Thursday, January 29, 2009

Back to school

initially when my husband mentioned this my first thought was "are you crazy?". This was about 5 years ago and it was hard for a little while but has brought a lot of benefit to our family, particularly my husband. He is the type that has to be kept busy, and when he mean busy he tends to want insane. Not the type of insane that tends to run in a house with 4 small children, he likes the insanity of a packed schedule full of intelectual challenges. So hes been relatively content for a while, but the monotony of work home work has been getting to him again and so off we are to law school this time. I am confident he will get in, but he is hitting the books and really studying hard for the LSAT, which is this coming weekend, it will be interesting to say the least.
So we just have to manage to stay employed for a few more years. Hopefully that will be something we can do, but one never knows with the economy as it is and all the layoffs going on.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


We just got back from our trip to Alaska, and boy was it cold! While we were there it was down around 40 below zero while we were at my parents house and when were at Justin's it was down around 20 below. Very unusual especially for the Kenia penninsula, not so much for Wasilla but still.
Brings back memories of living in Fairbanks when the tires would freeze so it was like driving with rocks.

The kids had a grand time visiting everyone, my older daughters absolutely loved all my mother's baby goats. I think there were many days we only saw those two for meals because they were too busy taking care of the babies. Joe just loved having all these guys around ot play with and climb on, Uncles every where! Poor Tommy my brothers son was just heartbroken though that some one else would take his Dad's lap. Our toddler didn't like it though, and spent most of the time with me or Justin. Very frustrating, I felt badly for her that she was so insecure, but at the same time she was with family who just wanted to love her and she screamed at them all, just for looking or smiling at her... sigh, made for a long trip.