Tuesday, January 29, 2008


All giggles and grins when you talk to her in just the right voice (mainly Momma's voice... but still) Also, she's VERY excited to look at anything that has lights! She's got a new bouncy seat and crib aquarium thanks to many gracious gifts you folks have sent us and she just looooooooves to stare at the lights and sounds! I'll try and get a picture or video of that up soon...
Lily loves her bath time too! Here's Daddy taking care of that for us
And finally, Lily and I have been introduced to the world of "baby wearing." It's kinda a hippy thing that's turned into a trendy thing - but it provides Momma 2 hands when she needs them during the day! Here we are just before going to my work's holiday party (they clearly had it post-holidays to make things easier for folks)

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Ode to Daddy

Lily says.....

So here we are, saying, "Way to go Mr. Mom"

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Grandma and Grandpa Pernell are here!

Yes, mom and dad Pernell finally got here! So for all of you anxious people that keep asking for pictures of Grandma and Grampa... here you go! We've managed to get out and about a few times and they've been quite lucky!!! They were able to have a beautiful clear day and even got a peak at Mt McKinley!! I think that the weather has been a lot clearer for this set of granparents?! Sorry Grandma and Grandpa Elston... however, it has been colder! Down in the single digits most days and even in the negatives overnight?! Yikes.... and they've gotten to see not 1, but 2 moose as well??!!! One when we were all walking to the overlook and another out wandering the streets!!! Enjoy the pictures with my nice new camera that Santa brought - ohhh la la... we're still learning how to use it for sure though???!!!
Who said we don't have any sun in Alaska?? Here's the sun setting along Turnagain Arm amidst the icy waters and mountains! Yes, most people don't realize we live right in between the mountains AND the ocean!!

Here's another spot along the same drive where there's a build-up of ice on the mountain side... a popular place for ice climbers!!

Lily has enjoyed our adventures... but I think they've pooped her out :o)

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Ho Ho Ho, MERRY Christmas :o)

Grandma and Grandpa Elston were here to celebrate a VERY white Christmas with us here in the Great White North! We enjoyed there time with us here so much?! They were able to enjoy some great meals (and cook us some great meals?!)... and I might mention TREAT us to some great meals *thanks*.... bundle up to go outside instead of breaking out your tank tops on Christmas in Houston, and even go sledding!
(this was pre-sledding practice) How fun is that? :o) Lily and I were able to tag along for most of the meals :o) But we opted out on the sledding... soon enough we'll be joining them though!