Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Good News

Jeff and I are expecting baby #3! Needless to say we are thrilled, even if that means I'm feeling the effects of pregnancy. The baby's due date is March 15, 2010, according to a online pregnancy calculator. Sydney is very excited and told me she wants two boys and a girl:)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Summer Activities

1. Swinging
The girls loves to swing in the basement and as you can see Sydney likes to jump off and land on our couch cushions.
2. Hiking:
Thank goodness for cameras that can take a picture by themselves. Here we are at Thunderbird Falls.
3. Going to the lake:
I call it sea plane lake. We've gone there to let the girls swim in the lake. On several occastions it has been hot enough that the cold lake feels absolutely refreshing.
4. Bear Paw Festival:
The annual bear paw festival in Eagle River. We went on the carnival rides and the bear paw picnic.
5. Hanging out in our front yard:
Everyday we hang out in our front yard playing with sidewalk chalk, running through the sprinklers, and riding bikes. I love this candid shot of Jordyn.
6. Slip-n-slide:
Sydney loves running and sliding on this. Almost every time we pull this out several other kids in the neighborhood come and join in on the fun.
7. More hiking.
These last pictures our us at Mt. Baldy.

Eagle River in the background and Anchorage way in the background, before the ocean.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

15 Reasons I like living in Alaska

1. Summers are the bomb
2. Beautiful sunsets, even if they are at 11:15 at night
3. No state sales tax
4. No state income tax:)
5. We don't have or need air conditioning.
6. We pay a flat fee for our water bill so we can use as much as possible. r.
7. The air smells so good in the morning. That foresty smell that is so clean and fresh.
8. Legitimate hikes just minutes from our house.
9. Oil rights, I think that's what they call it up here.
10. A friendly neighborhood.
11. Never any traffic
12. Don't have to pay for toll roads like we did in CO
13. Raw nature is our backyard consisting of wild animals, tall trees, dirt, mosquitos, you name it.
14. I'll get to try new outdoor activities like snow shoeing and x-country skiing.
15. The water from our tap is freezing glacier water. It epitomizes the slogan "quench your thirst."