Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Joys of Sea Ice... (March)

There are a lot of things I got to do as a kid that my children never get to do ie: swimming pools, running through the sprinkler, going to a McDonalds.
But I never got to play on the sea ice when I was a kid.

My kids sure seem to enjoy it.... even my biggest kid Brent trying out his best ice Kung Fu.  :)

Just another March day in Unalakleet

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Happy 6th Birthday Gracie!

Last Month little Gracie turned 6 years old.
 We got up early and made her a Happy Face pancakes for breakfast. (With candles and everything!)

She Sure loves her Daddy!

She even got to open 1 present before school. A new Belle doll! She told me she was very excited about this doll, because Faith had ripped the head off of her old one. :) There's a bright side for you!
Daddy and I sure LOVE her too!


Gracie wanted to wait 8 days until Grandma came to have her big birthday party. So we kept it simple with cupcakes instead of a big cake.

Candles are fun to blow out no matter what size of cake it is!

 Apparently Faith has inherited her cupcake eating skills from me. I usually don't get this messy, but I do prefer to eat the top half of the cupcake with the frosting. Then I usually just throw the bottom half away. I can't really get mad at her... she learned it from watching me.

 I didn't make her wait until Grandma came to open her presents she was sure excited!!!

Birthday Birthay Birthday!
Happy Birthday Gracie Girl! We love you!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Riding the Iditarod Trail (March)

So this is Brent's new snow machine, and a very me nervous me riding it for the first time.  

It mostly went okay except for when I accidentally spun out on the ice on the river and made the snow machine do a 360.    I'm VERY afraid of being on frozen bodies of water -due to falling through the ice once as a child.   So brave person that I am, I started to cry and told Brent I didn't want to drive on the ice anymore.  
He kindly took over and I wasn't nearly as frightened when he was driving and I just had to hold on and pray.  :)
It actually turned out to be a lot of fun. We rode on the trail used for the Iditarod and Iron Dog races. How many women do you know who can say they've ridden on the iditarod trail when they were 4 months pregnant? I can. :)

Here's a picture of Brent helping some ladies from the village use their ice drill so they could do some ice fishing.   I didn't get a good picture of it, but the drill went all the way into the ice past the handles.... And I was scared of falling through?

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Brent's Birthday...33 isn't that old! (February)

 It's starting too look like a lot of candles on the cake...
But he's got a lot to show for all those years. 

He's one handsome guy, a wonderful father and amazing husband!  
Here's to many many more Happy Birthdays Baby!