About Us

As a United States Marine Corps Family of 15 years, our family have had our own share of challenges, as most military families can admit. However, to add to our own personal trials, we received devastating news on the morning of the 236th Marine Corps Birthday Ball. Upon waking up that morning to a usually festive and exciting day, our 2 year old son Carter had to go the Emergency Room (ER).


“Mr. and Mrs. Sabins, we unfortunately have devastating news about your son!”

What was eventually found, by an ER physician at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune was that Carter had a peach sized brain tumor on his cerebellum. Eventually he was air-lifted to UNC Chapel Hill for what turned out to be 32 days and a 12 hour tumor resection brain surgery in November 2011 in order to attempt the removal of the Pilocytic Astrocytoma. This trip also included there being a ventriculoperitoneal shunt emplaced in his head in December 2011, which he will need for the rest of his life. In May 2012, after receiving an MRI, he had another 8 hour resection to remove leftover tumor still in his head. All while this was going on, there was also a new addition to the family, as we just welcomed Kinley, who was 3 months old at the time.

Additionally, at the age of 5, Carter was diagnosed with High-Functioning Autism. This brings us to Carter being 10 and our family going through many situations that we believe can help others through tough times and plan for the future.

This is why we share!

  • Game Day Snack

    Game Day Snack “S’mores”

    November 23, 2019 by

    We love an excuse to make more food, which tends to be appetizers, grilling, or country boils. Today we decided to make some indoor Game Day Snacks S’mores.

  • Toys For Tots

    Marine Corps Toys For Tots

    November 21, 2019 by

    The mission of the Toys for Tots program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children

  • From One Battle To Another

    November 13, 2019 by

    From One Battle to Another by Jeffrey Sabins, The War Horse November 13, 2019 I need to share a secret. There’s something I miss on long drives to work and… Read more

  • No Kids For Two Days!!!

    No Kids For Two Days!!!

    October 26, 2019 by

    So we had No Kids For Two Days!!! What was are anticipation versus the reality of the overall experience, click on the article and find out!

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