Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
We spent a lot of time at the ball field today. It was the last day of the season so there was a barbeque with the typical Cordova spread of food! Then later in the day we went on a picnic with family and friends. The company was great, but the bugs were horrid! I didn't take too many pictures, because I was too busy swatting mosquitos! Anyway here's one of our campfire.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Yesterday we ended up going out the road again to One Eyed Pomd. Ended up running into some friends who graciously shared their innertubes, kyaks, food and friendship! We had an awesome time although I don't know how the kids stayed in the water as long as they did. I don't think it was above 55 degrees and the glacial feed streams, ponds, and lankes never get very warm. Although I remember swimming and playing in the same water when I was a kid and having great fun!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Three very Alaskan photos for you today. We headed "out the road" this morning because it wasn't raining! I got the one eagle flying high in the sky at Alaganik slough. There were a bunch of eagles out there fishing. Then the second eagle I caught in town. Notice the crow or raven chasing it? There were a bunch after this guy because he had a salmon or something in his talons. The last picture is of the stern of the Northwestern from "The Deadliest Catch" It's in Cordova this summer tendering for the seining season. Thought some of you fans would like to know where she is when it's not time for crabbing.
What a screwy day of weather! It didn't get over 50 degrees all day and the weather changed about every 5 minutes! We did manage to get a walk in after dinner and then the skies finally cleared a little for the rest of the evening. I got a couple flower pictures and then stayed awake as long as I could. The picture of Mt. Eyak was taken at 11:30 pm. We didn't do anything for Summer Solstice this year because it was so stormy so this is a close as I will get to a solstice picture this year...
Monday, June 22, 2009
What a cold dreary day. It began far too early with the dog insisting on going out at 4:00 am and then again at 5:00 am. I left him out the second time and when I woke up at 6:30 he had managed to wrap himself around the trampoline so I was out in the wind and the rain in my jammas and slippers trying to get him loose! Anyone want a dog?
Anyway the girls had softball practice at the rec center and then when they came home we started in on some unfinished projects. We got Josi's quilt finished. She even managed to tie part of it before she poked herself with the needle. So I finished it while she vacuumed and folded clothes! Cadi worked on finishing a pot she started painting at the library summer program. I thought they both did a fantastic job on their respective projects. Now the house has been tidied up a bit and they are both snuggled up under Josi's quilt watching "The Most Extreme'. Maybe we will play a board game or something tonight...
The girls and I went to a wedding on Saturday and Josi took my camera and started snapping pictures. She got a few of me that i actually don't hate! The quality of a few of them wasn't great, but I took bits and pieces and scrapped this LO.
AKennedy-Handcut template no1-5
Paper and elements-Vinnie Pierce
Wishes and Dreams
Pieces of ME
Thursday, June 18, 2009
When we were in Anchorage, my friend, MAxine, gave Josi a lot of flannel scraps. I cut out squares for her and she has bussily been sewing yesterday and today to complet a quilt top. This first picture shows about half of the top sewn and the other shows her back at sewing first thing this morning when she woke up! The fabric store isn't open today so we will go tomorrow sho she can select a back for her quilt and then we will put it together and tie it. She has really shown an interest and a very long attention span to this project. I might have a seamstress in the house. Of course this means I have to pretend like I enjoy sewing!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Are you tired of trampoline pictures? Hope not because this is all we've been doing. That and scrapbooking. I have finally started to scrap again. I got 5 pages done today! Posting the one that goew with Cadi's jumping picture and will post the other jumping page too.
Monday, June 15, 2009
We got the swingset down and the trampoline down! That was a big job and I still need to figure out how I'm going to anchor it down, but the kids are having a blast on it! I'm so thankful for Uncle Bud and Aunt Wanda. I couldn't have done it without them!
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Doctor appointments for Cadi and I this morning and then softball this afternoon. Both of them are improving their skills each time they play. I started putting the trampoline together, but have to get the swingset and a climing structure out of the yard before we have the room to put up the trampoline.
One more birthday party picture of Josi blowing out the candles with her friends. It ended up that only one girl spent the entire night. So breakfast won't be a very big deal!
The big news it that the trampoline I bought while I was in Anchorage arrived yesterday afternoon. Now the big chore of putting it all together!
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
June 10th is Josi's birthday! When we woke up we packed up the car. That's always a big chore, but now that the girls are older it's so much easier with their help! We went out to birthday breakfast at Denny's (her choice), then did the rest of the Costco shopping. Filled up the huge cooler with all the frozen stuff to get us through the next several months. Then we headed out of Anchorage. It was another beautiful day and the drive to Whittier was wonderful. Made me think several times of the white knuckle trip we made in January! We stopped in Girdwood for a fill up of cheaper gas and an ice cream cone. No birthday cake, but at least she got icecream. We made it to the tunnel in plenty of time and got to sun ourselves for awhile while we waited for the tunnel to open. Once we were through the tunnel we stood outside and talked with friends while we waited for the ferry to dock and unload. Once on the Chenega we made the fast trip across the sound. 3 hours and 15 minutes as opposed to the 12 hour trip on Friday. I love the fast ferry! The pictures today are of the Alaskan flag blowing in the wind at the Whittier harbor. my 9 year old daughter, and her favorite stuffed animal, Sabrina looking out the window of the ferry.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
No wildlife shot today. This is my friend's kitten. My friend has a long arm quilting machine in her garage and she spends quite a bit of time out there quilting. Her kitten has found this new perch so she can be out there with her. Thought the potted kitten was pretty sweet.