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@twokidsandamap I also started full time work this past summer...I hear ya! But weekends are pretty good.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Colorado Discoveries 44: Hiking the Pikes Peak Barr Trail
@twokidsandamap By the way, didn't we talk about meeting soon?
3 weeks ago on Colorado Discoveries 44: Hiking the Pikes Peak Barr Trail
@twokidsandamap I know many who have hiked Bierstadt...it's probably more straightforward than this. There are alternate routes up Pikes Peak (I meant to mention those but forgot), they're less distance (8-10 mi.) but more technical.Our family recently got a poster of the Fourteeners and we want to work our way through them. I've only done Mt. Evans and Pikes Peak so far. Mt. Shavano and Tabagauche are probably the next 14ers we might try out...the two peaks are about 1/2 mile apart, separated by a saddle that drops down to 13,700'. Two birds with one stone :-)
@twokidsandamap Couldn't agree more about visiting in the spring or fall next time! I will be writing about our drive through Canyonlands NP next...it was still hot so we ended up driving most of it. I'd have much prefered to hike!
4 weeks ago on Utah Discoveries 2: Camping in Moab
@fotomom I don't remember the money room at Marbles. I know that museum has changed a lot since we were last there in 2008. (And I'm sorry I didn't see this sooner...I got super busy right after I wrote this post).
8 months, 1 week ago on Colorado Discoveries 33: American Numismatic Association Money Museum, Colorado Springs
@Lizzie Gosar Hello Lizzie! Thanks for reading! If you have some more specific questions, I could probably be more helpful to you. My husband is active duty, while I am the Reservist. If you are in the Reserves, I'm guessing you won't be moving around as much as we do with the active duty lifestyle. I highly recommend the Air Force, whether active or reserves. I think you'll enjoy it quite a bit.Is there a particular thing you'd like to do in the Air Force? I might be able to better advise you if I knew that.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on About Major Mom
@Doris Thank you for the kind words. It's been a tough couple weeks, but I'm proud of my boys' resilience.
9 months ago on Howie the Wonder Dog: May 2000 – April 19, 2014
@Travel Crested Butte Thanks so much for reading! We recommended Crested Butte to another family just yesterday; they went to Durango and didn't have the same family-friendly experience we did.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Colorado Discoveries 31: Crested Butte Ski Resort
@Doris Thanks so much for reading Doris! I certainly plan to take the family out to Granada while we're living here. I'd like to combine the trip with Bent's Fort in La Junta.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Colorado Discoveries 30: History Colorado Center
@Emma Banks You can discuss here.
1 year, 4 months ago on About Major Mom
@Emily Walsh What's up? You can ask here.
@Helene UT Thanks so much for reading!
1 year, 6 months ago on Alabama Discoveries 6: Bellingrath Gardens for Mother’s Day
@Keity Thanks for reading! I lived in Seoul for two years and I'd love to read your perspectives about gardening in the city. Your balcony/porch garden is beautiful!
@DonMiller I'm having some barometric pressure issues -- I've had to manually calibrate it to match other weather stations in the area. But the uncalibrated values are appearing on the Wunderground uploads.I have one other weather station that I'm comparing things to also, but I can't share that information externally...
...or can I?www.netatmo.com <-- if you choose to create an account, you can see my weather station called "Rexford Navarre".
1 year, 9 months ago on A Weather Station Comparison Test
@MartiAD Thanks so much for reading all about it! We had a great time! We're moving to Colorado this summer, so my days of running @ WDW are winding down. I'd like to get some Disneyland races under my belt too, but I'm not sure I can swing a coast to coast.Great to have "met" you too -- although we could still cross paths before I leave. I've a couple more 5Ks on my scope. I had wanted to do the Fiesta 10K but we'll be out of town that weekend.Yes, McGuire's was crazy crowded, it's going to be my next blog post.
1 year, 10 months ago on Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend: So Much Fun with My Boys
This photo album will give you an idea of how I did it. I think I bought the silver shimmer dust at a craft store where cake decorating stuff is sold.
