Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Checking in

Remember this guy?




Well, I am currently out on a trip looking for his twin brother. Or his big brother.

Or cousin.

Or Doppelganger.

And this time I don't plan on shooting him with a camera.

Okay, I do, but that will be the second thing I shoot him with.

I hope.

Wish me luck!

Monday, August 29, 2011

a short break

I'm not going to be posting a Military Monday post today....I have several projects I am working on, that require good weather....and that is dwindling here in Interior Alaska!

In the meantime.....sit back and relax and watch the clouds go by.



Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - "Migration"


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sunset



Monday, August 22, 2011

The "Name This Pie" Contest


This is the pie...It is rich and chocolatey.



Military Monday Meet & Greet



This week's Military Spouse is Lisa!



Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Winner of the Military Pup Give Away

It is time to announce the winner of the give away sponsored by TroopPaws.com!


Friday, August 19, 2011

Painting

Here is a painting that I did this week. I am greatly enjoying my long lost hobby.


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Kitchen Remodel....Army Wife Style

Something you learn, being an army wife, is to get creative when it comes to ways to decorate your home. What you do has to be temporary, because you are likely to be living in military housing, or renting.

Years ago, when we lived in Germany, I learned a trick from my neighbor. I mentioned this back when we moved here last year....and if you forgot the hideous institutional PINK kitchen counters I have....well...you are about to see them again.

I decided it was time for a change...the green was about to go, as it was starting to show some wear.


Sunrise Muffins

This recipe has moved - find it HERE

Homeschool Highlight!

I so happy to announce the very first Homeschool Highlight!


This week's homeschool blogger is Tina Hollenbeck! (She's a fellow cheddarhead!)



Monday, August 15, 2011

Military Monday Meet & Greet



This week's Military Spouse is Nina!



Saturday, August 13, 2011

Happenings

Here are a few pictures I have taken lately of things going on around our household.

I took the kids berry picking the other day.


Solar Halo

Yesterday I was at the store, and looked up to see something that we see periodically up here. It is called a Solar Halo. It is a rainbow that encircles the sun like a halo. It is so neat to see this, and I can't ever remember seeing these before moving to Alaska. I'm sure this occurs in other places, I had just never seen it before moving here.




A Give-Away for Military Kids - Troop Paws Pup!

~~ This contest has closed, and winner has already been announced. Thanks!! ~~

I am happy to announce a new give-away!

I was approached by a nice lady from Troop Paws, and asked if I would do a give-away of one of their adorable pups!

I generally am not big on PR posts, or sponsored things, but this was too cute to pass up!

There are lots of products out there for the kids of deployed service members, but by far, I think this is the best one I have seen.



Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Something New! "Homeschool Highlight"

Announcing something new here on MrsMamaHen.

For some time, I have had weekly highlights of MilSpouse Bloggers. Well...now for another regular feature:

Homeschool Highlight!



Monday, August 8, 2011

This Year's Homeschool Curriculum

I thought I would take a moment to share with you what curriculum we are going to be using this year.

This year I have only two students, since Jennifer has now graduated.

Jack will be an "8th grader" .....and really, it takes me a moment to remember that because grades aren't a real big deal for this homeschooling family. When I pulled the kids out of public school, they were behind the standard academic levels they should have been in, particularly in Math. So I select curriculum that is on their level, not their "grade."

Military Monday Meet & Greet



This week's Military Spouse is Lauren!


Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Tanana Valley State Fair

Yesterday, the kiddos and I went to the Tanana Valley State Fair. It is the fair here in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Check out this blue ribbon winning carrot! Is it a carrot or an octopus?


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wordless Wednesday (Tanana)



Monday, August 1, 2011

Military Monday Meet & Greet



This week's Military Spouse is Jennifer Aka Sweet Pea!