After getting to Alaska and settling in we found out that we are expecting a baby! We have been hoping for a number of years (more than five) to welcome a new bundle of joy into our home and the time has finally come! This was a HUGE surprise after being told years ago that the it would be “highly unlikely” that we would ever have another baby.
Morning sickness has been quite a beast – I don’t care to talk much about it, but it does seem to be easing into a manageable routine.
Baby Johnson #3 is due … Read the rest
Mom: Isaac, have you exercised today?
Isaac: Um, yeah…
Mom: Really. What did you do for your exercise?
Isaac: Well…. when I scoop dog poop I have to bend over a lot…
Mom: Yeah. I don’t think so.
While trekking across the country we stayed at KAO camp sites in their Kabins. With kids this was much more fun than being stuck in a hotel room. In the mornings they were able to get outside, walk the dog, play around, and help clean up!
Super-Smokers restaurant in St. Louis Missouri. Supposedly a national champion barbeque place, and although I thought it was pretty good, I’ve had other good BBQ other places.
I love the modern and stream-lined menu above.
The KOA in St. Louis, Missouri had hills! My kids have not had a single hill to ride their … Read the rest
Right now we are in the middle of homeschool – the first real day since getting to Alaska. Sydney is practicing the piano (sort of) and Isaac is working on a phonics assignment (not really – I knew it would be difficult with him today).
All of our stuff was delivered fine – nothing missing! Both pianos suffered some damage though. The upright piano now has a cracked leg (we’ve had one fixed before) and the grand has a chip off the front (very fixable). My nice laminated National Geographic maps of the United States and the world were crumpled … Read the rest