Sunday, February 10, 2013

Making Time Count

The days have a tendency to drag on during the winter months. We like to take lots of drives. We're lucky to have a sled hill, swimming pool and bowling alley, and movie theater that plays 2 or 3 times a weekend, just a short drive away from our house.

Yesterday we went sledding. I went down one time. Just once. I hadn't even sat down in the sled before I remembered why I don't downhill ski, let alone sled. I have an uncontrollable fear of going fast. I drug my feet the whole way, which caused snow to fly up in me and Tanner's faces. I think we both felt like crying by the time we finally stopped. Tanner went down the hill many more times with Dillan and Brandon. I did not. I enjoyed watching and taking pictures.

Brandon and the boys sledding
Watching Brandon and Tanner sled.
This morning we took a drive and saw a little moose along side the road eating. I'm going to miss seeing all the moose when we leave Alaska.


Driving along snow covered dirt roads.

After today's nap, we took the boys bowling. Tanner was thrilled to be bowling. It was Dillan's first time, and he seemed to enjoy it a lot as well.

Aren't bowling shoes fun?!?
Tanner's bowling ball.
He didn't want any help.
Dillan having a go at it.
Tanner telling Dillan "Good job, Dillan!".
Dabbing away after bowling. No Bingos for us.

We're not just passing time here, we're making time count.


Monday, February 4, 2013

A Drizzle of Honey

My mom purchased a gallon of raw honey, as an add on item, through Bountiful Baskets. She split it and I bought half of it from her. I have been adding it to all sorts of yummies; tea, smoothies, baked goods, and oatmeal. It's going to last a while.

I love using a honey wand for drizzling. My sister Autumn gave it to me years ago. I finally took the tag off of it this weekend and used it for the first time. It reminds me of being a kid at my grandmas house and using a honey wand in homespun honey, she bought from the store. She let me put honey in my tea, almost all on my own. Just a little help was needed when too much honey would creep on to the wand.