Friday, November 14, 2008

Crazy 8's...I'm it!

I have been tagged by my new friend in Texas, Laura, here it goes.

8 TV shows I love to watch:

1. Friday Night Lights (I am a CRAZY football fan)
2. CSI Miami
3. What Not to Wear (sometimes I find myself guilty of the same fashion no-no's)
4. The Cosby show (I may have seen EVERY episode)
5. Sex and the City (Guilty Pleasure)
6. King of Queens (one of my favorites too, Laura)
7. Las Vegas (It comes on after FNL)
8. Hmmm...this was harder than I thought, we don't watch much TV

8 Favorite restaurants: ( This one I can do...I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to eat!!!)

1. Sullivans Steak House (Mmmm.. The bleu cheese salad there makes me salivate!)
2. The Brewhouse (Mmmm...The bleu cheese salad here is also amazing)
3. Pandemonium (I love the fun,cozy bookstore/bistro atmosphere here...the food
is good here too,very fresh)
4. Taco Del Mar ( The giant burritos are my favorite)
5. The Mooses Tooth (gourmet pizza and home brewed cream soda)
6. Starbucks or Mocha Moose (ok... so it's not a restaurant but I think coffee is
a food group)
These last two aren't in Alaska but I have to hit them when I am out of town

7. P.F. Chang (oh the Lettuce Wraps!!!)
8. Cheesecake Factory

and a bonus... KRISPY KREME, a warm doughnut off the conveyor is heaven!

8 things that happened today:

1. I ran on the treadmill (while watching What not to Wear)
2. Had a "mommy moment" when I found my oh so adorable son asleep on my bed
curled up with two plastic airplanes and his blankie.
3. Cleaned out the laundry room
4. Unloaded a freezer out of the back of my truck all by myself (it was light)
5. I found THE dress I wanted for the Chrisrmas Party at a price I can afford!!!
6. I bought a new laundry sorter
7. Wondered If Jeremy has shot a mountain goat yet...about a hundred times.
8. Finished every piece of laundry in the house.

8 things I look forward to:

1. Three week vacation in Ixtapa Mexico....Jan 12th!!!!!
2. The company Christmas party
3. Jeremy coming home tomorrow
4. Getting completely organized (Hopefully sooner than later)
5. The Macy's Thanksgiving day parade (I know I'm a dork)
6. Snowmachining on the river with Jeremy
7. Meeting my goal weight and fitting into my bikini like I did pre-babies.
8. Racing my snowmachine for the first time this winter.

8 things on my wishlist:

1. Organization
2. Patience
3. Long lasting determination
4. More time in the day
5. A Pottery Barn house.....every single room
6. Lexi's dog to be potty trained....and Landin
7. My life to reflect Jesus
8. To raise my kids to lead lives that reflect Jesus

I now tag, Tasha,Amberly,Jess,Heather, and Chantel

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Election day fame...

The election is over and though it did not turn out as I wanted, I have to say Congratulations to Barrack Obama. I wish you and your family well in the next four years. Do America Proud.

When we went to vote this year there was a reporter there taking pictures and he took a couple of us. One of Lainie peeking out of the voting booth and one of all of us waiting in line. Lainie was so pumped when the reporter asked her name and my permission to print it in the newspaper. She said "I am going to be FAMOUS!!!" Lexi repied, "It's only fifteen minutes of fame Lainie." OH MY!!!

Here is the link to the paper, Lainie is the first in the top row and we are the fourth.

: - Frontiersman

Catch up post # 8....Lexi's X- country meet

This past fall Lexi competed on her school's X-country running team. At the end of the year meet she had a great time, while doing really well. Out of about 100 fourth graders she finished 18th. Woo-Hoo! Way to Go Lexi!!! You are totally Rockin Awesome!

Snow day!!!

