Sunday, July 5, 2015

Watch What I'm Wearing

I know it isn't very patriotic but this is what I wore last Sunday.  I love the bright yellow and the loose white cotton top.  It has been so hot out I wanted something loose and light.  It worked out great.
Shoes: Japan  Necklace: Thrifted  Purse: Kaboo  Shirt: Old Navy  Skirt: Stunning

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Lake Cushman

A couple weeks ago Bob told me that he wanted to go camping with just Tucker, I thought it was a great idea so they headed out to Lake Cushman.  They had a good time and the next day we met them out there so we could all go on a hike.  First we ate lunch and let the kids play on the dock a bit.  The area was so pretty!
Right when we started lunch Tucker said he wasn't feeling good.  Bob admitted to also not feeling well, but since we drove all the way out there we decided to give the hike a try anyway.
We did Staircase hike.  It was very easy (a mile and a half loop) and perfect for the kids.
After we got going Scarlett had to go potty and we made several stops along the hike where I tried to help her pee in the woods.  She had never done it before and was not getting it.  There were lots of tears and tries until finally she was able to go.  I just hope she never has to go in the woods again because it was not a pleasant experience.
They had a really pretty bridge that is new.  It wobbled quite a bit which the kids thought was scary.
Tucker was getting worse.  I had hoped that once we got going he would feel better, it wasn't like we could leave him in the burning hot car.  The poor guy didn't get to enjoy the hike at all.  With in the ended up all taking our turn getting sick.  Its so hard to be sick when we have fun plans.  And I don't think Scarlett had fun either because she had to pee so bad the entire time.  She even had to go before we started the hike but took one look inside the port-a-potty and said she didn't have to go anymore.
The hike was really nice and shady and pretty.  The parks pass cost us $20 for the day which I thought was pretty steep but maybe one day we will go back when everyone is feeling better.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Spooked In Seattle

I bought a groupon for a ghost tour in Seattle a couple years ago and just finally got around to using it.  It was and expired two for one deal so they let me use it for one ticket and I had to purchase one more for Bob.
Here we are going to into the entrance, this was one of the creepiest parts.  If you know much about Seattle then you know that a lot of it is underground.  They were having major problems with flooding so they built the whole city up higher starting with the streets.  Lots of places still have their underground rooms that actually used to be the original first level.
Here is a picture of our guide, he said his clothes have nothing to do with the tour but he always just likes to dress like that.  We are standing on a spot where someone fell off the roof and died.  People have since seen sightings here.  He basically just took us around and talked about different ghost sightings and the history of the area.

I can't remember the exact significance of this next building but he wanted us to take pictures just in case we got one of a ghost.  The tour was in Pioneer square and even though it looked fine to me the area has a pretty dark history.
Afterward he took us back to the original basement and into this pitch black area.  It was pretty creepy and he talked about sightings and things they've had go on there.

Over all I had a lot of fun.  I'm not saying that I believe or don't believe in that sort of thing, but I do think it is interesting.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Training Wheels

We've been spending a lot of time outside lately riding bikes.  The only problem is that Scarlett is ready and big enough for Penelope's bike, but Penelope hasn't moved on to a bigger one yet.  Bob and I think she is ready for no training wheels but she isn't sure.  So we put her in gear and tried it out a couple times.  She did ok, lots of "please don't let go."  She could balance ok for a couple seconds but that was it.  She can be very timid and I know that if we let go and she falls she will not try again...probably ever.  So we are taking our time.  Hopefully she will get it soon though because Scarlett really wants Penelope's purple bike with the training wheels.
I thought she looked really cute with her pads and princes clothes on and wanted to take a picture.  She was a good sport about letting Scarlett ride her bike and even helped her.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Watch What I'm Wearing

One of the reasons I bought this dress is because it has short sleeves but it is so plain I usually end up wearing some sort of cardigan to dress it up defeating the point of me buying a dress with sleeves.  This week I was determined to wear it how it was and only add a few small accessories.
Dress: f21  Belt:I think it came with a different dress  Necklace: Paparazzi  Shoes: Kohls

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Alaska #8

One of my Alaska bucket list items was to go see a glacier.  So we took a cruise boat to see the Portage glacier.
While on the boat they explained all about glaciers.  Then we got to the glacier in about 10 mintues and just circled back and for next to it for a while.  It was interesting and cold.  I was freezing up on top of the boat.  But the glacier was really big and very pretty.  We could see chunks of it in the water around us.  And they even had a chunk of it on the boat for us to feel.

The cruise was neat but I really wanted see a glacier up close.  There was a nearby easy hike to a glacier so we checked it out.
It turned out to be really fun to actually climb up on the glacier and run around.  We even attempted a few snow balls.  The glacier was very dirty close up.
This next picture is from the bottom of the glacier.  As it melted the water ran under it into a stream.
Our next stop was Whittier.  It is just this tiny little town, but you have to drive through a mountain to get to it.
Driving through the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel was kind of cool.  It is only one lane, not one lane each way just one lane, and it is on top of a train track.  So on the way back we had to wait our turn to go.  On the first way through we weren't behind any cars so we just were hoping that it was our turn to go and that we wouldn't run into any oncoming traffic, or worse a train.  It is the longest rail and highway tunnel in North America.  I filmed the whole thing.  Its probably a little boring but watch it if you are curious.

There were a couple tiny gift shops and stores in the town that we checked out.  The place is so small that the entire population lives in one apartment complex.  I think they said the population ranged from about 50 to 300 depending on the time of the year.
Late that night we flew home from Alaska.  Our flight left at about midnight and went through the night.  Just after take off we would see the sun setting above the clouds.  It was a neat sight and something I don't thing I've ever seen before.  

I had a great trip and and really  happy that I got to go.  Thanks to Bob for watching the kids, and my brother's family for letting us stay with him and my parents and sister for coming with us.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Alaska #7

I only have one more Alaska post after this one so bare with me.  Even though we did see a mamma moose and babies earlier in the trip we wanted to see more.  So we went to Kincaid park and walked around for almost an hour with no luck.  We saw moose tracks, moose poop, and managed to loose each other, but no animals.  It is a huge park so after we found my dad we decided to drive around the park and we saw this beauty right by the side of the road.  We were very close and just sat and watched her eat for a few minutes.  She really devoured the trees quickly.
On the last day in Alaska we headed up to the wildlife conservation center to see more animals.  It was fun to see them, but the whole place was a bit smaller than I pictured.  It was sort of like a small zoo with native Alaskan animals.
 I just love how every view has the mountains in the background.

We finally saw some bears.  It was probably for the best that they were in the center when we saw them and not in the woods.  

Once again the views were amazing!  We stopped off on the side of the road a few times to take more pictures.

We did a couple more things that I'll post about tomorrow, then on the way back to my brother's house we stopped by the temple.  It was small and pretty.