Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy 6 year anniversary!

It's hard to believe it's already been 6 years since we tied the knot in Vegas. There have been so many adventures and memories in that time. We have a lot more memories to make and adventures to be had!




Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy holidays!


Christmas comes early at our house and it's a tradition I think I'm finally beginning to get used to. My husband's family has always opened presents on Christmas Eve and it's a tradition that has taken me a while to be ok with. I think I've finally learned not only to accept this tradition but to (dare I say it??!!!) enjoy it!
Our Christmas Eve was wonderful this year. Adam and I did a little last minute shopping, I dropped off a few gifts to some friends, Bob and Molly came over for the evening with tons of snacks and I got to watch my favorite Christmas movie of all time (A Christmas Story). After that we settled in and began opening our gifts. This was the first Christmas that Adam's brother has been here and it was way more fun to celebrate with the 3 boys rather than just Adam and I.
We were spoiled with so many great gifts from our friends and family. I got a new camera, lots of yummy candles, beautiful jewelry, lots of warm socks, gorgeous handstitched tea towels from my grandma and lots of other great goodies. Adam got a new PS3, a toolbelt, a coffee basket, lots of coffee, a new coffee mug (yes, the hubby loves coffee!) a travel case for his tablet and plenty more.
Christmas Day will be spent writing Thank You cards, reading, relaxing, and just enjoying each other's company. I had big hopes of going snowshoeing with Rosco today but the weather has been very un-Alaskan lately and all our snow has sadly melted away.
We hope that our friends and family had a great holiday season with their loved ones!

Friday, December 23, 2011

A little Christmas decor

This year we opted to keep things simple. Rather than stressing out about decorating the house, mailing packages and baking we've decided to enjoy our time together and worry about what doesn't get done later. That might mean that my christmas tree is a simple strand of holiday lights, friends and family will be opening their gifts from us on new years and there will be very few cookies to munch on but at least we're relaxed and happy.
We hope everyone has a great holiday season. Our holiday photo and pictures of our anchorage trip coming soon!!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Spoiled puppy

We are missing our Rosco-baby
but we know he's being spoiled and loved like crazy.

Adam's number one rule

Last night Adam and I took Chance to target for some Christmas shopping. Obviously, we had to stop at Starbucks for coffee first.
Adam's number one rule....never do anything without a cup if coffee.
I think Chance likes this rule :-)

Winter break has begun!

All the craziness and stress of the last week of school melted away this morning as we started our first day of break.
Last night we arrived in anchorage to spend some time with my brother's family. After a long and busy day it was nice to see a happy 5 year old and a new baby.
My nephew wanted to sleep with us and I couldn't resist taking this adorable picture of him and Adam when I woke up.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Holy Friday!!!! Where did you go???

Friday was our last day at school before our two week winter break. All of the classes had fun crafts, plays or parties going on so all the kids were filled with excitement!
We held our second annual ugly sweater contest among the staff. Last year Erin and I purposely wore matching sweaters but this year another teacher and I just happened to have the same ugly sweater! What are the odds? :-)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

wrapping it all up....

It's been a crazy busy few weeks between work, coaching basketball and getting ready for Gallery Walk and the craft fair. As of today things will start slowing down and I'll be able to get back to the gym, clean my house and spend time with my husband and the doggy.
Basketball season was a huge success. We lost every game we played but the girls had fun and showed a ton of improvement and that's really all that matters in my book. Now it's time to wash 14 uniforms and plan a pizza party!

Thanks for setting up the chocolate fountain, Molly!

Gallery walk was great! We sold a bunch of our stuff, had a delicious chocolate fountain and got to see lots of our friends. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported us!  

Saturday, November 26, 2011

A "get out an play" kinda day!


It's been fun playing in all the snow we've gotten here in Juneau. Yesterday I replaced my old snowshoes which broke last season. I was a little sad - they were the first pair of snowshoes I'd ever owned and I bought them off e-bay from an old man who purchased them so he could go snowshoeing with his daughter in Colorado. They weren't the most high-tech but they introduced me to my love of snowshoeing and we had many great adventures together ;-)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Turkey Day: new traditions and things to be thankful about!!!

One of my favorite holidays is Thanksgiving...I like it because it's fairly simple in terms of holidays-no gifts or week long preparations- and yet it brings everyone together to eat, relax and enjoy one another's company.

