My Girls

There is nothing like spending quality time with my husband. There is no doubt that him being away on hitches truly helps us appreciate our time together so much more! Sometimes it is hard to reconnect after 15 days away from one another. Other times we reconnect like we haven’t missed a beat! Either way, […]

My True Calling – Being an Oilfield Mom

Time is going too fast. My kids are growing up so quickly that I wish I could slow down the clock.  I’m thankful that I get to be a stay at home Oilfield wife because time may be flying by at warp speed, but at least I get to make the most of each and […]

Yellow {Makes Her Happy}

I’ve held many titles in my life thus far. Many of them were given. Some of them I worked very hard for. Most of them I prayed for. All of them I dreamed of. Well, not all of them. I was born a daughter, granddaughter, great-granddaughter and niece. I was then blessed with title of […]

Voices of the Oilfield

As an Oilfield Wife I need a support system, and it helps to have friends/family who have been through the same things I’m going through. I’m lucky that there are so many other OF wives in my life. I thought it would be helpful to hear advice  from 4 different women – not just me. […]

Learning to Be a Stay-at-Home Mom

I haven’t had many different jobs in my life, but I’ve always worked.  When my oilfield man took the job this past June, I’d been technically unemployed for 3 months.  I felt so guilty to not be contributing monetarily, though I was happy to finally be with my kids.  I thought being a stay-at-home mom […]

Hush, Hush

My son was shunned at school today. Ok, so maybe that’s not ENTIRELY true. Maybe I’m being an over reactive mama bear, but he WAS shushed.  In front of the whole class.  For talking about something that is very much a part of our family life. It was the first day after Christmas vacation.  All […]

Do You Have Children?

Do you have children?  I find that it is one of the most common questions people ask when you first meet.  It’s a quick way to find common ground with new friends or acquaintances.  I can watch as other people answer and quickly can discuss ages, teaches, toys, and similar experiences. Do you have children? […]

Yearly Emotions

The start of a new year can bring many different emotions. You might feel thankfulness for another year spent with loved ones, or regret over failures or ruined relationships.  Some people feel the anticipation of a new beginning.  Others are relieved to leave a season of struggle or loss behind. You might reflect and enjoy […]

I’m not perfect

I have a problem. One thing in particular that I struggle with all too often is that I’m not perfect. Not that I think  I’m actually able to attain perfection, I just hate falling short of my own expectations. I like to feel capable, and most of the time I  do keep it all together […]

Snow Days

Yes, we really DO get snow in New Mexico!  There’s nothing as beautiful or peaceful as a blanket of new snow. Unless, of course, you are a little boy.  A little boy sees a blank canvas on which to paint his mayhem.  We had our first snow of the season this morning and my boys […]