Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Let's Catch Up

Both kids are in full-time preschool--Now that I am employed one hour a day (the way everyone is intended to work) both children were accepted into the Child Development Center on base.  Talk about convenient!  Lydia rides her bike (without training wheels by the way) to school each day while Jack and I stroll.  I get to spy on the kids in the morning as their classes often go to the park right next to our house.  Expectedly, Jack has struggled with morning drop-offs but he now will report "I like school!" upon pickup.  It looks like things are lining up for me to head back to work full-time in late August.  A Mom with Mixed Feelings, Megan

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Hello Kodiak ER

So we had our first Kodiak ER visit over the weekend.  John and I, in an attempt to improve our energy levels, began the Whole30 diet last Thursday--no alcohol, no diary, no carbs, no processed sugar.  Here we are on day two of our diet after a hike, feeling great.  That all changed on day three when John experienced extreme cramping and vomiting.  Off to the ER!  Collapsed small intestine--diet was too much, too fast.  Sorry John (this diet had been my idea to begin with).  On a positive note, the ER had no wait!   A little morphine and all was reset, as it relaxes the muscles of the intestine.  Megan

Lydia Asks Daddy for a Tree Swing...

So she gets a tree swing.  Megan

Monday, July 4, 2016


Lydia was inspired by a cake decorating video she found on YouTube to make John a Welcome Back From Deployment Cake (he returns tomorrow).  Nothing says welcome home better than a princess cake!  I got wrapped up in the activity too and had high hopes for how it might turn out.  Along the way, the reality of how difficult it is to cake-decorate hit me.  But I love, love, love how it didn't phase Lydia a bit that the cake didn't look like the one in the video. She was thrilled with the outcome.  Megan
P.S.  Here is the back of the cake.

Happy 4th!

Happy Independence Day!  We went to the Kodiak parade this morning with several families from base.  This photo is a great reminder of why we love Kodiak so much--so family-friendly!  Megan

Friday, July 1, 2016

Fishing Success

John had his first successful fishing excursion this week while on deployment in Cordova.  He caught three red salmon and is bringing me home enough fish for several meals.  Megan

Monday, June 27, 2016


It is salmonberry season in Kodiak.  These berries grow wild all over the island.  They are like blackberry's tart cousin.  The kids don't really eat them but they sure enjoy picking them!  It has provided us with several hours of entertainment while John is on a short deployment.  I tried my hand at making Salmonberry Crunch, also known as Bear Poop Pie.  Megan