Tuesday, July 29, 2014

My Arms Won't Reach

It was scary to step out into the unknown and move to Alaska. 

We had a job lined up for Geoff but other than that we didn't know anything. We didn't even have place to live!

But now that we're here we love it so much I don't think you're going to get us to leave! (sorry mom!)

There are times though that I wish I were back in FL. 
Those times are when the people I love are hurting and I want to be there for them.

Like the time my friends baby is sick and there's nothing I can do from so far away.
Or like this past week when my Grandpa passed away. 
I just want to hug my Grammy and tell her I love her.
Photo credit: Crystal Topel
Terry Sherwood
August 10, 1923- July 24, 2014
Photo credit: Deanna Rabe
My Aunt posted a video on her blog of Grammy today. I love hearing her laugh.

It's also hard to be away when my family and friends are rejoicing. Just yesterday I found out that a wonderful family from our church in Florida is adopting a baby boy. I am so excited for them and would love to be there to experience and celebrate it with them. 

I will just keep praying and rejoicing with you all from afar!

Friday, July 25, 2014

New Wall Art

It's been lovely and cool with the rain off and on all day today. 

Our plans for the day fell through so I had to come up with something quick to keep these two busy guys entertained inside! 

When in doubt, pull out the art.

I had found a pack of 10" by 10" stretched canvas on amazon that I knew would make some fun wall art.

I pulled them out today along with the paint and sharpie pens.

First we worked on one together. I wrote the words and some of the flower stems, Elijah drew the flowers, sun, birds and Ethan added the blue clouds and rain and some other decorations here and there.

Easier said than done but I tried not to tell them what I wanted and let them decorate it how they wanted. I like Elijah's touches of the smiley faces on the flowers and the heart shaped leaves on the tree branch!

Then the boys each got a canvas to do on their own.

Ethan calls this "Volcano Island".
The purple thing is a house.
It's fun to see what they come up with, isn't it!

Elijah told me not too look and made me a surprise.
He knows exactly how to melt his mama's heart!

I'm lovin' the new art for my walls

Kenai Lake

 The beautiful blue color in the lake comes from light reflecting off glacier silt. 
On a sunnier day it would look even bluer!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Dip Netting on the Kenai

Around the fire pit one evening. 

Mike and Marianne Post

Yummy dinner on the grill!

The nightly entertainment of seeing who gets stuck in the sand down on the beach.
The men went down and helped shove several vehicles out.

These guys were just enjoying themselves!


Taking the four wheeler down to the beach.

Lots of people camping on the beach.