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” […]

5 North Dakota Places To Visit

I am currently in the process of trying to organize everything for the kids and I to go back to North Dakota in a couple of weeks and while doing so I’ve been thinking about all the neat places I want to revisit when I get there. The following list are the top five that […]

Ramble On- Heading Back to the Bakken

  Leaves are falling all around, It’s time I was on my way.  Thanks to you, I’m much obliged for such a pleasant stay.  But now it’s time for me to go. The autumn moon lights my way. Despite the continued heat, the signs that summer is drawing to a close are apparent. I actually […]

Traveling With Children

I know I’ve already talked about the trips that my family plans to make this summer and that Chelsea has given us some great tips for traveling, but it’s a theme that keeps popping into my head. As our family of four gears up for a 15+ hour drive to Louisiana (in a Fiesta, no less), […]

I Dream of Italy

When Tim and I were making our wedding plans, we dreamed of going someplace exotic and wonderful for our honeymoon. Bali, Bora Bora, New Zealand … but it turned out that a honeymoon didn’t fit into our budget or the time we had together before Tim had to return to work. So we skipped a […]

On Being a Roadtripping ROW

I’m used to driving. I went to college about 4 hours north of where my family lived at the time, so once a month or so, I’d make the drive south to see my parents and sisters. I always looked forward to the drive — I could think, if I wanted to, or not think. […]

Loving the Ones I’m With

  (OK, I know I’m probably biased, but isn’t Baby Boy just adorable! I have almost the same shot of his big sister in Mimi’s sink. Precious! Ahem…onto the actual post…) There are a lot of things that I complain about when it comes to living the oilfield lifestyle; being a lone for half of […]