Thursday, April 29, 2010


Now that I have Gabe and my camera back, I will take pictures this weekend of the birds, bugs and everything else spring in Alaska.  It's been too hard for me to go outside because of the mosquitoes.  They are as BIG AS MAYFLIES with green eyes that just stare at you saying "Come to me!"  They are AWFUL.  We heard mosquitoes were bad when we moved up here but these are ridiculous.  We bought something called the mosquito magnet to help with the problem.  It's been hooked up since Monday night and it is awesome!!  The bugs it catches has to be in the hundreds.

I'll take pics.  I promise.  Hope you have had a good week!!

This is to Heather.  There are spiders in Alaska so I will save one for you when you get here!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

WARM weather is upon us!!!!

Yesterday the temp almost hit 60 degrees and I was outside with a short sleeve t-shirt on, at least while the sun was shinning!!  It was a beautiful day.  The sun came up before 6 am.  The sky had dark blue-gray clouds that looked like rain.  I was going to go outside and play in the rain.  It's been so long since I have seen rain!  Then the clouds left and the sun was shinning brightly. 

I went to the Fairbanks Outdoor Expo.  All it really had were fishing charters and ATVs for sale.  Really wish I could have bought an ATV.  We could use it all year round.  I did buy habenero pickled garlic.  I know it sounds crazy but it is crazy GOOD!!  Haha!!   There were candy apples and fudge too but I wanted savory.  I can't wait to cook with it when Gabe is home.

We have no more snow on our roof.  It has all melted.  YEA!!!!  Now if only the huge ice puddles left by the melting roof snow would melt.  I really think I might get stuck going to work.  The road we live on is dirt.  No gravel!!!  My little Subaru struggles to make it through one part of the road.  I'll try and take pictures tomorrow when I go to work.  I guess I need to drive Gabe's truck and use the 4WD but I like the Subaru better.  

Hope you all had a good weekend!!  I will try and take pictures and post them tomorrow!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Snow, snow go away!!


I'm just a little tired of the snow.  It snowed twice today, once this morning and once tonight.  After it snowed this morning it melted.  That's nice but it was SNOWING while it was melting.  My dogs really don't like to be outside when it's snowing and I don't either.  I don't wear enough clothes.  It's April.  I shouldn't have to wear long underwear.  It's not normal. 

One good thing about the snow was it hid all the trash that is piled up on the side of the road.  Since it started to melt, I have see two wrecked cars that I never knew were on the side of the road because they were covered with snow.  The snow is pretty but I need to see GREEN!!!!! 

When Gabe gets back I think we will go fishing.  Just so I can pretend I am back in Mississippi fishing for catfish.  That should be fun.  I will be out of the house and outside.  That's what I miss the most about the South.  Being able to go outside and play most of the year without freezing my tail off.

Gabe has the camera in DC so I will try to take some pics with my phone.

Hope you have a good week!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

SNow in April?!?!?!?

The Breakup is hard to do.  It has been SNOWING for the past two days!!!!  Not Happy!!  The snow now covers the ice patches in the yard and on the road which makes walking Buster so hard to do.  I have to walk him for the next three weeks because Gabe is in DC.  I can’t go to the dog park because the snow and ice melted and it is one big water puddle full of dog mess.  It is nasty.  The other day I walked on post with some friends.   It was really nice because we walked by the river and got to see that even in Alaska the Canadian Geese are around.  That reminds me of home. 
Not much going on this week other than organizing our house.  The downstairs is almost complete and to the point where we can start living down there.  Gabe is happy because he has his pool table set up and he is going to get a wet bar.  When I’m pregnant he puts in a wet bar!!  Why couldn’t he do this in Texas?  We are going to have BBQ’s this summer and I can’t wait!!  We can play inside and not have to deal with all the mosquitoes.  Supposedly they are worse here than they are in MS.  We’ll just wait and see. I didn’t know they could get worse!
Sorry I am rambling.  The daylight now is insane.  The sun rises before 6 and sets after 9!!!  It is so hard to unwind and go to bed when it is light outside at 9PM!!!!!  The good thing is when I have to take the dogs out to go to the bathroom it is always light!  This way I am not scared of a moose charging me in the darkness.  

Gabe has the camera in DC so I am trying to take pics with my phone.  The first pics are of the melting and the other ones are of the snow the past two days.  this is our front yard from across the road that is still frozen! 
Hope you all are enjoying your warm weather and your POLLEN!!  HAHA
 This is our front yard.  Once again it is completely covered in SNOW!!