Thursday, December 25, 2008

Numero Dos On The Way

We are expecting a little monster in July and we couldn't be more excited.

Lucy has been asking for a brother or sister (depending on the day) for a few months now.

When I asked her if she thought the baby was a boy or a girl, she said she thought I had a snake in my tummy. I thought about telling her that actually, the snake put the baby in my tummy... I'll wait a few more years to break that news to her.

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Happy Halloween

I promised I would post pictures of my little chicken...

We had so much fun, and Lucy was super motivated to walk all around the hospital parade when she realized there was candy being handed out around every corner.


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Alaska is treating us well!

This is a picture of Bradford and our dinner for about 10 nights! We love the fresh salmon for eating and Bradford has found a new favorite hobby! I have a great recipie for salmon cakes, and salmon casidillas! MMMM.

We went to the State Fair in Palmer. It was a nice day to see all the animals, eat fried cheese curds, ride rides and people watch. I thought the people watching was good in West Virginia, I had no idea! All thoes hockey moms and Joe six-packs... hey Sara!

I must be getting old. I always remember thinking that adults were so cheesy when they would talk about how fast time goes, but here I am saying that phrase... a lot! It is amazing when I realize that we are almost through October and approaching the holidays. I just got my big Aveda shipment of all out holiday packages to sell as gifts. They are very beautiful this year with yellow, red and black hand stamped paper boxes from Nepal. We will be putting up our display November 2nd, along with the salon tree and holiday decorations.
I am excited for Ozarks open house this coming Saturday! Ozarks is a great antique store here in Anchorage that always has beautiful little treasures. It is dangerous for me to go there because I can always find something I "need".

Lucy has her mind made up that she wants to be a chicken for Halloween. She says, "My be a chicken for Halween, please!"
She has the funniest phrases lately. Her new favorite toy is a lizard that she calls a wizard. It is a little red lizard that she got at her friend's birthday party as a little favor five weeks ago. It is now missing all of it's legs and soon, I fear, will loose it's tail too. Luckilly I think those grow back.

We went to Ronnie's Sushi a few weeks ago and she was amazed at who was sitting next to us. She looked up at a man with long hair and a beard who was walking in and with big eyes looked at me and said, "Jesus!"

She has been telling me that she wants a little brother. Wonder who prompted that? ...Bradford?

When she tries to get Bradford's attention she doesn't yell daddy, she yells, "BRA-FERD!"

I promise to post pictures of my little chicken.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN, bock, bock style!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

July in pictures...

July in Anchorage was been pretty depressing. No sun, lots of clouds and tempratures in the 40s and 50s make for grumpy Alaskans!

Luckilly, we have had some beautiful days the past week. Maybe August will make up for a wet June and July.

We were able to get out of the state of gloom to visit Portland. We met up there with my family to enjoy time together and celebrate Ashley and Dustin's marriage! It was so fun to see everyone and slow down a little with the fam.

Ash and Dustin are the cutest couple ever...

Lucy was the center of attention! AND spoiled by "Puppy"

The Allens came to the reception, It was SO nice to see Dantzelle, Brad, Anna, Corinne and Allen!

Lucy, cousin Katie, Me and Bradford

All the ladies at the Snyder's House.

We visited the new Aveda institute in downtown Portland... it was very nice

The Boys enjoyed fishing and golfing in the sunshine!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Lucy Myreel as she enters the "terrible twos"...

So I think that so far, being a mom is awesome. I have tried to enjoy each day with my little squirt. I wonder if I will learn to understand the phrase "terrible two", or if it will all turn out to be a myth just like having cracked bleeding nipples from nursing. Not that I don't think some moms do have that unfortunate misfortune of bloody boobies... but so far pregnancy, labor, newborn world and toddler days have all been less 'by the book' than I thought they would be. All things considered, I feel really lucky that Lucy is pretty easy going and very fun to hang out with.

This morning when I went in to wake Lucy up she was in a foul mood and she just buried her face in her pillow and told me ..."nooooooooo, momma. nooooooo"

I knew how she felt, because I didn't want to get out of bed either... but the day was starting and we needed to get up. The whole morning was a struggle and included her first real tantrum. Rolling around on the living room floor and covering her face while she yelled toddler jargon obscenities at me which included but were not limited to, NO, MINE, SAD and GO OUTSIDE.

It was an interesting morning to say the least and hopefully not my introduction to the terrible twos! Bedtime tonight was an hour earlier and hopefully that will cure the morning meltdowns!

Friday, June 13, 2008

My excuse...

So, I have been really lagging with the blog posts.
This is my excuse...

Come check it out and I will update you on everything while I highlight your hair.

Thursday, January 31, 2008


Well, it is official! I am a business owner.
I just got word that my offer on a space for a salon and spa was accepted and I will have a key to start the renovations next week!
I am starting a salon and spa blog
to keep an online look at the progress of the space...

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Happy New Year!

New years in Alaska is really anti-climatic! It gets dark here at three o'clock every day in the winter, and then watching the ball drop at eight o'clock on the east coast... you might as well go to bed!
We did stay up to ring in the new year... just barely though. (we are getting old)

As for New Years resolutions, I've decided that I am done setting myself up for failure. I had good intentions of sitting down and writing out every last detail of things I would start doing, things I would STOP eating and drinking... ect. And then I realized that my list is the same every year and I am still a procrastinator, I'm still chubby, I am still unorganized and I am still lazy. I think this year I just need to embrace my habits and maybe just learn to love myself the way I am.

I did get to the gym today, along with the rest of Anchorage. There were so many people with good intentions! I loved seeing them be able to check off one thing on their new TO DO list of 2008.

We had such a wonderful Christmas with our family in Maple Valley, Washington. All of my husband's siblings and spouses were there. It was the first time ALL the siblings were together in eight years I think. We really enjoyed seeing everyone and it was especially good to see the five little cousins all play together. Lucy had a blast, and she was inspired by the three cousins older than her to start walking! YAY!