Tuesday, September 2, 2014


 Just some pictures from the BBQ.  I didn't take very many.  Thank you to James for that first one!
 A cousin brought loads of these HUGE shrimp that my boys thought were lobsters.  Another brought tons of bubbles!  Good family!
 Here I am getting the meat ready for serving and stealing a bone for the pup. 
 Big News!  Duke can ride a bike without training wheels now.  It took all of about 2 minutes and he was off and biking.  He said that he thought it would be a little more "challenger". 

Friday, August 29, 2014


 We let Pepper come out onto the carpet as she has been pretty much accident free for a while now.  We made sure she went outside first and then she was free.  She had so much fun running wild and trying to play with Sahale.  Finally, they played for a bit together!  Yipee! 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

first day of 1st grade

 First day of school and NO TEARS!  Yipee!  He said he had a good day and liked playing at recess with his favorite friend, even though he is in another class.  The teacher was nice, they had lots of projects and work to do and the teacher got irritated about how they were standing in line (but Kincaid said he was following directions).  I love my boy.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

It was a tuesday

 We visited a new park for Skedaddle and the kids thought it was a Ninja Warrior Training park.  They had so much fun.  We had to leave eventually as Kincaid spun too fast on one thing and then felt sick.
 It was sunny for a bit today, but I think it turns back to rain again.  Fall is decidedly here in the morning as it was 43 when we got up.  No sleeves for the boys though, as usual.  My sister posted a picture of her son running through the sprinkler.  We might be past that for the year unfortunately!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Evening Parade

We had dinner and the rain finally abated for a bit.  The kids hopped onto their bikes, we leashed up the pups and zipped out on a walk (or parade) around the neighborhood. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

weekend, Lost Lake

Some friends and I headed down to Seward to do the Lost Lake Run that supports Cystic Fibrosis.  This was the lake on the night we camped.  So pretty!
Here is our crew before the 16 mile trail race! 
It was just magical in the woods.  The first part is nearly all uphill and it was nice to walk and look around at the scenery.
After we hiked up and up and up, it opened up and was gorgeous!  We also go to eat tons of berries along the way!  There was even a wonderful Park Ranger who gave me a handful!
The lake was gorgeous along the top, flat part.
It was all downhill from here, about 6 miles!  Boy did my toes hurt at the end.
On our way home, we stopped to see belugas.  You can just see a white oval in the picture.  Much better in person.

Friday, August 22, 2014

A day.

 Kincaid met his teacher.  She seems really nice and Kincaid loves her hair (it is has blue, purple and turquoise in it).  This is the supply list - rather extensive don't you think?
 After his meeting and testing, he got some snuggles from Pepper.
 The kids played outside with her - she LOVES to lay on the hot tub in the sun. 
 Kincaid did some fly tying as he drank Chai.  Rather sophisticated...
Another biking session...

 Since it was still sunny, we ended the day with some running through the sprinkler. 
The pup even had some fun!  Busy day!  I even canned some Syrup (it was supposed to be jelly, but well, it didn't gel).  I made some pizza and sauce too.  Whew!

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