Friday, November 27, 2009

Ketchikan Trip

We arrived in Ketchikan yesterday afternoon. We were welcomed by a rare site-SUNSHINE, AHHHH! Adam's mom prepared a wonderful turkey dinner and we lounged for the rest of the evening.

Instead of waking up early and fighting with the crowds on Black Friday we slept in and Farrel made us a yummy breakfast of waffles and sausage. I love having other people cook for me! The food always tastes so much better! Later this afternoon I met up with my friend, Amber and we went to my favorite walking place-Ward Lake.

After that Adam and I met up with his brother and Zach and we drove out to Buggies Beach for some beach combing. I found a few good rocks that I might try to make into necklaces.

Here's the view from the in-law's house. It looks right out over the channel and there were also some deer eating in the back yard. Unfortunately, I didn't bring my zoom lens with me so you'll have to look hard to find them.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Big news!

Dude let me hold her tonight! Don't we make a cute couple?

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Oh winter...I heart you...

winter = snowshoeing, hats, hot chocolate, peppermint mocha coffee creamer, sledding, electric blankets, candy canes, christmas trees, mittens, presents, family, turkey dinners, ics, puffy coats, family pictures, headlamps, YakTrak's, ice skating, long nights curled up with a good book, cookies, fudge, snowy walks with friends, scarves, christmas parties, egg nog, wrapping paper, christmas music, cider, shopping, snow, and beautiful new scenery to photograph.
Oh Winter....I Heart You...

Ahhhh, LoVe

Last summer Adam & I took a trip to Seldovia, Ak for Matt & Danielle's wedding that was to be performed by yours truely. It was an amazing (and sometimes scary) adventure of car, boat & plane rides.
The wedding was on the beach with about 15 family members in attendance. We've never felt more welcomed by other people's families than we did that weekend with Matt & Danielle's.
Heath, their photographer, has posted pictures of the wedding to his blog if you want a small glimps of a quaint town, a gracious family and two head-head-over-heels-in-love science nerds.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Our attempt at a family portrait..

It's not quite perfect but at least we got Linus in here!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Crazy weather these days!

The weather here has been nuts! Our first snow fell this week...followed by an insane slush storm...then a wind and rain storm which caused mudslides, falling trees and power outages all over Juneau.
I was up early this morning ready to head downtown and proctor tests for the highschoolers. However, with the power out the testing was rescheduled and I headed back home. I was awake and ready to have a productive and relaxing Saturday morning.
I needed to...
Post grades
Do laundry
Do dishes
Go grocery shopping

I wanted to...
Read a book
Watch a movie
Peruse Facebook

I realized that all of these things needed electricity (yes, even reading the book since it was SO dark in here!!) so I decided to crawl back in bed and snuggle with the hubby and dog. We fell asleep listening to the wind howl and were grateful for our nice warm bed.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Hibernating...Do Not Disturb...

It's been a week since we've had to turn our clocks back and I'm still adjusting. Waking up is getting harder and by 4:30 p.m. I'm ready for P.J's and dinner. The darkness has creeped in and taking a nightly walk is impossible unless I bring my headlamp.
We've gone into hibernation mode and find ourselves eating and sleeping too often. Leaving our house takes more energy and motivation than we have so we tend to stay in and invite those who aren't hibernating to join us at our house.

This week I learned....
*Amy makes an amazing homemade cheesecake....
*How to shimmy & do snake hands....
*Keeping my witches broom in the car can lead to many interesting conversations....
*One day of sunshine can make you forget the 7 days of wind and rain....

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween~

Happy Halloween! Hope everyone was safe and had fun!
We didn't have any trick-or-treaters this year. Guess that leaves more candy for us!