Friday, April 29, 2016


Life has a way of ebbing and flowing that also makes for eye opening experiences. Sometimes you can see the highest peaks clearly, just as a rare sighting of Denali while driving home from a weekend in Anchorage. 
Other times the clouds roll in and the view isn't quite as clear. 

Recently I have learned much and my eyes have been opened and the clouds have moved on and I can see clearly. 

Perspective and expectations are two things I have learned along the way. What??? 

Yes, perspective and expectations. 

What do I expect from from others and do I view situations from only my perspective? 

Expectations often cause problems in relationships. 

What do I expect of others?
Do they know my expectations of them?
Are the expectations realistic? 

This brings me to perspective. 
When expectations are not met it does pay to consider the life/situation of the other person. 

I am thankful to have finally put these two  items together in life circumstances. To remind myself that I should not expect more of others than they can give. I have also learned that I may not know what someone else is going through and why they make the decisions they make. I should give others the benefit of the doubt.  

Monday, March 14, 2016


Benjamin working on a project. He really needs a haircut. 

This is how the school box looks in March. Where did the pencils and crayons go? Somehow, we manage. 

Monday, January 18, 2016


This popped up in my Instsgram feed and I love it. True, so true!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

The Fourth Annual Cookie Swap

Our annual cookie swap went down Friday night. We swapped cookies with eight other Mother/Daughter teams. 

Our family makes gingerbread cookies every year for the swap. 

Our ten dozen cookies baked, frosted and packaged to go. 

The cookie sample table. I tasted not one cookie. 

The hot cocoa 

The cookies waiting to be swapped. 

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to you, thank you for ready my very sporadic and very eclectic blog posts.

A screenshot of our Christmas card picture

Benjamin has been waiting a whole year for the Candlelight Christmas Eve Service. 

Merry Christmas from Our Home on the Last Frontier!!!!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Happy 7th Birthday

Benjamin had a great birthday, he made his cake the day before. 

The house was decorated after he went to bed

We partied all day long. Sigh, our baby is growing up.


Benjamin was part of the Nativity play at church, he was Joseph.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Christmas Party

The annual Christmas Party was tonight. 

Drink bar

Ski lodge was the theme, see my fur hat?

The tables

One corner

Food table

The photo booth

Dessert table

My husband and I at the "photo booth"

Wearing my hat

Christmas Caroling

One of the local homeschool Moms has scheduled a home school Christmas Caroling event for the past few years, and we managed to make it this year. Here are the girls and I waiting to go to our caroling location. 

Listening to instructions 

The organizer said there were twenty families and about ninety-five carolers. 

After singing the kids got to hand out candy canes to the residents of this care facility, I maneuvered Benjamin over to a precious lady I had spotted while we sang. 

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Daily life

Our Playmobil Nativity Set has been safely stored away and not gotten out for a few years for its own safety and my sanity. 

Benjamin has a new chore, vacuuming the family room rug. Excuse his hair, this was a home day. 

These two are buddies