Sunday, September 21, 2008

Tenakee 2008 Hunt

Kevin returned from his hunt with his buddies to Tenakee. Only one deer, but lots of crab and halibut - our freezer is full!

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

We love a good imagination

Morgan turned this rock into her own personal cell phone! Love it!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Just another Manic Monday .....

I wish it were a Sunday, 'cause that's my fun day, my I don't have to run day

Okay, we're back from the '80s Ü

I worked today from 5:00 - 1:30 - went to the gym, came home, made homemade chicken potpie for dinner, and made North Douglas Chocolate Cake for the dessert auction at Morgan's school - I can bring home the bacon and fry it up in the pan Ü

Sunday, September 7

Lillee & Lorin came over for a visit. We had a great day! We played, made and played with playdough, and made pinwheels. It was great to see them again!


So this was an actual Dora episode.

Dora and her dog Burrito are on the run from the dog catcher - yes, he is really chasing them. Along the way, Dora and Burrito collect 100 keys so that at thend of their journey they can let all of the other dogs out of the kennels. At the end, after Dora and Burrito have released all the puppies, the dog catcher decides he dosn't want to be a dog catcher anymore because he doesn't like it, and decides he wants to be a mailman.

Really Dora?????

Saturday, September 6 - last day of summer

What an amazing day! It got up to 72! I got the tarps and tent hung out to finish drying from the camping trip the weekend before - I'm sure the neighbors who are trying to sell their house and having an open house loved the Clampetts next door.

Morgan enjoyed being outside in her swimsuit!

Angy called to see if we wanted to fishing, so we loaded up the kids and headed out for an evening of fishing out at Amalga Harbor. We had a great time fishing, but no catching. The kids had a blast playing on the beach.

After fishing we decided we'd stop by Lena Beach and make some s'mores. As luck would have it, someone had left a fire going in a pit, so we didn't even have to build our own forward. Of course we paid it forward .... when we were really to go, another party pulled up and didn't have a hatchet to make kindling, so we gave them our spot.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Girls Night!

Went to dinner with the girls tonight! Had a great time! Good food, good conversation! And I'm a better mom for it!
Of course, being a mom, I stoped by the store on my way home and found some DVDs that were on sale buy one get one free - I can't wait to share them with the ghouls! - The Dark Crystal and The Neverending Story

Life in a small town

Pros ........
So today, Morgan's bus driver missed her stop, and dropped her off about 1/4 quarter mile away from our street, on the busy, curvy main road called Back Loop Road (45 mph road!) - on the wrong side of the street! Lucky for us, a good friend saw this and turned around to go and rescue her - but not before she was trying to cross the street! OMG! Grandma Carole - we need you to come and drive bus #27 - seriously - both girls ride on that bus to their different schools!

I love the fact that living in a small community we have eyes to watch each others kids! One time when Devyn was in second grade she had missed the bus, and another mom saw her waiting at the bus stop and from the time she could tell Devyn had missed the bus, so she stopped and gave her a ride to school. I was home and very sick, so Devyn greatly accepted the ride - bless her heart, she didn't want to bother me - so sweet.

Having all these eyes is a great enforcement tool - my kids never know who is watching them and reporting back - and they've been caught in the act before - yes, my angels!

Morgan got her lunchbox at Costco, along with EVERYONE else! So of course today, the 4th day of school it has gone missing - I went down to check the lost and found at school, so hopefully someone will notice her name on the inside and out (I tried to iron on patches to make it unique, but they wouldn't stick!) and return it to its rightful owner.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

....... and we're back

I know my blogging has been serious lacking, but here we go for a try!

We had a fabulous summer - with a 3-week vacation to Washington to visit Kevin's family. It was so amazing to be able to spend so much time in one shot with family - we truly had a blast! We celebrated Nanna Poole's 100th birthday - amazing!

Juneau has had a miserable summer - not one dry day the month of July - and MAYBE one day in August up to 70 - and one other day in the 60s - so sad! We have been enjoying the weather - we've been out fishing and playing anyway!

We ended the summer with a camp out with the Loree family at a local campground. The guys had to work, but came out Saturday and Sunday night for dinner. We had fun - Saturday was a beautiful sunny day, but Saturday night got cold, and about 3:00 a.m. Morgan asked if she could get into my sleeping bag, I said, "yes, please!" and my heater kept me warm! Sunday was a nice day, and Sunday night was warmer, but it rained just in time to take down camp. Kevin was great and did some amazing tarp engineering to help protect us!

School started 9/2. Morgan is in the same class as last year, and in first grade - and loving learning! Devyn is an 8th grader now, and is still undecided about her feelings for the school year, but I'm sure she'll settle in!

So here's to blogging on a more regular basis!


Juneau Poole Party!