Category Archives: Military Family

Homefront Diaries: The Conclusion

We did it! He’s home! Read the conclusion of our deployment journey below:

One-On-One With My Deployed Husband

I interviewed Matt this time. His answers made my day!

Let Freedom Bloom!

Fourth of July means fireworks and bbq’s and a heart full of gratitude for the freedom we have been given. Thanks to all who serve and continue to serve in our military! To further make your July 4th celebratory, how about a sweet Outback deal?!

In pursuit of life, liberty and bloomin’ happiness, declare your independence from paying for a Bloomin’ Onion®! Outback celebrates America’s Independence Day by offering free Bloomin’ Onions on July 4. It’s time to let freedom bloom!

Visit an Outback location in the 50 states on July 4, tell your server to “let freedom bloom!” and you’ll receive a free Bloomin’ Onion to share with your best mates! To find an Outback location near you, visit

ALSO! To honor Military Mates, we will continue to offer Veterans and active military 10% off the entire check when they dine at Outback for lunch or dinner, up until July 4, 2013. 

Interview with my Military Kids

I did a little question and answer with my kids about being a military family and deployment over at Kids VT. I love their answers!

Finishing Strong

I’m not going to just finish, I’m going to finish strong. 

Finishing Strong

#BestMates – Outback Gift Card Giveaway

UPDATE! The winner of the $20 Outback gift card is Bobbi! 

Thanks for everyone who entered and remember to take your military loved ones to Outback through July 4th!

Last week I shared about the Best Mates program going on at Outback during which they are giving 10% off to military families from May 27 – July 4.

Today, I’m giving you a chance to enjoy a night out at by giving away a $20 gift card to Outback!

It’s quite simple, leave a comment on this post thanking someone you know who has served in the armed forces. Let’s fill this page with love and gratitude towards our military heroes!
You can earn an extra entry by tweeting “This Memorial Day through July 4th @Outback supports our troops with a 10% discount. #BestMates”

Leave a comment and you’re entered. Tweet and leave me a link to prove it and you’re entered again!

The giveaway will close at midnight on 6/5/13 and I will announce the winner Thursday morning!

Read more! Follow #bestmates and #Outbackptr on your Social Media outlets!

Content and/or other value provided by out partner, Outback Steakhouse.

War in a Different Time

Why I’m thankful that we are going through a deployment in these days of technology…

War in a Different Time

#BestMates – Outback Military Discount!

I love me some steak. Outback just gave me even more reason to love it! Being a military family is hard work, it’s nice to be recognized like this; 10% off a meal is pretty great! 
A deployment can be a lonely, stressful time for military families. Sometimes, going out for dinner is a life saver for us. It helps to change things up a bit and get everyone out of the house! Put a discount on top of that and it makes for a really nice night! We will definitely be taking advantage of this great deal during this deployment.
Thanks, Outback!
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Read more! Follow #bestmates and #Outbackptr on your Social Media outlets!

Content and/or other value provided by out partner, Outback Steakhouse.

Operation: Military Kids

These are some of my favorite people! Read why here:

Operation: Military Kids

How Are The Kids?

I posted about the kids today. How are they doing during this deployment?