Thursday, April 28, 2011

think we found our new favorite spot

 Awww, sunny days are lovely! The kids were so energetic today but Adam and I were feeling the same way. We were just ITCHING to get outside and play.
After school we ran home to grab the doggy then headed out to the glacier for a walk around the lake. It was warm and sunny and we both agreed that we could have stayed there all evening.
Rosco ran around smelling dirt and actually got his paws wet jumping through the streams ( he is sooooo NOT a water dog). I think it's safe to say that a great time was had by all.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Along the way....

Today Molly and I did our 10 mile walk today. The weather has been nasty lately so it was such a great suprise to wake up to blue skies and sunshine!
We started out at my house and walked to my favorite coffee hut, The Grind. It was goregous and along the way we saw the first signs of summer - SKUNK CABBAGE and FLOWERS!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

running, running, running

I bought my first pair of running tights! I needed to start buying the clothes I'd wear for the marathon so that I could wear them in so to speak. I wasn't sure how I'd like them and was happy to discover that they are sooooo comfortable. I just want to live in them! Oddly enough, I'm starting to look forward to running just so I can wear my tights ;-)
I have a fun idea for my Sunday post and can't wait to share it. Happy Wednesday!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Another piece of history....

Dad sent me a few more old pictures the other day. This one is of my great grandfather, Leslie Breaker Atterbury. He's the man on the top left leaning on the plane. He was in the Army Air Corp in WWI and WWII.
I don't know anything about the other people in the photo. I wonder a lot about the women who are photographed with the group. I wonder what their roles were in the war since this was a time when women were pretty much expected to stay at home and raise their babies.
I have a few more photos and will post them soon.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Testing testing testing!

What a week it's been! This week was SBA testing for the 3rd-5th graders in Juneau. As the testing coordinator my life at work always gets a little crazy the week before, of and after testing.  Things went fairly smooth this year and two of the teachers said I was the most relaxed test coordinator they'd ever dealt with (REALLY??? I guess I put on a good show!).
The kids all took their tests this week and it was an exciting time at MRCS. We fed the kids breakfast, gave out prizes to hard workers and decorated the school with lots of encouraging messages.
Monday and Tuesday will be spent packing up the tests and getting signed off by the District Test Coordinator. Once I get the final signature there will be a HUGE weight lifted! I already have a massage scheduled for Saturday afternoon and Adam and I have a dinner date planned for that evening. AAAHHHH, I can't wait!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

"looking at her flowers"

My dad e-mailed me this picture today. He does a lot of research about our ancestory and came across it while on his historical quest. I love looking at an old photo and wondering what story it would tell if it could speak. Why did someone choose to capture this particular moment over another?
I've always been a photo-lover but it's only recently that I've learned how valuable those photos are. Sometimes they're they only things that can bring us back to moments that we want to re-live and cherish forever.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

pirates, surfers and sailors...OH MY!

As most of you know I celebrated my 30th birthday back in February. Adam really wanted to throw me a suprise party at DIPAC but the "planner" in me made that impossible since I had the same idea (the party at DIPAC part-not the suprise party part). So, with the help of my sweet friend Molly we came up with a great theme and got the ball rolling.
 DIPAC is our local aquarium that is primarily for the tourists but they do rent out the space for private parties. It's gorgeous and everyone has fun looking at the fish and sea life. It went perfectly with the BON VOYAGE theme as well! Unfortunately, we had to reschedule the party from February until this weekend due to some heating problems but it was well worth the wait. The theme was "Bon Voyage 20s" and costumes were strongly encouraged ;-) People came as pirates, sea creatures, sailers, captains, cruiseship passengers and surfers. I ordered about 30 sailor hats so people could decorate them if they wanted. Molly brought fabric paint and cute stickers so people could get creative!
 People were so creative with their costumes and even Adam dressed up! He was a hippy pirate wearing a hawaiian shirt ;-)

I decided to be a captain and was thrilled to see my friend Amy shares my fabulous taste in clothing ;-)
There was a ton of great food, good conversation and of course a little booty shakin' ;-)

I had a wonderful time and hope all my friends did too. Thanks guys! XOXOXO