Military Life Archives - Jamie Farrell

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Jamie vs. The Summer

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And now on to your daily dose of Jamie…

One morning last month, in the midst of all the fun of launching Read more >

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A Year of Happy Mondays – Overheard On Vacation Edition

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In mid-June, my family and I left Alabama to move to the DC area. We stayed about a week for SuperHubby to get a few things squared away with his new job, then we took off to drive to Kansas to visit family.

You know what that means, right?

Lots and lots of opportunities for fun.

So this week, in Read more >

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My Top Ten Patriotic Goals

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Since my family is moving to the Washington, D.C. metro area, I’m making a resolution to visit these awesome sites in and around my new hometown sometime before next July 4th. On my own, I know I could do all this in about a month. But with Squeaker and Buttercup (and Munchkin, when he’s Read more >

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Jamie vs. The Imaginary Elevator

The Air Force Memorial - one of the places we visited to keep from going stir crazy in our hotel room

The Air Force Memorial – one of the places we visited to keep from going stir crazy in our hotel room

We're on vacation now, but last week, we were in temporary base lodging. It was a hotel room with two beds, a dinky little kitchenette, and a table with three chairs. After a few days, the kids got a little stir-crazy if they were in the room too long, which meant dinner time got interesting.

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A Year of Happy Mondays – Buttercup, Squeaker, and Two Cats in a Hotel Edition

Moving lends itself to interesting adventures. Last week, SuperHubby and Munchkin stayed in Alabama to finish packing and cleaning our house there while Squeaker, Buttercup, and the two cats and I headed up toward DC. In the first two nights on the road, my children (mostly Buttercup) did a lot Read more >

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Jamie vs. The Thump

I don't have any idea what's up with the shadow of my glasses on my face.

I don't have any idea what's up with the shadow of my glasses on my face.

I mentioned yesterday that SuperHubby took me to a military ball in downtown Montgomery the other night. We had a great time with good friends that we've made over the last year… and then it was time to go home.

As per our usual tradition after military balls, I drove home. But we had Read more >

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How To Have A Great Military Ball

My steak and potatoes

My steak and potatoes

SuperHubby has spent the last year in a training program, and this past weekend we went to his graduation ball. We got dressed up all fancy and said goodbye to friends we've made over the last year.

And, because I love you all, I captured the best snippets of conversation from the night to share Read more >

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A Year of Happy Mondays – Ten Things I’ll Miss About The South

Today is my last day in the South. Well, maybe not my last-ever day, but my last-for-the-foreseeable-future day. So today, I'm celebrating a bunch of things that I love about the South, and I hope these bring a smile to your face too!

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Why You Should Never Let A Man Cook

This is a chicken biscuit with bacon jam and fries. It is not what SuperHubby suggested we have for dinner.

This is a chicken biscuit with bacon jam and fries. It is not what SuperHubby suggested we have for dinner.

SuperHubby was working in the garage the other night in preparation for our move. He called me out to show me his progress. “Look, honey! I cleaned out a whole bin of camping food!”

“Um,” I said, eyeballing the garbage can, “we haven’t been camping since before Read more >

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Epic Giveaway Winners!!

Wow, y'all!! I'm totally overwhelmed at how many of you have signed up to help me find good new homes for my books and cookbooks! Thank you so much!!

We have winners, but two quick things first:

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