At our house we keep it simple. In college Adam and I were too poor to buy a turkey and go all out on the other dishes so we'd make a huge pot of fettuccine alfredo and breadsticks and invite our friends over to help us eat. It was simple, fun and it brought us all together for the day.

This year there is a turkey roast breast in the oven, pumpkin pie ingredients waiting to be thrown together, potatoes and sweet potatoes sitting on the counter and cranberries in the fridge. We will enjoy the meal, one another's company and have a day to celebrate all the things we have to be thankful for.
Today (and EVERYDAY as Adam politely reminds me....) we are thankful for:

Our family
Our friends
Our health
Our jobs
Our pets
Our home
and many many many other things!!!

Last night our Wine Wednesday group took a field trip to the ice rink for Turkey Bowl Disco Skate...Here's a little clip of my attempt. Before you watch it I have to say...I'm not a good skater, I haven't skated in years, I was the FIRST one to go and the guy knocked me down when he was trying to give me the turkey!!! Enjoy ;-)


  video

Monday, November 14, 2011

a few things to celebrate!


This month has been full of things to celebrate....especially birthdays! Stephenie's birthday was on Thursday and our Wine Wednesday group managed to pull off a suprise-birthday-craft-party for her. Each of us brought  homemade items and we exchanged them with each other. At the end of the night we all left with 12 fun goodies. We all had such a good time we're thinking of making it a yearly event.
Thursday night was Stephenie's real birthday party and all her friends gathered at her place for a night of fun! We enjoyed good food, an amazing banana cake, lots of games and conversation!
Friday was Veteran's Day and Adam and I took some time to just RELAX and enjoy ourselves. We caught up over coffee, took the dog for a walk and spent some time organizing things in our classrooms.




On Saturday our friend Zack came through Juneau on his way up North for work. It was fun seeing him again. The boys had "boy night" that evening as I headed out for ANOTHER suprise party!

Paula's husband managed to pull off quite the suprise party for her. She thought she was going out for a drink and dinner with the hubby when she got the "come home quick" phone call from the babysitter. She came home to a house full of friends, food and birthday wishes....I don't think she had a clue!

Today we woke up to close to a foot of snow and a SNOW day! The first snow day of the year is definitely something to celebrate! Thanks to Stephie's class for doing their snow dance! It worked!!!!

And finally, we are still celebrating the newest addition to my brother's family. Baby Natalee is doing great and Chance is an excellent big brother. I can't wait to meet her in real life but until then I've been enjoying this sweet little picture of them.


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Welcome to the world, baby girl!

Congratulations Josh and Erin! Natalee Lynn was born on 11/1/11 and we are so excited to welcome her into our family. I wish I could've met her while I was in Anchorage but she wasn't quite ready to join us. I think I'll just need to take another trip up north sometime soon ;-)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Weekend Fun


What a fun and exciting weekend this was. We started off our Halloween fun by helping out with the Fall Festival at our school. Adam and I enjoy going to see the kids dressed up in their costumes and this year we volunteered to be on clean up crew. I was asked to help judge the costume contest and it was tough to decide on the winners. There were so many great costumes!


Adam with one of his students at Fall Festival

Saturday night was the Roller Derby Bout for Juneau's two Roller Derby teams. Roller derby is a fairly new sport here in Juneau and the girls have been working hard. We got all gussied up, made posters and headed out to Centennial Hall to cheer and support this group of ambitious women!



Costumes aren't allowed at school this year so I'll be hanging up my Dorothy costume. It was a fun costume to wear ...especially since I had the Wicked Witch with me!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Anchorage

It was a wonderful trip to anchorage. The conference was great, I got some shopping in, ate lots of delicious food, joined Danielle for her birthday dinner and was able to spend lots of time with the family.
It was great but I'm definitely ready to see my hubby and sleep in my own bed.
This weekend will be busy with fall festival at school and watching the roller derby in Saturday night but I plan on being super lazy on Sunday!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Bowling!!!

We won't be joining a bowling league anytime soon but we sure had fun!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Friday night delight......

