12 yrs married + 6 deployments + 6 kids = 2 burnt out Parents!

What describes my Husband and I? the title does, we are: 12 yrs married + 6 deployments + 6 kids = 2 burnt out Parents!

I recently entered a contest on Facebook for a trip to "paradise" ;)
Jade Mountain in St. Lucia!!!

It said to write one small paragraph describing why you need this trip, my title should say it all right?

This was my essay:
We’ve been married 12 yrs, have 6 kids, been through 6 deployments; but we’ve NEVER had a wedding, been on a honeymoon, or a vacation by ourselves. We NEED a vacation, need to renew our burnt-out selves, and it would be a perfect place to renew our Love and vows.

 We ARE married ;) but we never had a wedding, he was getting ready to go on his first deployment and with him just starting in the Navy, his paychecks barely covered gas to work, LOL, I was working at the time, but it was going to rent and food.  Yes, we were that struggling couple that was too much in love to care about what they didn't have ;)
Now? We have 6 kids, and a dog with an appetite for shoes lol.  We never were able to afford a wedding, let alone honeymoon or even just a trip away by ourselves.

This is why I entered the contest, I figured "I can't loose what I never had" ;)

If you can, please stop by and give us a vote, no pressure ;)
The voting ends on 10/15 and you can vote once per day. 

Thank you SO much ;)
Here is the link: http://apps.facebook.com/contestshq/contests/57425/voteable_entries/9199515

Thank you from all of us, because I know the kids would LOVE some time with their Grandparents while we are away ;D


  1. I came across your blog on the PR Friendly Blog Hop on Mommy PR... I loved reading what little I was able to at the moment (sorry...its getting close to 1am so I'm tired) and can't wait to read more. I did go and vote for you real quick so I wouldn't forget to do that later. I will keep my fingers crossed for you!!

    I'm a new follower of your blog now :)

  2. I do hope you win! you deserve trips etc. Hang in there!

  3. that's a great post and an excellent story! I'm so grateful because I know many military wives don't get that wedding and honeymoon. Do you love how everyone always assumes that the military makes good money...paaaahhhhlease!! heehee

  4. Voted for you and asked my FB friends to do the same! Good luck :)

  5. I just wanted to send you my deepest thanks to you and your family. Thank you for the military service you and your family have offered to this great country of ours. Because of families like yours I am free to pursue the life God has planned for me. Thank you again,

  6. What a journey. Which most marriages do. If we can weather the struggle we can certainly enjoy the joys. Hope you win!

  7. wow, you really need a vacation. Thank you to your husband and yourself for your service, you should have won this, hands down!

  8. oh how I wish you had won, you both deserve this.


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