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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Ethan's 6th Birthday

I uploaded Ethan's birthday photos last week but forgot to post them. 

The night before Ethan's birthday Elijah stayed up to help decorate for him.
We always like a lot of streamers. :)


I have a six year old!


In the morning Ethan opened his gifts.






Ethan loves to tease his big brother. You can see his teasing side coming out in the next few photos...






The rest of the day we just played at home and watched one of his new birthday movies.
He asked for Taco as his birthday meal! yum

After dinner our neighbors came over for ice cream cake and coffee.


They brought Ethan that little stuffed husky and he loves it. He doesn't usually get attached to stuffed animals but he takes "Douggie" to bed with him every night now.

We have this book that he named the puppy after.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

January 10th


I'd better to a bit of catching up here!

Saturday, January 10th, we took a drive up to Wasilla and then south again to Mackenzie Point. Just following where the road led us and making stops here and there where ever caught our fancy,

A sign we never saw in Florida.


Yes, Elijah is in short sleeves. The sun was strong and quite warm.

Love the blue sky!


You can see Anchorage across those trees and little bit of water. There is no bridge though so to get to this spot we had to drive up to Wasilla, around the Knik Arm of the Cook Inlet and then down to this point. Even though we can see Anchorage from here it took us two hours to drive here. It's a beautiful area with lots of land for sale. Maybe one day we'll have our own land out here? :) 
Hopefully they'll build a bridge soon!



They are building a railway extension out here and we're standing on the top of the railroad bank. 
There's not tracks in yet.

It made a fun spot for a bit of sledding.

 Love my guys!

The golden hour. 



To top off the day we met up with our friends Paul and Jessica who live in Wasilla and enjoyed some yummy Mexican food for dinner. 

We hadn't had Mexican since we moved last April! 

Being so far from Mexico I was surprised when we got here to see how many Mexican restaurants there are around.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Happy Birthday Ethan


Ethan, you are our fun loving, energetic, bug catching, big tease, entertaining, sweet snuggling, crazy haired, dirt loving little boy who is celebrating a birthday today! Today you are turning six years old. I'm excited to celebrate your life today and I hope you know how loved you are!



















Ethan, really faces life head on and isn't afraid to get dirty. He is full of imagination and brings so much joy to our family. Life is definitely louder with him around, but a lot more fun. :)

Ethan's last sleep as a five year old.