Friday, April 18, 2008
We have made it home and we are so happy to be home! Heidi did a lot of dancing the night we got home she was so happy. It made her a happier kid instantly, she definatly was not ready for that much change and that many new people in her life. Emma and Madison were ready to see and play with their friends. The snow greeted us again as we landed in Anchorage and then the long three hour drive home. Since then it has been in the 40's and the snow seems to be melting now. Camp is really soggy though, so there is lots and lots of mud for the kids to find!!! I am getting my plant stand set up so I can get my seeds planted before it gets too late. I hope that we have a warm summer this year. I would really like to have a great producing garden this time around. I also started my tri-athalon traing yesterday and so far so good. I still have 12 weeks to go, but I am looking forward to to it. The coaches are great and really push you to the max. At the end of this training we will be doing 2 different tri-athalon races so it is really exciting. I was going to do another tri. race but it was full the very first day sign-ups were open, so now I am # 298 on the waiting list and my chances of getting in are slim to none. Better luck next year I guess:)
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
It is the start of spring and so far all I have seen in states that normally have spring at this time is snow, sleet, wind, and rain. In Alaska however it is warm and sunny!!! IT is always like this when we go on vacation. In March we were privilaged to see the marriage of Chad's sister Hollie and our new brother-in-law Sean Ford. We then promplty came down with the flu and did nothing for the next 4 days. We were able to see the sights and some friends before we made the long journey back to Montana and into more rain and snow!! Tomorrow is Heidi's first birthday and so we will get a small cupcake for her to destroy and maybe eat! Chad heads back to the reality of work on Friday the 4th of April and the girls and I will travel back the 15th of April. We have been so thankful to see old friends and even meet new ones.