz. He was and is our little surprise. He is his daddy's mini me!


And Baby E who was born on December 15, 2011. She was born right on time and weighed 8lbs 8oz. She is one of the happiest babies I have ever seen.

I blog about a little bit of everything. From military life, to school, the kids, friends and family. Not even a year ago I initially started this blog because I felt like I needed an outlet for my thoughts and feelings while my husband was deployed. Being a Reservists wife makes it hard sometimes, we don't have the support that a lot of spouses do who live near bases and other military families. I must say, I have met some pretty amazing women through this and am so happy I decided to do this.

Please feel free to leave comments! Especially so that I can come visit your little corner of the blog world. :)


Thank you for stopping by!





34 comments:

  1. Hey Kathryn,

    It was so nice to read your blog! My husband and I will be transitioning to reserve life in about three years so it will be fun following your posts! We are in deployment mode too and we have a daughter that was born in November 2011 in Germany! Can't wait to keep reading! Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day!!!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! The reserve life sure does have it's pluses and drawbacks. I hope the deployment is going good for you guys!
      Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day to you too!!!!

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  2. What a cute family! Happy Milspouse Appreciation day!!

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    1. Thank you!!! Happy Milspouse Appreciation day to you too!!!

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  3. Hi Kathryn!

    I'm visiting from the MilSpouse Blog Hop! Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day to you!

    Your little ones are absolutely adorable!

    My husband (who is from Florida) just got home from Afghanistan is August.. Deployments are definitely rough and I am so happy that we were able to make it through stronger than we were when he left.

    It's so nice to meet you!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by!

      Oh I'm sure it's great to have him home! I cannot wait until M comes home!!!

      Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day to you too!!!

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  4. Today is your day with M being gone!!! :) You make me proud to be a military wife.. cause you do this everyday with TWO kids. I can't even imagine! Hope your day is great girl!

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    1. Thank you! Today is your day too! I'm so glad I started this blog so that I met you and the other wonderful women I've met!
      Happy military spouse appreciation day to you!!!

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  5. Hi there. I'm stopping by from the blog hop. Happy MilSpouse Appreciation day to you.

    My husband is an Active Duty Army officer, but we'd love to transition to the reserves/guard. Our next assignment will be away from a real Army post, so I'm sure I'll get a taste of a different life then.

    It is nice to "meet" you.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by!!!
      The reserve life sure has its pluses and drawbacks, but it's what works for us.
      Happy military spouse appreciation day to you too!!!

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  6. Following from MFF. I used to be an elementary teacher also and jobs are so hard to find where we live (as opposed to fifteen years ago when I started when all you needed was a degree and a pulse, lol). I'm subbing now and I am quite surprised that I enjoy teaching high school students. Part of it is, I'm sure, that my older two kids are elementary school age and it is refreshing to deal with teenagers sometimes. (OMG, did I just say that?)

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    1. Hahaha!!!! Oh my goodness! When I first started teaching I thought I wanted 4th grade only. Come to find out I shudder thinking of going back to elementary school. I know! I feel strange saying I like dealign wtih the older kids. They get my sarcasm so much better!
      Yea I was told that when I started college, and I graduated right at the end of the huge hiring craze. Thankfully I got in at the right time. :)
      Thanks for stopping by!!!!

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  7. My husband & I met on eHarmony, too! We just got married last year. Your kiddos are so cute!! I'm looking forward to looking around your blog! :)

    Blessings,
    Heather

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    1. Oh really?!?! That's so neat! I've never actually met anyone else that has met their spouse on eharmony! Thank you!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Cute kids!

    Just stopping by from the hop and wanted to say hello.

    Happy MilSpouse Appreciation Day!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by!

      Happy Milspouse appreciation day to you too!!!

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  9. Stopping by from the blog hop! Our baby girls are very close in age. My little one was born 11/24/11 (Thanksgiving Day). Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day, diva!! :-)

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    1. Wow! That's really cool!
      Thanks for stopping by!

      Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day to you too!!!!

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  10. Happy milspouse day! I hope the deployment goes quickly for you!!

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    1. Thank you! Same to you!!! It has been going by fast until now. I am just hoping that it will speed up again soon!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Happy Mothers Day weekend! Visiting from the hop. Hope youre getting spoiled!

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    1. Thank you! I got spoiled a little early from my husband, darn the distance :) But it feels nice being thought of on this weekend.
      I hope you have a great weekend as well!

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  12. Hi! I'm here from the blog hop. I moved from OH to FL the year after you moved for a similar reason. I loved it there, and I actually hadn't planned on leaving, but then I met my husband and after we got married I moved up to GA where he was stationed. Within a few months, we moved to Germany. I miss things about FL sometimes but I definitely can't complain I'm here :)

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    1. Oh wow! That's interesting. I do really enjoy living in Florida (except for the threat of a hurricane!) Wow! Germany! That is really cool! I think it would be fun to live overseas.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Hi there. Air National Guard spouse here- hubby was formerly active duty. That's so neat that you and your husband met on EHarmony. I love to hear real life success love stories like that!

    Visiting from Military Spouse Appreciation hop and now following you. Please stop by and visit when you get a chance. I host Weekend Blog Walk and would love to have you join in. http://www.athometake2.blogspot.com

    Jessica @ At Home Take 2

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! I hope you had a great Military Spouse Appreciation day!!!

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  14. People always say I must be brave to teach high school, but I always say you would have to be brave to teach middle school! Good for you! And nice to meet you!

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    1. Haha! Yes I think some days we are all brave to be teaching! But I wouldn't change it for the world! Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. My son was born right on time too! :) You have a beautiful family!

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    1. Thank you! And thank you for stopping by!

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  16. Hello Kathryn! It is very nice to meet you and your family! I didn't get to write a post for the blog hop, but I wanted to read everyone's that could! Can't wait to read more!

    Brittany
    www.talesfromasailorssoulmate.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy reading more about my little family! :)

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  17. Thank you so much for joining in on the blog hop! And sorry it took me so long to come and visit. It was great reading your party post and getting to know you a little more. :) Hope you had fun visiting the other ladies on the list and that you had a fabulous Mil Spouse Appreciation Day!!!

    xoxo
    Roller Coaster
    http://www.ridingtherollercoaster.com

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by! Thank you for hosting the hop, it was a lot of fun!

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