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 I made it home tonight just in time for bath time and put my boys to bed before I leave for a little over two weeks for Army training tomorrow. It is so hard to leave them and I cry every time, but I need to remember I must be thankful that it could be worse and I could be leaving for a year long deployment. Another thing I just be grateful for is the fact that I have an amazing hubby and support system that will take care of my family while I am gone. I am sure the house won't be as clean, the boys may leave the house in non-matching pair of socks and they most certainly will eat grains while I'm gone, but those are just details. I am lucky that I when leave, I can focus on work and not stress about my family back home. Here is two FAST weeks. The sooner I start, the sooner I get back. #workingmama #army #soldier #grateful #letthecoubtdownbegin #family #missthem #ourfullplate
 As I start planning ahead to prepare meals before I leave for a two week long Army work trip, it always hits home how much I will miss these boys. No matter how crazy they are or how exhausted they make me, it is all worth it. I am going to miss these silly faces. For example they always go wild for @meljoulwan paleo chocolate chili because they saying they eat chocolate for dinner!!! I love this recipe because I double it and freeze half for a rainy day. Last night we served it with fresh avocados, plantain chips and a sprinkle of @kerrygoldusa cheddar cheese. I need some NEW ideas for quick meals to prepare for my family to heat up or dump in a crock pot while I'm gone. I'm in a rut. What's your go-to life savor/ make ahead meal you can't live without? My family thanks you in advance. #showlovewithhappybellies #workingmama #army #soldier #mealprep #planaheadpaleo #paleo #paleo #family #fitfluential #ourfullplate
 Does bonebroth make you this happy? So many silly faces. Some drink bulletproof coffees in the morning and some like, Julian, wishes to drink bone soup. Which team are you on bulletproof or bonebroth? #bonebroth #bonesoup #homemade #teambonebroth #teambonebroth #cheers #sillyboy #paleo #nutrientseeker #paleokid #fitfluential #ourfullplate
 Very proud of this crew! #Repost @ourfullplate with @repostapp. ・・・ Freedom isn't free. Today's Murph WOD was dedicated to SSG Jenkins who Ben and I deployed with and unfortunately never returned home with us. While it was my first time doing this WOD RX and the men did it with their 20lb vests, the star of the workout were the kids who all ran over 1 mile to 2 miles each. So proud of them. We all learned there is no quitting in Murph. #memorialday #soldiers #KIA #restinpeace #leadbyexample #crossfit #crossfitkids #murph #wod #rx #fitfluential #ourfullplate #tx #cfmabry #atx #bestinhealth
 Freedom isn't free. Today's Murph WOD was dedicated to SSG Jenkins who Ben and I deployed with and unfortunately never returned home with us. While it was my first time doing this WOD RX and the men did it with their 20lb vests, the star of the workout were the kids who all ran over 1 mile to 2 miles each. So proud of them. We all learned there is no quitting in Murph. #memorialday #soldiers #KIA #restinpeace #leadbyexample #crossfit #crossfitkids #murph #wod #rx #fitfluential #ourfullplate #tx #cfmabry #atx #bestinhealth
 Some days these boys are more Sith than Jedi. Here they are getting into character for Jackson's Star Wars Birthday Party tomorrow. Let's see if the rain holds out for a few hours or this Mama is going to go crazy. #starwars #birthday #6yearsold #boymom #family #ourfullplate
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