Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Sun'll Come Out....Yesterday!

Well the sun came out! :) It rose at about 12:50 pm and then went down at about 2 ish. It was so fun!! :) I would look out the window about every 20 minutes to see if it was coming up and it finally did! :) We went out to Fresh Water lake and got some good pictures! Well this is short but exciting! :) Oh! No job but I started Substitute teaching and watching a little 7 month old baby girl named Georgiana! She's half Samoan, half Native....she's beautiful! So something to keep me busy! Todd was called to be the Seminary Teacher up here in the Branch so that'll keep him extra busy too! Well that's it for now!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Together In Alaska!

Well! I just wrote a really long post and then exited out of the wrong window! Lucky you guys! It was all rambling anyways! Lots has happened since my last post! Lets see:
  • I graduated with my LPN
  • Todd finished his first semester of teaching
  • I took my LPN boards and....PASSED! :)
  • We celebrated our 1st anniversary!
  • Our first Christmas together of course! :)
  • Todd came down during his break and helped me move out the apartment AND pack all our stuff into storage AND pack all my things to move to Alaska.....stressful!!
  • The Guymons (Todd's sister and brother in-law's family) came and visited from Texas
  • We went and saw the lights at Temple Square
  • Very LONG plane rides
  • We're finally both in Alaska! :)
Lots and lots! Well I've been up here for about 2 weeks now. I like it. It's definitely different being the minority though. The sun isn't up yet. The sky gets bright like it's almost up for about 2-3 hours during the day. In about 9 days it'll pop up over the horizon though! :) The dark actually doesn't bother me. I barely even notice it. The cold.....even after putting layers and layers and layers on, the cold still somehow gets through! Today it's been about -30 degrees with a wind chill of -50 to -55 degrees! Your eyeballs basically freeze! :) Oh and something to look forward to....this isn't even 'cold' to the people who've lived here for awhile. They say it's just 'the beginning of what's to come'!!!! Ahh!! In Utah when it was -4 outside I thought I was going to freeze to death! Last week, one morning, it was -4.....I thought it was warm! Thank you acclimatization! :)

So far, still no job. I spend my days reading, doing puzzles, cleaning, doing laundry, ironing (we have an iron now!!), playing with Kali who, by the way, is incredibly obese at the moment! The days seem long until Todd comes home at 4, then they go by in a flash!

We have a very exciting life up here! On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, we go to the Post Office and grocery store (just to see if anything is on sale) when Todd gets home, then we eat and watch the Cosby Show on our computer! On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I go to the school at 4 and hang out until 8 when Open Shop Night closes. Lots to do up here in Barrow! Lots and lots! :)

Well! I don't know what else to catch you up on. I thought I'd get better with this once school was over but it's kind of harder now since I don't even have the internet! :) Oh good news though! I have lots of closets in our apartment! Guess what though? We don't have hangers now to hang our stuff up! Hahaha! :)

I would put pictures up but I don't really know where the plug in for the camera is...I hope I didn't pack it away in storage somewhere! :) Someday though I'll put some up! :) Maybe!

Well I think that's it for now!!! :)