27 January 2011

Blizzard Bloghop and a giveaway!

Blizzard  Bloghop 2010 hosted by Household 6 Diva

Today, I’m snowing myself in to the Blizzard Bloghop…

Hello, hello!

My name is Emily and this is my little blog, The Writings of an Air Force Wife.

As cliché as it sounds, this blog is my “happy place”. Every week I sit in the same chair, at the same desk, possibly drinking coffee out of the same mug, and I write. I write and I reflect on all things good and positive in my life. Years from now, it’s the good that I want to remember.

I’ve been married to Ron for (almost) nine years and together we have two beautiful children, Krysta (7 yrs) and William (11 months). We’ve endured six deployments and a handful of TDY’s to the sandbox. The Air Force has given us the amazing opportunity to live in the Great State of Alaska for the past four+ years. We’re currently in the process of PCSing this spring- destination unknown.

I’m a professional commissioned artist. I love painting almost as much as I love milk and cookies. When I’m not painting, my other loves include, in no particular order, freshly brewed coffee, Sunday mornings, photographing my babies, salt air, chunky sweaters on a crisp autumn day, good conversations with friends, laughing until my sides hurt, dirty politics, my husband’s taco recipe, and a good book under a thick quilt.

So, come and stay awhile and read about the life we’re creating!

~Em


PS Ever thought about having one of your baby’s portrait hand drawn?  Household 6 Diva is giving away one of my 9x12 custom portrait drawings! Head over to her blog to check out the excitement!


32 comments:

  1. So nice to "meet" you!! My husband is Army, but I spent a few years in the Air Force a zillion years ago. We spent 3 years in North Pole, Alaska and then PCS'd to Savannah, GA last year. Talk about a climate change! Hope you get a great assignment in the spring. I know that the waiting is hard. We're heading to El Paso next... It's always an adventure!

    Jennifer
    www.sergeantmajormom.com

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  2. Your kids are beautiful!!! Your pictures are phenomenal! I am exactly like you in that my blog is my happy place and it just feels so so safe for me. I'm glad I've been able to meet you!

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  3. What awesome pics! I never would've found your site without the Bloghop...thanks for sharing!

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  4. What beautiful pictures! Glad to have found your blog!

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  5. What sweet babies! My husband's dad was Air Force and they were stationed in Alaska for 2 years. They have wonderful memories and still love going back!

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  6. I only wish I had your mad skills as an artist! And your babies are completely adorable! I loved that top picture!

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  7. Gorgeous photos!! I long to go to Alaska some day :)

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  8. Just hoppin by from the blizzard bloghop! Love your pictures! nothing better than a good book and a warm blanket!

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  9. Oh my. What BEAUTIFUL children. What fantastic pictures, just breathtaking! Thanks for sharing and nice to meet you!

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  10. Super cute kiddos!! Alaska would be awesome- though cold. Were in NC and will be PCSing soon.

    Found you through the blog hop
    http://scrumtrulescentness.blogspot.com

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  11. Hi, found your blog through the bloghop! LOVE your pictures, your babies are beautiful<3 I have a few friends who were stationed in AK (Veteran Army Wife here) & they seemed to love it, what a great experience!

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  12. Emily, 6 (in words"six") deployments? Holy smokes. That is a lot. I always knew our 3 weren't a whole lot but 6 is extraordinary.
    You are a strong woman.
    please stop by www.militarydutystations-blog.com

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  13. WOW, not only are you a painter, you are a photographer! Those pictures are breathtaking!! (Living in Kansas, anything with mountains takes my breath away)

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  14. YAY! Another coffee drinker who loves photography :)

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  15. What adorable children!! I'm off to enter that giveaway. It sounds lovely.

    -Lauren

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  16. Love your photos! :) Alaska huh? How has that been treating you?? Husband really wants to go there, BAD. LOL. I told him I really did not want to be stationed there... Although... I might. One day be willing to go there... To visit! LOL!!

    Right now Husband and I are in South Korea! We're heading to Germany next! I remember I was so anxious to hear about where we were going after South Korea! :) Hope you get to find out soon!

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  17. Hello! Your photos are gorgeous! I found my way here through the blog hop and I look forward to poking around your blog some more. It's nice to "meet" you!

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  18. I love your little penguin guy! Great pictures. Nice to "meet" you!

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  19. Nice to meet you! The pictures of your children are gorgeous!

    Evelyn
    Adventure Of Super Spice

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  20. Wow! You have an amazing talent! Thank you for your introduction, your husband's service, and your family's sacrifices. You have a beautiful family, God bless.

    I'm here with the blizzard blog hop and now I'm a follower.

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  21. I loved your photos. It must be amazing to live in Alaska. I think it would be fun to visit up there. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  22. Stopping by from the Blizzard Bloghop. I look forward to getting to know you better and reading more of your blog. I am also an AF wife.

    http://www.born4thislife.com

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  23. Hi! I'm visiting from the bloghop! I'm a new follower and I can't wait to read more!! My brother in law and his family will be moving up to Alaska this Summer! Your pictures are gorgeous!

    ~Sarah
    http://confessionsofasailorswife.blogspot.com/

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  24. Oh I'm sorry! I think you misunderstood me. We're not moving to Alaska, my brother in law and his family will be :)

    Nice to meet you as well :)

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  25. Thank you for following! Returning the love! Great pictures!

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  26. Blog hopping today and am your newest follower. I hope that 1 of my blogs interests you too.

    http://tawnasplan.blogspot.com
    http://btrbb.blogspot.com
    http://tawnassecret.blogspot.com
    Thanks
    Tawna

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  27. Just stopping by from Locomotion of Expressions! Found you on a blog hop! Now following! Please follow me via GFC back and lets grow each others ratings! http://1caseycolette.blogspot.com! Cute stuff! xo
    I'm a navy wife (submariner) and I am a pull no punches kinda girl. I say whats on my mind, and that's just me!
    I have a lot of active giveaways RIGHT NOW! (13 at last count! .. all low entry!) So drop on over and follow because there are many more to come, plus I blog about our life too! (When I have the time!) Ty for reading this, have a great night!

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