Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Snow Day....Sort of

Today we are experiencing Anchorage's version of a snow day! Basically that means it's WAY to icy to travel on the roads. Monday we woke up and it was 15 degrees outside. We had been in the negative numbers for almost 2 weeks straight, so 15 degrees was a real heat wave. Yesterday it snowed for the first time since Christmas I believe. It'd been too cold to snow. Now it's warm enough to snow but of course it's still cold at night which turns the roads into an icy mess. There are MULTIPLE cars/trucks/SUV's/4x4's in the ditch along the highway. All of the schools, Elementary to University's, are closed for the day. And on top if it all there is no power at the clinic, so even if we did make it there safely we wouldn't beable to be very functional. So I took advantage of the situation and cleaned the house and am watching American Idol Season 7 re-runs!!

Friday, January 9, 2009


Mike and I have been in our ward 3 months now and we just got our callings. We did a good job of dodging the Bishopric! :) I was a little nervous about the callings we would get now that we are in a family ward. It's pretty easy to avoid Primary in a Singles Ward! I actually wouldn't mind Primary, but sometimes it's easier to get to know the other members in the ward in Relief Society. But with Mike being a fairly recent convert, and us being new I thought for sure we were Primary bound. I was pleasantly suprised. I have been called as an Acheivement Day's Assistant....I don't think it gets much better than that! So on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month we have an activity. They didn't have acheivement days when I was growing up so I'm rookie to it all, although I do have some funny memories helping Joanne when she was in charge a few years back!! She had a interesting group of girls though. We have 5 girls that come each time and I'm really looking forward to it. Mike and I have also been called as Ward Missionaries, another calling I'm looking forward to. I think my favorite part is that we get to go to church and just enjoy it! All in all we are pleased. And if you have any ideas for Acheivement Days don't hesitate to share!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Mike's Birthday

Mike's Birthday is Christmas Day and because birthdays are such a big deal, I didn't want his to fall through the cracks during all of the holiday celebrations so I suprised him with a birthday week. He had no idea and I had so much fun doing it!
DAY 7: Mike LOVES pistachio's so he received pistachios and whoopy cushions!

DAY 6: A Nerf Gun...which he proceeded to use me as a target. I'm not sure I was expecting anything less!

DAY 5: Movie tickets to the movie Valkyrie

DAY 4: 4th Season of Lost

DAY 3: MONOPOLY..he loves he game...I'm horrible at it!

DAY 2: Mario Kart for the WII

DAY 1: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE, Mike has a love for watches...he was really suprised! Mission Accomplished!

Happy Birthday, Mike! I Love You!