I’m Not Ready for Him to Come Home Yet

Sometimes I’m not ready for my Hot Oil Man husband to come home. It’s not that I don’t miss him – because I do. I miss him every second that he’s gone. And it’s not that I don’t like having him here – because I love having him home. But sometimes I just don’t feel […]

Things I’ve Learned Since My Husband Took a Job 4,000 Miles Away

I can’t believe it’s already been a year since my husband accepted his job working 4,000 miles away in Alaska. In this past year, our oldest started and finished kindergarten, we put our house on the market (twice), and we moved into a different house 4 miles down the road.  It feels almost normal now […]

Don’t Pet the Polar Bears

I don’t know much about Alaska.  Ok, that’s an understatement.  I know people go there to hunt, fish and take cruises where you see whales and shit.  I know the Aurora Borealis happens there, that I want to see it, but have no idea what time of year it happens (FYI, winter). The “reality show” […]

Daddy’s at Work

Today is June 4th, and Hubby has been gone for 4 days of our very first hitch of 7 weeks and already I’m questioning the sanity of this decision.  Not like we had an abundance of options. OFM’s boss could only scrape together an average of 10 hours a week for him and despite the […]

An Alaskan Adventure

Tomorrow I drop my husband off at the airport and won’t see him again for 6 weeks.  Maybe 7.  We aren’t entirely sure.  He is starting his new job in Alaska on the North Slope. Oilfield stuff. Electrical oilfield stuff to be exact as he’s an Electrician.  Frankly, I don’t really know what he’ll be […]

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. […]

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 […]

Being an Alaskan Wife

Along with being an Oilfield Wife I am also an Alaskan Wife, or what I like to refer to as a NOW (Northern Oilfield Wife).  In some ways, Alaska is just like everywhere else. We live in a normal house – not a cabin in the woods without indoor plumbing (although there are plenty of […]

Faith, Family, and the Last Frontier

The oilfield is a major component of our lives, right after our faith and our family. Not only has it helped shape who we are, but it has also brought us to where we are. My husband (who I refer to as my Hot Oil Man) started in the OF by driving a water truck for a service company in Northern CO a few months […]