Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Friday, May 3, 2013
It's that time of year when everyone is ready for school to be out. The kids are ready for a break and I'm ready to sleep in and enjoy summer. With dance competitions, science fair projects, school finals, and construction... we are worn out. This past year we have made quite a few changes to our home. Aside from painting and putting in closets we have removed carpet, added cabinetry to my office, ripped out stair railing and replaced it with wrought iron, added lighting, and had the back yard landscaped (still not quite done). We still have a lengthy list of items to do in the next few years. It feels more like home every day.
August 9th, Duke joined our family. He is a sweetheart and we will miss him for 2 months while he attends a hunting course in Idaho. He will be ready to point, flush, and retrieve birds just in time for hunting season. We are hoping to make 3 trips to Idaho this year. Gavin will be baptized in July so working around that will be tricky. Other than a few trips north, we are hoping to take it easy this year.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Lately it feels like we are moving in super-sonic speed. This summer was a wet one which deterred many of our plans. We still manged to go camping, rent a paddle boat, and hit a few trails. If you are on FB, you probably already know all the details. If not, here is the readers digest version:
Moose, there are LOTS of moose in Alaska. This year we've seen quite a few black bear too.
This was our cabin... we could hear the wolves howl every night.
and the paddle boat on Otter Lake
If you go on the hike, beware of dogs with a bad attitude or you could get one of these...
That sucker lasted 3 weeks. Jon also had an "adventure" with the scouts. They canoed for almost a week
straight with nothing but their packs.
We celebrated a few birthday's, had several bbq's, stayed up late, ate too many smores, biked, hiked, and soaked up every spare minute of sunshine. Even though the summer felt short, we tried to make the most of it. Now the kids are in school and Jon and I will be soon. Bring on the fall!