Sunday, July 31, 2011

Phone Pictures

Every so often, I have to go through my phone and delete pictures. So I'll pick my favorites and send them to Flickr before deleting them.

Here are some of my most recent...

Last weekend on our camping trip...Joshua and Jennifer in the back seat.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Homeschoolers' Addiction

I don't know what it is, but man oh man, when all those school supplies start coming out, I have to CONTROL myself!!!!

Pencils! Pens! Notebooks! Folders! Clips! Crayons!

What do you mean my junior doesn't need crayons?!?! But! But!!!!

That kind of makes me a little sad actually....they grow up much too fast.

But really, it takes some serious self-control action going through those aisles! Today though, I saw something that I really liked....and even though I had already bought notebooks for the school year, when I saw these, I HAD to have some!


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Keeping Busy

This week, my kids are gone again. Last month they went on a trip to Youth Camp in Sterling, Alaska. Monday they left for a Mission Trip in Eagle River, Alaska.


Eagle River - internet photo

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wordless Wednesday



Tuesday, July 26, 2011

It's the Carnival of Homeschooling!


The Monster

The other day I posted a picture of a "monster" moose track.

Well, the day we headed into Delta Junction we saw one that would have made a track like that!

This giant had no fear of us what so ever. He stood there, practically posing!


Morning at Camp

Morning around camp was quiet and peaceful.


Monday, July 25, 2011

The Wildlife

Unlike some of our last camping trips, this one was heavy on the wildlife.

We didn't see one of the sources of this track, but we saw lots of other things.

In Delta

While in the area, we made a run into Delta Junction, and stopped at the farmer's market.


Military Monday Meet & Greet



This week's Military Spouse is Lora!



Sunday, July 24, 2011

S'more Fun Around Camp

In the evening, there was lots of time for fun and silliness, since it is still quite light out. Especially time for S'Mores!




Quartz Lake - Delta Junction, Alaska

This weekend, we went camping at Quartz Lake, just outside of Delta Junction, Alaska.



Friday, July 22, 2011

The 50's Army Stepford Wives

Last night, a group of the ladies in our unit had a social...a social with a theme! It was the "Stepford Wives of the 50's!" and boy oh boy what fun this was!

I loved having the chance to wear my grandmother's necklaces. I miss her dearly.


The Carnival is Coming!

The Carnival of Homeschooling that is!

Carnival of Homeschooling



Next week, I will be hosting the Carnival of Homeschooling here on MrsMamaHen!

Are you a blogging homeschooler? Would you like to participate in the carnival?
To submit a post, or find out more, go to "Why Homeschool?"

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Stepford Wives are Coming!

Tonight was a fantastic gathering of Army Wives......here's a peek.

Chicken & Dumplings

This recipe has moved --> HERE

Monday, July 18, 2011

AFTB

It's that time again! This week, I am teaching classes in the Level 1 portion of the Army Family Team Building program.



If you are an Army spouse, check with your local Army Community Services office for these classes. It is especially great for young or new army spouses!

Military Monday Meet & Greet



This week's Military Spouse is Carlie K!



Friday, July 15, 2011

Some Random Pics

Here are a few random pictures off of my camera.

First....last night I went to a baby shower. Is this not ADORABLE!?


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Fireweed....Jelly!?

A local friend up here in Alaska, told me something amazing.

That these beautiful wildflowers can be used to make Fireweed Jelly!


I was astounded.

She said she'd find the recipe....and now she has POSTED IT

I have GOT to try this!!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

WANTED: MilSpouse Bloggers !!!

I have officially "run out" of interviews for Military Mondays, and am in search of MilSpouse bloggers to highlight!



If you would like to be featured....e-mail me at MrsMamaHen(at)gmail.com and I will send you the interview form, or if you would like to get a head start - you can go HERE ... copy the interview questions and go ahead and e-mail your responses to me at the above e-mail link.
Don't forget to include a few pictures! (JPG images are preferred.)

Thanks!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

On the way Home

On the way home from our camping trip, we made a super-quick stop at mile 16.6 of the Steese Highway.

On a side note...if you are ever given directions for anything outside the city limits in Alaska, it almost always includes these words: "Mile ____ of the ______ Highway."

For instance, the state park we camped at was "Mile 39 of the Steese Highway."


While on our Camping Trip

While on our camping trip, we took a break from boys fishing and mom panning for gold, and hiked up this mountain.

Camping & Fishing Trip

This week, I took the boys for a little camping trip.


Monday, July 4, 2011

Independence Day

Today several ladies in our unit got together for a little cookout in honor of Independence Day. They don't do fireworks up here.......it doesn't get dark.

Hotdog, Potato Salad, Baked Beans & Deviled Eggs....is there anything more American?


Lemon Cheesecake

This cheesecake is a refreshing treat on a summer day.

Military Monday Meet & Greet




This week's Military Spouse is....Olivia!



Sunday, July 3, 2011

After Midnight

Yesterday I went out to dinner and a movie with my neighbor and some other ladies. When we walked out of the theater around 12:04 am, this was the beautiful sight that greeted us.