About Danielle Huddleston Photography:

I am a wife, homeschool mom, a hiker, and a photographer living in Oklahoma. I love beautiful light and being in the woods. I share what I love on this blog, be they trails, pictures, or homschooling curriculum. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Archive: November, 2012

    Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge ~Vian, OK

    Friday, November 23rd, 2012

    We went to the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge for the first time back in February of 2009 for the eagle watch tours.

    My boys were so tiny!

    I believe the tours run in January and February.

    Then and Now!!!

    We stopped by the refuge on the way to Beavers Bend State Park for my birthday this month.

    They have several nature trails.

    We were only able to go on one before it started POURING!

    He was concerned she would hurt her feet on the rough metal bridge…

    So of course I took pictures of him carry our very heavy dog over a very wobbly bridge!

    They have an auto tour that we like to drive on.

    We saw, ducks, geese, hawks, and an owl.

    It is a really pretty refuge!

    If you live nearby be sure to check it out!

    Especially during the upcoming months when the Eagles will be there.

    Next time I want to be sure and bring binoculars for the boys to use!

    I think they would have more fun on the auto tour that way.

    Homeschooling ~Thanksgiving

    Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

    Thanksgiving is tomorrow.

    It might be odd that I am taking time out of cleaning and baking to do a homeschooling post but I needed a break…

    I was planning on only a couple books about the pilgrims.

    Then every book I requested at our local library came in at the same time…


    We have not read all of these yet and I am not sure if we will.

    I am kind of tired of the whole pilgrim’s first thanksgiving story.

    Our favorites though are:

    The Magic Tree House “Thanksgiving on Thursday”

    Imagination Station “Problems in Plymouth” (similar to the magic tree house)

    “You wouldn’t want to sail on the Mayflower” (We have loved all of the books in this series so far)

    I liked “The pilgrims before the mayflower”, it gave a different part of the story that you do not hear as often.

    The only one of these that we have read is the one on Squanto.

    My oldest read it.

    I try to get him several books to read in the subject we are learning about.

    We made thankfulness books.

    I had them draw a picture of something they were thankful for then write what it is.

    Please ignore the fact I spelled “thankfulness” wrong…


    Since we will be spending the rest of the school year learning about the United States I made a map to add states to as we learn about them.

    I did it the hard way.

    I really like it though so it is okay.

    Okay, breaks over.

    I should get back to my cleaning and baking!

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving surrounded by those you love!

    Ready, set, GO!

    Monday, November 19th, 2012