A Different Perspective on Roles and Responsibilities in a Military Family

I don’t often write about our military life; partly for security and partly because I just usually don’t think of it as being unique or noteworthy.  I often take for granted that being a military family is really a good gig.  Unlike others, I feel like there are very few things that make it harder […]

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We take on May weather in the South and East of Iceland

WOW airlines has direct flights from all over the U.S. and Europe to Keflavik, Iceland.  It’s a discount airline, with decent prices but also the amenities to match.  For our fare, we got seats – pretty nice spacious ones, surprisingly – but that’s it.  We paid extra for a couple of checked bags as we […]

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Burnt in Panglao

I recall recently talking with a friend about sunscreen and tanning and how I’m not super into sunscreen for a variety of reasons having to do with chemicals and the real need for vitamin D.  We use the all natural zinc oxide when necessary.  I stand by my opinion that its often overdone, but here […]

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Nostalgic Day Trips Near Songtan

Once upon a time we lived in Korea;  twice, really; for four years total; and then we went back to visit as tourists.  When asking the kids where their favorite places were to day trip too, it came down to three we could all agree on:  the Folk Village in Suwon, Everland amusement park, and […]

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Back to Korea

For a military brat, four years spent in one location amounts to a heck of a lot of time, even if it was split over two separate moves.  In fact, it makes the place feel like home more than anywhere else in the world.  Oddly enough, its Korea for me. So, given the opportunity to […]

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New Year, Same Homeschool

Actually, our homeschool is never the same.  We are either on a trip, or exploring some trails, or creating some project.  Unlike a regular school, our academics can take place anytime, but I do tend to focus on the book work like math and language in the morning when the kiddo’s are fresh.  Our history […]

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Ouray Ice Festival

Bryan’s Christmas gift this year was epic; he is super hard to buy for, but I found the perfect thing:  a surprise trip to the Ouray Ice Festival.  He loves ice climbing, and had mentioned that ‘someday’ it would be cool to go to this world-renowned event.  So, I made it happen, and we all […]

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How to Cut your Own Christmas Tree in Arizona

Being able to hike into the woods to cut down your own Christmas tree is not only memorable, but turns you into a tree snob.  For real, once you have fresh, like super fresh from the woods, you’ll never go back.  I venture to speculate that even the tree farm trees aren’t as amazingly hardy […]

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