Help For Kids

Hi Y’all, As most of you know by now, I’m stationed in Mosul Iraq and we’ve got an education problem (like most of the middle east). See, there are schools over here and some of them have like 800 kids, 4 teachers and 10 books (this is a number from...

Name that Book

I absolutely HATE the title of my book Saving Trent. HATE IT. So, I’m opening up the bidding for suggestions. You don’t win anything super cool but you’ll have my eternal gratitude. So here’s the blurb/summary: Laura Davilla loves her husband...

Rule Number 2

I just finished reading Heid Squire Krafts book Rule Number 2. You can find it at Amazon or BN.com, if you’re interested. Even though this is my first deployment and is in now way the same as Dr Kraft’s deployment near Fallujah, I can relate to a couple of...

Feeling Unsettled

Don’t panic. Not in an our base is being bombed kind of way. I just feel…edgy. Like I need to be doing something more than I am. Or like maybe I’m waiting for the other shoe to drop. Maybe I need to go shopping (God forbid, get that girl away from...

A New Challenge

The folks at the Austin Romance Writer’s of America have a monthly writing challenge. The winners write every day for a month and we have a blast encouraging each other to park our behinds in front of the computer every single day. So I’d started this a...

1 Month Down

So I’ve officially been gone for a little over a month now and I’ve learned a couple of pretty important lessons. One: no one is irreplaceable. I’ve said before that Jesus Himself could command the first cavalry division but the day would come when He would change...

What Keeps me Busy

So by now everyone has heard about units replacing other units on the news and in the paper, but what really happens? Here’s an OPSEC approved RIP/TOA brief. RIP: relief in place. What it really means is the outgoing unit pulls out bits and pieces once ours are...

What’s in My Pockets

Laura Griffin once asked me what I carried in my uniform pockets and I’ve been updating her periodically but I thought the rest of you  might be interested in what I lug around every day. First, my M4 goes with me everywhere, except to shower in the morning. I...

It’s A New Year!

Hi All, Just incase you were wondering, internet access is sporadic and will continue to be for the next couple of weeks until we get settled in. All in all, things are going well. If you feel like sending anything, send coffee and coffeemate, all different flavors....

Merry Christmas, Welcome To Iraq

Well, we’re here. I’m sharing a chu (containerized housing unit) with my husband, there’s hot showers and real toilets, what else could a girl want in a combat zone. No internet, however, so blog posts will be somewhat more sporadic for a few weeks...