Lower 48

Utah dezembro 2017

13 December 2017

Chris and Apollo boy and I spent a week in Utah after we went to Vegas. It was great to be with Chris’s family and see a few friends, and see some Utah nature. But every time I’m in Utah, which is frequently, a couple times a year usually, I don’t get enough nature/adventure time. Need to make that happen more next time we go. Regardless, it was really really great and uplifting to spend time with family and loved ones.

 

AND bonus:
I really enjoyed hours of thrift shopping.
We ate too much cafe rio, but it was all really tasty.
Went on a few lego shopping trips. :)
Got some sacred time at the Oquirrh Mountain temple.

I feel grateful for the families we have and the people we love. And I’m grateful for the opportunities we have to spend time with our loved ones and visit different places. Apollo did great while traveling and we all adore that baby boy ever so much.

Alaska

Vegas Thanksgiving 2017

23 November 2017

My sweet Apollo is kind of sick. Not sure if he caught some sort of bug or if it’s just from teething, but it’s sad either way! So sad to see my baby sickie, but I enjoy the extra cuddles.

He was too tired and slept through our family Thanksgiving feast, and we missed him. There’s 9 adults and 7 kiddos here this thanksgiving.. that’s all of us for now! It’s so nice to be all together with Chris’s family and I’m really grateful for everyone’s efforts in making it happen and in making it great.

We did a fish pond today and got some fun presents, and we all wrote nice things about everyone on a piece of paper! That was a wonderful activity to life each other up and express our love and gratitude. I love Chris’s family and I’m grateful we’re all friends.

I’d really like to blog more and share my thoughts and memories and photos, but it’s kind of hard to do in my phone. And I get to sleepy and unmotivated to do it sometimes.

Right now we’re watching old full house episodes and it’s so good! I love it!

I love Apollo and Chris and I feel very blessed to have them.

And I love lots of other people too. So much to be grateful for and I’m working on recognizing all the abundance in my life. We’re blessed with so much!

Alaska

novemburr

15 November 2017

November november.
I put up some Christmas lights tonight. How magical.
Been eating some very tasty popcorn lately.
Gone on a lot of nice walks.
Got rid of a bunch of stuff and it felt freeing!
Lots more to get rid of.
Wanting to waste and consume less.
I adore Apollo.
I love Chris too.
And our family and friends.
And Harry Potter.

I’ve been trying to listen to Christmas music lately, but I just don’t think I’m ready for it yet. I think I have more gratitude to work on first, and remembering that all my blessings come from God. My life is full of good people and things and God is love.

Alaska

crispy walkie

10 November 2017

It’s November. And it’s crispy and cool.
Our pooch always needs a good walk in the morning. Actually, we could all probably use a good walk in the morning. I’m committing to more walks, and you can too. :)

I’m so grateful I have legs to walk! And a body that works, and a little boy to carry, and husband to talk to, and animals to laugh at. Gotta love walkies with my crew.

I went on bigger trail loop the other day, instead of just heading straight to the field with Edelweiss. My kitty kitsy cat, Bel, joined too, and I loved that. I had Apollo’s boots on, so when we got to the field, I took him out of the carrier and let him walk around. So cute. He’s a doll. <3 And he loves the animals and kiiiiiiind of says dog/Edel and kitty/kitsy.

I was thinking about Hawaii this morning, about missing the beach, sunshine, fresh produce, and BYU-Hawaii life. I miss it, of course. It was such a good time of life for me, especially looking back at it. Buuuut, I also love my life and where I’m at right now. I love home/Homer and I love experiencing life with our sweet boy. Of course each phase of life has different struggles and challenges, but each phase has great joys and highlights too.

Apollo just fell asleep for his second nap of the day. He’s maybe been transitioning from two naps to one, but I prefer two! And today we’re getting two! I loooove my bebe boy, and I love nap time too. Gotta refresh!

