Once upon a time… there was just me.
Chantal. Born in Canada, moved to Colorado when I was 12 and been American ever since. Life was good in the Rocky Mountain state!
I learned pretty quickly how to fall in love though. In came Brandon, all muscly arms and shy smiles. We got married in 2008, after two years of dating.
Then came the Army. Brandon commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 2008 and we were off to Georgia for training shortly thereafter. After that, in September 2009, we moved to Hawaii. Halfway through our time there, he deployed to Iraq, arriving safely home in June 2011.
Next came baby. Our beautiful daughter Penelope “Penny” Ann was born in December 2011, a result of a having too much fun on Brandon’s R&R. She was the best present we could ask for.
Now we’re in Alabama, Brandon has switched rank to Chief Warrant Officer 2, and has completed flight school. By the end of 2013 we will be on our next adventure in South Korea!
This blog is about our lives in the military, and basically what we do as a family. I write a lot about “crunchy mom” stuff, including breastfeeding, cloth diapers, no or delayed vaccinations, baby-led weaning, co-sleeping, baby-wearing, and homeschooling. I also write about organic and healthy eating, switching to a Paleo lifestyle, and fitness after having a baby.
Thank you for stopping by!