Prepping for Goodbye

It’s not exactly common knowledge that my husband is in the military.

For the most part, I don’t consider myself a military wife. My husband is active duty in the Air Force National Guard here in Portland. He’s never been deployed for longer than 2 months. We’ve never moved, nothing.

This however is all about to change.

In just 5 months I will be leaving the state I was born and raised in. I will be leaving the support of my family and friends and will be packing up the house for a cross county move.

Yes, I said cross county.
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Monster Jam 2014 coming to Portland!

Guess what folks!

It’s that time of the year again. When loud engines, big tires, and car crushing take over the Moda Center in Portland for Monster Jam 2014.

This year three new trucks will be making their Portland debut, including New Earth Authority driven by Oregon local Norm Miller!

Of course fan favorites will be present as well, Grave Digger® ring any bells?!? And, you all know my affinity for Iron Man™ so you know I’m literally beside myself because the Iron Man™ truck will be in Portland too!
Monster Jam 2014 will be in Portland for 2 days, February 15th and 16th. Two show times on Saturday, 2:00pm and 7:30pm and a 2:00pm show on Sunday.

In addition to the world-class racing and freestyle competition action, die-hard fans can come to the stadium early on Saturday to enjoy the Party in the Pits pre-show experience – which gives fans unparalleled access to view their favorite trucks up-close, meet the star drivers for autographs and take photos!

Ticket prices range from $20, $30 (Gold Circle) & $40 (Front Row); Kids tickets available for only $5 each – and can be purchased online at or phone 877-789-ROSE or in person at the Moda Center Box Office.. Keep in mind though, that this ticket prices are for advanced purchases only. If you wait to get tickets the day of the event they will be $2 more.

Girl Scouts of Oregon Presents GirlFest!

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As my daughter gets older I have realized that it’s increasingly important that we spend time together. Time being girls together. This is why I was so excited when The Girl Scouts of Oregon reached out to me about GirlFest.

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GirlFest is an annual event held in Portland, OR. This year the fun will commence on November 2nd at the Portland Expo Center. GirlFest is a day-long celebration that includes hands-on activities and awesome experiences for girls to learn, explore and enjoy. This year, the event will end with a concert hosted by Radio Disney and featuring Next Big Thing Season 5 winners Chloe & Halle!

In know what you may be thinking, “My daughter isn’t in the Girl Scouts.” Well, that doesn’t matter! GirlFest is welcomes everyone so be sure to not only invite family, but your friends as well.
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