My blog is not intended to be a food blog but there are a few recipes that I just can't help but share! I've been eating a ton of the "cookie dough" and I'm excited to try a few new garbanzo bean recipes this weekend.
Last night I was craving ice cream. Anyone who knows me knows that ice cream is my weakness (thanks mom....). I decided to try a new twist on my banana smoothie recipe. I threw some bananas into my food processor, added a little bit of vanilla chai, pureed until I had a creamy mixture and whaaalllaaaa! fat free ice cream!!!!
I promise that my next post will NOT be about food! I'm heading to Anchorage on Friday so I'll blog blog blog about seeing Matt & Danielle, my mom, brother, sis-in-law, Chance and MAYBE the new baby??? I'm sure there will be lots of pictures to go along with those blog posts. Until then, enjoy some ice cream.




Sunday, October 9, 2011

Holy Garbanzo Beans, Batman!!!

I am hopelessly addicted to pinterest and have been pinning up a storm lately. The problem with pinterest can be summed up by a quote I found on the website. "Thank you, Pinterest for making me feel creative and productive even though I just spent the last two hours sitting around on my computer." Yup, that just about says it all. There are so many great ideas on this webiste that it is easy to spend hours pinning pictures to your virtual pinboards.  Rather than just sitting around pinning all weekend I vowed that this would be the weekend I'd actually try something I pinned. 
I decided that I would try a cookie dough recipe that I found awhile back. I became interested in the recipe when I read that you could eat a whole bowl of this healthy cookie dough. Upon further investigation I discovered that the cookie dough was made out of garbanzo beans! No butter, no flour and very little sugar!!! It's delicious and everyone that tries it is shocked that it's made out of beans!
Pinned Image

Since I'd just stocked up on garbanzo beans and my food processor was already out I decided to make some hummus as well. I didn't have a specific recipe that I wanted to follow but here's what I did.
1 can of garbanzo beans
1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes
1 teaspoon of minced garlic
balsalmic vinegar (I didn't measure....add enough to soften the hummus and taste yummy)

I'll have to look up some more recipes for garbanzo beans. Fred's was having a 10 for $10 sale and I stocked up! Any ideas???

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Can't wait to meet you baby girl Robinson!

This is an ultrasound picture of our new little niece. She's looking a little squished in there but I love the snarl she's making with her mouth. So cute....Erin is due the first part of November but maybe baby will come just a tiny bit early so I can meet her when I'm in Anchorage???? Either way, we can't wait for you to join us in this crazy adventure called LIFE!!!! XOXO

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy October First!

It's the first day of October and I'm starting it off by proctoring SATs. I'm a little bummed because there was an indoor garage sale and a run that I wanted to do. Oh well, the sun is shining and I have time to enjoy my coffee and catch up on my blogs all while getting paid ;-)

October is going to be great and there are so many things to look forward to this month! Dividends!!!! Traveling to Anchorage!!!! A birthday celebration for Rosco. A Halloween party and a new baby neice who should be entering the world towards the end of the month! Happy October!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sunny Sunday with a Pumpkin Spice Latte


Sunny days in Juneau are never taken for granted. After another wet and rainy week we were blessed with a beautiful Sunday. I decided to ride my bike to yoga class and enjoyed the crisp fall air as the sun came out and warmed the pavement. Today was the first day I started to feel fall in the air. I love this season because it means fuzzy boots, knitted hats and Pumpkin spice lattes at my favorite drive through coffee shop. What a perfect start to fall.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Healthy Chocolate Milkshakes!


Adam and I have been loving our banana milkshakes but the other night I decided to change it up a little bit and make chocolate milkshakes. We were pleased to find that they were just as delicious as any real chocolate shake and WAY better for you. All you need are a few frozen bananas, chocolate soy milk, whip cream and peanut butter. Blend the frozen bananas and chocolate soy milk together until it's nice and smooth, poor it in your favorite cup and top with a little whipped cream and peanutbutter. Enjoy!

Friday, September 16, 2011

We're ready for a little R & R!


What a week it's been! Life at school is always fast and furious but things were especially busy towards the end of this week.
Surgery for Rosco (read all about it on his blog http://www.roscoberkey.blogspot.com/ ), work, doctor appointment for Terry and Parent Night at school made for a very busy Thursday! Parent night was exhuasting but it was a huge success. Adam gave a presentation to the parents of his students and had a former student talk about math club. I had a ton of parents and students visit my room thanks to the fun little scavenger hunt the 2nd grade teachers had their kids do! We didn't get home until about 8 but we ended our night perfectly....tortilla pizzas and the season premier of It's Always Sunny in Philidelphia!
Now it's the weekend. We have the usual stuff planned...laundry, lesson planning at school and other little errands but we also plan on relaxing, hanging out with friends and maybe a date to the movies. Happy Friday!

