Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Tonight there was a beautiful double rainbow after some much-needed rain!

I hope to see lots of more rainbows, and plenty of more rain to wash away the rest of the snow that still remains from winter.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Hawaii Here I Come!

I have officially been selected to represent Army Families at the mid-level Army Family Action Plan Conference for the Pacific Region. And where is the headquarters of the Pacific Region?


(Images Source: Bing Images)

I've never been there, so I am a little excited. I know this is for a conference and most of my time will be taken up with that, but hopefully I'll be able to do some site-seeing an evening or two after the "work" is done.

I've never been on a trip by myself before...other than when I left home for the army so many years ago.

What will this Mom do?!

Item #1 is to sew my camera protecting insert for my purse, so I can carry my camera safely, and not need my camera bag...because you KNOW that my camera will not leave my side the whole time I am there!

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Things that You See on a Walk

Last night after dinner, the kiddos and I went on a walk through some nearby woods. For well over half a mile of the walk "in" we were trailing a huge fox who would trot along the path, stop and look at us, and keep trotting. A couple times he or she just stopped, sat down, and stared at us. He'd watch us 'til we got too close, and then start trotting up the trail again. At one point I stopped and snapped this picture of his track. That's a good-sized fox!

It's the Little Things

At 11:17 PM I was placing a batch of Lemon Scones in the oven.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Tale of the "Twitterpated" Tundra Swans

The other day I was on my way home from the commissary, and as I crossed the bridge, I saw a whole bunch of Tundra Swans. I had seen my first two of the year on Monday (as well as my first geese of the year), but with all that I saw today I just had to stop and take some pictures.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tundra Swans

Yesterday I drove over to the nearby bridge at the Chena River, and saw a pair of beautiful Tundra Swans.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Special Army Events in Our Life & Military Monday Linky Party

Last week 2 special things happened in our Army Life.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Military Monday Week 3: Linky Party! - The Order of the Yellow Garter

"Give me the greatness of heart to see,
The difference between duty and his love for me.
Give me the understanding so that I may know,
When duty calls him, he must go.
Give me a task to do each day,
To fill the time when he's away.
When he's in a foreign land,
Keep him safe in your loving hand."
- Unknown -

The Cavalry has a tradition of the Yellow Garter, like the one you see above.

In the 1700-1800's the lovely ladies of Cav Troopers would wear a yellow ribbon or scarf on their arm, parasol, hat, etc. to show that they were waiting for their soldier to return from protecting the wagon trains.