Wednesday, April 20, 2016

These Days

With the long day light hours these days the boys have been getting to bed later than usual. Our mornings have been slow and peaceful. Snuggles on the couch, reading, playing, movies and painting. I love our mornings.

We're still plugging away with school. We have four or five weeks left of work in our curriculum.

The end of the year State standardized tests ended up getting canceled here in Alaska because half way through taking them the first day a construction worker in Kansas accidentally cut a cable that connected Alaska with the University down there operating the test. And then they tried to fix it and the system overloaded, erased answers, and would load properly, it was just a mess so AK just ended up canceling the whole thing!

We celebrated Geoff's birthday on the 12th.
The boys helped me make a gluten free chocolate cake for him.

This kid is a big tease...

We love the late evening sunshine that blazes through our big living room windows on clear days, even at 9pm like in this picture.

 Most Thursday afternoons I meet with a couple ladies for a bible study. I try to get a seat on the couch facing the window so I can have this view.

It was a lot of fun to check the mail the other day and find a package waiting for us from Aunt Deanna in Pennsylvania! She made these soft cozy hats for the boys and sent a book about a teacher in Alaska. We've started reading it already and are enjoying it. Wasn't that so thoughtful of her?
Thank you Aunt Deanna! :)

Spring has come to Anchorage early this year. The snow has been long gone.

Yesterday was a special day. My friend Amy stopped by with her little guy and we shared a cup of coffee and had a good chat. It made my day to be able to get some newborn snuggles.

After Amy's visit that evening I got to go out for a nice dinner with some ladies. We had a lovely view from our table of Mount Susitna also known as The Sleeping Lady.
Afterwards we took a short walk along the Coastal Trail. It was a really nice midweek break.


1 comment:

Deanna Rabe said...

You have made a beautiful life there in Alaska, Melissa. I'm so proud of you all. We will come visit you one day - its something that Uncle Tim and I both want to do!

Love you!