We made these SUPER cute turkey handprints today at my event 💕 They were a hit with the kids and a great keepsake for mom 🥰 If you missed today’s event, don’t worry! Comment and I’ll send you an invite to the next one ✨
#HonorThroughAction Today I’m celebrating my husband, Mr. Air Force, who is serving in the Air Guard. I’ve always been amazed that he chose to serve his country in the midst of 9/11. But I am incredibly proud of his service. As well as all of my family who chose to make that sacrifice as well. And to all my friends who are a part of my #militaryfamily. It would fill up 100 hands to honor you!
I’m also thinking about my someday as a military mom, and the future generations that will chose to protect our great nation!
Who are YOU honoring for Veterans Day? @USAA Go visit www.usaa.com/veteransday to learn more about our veterans!
We're not going home for Thanksgiving this year 😢 as a trade for more time with family over Christmas + New Year's. 🙌 Still deciding whether to do the traditional feast at home, or to go out somewhere cuz it's just us. I love the idea of not making or cleaning anything up, buuut I also love Thanksgiving at home and am actually excited to try my hand at all the classics! 🍗🍠 What would you do?
This, my IG friends, is my son.
He just started Kindergarten so I feel like I never see him anymore! It's such a strange feeling.
Swipe through to see his personality because it's one of a kind.
He's funny. Like dry sense of humor funny.
He's matter of fact.
He is a pizza lover.
He holds grudges.
He's lived in 5 states(he's 5). He's the one who made me a mom almost 6 years ago.
We happened to be passing the @usaghumphreys headquarters a few minutes before retreat so we pulled in and gave the soldiers on Flag detail a little audience while they lowered the American Flag, the South Korean Flag, and the United Nations Flag. M enjoyed seeing the mythical flags were always telling her to face and learning what “lowering the flags” actually meant. 🇺🇸 ♥️
Seven years ago I stood next to my husband-of-just-nine-days as he was officially sworn into the Air Force, vowing to protect our country “against all threats, foreign and domestic.” I had only the vaguest notion of what life as a military spouse would entail.
Seven years in and the military still frustrates and exasperates me at times, but it also feels like home. Like family.
And I hope it feels that way for other military families too.
But it’s not uncommon that I meet military spouses and they mention that they don’t feel like the “typical military spouse.” Maybe it’s their marriage or their religion or their political views or something about their children or the the fact that they don’t have children. Sometimes they don’t feel like they belong at all.
So I’m stepping up on my soapbox today to tell you that YOU BELONG. That no one can push you out of our military family. No one gets to make the rules about who’s in and who’s out.
I’ll work for inclusive language and inclusive programs so that you are better represented. I’ll speak up when you’re not around to defend yourself and speak up when you ARE there so that you don’t always have to be the one doing it.
So the next time you feel like you feel like skipping the squadron picnic because your family looks different than the others just remember that you belong, you’re one of us and I’ve got your back.