Welcome! My name is Melissa, but you can call me Missy, since we’re all friends here.
Loving Life Moore is the brainchild of a creative mind needing an outlet. In 2013, I’d recently started dating a soldier in the US Army, and I was desperate to find other wives and girlfriends out there like me. We were navigating a long-distance courtship, and it was hard. So, I created a blog as a sort of diary to chronicle my thoughts and feelings, as well as the journey we were embarking on together.
As you probably know, the Army likes to send its soldiers and their families to new places every three to four years. So, where have we been so far?
2014 – Fort Huachuca, Arizona
2015 – Fort Drum, New York
2018 – Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington
2021 – Camp Humphreys, South Korea
2023 – Fort Wainwright, Alaska
Since then, we’ve added two little boys, as well as one little lady, to the mix. Spencer was born December 4, 2014 in our last few weeks in Arizona, and Porter was born on June 9, 2016 in New York. Mieke was born during Ryan’s 2019 deployment, and we welcomed her just shy of April Fool’s Day on March 31, 2019 in Washington. We also added our sweet dog, Danny, to our little family, and she’s been our constant companion since. And yes, through it all, we’ve had my faithful kitties, Stella (rest in peace, sweet Stella) and Jasper, in tow, as well. We added our Korean kitten, Steve, to the mix in 2022.
In the past six+ years of marriage, we’ve accomplished a lot. We’ve weathered both a Middle East and Korea deployment, a nine TDYs, six half marathons, a marathon, weight loss goals, and so much more. It hasn’t always been easy, but it’s been fun, and we wouldn’t change it for the world.
So, what can you expect from our little corner of the blogosphere?
Travel tips – our passports are burning holes in our pockets, so we’re looking forward to adventures
Date ideas – for both couples and families – on a budget
Adventure posts – we love hiking and exploring all around us
Recipes – we’re foodies at heart, and we love to share
Parenting tips – we learn a lot traveling and doing new things with our littles, and we love to share!
So, welcome friends!