Monday, January 4, 2010

Out and about the day after Christmas

Just some photos of the area right after was cold and icy but it felt good to be out.
I have lived all over the world and wish I had taken more pictures of the area I lived in...we are trying not to make that mistake when we leave here.

Mendenhall lake

#1 daughter Jen at Skater's cabin looking towards the Mendenhall was cold and wet

Auke Bay smooth as glass and prime for boating

Mendenhall flats looking towards the airport

Mendenhall flats looking towards Douglas Island

Downtown looking south

Downtown looking north

Gastineau Channel south

The Infamous Red Dog

Christmas 2009

We had a quiet Christmas this year, our last in Alaska. Matthew was here of course and favorite daughter Jen came down from Wasilla with her boyfriend Steve which turned out great and all and all it was a nice time. We had the grandkids over for making cookies and then a few days later for stockings and gifts. Then a few days after Christmas Grampa Andy had to have emergency surgery to remove a suddenly exploded gall bladder...3rd emergency surgery in 4 months...glad 2009 is over.

Caleb and Emily helped us decorate the tree

Emily is already a pretty good cook and likes to make cookies....she just gets bored with the decorating part!


Emily and Granny Holly just do their thing while Caleb and I relax

Caleb likes to get involved when the girls get everything ready to cut out and frost.

Emily is deprived of attention again.

Caleb contemplating his stocking

Contemplation over...

Grandpa gets new fencing pliers

Favorite daughter Jen and boyfriend Steve

Watch the hand.............

Matt gets a new coat

Boo Boo got catnip

Granny Holly and Grampa Andy survive another one!!

Boo Boo is as deprived of attention as Emily!

We talked to all the rest of the family Christmas day and it was very enjoyable and relaxing; prime rib for dinner, spiced octopus and smoked shrimp and oysters for snack....good stuff.

Emily's Birthday

We went to Emily's birthday party at a dance studio and then had her over a couple days later when the presents from her daddy arrived. Hopefully everyone from out of town is covered picture wise but here goes:

At the dance studio in the valley, it was agood idea and the kids all had fun.

Obviously they are teaching posing at a young age now days!

I believe this was from Grandma Mary in Alabama

And this was from Grampa Andy and Granny Holly

Opening birthday gifts from dad.

Hello Kitty theme this year which seemed to be a hit

More from her dad

And her dad completes the Hello Kitty theme!!

6 years old now...where did the time go. I was just looking at pictures the other night of her dad when we were stationed in Alameda back in the early 80s. Who would have thought.