“Hunting the Good Stuff”

During this time of uncertainty, sometimes it is really tough to think positive.  But we must carry on and try to find the silver lining in all this.  In the Army, we call this “Hunting the Good Stuff.”  In essence, you may be in a bad situation, but try your best to look on the bright side.  And we do, because that is how the Calkins Family does it.

I got served the same food right after this picture was taken (and I ate all of it, I swear!)

Since Elaina’s school is closed for the remainder of the school year, both the girls have been spending their days at Gabriella’s school, the New Beginnings Child Development Center.  While it is great to drop them both off at the same location, they are in the same room together for most of the day, so from pick-up to bedtime can be a little… trying sometimes.  But in aiming to “hunt the good stuff,” it means that I can have lunch with both of them at the same time.  Which is awesome.

Keeping my girls smiling…

And the girls just love it when I go to lunch with them.  First, they know how hard I work and appreciate it that I take time out of my busy day “helping Soldiers” to spend time with them.  Also, they love seeing me sit in a small chair, eating kid’s food off a little plate, while drinking milk from a tiny glass.  Anyways, life is a little difficult right now for everyone, so I am trying my best to make sure that they are keeping their spirits up as well.  If you have been following this blog at all, you have probably caught on that it is the little things that count, just the little extra effort that makes a difference in your children’s lives.  We will eventually get through this and I hope that everyone is trying to make the best out of their current situations.

…will always be my #1 priority.

Thanks for checking in on us.


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