We had the wettest summer on record. I guess it was better for lots of people then the smokey summers we often have due to wild land fires. Even though it was wet, I still was able to keep busy enough to neglect my poor blog. I just got back from a major trip but was working on this post before I left. So guess I’ll finish this then work on that trip report.
Puppy/girl love! Maari is growing so fast. She’s about 5 months old and over 46 lbs. She’s a stubborn pup, though very smart.
Ugh, I know, my house is a bit of a mess. But hammers and cookbooks really CAN live together on the same shelf. Right?
The view of the Alaska Range from Fairbanks.
Fairbanks actually has a lot of belly dancers.
Worlds largest slip and slide?
Olivia got to skate in the Golden Days Parade with her roller derby group. She was sooo excited when a couple of girls asked to take their picture with her! What a confidence boost that was. She said she felt famous.
Her coach, Bad Lady is a hoot. Photobomb!
Fairbanks Cold’n Heart Junior Derby (playing on Fairbanks’ tag of “Golden Heart” of Alaska).
Finally got the canoe out on our maiden voyage. It took Olivia and I a while to get it up on top of the old Rust Princess. Sooo glad I kept that ol’ hoopdie. I wouldn’t want to scratch up my new Pretty Princess and we are NOT graceful loading or unloading yet.
We tried out our new Tanana Lakes park. Since our rivers were in flood stage almost all summer, I didn’t feel confident enough to go on the river.
We got a bit wet but managed to get off the water by the time the rain started.
Eating lots of caribou that my friend Susan sent us from Kavik River Camp.
It’s so tender and delicious. I really hate commercial meat.
Some of the flooding we have been dealing with.
My friend Lulu came up to play. It’s always so much fun getting together with her.
My son Jordan turned 16! That was weird. He doesn’t like his picture taken and doesn’t like me mentioning him online but come on, I have to brag a bit. Yes at 16 he has a beard and is over 6’1″.
Yes, his hair is longer than mine.
But he let me braid it. All he wanted to do for his birthday is go shooting and go to dinner with our family friends.
Does Olivia look concerned? Heeheee.
Yes he needs a bigger gun.
They are both pretty good shots.
Aw my sweet, sweet baby boy. Where did you go?
Born in Kalispell, Montana at 9 lbs. 2 oz.
We tried hooking Maari up to Olivia. She (both shes) loved it! We are going to get her a harness and try skijoring this winter.
On a random note, the book editor I talked to a couple of months called me again. I was too scared to answer. How’s that for lame?
I just got back from Valdez and the Women’s Silver Salmon Derby. On the way back I went over Hacher’s Pass to Talkeetna. I did my first zipline and had sooo darn much fun. But I’ll post about that soon (yea soon).
Take care dear friends and be awesome to one another.