Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Crash is a superstar!
I got a box FULL of fabric for our Magic Quilt and these wonderful goodies!!
I am thinking about moving to Hawaii just for the Caramacs!!
Go check out Crash cuz she is sooo cool!

Monday, March 30, 2009


This is our truck after a slight dusting of ash. I had to take a picture because I didn't know how many of you have seen this. AND I want to remember it!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Little Update

Mt Redoubt decided to share the love of ash with us Anchorage folk.

She has been erupting since last Sunday. At least 12 times so far.

Last time she erupted, 20 years ago, she kept this up for four months!!

That's a lot of flights canceled.

Anyway things in the W house haven't changed too much. We usually take it pretty easy on the weekends. So when she blew on Saturday afternoon, we had no where to go.

They advise people to stay indoors. Breathing the ash can really hurt your lungs, especially kids and elderly.

Church was canceled though, today. It always brings a smile to my face how fast things can travel in Mormon world.

Within an hour of the Stake President issuing the cancellation of Church, I had been called three times, and emailed twice! It just amazes me. It's so wonderful in times like this.

This has definitely put even more things in the light. We went to Fred Meyer's tonight, just to walk around and get out of the house. Even if we wanted to buy milk, eggs, bread or other food items...we couldn't. Items were picked over, IF there was any. The fruit and vegetables were totally gone. It was soooo crazy!

It just goes to show how wonderful food storage is. I knew that we had enough food at home to keep us alive for quite some time. We need to work on our water supply. And it wouldn't be delicious food but it would be edible.

So anyway it's funny to hear people on TV say: "It's ashing today around Anchorage." LOL It's just funny to me! Not too many place in the world can you hear that!!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Chris' quilt

I FINALLY am finished with the top for Chris' quilt. (It was a Christmas present.)

I'm sending it to Grandma Carlson to quilt cuz I'm not quite comfortable enough with my machine....and she is AWESOME!!!

Orange around the outside border for the hunting rules and it's Chris' favorite color.

Note the fishing lures on the outside....LOVE IT!!!

See the camo for the borders around the snow blocks! It's totally Alaska!!

Anyway it's Chris' Alaska quilt. Hunting and fishing.

This block is called Mr. Moose! He is a big boy!

Any suggestions for a name for the quilt?

Friday, March 27, 2009

New leaves...

As I was sitting, talking to a great friend last night, I realized that I have hurt people's feelings without even realizing it.

In my expressions of my readiness to leave Alaska, I have said things like, "I'm ready for a new adventure," or "I'm sooooo ready to leave."

While those statements are true, there is a hidden meaning in all of them.

I'm going to miss this place. More than just this place, these people.

I have wonderful, fanastic friends here that I'm sure I will be friends with forever.

No joke, FOREVER!!

I am sorry if I have hurt anyone's feelings with these statements. Just know that there is more to them than I lead on.

I do love you!!


Another thing that needs to be written on here today is....

it's snowing!!!

As much as I don't like this weather, I'm actually enjoying this snowfall.

Anchorage is now pretty again.

Break up isn't pretty around here. A little snowfall just covers all that right up!

I'll try and get some pictures today.


We have a grumpy volcano around these parts.

Her name is Mt Redoubt. She has thrown up at us over 6 times in the past few days.

The ashfall has missed Anchorage so far. She is still grumpy and spitting things up.

Alaska Airlines canceled a few of there first flights on Monday and delayed a few more. This makes for grumpy people.

Bee and I were on Continential airlines. Our flight was plum (is that right?) full...not one empty seat. The flight attendents were not their pleasant selves. The food tasted like it had been heated up a few times. AND people on the flight were just anxious to get in the air.

Our flight was the first flight out of Seattle to Anchorage since the volcano blew.

We were excited to get home.

Bee did really well on the flight there and on the way home. We sat by some great people so that made things a lot easier! I had enough snacks and toys to entertain an army, or Bee!! I don't think I wanna do it again anytime soon but it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.

So anyway Mt Redoubt is blowing her lid but it hasn't affected us yet.

We have to replace our air fliters in our cars but that's about it.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


So here are some pictures of my mom. She is 100% in love with Bee!

She thought she loved us! Ha....I think she was wrong. Bee could do no wrong.

This is Mom and her boyfriend. He is really great. He treats her like a princess. AND loves Bee too!! (They even left their weekend getaway early to see Bee. Now that's awesomeness!!!)

I have come to realize that I'm Bee's Mom now. Only a few occasions does Krista come out! It's alright though. I wouldn't have it any other way!

It's so great to see my mom happy! She is giggy and just excited about new things.

I hope she dances!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Brief Recap

Blogger is having attitude today, and I can't say I'm enjoying it much!!

