Monday, August 31, 2009

weekend getaway

What a weekend!!!! Our friends from Texas are visiting this week. On Sunday, they took the train down to Seward so we drove down after I got off work at 2pm to meet them. We had an awesome dinner last night and then had a full day of exploring today...including Exit Glacier, fishing in Seward, Sealife Center, fishing on the Kenai River, and then dinner at Chair 5 in Girdwood.

It was a fun-filled two days with too many highlights to mention. The only "low-light" was the girls not going to sleep until after 1am last night. We thought it would be a great idea to sleep in the same room. I guess they were too excited about it and kept us up pretty late.

So here are a few pictures from the last 2 days to whet your appetite.

Our cabin in Seward. For sale for $215K. Anybody want to go in on it with us???

Amazing place!!!

The girls at the Exit Glacier visitor center about to tackle the mile long hike to the glacier.........on our shoulders!!

Girls at the end of the hike posing in front of the mountains.

So I had a revelation lately. Lisa and I were fortunate enough to have a date night on freaking fantastic was that!! We went and saw a movie. While it wasn't our first or second choice, it somehow spoke to me in a way that I wasn't expecting. We saw "Julie and Julia"...a movie about Julia Child and another woman who live parallel lives. The other woman, Julie (obviously), shares her story through a blog. It actually made me realize what a poor job of blogging I have been doing.

I won't lie and say that I look forward to sitting down and posting but I definitely used to. I think as time has gone on, I feel like people care less and less about me and Lisa and what we were going through and it all became about the girls. Pictures and videos...that's all I needed to do.

I actually enjoy the other part of it and I need to go back to why I started this in the first's a journal. I'd like to try to go back and share more about our adventures and mis-adventures and maybe not focus so much on pictures and videos. It has been for the longest time a release for me. I started to lose interest when I let the focus go away from that.

Before you delete this blog from your favorites, don't worry...there will still be plenty of pictures and videos.

Friday, August 21, 2009

next generation

Alyssa and Katy are already learning how great Neil is...he's only the greatest singer/songwriter of this or any generation!

Monday, August 17, 2009

this might be my new favorite video

Instant classic...

You won't fully appreciate the ending unless you've seen Madagascar 1 or 2 but still priceless. They are imitating Alex the Lion saying "RRRRAAAAAAAAARRRRRRR!!!" Right before that they say "Big Finish!"

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Grils "reading"

More and more, we are catching the girls taking their books and reciting the stories that we read over and over. Today, they took turns reading "Hey Diddle Diddle" and "Humpty Dumpty" or as we know it "Humpy Dumpy" or even "Dumpy Dumpy".

Sorry the end of the story was cut off in this one. The camera battery died at the worse time possible.