Monday, December 12, 2011

Blog Update and Thoughts

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It was 44 years ago today that these two people married.  They created a family, and without them I would not be here OR have my children. 

For this I am grateful.









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photo taken last night





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back deck this afternoon







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the sky on Saturday






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photo taken this morning





We’ve had some crazy weather!  Schools were closed today because the roads were bad and the snow was so wet.  There was a bunch of it too!  I know we got almost a foot here at the house.  The kids had fun playing in it … I did quite a bit of shoveling. Smile
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I have more to share and pics even, but it’s time for bed.  Enjoy your week and remember to be thankful!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Orange you glad???

It’s official … the color of the year for 2012 has been announced.

WARNING – spoiler below!

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are you ready??????

The color for the year of 2012 is:

2012 color

Yes folks … that’s right. 
It’s Tangerine Tango according to Pantone.

No I can sleep more soundly knowing this information.
I do happen to like the color … I’ll try to be less sarcastic …

Us …

The boys cooperated long enough for me to get a couple photos of us the other day … this is us … now … everyday photos … taken in the mirror … yes, the mirror in the bathroom …

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Yes, it’s official …

I don’t like these winters.

The snow is so pretty when it’s coming down from the sky and blanketing my yard, the neighborhood, the town.  Shoveling has not been fun.  And I can’t lie – I am not enjoying winter as I once did.  But I do enjoy the beautiful landscape when snow covers everything.

When the temperature gets warm in the winter?  Not pretty.

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Yesterday it started raining in Anchorage.  You read that right, but I can say it again for you – it started raining in Anchorage.  This after quite a bit of snow the past month … about 3 to 4 inches of ice in the streets that we drive on.

What does that look like in Alaska in the winter you ask?
Let me show you …

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The above photo was taken today around 8 a.m. looking down our street.  How does one drive on streets like this?  Well, you don’t really drive … you just slide.  Simple.  Oh, and pray that you don’t slam into the neighbor’s car or living room.………………………………………………………………

So instead of running a few errands or visiting friends after church, we came home.  (Yes, we did make it to church today.  Once you get out of the neighborhoods, most streets are just wet with no ice.)  Little Man J is sleeping (an answered prayer) and Little Man P is playing with goo.

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I am in the office working on cleaning my desk … again.  For some reason the ability to maintain anything in my life is just not currently possible.  I’m sure the technology does exist, however I am currently unable to harness it.

Time for my own nap.
I’m thankful for Sunday afternoons.