Monday, October 20, 2008

Who Says Bears Can't Climb Trees

This guy was seriously wanting up the tree outside Dick's AVTEC Seward office today. It's the big bear hot spot! I guess the view is better from up there or he wanted a hand out from Dick's lunch! Anyway, what a big guy. I guess he's not sleepy yet either.
This little fellow was more subtle and tried to just walk in the front door, but no luck!
And this was the cute baby from last year who just found himself up the tree and cried all day for his momma. He eventually figured it out and found his way out of the tree and off down the street.
What a cutie!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Conference Traditions

Without really meaning to I've discovered that I have some Conference Traditions. The main thing is to get out of bed, turn on the TV, grab pen and journal, pay attention and take good notes. I know it's all going to be online, in the Ensign, etc. but taking notes helps me to focus. These are two of my most favorite weekends of the whole year. I love hearing the prophets and leaders of the church give us timely counsel for our day. But in addition, I have found that there are some other things I look forward to during the weekend. One is quilting. A few years ago I purchased some old unquilted quilt tops and decided to use these weekends as an opportunity to finish one of them. I've also finished up a few for family members. Below are the results. I even have one ready for April 2009. My first top - baby size. Purchased in University Mall while shopping with my friend Randi.
Savvy's for her first big girl bed.

And old top for Uncle Mike's bed.
And this weekend - an old lap size top. There are some other traditions we have but that is another post. I hope your conference weekend is great. And if you are not able to share it with others, at least make the best of it for yourself.

Here's the Scoop

Dick and I have decided that if we are going to spend the next 8 years in Alaska then we would like to be a little more adventureous. Our goal was to be able to spend more of our time in Seward during we summer. So after thinking and looking for a while the idea evolved into starting a Bed and Breakfast. But the house we finally made an offer on was a bit more than we had originally planned on so we are going to put our house up for sale and see what happens. Our contract on this house is contingent on the sale of our house in Eagle River. So we aren't packing yet, but we hope too. We've checked the market and everyone tells us there is enough business for everyone. So we will see if it's our destiny to have a business in Seward. Here are a few shots of the new place. From the beach.
The kitchen from the front of the house.
The back. I am visualizing a garden, green house and some fruit trees. And lots of flowers.
The downstairs and upper hallway from the living room.
The kitchen, the most important room in the house. We will keep you updated!