Family Life, Food, Recipes

50+ Popsicle Recipes to Try this Summer

My kids LOVE popsicles! Everything from Otterpops to homemade juice pops and go through them like crazy every summer. As the temperatures here in Billings have started to increase into the 70's and 80's, they are already starting to ask for them. So in preparation for this summer I've started compiling a list of some… Continue reading 50+ Popsicle Recipes to Try this Summer

Family Life, Montana, Travel, United States

50+ Ideas for a Southeast Montana Staycation (or Field Trip)

Who says you have to leave your hometown or even home state to have a vacation?! Southeast Montana (south of Wibaux, east of Big Timber, and SE of Lewistown) has so much to see and do, I had to start making a list. I've only done or been to a dozen or so of these… Continue reading 50+ Ideas for a Southeast Montana Staycation (or Field Trip)

Family Life

Five Easter Planning Ideas

How are your Easter plans coming? For us, because we have always lived so far away from family due to the Army, we don't have any specific traditions that include them. We have done our own thing for our kids since getting married. Our "traditions" generally include the kids waking up to find Easter baskets… Continue reading Five Easter Planning Ideas

Family Life, Montana, Parenting, Travel

A Trail Ride with My Daughter

This past weekend, my daughter and I had an opportunity to go horseback riding in nearby Absarokee (pronounced Ab-zor-kee). We have been talking about going since she was little and there was never a chance. When we lived in Texas, she was too young for liability reasons at every place we tried; in Germany, horseback… Continue reading A Trail Ride with My Daughter

Family Life, Travel

Our Must Haves for Family Camping

Summer is in full swing and for our family that means camping! We love camping- the fire, sleeping in the woods, s'mores, no electronics. It's a nice way to get back to nature and spend some quality family time together. We have slowly acquired and upgraded our camping gear over the years and definitely have… Continue reading Our Must Haves for Family Camping

Family Life

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. ┬áThere… 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)