Alaska

late night reminiscing with chocolate cheeps

8 November 2017

My baby boy is almost one year old. Tonight I decided to go through photos of his almost one year on earth, but I only made it one month in. This photo is from when he was 10 days old. My sweet little perfect boy!

I love Apollo so much. I love being his mother. I love how much he needs me and how much I need him too. I love how much he and Chris love each other too.

I have sleepy moments, moments where I want to check out and be alone, moments where I worry about my identity and who I am… but I love being a mother. It’s been a really wonderful year of motherhood and I think Apollo is the most wonderful little creature who is full of light and love.

Alaska

Popcorn Time

4 November 2017

We love popcorn around here.

We make it in our whirly pop with coconut oil, real salt, and nutritional yeast. And then we fill our extra large stainless steel bowl with it, and proceed to fill our bellies with it.

Popcorn time can get pretty messy, especially sharing it with Edel and Apollo. They both love popcorn and it’s so funny to watch them eat it.

I was out of town most of Octoberer in California, Utah, and Seattle, and now it’s November – a month of gratitude and Christmas preparation!

I’ve had lots of thoughts I wanted to blog lately, but haven’t made the time to do it, not that I can make time. We all have the same amount of time. Maybe I just haven’t set aside the time. Or maybe it has nothing to do with time.

Anyway, time to go change a poopy diaper and then clean up all this popcorn everywhere!

Cheers!

Oh, speaking of Cheers, I saw the guy from Cheers when I was in Ojai, CA. I think that’s my first movie star maybe. Anyway, kinda cool, kinda normal, since famous people are just like we are.

Alaska

Balance?

14 September 2017

I love produce from the farmers market. Especially those carrots. Yum. Alaskan farmers market (or garden) carrots are the best. I’ve been making more of an effort to buy our produce from the market because it 200x more delicious and 2,000,000x healthier and more sustainable and all sorts of good stuff. And the price is very comparable with the grocery store. I realized this and realized my love for the farmers market and so, yeah, support local is maybe what I want to say. Delicious and nutritious.

To counteract the healthy goodness of food I make with farmers market produce, there’s chocolate, and slices of fat olives pizza. Too much chocolate and too many slices…

So basically I’m proud of the good food I’ve made lately, and of all the good produce in my fridge, but I’m not proud of all the chocolate I ate today. Shoot. Chris brought me some chocolate and flowers yesterday which was a really lovely surprise, but now the chocolate is gone… and now that Apollo is asleep I’m thinking about what I want to do for Chelsea time and I’m thinking of making cookies. Or I could put away my Costco groceries that I’ve been moving from counter to table to floor, the ones that have been out for three weeks or so. I just need a place for them!

Marie Kondo says that things don’t get cluttered or messy as long as they have a place to go, and as long as it sparks joy, or something like that.

Hmmm… what else…. oh! I could share some family pictures that our good friend, Sara Reed, took for us! She took pictures at our wedding too. Btw, I made some of these black and white. I don’t really know how to edit photos too well or what coloring looks best, but to each their own. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But our family pictures are very lovely and make me happy! I love looking at them. Good pics are worth it.

 
This is cropped from a picture, and omg, seriously, so cute. I just think he’s the cutest. His face, his ears, his fuzzy hair… he’s perfect to me. 
Family friendship bracelets for the win!

I love my family and I’m so glad to have Chris and Apollo and our home and our animals. Glad Sara could document some of these precious moments for us! Now I need to print them and splatter them all over all walls.

Also, I love Chris and Apollo and our home and animals, BUT I do get bothered by them, sometimes, except not really Apollo, and not really the cats haha. But the love is still there! Even, or maybe especially, amidst the ups and downs.

Alaska

Summer to Fall

13 September 2017

I’ve been kind of holding on to summer, not ready for it to be over. I think because there’s plenty of things on my summer bucket list that I didn’t complete and because I didn’t adventure as much as I wanted. Buuuut maybe I should just turn my summer bucket list into a fall bucket list and add to it. That sounds like a good plan, Stan. I also need to finish blogging some summer fun we had.

