Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Here it comes

Well. I'm going to be having knee surgery on the 16th of this month. I have a bone chip floating around in there. It will be nice to get it out of there so that I can walk around without limping. I have also decided to join the Sketchbook Challenge. It's been a while since I've painted. So I'm hoping that this will inspire me to do more. I haven't really decided whether I want to use a traditional sketchbook or do an altered book so I am kind of doing both right now.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Trying to get back in the habit.....

So, I'm really looking forward to summer right about now. I still like Alaska, but I definitely like the summer better than the winter. The first snow was great. Loved having a winter Christmas. But now the holidays are past and I want the sun!

I am planning to go back to Arizona to visit in June. My niece Isabella is graduating from high school and my mom will be coming into town from Arkansas.... so everyone that I want to see will be there at once. Many birds.... one stone.

Anyhow. Just got home from work and getting ready to go to bed. One more night and then 4 days off. Yea!!!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Maybe I'll blog more now

I got this Blogpress app for the iPhone Jason got me for Christmas. We'll see if this helps.... You never know!

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Getting Going Again

Well, I've been gone a long time, haven't I? We are enjoying our first real snow of the season up here in Alaska! Very pretty. I don't think that I'll have any problem getting into the holiday spirit this year.

Back in July Stephi and Ethen visited us here. We went down to Homer and Stephi and Jason went Halibut fishing while Henry, Ethen and I drove around and saw the sights. We also visited the Alaska Zoo and Portage Glacier while they were here.

In August Henry started the 6th grade and we are enjoying the better schools here in Alaska very much. I am seeing great improvements in Henry's Math and writing skills. We also started see a lot of moose in the yard in August and September. Fun, FUN!

Just last week Paul also came for a visit from Diego Garcia. We didn't go do a lot while he was here, but he seemed happy to just sleep in, play W.O.W. and eat some home cooking.

Jason and I are enjoying our new jobs at the Providence Alaska Medical Center. We are both making lots of new friends!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Settling In

It's starting to feel like home here. We have a beautiful neighborhood and our neighbors are really nice.

I got my Alaska drivers license last weekend. Cool. You'll notice that I edited my personal info out of the pic.... and my weight. Haha!

I am really liking my new job, even though there are a lot of things here that are different and some things that I think would be better if they changed....

I love looking at the native art up here.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Our first 2 weeks in Anchorage

We have finished our first 2 weeks at our new jobs and we are finally done with orientation. I'm sure it will take more time before we start feeling like were really comfortable in the hospital, but at least the boring part is over. The sunrises from the 5th floor hospital window is beautiful!

The weather has been very nice since we got here. Sunny and in the 60's! A very nice change from Phoenix, AZ. Talk to me again in the winter and I'll tell you if I still like it...

We've planted some flowers and veggies. Some of the stuff that we've planted I wouldn't have dreams of trying to grow in Phoenix.

We are enjoying taking hikes in the woods down by the park.

This past weekend we went to a cabin down on the Kenai River. Henry caught a nice trout and I enjoyed staying in the cabin and spinning and reading.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Finally in Anchorage and all moved in!

We spent 3 long days on the ferry from Bellingham,WA to Haines, AK. The scenery was beautiful, but the cabin was small and the food was not great.

We were so happy to reach Haines on May 4th and start driving again! The passage into Canada was interesting. The Canadian customs officer tossed the car in front of us (looked like he found some interesting green loose "tea" in a zip lock baggy. We got through without any problem.

We were very happy to cross back into Alaska. Lots of beautiful things to see!

We spent the night of May 4th in a sweet little bed and breakfast called A Mooseberry Inn. We awoke the next morning to the smell of fresh brewed coffee and waffles stuffed with fresh mixed berries!

The afternoon of the 5th we arrived in Anchorage and picked up our mail, new cell phones and the keys to the house. Since our shipment arrive before we did, we set up delivery of my car for the 6th and the delivery of our furniture for the 7th. Here are pictures of our new home and of the homes around us.

Today is May 9th and we are starting to feel settled in. Henry had his first day of school yesterday and this afternoon we went down to Portage Glacier. Henry had a blast tip toeing out on the bits of ice. He did eventually have one of his feet drop off into the very cold water.