Saturday, December 24, 2016

Castle Espie Wetland Centre

"This is the best place ever!" ~Elijah

Somme Heritage Centre

We took the boys to the Somme Museum one day. It was very interesting and really brought the war and Ireland's roll in it to life.
"The Battle of the Somme, also known as the Somme Offensive, was one of the largest battles of the First World War. Fought between July 1 and November 1, 1916 near the Somme River in France, it was also one of the bloodiest military battles in history. On the first day alone, the British suffered more than 57,000 casualties, and by the end of the campaign the Allies and Central Powers would lose more than 1.5 million men." -History Channel

Chrsitmas Trip: Northern Ireland

Some shots of our first few days with the family in Northern Ireland

Christmas Trip: Florida

The Christmas adventure begins!

We had a late night flight out of Anchorage.
We flew Anchorage to Denver. Denver to Orlando.  

We are spending Christmas with Geoff's family in Northern Ireland this year. But got to spend a couple days with my family in Florida on the way. We'll spend more time in Florida on our way home.
Goodbye Alaska! See you later! 

We got to spend a couple of days soaking up the warmth and sunshine of Florida and family.
It was special to see my Aunt, Uncle, and cousins who were visiting from Missouri.

The boys were out first thing catching bugs and lizards.

After months of Alaskan winter a huge dose of Vitamin Sea was just what my beach lovin' heart needed. It was also good for my heart to see my bestie and her kids! We all met up at the beach and did some serious catching up. The kids played all day in the sand and surf.

Next up: Northern Ireland!