About



Welcome! My name is Melissa Moore, but you can call me Missy, since we're all friends here.

I've been blogging for over 4 years over at my book blog, i swim for oceans, but when I started dating Ryan, a soldier in the US Army, I found that I needed to find a new niche, and so this blog was formed of my thoughts, rants, worries, hopes and love for this lifestyle.

I got engaged to the love of my life, Ryan Moore, in October of 2013, and we were married in a tiny winter wedding ceremony in northern New Hampshire on January 4, 2014


We began our married life in Fort Huachuca, Arizona in 2014 and did our first family PCS to the opposite side of the country after just 11 months. We now call Fort Drum, New York, our home for the time being. 

Though we'd planned to wait a year before we started trying for children, we were immensely excited to announce our surprise pregnancy (he beat birth control) and welcomed our son, Spencer Bruce, on December 4, 2014 in Arizona. We were so thrilled when we welcomed our second son, Porter Dean, on June 9, 2016 in New York.


We love this little life we lead, and we can't wait to see where things take us next. From running half marathons, to cooking up a storm, to crafting and more, this is our little corner of the world, and we're so excited to share it with you!