Anyway here is a brief recap of the last fourteen days. There will be more pictures with stories to come for the next few days.

I had such a great time in Seattle with my family and friends. I miss them bunches and it was nice to have time to just be.

Here is Bee playing cards with Mike, my mom's 'boyfriend'.

Here is my Mom and Bee. Every year we have a Bee and Maimeo picture. We forgot about it until the last day at bedtime sooo we have about fifty okay pictures.
This is what I felt like I dealt with 99% of the time. It wasn't really but felt like it.

This is Payton. He is the most talkative little boy I have met. He is just wonderful. I wish I could have packed him up and taken him home. For real.

This is Maggie at the zoo. She is one of my favorite elephants.

This is Bee and I at the pool. Auntie Kassie works there so we got to go lots.

This is my dad and Bee on the tractor!

Bee and Chris' parents' new dog, Jack. Seconds after this picture, Jack knocks down Bee into that dirt pile on the top! :)

Oh I have so much more to tell and write! I better get busy unpacking!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Anyone know....

Anyone seen this????

I'm looking for it so I can post pictures for y'all.

Going to unpack for some more until I find my cord.......

then it's blogging time!!!

I'll go buy one night if I can't find it so keep checking back!

Monday, March 9, 2009

I'm leaving on a jet plane..

Hola Chicas!

I have a load of laundry in the wash. My hair in a towel. And a sink full of dishes.


I'm leaving on a jet plane, don't know when I'll be back again....

(I love Armageddon when Bear singing the bass part!)

Anyway Bee and I will be here.....

While Chris is here.....

So the post for the next two weeks will be few and far between but I will try and post pictures as we go along!

I'm so stinking excited.

I think this is exactly what the doctor ordered for my winter blues/depression!!!

I heart you all!!!!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Sapphire and block

This is going to meet me at my Mom's house!!

It's a Sapphire 870 made by Viking!!!!!

I'm sooooooo stinking excited!!!!!

Any thoughts on names for this chica??!


Well I am not so patiently waiting for this baby, I made a block for Rachel.

We are in a virtual sewing bee together. Bee inspired!!!!!

Here is the block!
There are 23 explanation marks! I'm a little excited!!!

Magic Quilt

I know I've posted about this before but we need some more help.

Go check out this site!


It's a group of us blogging girlies, sending fabric in that has good comforting memories, to be all put together in one quilt. That quilt will be passed on and on to different people that need some love in their life.

I'm so interested in how this quilt with turn out!!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Picture Post

While our friends, the Crossley's, were here visiting, we took the kids to the Arctic Oasis on base. It's an indoor playground. Actually it has lots of stuff like a rock climbing wall and virtual golf and hunting, a skate park and mini golf. All inside. It's got a bunch more too but this is about pictures!

Anyway here is Tanner, Bee, and Leah. Tanner and Bee are just a few days apart. Tanner has the whole CHEESE thing down!!

Bee saying bye to his friends.

This is Lindsy and me. Don't you just love her hair, flippy and happy!

This is a blurry picture but the only one I have. See the playground...it's got a huge slide and other things to the left. In front is all kinds of workout equipment so parents can work out and watch their kids!

This is Louie in the Scrabble box. Chris and I have played 5 games of Scrabble and he has yet to win! (Yay!!!!!)

This is our team roster for the Amazing Race 14. The team that has the winning team gets a free Saturday without kids! (As of right now, we are down two.)

Mr. Bee has a shoe fetish these days. He loves putting on all the different kinds. He really wanted to wear these boots but they are too tall. In this picture, he is actually on his tippy toes and leaning against Chris.

And this is Tanner with his Cheese but still being a touch grumpy! LOL I love it!

This is a little of what we have been up to! It's always great when friends and family come to visit!! (Hint...hint!)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Crazy 8's

8 Favorite TV Shows

1.The Real Desperate Housewives of Orange County
2. Friends
3. Beauty and the Geek
4. Home Makeover with Ty (makes me cry 95% of the time)
5. Bachelor (Bachelorette)
6. Man vs. Wild
7. Unwrapped
8. Deal or No Deal

8 Favorite Restaurants
1. Chili's
2. Red Robin
3. La Hiecenda in Marysville
4. Friday's
5. Sonic
6. McDonald's
7. Olive Garden
8. Mr Bill's in Everett

8 Books I Recommend
1. Bible
2. Book of Mormon
3. The Princess by Lori Wick
4. Twilight series
5. Harry Potter series
6. Toss the Guilt, Catch the Joy
7. Jane Erye
8. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

