Saturday, October 31, 2009


Last night Eric ditched me for work-- they had to inventory the whole OR-- so I called my dad and he came and carved a pumpkin with me! My little bro Josh just left to attend a soccer academy in Georgia for the rest of his high schooling (crazy, eh?) so my parents are empty nesters now. It's a good thing they have us for about another year! :) So I figured they had missed out on the pumpkin carving this year. We had fun and got a little goofy taking pictures. Ethan had to go to sleep before we did it but loved it this morning, especially when I lit the candle inside.

Which did you see first- the moon or the witch?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Hello, Alaska

This is what we woke up to. Welcome back, snow.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Find the Ptarmigan!

Eric went ptarmigan hunting with his brother Jason this weekend. They took lots of pictures and when he came back he made us find the birds in the pictures-- those things are so hard to spot!

Here's a ptarmigan on the ground.
Now he's on the snow-- can you see him?

There are 2 in this pictureAnd three in this one.
If you click on the pictures they get bigger.

Anyway, we had fun trying to find them, and Eric and Jason had a lot of fun hunting. They limited out at 10 each and came home with 20 birds. We are cooking them up right now so we'll let you know how they taste!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Chase's idea of fun


Sitting up (almost on his own)

Eating everything in sight. Duck is his new favorite.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Scentsy Party!!

Hello everyone in Anchorage-- My mom and I are hosting a Scentsy party this Thursday and would love to see you there! I am going to start selling it, so come help get me started!

If you aren't familiar with Scentsy, they are wickless candle warmers heated by low wattage bulbs that make them safe and long lasting. They come in lots of styles and there are lots of scents to put in them so come find your favorite! Bring a friend with you and get a free gift!

Thursday Oct. 15th
7 P.M.
Karin Carter's House
(email me for directions)

EVERYONE is welcome, call or email me with questions. Hope to see you there!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Surprise Visitor

We looked out the window and what did we see?


I saw him walking through our yard and ran to get the camera. When I came back I found that he had made himself at home in our backyard. Ethan enjoyed watching him and kept checking back to see if he was still there. I let him go out on the back porch to look at him, and he kept wanting to go down in the yard and throw leaves at him (we had been outside raking the day before--it's definitely fall). I didn't think that would be a good idea :)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Give me an excuse, PLEASE!

Is anyone having a birthday in the next week or so? Anyone having a bad day and just need a pick-me-up? Wake up on the wrong side of the bed? Bummed because you missed your favorite show? Because I REALLY need an excuse to make this cake!

Its called "The Ultimate Chocolate Layered Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Birthday Cake" and its from a food blog called Picky-Palate. I want to make it. But I can't justify making it just for my family because we will eat it all.

Lately I've been finding some really good recipes online from food blogs, and my top two sites are Picky-Palate and The Pioneer Woman. Anyone have any other good food blogs/sites they like? I need more ideas! And people to cook for! :)