Monday, September 12, 2011

Harmon's in July (AK trip)

I know I am back posting because I have been awful at keeping everyone up to date. I just can't find time to do this blogging thing. Three kids - and now 2 jobs {I'll get to that later - prob in Aug!} I just have little "ME" time. However, I'm trying my best to catch you guys up to speed in what we have been doing - which is A LOT!!!

Now July, what in the world happened that month. How sad is it that I have to open up my 'Mom's Plan it Monthly Calander' {which if I leave at home I feel lost, read: more like panic} to see what our family was up to. It was 2 freakin' months ago. Man, I think I need to do some major remembering exercises, because this brain has shut down. Quit working! PERIOD.

July was a huge month for us. It was our trip to Alaska! We had to visit the state {we are still residents} and be in the state for 72 hours to get our PFD {read: $$$} Holla! Yes, that was one of the reason - but we also had to check on our house that we still own up there. We had some major work done on it {more like you better fix this before the poop starts shooting thru the pipes again!} so we had to make sure that the Alaskans' peeps were fixin our shit. {literally!} haha Which, they weren't! Oh well, if you are a fellow Alaskan, you know the service is sssssssllloooooooowwwwww!

It was a great family trip. Wish we could have stayed longer - but with Jeff in the Army, leave time is few and far between so we went over the 4th of July holiday!


Oh I should say that Laurel got tubes put in here a few days before the trip. She had been going on her 6th ear infection since Jan. So here she is pre-surgery. Everything went great. Last thing I wanted was a infant to get an ear infection before the trip and deal with all the pressure {read: SCREAMING} on the plane!


Moments after this cute picture was taken she was screaming because she was hungry she had been NPO for 12 hours and she was like Feed Me NOW!

OK so on to our AK trip. It was fun, long, but fun. We flew out of Atlanta, then to Seattle then to Anchorage. Stayed at a hotel that I have stayed in before. Nice, plenty of room! We walked around Anchorage, visited Portage Glacier {From the car - it was raining! . We wanted to drive to Seward - but then quickly realized it would be to much on the kids. Went to the indoor splash park {boys LOVED it and Laurel enjoyed splashing around} , walked around the zoo {kids had so much fun! poor Blake got bit my a mosquito and his right eye was swollen shut! Quick trip to Wallgreens to buy some Benadryl fixed it - 2 days later. I should have taken a picture but my good camera battery died! Should have done the iPhone - oh well!} - then drove to Fairbanks {Loved the drive, and made me miss it so much! but then we got to Fairbanks and it was cold and rainy and my 20 min drive around town by myself - I quickly changed my mind to : lets visit but not live here anymore! I wouldn't be sad if we got orders, but eh, not to live, just visit! } to visit our house {OMG! They didn't fill up the freakin' sewer line and it was so messy - made some phone calls when we got back and threatened to sue if they didn't fix it because it had been 4 months since they started and we paid in full. Funny after that phone call it got fixed!!} and my co-workers and had an awesome brunch. {Again made me miss my friends and the yummy fresh fish and yummy food, but slooowww service} Then we drove back to Anchorage to fly back home. LOTS of driving. Never again will I do that. {Sorry a lot of pictures ahead!}

Eating before getting on the plane in Atlanta


Yummy!

Near Glacier - Love AK

Laurel at zoo. She wouldn't keep her shoes on!

Ian at the zoo


Blake at the zoo! He's a bear!


Laurel checking out this crazy Llama!






The start of the Iditarod! 



Family Picture at North Pole, Santa was on Vacation!

Jeff & Blake (Click on pic to see Blake's hilarious face!)


Yea! Laurel was at Santa's House! 

In Santa's Sleigh


Our drive back to the airport


1 comment:

mrskandcaptainj.com said...

That is a lot of driving/flying with small children! I feel good about myself if I can make it to post (30 min away) with the baby once a week. Ha! Hopefully I'll get used to it soon. Jordan is trying to get back to Alaska in about a year. Sometimes I'm happy about this, but I'm sure when I get there, I'll be wanting some warm sunshine! Glad you're blogging again.