Our Camper is Cursed

I have decided that our camper is cursed. You remember our camper? The one we spent so much time searching for, and finally traveled to Tennessee to buy for our trip across the continent, from North Carolina to Alaska?


Foto Friday

These are some pics I took this week. Some were taken with my camera, others were taken with my phone.

Chicken Cordon Blue Lasagna

Chicken Cordon Blue Lasagna

I love Chicken Cordon Blue, and I love Lasagna….ever thought about putting them together? Well, that’s just what I did!


Fresh Air, Fishing & a Friend

The other day, my husband and I took the boys down the road to the river so they could do some fishing. It is so nice to finally be able to get out and not have to completely bundle up.


Salute To Our Military Parade

Over the weekend in Downtown Fairbanks, Alaska, there was a very special event. Something you don’t see much of anymore. There was a parade. And not just any kind of parade….a parade to welcome home the troops!


Kalua Pig – Hawaiian Pork

On the last evening in Hawaii, I enjoyed this wonderful and traditional dish – Kalua Pig. It is eaten with cabbage, pineapple and rice as you see on the plate.


Waimea Bay

On day 3 of the 4 day conference, when the work was over, Iris and I headed back to the North Shore again. This time we went to Waimea Bay. On the way there, we saw a sign on a building that looked rather familiar…

Kalbi Beef from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Kalbi Beef

On my recent trip to Hawaii, I experienced some delicious food that I hadn’t had the pleasure of, and looked forward to replicating them in my kitchen. Here is the first – Kalbi Beef. Kalbi Beef is grilled, and because it is thin it cooks very quickly. It is a perfect weeknight meal! This could…

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Haleiwa on the North Shore

One evening after the conference, we drove up to the quiet little town of Haleiwa on the North Shore of Oahu.


Around Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

While in Hawaii for the Army Family Action Plan Conference, we would have breaks at lunch to go get something to eat. Generally, we would just walk over to the PX and eat at the food court. This was the lovely view while walking over. In the mornings, this field is full of soldiers doing…

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Around the Hotel at Schofield Barracks

The day I arrived in Hawaii, after getting settled in the hotel, I walked around outside taking pictures of all the vegetation around the hotel and the hotel courtyard. The "Inn at Schofield" was nothing fancy, a pretty typical military "hotel." The customer service was atrocious, and the internet service even worse. But outside? Ohhhh,…

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Traveling To Hawaii

Last week, I traveled for the USARPAC Army Family Action Plan Conference. As it happens, the headquarters of USARPAC is in Hawaii….somewhere I never thought I would go, until a couple weeks ago. After three, long overnight flights of misery (I can’t sleep while traveling) I saw my first signs of LAND!!!


Wishing From Afar

Normally this happens because the ARMY has taken my husband somewhere…Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea, Bosnia or a myriad of trainings or field problems. But for the first time, it is me that the Army has whisked away… And so, to my dear, sweet hubby-poo… Happy Anniversary, honey!



Now this is how you unwind after a draining day.


Arctic Survival

While I am in Hawaii…enjoying the tropical island weather, I thought I would show you a polar opposite ….. Hahaha! Get it? Polar opposite?!?! Ahem. …what my husband did just a couple weeks ago.