8 Things That Happen Yesterday
1. I pieced together a quilt for V
2. Made plans to go sewing machine shopping with Nicci in Seattle
3. Watched the Bachelor final (I'm still not in love with Molly and totally not a fan of Jason!)
4. Clean out under my fridge...yikes!
5. Blogged
6. Caught up on laundry! (I know, how did that happen??)
7. Played Run through the Forest with Bee until my head hurt
8. Looked at patterns for pinwheel quilts

8 Things to look forward to
1. Going to Seattle on Monday
2. Buying my sewing machine
3. Going to the temple on Saturday
4. Enrichment on the 24th...it's gonna be a blast!
5. Spring/Summer
6. Time Out for Women
7. Getting pregnant again
8. Finishing some PIF quilts!! :)

8 Things on my Wish list
1. More material to play with
2. a clean house/maid
3. Bee to be excellent on the plane rides
4. some good fitting jeans
5. Sun
6. 10 lbs lighter
7. debt free
8. free airplane tickets :)

What are you 8's?

If you play, let me know!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


OH MY Gosh!!!

I don't have words to explain my emotions!!

First, the actual end of the show. What a great ending. As much as I thought he should be with Jillian, Melissa is the next best choice.

If looks could kill, Jason would have been dead on the stop when he walked her out to the limo. Good for her. I really think she handled it very well. I think she walked away with her digitiy intact.

What is the deal with them jumping in the pool?

Okay onto the really end show:

When he is talking to Chris, I just want to punch him. Man up...first off, don't cry on tv, dude. You know what you are going to do. Prepare yourself.
Dang right, we are going to judge him. I think once Molly and Melissa both watch the whole Bachelor show, they will see things different. What he really says about the other girls, what their dates were like...that would totally kill any kind of thoughts of getting together with him, for me.

Would you guys ever go on a show like this? (If your married, go back to your single days.)

Why would he break up with her on tv? Why not do it before the show and then come to talk with Molly on the show? It seems totally lame. I wonder if there is a contract about all relationship stuff being on tv.

Good for Melissa for sticking to her guns. I like her more now than ever. LOL I love that she called him the boy B word. She totally handled herself way better than I would. I would have thrown the ring at him.

You go Melissa, there is someone out there for you!

Molly, girlfriend, you need to get your hair dyed. And Kristina P...I think she is wearing a Bumpit!!! What do you think?

I love Molly's face. She is like a deer in the headlight! And keeps looking at Chris. I'm totally laughing my butt off right now at her reaction!

I love that she totally didn't give him an answer right away. You go Molly!!

I really want to see her reaction when she watches Melissa's break up! He is totally such a big fat jerk!

He just said that he kept falling in love with her from the first day...so pretty much screw Melissa!

Oh my Heavens! Drama, drama, DRAMA!!

But I guess that's what brings in the ratings! I know I totally watched cuz I wanted to see what crazy DeAnna said.

So tell me your thoughts! I'm off to go google them to get more dish. (I bet it's one of the most popular google searches tonight!)

Monday, March 2, 2009

Journal Jar-2

Guess what??? I'm going to Seattle next week. March 9 through March 22.

I get to hang out with family and be out of barely over 0* weather.

If you are in Seattle and wanna hang out, give me a jingle!

AND guess what else?? I get to go to Time Out For Women in Seattle!! Don't be jealous...I'll take pictures! (c: (<--That's a new smiley I learned)


I found my picture cord so I will post pictures of the past week or two tomorrow.

Thanks for sticking around while I had my blog blah. I only lost 3 followers! YAY!


Have you been outside the USA? When and Where?
I have been outside the USA. Growing up in the Seattle area, we were about 60 miles to the Candian border.

I remember a few summers where we went up the Canada to go to Stanley Park. It has a zoo and aquarium. The aquarium is awesome from what I remember. It had 'Free Willy's" and 'babumpa' (Begula) whales. We went with cousins and once, just our family.

I also went up there in high school for band trips. We marched in two of their parades every year. One in Victoria and the other....some where else. (??) It was so much fun going up there to roam a city like Victoria. The money exchange always tripped me up though.

So there you are. I've only been to Canada. Where have you been?

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Journal Jar-1

My friend, Taron made me a journal jar. I have a picture on the computer so I'll post that next time. She said that I HAD to post today so here I am.

What is your favorite book? What is the first memorable book you have read? Why was it memorable?

My favorite book so far is The Princess by Lori Wick. I've already done a post on this. I think back in May of last year. I'm not quite sure how to link to my own blog. (Help??)

The first children's book I remember reading is Couduroy. I think it was my favorite because my Grandpa Slattery had buttons on all of his shirts/coats. He is one of my favorite people.

My favorite school book is The True Confession of Charlotte Doyle. I read that in fifth grade and I still think it's great! I highly recommend it!