Army Family Team Building | #MilitaryMonday

Army Family Team Building. Those of you in the army world out there…have you ever heard of it? AFTB is a series of great classes offered through local Army Community Services at Army installations, to help empower new (and not-so-new) Army families to succeed. There are three different levels, for personal growth, professional growth and…

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Jerk Chicken Chili | #SundaySupper

This week, the Sunday Supper group is sharing dinners that are quick and simple to put together…as a Back to School feature! We know how crazy it can be with activities when school starts back up. I know in my own homeschooling home, regular things get disrupted, and everything goes haywire until the new routine…

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Holy Smokes! The Wildfires

The other day I went on a little drive to the top of Birch Hill on Fort Wainwright, where I would have a great view of the smoke from the wildfires just to the south of where we live.


My New Classroom Table

Now that we have moved into a new house, a house with much more space – to include a space to use for homeschooling, I found myself in need of another table. Now, I really didn’t want to spend a great deal of money, because in a year from now we will be PCSing back…

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Berry Picking on the Tundra

In the last couple weeks, I have gone berry picking a couple of times with my new neighbors. The first time we went, we picked wild Raspberries and Blueberries. This time, while there were blueberries everywhere…I chose to focus on the wild cranberries. After all…Autumn is coming, and that means CRANBERRY SAUCE!!! Mmmmm.


The Sea Lions

The first night that we were down in Valdez, after I saw that amazing mama bear and her 4 cubs…and while the menfolk were doing their first stint of salmon fishing, I kept seeing these strange shapes out in the water. I could tell they were some kind of animal because they were moving, but…

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Quesadillas…Your Way! | #SundaySupper

The school year is getting ready to start up here in our house, and if your home is anything like ours, it is about to get very busy! I fast and simple meal for the weeknight is definitely called for, and this is about as simple as it gets.


The Sea Otters

While I was standing in one particular place there in Valdez, looking at 9 eagles, some movement in the corner of my eye caught my attention. Peek-a-boo, I see you!


The Eagles

The other day I was mentioning how we weren’t the only ones who were fishing, and I shared the photos of the gorgeous Grizzly sow and her 4 cubs. Well, here are the feathered "fishermen" that were absolutely EVERYWHERE.