Saturday, May 1, 2010


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.


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!


  1. Following your blog via the MilSpouse Blog Hop! I look forward to reading more!

  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!!

  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!

  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