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Alaska, Hawai'i

Under the Sea

13 March 2015

I shall always miss looking out my window and seeing the enticing blue sea, putting my suit on, walking out my door, across the grass, touching the sand and getting sand all over my feet (and body), and plunging into the Pacific Ocean.

For a few of my years at BYU-Hawaii, I lived in rundown beach front houses. It was a dream (except the cockroaches… sick). I’m so glad Chris and I could share six months of that magic together. Goodness, it was so so good and happy and healthy. I’m so grateful for that island and it’s wonderment.

Btw these pictures were taken with a canon 5d markII and an underwater bag, before we got the GoPro. The GoPro really takes superb underwater and everything pictures and video!

PS I’m really happy here in Homer right now. Though I do miss being tan, I’m trying to embrace my paleness. And I’ll always miss Hawaii, and Jerusalem, and especially my mission in Brazil, but I’m really happy to be HOME right now. I love Alaska and being Alaskan. :)

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November 6th

6 November 2014

Some days I make it difficult to get out of bed. This occurs when I’m feeling like a sloth and I don’t feel motivated to do much. This cycle often spirals downward. The results are not ideal. Well that kind of happened today. Annoying. Buuut it happens.

I’m grateful for a dog who reeeeeeally likes getting outside when we wake up. I’m grateful for this because I always enjoy these walks with Edel (and Christopher, and our kitty Bel sometimes). It is so beautiful and I’m especially grateful to watch the seasons changing this winter. IMG_9727

I’m grateful for our home and our clothes and our baskets and for my friendship bracelet making time today, which made me feel more productive than laying in front of the heater with Edel. And I’m so grateful I got all my substitute teacher paper work done! Yay.IMG_9732


I’m grateful we live sooooo close to the beach and the ocean! Chris and I took Edel down there tonight and it was delightful. The world is a beautiful place.


Also, I am obviously no longer studying at the blessed BYU-Hawaii. I am soooo extremely grateful for the many classes I was able to take there, the lessons I learned, the professors who taught, friendly students, interesting subjects.. so grateful for it all. I do miss school. I am grateful for my peace building classes, oceanography, physiology, biology, world history, english, french literature, communications, anatomy, Eburne’s classes, anthropology, personal and family finance, physical science, volleyball, soccer, church history, doctrine and covenants, old testament, book of mormon… so many wonderful things I learn and hope to keep learning!


pineapple days

28 October 2014


Chris has been gone for 9 days so far, 3 more to go. He’s on a business trip doing great aviation things with great aviator people. We miss each other a lot though. Life makes so much more sense together.

In his absence I have grown to love our pup Edelweiss a lot more though. My liking to her has been growing all summer and lately it’s reached the love level! Not sure why I was so resistant to her, but I’m glad I’ve opened my heart because I really appreciate her. Good little Edel cradle.

I feel lots safer with her around too, especially when honey husband is gone. There’s not really much I need to be afraid of, but sometimes I get afraid anyway. It’s nice to know we’ve got a good protective pooch around.

Anyway, with Chris gone I’ve done some good productive and helpful things, and also some less productive, laying in front of the heater moments, on my phone, and continually checking various social media, instrgam being the preferred media.

I’ve been looking lots through our old fotos though, and that’s where this giant pineapple picture came from. Those pineapple days were soooo good. And the days now really are good good now too.


Also… I played volleyball tonight with a bunch of Homer’s lovely community members and it was soon fun and great! I loved it. Made me really happy and glad and it feels great to exercise.

Also, I’m so happy to live so close to a bunch of my favorite peeps, aka family.

Also, our kitty Bel just sneezed, precious. And she’s purring up a storm. So glad Christopher dear will be home soon!