Thursday, July 30, 2009


We are smokey here in the Interior of Alaska....we have been home for a week and it hasn't been too bad until today. The smoke is hanging low and heavy today but at least the sky isn't orange/brown yet.


I don't know when I will post more pics of our trip to the lower 48 (probably next week). We will be busy with family activities this weekend. I feel a little fishing happening on Saturday!!!



May the Lord find us faithful.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Our travels---Part One

We left Alaska on July 6th.  Getting us all packed was quite a chore but we made it and we all loaded up on the big jet plane.

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We arrived and enjoyed some cooler than normal temperatures.



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I love this picture of my sleeping boys.

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Our first few days were spent playing and enjoying grandparents.

Blessing #1 and Nana playing toss across.

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Visiting Lincoln Museum, I think this is only my second time there.

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Pa-Pa and Baby Blessing (taking a nap) at Webb's Country Cookin in Cumberland Gap, TN.

I need to get some of Pa-Pa's pictures, she took some good ones. Loretta forever!!!

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A really good picture of my Mom and I.

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The Rae's

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I thought I could get the whole trip in one post but that isn't going to happen. Part 2 to come. So far this is only the first two days!!!


May the Lord find us faithful.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Here and there

We are enjoying some vacation time, a full update will be coming soon........


May the Lord find us faithful.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

July is busy

We have two birthdays in our home in July. The first one was Thursday and Blessing #2 turned nine. She has always liked ladybugs and requested a ladybug cake this year. I tried fondant for the first time. I loved using it. I am not a cake decorator nor do I pretend to be one but we enjoy making our own birthday cakes and I think that before my girl blessings get too much older they will be old pros at decorating cakes.

The finished cake the night before her birthday

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Closer look at the cake (professionals, look away!)

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Not a great pic, but she wanted a scooter  and got one. She rides it inside, we let her, we are cool that way!

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She wanted to go ice skating, it was about 75 degrees, we went ice skating, everyone skated!

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After skating, we had lunch at the Cookie Jar.

For dinner we had halibut and a couple of special people over for dinner.

Then, we had cake and ice cream after the birthday girl blew out the candle.

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Friday was about 85 degrees! Her is blessing #4 after trying a little water.

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Then there is 4th of July a couple of days later, it was a low key day since we are preparing for a trip. I packed and did laundry today. Husband worked in the yard, mowing and cleaning up in general. We did take time out of our day to go watch the parade in North Pole. One parade participant asked us how old our baby was ( he was obviously taking a baby age survey) and then told us that our baby was the youngest baby so far that was attending the parade. Funny!

Waiting for the parade to begin. This boy needs  a bigger chair he has grown too much.

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Oh, these two are so precious to me.

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More preciousness!!!


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Couldn't be a parade in North Pole without the town mascot.

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Some of what we saw, remember, this is a very small town!!!

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This one was my personal favorite and new to us this year!!!

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Wait until you see where Blessing #1 is spending his birthday!!!



May the Lord find us faithful.