Sunday, August 23, 2009

Rain! My favorite... I just said that I would be going to sleep now on Facebook, but then I realized I hadn't updated my blog lately, and decided that sleep could wait.

The last week has been crazy. My sister bought a new house, and they closed on it Monday. This means this entire last week has been spent watching my adorable and unbelievably energetic nephew's, Corbin & Noah, while she painted, and painted, and painted and painted. Her husband had just happened to take on extra shifts, so he was gone literally 24 hours a day every day. Also, Steve is gone I stayed at my parents to be closer to Kelsey's new place. I woke up whenever the boys did each day - usually 6 or 6:30, then played all day until 8:00pm when they went to sleep, then stayed up way too late because I wanted some time to my self. Add in there a sleepover with my little sister Beka and you've got one extremely tired girl on your hands!

But I do have to add one little sister bought tickets for her and I to go to Jewel's concert on Thursday! This was like a dream come true to me! Seriously, as dorky as that sounds...I have loved Jewel's music since I was eight years old and I got her Pieces of You album at k-mart as a "payment" for mowing the yard! I still have the original cd, although it is pretty scratched. But it has been listened to millions of times. I learned to love music by listening to that album. The concert was amazing! There were tons of Homer people there to support Atz Lee opening for his sis as well, so I saw lots of people I haven't seen for almost two years! Melissa Mitchell also opened...which was awesome because I've never seen her live. She has an amazing voice! It's always good when an artist sounds better in person than on their CD. Unfortunately most popular artists today don't. We got to our seats at about 7:45pm and were there until 12:15am. I have to say - Jewel lived up to my expectations - that was one of the best experiences ever! She has an amazing voice and great songwriting skills and I never heard Atz Lee sing when I lived in Homer, so it was pretty crazy to hear him - he can sing!

Today was spent going to church, relaxing and getting ready for school to start tomorrow...and I'll though I'm happy the week is over, I made many great memories.

Now it's off to bed for me - I have a feeling that I'm going to sleep like a baby. It's raining harder outside than I've ever seen it do in AK and I've lived here my entire life! xoxo

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Alaska Zoo...

So today after getting off work, sissy and I were trying to think of a good place to go hang out with the nephews in the extremely hot weather we were having .

First we thought of walking down to the 'goon (westchester lagoon, just down the street from my house), where we could search for the little ducklings and gosslings, but then decided to head on over to the zoo. I got a season's pass - which I am super excited about. This has sort of been the week of season pass/memberships...I just signed up for one at the Anchorage Museum too.

Upon arriving at the zoo, we had to make the usual first the bathroom. But then our fun afternoon quickly got underway. We saw all the animals, though many were snoozing in the afternoon heat. Corbin really loved looking in all the cages, but wasn't so sure about walking on the boardwalks. Noah was happily tagging along with me in the ergo. We saw the new little musk ox calf - born in June of this year; I think Kelsey was a little more interested in the fiber hanging off of the calf's mother though. All in all it turned out to be a pretty awesome day!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Real Estate... so frustrating! Trying to decide how much location means to you, and seeing how money here will get you NOWHERE compared to what it would get you in certain places downstates...It makes me want to pack up and move out! But then there's always the other factors; don't know anyone, don't have a job, love it up here in Alaska - yeah, those factors. But oh what I wouldn't give for an amazing home!

I guess I'll just have to keep looking and stay optimistic. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

End of May and sunny days...

After checking out my sisters blog, I decided it was finally time for me to get one.

Today was a rainy day, which is one of my favorite things. Unfortunately I had to work all day, which is one of my least favorite things. But I still managed to have a pretty great day, all things considered. I was able to get over to the Mill and pick up some flowers for my parents gardens; now comes the fun part of arranging them just right and planting them in their forever home.

Tomorrow there is house cleaning and finishing my photo project.

Can't wait! I'll be back tomorrow...