Thursday, July 26, 2012

Pretty Happy Funny Real

A look at our life in the past week...


We decided this was God saying "I love you!" Pinch me. I live here!


The fireweed is in bloom! Midsummer joy!

We can make fireweed jelly!


Maybe moms are "Fishers of littles!" Ha! I'm such a NERD. Love it :)


I have found such joy in watching my husband and son together.  

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God Bless!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real

It is Thursday and you know what that means!!!!!


So we have been eating dinner in the basement (cabinet renovation upstairs) and using the little kitchen we have down there. I thought this effort to have a somewhat NORMAL meal together was pretty.


Good old fashioned at home birthday party!

I did a treasure hunt with clues all around the house so they could find the pinata.  My husband hid it in one of the kayaks, the girls had a blast.

Waaaaaayyyyyyy too much sugar!


She IS funny :)


I love real people.  Today I was excited to snap some pictures of one of my best friends here in Juneau, Jennifer and her beautiful daughter.

Jennifer is an authentic Catholic and a devoted wife and mother.  She is the age of my youngest sister (so six years younger than me) and since I can't be close to my sisters as I live in ALASKA, God has placed Jennifer in my life.  I love you Jennifer! You are real because you see so much of life through the eyes of faith.  You PRAY.  You love Jesus. You push baby buggies through piles of snow in your xtra tuff boots can!  If you run out of bananas for banana bread you just make it a: pear, apple, banana....err...bread! 

Jennifer..ALWAYS stop by on your walks around the neighborhood.  Always :)

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real


So there was no wind in Juneau during the fireworks this year. A smoke cloud covered much of the show and kind of just hung over the channel.  You could hear the booming echoing through the mountains and travel over the ice fields, it is PRETTY cool.  I never dreamed of needing to bundle my kids up in fleece throws to watch fireworks in July...but such is life in the last frontier!

Kind of Judgement Day - ish looking


We have fireworks at midnight on July 3rd going into July 4th.  Alaska doesn't get dark enough to do the show any earlier...but my poor littles were sooooo tired!!!!
Slept through the whole show


Wow! It hit me that four IS a large family, look at us hogging ALL the swings :)


Our new game we play with baby brother...since we have had no luck catching any king salmon so far this summer.

Do you see how round his face his??? I love kissing those chunky cheeks!


We are getting new cabinets for the kitchen.  This has been challenging in terms of what normal day to day life looks like. My second little is having her fifth birthday tomorrow so I pray all goes well.

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