Sunday, October 28, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Monday, October 08, 2007
We have arrived safely in Idaho Falls! Have had beautiful sunny weather and even a bit of snow in the last week. John started work last week and seems to be settling in and enjoying his new job. I'll let him post more about that. I'm on the job hunt and plan to unpack our few remaining things. It's been a whirlwind two weeks. Around 4800 miles driven and a flight from SLC to DTW in there. Thanks to those who helped out with the packing and unpacking of the truck! Rachel, John, Jeff, Mom you guys were a tremendous help! So were our new neighbors who helped unload our entire truck when we got here and Mom and I hardly lifted a finger. Nice guys! It feels good to have all of our belongings in one place and actually some space to move around in. I will take the camera out this week with me and post some photos of town so you can all get an idea of what the city looks like. We would love some visitors this Winter! We have a spare bedroom all made up for someone just like you!
On the baby front, in case you haven't heard yet, It's a BOY! We are just so excited about it! I've been feeling some twinges but not sure if they are really baby movements or not. As you can see my belly is growing fast! We are at 19 weeks, almost the halfway point and are waiting patiently until the day when we can meet this little guy!
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
I spent a couple weeks down in Idaho on a fire assignment. The Poe Cabin Fire to be specific. It was 110 degrees just about every day and I was fortunate enough to have a seat in the GIS trailor with air conditioning and a prime view overlooking the Salmon River. I was stuck behind a computer for most of the assignment, but I did get a chance to fly in a helicopter on four palm-infrared flights over the entire fire area (including Hells Canyon). I'll post a few pics on the flickr site.
My/Our parents and sisters family came up for a visit this past week. We shared most of their marathon tour of Girdwood, Hope, Seward, Homer, Anchorage, Talkeetna, Fairbanks, Chena Hotsprings and Denali. A few of the highlights that we were involved in were riding the air tram up over Turnagain Arm in Girdwood, watching the grizzlies wrestle at the wildlife sancuary, hiking up to Exit Glacier, soaking it up at the hotsprings while a bull moose wondered around a few feet from us, and watching the sun burn the clouds away from Mount McKinley as our bus crawled through the park. Of course, it wouldn't have been complete without my nephew (and the rest of us) panning for gold at Kantishna. There should be a few of those pics posted as well.
We're approaching the end of the first trimester and it seems like every day is filled with new questions and changes. The baby has a healthy heartbeat and both of us are trying to learn as much as we can about this parenting stuff... I'm not quite sure when reality is going to truly hit both of us, but we're definitely aware that some major changes are going to be taking place VERY soon.
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Most of you already know by now that I'm 8 weeks pregnant! We were very surprised because we didn't think it could possibly happen so soon! I don't have a doctor's appointment for another 3 weeks yet. I'm feeling well for the most part. I seem to be tired a lot and nauseous on and off all day. Not much of an appetie for anything which you all know is strange for me! I love all food! I'm keeping it all down though thankfully. I plan on adding pics of the belly every few weeks so you all can keep track of how the baby is growing! Not much to show yet except my normal pudge. We took a few pics the night we found out which I'll include. Hope you all are doing well and I promise to try to update often on here!
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Saturday, April 28, 2007
We took a road trip down to Girdwood / Alyeska resort last weekend. They had record snow in December so there was still plenty left to board on. The bottom was a bit slushy but the top was nice. It was Spring Carnival weekend so there were events going on all weekend. We caught the dummy races on saturday where people made dummy's on ski's or sleds to go downhill. Most of them bit it at the jump but a few actually made it all the way down. Sunday there was the slush cup where folks dress up in costume and race down into some icky slushy water and see who get's the furthest. We missed these shenanigans though as we left early Sunday morning. The drive back to Fairbanks was AMAZING. It was a beautiful clear day and the views of Denali were breathtaking. We stopped off in Talkeetna for some lunch at a cool little pizza place. It was a great weekend! As usual, most of the pics are posted at our flickr site. http://www.flickr.com/photos/hutchison/
Monday, April 16, 2007
Well, the official wedding countdown is nearing. John and I both spent a little time in Michigan in March and it's been confirmed that we miss our friends and family. Most of the wedding prep is done, we are just getting anxious for it all to happen! I posted some pics on our flickr site from my trip home.
It's getting warm in Alaska, in the 50's most days now. Sunrise at 6 something and sunset I think around 10. It was still light out when we went to sleep last night. It's great to want to be outside! We are going down to Girdwood, which is an hour South of Anchorage this weekend. Hoping to get some last of the season snowboarding in. I think they've got some Spring Carnival going on. Should be fun!
The work day is winding down and i'm outta here!
Oh, the pic is from my last night in Ann Arbor when the gang hit the photobooth at Babs.