If you’ve ever wondered what Alaska looks like on a warm day in January…
We had a wonderful day today. It was warm – relatively speaking- so we spent a lot of time outside. It’s so beautiful here, I can’t help but share these pictures with you! We love going on walks together. Even before Lucas was born, my husband and I would walk together almost every night after dinner. We walked late, around 10 or 11pm when it was dark and cold. Some of our best discussions have been while walking! Now with Lucas we walk before dinner and its something we love doing as a family.
Sometimes when I walk around here I feel like I’m in a movie. A frozen pond that is now an ice skating rink. Heaps of mountains surrounding you. People riding on horses. I can’t make this stuff up. Those mountains. Man, I don’t know if I will ever get sick of them. They are just so pretty! And this ice skating rink. I love that. I don’t know how many ice skating rinks are here, but there’s a lot.
I’m haven’t been on a real ice skating rink yet. I’m a little nervous of them still. I’m sure as soon as Lucas is walking and into toddler years (real toddler years- age 3+) we’ll be putting him on skis and skates. Little kids, especially little girls in cute skating dresses, are so adorable skiing and ice skating! Some parents push their kids in strollers while ice skating. Scary!
I took this picture because that gal is wearing (rolled) jean shorts, dark green tights and black boots. I thought it was important that you saw this. I’m not saying it’s good or bad, you can make your own decision on that. I just thought in case anyone needed ideas for senior pictures….
And this. Well, just look at this little dog. I’m at a loss for words here. I would like to hear an explanation however, on how you put shoes that size on a furry animal.
Lucas isn’t so sure about the snow yet, although he loved it much better than the first time he sat in it! On a different note, he is teething like crazy right now. And because I’m the most brilliant mother ever, I don’t know where I put his teething tablets when we moved and I cannot find them anywhere. We’ve been using a natural teething oil, but I’m not sure it’s helping much.
7 months ago I told my husband that we would never move to Alaska- that I did not want to move here no matter what. Who knew that there were other plans in store for us! Not only would we move here, but we would choose to live here for a while and experience all these new things. I can’t say I love it here, because we haven’t lived here long enough.
But I can say that we like it here. A lot. And that’s good enough for now.