Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Here is what we woke up to on Christmas Eve day!

This is as close as we get to waves now that we don't live in Hawaii anymore....
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Christmas eve continues!

A shot of Lisa after her first run up Chair 4... We had a hard time of it, halfway up the lift we entered the clouds and on our way down there was vitually zero visibility! It made each little bump a disaster....

this is the view as we started to come out of the clouds...

Here is a shot of the view from chair 7... we love this one as it let us see the 33" of fresh powder that we got overnight at the Base of the mountain!
The two snow mongrels after shredding the gnar... it was definitly Deece.... We learned that new term from a snowboarding santa on the slopes!
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Monday, December 18, 2006

Christmas in Alaska!

So it seems like we are playing santa this year being so close to the north pole and sending out all the gifts and cards and stuff that we have already... If you haven't goten one yet, be sure that you are on our list..... We decorated the house a bit and, as promised, here are some pictures including the tree that we chopped down in the forest and stuck in the living room! When we first saw it we thought that it was a bit small, but when we put it up in the living room it bent over the ceiling and we had to chop about a foot and a half off. Gotta get back to mailing things to good little girls and boys!

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Girls Girls Girls!!!!!

Within a week, I found out that my sister is having a girl, our friends Andy and Lisa Browns are having identical twin girls, and our friends Treena and Jason who we met in Hawaii but now live in Northern California, are having a girl as well. I am so happy for all of them and cannot wait to meet my new niece, Kayla Marie, when I visit next March!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

This taint funny!

A great video we stumbled upon lately that we had to share. It was taken last March when Casey and Annie and Kevin and Spring came to visit for an awesome week o fun. Kevin was tryin out cross-country skiis in Denali National Park.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Holy Happy Surprise Thanksgiving Batman!!!!

Thanksgiving this year was probably one, if not the most, of the greatest ones yet!!!!! After a day at the gym, Andy Brown was supposed to come over with some beer and hang out. After 2 hours of waiting, I called him and he said he was just pulling up. Then I heard him running on the porch toward the front door, so I got up to see what was the deal. The door flings open and its Vanessa saying "He's late because he had to pick us up from the airport!!!!!!!!"! Behind her follows our friend Brian and then Andy! It was the best surprise! I guess they had kept this surprise secret for 2 months too! It was such great timing, Ben and I had just been talking about how much we missing Vanessa and Brian, and were trying to figure out how to see them next. And here they were!!!!

We had a spectucular 11 days with them. We were so busy everyday trying to pack in as much fun as possible, I didn't have time to post anything to let everyone know. So I'll post a few here, but I need to go to bed (I'm on midnight shifts now). I'll post more later!

The partystars together again!

The Thanksgiving Feast! Good thing they came, it was way too much food for just the Browns and us!

Took some time to go rock climbing.

Went for a great day of snowshoeing and snowboarding up at Hatchers. Posted by Picasa