Monday, April 21, 2008

Hike with the fam

In some ways it's hard to think of our little household as a real family. Yes, I know that sounds a bit wierd - but hang on, I'll explain.
Okay so we're married, which is great, but does that make us a family? We have a little babe on the way, so are we a family now? If it's only when you add kids to the mix, then perhaps we qualified long ago - Bali and Simon surely count as two rambunctious, semi-annoying and high-maintenance pets whom we love to absolute pieces. I'd say a family is whatever definition you choose. Whether it's a John-and-Kate-plus-way-too-many-kids or just you and your mate, I think it's all in what you consider a group of support, love and, well - just about everything in between.
Either way, the "fam" went for a hike yesterday. IT WAS GORGEOUS! There is truly nothing like Alaska when the sun shines.



Sunday, April 20, 2008

Good times

Visits were grand down south. Friends and family were a sight for sore eyes. And now, while it's good to be home, it certainly was fun to relive the good times through some of the pictures I took while away.
The preggo ladies at Amy's (far right) baby shower.
My childhood buddy, Maya. Can you believe she's 14?

Oh just some spring color...

Brady and Nikki before he began his road trip to Alaska.


Magnolia blossoms in Portland

Friday, April 18, 2008

Bend!

In what will probably be my last vacation before the big arrival, I took a week to visit friends, family and missed ones in Bend, Portland and Olympia.

There will be more photos to come.


But, below is one of my favorites from my time in Bend.
Oh ladies...I do miss you so!


Sunday, April 6, 2008

Last weekend at Eaglecrest

April 5th and 6th marked the final weekend for the 2007-08 ski season here in Juneau. What a gorgeous weekend it was! It sure was nice to finish off our fist year with sunny skies and crisp weather. As you can see, we still have plenty of snow, but unfortunately this small ski area can't afford to stay open any longer. I suppose this just means it's time to work for those turns - a little hiking for that powder is always worth it.
Oh, I amost forgot to mention - these shots were taken with my new camera. Ah yes...I LOVE IT!

Morning sun through the trees riding up Hooter lift


Looking north - Ben Stewart mountain