My beautiful family

My beautiful family
I wish we had all of these beautiful fruits and vegetables available to us here in Bethel!! This was taken last fall at Pike Place Market in Seattle, WA.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Alicia's Senior Photos

My third child started her Senior year today.  I can't believe how grown up my kids are!!  Alicia is so beautiful, funny, creative, protective and just all around amazing!!  She is also talented, she made this skirt for a church project.  I hope her Senior year is a great year to remember for the rest of her life!!


We live in rural Alaska so I had to take these pictures myself and I am working on perfecting them with photoshop!  I hope they come out as good as she deserves.  I am so proud to be her mom.  I cannot believe I had anything to do with creating such a beautiful girl!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Berry Picking, Muffins and Cutting Salmon

I went berry picking the other day with a friend from work.  We did not have a lot of luck getting too many berries but it was very fun.  I had never been on the tundra before and it was an interesting experience.  It is very soft and squishy and grows many different plants.  It was a great work out to walk around on the tundra for a couple of hours. Rebecca made the muffins and they were amazing!!  My daughter Chelsea and I went out again and boy did we look cute in our out fits.  I don't think the berries or the tundra cared!!  It was fun but it is a lot of hard work!  This same friend gave us some silver salmon that they caught on the Kuskokwim river.  We had no idea how to cut them so a friend from church had my son Tyler over and taught him how to fillet and how to make steaks!!  It was both fun and gross!! Bethel has been a great experience so far!!

Chelsea is in Alaska!!!

This is my beautiful daughter Chelsea!  This picture was taken  in Spokane Washington before she headed up to Alaska.  She is truly a joy to my life and I am so grateful for her!!  It is so nice to have our whole family together again!!  Our family is complete again until January when she returns to school!!  I will enjoy it while she is here!!  She is funny, talented and helpful!!  I am so blessed to have her!

Chelsea is writing to her friend who is on his mission in Georgia.  We decided to make him a couple of cards!  I told her she can just tell her friend that her mom is crazy and had to make themed cards!!  It was very fun to hang out and do some crafting together!!