Saturday, April 30, 2011

Sunshine, Guns & Fresh Air

We are avid shooting sports folks around this house. Today, I took the kids out of town to a small, out of the way shooting range, and we all took turns at the targets.


Friday, April 29, 2011

Out and About

Yesterday, I took the kids on a little exploration. We headed out to the southern end of Fairbanks, particularly looking for a shooting range I had heard about.

Well, we found the shooting range, and decided to head on out for a walk towards the nearby Tanana River. Along the way, we actually spooked up a Bald Eagle! It was only 20 feet away! If you look close, you can see a glimpse of the white head there.

Monday, April 25, 2011

About that Wildflower

Here's a couple tidbits about the wildflowers we see up on the hillside.

Military Monday

This week, I am introducing a Coast Guard wife.

She goes by "A Coastie's Girl"

Sunday, April 24, 2011

What a Difference...

What a difference just a few days make.

Here are a couple iPhone pictures I took today.


AFTB

This week was a very long week, with lots and lots of "MilSpouse" activity.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Unleavened Bread

Tonight for dinner, we will be having Lamb, Corn Casserole, Salad and Fudge Pudding Cake for dessert. In addition, last night I made Matzo. It was incredibly simple!


I have a crazy-busy week this week, so I will post the recipe soon.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Photos by Josh

Yesterday evening, the kids and I went for another walk. The boys climbed up that big hill again, and this time Joshua took some pictures.


He took a few photos of the view.

Military Monday

This week's MilSpouse is "Poe Kitten" from the blog "Many Waters"

She is a navy wife who hails from the Pacific Northwest. And she has some adorable "furbabies" by the way!

Stop by and show some MilSpouse love!


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Just in Time

Last week, my husband and I decided to go out to dinner to celebrate our 20th anniversary. It was a little early, because our anniversary isn't until May, but we knew his deployment was "any day." So we went out to dinner at a restaurant inside a local lodge. And because of that "any day" status, we took the whole family.

Creamy Cavatappi with Italian Sausage

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Strangest. Cat. Ever.

Hickory has this thing he does. He has done it since he was a kitten.

I wrote about this a while ago, but the amusement over this never ceases.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

In the Paper

The other day, our local newspaper published our daughter's graduation photo that I submitted for the local page. The one day I hadn't read the paper! Someone came up to me over the weekend and told me about seeing it. Good thing I hadn't already recycled it!

Monday, April 11, 2011

That Snow...

You know that snow we got all winter? Well it isn't really a big deal when it all comes down. Sure you have to shovel, but you kind of expect that in Alaska.

The problems occur when it starts to melt.

Military Monday - Meet SemperFiMomma!

Well, my life is a little chaotic at the moment, and I didn't get my proper "Military Monday" post prepared, but I didn't want to leave you hanging.


Button Love

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Blueberry Streusel Muffins

When we lived in North Carolina, I developed lots of blackberry recipes, because they grew wild in abundance there. Now I'm starting in on blueberries. Especially since I recently discovered a very out of the way patch of wild ones! These particular muffins were made with some gorgeous wild blueberries that were given to me by a new, dear friend up here in Alaska.

These are just heavenly! (If I do say so myself!)


Hitting the "Trail"

Yesterday after dinner, we decided to head out for a walk. We headed towards the nearby river and woods.


Mmmmmm

Sometimes, don't you enjoy it so much, you wish you could eat the paper too?


Blueberry Streusel Muffins....coming this evening.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Family Time

Yesterday after dinner, our family decided to go out and go for a walk in the fresh snow.

Goofy boys.


Where do they get it from?

April Showers?

Yesterday, we were greeted by this sight when we looked out the window.


I must say, that the snow cracks me up...but this country mouse starts to itch when I look out my window and see other houses.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Pray for our Nation

Right now, anyone associated with the military is under a great deal of stress.

Right now, we need to be praying for our government leaders.

If they can't get something passed NOW in regards to the federal budget, the government WILL shut down, and military pay WILL be effected.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

AFAP

I know, you are probably wondering "What is AFAP?"



Well, let me briefly explain.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Coffee

Something that I have noticed since moving from the Southeast to the Northwest, is how much people up here LOVE their coffee.

I mean, in the south, sure, you see a Starbucks or a coffee shop all over the place. But up here? Who needs a sofa and a fireplace for coffee? This is Alaska! They just want the coffee!


Saturday, April 2, 2011

If Only!

I am hopelessly addicted.

I admit it.

Today I went to another new shop in Fairbanks (new to me anyways.)

By the way, this is Martha.  She is quite a character with her own story.


This place only fed the addiction.

Friday, April 1, 2011