Saturday, January 29, 2011


Not quite, but enough snow to stop the town. In the last two weeks the kids have only had 3 days of school due to school closings. This last Wednesday our area got anywhere from 9-12 inches in 7 hours. It was a winter mix with sleet, ice and snow. The night of the storm was really nasty, but the next day was beautiful.

The last two days have been spent outside getting thoroughly soaked and having a blast.

Jared and his buddy, Isaac, made this snow cave. What are we going to do when they move this year!?

All Audrey wants to do is eat the snow.

Our little neighborhood sledding hill.
Lots of fun, but now it is time for kids to go back to school!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Little Girls

Anna got some play makeup for Christmas and within an hour of opening it up this is what we got.

Anna has always been girlie and Audrey just adores her big sister. A few months ago they came upstairs in dress up clothes and danced around for us.

What can we say, they never cease to put a smile on our faces.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Christmas in Alaska

Whenever we would mention our destination for Christmas people would question, "Alaska!? Really? Why would you go to Alaska in the winter?" Our answer: "Grandma and Grandpa live there." The next question that usually followed was something like what is there to do there in the winter. Well the answer is plenty.
You could go sledding.

You could build snow forts in your backyard.

If it gets too cold outside you could ask Grandpa to take you to a jump zone.

You could hang out with your family.

If you get a little "cabin fever" you could always go back outside and jump in the jacuzzi.

You could dance at a family wedding.

Dump Kevin in the snow (a favorite past time)

So there you have it, Alaska in the winter. We had tons of fun playing and hanging out with family. The kids have been begging us to move there after Dental school. We tell them we'll move just about anywhere we are offered a good job. Although living next to these guys would be lots of fun.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Cousins are the Best!

Noah, Audrey, Rafe, Taylor, Anna, Finn, Jared, Will, Austin, Lincoln, Lydia, and Ethan. Each one is each other's best friend, worst enemy, and partner in crime. It was so much fun to watch and listen to them play together. We miss them all so much!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Just one of the many things we did on our trip to Alaska.

And there is more to come...