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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving 2011

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Saturday, October 29, 2011


Cai in front of the largest pumpkin I've ever seen.  Our neighbor
grew it, just right around the corner up from our place.  1723 pounds.

Fall "Spooky" hike up McHugh Creek Trail to the tops of the rocks for lunch.  We kept hearing noises in the brush, like breaking branches and what not...saw a lot of moose droppings, but didn't run into any.

Pumpkin on a diet.  He lost a lot of his stuffing at our ward's Fall Carnival that the YW and YM put on for the Primary children.  Cai and I made up his costume, it was a lot of fun, but at the last minute, he wanted to be a dinosaur.  Once we had him all dressed up, and brought him into the activity, he totally forgot about everything else.  He loved the jumping castle, eating the donut off the stick, pinning the nose on the jack-o-lantern, coloring, duck hunting and fishing for candy.  The best part was the "Haunted Maze" in the Primary room.  Cai kept sneaking to the front of the line as soon as he came out to just go back in again, adults weren't aloud in b/c the kids had to crawl through the maze.  Jarad finally caught him by his foot, after about his eighth time sneaking to the front of the line.  He's fast!

Unidentifiable squash...the green thing...a zuchinni??

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Welcome Fall

Hatcher's Pass family camp out, September 2011

Woke up with frost everywhere and happy as can be!

The Fireweed has turned brilliant red.

Harvest moon, it was as bright as bright could be in the middle of the night.

Off to hike up to Reed's Lakes, early in the morning


Starting the climb up the boulders

Cai crossing the river by jumping over the rocks

Gathered and ate lots of blueberries.

Cai and I lasted only six miles.  He hiked four of them by himself.

We didn't make it all the way up to Reed's Lakes, but had a beautiful time trying.

Monday, September 5, 2011

The End of Summer Fun

In front of the Tlingit clan-house at the Alaskan Native Heritage Center

Jarad and Cai stretching out between two whale bones

Fun at the Alaska State Fair...Cai was so excited when he returned home, "I rode on a helicopter!"

785 pounds of pumpkin and our pie

Things grow, big, really big here with all the sunlight in the summer

Of course, Jarad took pictures of some of my favorite things to see...

Cai's favorite show at the State Fair- The Chinese Acrobats


Monday, June 6, 2011

Summer Fun

Lake Eklutna

sunny picnic and cool trees

musk ox

balancing act
winner creek, girdwood

lots of slippery snow
that melted by the time mom and dad returned home

hottie with his plane
"freight done right!"

inside of the B737
moving a car

"Cai's King Air."  he tells us what he owns all the time

midnight hike
susitna, "sleeping lady"

Point Warenzoff
Jarad first purposed here
the ring didn't fit
so he
sized it,
purposed the second time
up in the Chugach mountains
on a hike

around 12:30a.m.

midnight sun
view from the cockpit

top of the world
barrow, alaska
around 3:00a.m.

alaska railroad
kenai mountains backdrop 
Cai and I went birding at Potter's Marsh

he was more interested in the little spider's webs

hiking buddies

cai was also more interested in mowing the grass by hand

firecracker flowers

After birding, we visited the temple, talking and walking
around the sacred grounds
on June 4~ Flower Festival

southern view of anchorage
the temple's up the road,
but you can't see it from here