Friday, March 30

{this moment}

{this moment} - A weekly ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. 

Inspired by SouleMama.


Thursday, March 22

Photo a Day

today's subject: kitchen sink


Wednesday, March 21

Photo a Day

today's subject: delicious

my photo: cake batter truffles except I forgot the sprinkles on top!


Tuesday, March 20

Photo a Day

today's subject: before and after

before:

after:

Monday, March 19

Photo a Day

today's subject: funny

my photo: Stacy, cross country skiing with her baby, Bonnie


Spring Break at the Conservation Center

One of our favorite places to go is the AWCC or the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.  It is fun to look back at the pictures from last spring break...and then look at the ones from this break!  On Sunday we met up with our friends from Talkeetna and got out and ran a bit of energy off.  It was lightly snowing and the kids had a blast!

Here is one of the Kodiak brown bear cubs.  Not so much a cub anymore, though!  They are headed to their new home in Sweden in May. Last spring they were so little and cute...this year they look like real bears!


We got to watch them feed the newest residents, two sister lynx.



And in a rare event, Snickers the porcupine was up a tree!  Snickers is something of a movie star...he was a YouTube sensation in 2010.  He also came to visit the kids at school in December.  I was in Anchorage, but from all reports it was a really cool experience!



It was a fun way to spend a morning...outside, good friends, and cute animals!

Sunday, March 18

Photo a Day

today's subject: a corner of your home

my photo: my sewing corner


Saturday, March 17

Photo a Day

today's subject: green

my photo: roasted brussels sprouts for dinner last night--we love them cooked this way!


Friday, March 16

Seuss is on the Loose!

Lookie what arrived in the mail yesterday!!


So bright and fun!  It's going to look something like this pretty soon!

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A dear friend of mine is about to welcome her first grand baby and is a huge Dr. Seuss fan, so I figured a baby quilt from Seuss fabrics would be perfect!  Hopefully I can get it done before the babe arrives next month!

Photo a Day

today's subject: sunglasses

my photo: the girls and I at the harbor today for a picnic, wearing our sunglasses


{this moment}

{this moment} - A weekly ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. 

Inspired by SouleMama.


Thursday, March 15

Photo a Day

today's subject: car

my photo: our car last night after 36 inches of snow in 20 hours


Thank you to Scott who actually snapped this shot with his phone before digging it out!

Wednesday, March 14

Photo a Day

today's subject: clouds

my photo: Blizzard clouds!!  We got over 36 inches of snow today!!


Happy Me!


Ahhhh...when the goin' gets tough, the tough buy themselves some daffodils!  These were little buds yesterday, but by this evening they were starting to bloom out.  So pretty...and just what we needed on the table to help us all beat the late winter blues!


*Someday* our daffodils here in Whittier will bloom.  And although it may be July when it happens, they'll be very pretty, too!

Tuesday, March 13

Photo a Day

today's subject: sign

my photo: the sign in the hallway outside my door--they are putting new lights in our hallway do it is a bit dark at the moment!


Monday, March 12

Photo a Day

today's subject: fork

my photo: my fork in my breakfast


Spring Break

It's spring break week here!  The girls and I spent a little time on Saturday brainstorming a list of things that might be fun to do this week.  It is a lot like our summer list...no so much a to-do list, but more of a boredom buster list.  Here's what they came up with:


I love how many things they came up with that are free and fun to do at home...way to go girls!

In other news, I finished this quilt top yesterday.  I also have a blue one to work on, but need more white fabric before I can go anywhere with that one.  Hopefully this week I can at least get the pink finished up!  I had fun fabric shopping online yesterday and purchased a fat quarter pack of Dr. Suess fabrics from the Quilted Castle to make a baby quilt for our friend Nana Diane.  Her daughter-in-law is expecting grand baby #1 next month and as a former early childhood teacher, Nana LOVES Dr. Seuss.  Perfect match!

Sunday, March 11

Photo a Day

today's subject: someone you talked to today

my photo:  my friend's dog, Tex


Saturday, March 10

Photo a Day

today's subject: loud

my photo: Element 47 the band that played at the Inn at Whittier tonight...so fun!


Friday, March 9

Photo a Day

today's subject: red


{this moment}

{this moment} - A weekly ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. 

Inspired by SouleMama.


Thursday, March 8

Photo A Day

today's subject: window

my photo: my HUGE picture window in my living room...my favorite part of this apartment!


Wednesday, March 7

Aurora Borealis

The lights were out last night!!  It was so incredible.  Last year I got to see them once and I was amazed.  Last night's display was even more breathtaking.  Much more movement, variation in color, and variation in location.  Completely awe-inspiring, don't you think?


There's a chance we'll be able to see them again tonight...fingers crossed!

Photo a Day

today's subject: something you wore


Tuesday, March 6

Photo a Day

today's subject: 5pm

my photo: sun still shining on the breakwater at 5pm!


Monday, March 5

Photo a Day

today's subject: smile

my photo: Happy Birthday (yesterday), Grandma!  Your bell makes me smile!


Beautiful!

 
We ran into town this weekend to pick up some groceries.  The weather was atrocious in Whittier when we left, but we were blessed with sunshine and blue skies on the other side of the tunnel.  It was especially sweet because we spent an hour waiting for a train on our way out of town and about 45 minutes waiting for a train on our way back home!  That part was not so fun.

Here's the view along Portage road between Whittier and the Seward Highway.


Though it's not a technically wonderful photo, I like this one of the trees reflected in the window, reflected in the mirror.  If you look closely you can also see me reflected in the mirror...lucky you!


Pretty view along the way...


And finally, some kite boarders at 20 Mile which is just before the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center as you're driving from Anchorage to Whittier.  It was the perfect day for them to be out!



Sunday, March 4

Photo a Day

today's subject: bedside


Saturday, March 3

Photo a Day

today's subject: your neighborhood

my photo: looking down my 'street' or in this case, the hall of the 8th floor!


Friday, March 2

{this moment}

{this moment} - A weekly ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. 

Inspired by SouleMama.



Photo a Day

today's subject: fruit


Thursday, March 1

Photo a Day

today's subject: up

my photo: the girls looking up and catching snowflakes today