Friday, June 19, 2009

Alaska update

We're here! Have been for coming up on 2 weeks (on Monday). As I write it's 10:47 and the sun hasn't set yet - won't until about 11:45. My kids (older 3) are still up and having a blast, but it's Friday night, and it's ALASKA so why go to bed?

We are in a rental home that has, from a kitchen window and parts of the porch, an amazing view of the mountains. I like to sit in one of the kitchen windows on the counter and look out with (what else) a cup of coffee. We're enjoying the 70-ish degree days and lower humidity! The trees and flowers remind me a lot of my childhood growing up in Maine - white birch, spruce trees, lupine growing everywhere, wild rose bushes.

We're settling in but are still in transition as we are waiting for our house to sell before we buy anything here. Our stuff is in a garage here where we are staying, so if we need anything enough we can go hunt it out. I'm really trying not to open much though, since I'll just have to pack it again.

People have been super sweet and welcoming. The kids attended VBS this week and began making friends. Carson hasn't bitten anyone in the nursery yet, which is really great!

Thanks to all of you who have prayed us through the big move. The flight went as well as I think it could have, when you imagine how flying with 6 small children could go. They totally messed up our seats and each (of 3) flights we had to try to arrange our seats as together as we could on totally full flights. The kids thought flying was the coolest thing ever - upon takeoff (the first time) all 3 olders put their hands in the air, roller-coaster-style. Carson ran in the cockpit once, and while going through security ran and grabbed one of those wands they frisk you with...nice. I only freaked a couple of times - like while I changed Brady in the bathroom on the plane, an experience I wouldn't recommend to anyone. Hand sanitizer really comes in handy sometimes.

The plane story made me laugh out loud. Good thing I wasn't drinking milk or anything. :) I'm so glad you guys are settling in. You need to post some pictures of that beautiful view so we can all enjoy it! Miss you bunches!
yes! pictures!!!!
you hafta change it to life in 'ska
yay for CArson (from all the new friends in the nursery!!)
always a relief
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