Guess What Day It Is?

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Yes, I am still working on lesson plans for the new school year! I feel like I am cutting it close, but if I can knock them out this week then I will be able to breathe a little bit easier next week (last week before pre-planning) and I can focus on last minute things I want to clean around the house, the nursery, and setting up my classroom! I know that people think all teachers do during Summer Break is goof off and sleep in (and you can be sure that there has been some of that too…) but I can’t count how many hours I have been spent glued to this computer screen planning my little heart out! This will be the 5th new subject I have planned for and taught in the past 4 years, YEESH! But, planning on the front end makes teaching a lot easier during the year, and with BABY ADDIE coming soon I really need to push myself!

 

But at least I have some comic relief for today…because it is HUMMMMP DAAAAY! YEAAAH!

 

In case you were wondering….

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Alaska…the Last Frontier

We had such a blast on our Seattle Adventure and Alaskan Cruise. It was one of the best trips we have taken since getting married. All the plans went smoothly, no one freaked out on the plane rides, Baby Addie played nice and didn’t make me sick, and Hubby and I really enjoyed spending time with each other and exploring new places and escaping for a little while. Isn’t that was travel is all about?

Exploring Seattle on our First Day!
Exploring Seattle on our First Day!

Here are just a few snapshots from the week. I miss it already!

Pike Place Public Market. We got here early to beat the crowd!
Pike Place Public Market. We got here early to beat the crowd!
The infamous gum wall down Post Alley...it smelled interesting...
The infamous gum wall down Post Alley…it smelled interesting…
Yummy!
Yummy!
Space Needle
Space Needle
View of Downtown Seattle From Our Ship
View of Downtown Seattle From Our Ship

1st Port of Call: Ketchican

Lumberjack Show
Lumberjack Show
Downtown Ketchican
Downtown Ketchican
Downtown Ketchican
Downtown Ketchican
Totem Bight State Park
Totem Bight State Park
Bear Chief Murdered by a Neighboring Tribe
Bear Chief Murdered by a Neighboring Tribe

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Port of Call #2: Juneau

Sailing the Inside Passage!
Sailing the Inside Passage!
It's was a little chilly!
It’s was a little chilly!
Glacier...dead ahead!
Glacier…dead ahead!
Beautiful Juneau Bay
Beautiful Juneau Bay
Fresh Catch!
Fresh Catch!
Here is Sasha, showing us some tail~
Here is Sasha, showing us some tail~
Mendenhall Glacier
Mendenhall Glacier

Port #3: Skagway and the Canadian Yukon

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Glacier Flow Waterfall
Glacier Flow Waterfall
Summer Training Camp for the Iditarod Mushers
Summer Training Camp for the Iditarod Mushers
Sweet-talking the Goats
Sweet-talking the Goats
The little one was begging...
The little one was begging…
North America's SMALLEST Desert (in Canada!)
North America’s SMALLEST Desert (in Canada!)

Baby Harvey Is Gonna Wear PINK!!!

Baby Harvey Is Gonna Wear PINK!!!

This is the Pregnancy Announcement that we sent to all of our family and friends…isn’t is just adorable!

Most of the family thought is was so cute, they didn’t want to crack the egg to see what was inside.

I can’t take the credit for this though…I got the item from a famous shop on Etsy Little Elephant Crafts. https://www.etsy.com/shop/LittleElephantCrafts

Working on a BIG Bucket List Item for 2013

SO, for those who know me I am a list maker extraordinaire! No, serious, I feel lost without my calendar planner and notebook. I keep by bucket list for the year with me at all times because I never want to miss an opportunity to work towards a goal. I have found that if I keep those bucket list goals visible, then they are much more likely to get accomplished! I also keep my two favorite books, 1000 Places to See Before You Die and 1000 Places to See Before You Die US and Canada, in my car with me because you never know when an opportunity to explore and adventure will arise.

I don’t want to look back at the end of my life (whether that is 60 years from now, or tomorrow) and wonder where my life went. I believe that Christ calls of each to be intentional with the life we have been given, no matter how long (or short) we may have.

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With all of that being said….

My husband and I are about to embark on a gloriously adventurous bucket list task of becoming parents! We will be expecting a beautiful baby GIRL in December this year. Adeline Faye (named after my grandmothers, who are two of my favorite women role models a girl could ask for) will forever change our lives.

Because life on earth is so beautiful, and finite, and fleeting, I want to chronicle my little piece of history here with my amazing family and friends. Follow along in my journey to work towards those drops in the bucket along life’s way! I want to stay focused, but I never want to be so focused that I overlook Christ’s calling….say a little prayer for me 🙂