Thursday, March 31, 2011

Happy Spring!

Well, it felt like spring for a little while. We had our first fire of the season and it was fantastic. I feel like it's been a long, dark winter and so many of us are ready for spring.
Tomorrow is first Friday and I'm excited about heading downtown for drinks and shopping! Happy spring time friends!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Marvelous Monday, Terrific Tuesday, Wonderful Wednesday & I really don't want this to end....

SUNDAY ALREADY! UGH!!!! One week is way too short! I'm just starting to enjoy this nice little break. I've been a bad blogger but this week has been full of....
*Walks with my  hubby, friends, and two little monster boys ;-)
*Lots of reading
*Coffee and Kahlua
*Thrifting and antiquing with the hubby (the Juneau version isn't as exciting as it was down south but we still had a great time)
*Sunny runs along Twin Lakes
*Waffle House adventures
*Meeting our friends' adoptive son from China (he's super adorable!)
*Games of Catan with the boys
*Wine Wednesday with the ladies
*A massage
*Dinner with friends

What a great Spring Break we had! Lots of fun and NO ALARM CLOCK! I love it and can't wait till summer ;-)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Spring Break 2011 * Tenakee Trip * Day 3

It's always such a bummer to say goodbye to Tenakee. We woke up this morning to a beautiful spring day. We ate a great breakfast and headed down to the hotsprings for our last bath.
 Our ferry came in around 4 and although it was full of people from Angoon we managed to find a nice spot in the solarium.
 We soaked up the sunshine, curled up in our sleeping bags and read or slept for the few hours we were on our "cruise".
 As we came into Juneau we saw the full moon come out over the mountains and it was a beautiful sight to see. What a great way to end the perfect little get-away weekend. Thanks Stephie & Marissa ;-)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Break 2011 * Tenakee Trip * Day 2

Day number two in Tenakee and we have been having a great time. We woke up this morning and had banana coconut pancakes and sausage. It was a little foggy this morning so we decided to head down to the hotsprings before our hike.

After a long soak in the tub and a quick lunch the fog had lifted, the sun was out and we decided to head out for a hike.

 It was a beautiful hike and we found lots of interesting things along the way. After resting for a bit we headed down the road to visit Wally and his palapa bar. They welcomed us with drinks and a ton of food. It was my night to cook but we were stuffed by the time we went back home.

Back at home we ended the evening with a game of Apples to Apples, pomagranite margaritas and a movie. Ahhhhh, perfect day number 2 in Tenakee.

Spring Break 2011 *Tenakee Trip* Day 1

What a beautiful day for a ferry ride! Marissa, Stephenie and I took the early morning ferry to Tenakee for the weekend.
It was a beautiful day in Tenakee when we arrived around noon. We put on a pot of coffee, shoveled the deck and got ready to head to the hotsprings while it was still women's hours.

That evening we enjoyed an amazing dinner of smoked salmon alfredo, cheese bread, a salad and lambic.

After watching the sunset we settled in for a few movies and a good night sleep.
What a wonderful first day in Tenakee!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

A little of this and a little of that...

Once again the week flew by. I always have these great intentions of blogging throughout the week but never manage to do it. I'm not sure where the time is going but it sure is flying by quickly.

Remember my post about finding out we'd had 1500 dollars worth of unathorized charges taken from our paypal account? Well, yesterday the money was returned to our account! What a relief it was to see that money back in there. I love paypal right now! They made it super easy for us to dispute the charges, took 7 days to investigate the charges and then returned the money to our account. Thank you, Paypal!!!

I finally downloaded the iphone app Words with Friends (basically scrabble) and have been playing it with a couple of my friends. Last night Adam and I played together and it was so fun (even though he beat me by a ton!!!). I love the fact that I can play a "board game" with my friends who live all over the U.S.

I've been keeping up with the iditarod this year since one of our local Ketchikanites, Angie Taggard, is in the race. She's currently at 47th place and taking her 24 hour rest. Hopefully, after her rest she'll be able to cruise right past all the other mushers. Go Angie!!!

Oh, and remember when I mentioned that there was some exciting baby news? Well, since she finally posted it on Facebook I figure it's ok for me to talk and blog about it now. My brother and sister-in-law are expecting baby number two! Congrats Josh and Erin!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Marvelous Monday....

It's a little late but yesterday was a marvelous Monday. The workday was pretty mellow so that's always nice. I had a great workout and we enjoyed dinner with some awesome people. The people at Papa Murphy's also helped make my Monday pretty marvelous and I have to share this story with you guys.

Before you can fully appreciate the story you need to know two things. First, Papa Murphy's calls out your name and very loudly yells, "Pizza for __________ 1, 2, 3!!!" as the rest of the staff choruses it just as loudly. Second, the last time Adam and I went to Papa Murphy's I told them his name when I placed my order. I did this because I get really tired of hearing people butcher my name or having to repeat myself 2 or 3 times before they understand that I am saying TRistan rather than KRistan.

Anyways, this time Adam ordered and gave them MY name instead of his. We laughed about it and I called him a jerk. When our pizza order was ready the guy yelled, "pizza for JUSTIN 1, 2, 3!!!!" which was chorused by "Pizza for JUSTIN!!!". As we were leaving we heard the young lady who had taken our order say "no, it's TRISTAN!!!" and the rest of the staff say ", pizza for Tristan 1,2,3????!!!!" By that time we had already walked out the doors and found this to be the most hilarious thing we'd experienced in a long, long time.

Thank you Papa Murphy's for the giggle and the yummy pizza too.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

A beautiful weekend....

It was a beautiful weekend and I spent it relaxing and being quite lazy. A drink with Molly, a massage, a good book, a few good movies, delicious food, swimming and a walk along Sandy beach with Stephenie and Marissa was exactly what I needed this weekend.
I'd read an article about a UAS student who made log wind chimes and hung them along the driftwood at Sandy beach. We walked down there to see if we could hear the chimes but unfortunately the tide was too high. It seemed like a cool project and would be worth heading back there on a windy day.
The countdown is on for Spring break! I'll be heading to Tenakee for a few days and am looking forward to spending time with friends and soaking in the hotsprings.
Happy Sunday!