Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Scenery from the South

South Alaska that is.

Over the extended weekend, my children all went to a Youth Camp in Sterling, Alaska......500 miles away! These are a few of the 169 pictures (she's so my daughter) Jennifer took on the trip.


Wordless Wednesday



Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

Weekend Project: Coffee Table

This weekend (and then some) my kids were gone to a camp in Sterling, Alaska. 500 loong, faaar, distant miles away.

So THIS mom had to do something to keep busy. This is our coffee table. Years ago this was also a project. I tiled the top of it and framed it out with some trim. It was great. Very durable, looked nice. But 8 gazillion moves later, it needed help.


Fireweed



Another "I Love Technology" post

Two years ago, almost to the day, I wrote THIS POST about why I love technology.

Well last night, we had a repeat. For the first time in 75 days, I got to see my hubby's face.
I finally got to see my hubby last night!

Military Monday Meet & Greet



This week's MilSpouse is........Megan



Sunday, June 26, 2011

Geocaching Pics from my Phone

Yesterday I went geocaching in Fairbanks, and took a few pictures with my phone while I was out and about.

First, this was on a hiking trail that I was tromping down...okay, it was really a ski trail....but man oh man! I couldn't imagine skiing down that hill!
Geocaching trail ..... Okay ski trail

Friday, June 24, 2011

Solace

Sometimes one of the most relaxing things there is for me, is sitting down with my camera and taking pictures of tiny things.



Getting the Wind Knocked Out of You

Some days, it really bites to be a military family.

One day, you might be going along doing your thing, having a nice day, when suddenly something happens..... you hear something, you see something, and it just knocks the wind out of you.

Today was one of those days for me.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Chewy Brownies

This recipe has moved --> HERE

The Sky

Yesterday evening, my boys headed out for a bike ride, and moments later, Joshua came running in like a mad man. He wanted my camera.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Hometown Fairbanks - The Midnight Sun Festival

Fairbanks continues to get under my skin, and embed itself deeply into my heart.

This weekend, Fairbanks had the Midnight Sun festival. Several streets and blocks were barricaded off, and tents, stages and displays went up.

Military Monday Meet & Greet




This week's Military Spouse is....Amber!
me

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to the Daddy that lives in this house....when the army doesn't take him far away.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Military in the News...

This week, there was a story about a group of soldiers who were charged $2,800 for having "too many bags" when returning from Afghanistan. The story went "viral" after a couple of the soldiers posted this video on YouTube.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Twitter

Some time ago, I had a Twitter account by the name of (surprise, surprise) MrsMamaHen.

Well, one day.....

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Winner~

Well, the winner has been drawn for the 1 year subscription to Fine Cooking magazine!
(Photo Source: FineCooking.com)

Met Someone Today

Well, my kiddos and I met someone today. And let me start with saying....Why do 13 year-olds think you shouldn't smile for a picture? I mean really!


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Steak Diane

Steak Diane is a simple dish and doesn't take long to cook either!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Because I'm a Hopeless Food Magazine Addict... (Give-Away)

I give up. I am hopelessly addicted to food magazines. I simply can't resist!
(Photo Source: FineCooking.com)


So I thought I would spread the guilt.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Memorial Day in Alaska

This was our first Memorial Day here in Alaska. As with many people across the country, we had a picnic this day. But unlike many people across the country, we had some unique things brought to share at the potluck.

Carrot Slaw

This recipe has moved - find it --> HERE

Wordless Wednesday