Apollo’s first summer. It was great and thankfully we did a little bit of everything and got to spend time with lots of our loved ones. My dad was home most of the summer which was awesome. It’s always nice to have him around. And my mom, Holly, and nieces live here, so that’s lucky! And my brother is in Kenai, but I didn’t get to see him enough this summer. My sister Stacy and her boys came up and visited for about a month. “A month!” and I loved that. Chris’s mom and her husband came and visited too. And mine and Chris’s BFFs also visited at different times. Soooo good times in AK with some of our favorite people.

Chris and I spent a bit of time in Utah, Wisconsin, and California with family and good friends, which took us out of state for most of July. Summer is not the time to leave Alaska, but we had great trips out of state anyway. And here it is September and the weather is changing. Adios summer. You’ve been good to us.

A couple days ago it was still very nice and sunny and Apollo and I played outside with the neighbor boys for a while, and enjoyed our trampoline. It still felt like summer. And it felt like it was the end of summer. Especially since I FOUND TWO FOUR LEAF CLOVERS, which a big item on my summer bucket list. It was so awesome that I found them, or maybe they found me. :)

And then yesterday, it was very very fall-y. Gray, crispy weather, with yellow leaves falling and wind blowing. My nieces walked over after school and I had a great time hanging out with them. We worked on fall bucket lists and ate some chili that I whipped up supa fast. I’m now accepting that fall is here and embracing the new season.

Some carry over items from summer bucket list:

make bread, hand lettering, summit pass?, build something, walk Bishops to Diamond Creek, continue to minimize and simplify, grow something, Book of Mormon

Some new items on my fall bucket list:

temple, new passports, build a fort, go on a picket with a basket, do Homestead trail, weave something, make pumpkin pie, DIY Halloween costumes, make more musics, AK staycation, Captain Cook state park, drink lots of tea, yoga class, get Apollo’s birth certifico :), and clean the garage!

AND SUMMIT PASS, one of my favorite places in all the world… I’ve been going there for a loooong time and we haven’t made it yet this year. Not sure if I should give up on that Summit Pass dream till next year or still try to make it happen in the next couple weeks… decisions decisions.

Lower 48

Vortex Reunion of Love!

12 September 2017

July 12-16, 2017
Park City, Utah

Ten years ago on an island in the Pacific, seven young and beautiful girls came from all over the world, to create a sisterhood and eternal bonds of friendship. O’ahu was a vortex for us, drawing us in to its magic and filling us with light and love.

It’s been 10 years since our first semester at BYU-Hawaii. Life has taken each of us down different paths and to different places, but the friendship we share is the same. Gratefully, the stars aligned and we reunited again!

We came from Texas, Oregon, Washington, New Zealand, Alaska, and Utah, to gather in Park City. We brought our cute babies, (seven and a half kids in total) and our reunion was ever so sweet!

I don’t know if my words would accurately describe the love and joy I felt, so here’s some pictures which depict some of that emotion, and just some pictures to show how cute our kiddos are.

Alaska

Praise Naptime 

6 September 2017

Apollo is normally napping twice a day for an hour or so each time. Sometimes he naps for two hours and sometimes 20 minutes. Naptime is a special time – an important reset for me and the boy. 

Today he napped for just over two hours! Wowie! I did a lot and enjoyed myself and Apollo woke up a happy boy, after crying and cuddling for a couple minutes. :)

Our Amazon order came in today too, so now Apollo has more drool bibs, and an amber teething necklace, and a thermometer, and a run on sentence, and some stain/odor remover, and a deshedder for animals, and some dog food, and yay. Apollo is enjoying playing with the little boxes and things that came with the order. And now he’s enjoying playing with the lid topper from his baby soap. 

