Monthly Archives: April 2009

Laura, You’re not in Alaska Anymore

Proof: 1.  3 days straight of 90+ temperatures, with another day of 89.  Finally, a reprieve today – and 56 feels COLD. 2. We have a garden growing, with plants to be harvested in the spring – before summer heat … Continue reading

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Poetry Thursday

Sometimes Sheenagh Pugh Sometimes things don’t go, after all, from bad to worse.  Some years, muscadel faces down frost, green thrives, the crops don’t fail, sometimes a man aims high, and all goes well. A people sometimes will step back … Continue reading

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It must be spring…

I’m listening to “Do Your Ears Hang Low?” over and over through my open windows.  Anyone want to buy a popsicle with me?

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A little Alaska humor for you

So I know that many of you, my dear readers, also read my sister-in-law, Meggan’s blog, but in case you don’t, I thought I’d share this with you.  I got SO many questions about my Alaska connections during the election … Continue reading

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The kids

Photo shoot for Nana with Auntie Laura’s beautiful pink scarf – there are many more where these came from if you want to see them! At ballet – Selah is amazingly serious and self-possessed.  I know this is blurry but … Continue reading

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Opening Presents

It seems that I’m not allowed to visit without bringing presents!  So yes, I did bring presents both from me and from Tina.  So here are some pictures of the kids and I opening the presents on Sunday night, after … Continue reading

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Our trip to Port Alsworth (and oh yeah, the volcano too!)

On Sunday, Drew flew Dad, Rachel, and I to Port Alsworth so we could go to church and see all of our old friends.  On our way there, we realized that the volcano was erupting.  We flew within about 10 … Continue reading

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What’s next?

So far this trip, I’ve been on the roller coaster ride of terror, flown within 10 miles of an erupting volcano (pictures of that to come) and just lived through a 4.7 earthquake.  What more fun is yet to come … Continue reading

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Flying in Alaska!

Dad, Rachel, Drew and I decided that we wanted some dinner tonight…in Talkeetna! So rather than driving 2 1/2 hours, we just flew there!  What a life!  The weather was gorgeous and Denali was completely clear. Here’s the plane (a … Continue reading

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I’m off!

Off for Spring Break and off to Alaska!  So far, Mt. Redoubt is behaving favorably so I’m hoping all will go well today.  Your prayers are appreciated on that front! This will be the longest that Nik and I have … Continue reading

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