Monday, August 20, 2012

We Rock

Our school and district just made Scholastics Top 25 Cool Schools list.  If you click on the school listed under Alaska you can read about our awesome Whittier Community.

I am so thankful to work for such an amazingly innovative school district.

Saturday, August 18, 2012


We spend a lot of time hanging out on the ski hill at Alyeska Ski Resort.  It is about 15 min walk from our house.
 It's pretty spectacular.
The little guy likes to run down the half pipe.
Sometimes on the way home we stop at Moose Meadows to watch the paragliders land.
I feel pretty darned lucky to live in this place.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

How to Make Really Big Bubbles

If you want to make really big bubbles.
Strip the leaves off a bendable branch.
Make a loop as big as your branch will allow.

Dip it in the bubbles.
You now have a bubble wand for a super big bubble.  Sometimes it take a few tries because the branch  may be moist.  Bubbles away.

Saturday, August 4, 2012


Summer I wait for you all year and you never disappoint.  

We have been super busy adventuring.  We went to our land and stayed in our 16 foot yurt.  Sigh... breathe it in. No electricity or plumbing, and none of our daily oblligations. The little guy just loves it.
Although this beach is not warm it is truly amazing in every other way.  A beach with a view of glacier mountains is pretty hard to beat.
Then there was the salmon that needed to be smoked.  I have to admit that one of my favorite meals is Annies White Cheddar Mac and Cheese with smoked salmon in it.  I crave it as soon as I see or smell smoked salmon.