These are a Few of my Favorite Things

My top ten favorite Chirstmasy things…. 1) Christmas Cards I love sending and receiving cards.  I know with Facebook and all the online communication there is these days that many people don’t do cards at all, and that’s OK.  Email newsletters have become the norm for some. But I still mail out cards the old […]

Do I make a difference?

It’s easy to feel purposeful when you are doing big things, important things, charitable things…going on a foreign missions trip, delivering holiday food baskets to the needy, volunteering as a big brother/big sister….but what about during the everyday tasks? It’s hard to feel important while folding laundry, shoveling snow, and loading the dishwasher. Some days […]

Stuck at Home

We are having a horrible ice storm here in Alaska, with the absolute worst driving conditions I’ve experienced since we moved here over two years ago. Ice storms are one of the very few things I dislike about living here.  1) The Postal Service –  more packages I send get lost than delivered…but that’s a […]

My terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week

I try to maintain a positive outlook overall in life, not just about the Oilfield. I’m thankful to God for all of our blessings –  oil related and other.  I encourage my children on a daily basis to stop and look for all the blessings in our lives. I am truly thankful for my husband’s […]

How do you save money on groceries?

I am the world’s WORST coupon clipper.  I admit it.  Actually I don’t really clip coupons at all.  I tried to use one coupon at the grocery store today (it was attached to the package of dog treats I was buying)……but it was expired.  Yep, that’s how talented I am with coupons.  If they are […]

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s an Oilfield super-mom!

Moms are amazing.  How we keep it all together literally blows my mind.  There isn’t a single second of the day that I am not multi-tasking, even if it looks like I’m doing nothing I actually have schedules, lesson plans, and to-do  lists running through my mind.  All the time.  I have days when I […]

Wholesome Halloween

Halloween is my least favorite holiday.  Although we are a Christian family I’m not necessarily  “anti” Halloween, but it’s just not really my thing either.   I’m not a fan of the witches and ghosts, or anything that’s scary or evil.  I prefer to focus more on celebrating fall….harvest, pumpkins, changing leaves, hot cider…and less […]

5 Life Lessons I learned from my Kids

  As a parent I try to impart wisdom upon my children daily with my “life lessons”.  But I think  I might actually learn more from them, than they learn from me.  They are so honest with themselves, but somewhere along the way of becoming an adult I think I lost this innocence.  So here […]

The Truth about Homeschool

We are in our second year of homeschooling.  I never intended on homeschooling, and even though I never planned on it, homeschooling has been wonderful and I am so glad we have this opportunity.  I am not a homeschool nazi though.  I don’t want to come across as anti-public school. I think public schooling can be wonderful, […]

Counting Blessings

I’m usually a positive person, or at least I try to be.  I am thankful to be a part of the OF, and for the most part our experiences have been positive: good income, lots of time to “play” as a family, the adventure of a lifetime of moving to Alaska….and the list goes on. […]