Wednesday, June 13, 2012

update 6-13-2012

Life is good on the Peninsula these days.  The following are taken at Bishop's beach in Homer.  We went there with friends a couple of weekends ago to geocache, tidepool and just have fun.

Driftwood teeter totters

The mountains on the other side of the bay are just gorgeous

Joe is pointing out tracks he found

Looking for critters

Making s'mores

Joe is modeling his perfect Alaskan beach clothes:  raincoat/windbreaker, waterproof boots and a handy-dandy walking stick

My husband and I

Tim and Jae tide-pooling

The trees have leafed out, we've had lots of nice days.  It hasn't rained much on the kids playing soccer (unlike our first year where we shivered in the rain all summer!).  Tim has built four raised beds with hoops over them to create a greenhouse-like effect.  We're learning how to garden in Alaska.  It isn't too unlike gardening at 8600 feet in Colorado...  The kids are all home from school.  Two are playing soccer.  One may take swimming lessons.  Three will go to camp (two at the Challenger Learning Center and one at Solid Rock Bible camp).

We have family schedule to visit us in July and August, each for a week long visit.

I started a new job May 29.  So far it is a good change.  I'm not seeing as many patients as I would like to yet, but it is hopefully going to build slowly.  I'm glad to be out of the last situation I was in.  It was time for a change, unfortunately.

Hooligans made their annual Kenai River run
We have been spending our free time doing fun things with our friends.  Sadly, however, I just found out yesterday that they will be moving to Colorado by the end of the summer :(.  I'm so grateful for the time we've had these last 2+ years.  I've never made friends so easily.
Our favorite little bakery in Homer


Linda said...

Great Post - brought back memories of my childhood - always a good thing! :D

Carol G said...

Glad you enjoyed it, Linda. What part of Alaska are you from? Thanks for stopping by.

Linda said...

I was born in Ariz, but my parents moved to Alaska when I was 3. I grew up in Birchwood, but when I was very young, we used to go hooligan netting... I think it was called netting... We used to also get clay from the inlet because my Mother used it for something. Your pictures reminded me of a lot from my childhood.

Carol G said...

Linda, we call hooligan netting hooligan dipping. My husband got a strange look from some newbie friends recently when he told them he had been hooligan dipping. I thought it was funny!

All of a Kind Family said...

Hi Carol!
It was sooo good to hear from you! I've missed our contact, but often had you on my heart. My blog reader was somehow lost and it's been taking me a while to rebuild.

I'm glad that everything is going well for you and your family :)

...about my eventful box day and your question -- it was our Sonlight packages for the 2012-13 school year.

Have a blessed weekend! Our weekend is starting off tomorrow with nuclear testing on one of daughters. If you feel led to pray, we would greatly appreciate that we get some answers.

joscreativityblog said...

Sounds like things are going great. So glad that new job is working out for you. Those pictures are lovely and it looks like everyone had a great time. :)