1 year, 11 months ago on About Major Mom
@twokidsandamap by all means, let's! What great luck, I hope you're enjoying your new home. We took a Pensacola With Kids-inspired trip this past weekend!
2 years ago on Westward Ho! (Again)
@MaryannTiaEngelGoldman @DonMiller Kudos on the soaking of the beans and the cooking of the carcasses. I've been doing that for years and it's a profound difference in flavor (not to mention the collagens that come out of the bones). I want to crack the code on beef broth -- I picked up some marrow bones at Publix and they cooked down really nicely, but didn't taste like beef broth.This question is more for Don: Dave wonders where -- nutritionally -- you get the energy for running. With so little sugar and carbohydrates, does the energy get tapped from fat reserves? Protein reserves? He's very nervous about going against doctor's orders regarding the cholesterol. He's getting it checked every 2-3 months and is on medication to control it. So to go back to eggs, sausage and bacon for breakfast every morning...with a cup of whole milk...scares him considerably.In other news, I found out last week that the WIC Program in Nebraska doesn't ALLOW using their vouchers for whole milk. What do you think about that???
2 years, 2 months ago on Major Mom's Food Food Revolution*
@MaryannTiaEngelGoldman @DonMiller Lots of questions for you: You could easily answer these ones:1.) Are there any fruits of vegetables that you *don't* include? For example we could easily cut the white rice/bread parts of our meal, but do you eat cooked corn? Potatoes? Sweet potatoes? I know you've served mashed cauliflower before, I've never made that, but I think the kids might be willing.
2.) Brown rice?
3.) Oats? Oatmeal? Granola? Dave is now under doctor's care for high cholesterol, so oats have been a very important part of his diet lately.
4.) How did you do during that week in D.C.? Did you bring a lot of your own foods? Or stop at grocery stores instead of restaurants?
5.) What's the name of the doctor whose methodologies you're following? I have an AF friend in San Diego who I was talking to about your (successful) changes and I could NOT remember the doctor's name for the of me. She's interested in learning more.
Thanks for your insight, friends!
@MaryannTiaEngelGoldman I remember pointing 100 Days of Real Food to you (you might have seen it before, but I remember putting it on your page last spring). I read that ENTIRE BLOG when they were actually doing that first 100 days and it was most fascinating.When I need to do is take the time to do this right. Much of my failure at this is related to not taking the time to plan my meals. I need to learn to pre-cook things like bacon, chicken and beans to use later in the week when things get hectic.Many folks don't realize I did the Atkins Diet in 2000 and it worked like a charm. But that's a more extreme example, where even eating carrots would turn off the "ketosis" effect that no carbs does on your body. I was miserable, but skinny.
It appears this new WordPress plugin works, yay!
2 years, 3 months ago on Testing for Tumblr
I have not seen any verification of that...where did you read/hear that?
2 years, 4 months ago on Shameless Pitch: Immaculate Baking Co.
@twokidsandamap Where are you finding those? Somewhere in Pensacola? I'd LOVE some homemade(ish) ginger snaps...
2 years, 5 months ago on Shameless Pitch: Immaculate Baking Co.
That pineapple is BEAUTIFUL! Love that you're growing it!
2 years, 5 months ago on July in the Garden
@PensacolaMESSHall You will certainly see us again Megan! Probably on Wednesday, we're bringing some friends from Navarre :-)
2 years, 6 months ago on Florida Discoveries 28: Pensacola MESS Hall
@twokidsandamap Please feel free to share this post on PWK, I'd be so honored!
@DonMiller My cooler wouldn't have fit all those fish whole, that's for sure. One of the parties with us had a HUGE cooler in the car and he ran to the car to get it and just tossed in his whole fish. I might have been able to fit 1-2 whole fish into my own (smaller) cooler.
2 years, 6 months ago on Florida Discoveries 26: Destin Deep Sea Fishing Trip
@NancyKD I've been getting my plain Jiffy Pop at my local military commissary, but I've also seen it at my local Super Walmart...I live on the Florida Panhandle, though.
