Goodbye Typhoon Season

Have we seriously been here 6 months already?! Usually when we move I always feel funky for a few months. It's hard to find a routine and friends and just get out. I'm not sure if it's the exotic location or the fact that I'm chasing a 2 year old but this PCS is flying.... Continue Reading →

Katsuren Castle Ruins

Sometimes, if I really think about it, I remember I'm on an island  on the other side of the world and start to panic. Luckily I haven't had that problem too many times. There is so much to look at and do here that my brain hasn't had much time to dwell on "what if's".... Continue Reading →

Island Life – Week 1

Hotel We are staying at the West Pac on Foster. It's a great option. We have a separate living area with a pull out bed. The tv has hulu and netflix abilities. Fitness center (cardio only), free laundry, slot machines, dvd/game rentals, and free breakfast next door at Terra. Seriously anything on their breakfast menu,... Continue Reading →

Our Great Adventure Begins

We have officially arrived! Goodbye States 2 days of travel. Almost 7500 miles. Countless diapers. Our journey across the largest ocean on the planet went wayyyy better than I expected. Allyson was an absolute champ between the 330 wake ups, no naps, and new rooms. Not to mention being bound in her car seat for... Continue Reading →

Shipments 2 and 3 Done

Shipment 2 (NTS) This is the shipment I was most nervous about and started out a bit rocky. My husband's biggest concern was for his home gym he had purchased about 4 months ago. My biggest concern was for my daughters furniture which I bought to grow with her. We had originally planned for 2... Continue Reading →

1 of 3 shipments down

It's finally feeling real. We're actually moving to Okinawa. This past week our unaccompanied baggage was packed and shipped. If you're new to the USMC life or just overwhelmed with all the incoming info, unaccompanied baggage is the first shipment you send. Ours had a limit of 800 pounds. I believe they give you the... Continue Reading →

This move may kill me

I don't think I've experienced this much anxiety since I was pregnant. Waves of excitement followed by crashes of fear can do crazy things to one's stomach. We're about a month away from when we want to leave our current house in southern California and I feel no where near ready. We're in a bit... Continue Reading →

First Post!

My name is Stephanie. I am married to a US Marine and mother to a 2 year old girl, Allyson MacKenzie, and a 7 year old Boston Terrier, Blitz. My husband has been in the Marines for about 12 years and we've been married for 8 years. Over the years we have lived in Jacksonville,... Continue Reading →

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