Apollo and I made banana cookies this morning. Yum. I like them with lots of chocolate chips and he gets them without. 

Aaaand it’s been very rainy lately. 

And! It’s my dad’s birthday! He’s the best and we need him around. I’m lucky and blessed to have him!

Alaska

I love September September!

2 September 2017

How did it become September? I feel like summer has flown by pretty quickly, probably because I spent most of July out of the great state of Alaska, and maybe because I haven’t done too too much adventuring. But maybe I’ve adventured more than I think. I better go back and look through my instagrams to realize all the great times I’ve had this summer summer. Or I could go back through Apollo’s Instagram and just see how precious he always is! Goodness, that kid has my heart. I adore him completely.

Apollo is asleep right now and I’m enjoying some Chelsea time. I’m listening to the Awesome with Alison podcast, which is always fun and inspiring. What a character she is and she and her husband seem like a great team. Tonight I’ve been listening to them talk about gratitude practices and I did that tonight on a walkie! It was a game changer and so enjoyable. <3

It’s been rainy today, which is totally fine, but I spent lots of time inside today and needed some nature therapy. I do loooove to be in my home, but I often focus too much on the negative things here, like things that are dirty or messy. I especially focus on ways the animals, specifically Edel, have worn down our home. It’s frustrating. BUT it’s best to focus on the positive and realize all the good around you! So my walkie was really helpful in changing my perspective and helping me recognize many of the blessings around me. And… CATS.

In the gratitude practice thing I listened to for part of my refreshing and delightful walkie, Alison said to take deep and slow breaths, lengthen your stride, and focus on some things your grateful for. Be grateful for them. If you can’t think of anything or negative thoughts creep in, focus on your surroundings, be grateful for the trees, the air, the grass, the earth… go through your body and be grateful for your toes, feet, heels, ankles, and all the way up to the hairs on your head. We have so much to be grateful for.

And she referred to Tony Robbins and how he said to say “I LOVE MY LIFE.” And to say out loud things you love, or things you want to love or need to love more. For me, I deeeefinitely need to currently love our dog more. And saying these things I love/want to love is what really made my walkie superb. Say it loud and proud, sister!

I LOVE my life. I love my life. I love my life. I love my body. I love my home. I love my community. I love my animals. I LOVE my boy. I love my husband. I love my family. I love my in laws. I love my God. I love the Lord. I love my calling. I love the earth. I love my room. I love the food. I love my stomach. I love my mouth. I love my hair. I love the trees. I love the water. I LOVE the air. I love my hands. I love my feet. I love my nails. I love my skin. I love my appliances. I love having carpet. I love being a mom. I love being a woman. I love my life. I love the Lord. I love September. :)

 

Alaska

SOLAR ECLIPSE 2K17

21 August 2017

Nothing too too exceptional to see here in Alaska this morning, but I did see some really cool posts of my cousins’ and uncles’ instagrams in Idaho! It looked pretty impressive that it was so dark/dusky outside there. I also so some pictures of cool crescent shaped shadows.

I put my sunglasses on and blinked at the sun and saw a nice partial eclipse. And then I took some pictures of me and my boy with a snotty nose, and who was naked in preparation for his post breakfast bath. After I sort of looked at the sun, every time I’d blink I’d see about 10 mini eclipses, so I’d call that a success! ;)

Then Apollo and I took a nap together in our chair, and that is always a big success to me, especially when I am not getting super awesome rest at night. Once Apollo fell asleep, I scrolled through Instagram and read about people’s experience with the solar eclipse. Some were pretty funny, like pictures of cloudy skies and “this is stupid. I can’t even see it.” And other posts where some laughed at the big hype this eclipse was making. And some who expected it to be midnight dark outside, but they weren’t in the right location, so that’s also funny.

