Background on the name of the blog:
The US Navy has an integral place in our family - my husband is active duty. The "beans" are our 3 (soon to be 4!) children. Canaan is my string bean, Lena is my jumping bean, Taylor is my chilly bean, and #4 is my belly bean! (Thus far, we have 3 girls...still waiting to find out what #4 is.) I had pondered the name "Bean Soup" but thought that could be a recipe for therapy for my children!