Mom & Dad were in Alaska for 3 weeks in August/September. The first place I took them, of course, was Seward! I love Seward because of the Seward Sea Life Center, and I love the Seward Sea Life Center because Puffins!
That otter may have been tickling them...
Next up, the puffins!
Friday, October 30, 2015
|random Alaskan wildflowers|
|my entire childhood I just wanted to find something mass-produced with my name on it, spelled correctly.|
This totally made my day!
|Horsetail Falls, Richardson Highway|
|6-27-2015 - near Thompson Pass, Richardson Highway|
|puppy at the bank!|
|Mr. Monopoly knew it was my birthday!|
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Yes, Alaskans call the Lower 48 "the States," as in, "I was back in the States in May & June."
|flying in to Chicago|
|so many pictures of this cute little guy!|
|family selfie fail!|
|Trekker's piano recital|
|this kid again....|
|he couldn't get enough of the camera...|
|Rylee on the Illinois River|
|This is where I went to school K-7th grade. |
It's been closed for quite a few years. I figured it was the last time I would see the place...
|and this is where we lived when I went to that school...|
|So, can I call that pink color on the wind turbine "alpen glow," like we call it on the mountains?|
|flying over Wisconsin on the way back home to Alaska|
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
We made a big road trip with Kiaj & Jereyl to go out to Pennsylvania for Rhyanne's high school graduation. We didn't have great seats, but at least we were able to be there!
|The way they do it means there is only one student on the stage at once. |
It took a long time, but it was nice that each graduate had her moment.
|now we have 2 college students!!!|
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Monday, October 26, 2015
PS: Did you see those cupcakes? Erin & I totally made those cupcakes. There were:
- white cupcake with lemon pudding filling, lemon frosting, and a raspberry on top
- chocolate cupcakes with Nutella frosting
- chocolate cupcakes with marshmallow filling and peanut butter frosting (flutternutter #forthewin)
Thank you Pinterest!
Sunday, October 25, 2015
If you're on Pinterest you know that it's very popular (or, it was last winter/spring) to have a frame for taking pictures. I had the idea to use a white poster-board to make a Polaroid-style frame, with a hashtag #CongratsNateMHS2015! for taking pictures at his graduation party. I thought it would be a huge hit with the kids! I really think I had the most fun with it...
|who needs the actual graduate when you have a poster of him hanging on the wall?|
|grad & Dad|
|this girl >>>|
|Clark took the Cutest Ever award for the day...|
|I do not recommend taking a panoramic shot while using a frame with writing on it...|
|The Grad, Nate, and his family!|