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  • 🎗Three years ago today my dad passed away from stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He was diagnosed just three weeks prior to that 😭.
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Enter these Chemo Blessing Bags! I wanted to do something good in his honor on such a sad day otherwise.
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My family, friends, and customers “sponsored” 30 bags, and I delivered them to our local cancer center earlier today (@newmexicocancercenter).
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If you sponsored one, THANK YOU!
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My hope is that these blessing bags will be a little sprinkle of sunshine on an otherwise crappy day.
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I have more of his story, and more about these bags on the blog now—link in profile.
  • 📸 Obligatory first day of school pictures (swipe for more).
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Highlights from the first day include: 🔐 getting locked out of our house (whoops). 👟 Forgetting the littlest’s shoe (thankfully he has like three spares in the van). 🙌 Mama enjoying some quiet time. 🥳 Zero tears, and smiles all around.
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’Twas a good day, and I’m looking forward to this year!
  • 🌈 You’d think they were looking at an actual unicorn 🦄 with how excited they get every time they see a rainbow...and I love it!
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They both start school today, so seeing this gem outside their window last night before bed was the perfect ending to their summer break.
  • ✅ Ten meals prepped in less than two hours—BOOM!
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Have I mentioned lately how much I adore freezer meals? They are my JAM!
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We’ve been doing the freezer meal thing for years, but I started doing these workshops about a year ago; I love literally helping people out dinner on the table...it give me the warm fuzzies...and a fully belly, with minimal work at dinner time 🙌
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Holler if you wanna know more about my workshops—I also offer “to-go” options if you’re not local 📍.
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🤷🏻‍♀️Do you make freezer meals, do you meal plan, or do you wing it every night?
  • Dear deployment: We’re three months down 👊
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But just when we finally got into a summer routine this month, we’re about to have it change on us again now that school is starting.
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I’m realizing just how terribly I miss my best friend and partner, and how much longer we have before he’s back with us (too long).
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I miss having him here to tag team life. The kids—bless their crazy hearts—are being kids, which is fine and dandy when he’s here and we can do this together.
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But when it’s just me? It’s exhausting doing ALL the things. The bright side is that we’re home and have wonderful family surrounding us (rare for military families, so trust me that it’s not taken for granted 👌)
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Here’s to the next nine months.