1. Are you a different person than you were five years ago? submitted by Sisterly Thoughts

I went from college student to graduate; from dating to Army Wife; from East Coast to Mid-West; from intern to employee; from fish mom to puppy mom. Very different, I’d say.

2. If you could go on Amazing Race, who would you take with you as your partner and why? submitted by Thoughts from a Poekitten
I would definitely take Andy. We’ve watched the show together and we usually agree on what roadblocks to do. He is very logical about the tasks, plus he’s super strong so if it was physical or scary I know he’d do it for us. He is also good with direction and a good motivator. So pretty much all around a great teammate. GREAT JOB, BABY! They would call us Andy & Allie, Soldier and Wife … or the Goths. (jk)

If Andy was deployed and couldn’t go, I think I’d want to go with my dad. I’d want to see if we’d be like Gary & Mallory– very handsome and a lot nutty, but surprisingly efficient or like Ron & Christina– totally bizarre, hungry, disfunctional and inefficient. I think we’d be the former. C’MON, DAD!

3. Does Facebook or Twitter actually bring more stress or good in to your life? submitted by Just an Arizona Girl
Good. It’s my life. It’s my work. Blah blah blah.

4. June is National Soul Food Month- what’s your soul food? submitted by NH Girl Displaced
My soul food is candy. And iTop It. And Four Cheese Baked Gnocchi (from the best cookbook I’ve ever used).

5. If you could live in any other era than the current, which one would it be & why? submitted by Sugar in My Grits
Hmm. It’s a tawss up betweeeeennnnnnn WW2 and the 1700s. 🙂


Andrew and some of his buddies went rock climbing in Garden of the Gods a couple weekends ago. I got some nice pics of them up on the rocks…

the big top.

Iris & Aubrie, Ellie & Chrissy checking out the circus animals before we went inside.

Ellie & Chrissy and the Cartier’s clownin’ around before the show…

The National Anthem. This is so moving in person- an elephant and his rider parading the American flag around the ring during the anthem. It was majestic.
Check out these contortionists!! We saw some amazing acrobatics.
Man vs. Tiger
My Favorite: The Elephants!!
The Finale!
Me, Chrissy & Iris- Future Circus Performers. I will be an elephant rider, Chrissy will be a stilt walker and Iris will be a contortionist. Thanks FUNUNDRUM, for a super fun night! It really was the greatest show on Earth!