The Bridge

Our family has been fortunate to live in Virginia, the history mecca of the United States for many years now. One of my bucket list items while living in Virginia was to visit Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. I had heard so many wonderful things about this lovely plantation from the beautiful gardens to themagnificent views to the immensehistory. My family was able to tour the property recently and everything I had heard was true-it was simply stunning. Below is a glimpse into our family's experience at this beautiful mountainside retreat. The Tour--Monticello (Image courtesy of Monticello.org)... read more

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ACTIVE U.S. MILITARY PLAYS FREE IN AUGUST AT LEGOLAND CALIFORNIA! LEGO® City: Deep Sea Adventure ride has a new fleet of submarines and LEGOLAND® California Resort is inviting all active U.S. Military to ride the 22,000 pound sea vessels for free all of August. For the month of August, all active U.S. Military personnel receive FREE unlimited admission to LEGOLAND®, SEA LIFE Aquarium and LEGOLAND Water Park! HOW TO REDEEM: Visit any LEGOLAND California Resort ticket booth or guest service window to show your active duty U.S. Military ID and receive one same day, 1-Day Resort Hopper ticket. Fe... read more

How are we surviving our latest PCS? Boy oh boy. It’s been the most interesting one for sure, but in a nutshell, we haven’t totally flipped our wigs yet. We’ve been close, but everyone is still alive and functioning. Every day I remind myself that we are just out here living and SURVIVING A PCS LIKE A BOSS! Let me start with Carlos. #TeamCarlos left the island before any of us. He flew the friendly skies with Delta Airlines and spent a month with my in-laws. Dude is still acting like he’s at his grandparents’ house. They allowed him to sit on the furniture or in their laps and do pretty much ... read more

Have you been considering a Warehouse Club Membership? Warehouse Clubs can provide a great way for families to save money. If you are lucky enough to live in a military town that has all three of the big warehouse clubs (Costco, Sam's Club and BJ's Wholesale) here is what you need to know about their military discount programs. MILITARY DISCOUNT PROGRAMS AT COSTCO, SAM'S CLUB & BJ'S WHOLESALE WAREHOUSE CLUBS COSTCO Our family has had a membership at Costco for over a decade. What I love about Costo is that they have always stood behind their products. In my experience, if you aren't satisfied... read more