Our Cross-Country Road Trip | Day 6

Our Cross-Country Road Trip Day 6 | Why Hello Lovely

Start: Flagstaff, AZ | End: San Diego, CA Distance traveled: 488 miles | Time: 7 hours States driven through: Arizona and California Cities seen: Phoenix, AZ; San Diego, CA. We’ve arrived!! But I’m sure you all know that at this point. We arrived on Sunday so this update is a bit late, but that’s because it’s been a very stressful week (more on that tomorrow). So weRead more

Our Cross-Country Road Trip | Day 5

Our Cross-Country Road Trip Day 5 | Why Hello Lovely

Start: Oklahoma City, OK | End: Flagstaff, AZ Distance traveled: 864 miles | Time: 12 hours States driven through: Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. Cities driven through: Amarillo, TX; Albuquerque, NM; Flagstaff, AZ. We officially started the second half of our drive yesterday! Oklahoma City was about the halfway point for us so now that we’re in Flagstaff, we’re prettyRead more

Our Cross-Country Road Trip | Day 4

Our Cross-Country Road Trip Day 4 | Why Hello Lovely

Start: Nashville, TN | End: Oklahoma City, OK Distance traveled: 678 miles | Time: 10 hours States driven through: Tennessee, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. Cities driven through: Memphis, TN; Little Rock, AR; Oklahoma City, OK. Well folks Friday morning was not the best. We woke up to a dead car battery which has been giving us problems a lot this pastRead more

Our Cross-Country Road Trip | Day 3

Our Cross-Country Road Trip Day 3 | Why Hello Lovely

Start: Havelock, NC | End: Nashville, Tennessee Distance traveled: 671 miles | Time: 12 hours States driven through: North Carolina and Tennessee. Cities driven through: Raleigh, NC; Knoxville, TN; Nashville, TN Day 3 of our road trip was a success. We spent another 12 hours in the car, traveling from North Carolina to Tennessee. I never realized how long these two states are. IRead more

We Have Orders!

We finally have orders, my friends!  But first, let me give a little backstory. We already had a bit of a plan in place for when he returns home.  I know it’s not realistic to make plans in the military, but we did.  First, we ideally wanted to stay on the east coast, preferably NorthRead more

8 Ways Military Families Can Keep Their Identities Safe

8 Ways Military Families Can Keep Their Identities Safe | Keating & Co.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of LifeLock. The opinions and text are all mine.  As a military spouse, I know the importance of keeping my personal information safe.  Many believe that identity theft would never happen to them, but each year 15 million Americans have their identities stolen!  Military familiesRead more

1 Week Check-In

1 Week Check-In | Keating & Co.

Today marks one week since Zack left.  One week down and about 51 left to go (give or take a week or two).  It definitely hasn’t been an easy past week.  Saying goodbye at the airport was probably one of the worst feelings I’ve ever experienced.  I felt so defeated and helpless.  There was nothingRead more

It’s Not A “Goodbye”, It’s A “See You Later”

It's Not A "Goodbye", It's A "See You Later" | Keating & Co.

Yesterday was the day I have been dreading for weeks now.  The day that my entire life was set to fall apart.  The day I had to say goodbye to my best friend. We woke around 3 o’clock in the morning and drove the 20 minutes to the airport, just the two of us. IRead more