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Monthly Archives: May 2006

Pray for Them: Crash Kills Ten

Fort Drum & the 10th Mountain Division soldiers hold a special place in our hearts; we were stationed there for three years and were there when a crash killed eleven in 2003.  We have been gone just long enough that most people we know from Ft. Drum have also moved on.  But I still wept […]

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The Lone Americans: J. Called, Sort of: 05May06

It’s getting increasingly frustrating trying to have a conversation in snippets.  We hadn’t spoken in almost two weeks and when he was finally able to call, we we were cut off three times after only three and a half minutes each time. We spent most of the call repeating ourselves because the reception was so […]

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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

You wouldn’t guess it from her blue eyes and blonde hair, but our daughter is 1/4 Mexican (I am half, from my Dad’s side).  Growing up, my blue-eyed, blonde-haired mom helped celebrate this heritage with my Grandma Hernandez’s enchilada recipe and a Mexican flag hung in the living room.  I’ll be making the Hernandez family […]

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The Littlest Chair

I saw this child-sized wicker rocker in need of some love at an antique shop and decided it would make a great piece for E. – a nice companion to the two new adult wicker chairs I bought for the front porch. Plus, it was a steal at $25.  I wish I had "before" pictures […]

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