Monday, June 1, 2015

Hello June~

Hello June,
Hello...we summer!

Time to sit and watch the world from the deck

Marvel at the visitors that come

and go.

Watch the colors shooting up

and popping out

a little more each day.

Enjoy the flash of rainbow in all we see.


The new views to appreciate

and tiny details of the season.....

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Another Season in the Books~

It has been another year

and another season

of city basketball.

The Pilot Man and his team

made it to the second game in the City League Tournament

where they won by two.

Game Three was lost by six.

That makes one more season in the books

and Iditarod ball to look forward to.....

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Water-Based in Juneau~

This year we had three swimmers 
qualify for the 
Alaska Age Group Championships
in Juneau, Alaska!

To get there we flew to Anchorage,
then on down to southeast Alaska.

While the kids were swimming

We could all see the mountain out the window.

So, when we had time, we headed up to 
Mendenhall Glacier

and Nugget Falls.

I was happy to get out to see it from three sides..
on three trips!

Each time the fog and weather conditions
were a little different.

On Sunday the girls and I hiked around to the falls.

It was an icy trail, 
but a nice little trek.

The glacier ice is really blue.

Because of the warm temperatures, 
the snow was melted off of the sandy beach
at the base of the falls.

We were able to be barefooted and without jackets!

We followed the ice path around to the right, 
shown below,
to get the falls.

It is such a beautiful area.....

Monday, February 9, 2015

And The New Year is Blowing By~

I hope things are going well for you.

This year is blowing by at a speed that takes my breath away.

I flip-flop between thinking that speed is a blessing,
or not,
depending on the day!

What is your feeling today?
Do you wish time would slow down?

January has come and gone.
Much of ours had temperatures below zero.
But, this week I am grateful for those temps since our freezer died.
Mother Nature is doing a fantastic job of keeping everything cold
in boxes on the deck.

Now our long, sunny days are back.
The Pilot Man and I both noticed that this week
we could drive home in the light
after work!!

Love, LoVe those kind of days (big heart!)

2015 is going to be an adventurous year.
I think Alaska Airlines is going to become a close friend.
We are looking forward to seeing some new places, familiar faces
and, if we are lucky, 
a few new ones, too!

But today we are home,
the sun is shining,
and the fire is burning.

So, if you have any control over that "pause" button,
could you push it?


Monday, January 5, 2015

And Another One Begins~

Happy 2015 to from our home to yours!!

I hope you look forward to the days ahead,
and have a few plans
up your sleeve!


Friday, November 28, 2014

Friendly Football Fun - (Mostly)~

Football is part of many
Thanksgiving weekends.

But, when this family gets together, 
they really play
rather than just watch.

And, anyone who wants to play
iS included.

The Engineering Son looks way too excited
to be tackling his wife,
doesn't he? 

There are some real interesting
game faces!

A few childhood issues may still be working 
themselves out...

But, everyone is into the game.

Most of it is played for fun

all the way to the fence,

and back out of the corner...

The future players are always
working their game as well.

In the end,
everyone is a winner..

especially those with a hot tub, ice pack and advil.....