Let me introduce ourselves…


Welcome to “A Darling Detour!”

I specifically chose the name “A Darling Detour” because I was unsure during our transition to becoming an “active duty” family.  But, after several years, I have realized the “darling” of the transition….the good, the promises, the things I wouldn’t have figured out or realized on my own without the “detour” of the transition…God’s path versus the path we had in mind for ourselves.

Our blog will primarily consist of updates making it easier for family and friends to keep up.  But, it will also discuss the good times, the hard times, the “randoms” of life — the things we love, and a few things we don’t.  Let’s be honest, life can be rather hard, but when you look for the darling details things seem to make a little more sense.

Let me introduce myself and family!  I am a pediatric speech-language pathologist, current stay-at-home wife/mother, fair-weather runner, love chocolate at anytime, coffee in the morning, wine (as needed), find comfort in God’s word and relief in exercise.  I am married to Mitch who is an Arkansas National Guard Infantry Officer (which had us living in our home state of AR) and has now transitioned to the Active Guard Reserve (which means he is still attached to Arkansas Guard, but moved us to Virginia for now).  We have two beautiful daughters and a white lab.  Our daughters are Charli (4), MaryClaire/MC (19 months), and our lab, Stella (6).  We are excited to share this darling detour with you and hope that you reach out and ask questions or tell us what you want to hear more about!

Thanks for reading and don’t be afraid to treat yourself to that Reese’s peanut butter egg that I may or may not have just eaten!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton


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