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!



  • Science Museum of Oklahoma ~OKC

    January 30th, 2018

    We finally made it back to the OKC Science Museum!

    I think it was over a year since our last trip.

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    I love this kind of quiet calm area where you can sit and just watch the marble run’s.

    So needed is such a huge place that is often loud.

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    My kids will really just sit and watch them for a long time!

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    We brought a friend with us so we had six kids for this trip.

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    So many great places to invent and explore!

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    This girl is way cooler than me…

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    Yes I take a lot of pictures if I like light.

    ha

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    My second oldest will just stay in one area and quietly work.

    Chaos all around and he does not even twitch.

    I think he could do just one thing for hours.

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    I was already getting tired from all the noise and people so I found a little corner to sit and take pictures while Nick helped all the children do an art project.

    I am super helpful like that…

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    He knows so much, I love watching him explain things to the kids.

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    We spent so much time in CurioCity that we barely touched the other parts of the museum this time.

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    I am so glad that we have such an amazing museum close to us!

    It is such a gift to watch kids learn and explore(while they think they are playing).

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    This is an Oklahoma Museum Network museum so if you buy the pass you can get into this one as well!

    We are a large family so we buy a membership to the museum we will go to the most and then add on the OMN upgrade.

    We end up having to buy a few tickets at each OMN museum we visit.

    It is still a really good deal though.

    So many great museums on that pass!

    McGee State Park ~Atoka, OK

    January 26th, 2018

    We stopped at an Oklahoma State Park on the way to Dinosaur Valley State Park since the drive straight there was a bit long.

    Especially since we leave Friday after Nick is done with work.

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    McGee State Park ended up being about halfway and was a beautiful surprise.

    Pine forest, beautiful lake, and a lot of hiking nearby.

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    She might need to work on her catch.

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    Home away from home.

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    The boys were determined to build a bridge to the big rock.

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    The McGee Creek State Park Natural Scenic Recreation Area is just north of the main park.

    You have to get a permit to hike there though.

    The permits are available at the office and it was a very easy process.

    They do limit the number of permits they give out each day though so keep that in mind if you go during a busy time of the year.

    It was pretty empty while we were there.

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    We did the nature trail first and it was a nice easy hike.

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    We also went on the west branch hike because they recommended it.

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    The boys were asking him questions about inventions almost the whole time.

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    They have learned quickly that their dad is much better than I at helping them in that area.

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    The twins saw Nick blow a raspberry on Little Bit’s cheek and insisted he do it to them.

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    My kids are the best camera blockers ever…

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    Such adorable expressions.

    We left after the hike to head to Dinosaur Valley.

    I realized to late that we were supposed to leave right away to make it to the Creation Museum in Glen Rose before it closed!

    Oops!

    It was only going to be open on that day also so we missed it this trip!

    My awesome planning landed us in Dallas at rush hour also…

    I am glad I was not driving.

    If I was driving we would have been pulling over and waiting for night to fall.

    I don’t like traffic.

    Especially with a 30ft trailer…

    A short video of our time there.

    My life is sweeter with him in it.

    January 25th, 2018

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    My second oldest just turned 10 yesterday and to celebrate we went camping.

    We left Friday and got back yesterday so about 5 days.

    He is my walking encyclopedia of dinosaurs so we went to Dinosaur Valley State Park.

    I love that he knows the creationist view on dinosaurs also.

    He knows more than I do for sure.

    I am always learning new facts from him.

    He will play all by himself in the dirt with just a few rocks for hours.

    He thinks up games to play with clouds while we drive.

    He is so easy to please.

    I am glad I got to see his excited smile so much the last few days.

    Happy Birthday.

    You make life sweeter.