Sunday, February 28, 2010

Peek-a-boo sunshine

Typically February in Juneau is cold, dark (though less so than December and January) and filled with ample precipitation in the form of that white fluffy stuff David most often refers to as "Pow."
Not this year.
This month has been punctuated by scenic mornings with lazy clouds that roll out of town as if using the Gastineau Channel as a guide. They lift to blue skies and leave behind a spectacular landscape that shimmers with frost.
But alas, Elias and I have been sick and haven't been out in the elements much. One lazy Monday morning, however, I took him to school and went for a hike.
Despite the sleepy clouds, I'm glad I did.

Ice branches
Frozen leaves
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Lazy birthday weekend

David is 30.
Yes - three, zero.
A geezer. A grey-hair. One of those "old fogeys."
Not really. But it's been fun to tease him. And like any mature adult, he's taken it with a smile.
What a guy. (insert winking smiley face here)
And on this momentous day we did - well, nothing much at all. It was a much needed day of rest.

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Elias gets a kick out of opening the garage, giving Bali a pat, then saying "bye, bye" and proceeding to slam it (with all his might) closed.
Sometimes, he'll open it back up and just ... stare. I snapped this mid-gaze.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Vacation

It was two weeks that went too fast. That's the norm when it comes to vacations, in my opinion.
The following is a section of moments taken from our travels and adventures in Bend, Ore. They certainly were not ground-breaking, but absolutely memorable in more ways than one. From baking to hiking, toy-playing to book-reading, we did a lot. And I miss my hometown all over again.

Mom and cookie monster
Reading Mom, this is great
A Ni tree is nice Winter walk
Cooking cabinet Future chef
What's in here?
OMG it's a helicopter!
First chocolate chip cookies