20 March 2011

M.I.A. & Spring?

If it seems that I've been a little M.I.A. lately, please let me explain...

Aiden is into everything!! Needless to say, I’ve been one busy mommy left to “do it all” lately.  I started my new job this week as well and that makes for a much longer day than we’re used to. I am liking it though and Im already looking forward to May when my hours will be reduced and we can spend some time enjoying the great Alaskan outdoors. Aiden seems to be liking his daycare, the other morning when I dropped him off he gave me a kiss and a hug and then pointed to me as he ran off to play and said “You, go!”  So off I went a little broken hearted, but so very glad that my son has not only adjusted to moving across the country but also having his dad being gone for so long and now me going back to work. He is more amazing than I ever could have dreamed he would be.

And just like that all of a sudden, today is the first day of Spring! It seems that the breakup season has already (unusually) started here, it doesn't technically start until the end of April, but I will take what I can get! The breakup means that one day there’s still lots of snow on the ground, which is gray because its been there so long, and its still very cold. The next day there’s lots of puddles and road spray because the sun is out longer and the snow begins melting fast.  There is some more snow in tonight's forecast but today was one one of the nicest days since moving here and Aiden and I took advantage of it by doing a little sledding. Although sledding doesn’t really seem like a Spring activity, in the winter it is much too cold to be out sledding for an afternoon. So we’ve been waiting and today it was almost 40 degrees and sunny! The snow was still sled-able since the air is so dry here quite a bit of the snow stays powdery versus melting and re-freezing and getting hard like in the midwest!  Even our Lilly girl joined in on the fun today.

And last but not least, we wished Aunt Jessica a Happy Birthday this week! We already sent hugs...but here’s a few more (((HUGS)))! So glad your special day was so special. (P.S. Claire told me the other day that you had TWO cakes!) Love ya! Miss ya!


13 March 2011

Life: Unedited

All of these photos were taken recently and came straight out of the camera this way. No editing has been done to them!  If nothing else yet, Alaska has been a  beautiful place to see.
I've seen many pictures of Alaska and have been in awe of the beauty they posses but there is nothing like seeing it in person. I was also able to see the aurora borealis or the northern lights for the first time the other night as well. However, I was unable to get even a decent picture of them. Absolutely amazing! I never thought I would call a place like this home!