Monday, December 29, 2008

Final Hours

The last days and hours of our time in our Wasilla home was bittersweet. Eight years of memories...

*Moving in Oct. 2001 - Hannah was 1 1/2 years old. - 4th Wedding Anniversary

*Christmas Eve Crab Dinners with my Anchorage Western Family

*Several years of Connection Group

*Mayah born February 2003

*Alese born October 2007 - Jason in Kodiak

*New Years with Shrekathon and a houseful of good friends.

*Fourth of July fun with friends, food, and fireworks.

*11th Wedding Anniversary

*November 4th 2008 Offer on our Home

*December 4th Closed on House - Moved Out!!!

There are so many more memories, but the greatest part of all the memories is the love and laughter shared with friends and family. Thankfully, those memories moved wih me.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Friends for Life

Last night we headed to Hacienda with the gang. It was a beautiful snowy Alaskan night. Tom dared Sarah to make snow angels for $10. Somehow all the ladies ended up joining in the fun and Pam even managed to catch a snowflake in her mouth. I don't know if Sarah even got a dime, but it was fun to feel like little girls playing in the snow. Who could you lay in the snow with without any kids present, only TRUE FRIENDS!!!

Swimming Alaska Style...INDOORS

The girls continue to impress me with their swimming accomplishments this past year. Hannah just moved up to Level V and is a little fish. Mayah has made huge strides over these past few months. She is now jumping off of the diving board with confidence when only a month ago I watched her knees shaking at the edge and afraid to jump.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Alese is ONE

Alese is literally soaring to new heights. Since I have started packing she has discovered how to climb onto the kitchen table and to the top of the bunk beds! Some of her favorite words are "doggy" and "Ma" (which seems to cover mama and mayah). Her best verbal cue is this most adorable guinea pig sound whenever she wants something. It is just difficult to decipher what she actually wants.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Novak Fun

The Novaks surprised us with a fun night of Chinese food and the movie Kung Fu Panda. Lots of laughs and silly sound effects.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Half-Marathon Mom

I ran my first half-marathon in Long Beach, CA with two very encouraging and supportive friends. Thanks Becki and Sarah. I could not have done it without you!

Inspirational Friends

Hats off to Pam, a dear friend who will be missed tons, for making me a blogger!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

New Adventures

Our family of five is about to embark on a new adventure. We will be departing to Washington state the first week of December. On Wednesday, November 5th we received an offer on our home of the past 8 years. We know we are blessed and are anticipating an incredible journey.