Thursday, April 30, 2009
With all the talk about swine flu the hand sanitizer is becoming a way of life at school and at home. It's a little scary since we get such a big influx of people to Cordova during this time of the year. Cannery workers and fishermen come from all over the world to our little town. Prayer and hand sanitizer...
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Two pictures for today. First of all, we have no fast food places in Cordova. This is as close as we get and it is only open during the spring and summer months. During April Baja Taco opens for about 4 hours a day, but this week it is now open at dinnertime too. We went and had dinner tonight after Josi had her second chickenpox shot. It's always like summer has finally arrived when we can go get something from Bajo Taco after school! It was really nice again today although a little colder than yesterday.
The other picture is of one of the gillnetters waiting to go into the water. Gillnet season opens mid May so now is the time that the population of town increases dramatically and everyone is in a hurry to get ready for fishing. Love this time of the year!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
I got my new camera strap today! I first saw one on Petra's blog and decided I wanted to get one. I got it here http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6751142 and the shipping was free and fast!
There are a lot of different choices of fabrics and it is well made. Seems comfortable enough to wear too.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
It's finally nice enough that the girls and I have been going on a bike ride everyday for the last 4 days. Josi is confident enough now that we are out in the little bit of traffic we get here. Today it was pretty windy and cold, but we went for a couple miles before calling it good. This picture shows you why I love my bike so much! Absolutely no pain!
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Nothing pretty or lovely today, but when I drove past this I knew it had to be the picture of the day. All during the winter the snow plows push the snow over the edge of the hill across from our school and during the winter a mountain of snow forms. This is what is left of the mountain of snow. It has decreased some, but this is what's left that has to melt before I can offically say we are into summer. All of this is snow and dirt and anything else that may have gotten plowed up during the winter. It is not a pretty sight, just part of "break-up" in Alaska!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I took the mountain picture early this morning for the Earth mosaic project. Tonight I took pictures while Cadi was writing a letter to her newly found friend Katie who she met on our China trip. I think there is a long-term friendship forming between the two girls who were adopted on the same day.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
It seems like it happened almost overnight. It is Spring! No going back! PLEASE! Today it was in the 50's and even though there is still snow on the ground it is rapidly losing the battle. Josi was outside this afternoon on the swingset and let me get a few shots.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
A very lazy, but productive day around out house today. Josi woke up with a fever so we didn't go to church. Neither of the girls got out of their pajamas all day. Cadi started working on her Civil war mobile project at around 7:30 and worked almost all day on it. I got involved during the actual construction of it. She probably put in close to 8 hours on it today, but it's finished! Have to wait and see in the morning how Josi's feeling...
Saturday, April 18, 2009
I didn't get a chance to post last night, but I did take a picture. As I was getting the classroom ready for the day, Cadi noticed some crows outside the window. They were gathering grass for a nest so I decided I could finally take some pictures of signs of spring!
Today I took Cadi and some of her friends "out the road" to a birthday party another girl was having at the Coast Guard barracks for the helicopter base. It was such a nice day Josi and I drove a little farther out. I tried to get some puzzy willows, but I didn't have the right camera with my big lens. So here are the pussy willos and another mountain shot. Notice the snow is finally going away!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Well the kids had already gone to bed tonight and thine I started looking around for something to photograph. Since they were both reading I decided to go take pictures of them nightly bedtime routine. Josi let me snap quite a few before she finally game me the hand! Cadi just pretty much ignored me as I snapped away! Goodnight my sweet girls.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
I have finally joined this century and I bought myself an Ipod. Haven't managed to get too much on it yet, but I'm thinking this is going to be a good thing if I can get rid of a lot of the CDs cluttering up my living room! I thought about being conservative and getting a black or silver one, but I love this green color and after a long winter of white and grey, I need some green!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
I just had to do more than 1 photo today. We got up before 6:00 so we could head out the road for the sunrise service. It's something I have done for over 15 years now and it is one of Cadi's favorite services of the year. We meet at the Forest Service Gazebo that is 12 miles out of town. This morning it was snowing heavily as we drove out, but there were probably about 40 people there. Some years as the sun comes up the geese start honking. There were no sounds from nature today. This year it was just a heavy snowstorm and the only sound came from our singing songs of praise. I know in many places people wear new hats and dresses and pretty shoes for easter services. Here we bundle up and wear our functional hats and boots to keep warm and dry. I don't think God sees our manner of dress. He sees our hearts and our desire to worship him. Later we put on the pretty dresses for Sunday school and our 11 o'clock service, but that is not my favorite service either on Easter. I love the quietness of the morning, the greeting the new day, and being able to think about what it was like for those who went to Christ's tomb and found that He was no longer there. He Is Risen!
Saturday, April 11, 2009
We got the Easter eggs colored this morning before Cadi had to go to the G.S. bakesale. It's fun to just turn them loose with the dying responsibilities. I remember when the counter used to be covered with stains and the eggs were pretty much all broken by the time we got finished! Now they are really into experimenting with color.
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Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Tis the season to blow up Peeps in the microwave. Either you get it or you don't get it. I get it. I blow up peeps in the microwave. Josi even said the other day whe I bought this box. "Hey, those are the things you blow up in the microwave!" I know I am probably scarring my children for life. Sorry. Happy Easter! Happy Peeps!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
This might seem like another mountain picture, but it's not. This is the shot out my dining room window and I took it at 9:00 pm tonight to show you just how much light we are getting now. It always seems like once April hits the daylight hours multiply so quickly! We had another great day today with warmth to the sun. Hate to say it, but if it would rain hard for 4 days we would get rid of the snow!