And then I came across a couple posts where people shared of the powerful energies and celestial alignments of this solar eclipse. They said things like this can be a moment where we can step fully into our light, where we can purify our old selves and let go of what doesn’t serve us, a time of progressive change – even it if may be uncomfortable, and a portal for exponential growth.

So here’s to moving from darkness to light and three cheers for spectacular natural phenomenons.

Alaska

How can I strengthen my family?

20 August 2017

It’s early Sunday morning. I just woke up from a pretty great stretch of sleep, like 5-6 hours! So I am feeling rejuvenated and awake. 

With Apollo’s two top teeth, and now with us having a cold, sleep the past couple weeks has been not so great and verrrry interrupted. So, to sleep for hours without waking up… I feel on top of the world! :) Actually, I just feel awake enough to finish studying for and preparing my young women’s lesson for today. 

The theme for the month of August is marriage and family, and my lesson for class today is: HOW CAN I STRENGTHEN MY FAMILY?

It has been great preparing for this lesson and there have been some excellent talks from general conference that I’ve listened to that were very helpful to me. 

In Praise of Those Who Save by Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Defenders of the Family Proclamation by Bonnie L. Oscarson

More Diligent and Concerned at Homer by David A. Bednar

There’s nothing more important than our families and I’m grateful for the love in my home and family. Here’s a couple quotes that remind me of what I can do to strengthen my family:

If we look for imperfections in our spouse or irritations in our marriage, we will certainly find them, because everyone has some. On the other hand, if we look for the good, we will surely find it, because everyone has many good qualities too.

LOOK FOR THE GOOD. 

We really do find what we look for. 

And this. 

We may share the same gene pool, but we are not the same. We have unique spirits. We are influenced in different ways by our experiences. And each of us ends up different as a result.

Rather than attempting to force everyone into a mold of our own making, we can choose to celebrate these differences and appreciate them for adding richness and constant surprises to our lives.

And it all comes down to Christlike love. 

As we emulate the Savior’s love, He will surely bless and prosper our righteous efforts to save our marriages and strengthen our families.

May the Lord bless you in your untiring and righteous efforts to be numbered among those who save.

Another thing that stuck out to me was a picture I saw on Facebook this morning. It was of people living in great poverty, maybe even a refugee camp, I’m not sure. And the words said: remember the life you complain about is the life others dream of. 

A good reminder to count your blessings and recognize all the good around us!

And here’s a sweet picture of me and my boys from my mom’s birthday the other day. I busted out all our red plaid and Apollo’s adorable shoes and my dad took a couple quick pictures of us outside. PRECIOUS. 

Alaska

Mothering

15 August 2017

I have so many thoughts I want to share and record, but lately I don’t feel I’ve had/made the time and energy to do that. But tonight is a rainy August night, and Apollo fell to sleep very easily, so here I am contently blogging.

First of all, I adore Apollo so much. He is a part of me, bone of my bones, flesh of my flesh, and we both need each other. What a joy it is to be his mother and to be so perfectly loved by him.

Secondly, my baby boy has been teething fiercely. It is exhausting. His bottom two teeth were no problemo, but these top two have been quite unpleasant. He’s been fevering, had diarrhea, constipation, a rash, puke, loads of drool, all making for a significantly less happy boy and mama. If he doesn’t sleep as well at night, I don’t sleep as well. This morning I felt like I slept an hour and then got run over. Not awesome. I did sleep more than that of course, but I just had restless sleep with lots of waking.

Fingers crossed this phase will be over soon! And then I’ll get an amber necklace for the boy and hopefully the rest of his teeth won’t come in so violently. I just don’t know what to do to help him and it hasn’t been like that with us before. If nothing else, usually breastfeeding always helps. But one day, little boy nursed for like three minutes all day and I was loaded with milk. He finally ate when he went to bed and then I guess his belly got so full of milk that he eventually threw up all over us while I was rocking him to sleep. So. Much. Vomit. Poor boy did not feel well.

