Life On Moose Mountain

I moved to Alaska in the middle of December, a week after I graduated college. Along for the ride were my dog, my shotgun, and my body weight in luggage, making for an interesting journey with extra paperwork through several stages of airport security. I don’t even remember it being cold enough for more than a light sweatshirt it Colorado. The weather in Fairbanks was a bit chillier. It was 40 below the first week I was in Alaska. That’s COLD....more

Just A Few Things To Begin Wtih

I’ve always considered writing a blog once I had something to write about. So I’ve been thinking that probably means I should start documenting my travels and adventures to keep my family updated on my long distance life. In the past year’s time I’ve flown on roughly 25 airplanes, moved mid-winter to a yurt in Alaska, camped out at 40 below [Celsius AND Fahrenheit ;-)], watched the northern lights, and gotten engaged at the start of the Iditarod, and taken a mud engineering job at Halliburton. Just to name a few of the more notable highlights....more

List Time

Things I’m looking forward to once I leave the slope…....more

Don't Take Pictures of the Polar Bears

WFHMLOCM. That stands for “Working for Halliburton means lots of confusing acronyms.” Because it does. There are acronyms for everything and some are almost identical but mean different things. BBP, JSA, HOC, PPE, and the list goes on. It’s taking a bit to catch on, but you hear everything repeated so often that you start to pick it up pretty quickly. One little thing I learned, my weeks on are called a hitch....more

Life On Moose Mountain

I moved to Alaska in the middle of December, a week after I graduated college. Along for the ride were my dog, my shotgun, and my body weight in luggage, making for an interesting journey with extra paperwork through several stages of airport security. I don’t even remember it being cold enough for more than a light sweatshirt it Colorado. The weather in Fairbanks was a bit chillier. It was 40 below the first week I was in Alaska. That’s COLD....more

Building Our Home & Family in Alaska

      The decision to build a home in Delta Junction, Alaska was fairly easy for me. I had just quit my job to become a stay-at-home mom with my new baby boy and our one bedroom apartment was beginning to feel cramped. I also longed for more privacy and hated that I couldn't sit in my living room and enjoy the little moments with my son without the sound of hacking and coughing from the chainsmoker next door....more

NaBloPoMo: Who did you play with as a child?

I am particpating in the NaBloPoMo challenge for May. It should be a fun one. It is titled: Play.Today’s topic is who did you play with as a child?I grew up, well at least until the second grade, in Huntington, West Virginia. My mom was a college student at Marshall University and my dad was in the “sales” business....more

Nothing to do with quilting

I have been saying I was going to start blogging, OK, I know I have jumped on the bandwagon a little late but better late than never! I have lost my quilting Mojo. Moving from Alaska back to Texas it seems to have gotten lost somewhere over Canada! Hopefully it will find it's way home and I'll be back in the sewing seat soon! So, this has nothing to do with quilting, but I have to start somewhere! The Texas lottery is one half a billion dollars, yes, that was correct, billion with a B! So, because I needed gas in my car I decided to walk inside and get that winning ticket!...more

Slow-Cooker Caribou & Andouille Chili

This chili will warm you up in more ways than one. This is for those that like just a little heat in theirs.I know not everyone has access to caribou meat, and before moving to Alaska, neither did we. You can make this with venison or beef instead.See the Recipe...more

Big Miracle

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