Friday, September 26, 2008

BYU Football Game -- Go Cougars!


The gang

Football field -- in case you couldn't tell

My first ever BYU shirt...doesn't it look nice

Last Saturday, Sept 20th, we went to the BYU vs. Wyoming Game. It was a total blow out but still a fun game. We had a tailgate party before the game. We BBQ'd dogs and burgers and ate salad, chips and delicious cookies.

The last time Brad and I went to the BYU football game was last fall. That night we spent $110 on some great 50 yardline seats and that night we said we loved each other. This time we got budget tickets but sat with family and friends.

Cooking Competition




Brad and I were going to dinner with some friends and decided to make rice krispy treats with some chocolate butterscotch goodness on top. Round 1 was me....my chips did not melt so well. Round 2 was Brad...he has the magic touch because his turned out very nice. You make regular rice krispy and then take a half bag of milk chocolate & butterscotch chips and melt them in the microwave one minute at a time and then pour on top of krispy. That was my big mistake. I tried to melt them first on the stove (not a good idea) then since they were not melting there, I moved them into a microwaved bowl and tried to melt them in there...still not a good idea. I think this is why Brad won.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

1990 called, they need their hair back

There's this cool site that show's you yearbook pics from different years and you upload your pic and it show's you what you'd look like! These are ours from 1990... I always wanted a mullet. The website is WWW.YEARBOOKYOURSELF.COM


Friday, September 12, 2008

ITS ALL OVER TODAY


Alaska State Flag

Denali South Overlook - Mt Mckinley (Denali) in the back

State Map

Our last day working in Alaska is about to come to an end. I can't decide if it is a good or a bad thing. We have loved our jobs up here and have loved being in Alaska. Alaska is such a beautfiul place. It is has an indescribable beauty.

I am sitting here at Hotel Alyeska in Girdwood babysitting luggage while our guests are out enjoying Girdwood. They don't leave for the cruise ship until 1:45 pm so we have a room where they can leave a bag or two. Brad is outside in the pouring rain loading a million and a half bags, the other luggage suitcases they couldn't carry with them. There are three tour groups that stayed here last night, probably 200 people or so. You can probably imagine all the bags they bring with them. It's a lot. We load their bags into a luggage truck that takes them down to the ship. As I sit here, I am getting emotional, a part of me doesn't want to leave.

We have had some amazing memeories created here in Alaska. I am so thankful for a Heavenly Father who answers prayers, leads and guides us. If it was not for those answered prayers and the choice to move from Hawaii to Alaska, I would have not found Brad. I am so thankful to have him in my life. He is such an amazing man! I love you honey.

We will start our journey home after we get back to Anchorage this afternoon. We will make it to Tok, AK tonight and tomorrow our journey home will begin. Can't wait to get home and see everyone!!!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

CHURCH!!!!


We have been working every single Sunday since May 20th and we finally get to go to church in a few minutes. I'm so excited. I have been feeling guilty ALL summer long and we begged for our schedule change, but it never came. I long for the noisy kids in sacrament meeting and the crazy guy with all the answers in sunday school, and the Elders Quorum meetings of just passing around the manual and everyone reading a paragraph. I miss all of that. But most of all, I just miss the blessings that come from going to church every week. I mean we have been doing better at scripture study on our own, and we even made it out to the temple a couple times, but nothing can match the spirit of being in the church with all the other members sharing the same values and beliefs as us, feeding off of each other's thoughts and answers. I'm so excited to feel the spirit again.

Oh, so I just got back from church and had to make a quick edit.... I forgot about the crazy people who bear their testimonies about THEM and nothing about Heavenly Father. I want to bear my testimony that I know that we have a loving Father in Heaven who loves us and sent His Son to live and die for us. We are led by a prophet today and I yearn for his counsel and guidance.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

It's coming to an end...

So with the end of the summer rapidly approaching, I have been going through some of the pictures on our camera. I thought I would add a few.

These are some of the clothes you can buy on the train. Brad was the train model for the afternoon.



It rained here for about 5 weeks or so. With all the raining comes flooding. These pictures were taken from the train we were riding in a placed called Nenana. We were the first group to ride the train from Denali to Fairbanks in about 2 weeks or so.





So during all the rain, we took a Kenai Fjords Tour with one of our groups. The tour goes out into the ocean and looks for sea life. Those are sea lions, in case you can't tell. It was a very rainy day but we still went and enjoyed it. We loved being paid to be on vacation with people.




We also stop with some of your tours at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. It is a place of injured or orphaned animals. It is a guarneeted wildlife stop. Here are a few of the animals they have there.





Monday, September 1, 2008

Things you see at the



Here in Alaska, the fair is a BIG deal. We have been talking all summer about the size of the fruits and veggies at the fair. It was fun to finally get to see them.

The pumpkin weighed in at 907 lbs.
The record for the pumpkin is over a 1,000 lbs.

The squash weight in at 328 lbs.

And the giant cabbage weighting at 79.1 lbs.

Alaskans are proud of their crops!!!


Also only in Alaska can you find a reindeer in with the livestock.



Sad that we won't be here next year for the fair...hopefully the Idaho State Fair is exciting.