Monday, December 21, 2009

Meeting Santa




I just love this Santa, and the back drop of the stage makes it even more emotional. Curt's friend Aaron invited him to go on base to see Santa. The kids have a blast and being on base they got a great experience. They had a bunch of food and all the kids got new toys and books. When the kids came home they were so excited to tell me every detail about the night.

Corbin's Winter Performance





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Corbin had a Christmas performance, well to be correct, a holiday performance. I wish you all could of been there because it was so cute. Corbin said he had a fun time but he didn't smile the whole way through. He is growing up so quick, I was very surprised that he knew all the words to eight holiday songs. The school does a wonderful job with there choir and band, which is good because Curt and I are not the most talented in that department.

Winter Wonderland


We got a whole bunch of snow last week, it snowed about 5 inches a day for 3 days. There was a time that I went to the store and I couldn't tell where the road began and ended. But I love how it looks on the trees and the mountains.

If you can't tell from the picture, yes gas is $3.29. So, no complaining in the lower 48 states. Our House

This is the view going out of our circle. This mountain is what covers the sun most of the year. It is weird, you can't tell what direction you are going by the sun. This picture was taken at about 2:00 pm and I am facing South. If you can tell, the sun already setting in the southwest. The snow plow came by and built a big hill in the center of our circle. Corbin and Aubrey love to play outside.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Turkey Shoot Out

What is a Seawolf? I guess this is a seawolf, if anybody cares. Aubrey loves hanging out with the mascot. But Corbin on the other hand has always been a little scared for some reason.

One of my player's parents gave us tickets for the Alaskan Shoot Out. If you don't know what it is, it is a basketball tournament up here that bring in some pretty good teams. We attended the girls championship game and got second row, center court tickets. I didn't know how long the kids would last, but they did great with some help from McDonald's happy meal toys. Also Aubrey got her introduction to Cheerleaders. She loved watching them and especially loved there big hair bows. She is such a girlie girl.
The game was great, it came down to a last buzzer shot with UAA (university of Alaska, Anchorage) winning.






So Aubrey has been watching ice skating lately. I came out of the shower one day and found Aubrey trying to skate on Corbin's cars. I think she is hinting something to us.


Curtis think this is so funny. Every night Aubrey can't go to bed until she has all of her "friends". A seal, a bear, Jessie, and Pinky Pie (which she needs to lay her head on). If we can't find one of her friends, it is the end of the world to Aubrey.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Hair Bows


So my friend taught me how to do these little bows one night. I went home not thinking that I wouldn't be able to make them, but it really wasn't that hard. I was going to leave them plain without all the bling but once Aubrey saw me trying to see if the jewel would look good she told be to put something on each one. These crafts are pretty fun to do and it is something that Aubrey and I can do together.

Halloween Costumes

We had the kids pick out there costumes the other day. It wasn't a surprise what they wanted to be. Corbin is especially excited, he has his kindergarten Halloween party on Tuesday and a truck-and-treat at the church on Saturday. Aubrey loves her red long hair, she would wear it everyday if I would let her.



The Bounce House











Corbin had a day off of school so I had to plan something to get out of the house. This Bounce House was over priced but it did the job to get out and have the kids bounce out some energy. I didn't get many pictures of Corbin because he brought his friend Nathan and they were running around the whole time. They had a blast!

G is for glasses

So it was my turn to teach preschool the other week. Aubrey and her good friend Magen sporty there glasses that they made. We did crafts and worksheet all about the letter G. Aubrey loves preschool, I am so glad we decided to do it.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Are they dancing?

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Crazy Aubrey

So we have had so many posts of Corbin lately, so I wanted to share some pictures of Aubrey being scary or silly, I can't tell.














Friday, September 25, 2009

Corbin's Running Race

Corbin running race went awesome, I wish you all could of been there. We didn't know how he was going to act when he took off and kids started passing him. Curt and I were praying for no tears. Corbin is really growing up. He ran the whole race without crying or stopping and received a metal for completing. (.7 miles) Amazing job Corbin! Curt got a little star stuck by Sarah Palin being at the race. I told him that he should just go over there and talk to her instead of staring at her. He chickened out but got a picture.

Dog Fair



Corbin always wants to hook Baylor up to his slid so he was so excited to have a lady demo how she hooks up and runs her dog team.








You would think Aubrey would be scared of the dog, he was HUGE!






So I am a little behind on my blogs. On Saturday the 19th we decided to go to the Dog Fair. The school that Baylor goes to put on a free fair. They had face painting, balloons, all different kinds of dogs and a bunch of demos.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Goodbye Fred Myers' Bakery

So I quit Fred Myers' Bakery even though I didn't know that I got my basketball coaching job. I wasn't liking the hours anymore and I learned the basics to keep it up at home. I am so glad I followed my interest, the job gave me cake decorating skills and some extra money to enjoy our first summer in Alaska. My main responsibilities were to fill the pastry case. I learned how to do everything in the case but the flower cupcakes. The flowers are harder than it looks. I will miss working there, but if I am wanting to lose weight, that isn't the place to work.














Thursday, September 17, 2009

So I am blessed to have a chance to coach again. When we moved to Alaska I didn't know if I wanted to be a head coach in the near future but I knew that I still wanted to be involved some how. So when Eagle River High School was hiring for a head coach I started thinking how much I missed it and would love to be part of a team. I had to get the OK from Curt, which he agreed after I told him how much I would get paid so he could go down to 40 hours a week. ( He was doing 45-50 per week, plus doing homework at night)
Overall I am really excited for a new season of teaching, experience and memories. I hear that I have a great bunch of girls that want to work hard. Go Wolves!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Fall in Alaska


People have been asking for some pictures of fall up here in Alaska. It wasn't the sunniest day when Curt took the pictures but it shows you how gorgeous it is.