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.


Anonymous said...

My daughter asks to see the pictures of your girls, and that's why we check the site together. I also enjoy the pictures...but it's *always* been your writing that keeps me coming back. :)

I would pay big bucks for curls like your little ones have. Gorgeous!

Laurie in the 'creek

Honey said...

Nope, I'm not buying that. I think people are still interested in your blog because you are telling your story, and sharing your thoughts and feelings with us. That sometimes includes pictures, sometimes not, but it is always fascinating. Obviously because we don't get to see you and the girls as often as we like we all love the picutres and videos. But the important thing about it is this amazing journey you, Lisa and the girls are on and I, for one, thank you for allowing us to be a part of it through your blog!! I'm a little long-winded, but "that's the truth!" Love you all sooooo much! Mom

Anonymous said...

Also saw the movie but didn't understand the "parallel universe part" and if there is such a thing couldn't identify anyone I would want to emulate/replicate. I might be more into reincarnation and then deciding what "higher life form" I would want to return as? In the mean time keep the blog going with all of you - we'll all be richer for the experience.