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!

  • Tag: ‘OKC’

    A birthday and the Sam Noble Museum

    Friday, February 9th, 2018

    For my second oldest birthday, we were heading home from a camping trip but we stopped at the OKC Natural History Museum on the way home.

    I like how hands on the exhibits are.

    As a creationist going to a museum like this could seem like a problem but I don’t mind them hearing both sides.

    We also learn a lot about the creation side.

    You could just go to enjoy the exhibits and not read the boards though if it bothered you.

    The exhibits are still put together really well.

    We are working on teaching our boys to respectfully listen to people even if they disagree with them, so this was a great opportunity for that.

    Less than half of the museum covers prehistoric history.

    The top floor is Oklahoma history and the ecosystems in Oklahoma.




    The murals are all so amazing.

    They are one of my favorite parts.


    Does anyone else have kids that pretty much just jump from one computer to the next?

    This was a perfect stop after staying at Dinosaur Valley State Park!

    And a great stop for our Dinosaur loving boy.

    I am really enjoying going on trips on our kids birthdays!

    So much fun!

    Science Museum of Oklahoma ~OKC

    Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

    We finally made it back to the OKC Science Museum!

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


    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.


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


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


    So many great places to invent and explore!


    This girl is way cooler than me…

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


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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…


    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.


    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).



    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!

    Labor Day Vacation 2017 ~ Day 1 ~ Arcadia Lake

    Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

    The first stop of our 4 night camping trip was Arcadia Lake in OKC.

    We knew it would be busy so we hoped getting there on a Thursday would help.

    We snagged the last spot with electric because I called earlier in the day and prepaid!

    They filled up fast!

    Which of course made me really nervous about finding a spot in our final destination, Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge.

    All the camping spots we stayed in were first come first serve, no reservations.


    Our first spot was right next to the playground.

    It was a pretty place but really close to a big city and the sites are close.

    I was glad we were not staying more than one night.


    They thought the pictures of their beads sticking out were funny and kept wanting to do it.


    I found these boots because of  youtuber’s that travels fulltime in an airstream with their daughter.

    They a really sturdy and easy to clean!

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    This was our first time using the camper!

    We wanted something that made camping in the Oklahoma heat easier, fits all our kids, but was not huge.

    It worked out great for us!

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    Beautiful view early the next morning before we left to head south.


    My cute tag along.


    She decided she wanted to go back with the others and started slowly walking back to the campsite to see if I would follow.

    3yr olds are a riot.


    We mostly just slept in the trailer.

    Eating and playing outside.

    That helped keep everyone(mostly me) sane(ish).


    I was so stressed leaving this site!

    I had no clue if we would be able to find a place to stay that night!

    I am so glad we took the chance though!