Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy 4 years =)

Today is anniversary number 4. It's hard to believe that it was 4 years ago that we were in Vegas ready to say "I do". What a great time we had at our wedding & what a great time we've had together over the last 4 years.
Tonight we celebrated our anniversary at our favorite restaurant in Juneau...the Island Pub. It was a wonderful evening full of good food and good conversation but we both would've liked to have been back in Vegas celebrating with our friends and family. Maybe every 5 years we could have a "re-do" wedding. How fun would that be? =)

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

We hope 2009 was good to you and that 2010 is even better!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Thanks guys =)

I have the most supportive friends EVER! I am so amazed at how many of my friends are supporting my little jewelry-making addiction. I now have an etsy page as well as a Facebook Fan page and all my wonderful buds are spreading the word and helping me in any way they can.
Thanks Erin for spreading the word on your blog AND facebook!
Thanks Mindy for being my first FB fan!!
Thanks Stephie for letting me use your house for multiple shopping adventures!
Thanks in advance Molly for keeping me organized and making sure that I follow through with the craft fair idea.
Thanks to everyone else who's told a friend about my site or added me to your FB page. You guys are awesome!

On another note....Stephenie & I were talking tonight and realized that neither of us are putting up a tree this year. So, our question to you is WHERE do you put presents if you don't have a tree???? I have mine sitting on top of a dresser & she has hers near her piano. Other options?? Kitchen table?? Under the TV???

Sunday, December 20, 2009

A busy little Bee...

I've been a busy little bee on my first day of winter break! I've been making jewelry for the past month and have sold a few items to my wonderful and supportive friends! (Thanks for supporting my habit, ladies!) Today I spent a lot of time making, photographing and posting my little treasures to my etsy site. Feel free to check it out and be sure to pass the link on to a jewelry-loving friend!

Safety first! Adam got me all set up for my little project!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Who else has this much fun at work??

Wednesday was the 5th graders vs. staff basketball game. The kids were rockin' it but the teachers were on fire! The teachers were definitely sore the next day, though.
The Team....
Looking a little winded there, buddy...

Don't went in...

Elementary kids don't quite get the idea of "the wave" but it was a good try ;-)

MRCS teachers rock!!!

Friday was Crazy Hat Day! Adam and I sported our reindeer antlers & halo to show our school spirit.
It's been a fun-filled week. I love my co-workers ;-)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

things that make me smile...

*morning walks with good friends
*girls night
*flavored coffee creamer
*two weeks off from work
*snuggling with baby Logan
*catching up with friends
*funny Christmas cards


Here are a few pictures of the jewelry I've been making lately.

Saturday, December 12, 2009


I've been reading Jill Homer's blog for a few months now and am always amazed at her sense of adventure. She's an avid hiker/biker and posts (almost) daily blogs of hikes/bike rides that she takes. Even if she only has a few hours to spare she'll spend it hiking up a mountain or taking a 20 mile bike ride through the forest.
Her latest post has some amazing pictures and if you need a reminder of why you live here or if you're missing Alaska be sure to check it out.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

It's always an adventure!

Being a one-car family usually works just fine. We don't have kids and we both work at the same place so it's pretty easy to car-pool. This week has been a little different since Adam's had to be downtown all day for trainings. So, I was left on my own to figure out a way to get home after work each day. Mon, Tue & Wed worked out fine. There were enough people going my way that it was easy to snag a ride from someone.
I wasn't able to find a ride today so I decided to take the bus with my friend and her kiddos. It was my first Juneau-bus ride and I have two things to say about it.

1. Knowing how to use public transportation is definitely a "life-skill" that everyone should learn how to navigate.

2. The Juneau bus system is actually pretty good. The driver was friendly, the bus was warm, the company was pleasant (thanks Carriker Clan ;-) ), and it dropped me off right at the bottom of my hill.

Dad- be sure to check Rosco's blog for Dude's latest adventure ;-)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The girls need to stick together

Apparently, Dude and I are friends now. I spent the weekend making jewelry while Dude supervised. She has good taste.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

My December

Thanksgiving has passed and now we're on to all of the holidays that December brings. Looking at the month ahead I see...

*two weeks of nothing-ness


*lots of winter walks with friends


*wrapping paper

*peppermint mochas

*holiday food

*dinner parties with friends

*Christmas lights


*photograph opportunities

*winter sweaters

What do you see in your December?