Monday, November 9, 2009

Best Day Of The Summer



Everytime I go home all three of my brothers ask if I've caught any fish. My answer has always been "no". Not any longer, this Christmas I get to rub it in their faces that they never came to visit me. Boy did they miss out this was the most fun I've had this whole summer.


Like everyone else we took the voyage to the Kenai and went dip netting. We had no clue what we where to go or what to do but we had a very large net and an empty cooler that needed to be filled.

We parked on as side where we were able to park our car right on the beach where we were fishing so the kids had a place to go when they got cold.


Robb started us off and caught 4 fish in the first 40 min. While I got the kids bundled and put on my gear. Then it was my turn and this was my first fish I caught.


It was bigger than ay of the ones Robb had caught so I was super impressed.

So for those of you that don't know how this all works, here it goes. First you take out an incredibly large net and wade into the ocean holding the net as the current tries to knock you over. Then you wait for consistant tugging where you quickly flip your net over into the bottom of the ocean. Then the really hard work as you drag your net and hopefully a fish with you up the beach. I don't know why but everytime I caught a fish I would start running up the beach and be totally exhausted. Robb would then hit the fish over the head, cut the gills and add it to the pile.
I was feeling pretty good about my mamoth sized fish and then Robb
pulls a two for one. Mine was still bigger than your little two.
Of course the kids had a blast the whole time. They did everything from chasing
seaguls and poking fish heads to building sandcastle and eating dirt. They spent a good 30 mins. stairing at this ity bity fish that you
can hardly see in the picture.Here is the first pile of fish after the first hour and they kept on going.
I went out one more time for a total of 6 fish and Robb caught the other 14.
Doesn't he look proud?
We'll needless to say our cooler was full and now is our freezer.
We have a fish day once a week. I Love It!
We woke up that Thursday morning at 4 am not knowing what we were doing.
Drove for 4 hours fished for 6 hours and then took the 4 hour drive home.
We were a tad bit tired.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

What kind of a mother am I?

You know when you have those moments when you think wow I'm really not a good mom right now even though what has happened shows no reflection of your mothering skill. Well we had one of those days on Monday.

We had planned to go for a bike ride all day but we didn't end up leaving until about 5:30pm and decided to go on the Cambell Airstrip trail which is a dirt/rock trail. Eli was doing great and we were having a great time. We were on our way back to the car when Mychel rode up ahead with Hudson on the back of my bike. Was just turning around when I lost balance and fell. Its not that easy moving a bike that has an extra 35 lbs on the back.
Needless to say Hudson went down with me. We thought at first that maybe his little hand just got smashed a bit or that it just scared him. Oh, but no. I, me, the mom broke his arm. We went straight to the hospital where we waited on Labor day weekend for 3 hours. We were finally done at 1:00 am making the grand total a 4 1/2 hour ER visit. He broke both bones in his forarm but they didn't have to set them so thats good.
Bad mother of the year award! He slept the whole time they put the splint on. He gets to have a cast on come Thursday morning.
You would think we would be like this most of the time. But this is Hudson who is my happy sweet easy going boy who complains only when he can't hold the food with both hands. So this is how he still lives his life with a broken arm.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Whats Your Favorite?


So, my sister is coming in town and I'm trying to think of all my favorite things about Alaska that I can show her in just one week. Here are my must sees...


Coastal Trail/ Earthquak Park





















Saturday Market always fun to get really bad music over priced junk and really grease food to add a pimple or two.





Girdwood Tram Hike by Crow Creek Mine maybe drive a bit to the top and pick Salmon Berries.
















Hiking this year with the Shaws.
Portage Glacier

Wild Life Refuge we've been there 3 different times when other family has


Flat Top (one of the best hikes yet not one I'd do with just me and the kids.

I Love Love Love the U-pick it Farm. I'm a big nerd but Its my dream to have a huge garden and the fact that its amazingly beautiful up there might add a lot. While in Palmer there is always the Raindeer Farm thats fun for kids.


My favorite place we've camped is in Homer, called Wiskey Gulch and Homer is just a cute little port village. (I'm not taking her all the way to Homer sorry Meili)















Seward will have to do. I heard there is a wildlife cruise there that is amazing. Has any one done that one. There is a glacier cruise out of Whitter I think we'll have to slurge and go on one of those.


These are just a few of my touresty things I want to do with her but I really want to know what are your favorite things in Alaska, you're must sees?

Monday, June 22, 2009

My favorite Mothers Day gift from Robb.

He makes me a new one every year. He's a keeper.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Web Cam FUN!

This year we got one of those Christmas gifts that you just hook up and never really figure out until a couple of weeks later. We got a web cam which is awsome. We got to talk to our families on Christmas morning and Robbs parents got to wish Eli a happy birthday right over the computer. Isn't technology amazing? Well We just found this cool feture where we can take pictures with it. Now we can send pictures of what were doing that very minute. Well needless to say we're very happy our family can see how well were doing.







Thanks Marti!








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