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9 Month Check-In

First off, can we just give my "baby" sister, Alex a round of applause for my awesome new blog images (pictured above, in my sidebar and in my about me!)? I finally got to upgrade my Nikon this past month so we've been out playing with my new lenses this week and I couldn't love the new photos more. ... READ the POST

A Beginner’s Guide To Surviving A Long Distance Relationship

I've been in three long distance relationships in my short, 23 years of life.  Zack and I even fell in love long distance.  I was living in Vermont with my dad and Zack was stationed in North Carolina.  We fell in love from 900 miles away and even started out our marriage long distance as well.  Now ... READ the POST

7 Surprising Benefits to Long Distance Relationships

I miss Zack, not gonna lie.  I miss him terribly and am already counting down the days until he returns home.  But even though this year apart already sucks and I'm missing him so bad, it hurts, there are a few benefits to long distance.  Yes, I said it.  There are benefits.  It's really ... READ the POST

LDR 101 | Keeping The Spark Alive

One of my biggest worries when Zack left was our ability to stay close and keep the spark alive.  Of course I knew we loved each other and would do everything we could to make it work out, but I legitimately worried that the distance would somehow ruin our entire marriage.  I've seen it happen ... READ the POST

I Do It Because I Have To

When people find out Zack is stationed overseas, their first reaction (aside from "wow, that sucks") is "I don't know how you do it." I get it constantly.  And honestly, I had no idea how other people did it either.  I looked at other military spouses who have gone through a dozen deployments and ... READ the POST

Dealing With The New “Normal”

This morning was rough. It's been almost three weeks now since Zack left and it's been a really challenging adjustment for me to deal with.  I wish I was handling it better, but I'm not.  I have days where I'm feeling great and then everything comes crashing down in the blink of an eye. This ... READ the POST