Thursday, August 23, 2012

Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real...Cherish Summer's End

I love marking time with this weekly update. I loved what Leila had to say on her post this week about why we have Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real.  I was thinking about how I have been very focused on using this blog to write down my journey to NFP and that this weekly post is a pause is that effort. I always feel abundance and gratitude! :)



Pretty

We stayed out at the Shrine of St Therese Lodge for Joy's third birthday. In the morning as my husband fished with my dad, my girls collected sea stars.






Happy

My husband was so happy to play with a group of very talented young adults and teens from our Church last Sunday evening.




Funny

My son wearing a buff on his head. Cracks me up.



Real


The girls and I brought some soup and birthday cake to Jeannie, the caretaker of the Shrine.  Jeannie asked the girls to come help her lock up the chapel.  We said goodnight to Jesus and then the girls were asked to ring the bells, a nice end to Joy's birthday.


God Bless from the Last Frontier!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real

We have had a good August. I am happy to share with other women from Like Mother, Like Daughter.

Pretty

Our family attended a beautiful wedding on Sunday of a young couple from our church.  My husband said it felt like a mini retreat and as we watched Cailey and Jacob so in love and happy we all knew deep down in our own hearts that love conquers all!!!  When Cailey found out she wasn't going abroad to study anymore they moved up their wedding date a whole year.  The father of the bride gave a touching toast in which he said he wondered what the "rush" was.  Hence, their wedding was soooo very Alaskan as it was a "Gold Rush" theme.  Cailey and Jacob had struck gold....it runs deep.
The rustic wedding cake.

Fresh evergreen.

Girls LOVED this.

Table decor. The beer bottle held a candle.

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Playing with the table decor.

Happy

We are always happy to celebrate birthdays, and when there are a lot of littles there are plenty of birthdays!



Funny

My girls have the BEST imaginations.  All you need is scotch tape and toilet paper... (playing veterinarians) 




Real

We are taking advantage of every single nice day we have left in summer.  September will bring some warm days hopefully but early October the snow starts to dust the mountain peaks. Tarzan, for now, will enjoy his watermelon.




Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real

Although I have not been able to sit long enough to write my thoughts down for my next post, I am thankful for the weekly pause on Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real that allows me to capture what is...life.

Pretty


Sisters are the best!

Happy


We prepared a meal for the soup kitchen downtown and served meatball subs.  Word got out and we fed around 100 people.  We somehow managed to have enough for everyone. 


"Fish and loaves" Holy Spirit work happening here!



Funny


This should probably be labeled "crazy." I LOVE Alaskan littles.  Look at them having the time of their lives in some VERY cold water.

Real


Remember all my pretty pictures of us picking fireweed last week to make jelly?? Ahh...so is life with littles, it was fun to be in the field and pick the wildflowers and feel summer and dream about making something together, something delicious and full of sugar like...jelly. However, it did get moldy and gross because life happens...and this is all...wonderful and REAL!!!!


The fireweed jelly fail was ok because we DID manage to make another blueberry pie with the berries from our front yard.  Actually, my daughter thought of making this for her dad all by herself and he loved it and we enjoyed it during the opening ceremony of the Olympics (I cried when the Mary Poppins all came out of the sky to scare away the evil guys).

God Bless! Visit here to see more PHFR!