Friday, October 12, 2007

Alaska Fun

My mom & I had a ton of fun visiting Greg & Stacy, Kassie & baby Simon in Wasilla for 9 days! Although it wasn't a sight-seeing extravaganza, in hindsight I think it was just the kind of vacation I needed. We mostly stayed at home & played with Stacy & the munchkins. Simon Gregory Beesley was just a few days old & the most content baby. 2 yr-old Kassy needed some extra attention & she got it! I admit that by Monday (day 3) I was getting cabin fever & so I went for walks to expel some energy. I picked up some yarn & crochet patterns in town & quickly concluded I have not the patience nor the talent for this craft. On Greg's day off work he took us to the bishop's game ranch where where we drove around in the Caribou, Elk & Buffalo pens. He & I drove up the inlet & shot off his guns & looked for wildlife. We saw swans, ducks, 4-wheelers, wolf tracks & happened upon a gorgeous waterfall. Seeing how beautiful other places are makes me think of how I can't wait to live somewhere where I can actually see the mountains surrounding me. But, of course God made the valley for a reason & I will miss my family/friends when we eventually leave. When we arrived in AK all the trees were abounding in golden leaves, but by the time we left they were mostly bare. It was below freezing at night & we just missed the snow. It was a very relaxing trip & Im happy to be back home with my Justin!

Baby Simon, blue eyes & red hair.

Kassy doing tounge tricks & on her balance beam made by daddy.