Family Life

Holidays and Family

How was your Easter? This was our first Easter living close to family, so we volunteered to host. We ignored the fact that the downstairs still has a few small mountains of boxes. We went with, "They are family. They know we haven't lived here very long. They won't care." And they didn't. The day… Continue reading Holidays and Family

Family Life

One year ago and today…

One year ago today, my kids and I were sitting in a gym on a small Army post in Vilseck, Germany awaiting the arrival of our soldier. He was returning from his 4th combat tour and we were elated that he was really coming home to us again. There is no other type of worry… Continue reading One year ago and today…

Breakfast, Family Life, Food

What to do for breakfast when your power is out (or how to BBQ pancakes)

Weekends around here usually involve a homemade breakfast. Well, that tends to be a bit difficult when you wake up to no electricity and you have an electric stove. (Disclaimer- This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see Disclosure Policy.) My husband decided that he was making breakfast anyway and fired up… Continue reading What to do for breakfast when your power is out (or how to BBQ pancakes)

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2015 Scout Show (Billings)

This past weekend, we had the opportunity to attend the 2015 Scout Show here in Billings for our new Tiger Cub Scout. After years of him tagging along to so many of his older sister's Girl Scout events, it was nice for him to start to have his own scouting things to go to.  There… Continue reading 2015 Scout Show (Billings)

Family Life, Germany, Travel

PlayMobil Fun Park (Germany)

  My family loves theme parks. I mean REALLY LOVES! From big amusement parks with huge crazy roller coasters to little play parks without rides, but plenty to climb on. We've been to Six Flags (a couple of them), Disneyland, Legoland (California and Germany), various Fairytale Lands, and more. Recently, we went to PlayMobil FunPark… Continue reading PlayMobil Fun Park (Germany)

Family Life

Moving to Montana…

So, part of the description for this blog is about living in Montana and the beauty of it. One would assume actually living there is a part of that 🙂 My family is actually in the process of relocating back to "The Last Great Place." My husband is originally from there and over the years… Continue reading Moving to Montana…

Europe, Family Life, Travel

Roman Holiday: A Family Vacation to Rome (Part 1)

Arrival and Day 1 in Rome After every deployment, we try to take a nice family vacation to spend time together and reconnect. (The low-pressure, out of routine location helps this process.) For this one, we saved and saved, and saved and saved, all extra money during the deployment to take a big trip and… Continue reading Roman Holiday: A Family Vacation to Rome (Part 1)