2 years, 6 months ago on Major Mom's "Back to Basics" Campaign: Microwave Popcorn
@alittlenosh I see someone else tweeted it to you, cool!
2 years, 7 months ago on Major Mom's "Back to Basics" Campaign: Homemade Granola
@FrugalKiwi @vollmerdp Good tip...we'll give that a go...our water isn't that hard...I think our dishwasher has other issues :-)
2 years, 8 months ago on Major Mom's "Back to Basics" Campaign: Homemade Laundry Soap
@FrugalKiwi So far so good -- I'm not convinced w/ the automatic dishwasher detergent quite yet, though...that post is forthcoming, I'm giving it a couple more days to give it a chance to work.
Thanks -- as a military family, it's a tough decision to make -- what stays and what goes. And things that go will go forever. It's sad. I had some suggestions to keep a digital copy of our favorite artwork...maybe that project is forthcoming. But not this year :-)
2 years, 8 months ago on 12.6
Thanks for the input, ladies!
I need to look more into keeping the boys' work digitally. After all, more and more of their work is done digitally -- both boys have already had to do Powerpoint-type presentations at school, would you believe it???Little do their teachers know that Dave and I are both POWERPOINT WARRIORS and have been teaching our kids all kinds of fun stuff with animations, embedded You Tube videos, etc.
Mua ha ha haha!
2 years, 8 months ago on <em>Should I Stay or Should I Go?</em> -- What to Do With School Papers?
@twokidsandamap Thanks so much for reading! I've been to your blog before to read about kid-friendly activities in Pensacola! It took me 3 days to figure out how to un-spam your comment on the LiveFyre server but I did it!! yay!
2 years, 8 months ago on Florida Discoveries 23: Pensacola Blue Wahoos Baseball
@kaceyscarpa Thanks for your comment -- it's a lovely stadium, we had great views of the bay from our seats, even! The first two months of games have all been selling out!
@AmyLoch : That Super-V product has neither of those nefarious ingredients. 66% juice. The addition of "corn fiber" is curious, though.
2 years, 9 months ago on Found While Wandering Around Walmart...
@MandakiniMargaretBaba I bought the boys Honest Kids once and they didn't drink them. I remember our Mom only giving us water -- rather than juices or Kool Aid -- for several weeks one summer and I remember simply not drinking it. I had this "I don't like water" phase.Food for thought (no pun intended) -- Kool Aid is starting to market dye-free drink mixes. Add your own sugar.
@MandakiniMargaretBaba Ironic, you and I grew up chewing Trident gum. LOTS OF IT.
@AmyLoch Yes, I know about both of those in roaring waters. One more bullet in my nomination for "mother of the year" I know. <Hanging head in shame>. It's a compromise from what the boys really want, which is on the order of Hawaiian Punch -- overwhelming amounts of red coloring and even more HFCS.
Thanks for the advice, I think there's a place in Pensacola that does that near me :-)
2 years, 9 months ago on Five Weeks
Experimenting with anonymous posting.
2 years, 9 months ago on Photos of Our Completed Painted House
And if you see blurriness in the lower left corner of several of the pictures, that's because I just discovered a dirty spot on my camera lens...oops!
@MandakiniMargaretBaba Hey sis! Yes, I got this one! Thanks! @Mandakini Margaret Baba
2 years, 9 months ago on Please Keep Up the Great Comments - Still Troubleshooting!
@JenniferThorntonWoods I also have Disqus sitting (inactive) on here and that was a big mess on my Dashboard. This is much smoother and I think it'll be integrating w/ Google+ really soon.
2 years, 9 months ago on Working Some Magic Here...Please Comment to Help Me Test Things!
@JenniferThorntonWoods Do you use WordPress? If so, you can install this pretty easily. I just cracked the code on the Facebook stream (which is at the bottom of this commenting thread on the blog post) -- it's only posting the comments to my FAN PAGE, not from the links sitting on my personal page. @Ground Control to Major Mom <-- testing tagging to FB pages.
@JenniferThorntonWoods Also cool! Love the profile picture, you marathoning-momma!
Thanks Sergeant Major Mom!