Monday, September 12, 2011

And then the sun came out to play....

What a great weekend it was in Juneau! The sun finally came out and what a welcome relief it was! Adam and I took advantage of it and played outside as much as possible. Saturday we worked on lots of outdoor projects that have been neglected due to rain. I mowed the lawn with our new motor-less mower. What a great workout that was!!!!
I did give up one sunny evening this weekend to go to the 1st annual Who's your Diva performace. It was a fundraiser for the Juneau Opera and about 10 or 12 different women (I mean DIVAS!) sang. We were blown away by the talent that we have here in Juneau. Two of the divas were still in high school and they were both pretty amazing. We will definitely be making this an annual affair!



Erin, Stephenie, Katrina, Me and Molly @ Who's your Diva? 2011



After the show....heading downtown for some dancing!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Thrifting Tips!

Have I ever mentioned how much I LOVE thrifting? I love the fact that you never know what you're going to find and there are always different things when you go thrifting. I know heading to the closest store is often way easier but it's also more expensive and way less exciting.
I've been able to find some great deals while shopping a the thrift stores but I agree, sometimes it's not always the easiest and most convenient way to shop.
Here are some tips I've learned over the years. Thrifting is fun, environmentally friendly and CHEAP! I hope that if you're not a thrifter this blog post will inspire you to give it a try!

1. Make a list!! Start a list of items you don't need now but need eventually. Right now my list reads something like this....white tiles (for craft project), shower curtain (must be new!!), yarn, note cards, muffin tin in a cool shape (for craft project), craft paper.

2. Go often! Things are constantly changing at thrift stores so be sure to go as often as you can. I try to go on Saturday mornings.

3. Know when they're having a sale. Our local Salvation Army has a 5 dollar bag sale most Saturdays. You can fill a shopping bag full of clothes and shoes for only 5 dollars. What a deal!

4. If it won't work for you-consign it! You might find something fabulous that's not your size or style but you  know that there's no way you can pass it up.  If you have a local consignment  shop then don't hesitate to buy the item and consign it. Use the extra money to do more thrifting ;-)

5. Take your time. There are so many random things in a thrift store that it might be overwhelming at first. Go when you have plenty of time and can peruse the aisles and search for all your treasures. (granted, if you have kids you might just have to scratch this one).


I've found a ton of great stuff over the years. Lots of fun clothes, WINE GLASSES (I refuse to allow any new wine glasses into my house. They always end up breaking!), books, organizing gadgets, furniture, baskets and lots more.
This is a mug from Sea Mart that I found. I dug up an old picture of my brother and I with the Sea Mart man and sent it to him for his birthday!

Oh, and the last tip...know when to say no!

Happy Thrifting!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Beat the Odds 5K & other rainy day adventures

It's been a wet couple of weeks here in Juneau. You'd think we'd be used to it after living in Ketchikan for so long but Adam and I are desperate for a sunny day! We've been making the most of this wet weather with indoor AND OUTDOOR adventures.
We've had LOTS of Rosco training sessions. He has mastered closing the door behind him after he comes in from outside and is learning how to fetch (this one has taken us years! He's great at running after the ball but forgets to bring it back to us!).
Dinner at Twisted Fish! What was supposed to be a double date with our friend Paul turned into 3 boys and myself. The night was still a success and we enjoyed great food and good conversation.
Rainy day walks on Douglas. Sometimes it's nice to just walk in the rain, breath in the misty air and surrender to the fact that you are going to get wet...perhaps even soaked.
Marathon Pit Boss watching sessions. Adam and I have been sucked into Animal Planet's show Pit Boss. I think we watched the entire first season yesterday...oops ;-)
We've both spent lots of time out at the school orgainizing, lesson planning and trying to stay caught up now that the kids are back!
The annual Beat the Odds 5K! I started running this 5K about 4 years ago after my friend Stephenie invited me to run it with her. It was my first 5K since my highschool cross country days and I was a little nervous. She ran with me the whole time and I was so happy to have actually finished it! We've tried to make it a tradition to run it every year and it's always fun to see so many Juneau women come out and support this great cause. This year we finished in UNDER 30 minutes!




