Category Archives: Alaska

Nursing = Ick, Gymnurstics, and Other Reasons Why I Love Nursing a Two-Year-Old

my [really late] post to commemorate World Breastfeeding Week 2015 Last fall, as Mark was learning how to talk, one of his first words was, “Ick.” He would point at my chest, say, “Ick”, and then lean over as if … Continue reading

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Something Totally Foreign to Alaskan Eyes

This fascinates me every year so I’m sharing pictures for my Alaska family.  I don’t remember ever seeing rhubarb bloom at home and rhubarb grows everywhere!  Here, it bolts almost immediately after it starts growing in the spring.  You have … Continue reading

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Off To Alaska! (Part 3 of 3)

Here’s Part 1 and Part 2. Finally, I present to you a few videos from our trip, full of cute children doing cute things.  How could you not want to watch them all? #1: I interview the girls about their … Continue reading

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Off To Alaska! (part 2 of 3)

Here’s Part 1. We didn’t see the older cousins very much (you know, school attendance being important and all that) but we did get to hang out with them a bit.  Alex made the coolest little mouse out of the … Continue reading

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Off To Alaska! (part 1 of 3)

The second week of December, I took my kids on a plane to Alaska by myself (I’m crazy, I know) to visit my family.  It was a bit of a spontaneous trip (i.e. we only bought our tickets in the … Continue reading

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July Sewing: Surprise! TWO Sundresses

Back in July, I posted pictures of the sundress that I made for Ellie.  Sneaky me actually made two identical dresses at the same time, one for Ellie and one for her cousin Violet so that they could be matchy-matchy … Continue reading

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Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig!

After a wonderful two-week vacation in Alaska, we’re home!  We got back Thursday afternoon after a surprising fast and easy flight back.  Ellie and Mark happily restarted their mulch excavations, a favorite pastime of this summer. And, like last year’s … Continue reading

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