Anyway, motherhood has been tiring lately and less of a fun party. I feel like a need a little recharge. And I am getting that tonight, hanging out on the computer by myself, looking through photos, recording thoughts, listening to musics, eating fudge bars… :) Now I just need to tie dye and make cookies and play my ukulele and I should be back to my old self.

Oh! Another thing that makes me happy is wearing a romper or overalls. And jumping on the trampoline. We just got my trampoline set up and I McLove it. So do all the neighbor kids, but we haven’t let the jump on it yet, basically because we don’t want them to break their arms in our front yard.

Another way I recharge is NAPTIME. It’s kind of essential, not as essential as showering and brushing my teeth and eating. Actually, maybe it is. Yes, it is. I’m mostly referring to Apollo’s nap time being a recharge for me, but when I can nap too, it’s all the better. Usually I use his nap time to do some house project though, or to scroll through Instagram and Facebook and Pinterest and regret it when he wakes up before I had to chance to do anything productive haha. I have had some exceptional naps with Apollo recently. And I love that so much. They’re some of my favorite moments.

I really have a lot of wonderful moments. It is delightful watching Apollo experience the world, to see him so innocent and curious and pure, to feel his love and light. It’s the best. And I am really looking forward to the painful teething phase being over, but I suppose it’s all part of the process and joyful big picture.

Speaking of motherhood… I have the most wonderful mother and mother-in-law. They’re both so wonderful and strong and loving and beautiful and giving and funny. They’re just the people I need. Really, I have so many loving and supportive women around me. I feel very grateful for that.

In one hour and five minutes it is my mother’s birthday! So it’s time for an ode to my mama!

I don’t have too many recent pictures with my mom and need more. But in scrolling through all her Facebook pictures tonight, I came across this gem from our wedding December 2013. There she is helping out and being funny and loving and giving! And the day we got married, she just whipped up my perfect bouquet. I loved it. Full of lovely white flowers and green things. Mom is great with the flowers. I just really love her a lot, and I don’t think she realizes how much I love her or how wonderful I think she is. I need and rely on her a lot, and she brings so much goodness to my life.

I love my dear ol’ dad a whole lot too, but it’s my mama’s birthday, so the shoutout is going to her today. :) I really have been blessed with goodly parents. <3

Apollo just woke up to eat. I love feeding him. It’s so sweet and I love watching him eat and hold him close and hearing his cute noises and looking at his perfect face.

So… to sum up my blogging thoughts tonight, I love being a mother, but I am tired. And I hardly want to say I’m tired because I know plenty of other mothers who are much more tired and worn out than me! But it is a rewarding work to have those babies or kids look at you, full of love, and just wanting their mama. I still have plenty of moments where I just want my mom, and thank goodness she is usually just minutes away! Happy birthday to my angel mother!

Alaska

Johnsono Lake

5 August 2017

I went with my sister and nieces up the road for some Alaskan summer lake fun. :) Johnson Lake or bust. It’s about an hour drive north of where we live.

The sun was shining and Holly wasn’t working, so she and the girls decided to head to el lake. Apollo and I decided we should go adventure too!  It was great playing in the water and getting some sun sun sun.

The water temperature was a okay. Definitely not warm at all, but pretty bearable. We all did some great swimming and it was so refreshing. I LOVE WATER.

Natalie and Katy had some coolio floaties too, which made it really fun. I loved playing in the water with them while Holly tried to keep Apollo from eating too much dirt or little rocks. :) When I was sitting in the water with him, he loved pulling the rocks out to gnaw on them. He’s too precious.

I didn’t bring my trusty collapsible wagon but I sure wish I would have! It would’ve been perfect for this adventure. Great day wit my big sis and her girls!

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julho

31 July 2017

I didn’t blog once in July!

We were out of state 3/4 weeks, visiting Utah, California, and Wisconsin. It was a grrrrreat trip and so wonderful to be with so many loving people! And we got lots of good sun. AND it was also really great to get home. There’s no place like home. And there’s no people like yo’ people. And then… and then… and then…

Apollo turned 8 months old… AHHH!

