Monday, April 29, 2013

Oh How I Love Small Town America

Today I went to the local post office to drop off a box I’m sending via priority mail.  While at the counter, the Postal Lady asked if I was expecting a box.  I told her that one had already been delivered today, but she went to the back to check anyway.  Sure enough there was another box for us!

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What an amazing thing – to have your name remembered – and we’ve only been here two weeks!

It feels good. Smile

After the boys came home from school, they played with the neighbors for a little while.  Payton read some mail from a friend and was oh so happy to have received this note!  We talked on the phone with family as well.

Now we’re all ready for bed – it’s dark and we have some homework complete.  A new day begins at dawn and we welcome whatever it may bring!!!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tuesday Time

Finally … internet!!!  Oh how I have missed having internet. Smile


It’s been a long week, but we have survived one full week in our new setting.  The weather is gorgeous – the boys love their new friends and school – and I am still working, so thankfully there is a little semblance of balance in the world.

Now that it’s late in the evening and the boys are sleeping, I have just a little quiet time … mommy time … time to myself. I should go to bed, but before I do, I’ll share a couple photos of what life looks like for us now.

Happy Spring everyone!!!!

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Friday Thoughts

It's the end of another week and I for one am looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow and maybe just laying in bed for a while ... !!  Okay, so maybe laying with my kids in their beds that will hopefully be delivered today. :-)  It has been a bit of a whirlwind as we embark on a new venture ... a new home ... a new life.

The boys started school Tuesday and so far really enjoy everything about it.  I think the best thing for me has been getting out the door in the mornings - it's MUCH faster without heavy coats, hats, gloves, boots AND shoes ... much faster.  This makes the momma's life much easier too.

We are still in transition and probably will be for another couple of weeks, but I hope to get some photos loaded and shared soon.

Happy Spring Everyone!!!!!
Yes, there really is spring in the "rest" of the world!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Springtime in Alaska

The kids have been riding bikes and scooters all week long.  The sun has been out, the snow has been melting, and we can’t keep our jackets on despite temps only in the 40s.

Yesterday … different story.


This is a view from upstairs as we looked outside yesterday morning.  I shoveled the driveway … but two hours later you couldn’t tell.  I snowed all day.


Mother Nature must be trying to help us say goodbye to winter in grand fashion!!!


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Easter with The Gages

Easter was a beautiful day!  The boys enjoyed hunting eggs after a wonderful meal that Grandma made.  It was a nice time.  A great day.


Happy Spring Everyone!!!