MaryAnne, Me, Stephenie & Kris after the run. A little wet but full of smiles!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Spud and Spice Cake

I"ve been wanting to try this Spud and Spice cake recipe for a long time but NEVER have enough leftover mashed potatoes! We finally had a few left overs and I decided to give it a whirl for Wine Wednesday. The recipe calls for a cup of left over mashed potatoes and the rest is pretty much like a spice cake. After the spd and spice cake cools you're supposed to drizzle caramel over the top. I found an interesting caramel recipe on pinterest that I just had to try.
I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out but luckily, it was a success! Here's what you do.....
1. Fill your crock pot with water, turn in to low and drop a can of condensed milk in there.
2. Let it sit on low for 8 hours (rotate occassionally).
3. Let it cool and ENJOY!



Careful opening it! I had caramel all over my fridge and photos...


This is one recipe I will DEFINITELY make again!

Back to school!

Let the new school year begin! Here in Juneau teachers headed back to school yesterday and the kiddos will come on Tuesday. We've been enjoying our summer so much that it's hard to get motivated to go back to work. BUT, if we HAVE to work teaching is definitely the best job ever.
Once I got back into the school and started arranging my classroom I began to get excited about the year. Yes, there's always drama....drama with the kids...drama with the staff.... BUT, I know that overall, this will be a great year. Adam's excited about his incoming 5th graders (they're a BIG class but a really sweet bunch) and I'm excited about having an intern for the school year.
I hope all my teacher friends are ready to greet their little muchkins and help them explore the fascinating world of learning. Remember, whatever you have planned will NOT go as planned so just smile and pretend it's on the lesson plan ;-)


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tuesday Tip -Just say no!

Chapter 3 in Elisabeth Wilson's book Stress Proof Your Life discusses the need to SAY NO!!! Too much of our time is spent doing things we don't want to do but just can't say no to the person asking. Her tip, say "let me think about that and get back to you" whenever someone asks you to do something. That will give you time to think about whether or not you really want to/have time to do it. This is one tip I'm still working on!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Running in the rain...

August has been WET, WET, WET! Growing up in Ketchikan has made me pretty oblivious to a few showers but this weather is putting Ketchikan to shame. Even the nastiest weather wouldn't stop Stephenie and I from enjoying our early morning Monday run. We decided to check out the treadwell trail over on Douglas. It was pretty steep at the beginning but then leveled off into a really nice running trail.
View of downtown Juneau

Saturday, August 13, 2011

barefoot in the park

The sun came out on Saturday and Juneauites came out to play. I headed down to Cope Park to enjoy some live music and friend time. This August has been especially rainy so people were itching to get outside and see some sunshine!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Let the crafting begin!

After a long hiatus from the crafting world I'm finally starting to get back to it. I've unpacked all my crafting supplies and have been spending these rainy afternoons making jewelry and other goodies.
My latest project was a cork board made out of used wine corks. I was almost finished with it and then realized I wouldn't have enough corks! Luckily, my Stephie friend saved the day with her two giant gallon sized bags of corks! I finished the board last night and found some old photos, a few stickers we've collected from our travels and a couple love notes that just had to go up on the board.
I have a few cork projects that I want to do for the Christmas craft fair and a bath mat tutorial that I want to try for my bathroom (this one takes LOTS of corks so it might be a while!).
I miss the sun but sometimes it's nice to stay indoors and play!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tuesday Tip - Find an hour a day to play!



I've been reading a book titled Stress Proof your Life (52 Brilliant Ideas) by Elisabeth Wilson. Here is brilliant idea number duo!

Chapter Two - Find an hour a day to play
Wilson asks the reader to imagine you had an hour a day to do anything you want. What would you do? She points out that most things will break down into two categories.
1- The things you want to do because they're fun or enjoyable
2- The things you know you should do because the benefits are good for you.
It really is important to take time out for yourself. So often we make other people's needs a priority before our own. It might seem impossible to find an hour to do something you enjoy doing but it's sooooo necessary for both your emotional and physical health. If you truely can't find an hour to dedicate to yourself then Wilson suggests you make a list of EVERYTHING you're expected to do in the next week then identify the things that can be delegated to someone else. All too often we think we're the only ones who can do these tasks when in reality they can be done by someone else.

"People who spend at least a bit of their time doing the stuff that they want to do tend to feel that they're in control, and that's majorly de-stressing."

