Tuesday, October 20, 2009

October 17-19



The news around here is that we are all healthy! What a great feeling to be back to our regular life! The other news is that we now have an aquarium. We used to have one for several years, but the old one sprung a leak twice so I got rid of it. That was several years ago and I have been missing the peacefulness of having an aquarium. So we got it on Friday, got the water all ready and on Saturday we got a few neons to test the water. They did great. Yesterday we went back to the pet store and bought quite a few more fish including this angelfish and several more neons. The bad new? The angelfish has eaten 5 of the neons! We have names him Jaws!
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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Oct 16


The Russian Orthodox church is just completing a new building. They just recently put the crosses up on the top of the steeples and this is the view from my duaghter's bedroom. The sunshime reflects so beautifully on the nice days!
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Thursday, October 15, 2009

October 14




Home on Wednesday. Josi's temp stayed down most of the day and then headed back up around 2:00. So the blurry thermometer to remind me of why we can't go back to school yet. Her Aunt brought her jello cut out in the letters-Get Well Soon Josi, and Cadi is learning how to add multiple numbers on the abacus. Sure takes a lot of thought. I remember watching people use an abacus in China and thinking what a mystery they were. Beginning to figure it out myself!
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Still at home today with sick child number two, but one of the benefits was that after the fog cleared and the sun came out I spotted a bunch of spider webs on my back porch.

3 options...

What can I say. Life just took over and I haven't kept up with the blog or with taking a picture daily. I guess I have 3 options. I can just quit, I can try to catch up, I can start out fresh today. The first one doesn't seem that great a choice to me, so I guess I will try to go with the 3rd option and catch you up a little with what's been going on. I've spent 6 of the last 9 days home with sick kids. This morning Josi's fever, which got over 104 degrees yesterday, seems to have broken. She is sleeping peacefully this morning. We did get to go to Anchorage a few weeks ago and see the Lion King. Most of the pictures are from our trip. Anchorage always gets more fall than we do. The cat and flower are at my friend, Maxine's house. She always lets us stay at her house when we go to Anchorage. She is a huge blessing in our lives! The other exciting news is we got a new t.v! Let's hear it for the PFD check! Oh one more picture. I made the wall hanging from material that MAxine gave me. Isn't it cute?

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Day 263 Sept 20





I actually took these yesterday, but hey it's my blog I can do what I want. We took a long walk along the sand dunes along the river and then headed to a little pond. These are about a fallish as our colors get, but I think it's beautiful right now.
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Day 262 Sept 19


It was a beautiful day and we headed out the road. Ran into these along one river bank and decided it was best to turn around and head to the car...
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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Day 261 Sept 18


You get an old picture. I didn't get one taken last night. Halloween 2002
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Day 260 Sept 17


Celmantine is a little shy, but we know have a newt living in our house...
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Day 259 Sept 16


Just playing on the computer.
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playing around




with different lighting in the layers section of PE5. Which one do you like best?
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Day 258 Sept 15


This is a snow cave that is up on one of our mountains. Love how the waterfall is coming out of it. I don't think this snow will be completely gone before we get our first snowfall. Fall is really upon us.
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Day 257 Sept 14


This was the sunrise that greeted us Monday morning! Not so hard to get up and face the day when God paints a picture that's this fantastic!
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Day 256 Sept 13


Sunday was a cold rainy day. It was a great day for homemade soup and cornbread with salmonberry jelly...
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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Day 255 Sept 12


Found out one of my friend's granddaughter has the swine flu. Talked to her mom on Facebook and she said she has learned a lot in the last couple of days. I went to the store and got a lot more disintfecting wipes and we are practicing wiping down all surfaces we touch daily. The kids were like they were on a scavenger hunt yesterday thinking all all the things we touch. remotes, phones, door knobs, wii games, keyboards, banisters...I figure if we spend 5 minutes in the morning and in the evening wiping things down it has to help. Just wish I could wipe the entire school down every day too.
No weapon formed against you shall prosper Isaiah 54:17
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Day 254 Sept 11


We had family game night on Friday. Threw a couple pizzas in the oven and our aunt and uncle and one of Cadi's great friends came over for the evening. Was played, Clue, Aggrevation, Pit and Spoons. At one point Cadi's friend was being so hillarious we almost wet our pants laughing so hard. We need to do this more often. It's good to wet your pants laughing!
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