Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Half a Decade

Can you believe John and I have a five year old!?!?!?  Happy Birthday kind Lydia!!!  Celebrations began on Saturday with a pool party.  It was a fun hour of swimming and cake with lots of new friends.  Her day yesterday was filled with lots of presents.  Thank you Grandparents!!!  Celebrations ended last night with a pizza picnic at the park with friends.  Megan

Monday, June 20, 2016

Smoke Master!

John had a very successful Father's Day, successful in BBQing, that is.  John's early Father's Day gift was a electric smoker.  Restaurants are limited on Kodiak and there is no option at all for BBQ.  Last week's first attempt to smoke a brisket turned out tasty but a bit chewy.  Yesterday's second attempt turned out purrrrfect!  John was all smiles--it made his Father's Day a happy one.  Love you John!  Megan

Monday, June 13, 2016

Summer in Kodiak

The kids and I made our third failed attempt to see a bear tonight with friends.  Reports of bear sightings are frequent as fishing season has officially begun.  Bear spray in hand, we will await our first encounter (don't worry, from afar).  Megan

Monday, May 30, 2016

Picnic in the Woods

 We went on a bear hunt tonight.  No luck seeing a bear but we did have a lovely picnic by a creek.  Megan

Saturday, May 28, 2016


This weekend is Crabfest. The day started with watching Lydia ride in a parade float with her classmates.  We later had a yummy dinner of king crab and fish and chips.  The kids actually tried the fish and liked it!!!!  We even went back and bought them a whole other plate!!!!  A new option for protein!!!!!   The day was topped off with a drive up to see the wind turbines.  Gorgeous day in Kodiak.  Let me say this again - I love living here!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

First Hike

The kids and I finally went hiking, an activity that is very popular here in Kodiak.  We did a quick 30 minute trail, which was lovely.  As you can see, The hike got mixed reviews from the kids.  Megan

My Lego Queen

Lydia has become quite the Lego fanatic.  She and John have built several kits together; they are currently working on a superhero kit.  She also likes freestyle building with Legos passed onto her from John's childhood (Thanks Phyllis!).  In this photo Lydia is showing off one of her creations, "Magic Machine," which is being displayed at the library.  Megan