June 19th 2020

Juneteenth

Keep In your Heart The Blood

Remember always the glory days,
the dances, the songs, the chants, the rituals, the customs,
the people.

Remember times in beautiful Africa, your people.
From green forests, golden deserts, to the deepest, darkest regions
of Congo and Virunga.

Hear, here in this land.

Hear always in your heart the beating of drums,
the ancient customs of the Kagani.

Remember always the kings and queens,
Tutankhamen, Cleopatra.

But do not sit and not remember the dark days.
Keep In Your Heart The Blood.

Blood spilled by those who fought for freedom.
The blood of the slave as the whip touches the flesh.

Do not be enslaved, be now empowered.
Feel it, taste it, drink it.

Gather it in buckets, bathe in it.
Bathe your children in it

Keep In Your Heart The Blood

By Kristina Kay

June 6th 2020

D-Day

D-Day, June 6th 1944. More than 160,000 allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy France to fight against the Nazi’s of Germany. Many men lost their lives this day fighting for freedom. This was the largest amphibious assault led to this day. We honor and remember the greatest sacrifice that was made for our freedom. Allied forces fought bravely and ferociously to establish a foothold through the fighting. June 6th, 1944 was the beginning of the end of a war.

“Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well-trained, well equipped and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely…I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full Victory! Good Luck! And let us all beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.”

– General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander


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FDR D-Day Prayer

May 30th 2020

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

“None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.”

– Mother Teresa

“Let’s practice motivation and love, not discrimination and hate.” -Zendaya

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” —Winston Churchill


With the recent events impacting America throughout. Four quotes to encourage and remind us that, we are all humans. We all need to come together. The deaths are saddening, the violence is saddening, the anger is saddening. My heart is heavy with the turmoil in the air. Stay safe everyone. ❤️

Memorial Day 2020

Memorial Day is a Holiday observed for the Men and Women who made the ultimate Sacrifice in protecting the United States and everything that it holds. We celebrate by remembering their spirit and what they sacrificed for us. Everyone respects this holiday differently and may have different ways of showing it. Thank you for everything you have done for my freedom. Fair Winds and Following Seas. We have the Watch.


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“Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay.”

– Barack Obama

May 5th 2020

“The soul accepts the mystery within and all around, immersing itself in it, celebrating it.”

― Jay Woodman

May fifth is also known as Cinco de Mayo. This is the victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. This is the reason for the celebration of this day!

March 7th 2020

What does the month of March have in store for us?

March is declared as Women’s History Month. It is about remembering what women have gone up against and what they have conquered to make history.

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“I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.”

— Jane Austen

A Little Bit of San Antonio

When the weekends come up, we all automatically go into adventurer exploration mode. During the week we focus on our school, our studies and our duties that we have to do in the military. This past weekend though we explored a little bit more of San Antonio. The weekend of February 22nd-23rd was also Mardi Gras which we had completely forgotten about. Who knew The Riverwalk could get down and party? Well that weekend we explored some new yummy food venues and actually walked around the Riverwalk.

The Riverwalk

San Antonio is known for its history. The city has The Alamo, the Riverwalk through the city, Market Square and so much more. The Riverwalk is also named Paseo del Rio and is known for its shops, restaurants and lights that line the winding river through the city. You can enjoy the river any time of the year and either in the day or in the evening.

Found an empty spot for a photo.

One of the many stairways that lead back up to street level.

During festivals on the Riverwalk, be aware that it becomes extremely busy. Even though there are many restaurants that line the river there will be a wait. Don’t let that deter you from visiting though, it is definitely a must see.

Treats of the Weekend

When you go out to a new city I think it is always fun to try out new places that you never have been to before. So none of the same chain restaurants or anything, be adventurous. We managed to find a few good spots to try. For breakfast our first stop was a place called First Watch. It was delicious, everything was healthy and delicious. The portions were well sized and they had fresh squeezed orange juice which is always a favorite of mine. They have many healthy options and also have vegetarian and vegan options available.

After having a breakfast/brunch we walked about the city, did some errands and then came across a frozen yogurt place. We had all been craving something sweet and knew we had to try this place out. It was called Orange Leaf. Its similar to my frozen yogurt place i’m used to called Sweet Frog back in Virginia, so I had to see if this place was worth it. It was. This little sweet treat shop was adorable. From its art on its wall to the different flavors of frozen yogurt! We were all glad we stumbled upon it. It even had a map of where their visitors had come from. I of course joined and added my pin to California.

Last but not least, dinner was amazing. We happened by this place because the restaurant we originally wanted had a two hour wait! We were not going to wait that long…ever. So we walked around and found a restaurant called Kona Grill. It was FANTASTIC. The menu was diverse so it fit all our cravings. The prices were decent and the service phenomenal. Everything we ordered came out delicious and we can not wait to go back.

This was one of many weekends that I am able to explore. I can’t wait to see what else Texas has to offer! Here is to more adventures, more food to eat and more memories to make!

“One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.”

William Feather

February 15th 2020

Happy 200th Birthday Susan B. Anthony

“I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet.”

-Susan B. Anthony