Friday, September 21, 2012

Four Generations Getting Pedicures

When we went to Alaska on the day the guys went fishing the girls were going to go get pedicures but we weren't able to.  I had my grandma all geared up to go, she's never had one before.

I felt like she needed to experience getting a pedicure so while my mom was in town I made an appointment for us all to get pedicures.  My grandma and Jaelee getting their first pedicures together.

It was one of those times that was just really cool, seeing four generations all experiencing something together.

The place was really great they treated everyone like queens.  Jaelee had a soda and some fruit snakes and this really cool pink chair that had lights in the water that changed colors.  I think everyone had a great experience.

Car Races

Greg got some free tickets to the car races so we all went.  We had ear protectors for the kids this year and I don't know why we didn't think about them before.  Jaelee liked it so much better.  I think we only stayed for an hour because it was so hot and the kids were just playing around but it was plenty of time to get a bunch of photos.


It just wouldn't be right with out me trying to do a photo shoot at sunset.  We had a really pretty sun set so I dragged the kids and the wagon over to our favorite field.  I only got a few photos before the kids were over it but we got a few good ones.


Jayse is not interested in letting me take pictures of him.  It's really hard these days to get a picture of him unless I sneak around like the paparazzi.  However, there are rare occasions when I can get a few.  This was one of those occasions.    He was riding his bike and when he got off he posed a bit for me and let me get some pictures.  So here they are.

Looking at these I can't believe how big he looks.  Sad face :( they are growing too fast.

Arrow Rock - Lake Fun

We spent a lot of time at the lakes this summer.  Because we got the new to us boat it allowed us to go places we couldn't before.  It was so fun.  We went out to Arrow Rock, past Lucky Peak to find a spot to fish and hang out for the day.

We found this place that looked awesome, there was a bank with sand, grass up higher and plenty of room for the kids and dog to run around.  We headed to the spot and when we got close to the shore, Greg, Jayse and Bo jumped out and found out that the sand was a sinking mess.  You couldn't even stand in it.  They were covered in mud in no time.  They hurried and jumped back in a boat and we were back out trying to find the perfect spot.

Jaelee's Last Dance Class For the Summer

Jaelee's last dance class was August 2nd.  They opened the large door in the studio and it let in beautiful light.  I was able to get some really good pictures because of it.  So basically be prepared for a lot of photos.

July Phone Photo Dump

Woo hoo after this post I will be all caught up with our July adventures.

I take quit a few photos on my phone.  It is smaller and therefore a lot easier to carry around.  So here is my phone photo dump from July.
(Jaelee had to go get her rain gear to wear underneath the sprinkler. I thought that was cute)

Jaelee's Room Makeover & Princess Pictures

Now that the kids were in their own rooms I was really excited to start decorating them.  I started with Jaelee's room because she wanted a pink princess room and I thought that would be really easy and fun.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Hogle Zoo

We got back from Alaska on Thursday, Greg and I took off Friday because we didn't want to have to try and rush home to go back to work for one day before the weekend.  We stayed at my mom's house Thursday night.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Alaska Day 7 - The Knife Shop

On day 7 we had to head back to Anchorage so we could get up early the next day to catch our flight home. It is always amazing how fast time goes.  I couldn't believe it was already time to start our journey back.  We had the whole day to drive the several hours back to anchorage so we got to sleep in and then stopped at a bakery shop for breakfast/lunch.  Greg and I shared a homemade sandwich and soup that was really good.

Alaska Day 6 - The Great Fishing Day

Tuesday the guys had planned for their fishing trip, they got up really early to head out fishing.  The girls got to sleep in, it was nice!  Once we all got up and got ready we headed out to do some tourist things - like shopping.  There were a lot of cute little shops to go in.  We started at one end of Seward and finished at the other.  I found some cute books for the kids and a few other things for myself :).
(This is the only picture I took of our shopping day, I thought it was cute.)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Alaska Day 5 - Seward Wildlife

For our first day in Seward all went and ate breakfast together.  We found this place called Nellie’s Roadhouse.  It was a small diner with great food and atmosphere. 

Alaska Day 4 Denali to Seward

On day 4 we headed from Denali to a fishing town on the coast called Seward.  It was a pretty long drive and we were in the car for most of the time.  The ride there was beautiful it was so green everywhere and we got to drive along the ocean for some of the drive.  We did make one stop at a McKinley look out but still didn't really get to see it as it was really cloudy out.

 (Hunter trying to get some sleep in the car)

Alaska Day 3 - The Search for Mt. McKinley

On day 3 we got up and had breakfasts at the buffet in the what I like to call the village.  They had a lot of options and some great food.  The miners cheesy potatoes were delicious, I had to go back for seconds for those.