Saturday, May 1, 2010

Connecting

I am almost a year into the world of blogging and, like most things I do, I tend to tiptoe in and figure out how things work before anyone notices that I don't know what I'm doing.  So apparently blog hop/sharing parties are a way to further link up one's blog to the greater blog world, and since my dear friend Melissa has charted the waters for me I think I can take the plunge.

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While I don't usually write about military life issues on my blog, I do feel the need to get some publicity for Coast Guard spouses who are often left out of the military circle, so here I am.

My name is Susan and I have been a Coastie Wife for four years now.  My husband, Don, is currently on active duty and stationed at a USCG Small Boat Station in Southern Maryland.  Just like all the other military branches we deal with lots of uncertainty in both our day-to-day schedule and the path Don's career may take.  We have a lot of "whose idea was this?" moments and a lot of moments where we can't imagine not being a part of the military.  The Roller Coaster is certainly a phrase we can relate to.

Don and I are both University of CT alum (where we met) and have been married for almost five years.  We have been blessed with our beautiful and amazing daughter Amy, currently 2 1/2, and we are expecting our second child this month.

I am a stay-at-home mom and in my scant free time I love to quilt, sew, crochet, and dabble in any number of other creative projects.  I always have something in the works.  I really do enjoy keeping house and get a lot of satisfaction out of those small victories in everyday life ("ahha, I found the perfect basket to keep those toys in!").  We also have two feline-types, Juliett and Ollie, who get frequent cameos in my blog as they are in the middle of EVERYTHING.

And with that I will finish up, link up, and see what happens.  Thanks for stopping by!

4 comments:

  1. Following your blog via the MilSpouse Blog Hop! I look forward to reading more!
    -Heather
    http://heatherashleydz.blogspot.com

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  2. Stopping by from the hop. Hope you enjoy dipping your toe in the water of hopping....they are so much fun and an easy way to meet people!!

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  3. Hooray! I'm glad you're feeling a bit "adventurous." I love your blog, and I'm sure there will be many others who do, too! :) Love you!

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  4. Thanks for linking up on the blog hop! I'm thrilled to be meeting so many mil spouses. I haven't read about many other Coastie wives, so thanks for giving us some diversity. It's so nice to meet you, and I look forward to reading more about you!

    Wife on the Roller Coaster

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