Monday, August 8, 2011

Danielle's super-fun-but-way-too-quick weekend visit

My friend Danielle came to visit this weekend and we had a great time. I love showing my beautiful town to visitors (this was her 3rd time to Juneau but still....). The weather decided to cooperate with us this weekend and the rain held off and the sun even came out on Sunday. It was beautiful.
Saturday I took her downtown and we played tourists for the day. We got coffee at my favorite downtown coffee shop, Paradise Cafe, went to my favorite downtown store, Trove and admired the artwork in all the cute little art galleries.
Later that day I took her out to Auke Bay and we walked the docks and picked out our dream boats, I mean Yachts ;-)
 No Juneau trip would be complete without a trip to the Island Pub for pizza and salmon spread and of course, a walk on Sandy beach. Danielle's trip was way too quick but lots of fun!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

It's gonna be a good weekend!

As I was drinking my coffee and checking the news (ok, and facebook too) this morning my phone chimed with a new text. It was from my sweet friend Danielle whose wedding I officiated exactly two years ago tomorrow. Her text made my morning and I've been walking around with a smile on my face all day! 


It's pouring down rain here but I know we'll still have a great time. I have lots of fun stuff planned for us and you know I'll be sure to blog it all so I can have a virtual memory of our weekend. Stay tuned ;-)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tuesday's Tip -Let's get positive!


So, I've had my nose stuck in my Kindle for the last few days and have downloaded a ton of free books. One of the books I downloaded is titled Stress proof your life (52 brilliant ideas) by Elizabeth Wilson. Though I have to say my life is rarely as stressful as some people's I figured this would be a good book to take a peek at. After all, who can't use a little stress-proofing now and then??
I thought it would be fun to do a weekly blog post about one of the "brilliant ideas" from Wilson's book. My goal is that each week I'll read a chapter and blog about it.

Chapter one- Let's get positive!
What a great way to start this book! Wilson asks the reader to look at stress in a different light. Some stress is good! It keeps you motivated and ready to take action. She also asks the reader to look at the things that are causing stress and think about what life would be like if you couldn't do them. Stressed because you have to take your kids to their weekly soccer games? Soon they'll be old enough to drive themselves and might not even want you there. Don't look at it as a chore but rather as something you GET to do. Obviously, not all stress can be erradicated with a simple attitude change but I think it's a great start!


"Nothing in your life will change unless you take action"

Monday, August 1, 2011

Douglas Island Half Marathon

Last weekend I checked off another "must do" from my bucket list - Running a half-marathon. I have been running a lot this summer but haven't really followed any "training" techniques so I was a little worried about how I'd do on race day. I knew I could finish. Heck, if nothing else I could walk the 13 miles (I just walked a  full marathon a few months ago so this would be nothing!) but I really wanted to run it.
Luckily, I had two great running partners who kept me entertained, encouraged and motivated for the entire run.
Here are our before and after pictures ;-) I have to say, we look waaaayyy more excited afterwards!



Our time was 2 hours and 20 minutes and we still have smiles on our face. I'd say it was a success!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

slowing down....

That's been my focus this week.
I've been trying to slow down and....
....enjoy the weather, whether it's rainy or sunny.
....have simple and pointless conversations with my loved ones.
....enjoy the scenery along the drive.
....taste the coconut in my morning coffee.
....take time to do the things I enjoy.
....be ok with running a few minutes late.
....cut myself off from facebook so I can write a good ol' fashion card.
....think of ways to make someone else's day.

Soon we'll be back at work and life will be busy once again. Until then, I'm slowing down and enjoying these lazy days.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sunday morning Yoga and other Tenakee Adventures

My friend Stephenie and I decided to head over to Tenakee for the weekend. It's about a 6 hour ferry ride from Juneau but feels like it's a million miles away. It was a girls weekend that was full of relaxation! We had an amazing dinner with friends, soaked in the hotsprings as much as possible,  perused the farmer's market, spiked our coffee and enjoyed every minute of being away.
I was feeling bad about having to skip my Sunday morning yoga class so we decided to take our yoga outside. It was the perfect way to start our lazy Sunday.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

A day of rest

Yoga, steam room, books, movies and coffee. Some days you just need to relax. Peace.....

Saturday, July 2, 2011

So far So good...

So far the summer has held great things.
Bonfires with friends and a view of the glacier....

Fishing from a kayak on calm smooth waters...

Sunshine and laughter.....

And bug hunting adventures....
Can't wait to see what July holds....