Tuesday, March 5, 2013


Rather than make any sad attempt at a catch-up, I’ll begin with January.  We partied with friends for New Year’s and Doug played photographer:

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This is what it looks like if you run around with a sparkler.Erin is....... The Flash.      Bazinga!

Our friend Ryan lit a fire using a Roman candle.IGNITION.  There's more than one way to start a fire.IMG_6490

Every year in February we go watch the beginning of the Tustamena 200 dog sled race.IMG_6733

IMG_6709The kids found a hill of snow created by a plow and turned it into a slide.IMG_6572This picture makes me laugh because it looks like Cameron is a giant.IMG_7657IMG_7432Nolan was thrilled that one of the mushers gave him a high five.IMG_7322IMG_7860

Doug has been working 12 hour days most of the time with two jobs – and then there’s the commute of 45 minutes each way.  I became Primary President last August and it has kept me busy.

I love Alaska in the winter.  I went snowshoeing with the Cub Scouts two weeks ago and Doug gave me snowshoes for my birthday.  The kids ride the snow machines when they can and we love to go sledding.  We haven’t done much ice fishing this year with Doug gone so much.  Several of our snow machines need to be fixed, so we have been limited on what we can do with that.  We bought awesome tubes for sledding though, and we have had a lot of fun with those.  Doug hasn’t had much time for picture taking, so we’re lacking on some of those.  Here are some from my phone, some of which most people have seen on Facebook:

Cameron was horrified at the idea of potty training.20130111_130928[1]

Nolan had a birthday.20130203_155449[1]

He had cupcakes and ice cream for his party at the pool.20130203_185538[1]

Brenden used the snow blower to clear the driveway.20130207_171445[1]

The boys built a fort out of a huge box and insisted on sleeping in it.  There was only room for two – and barely that.20130210_000236[1]

Doug made me a delicious and adorable dinner for my birthday.20130211_194922[1]

We had Valentine’s Day.  Also with their lunch they had pretzels drizzled with pink colored white chocolate and red sprinkles.20130214_081954[1]My lens was very dirty.20130213_204907[1]20130213_204937[1]20130213_205004[1]

This little moose was spotted walking through the neighborhood.20130228_105754[1]

Cameron loves head lamps.20130228_121632[1]

I love my phone because I can take a picture wherever I am, whenever I want, but they aren’t easy to share that way and they don’t look as good as the ones from Doug’s camera.  I would share the pictures from Doug’s phone, but he has some kind of passcode that I don’t know.

So far 2013 has been great.  We’ve had a lot of fun and have avoided doing all sorts of things that need to be done.