Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A King

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.

Needless to say, we're going to be eating a lot of salmon around here!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The 4th of July

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 survived 11 days on an island alone with my 3 kids

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.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Craig Fun

We've been able to really enjoy the fun community things they do here in Craig. 

A couple of weeks ago we went to the Kids' Fishing Day. They set up a ton of booths for the kids to learn things and win different prizes. The kids came away with life-jackets, shirts, frisbees, whistles, sticker books, and gift cards to some pizza places in town. They also had a barbeque lunch and cotton-candy. All this was free.

This week Makayla has done a Girl Scout Day Camp and has absolutely loved it! Today we did storytime at the library and Dallen and Naomi painted pictures and experimented with water and food coloring. We also dropped off their stuffed animals for a library sleepover. Then we go back tomorrow to pick them, watch a slideshow of all the fun they had during the night and eat donuts. 


 Next, we're looking forward to the parade, booths and fireworks for the 4th of July!

Thursday, June 5, 2014


Since June began, we have been lucky enough to see whales everyday. Yesterday I saw one breech the surface for the first time ever. And let me tell you, those things are huge! 

Today we've seen three different whales breech. We also saw a whale playing, splashing its tail against the water repeatedly, which is the only picture I managed to get.

Even as I'm sitting here writing, I've seen two... nope, now four sprays of water from whales. And just the other night while eating dinner, Naomi was telling us a story and she said, "And there's a whale!" We all automatically turned to look out the window and sure enough there was a whale!

I don't think we'll ever get tired of seeing them!

Thursday, May 29, 2014


The weather has turned so nice here! Right now it starts to get light around 5:00am and doesn't get dark until after 9:30pm. And it's only going to get better! Makayla is out of school this week and we're ready to start on our summer bucket list.

On Tuesday evening we were able to see four different whales in the ocean and all from our house. Yesterday Jess saw a black bear walk right across the road as he was driving. No pictures of that but we'll get one sooner or later!

Over the weekend, Jess and his brother went to another cabin. This one was situated on an island in the middle of a lake so a boat was included in the cabin rental. They caught trout and ate it for dinner. Meanwhile, the kids and I all had a sleepover in my room. And I let them stuff themselves full of smores which was their favorite part of the whole weekend.

We finally got a picture of the five of us!


Monday, May 19, 2014

Twelvemile Cabin

Jess' brother, Jeremiah, has been in town so this past weekend we drove over to Hydaburg to go camping at Twelvemile Cabin. The weather on Friday was beautiful and sunny but not so nice on Saturday.

 We had this cute little cabin right on the water. 

 Makayla spent her time finding crabs and fishing.

 Naomi spent her time finding seashells.

And the guys enjoyed a little fishing.

Dallen's face here sums up how he felt about the camping experience. 

 It was a fun weekend! And despite a little paranoia (Jeremiah) we still haven't seen a bear!