Disney….here we come!

We’re finally doing it! We are planning a trip to Disneyland! I am so excited. We’ve been talking about it for years and we’ve decided the kids are the perfect age so it’s time to take the plunge. After the initial excitement of deciding to go, a new feeling started. Dread. The horrible planning phase. […]

12 things I love about Alaska

I love being a Northern Oilfield Wife in Alaska. Part of my soul belongs here. Whether we stay here forever is yet to be seen, but even of we leave someday, part of my heart will stay here. Here’s 12 things I LOVE about ALASKA:  The air. I NEVER get tired of the smell here. […]

The Hitch from Hell

Every Oilfield Wife knows bad things wait to happen until AFTER the oil man goes back to work – – but this hitch took it to a whole new level. The stars lined up, and everything fell apart all at once. We should have known something was up when the dogs got together and not […]

Is there life after the Oil Field?

My Hot Oil Man and I have been talking a lot about the future lately. We like to plan…..well, I like to plan and he humors me. I have learned that things don’t usually go as planned, if they did I wouldn’t be living in Alaska homeschooling right now. However, both of those life experiences […]

Alaska State Fair

  As an Alaskan Oilfield family, one of our favorite things to do is go the Fair.  We love the State Fair, and what’s even better was dad was home to go with us! The fair is always the last big hurrah of the summer –  one final day of fun before we settle down […]

What’s for lunch?

As an oilfield mom, time is not my friend when I’m pulling single parent duty while my Hot Oil Man is away. Especially at meal time, the easier and better!  I do quick and simple breakfasts – hot cereal or bagels with fresh fruit – for the kids.  If I’m really on the ball I […]

The back-to-school Funk

It’s that time of year again…..time to get ready for another school year.  As I’ve mentioned before, this is my favorite time of year. I love fall and I LOVE the anticipation of back to school. I like the transition and the excitement. Everything seems “new”.  It’s a change in seasons, change in weather, and […]

Family Game Night

As a busy Oilfield family, our lives get so crazy that we don’t always have the time to sit down as a family and just be together as much as we should.  Our schedules can get pretty hectic, but we try to make the most of our time together, especially when dad is home for […]

Things I’d rather do alone…

As an Oilfield Wife (and a homeschooler) I spend 99.9999% of my life with my kids. Most of it is great. After all, they are the reason I am a stay-at-home mom.  However there are a few things I really really really wish I could do without my kids around. I prefer to be kid-free […]

My Oilfield Anniversary

My Hot Oil Man and I celebrated our 11th anniversary a few days ago.  That marks our wedding anniversary AND my anniversary as an Oilfield Wife. My husband starting working in the oilfield a few months before we got married.  From the beginning it was a different lifestyle than a lot of our friends.  Back […]