I'm finally getting some more pictures from last week uploaded. Brady turned 2 on Saturday. His party in Virginia is this weekend. But we couldn't let him leave without some cake and a party here! P.S. He loved the cake! P.P.S. So did I. I love cake. :0)
Well, my folks are back in Virginia in their usual routine. Tabitha and Courtney left on Saturday morning so we are missing them too. We are loving our visit with Kajsa, Tim & Brady. They are spending this entire week with us. Too busy to add more right now but pictures to come!
Back from our roadtrip across Alaska. On Friday, Jon and I flew down to Anchorage to pick up the family. We had a safe trip with not much activity. Kaden did great on the 6 hour drive down to Anc.
Saturday, we all drove down to Homer, Ak. We saw many moose and eagles. Had a great trip and good times visiting. Much of the drive was through the mountains and along the coast. Beautiful driving!
Sunday, the boys were up early to go on a fishing charter. They caught halibut, salmon and rock bass. They had a great time! They were glad to come home with fish. We were just glad they came home safe! Us girls spent the day playing on the ocean shore and shopping. We spent the night in Soldotna at a church camp, Solid Rock Camp. (the youth pastor at my folk's church has a buddy who runs it)
Monday was our longest day of driving. We drove from Soldotna, had lunch in Anchorage, pee break in Palmer, sheep watching along Caribou Creek, glacier viewing at Matanuska Glacier and then made it to Glennallen. Jon and I met in Glennallen and we have many friends there. We had dinner at the Princess Lodge with our friends, Anthony, Daisy and their son, Caleb.
Tuesday, we had breakfast with our friends and then drove to Valdez. Along the way, we hiked up to the face of Worthington Glacier. We saw many waterfalls and eagles. We did a wildlife cruise that afternoon, seeing whales, sea lions/otters, puffins and eagles. We had dinner in Valdez and then drove back to Glennallen.
Wednesday, we took a tour of Glennallen, seeing the clinic where I worked and the bible college where Jon went to school. We drove up to Fairbanks, stopping in Palmer for a pee break, Delta for a lunch break and in Salcha, to see Jon's folks house, our church and to get some icecream at the Knotty shop (a local tourist giftshop). We finally made it to Fairbanks!! We had dinner at our house, finally getting a home cooked meal after eating out and packed lunches on the road all week.
Thursday, we finally slept in!!! We had breakfast at our place and then did some shopping. I got to show my mom/sisters where Kaden goes to daycare and where I work. We had a cookout tonight with Jon's family, at Jon's sister's house along the Chena River. It was the first time for some of our family members to ever meet. We had a great time! Pictures to come!
Here are some of pictures of our travel:
Kaden playing with his buddy Caleb (Caleb is 8 months, Kaden is 7 months old)
bff (best friends forever)...they love playing together
jon hiked up to the face of worthington glacier with kaden
on the cruise in valdez, looking into a cave for puffins
Finally getting some pictures uploaded from our vacation this past week. My entire family flew in last Friday night and we have been traveling through AK since then. We went from Anchorage to Homer to Soldotna to Palmer to Glennallen to Valdez to Delta to Salcha to Fairbanks. We had a great time together! Here are pictures from our wildlife cruise in Valdez. We saw whales, sea otters, sea lions, puffins and eagles!
hanging out with mama on deck
family photo on the cruise. it was a quick shot since the boat was cruisin!
kaden loved being outside on the water
cruisin in the prince william sound
my sister, tabitha and her husband, courtney checking out the water
After waiting for what seems like forever, my family has arrived in Anchorage! We are headed to pick them up as we speak. It is such a treat and blessing to have my ENTIRE family here. The 10 of us are sure to have a great time!
We are traveling for a week around Alaska. If you want to track our path, we are traveling from Anchorage to Homer to Palmer to Glennallen to Valdez to Glennallen to Fairbanks! We will cover some 1000 miles! We plan to fish in Homer, hoping to reel in some HUGE halibut. And we are going on a wildlife cruise in Valdez. Pray we see whales! We will see more than one glacier, more than one waterfall, lots of mountains and hopefully LOTS of moose and bald eagles. Maybe even a porcupine!!
Please pray for safe travels and good health. Pictures and stories to come!
One of the things Kaden has been learning is funny faces. We finally captured his funniest one on tape. Sometimes when we are talking to him, he is sucks in and puffs up his chest...and makes a funny, squished up face. It is hilarious!!! puffed up with funniness
we went out on a date last weekend...all three of us. :0)
he loves playing with his toy basket... this time, things got a little out of control...
...not that he minded, he was stuck and still having fun!
We started vacation bible school tonight at church. The theme is Marketplace at Jerusalem. Jon and I did the skit tonight, which was about Palm Sunday. We will work our way through the events in Jerusalem until Passover. The kids seemed to have a great time. Kaden was mostly with Grandma, but had fun seeing all the kids! P.S. I'm not so much into the Jerusalem fashion statement. :0) Kaden's 1st VBS
Our Jerusalem features sodas from Taco Bell
Mama and Kaden
Our neice, Samantha eating bread, made and baked for her tribe.
Jon's dad ran the carpenter's shop... Our nieces Megan and Tristyn were working well together!
We have had a busy week! Our friends, Luke & Charity, and their boys, Wrangall and Stryder came up on Tuesday. They are leaving today so Kaden will be sad that his buddies are gone. Stryder has grown so much!! He can hold up his head and he sat up great in the bumbo. It has been a great visit. all three boys hanging out, wrangall, kaden and stryder
buddies for life already. wrangall calls kaden "k k"
jon on boy duty...perhaps a sign of what might come? :0)