Victoria Lynn Kelly has not received any gifts yet
It's May and sunny in Virginia Beach, and the days are slowing down. The sun is rising earlier and setting later. As I write this, my daughter has been asleep for hours, and outside my window the sky is still a soft blue, the shadows creeping along the driveway. Time seems to slow down in spring and summer here. Somehow there just seems to be more time. And my husband is off on yet another detachment, so my days are more open.
We live in a hectic world, and it takes a lot to slow…Continue
New York City is a great getaway for military families in the DC area. It's only a short train ride, a one-hour direct flight, or a few hours' drive away. And in the summer, because so many of the local residents flee the city for the countryside and the ocean, accommodations are more affordably priced.
Here are my Top Ten wonderful, and inexpensive, things to do with kids in the city:
1. Visit the Central Park Zoo and the beautiful antique carousel in the middle of the…Continue
Last week, in New York City, I visited a spectacular exhibit of dresses at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The dresses, designed by famed fashion designer Charles James five elaborately designed haute couture ball gowns, most from the 1940s and 1950s. These ball gowns were designed with complicated mathematical patterns and stitching and based on ideas such as Leaf Clover," "Butterfly," "Tree," "Swan," and "Diamond".
These ball gowns were spectacular; most were designed with taffeta,…Continue
Have you ever dreamed of living in a beautiful, custom-designed home, and thought, as a military family on a limited income, that it was permanently out of your reach? This week, the Hampton Roads St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway is ending. For $100, you could make an impact for the St. Jude organization as well as be registered for a chance to win this year's home in Chesapeake's Summer Park. The house, valued at $450,000, has 2,725 square feet, five bedrooms and three bathrooms. It comes with…Continue