I love being his mama. It makes me really happy. And it’s bittersweet watching him grow so much, but he can’t stay a baby forever, that’s just not how it works. So you just have to enjoy the moments while you have them. I feel I’ve been doing a pretty good job of that and working on being present.

I love watching him progress and learn and experience the world. Now that we’re home from our trip and he’s all mobile, he’s so content to be cruising around the house investigating everything. This boy is such a light to me. Chris and I love him mucho mucho, as do his grandparents and aunties and uncles and cousins. He was born into a family that surrounds him with love.

Alaska

Spit run again!

25 June 2017

Our Homer spit is a natural geological feature, probably a leftover glacial moraine from back in the ice age days. It is one of the longest spits in the world at 4 ish miles.

Every summer, there is a run from the high school to the end of the spit, the spit run, and more recently coined “10k to the Bay”. I do it every year. Always have, and hopefully always will. :)

I don’t really consider myself a runner, even though I diiiid do cross country in 7th grace haha. But I am a spit runner. :) I proudly started as a 5 year old and have done it every summer I’m around. 

Soooo the past couple years they started charging $30 to register the race! Not awesome. Think how many Bagel Shop bagels I could eat for $30. So the past couple years I silently protested by not registering and running anyway. :) Hopefully they’ll drop the registration price back down because I know I wasn’t the only bandit runner who didn’t want to pay. 

Stacy and I sort of unfortunately skipped the first two miles and did the last four, but that’s okay. She didn’t know how well he baby would do in the stroller for an hour and a half and so we decided to skip the beginning. But whoa, we still ran-walked four miles! That’s pretty much the only running I’ve done since the last spit run a year ago. Seriously. 

Our babies ended up doing great! But it was the toddler and my nieces that had a hard time haha. Buuuut we all made it. Hooray!


My dear ol’ dad was so kind and faithful to follow along and cheer us all on, just like the old days. That was nice.  

My sister Holly and her husband Jordin and their two girls ran too, but one of the girls went with me most of the time, and the rest of the time in Stacy’s stroller. So it was a good family affair!

Stacy previously insisted that we’d be walking the race with our strollers, and then out of somewhere she got a burst of energy and started running! It was funny, but she left me and Katy behind and it took us a while to catch up with her. Funny girl. I love her. She’s really good. 

When we did catch up to her, my other sister and other niece caught up too! So we were all together for the last mile and a half and it was the best. 

The weather couldn’t have been better. It was sunny and beautiful, but with a good breeze to keep us a little cooler. What a gorgeous day. 

Alaska

JUN 22

23 June 2017

I was thinking of only posting a couple pictures, but how can I not post so many when my boy is so adorable in every one of them!

I just adore this child so very much. I hope my love for him (and others) just keeps growing and growing. 

I think today was a good day for most of my family. We all got some good time together and some good time apart. My sister Stacy brought her babe Hudson over and it was delightful. It’s such a special experience having baby boys together and it’s so fun to see them grow and play. 

While Stacy and Hudson were over, Apollo and the pooch and a cat took me on a walkie. We sang our walkie song and headed toward the woods. I love our forest and being outside.  

Later in the evening we all reconvened at my mom’s house. We had some tasty food (zucchini muff muffs) and a good little time together. 

Speaking of food, Apollo has been experiencing some here and there. Apple and banana today! So messy, but pretty cute. We need to find a good high chair for our house but don’t have one yet. 

Also, every time the two babes are around each other, I am grateful to not currently have twins! I do sure love my twin friends da though! Everything is as it should be. 

PS we’ve started watching Anne with and E and we thinks it’s swell. 

PPS Edel is comfy cozy laying between my legs right now and I have very little room on our bed right now. 

PPPS new moon and big low tides right now!

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