In July my mom and sister made the long haul to visit us (airplane, ferry, ferry). And I'm so glad they did! On the 2nd day they were here we drove three hours to the northernmost point of the island to visit El Capitan cave. Jess stayed home with Dallen and Naomi. After about thirty minutes into our drive we saw a huge black bear run across the road in front of us. It was spectacular! And sadly we didn't get any pictures of him. We did get pictures of plenty of these guys though!
Friday, August 15, 2014
Here in Alaska we pay for internet by the data. We only have a certain allowance per month so we're pretty careful, especially when it comes to streaming videos. Unfortunately for us, our girls absolutely love this video
I've finally downloaded it so they can watch it whenever they want! I will admit it is pretty fantastic...
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Naomi turned three years old a whole month ago! I've been a little crazy with my etsy shop, check it out here
But I'm hoping to post more regularly since I am a whole month behind!
Naomi loves so many things and couldn't quite decide on a theme for her party. Even on the actual day she kept switching which pony she wanted for her My Little Pony cake (Applejack, Sunset Shimmer, or Twilight Sparkle). I eventually made an executive decision and we went with Applejack!
She had a great party though! I think her favorite present was a helium balloon one of her friends brought... go figure!
She loves to dress up and changes outfits several times a day. She's desperate to go to England, visit her cousins in Washington and go to the bounce house. Her and Dallen get into as much trouble as possible whenever the opportunity presents itself. She thinks she's as old as Makayla and wants to do everything she does.
Naomi had several people call for her birthday (thank you!) and she would carry the phone into her room, close the door and proceed to talk as long as possible. We sure do love her!
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Jess caught some halibut a couple of weeks ago. I was shocked when he told me one of them weighed 140 lbs, that's bigger than me!
We've really enjoyed cooking the halibut in a variety of different styles. I always thought salmon was the best but now I'm a huge halibut fan. And bonus: our kids love it!
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Jess was finally able to go out on a boat and do some fishing yesterday. He's been dying to catch a King Salmon and yesterday he did! He also caught three Silvers but the King was the whopper weighing in at 25 pounds.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
As I mentioned before, Jess was gone for the Fourth of July but we were still able to enjoy all the fun things they do here to celebrate.
They had a fantastic firework show that was just down the road from our house. Shockingly none of the little ones woke up during the booms.
The next day we went into town for the parade. Makayla and some other kids are in an "Under the Sea" club and they decorated a float for the parade. I know Makayla was thrilled to be in it and get to throw candy to the kids.
And Naomi was equally thrilled to be catching candy, she ended up with a full bag! Dallen watched peacefully from his stroller.
After the parade we went down to the ballpark where they had set up booths with food and games. We ate mini-donuts, played games and the girls enjoyed the bounce house. It was a great day!
I felt that this was deserving of it's own post, especially since it's the reason I haven't been on here in so long.
Jess had to go out of town and we were here all alone. I felt pretty overwhelmed when he left but we made it through and now I am more thankful than ever for all he does for this family.
While he was gone we did all sorts of crazy things. Some of them include: a stuffed animal sleepover at the library, Girl Scout Camp for Makayla, watching movies, building forts, playing at the playground, loads of art projects, decorating the 4th of July float, and on and on.