Friday, May 22

Last Day of School

...and then it was the last day of school!


This is Stacy's "I don't really want to have my picture taken" face.  Kelsey is much more 'up for it' lately when I want photos.  Stacy notsomuch.  I roll with it...sometimes the results are pretty funny!!


So it's officially summer time over here!  We are leaving on Sunday for a three week vacation.  Our first big road trip.  We are all very excited to spend some quality time together, unplugged from the day to day grind and having fun together.  It's been a very busy spring and we are looking forward to reconnecting.


Sometimes she even smiles when I ask her to...


So we'll probably be absent from this space for a bit...unless I find time and wifi while we're adventuring.  Either way...have a great summer!

{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.




Wednesday, May 20

Sewing!

Hey look!  I sewed something!  In between, in bits and pieces.  It's the familiar Geranium Dress pattern that I have used before.  The girls like it and although it has lots of options, they chose this version.  We all like that it can be a sundress or a jumper making it a very functional piece of clothing!

Bet you can't guess which dresses are for which girl...



Funny, huh?  I finished Stacy's (top picture, in case you wondered!) for her birthday last month and I finished Kelsey's last night.  After all...when you tell kids they'll be ready in time for vacation you've gotta produce, huh?  Deadlines are a good thing sometimes!

Thursday, May 14

Hello, again!

Looks like I am down to weekly posting lately...spring has sprung, the tourists have arrived, and life is full!

Mother's Day was so sweet!  I got some lovely gifts the girls had made at school and got to eat some of my favorite foods.  Scott & the kids made hash browns and eggs over easy for breakfast and we went out for lunch and got a free cup of coffee at the Lazy Otter.  We had a yummy dinner at home and then I took a lovely bath.



Monday I worked on some dresses for Kelsey.  I just have the final hand stitching to do and buttons and button holes and they'll be ready for wearing and sharing here.  Kelsey also made her first dinner for us mostly on her own.  She created the menu and the shopping list and did most of the work herself.  It was delicious!


Tuesday I flew out to Tatitlek for the day for my final school board meeting.  It was bittersweet.  I have learned so much in my time as a board member, but I am very excited to be back in the classroom next year as well.  The day was clear and beautiful which made for a great flight!



Yesterday I ended up with a houseful of little girls ranging in age from 9 years old to 5 months old.  Whew!  I was pooped at the end of that!  I was so glad for my big girls to help out.  It's very helpful to have a few sets of hands to jiggle a fussy baby, help a 3 year old, and wash dishes.  It was a fun and busy afternoon and evening.  In the middle of all of yesterday's fun, Stacy tackled her first dinner for us which included a whole turkey!  She was pretty proud of herself, and she should be...it turned out great!


Hope your week is also full of fun!  We're counting down over here...10 days until we leave for vacation!!!

Friday, May 8

::right now::

It's been a heck of a week and we have two more crazy-busy weeks ahead of us before we leave for vacation. I spent a day in town this week taking the Praxis so I can finally get my Alaska teaching certificate.  I also flew to Valdez for a few days.  Scott has several construction projects in town this summer that he is managing as well as the usual gearing up for the season.  We're all looking forward to vacation!!

 This is a collection of moments from this week...

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:: listening to this podcast on the way home--the message really resonated with me.  Do what's in front of you.  If you don't have a passion for any one thing, don't feel led in a particular direction but want to leave a lasting impact on this earth, just do what's in front of you.  Nobody cares more about it than you do!

:: grateful for home

:: planning our road trip...it's going to be fantastic fun!!

:: eating cheap take-out sushi with the girls for lunch today.  Nothing fancy, but they sure loved the surprise!

:: reading I am Malala (for book club), Walking My Dog Jane (for fun), and Real Boys (thinking of next year)

:: trying to get my teaching certificate packet in the mail today--I think I finally have all of the pieces!

:: cooking Scott's birthday brownies last weekend...



:: wondering why this webpage was so fun...and if anyone really thinks I look 21, haha!



:: watching raindrops outside.  We had a nice stretch of sunny weather, but it is clearly over!


:: hoping that it isn't raining in Anchorage all day on Saturday...it's the first weekend of market!

:: remembering Stacy's great presentation last week!



:: creating dresses for Kelsey.  I need to show you the dresses I made Stacy, too!

:: celebrating graduation tonight!  We have two amazing seniors who are headed out into the world and I am so excited for them both!

:: considering this blog post and this one too...good stuff! 

Have a great weekend, everyone!

{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.


Friday, May 1

{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.