It was pretty amazing to see these lit up balls hanging from all the trees in the neighborhood. Very different and unique. Definitely worth driving around to see it! I have a video that does it more justice, but it wont load just now. I'll try again soon! Merry Christmas from Cali!
"A mind once stretched by a new idea can never regain its original dimensions." ~Oliver Wendall Holmes
Monday, December 24, 2012
There were plenty of surfers enjoying the water.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
Monday, December 03, 2012
Right now he has a baby for his personal life skills class. The baby has a computer chip in it that tracks all of the activity. He did surprisingly good with it although there were a couple of meltdown moments. It has been fun to watch him grow and learn over the last few months. Being a parent is still the most challenging thing I've ever done in my life, but it has also been the most rewarding. He is becoming a man whether he likes it or not. Less than a year and he'll legally be an adult!!!!! Unbelievable!
Monday, November 26, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
Oh...the things I've learned by living in Bethel!
Monday, November 12, 2012
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Garbanzo's soaking for hummus.
Crockpot full of lentil soup.
This is the bean mixture that I've used a few times with veggies as a side dish. It turns out good! I've also used dried beans for the first time ever in chili and have plans to do my own baked beans from scratch sometime soon.
shrimp mushroom. It is edible, but I'm still leery about eating it. Maybe next year I'll start with just a little nibble, then work my way up from there.
Monday, November 05, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
I took them out to the park and let them run and chase each other for awhile and they were ready for a nap when we got home. I have had many people tell me that Ryder looks like he could have Gray Hound in him. Seeing Ryder and Decky together makes me wonder if this might actually be the case. They look so much alike and have such similar body shapes. All the way down to the long tail with the white tip at the end.
They do have differently shaped muzzles though because Ryder is likely yellow lab too. I really want to get one of these doggy DNA tests to see what Ryder really is. I'm just so curious.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Monday, October 08, 2012
Monday, October 01, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
When you live in a place where materials are expensive and hard to come by, recycling becomes important. Building and houses are often moved from one location to another. In fact, just a few days ago I saw an ad for a house for sale for a really decent price, but it turned out that the price was so good because you had to move it off of the lot so you were only buying the house and not the land with it.
There arent very many other things to do so following a moving building down the road may be the most interesting thing that happens in awhile. There was a long line of kids hanging around the building watching its slow progression through the busiest part of town during the busiest part of the day. There were cars cutting through the grocery store parking lot to get around it. Interesting thing to see and a small reminder of what an interesting place this is to live.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Avery has been running cross country this year. It's his new found passion. He likes to run.
The Bethel invitational is held in the sand pit and is known to be the hardest course in the region.
Avery ran hard and held fifth place for almost the entire race, the in the last 100 yards, he put the kid in front of him in his sights.
He kicked it into high gear and passed him right before crossing the finish line. It was the most exciting finish of the whole race. Even though I only had about half of my voice, I still did alot of yelling and screaming. I might not even have a voice left tomorrow.
Overall, he came in 4th place in the tournament and will be travelling to the regional competition next weekend in King Salmon.
It was his first CC medal and I'm so proud of him. He pushed himself hard and his hard work paid off.