2 years ago today we had our last camping spot in the lower 48 before driving into Canada. Aurora was 16 months when we did the long haul drive from Arizona to Anchorage. Now, in a little over a week, we will get on a ferry and move, yet again, to another part of Alaska!… Read more Moving Again!
We are officially half way through 2017! How did that happen? I feel like the year is flying by and I’ve been so busy. Sometimes with children it feels like nothing ever gets done. At the end of the day Jay and I will talk and ask “what did we do today?” We were busy… Read more 2017 6 month Review
What do you do when you find an awesome deal on chicken in Alaska? You can it. Given, $2.99/lb might not be a great deal for skinless, boneless chicken breast in the lower 48, it’s about 40% off of the regular price. When deals like this come up, we clear out the section, pull out… Read more Canning: Chicken
Did you know that spruce tips were even a thing? My mom sure didn’t know what I was talking about when I mentioned Spruce Tip Jelly. Spruce tips are the new growth of a spruce tree and show up as bright green shoots on the ends of their branches. Most people around conifers have probably… Read more Canning: Spruce Tip Jelly
Summer seems to be taking its time showing up despite the beautiful weather we’ve been having. The salmon berry bushes are lifeless and show no new buds or growth. I did see a few that had some sad looking flowers on them but only a few. The spruce tips have yet to show up but… Read more Canning: Blubarb Jam and Dandelion Jelly
I cannot believe that a year ago I gave birth to a beautiful little baby boy! It seems like a life time ago and yet, I can remember his birth like it was yesterday. Rigel was very comfy in mommy’s tummy and decided to show up a week late. My water had begun to leak… Read more Happy First Birthday!
What a wirlwind week! I know this is a weekend late but it’s been crazy! The week started out with an early flight on Ravn Airlines in our third day of trying to make it back home. The weather in Kodiak had been very foggy leading to cancelled flight after cancelled flight. We were tired… Read more Teaching in Alaska: Day 149-153
For a last minute fundraiser my FFA students decided to host a photo shoot with our little ducklings. We encouraged people to bring their own camera since no one is really a professional photographer. The times were pretty rather convenient since there was an easter egg hunt right before hand on Saturday. The fundraiser went really well… Read more Easter Pictures
I love having Aurora help me in the kitchen. Sometimes. There’s times where she just wants to mess with everything on the counter tops and not actually do anything but make cooking more difficult. But she really wanted to make her breakfast so here’s a video of Aurora cooking her own eggs, start to finish!… Read more Cooking eggs with Chef Aurora
Enjoying the sun in Kodiak, Alaska and walking the docks! Had a great time watching the sea otters, and aurora got to learn about sea anemones and barnacles.