I am such a sucker when it comes to fresh snow. It has become an unintentional tradition in our house that when a significant amount of snow falls overnight, I keep the kids home and we have fun in the snow. We accumulated about 6.5 inches of snow Tuesday night. The kids had great fun sledding (or boating as Landin called it) in the backyard,and Landin was thrilled to have sissies at home to play with him. They are getting old enough to play a little less "safe" and a lot more fun. They were found sliding off the roof of the shed, and sledding down the steepest hill they could find which plows them directly into the house!!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Catch up post #7....Summer of Cabin Fun

Oh my goodness, I could post cabin pictures all day. We have so many of them, and unlimited memories to go with them. I am thankful to be blessed so abundantly in having the opportunity to head to our mountain retreat EVERY weekend and spend time with our family. These pictures are posted in no particular order, they were just to good and to much a part of our lives to leave out.

Daddy and the kids

Happy girls....

Even happier daddy!

Our humble abode. I love it there!

Grandma and Grandpa's cabin. We love it there too!

Forging the river...

and catching doubles with Kelly.... :)

New hip waders get a thumbs up

Fresh air makes me sleepy.

Forwheeling, fishing and family...could you ask for more?

Safari Girl

Daddy, I want to drive!!

She made an awesome walking stick that day

We love our Daddy!!!

Our Grandpa is cooler than yours!!! :)

Good Morning game of Crazy Eights


Catch up post #7...The Pepperd Fleet

In the summer the only way to the cabin is by airplane. With seven families "weekend living" on this magnificent piece of land there is a fair amount of air traffic. Here is the Pepperd Fleet, minus Josh's Cessna 206.

Josh in his Producer

Jeremy in his PA-12

Greg in his PA-12

The Pepperd Fleet

Catch up post #6..Fourth of July hike.

A hike in the woods...

Jeremy and I halfway

Can you see the cabins WAY down there?

We made it to the top!!!

Just the boys

An eagle in the sky...a bear in the distance...

AHHHH...what a day, what a place!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Prayerful Politics

When I think about the upcoming election to be quite honest it worries me. I think I know what direction our country needs to go but it really isn't up to me. I can't help feeling helpless. I know that the best thing I can do for our country, our current leaders, future leaders, our economy, and government is to simply pray. I stumbled upon this site, which I think is great. I encourage you all to join me in prayer.
Here is the site:

Sunday, October 12, 2008


As I sit here tonight listening to the silence of my home,(which means everyone is fast asleep) I am overwhelmed with a sense of gratitude. I am thankful for my wonderful, magnificent, amazing, husband who has loved me unconditionally and taught me so much about...well really everything. He is the most inspiring person I know and I am so grateful that he chose me all those years ago. I am thankful for my three beautiful children, each one special and unique. They add so much to my life, I can't even describe it. I am thankful for the abundance of family that I have surrounding me and the support and love they provide. I am thankful for friends, new and old. Most of all I am thankful for Jesus Christ and the blessings that he has graciously poured out onto my family. I am not worthy of his blessings and most certainly not worthy of his love and forgiveness but he is always there for me. He is always a comfort and my strength even when I don't know it or ask him to be, he is constant. I am thankful for his convictions and his call to serve him, for out of my obedience comes my biggest blessings. Thank you Jesus!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Big news...Little town!

Well it's official, when you come to Alaska and more importantly Wasilla you can find yourself shopping at TARGET!!! Today was the soft opening, the grand opening is Sunday. Jeremy and I were invited to the special contractor opening last night. Jeremy was less than thrilled but very supportive of my enthusiasm. :) Tuesdays are our weekly "date night" and he was sweet and never complained once in the five or six laps I did around the store!! Afterwards he took me out to dinner. What a lucky girl I am! I have to admit that I'm pretty exited, Target is a huge addition to the shopping choices in Wasilla. Sad but true. :)
The girls were dying to check out the new store so after dinner was cleaned up we left the boys on the couch watching airplane movies and headed out! I think the kitchen may have been cleaned in record time. I have never seen the girls work so fast. When we got there the game plan was to browse the entire store and they could choose one item to purchase. They ended up with more than one item but only one item was an unessesary purchase. They both chose these super soft bathrobes. We have been looking for cute kiddo bath robes for a long time so they're happy and can't wait to shower in the morning.