May 11, 2012

Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Today in honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day, I'm joining together with some amazing bloggers, friends, and fellow MilSpouses to honor the Military Spouse Community.  During my time blogging, I've come to find that fellow Military Spouses are incredibly supportive, and whether you've met them in real life or not you can still consider them friends.

I hope you'll hop around and say hello.  I'd love to make some new friends and follow along with your adventures.

If you're new here, let me quickly introduce myself.

I'm Shelly. My husband is Active Duty Army.  We've been married for almost 8 years (next month!).  We have two little boys 4 years and 2 years.  In June we will be welcoming a little girl to our family.  It's quite an exciting time.

But as the typical MilSpouse knows, you have to be flexible, write everything in pencil, and pretty much have super powers to survive.  The Army has thrown a few curveballs at us recently too.
*We're putting our house on the market just weeks before having a new baby.
*The kids and I will be moving away early so that our oldest can start the school year at our next location.
*We'll have to move most of the household goods ourselves because we are going early.
And that is just to name a few of the upcoming challenges.

Mostly I blog about what is going on in my life.  I sometimes complain, but I try to find the positive in the difficult situations.  I know I have a very blessed life.  This is my outlet to express my feelings, wants, likes, stories of my kids, and just talk about whatever comes to me.

You can read more about me HERE.  Or you can find me on pinterest and instagram (@shellymotto) by clicking the icons in my sidebar!

I look forward to meeting you and visiting your blog.


Brea said...

Hi Shelly!

Happy Military Spouse Appreciation day! I am absolutely loving this blog hop.. It is so much fun learning more about everyone!

I can't even imagine trying to move early.. I totally understand you wanting to get their earlier so your son can start school, but that has to be incredibly difficult.. Especially with a new baby.

Jagger starts 1st grade in August and we will be moving on post this summer.. I am so worried about him starting a new school, so I can't even imaging having to start him out at a new school in a new place. Kudos to you, doll!

Bethany said...

Your blog is so cute!! Congrats on the upcoming bundle of joy. I'm a June baby, too! Good luck with your upcoming move. I'm adding you to my Google reader so I can keep up with you and await the arrival of your little one. Take care, diva! :)

Julie Danielle said...

I can't believe you are going to have your baby next month! I know you have a lot going on but I hope it all goes smoothly for you.

Mrs. Duh said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Brea did a great job on yours too! Congrats on welcoming a baby girl into your family soon! Can't wait to read more!

Jamie said...

Yay for having a baby girl! So exciting. Happy Military Spouse Day!

Cindy said...

I already follow you, but thought taht I would say hello anyway since I am part of the hop :-)

Athena said...

You gotta love those curveballs! (insert sarcastic laugh here!)

Happy MilSpouse Appreciation Day :)

Kathryn said...

Hello from the blog hop! Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day (a day late, sorry!) How exciting! The addition of a new little one to the family! That is always an exciting time!!!

Marinewife1111 {Marcella} said...

Happy (late) military spouse day to you!
I admit, we always choose to pack and move our own things, but I must say, I've never moved ahead of my husband before!
Good Luck! :)

Anastasia said...

Happy Milspouse Appreciation and Mothers Day weekend! Between the three kiddos, the new baby and the move, it sounds like you have your hands full! I love hearing that patience is your motto, that's a great way to live life. I'd love to hear more about the crafts you like to do... but I know you probably don't have much time for that right now, I have three kids of my own ages 10, 6, and 3 so I kind of know what that's like!

It's very nice to meet you, I hope you can take a minute to come check out my blog also at
Happy bloghopping!

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Ashton Montgomery said...

Hi Shelly!

I love your new blog layout and that you encouraged the milspouse blog hop. I've enjoyed reading about your adventures and challenges as an Army wife, and I'm looking forward to following your journey as you update the blog. I'm a new Army spouse, but a lifelong military dependent. I started my milspouse blog when my hubby began IBOLC, as a way to share the beginning of our journey with others. I hope you'll check it out,


P.S. Tentatively we're headed to Ft. Campbell for our next assignment...

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you definitely have a busy few weeks coming up!! Praying for you! Nice to "meet" you from the Blog Hop and I look forward to seeing more of your blog.

Rhe Christine said...

new follower from Military Monday! congrats on the upcoming baby!!

Amber said...

Ohh a fellow Mass Islander! I am excited to follow along.

Mack said...

Hi! I am a little late from the BlogHop but I wanted to say that you have a beautiful family! It was nice to meet you! Happy belated military spouse appreciation day and Mother's Day!!!! Amanda

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