Monday, July 30, 2012


The hubby and I decided to check out WEIO one night when it was going on.  We had a really good time.  WEIO stands for World Eskimo-Indian Olympics.  Native Americans compete in traditional activities, such as ear pull, blanket toss and high kick.  Check out their website and you can learn all about it.  It was every interesting.  Here are a few pictures of the night we went.  We got to see the baby parade and high kick.  The little G-man loved it!

We also got to watch traditional dancing.
This is one of the young ladies competing in the Miss WEIO competition.

This was a Native American from Arizona who came up to watch.

The Baby March!

The High Kick

I decided to video the dancing.  This is an elder in the tribe.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Seward, AK for Gabe's birthday and Father's Day!

Let me start out by saying Seward, Alaska is a beautiful place.  The snow-capped mountains set against the ocean is AMAZING!  We got to take a six hour wildlife viewing cruise that was pretty spectacular.  Humpback whales, seals, sea lions, porpoises are just a few of the animals we got to see.   Not to mention the glaciers!  When I look at nature up here I can't help but be in awe of God.  You can't look around this state and not see it.

I'm not going to write a lot about it.  I will let the pictures speak for themselves.  They aren't the best pictures but they will always help me remember the good times spent in Alaska. 
Car ride down

Don't really know what this was but it looked really cool.

Potty training meant the ride was longer but it also meant we could get good pictures to embarrass him when he is older!

 These pictures we took while we driving.  The scenery was incredible.

Helping Daddy set up the tent

Campfire food!

Wasn't ready for how cold it got at night

The sun never sets.  It's 11pm and still light as the middle of the day!

Gabe is the cook when we go camping.

Such a cool dude.

I don't understand having a sail boat when its so cold.

Sea otters

Told you the scenery was beautiful.


Bald eagle.  I should have cropped it.

Somebody was sleepy!

Harbor seal

Grayson loved it when the ice fell from the glacier.

The blue color of the glacier was so pretty!  I wish we had had better lighting.

Porpoises that loved to race beside the boat.

The map may have been his favorite part.

Humpback what tail!

Such a tired baby.  Camping wore him out!