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.