Thursday, April 17, 2014

Playgrounds and Puddles

The boys and I went on a walk this afternoon and did some exploring. We discovered this fun little playground. It felt pretty warm today and all the snow is melting so the ground is pretty muddy and soggy. But that didn't stop the boys from playing. They came home soaking wet from splashing through all the puddles.

Poor Ethan. When ever he gets snow in his boots he stops to dump it out and says "I don't LIKE Alaska!"

I LOVE seeing views like this! This was on our way home

Monday, April 14, 2014

As much as I wanted to I couldn't just sit and stare at the beautiful mountains all weekend.
It was a busy weekend but we accomplished our goal and found a place to live! It's a sunny top floor two bedroom, one bath apartment in a fourplex. It's got a nice view of trees and just up the street from a play ground and walking trail.

We'll move in tomorrow so we'll be without internet until we can get that set up so I just wanted to share a couple pictures from the past couple days. We still have our Florida cell phones though so you can reach us that way.

My favorite thing so far has been the mountains. They are just gorgeous!

The boys pretty much jump in every pile of snow they come across. Most of the snow is gone but there are still piles along side buildings or along the roads and they feel the need to go out of their way to walk through it. 

Geoff starts his new job with Tall Trees tomorrow. He is such a dedicated and hard worker, they are lucky to have him!

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Alaskan adventure begins!

With all the hard goodbyes see you laters behind us I find myself focusing on and getting more excited about what lays ahead.

My mom and dad took us to the Orlando airport on Thursday morning.
Only one bag was slightly overweight but they didn't charge us for the extra couple pounds. So that was a blessing.

As we were standing there getting our bags checked in just after saying goodbye to my mom and dad. Elijah said "I miss them already." 

Everything went smoothly. Really couldn't have asked for a better trip.

Our flight to Chicago was two and a half hours and I sat in row with the boys. Geoff sat in front of us. They did great. We just pulled out the portable dvd player and they were happy.

Once we landed in Chicago we found our next gate and then got something to eat as well as picked up some food for the next flight.

We're really going!

Ethan and I in Chicago.

We were split up again on this flight. 
Ethan and I sat on one side and Geoff and Elijah sat across the isle. 
So both boys had window seats. 
Once we were in the air Ethan fell asleep and slept for almost three hours.
The flight was just over six hours long.

What beauty we saw as we flew up over Canada and over Alaska!

See the glacier down there under the wing in the river below? 

Tucked there between the mountains and the inlet lays Anchorage, our new home town!

We're going to be living down there some where.
We have an appointment in a couple hours to see a place.

We got in around 7pm and the sun was still shining brightly.

Geoff's new boss picked us up and took us to our hotel. We got cleaned up and went to bed since we were all exhausted! It's amazing how worn out you feel after sitting on an airplane all day! haha! Thankfully Ethan went to sleep just fine even after sleeping half the flight.

Thanks for all your prayers and encouragement! 

Monday, April 07, 2014

One Last Beach Day

We'll soon be trading sand angels for snow angels. 
In only two days my little family and I will be moving from Florida to Alaska!