Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Late night blogging

Hi, Everybody. I can see that I've overwhelmed everyone with the volume of photos I've posted. Sorry about that. I just happened to get them all at the same time. If I put it off then ......two years, no 10 years later I MAY get around to them.

I am a disorganized housewife. Did you know that? If you didn't, you do now. I can organize anything, but keeping it that way is almost impossible for me. So....back to Flylady I go, along with my 3 girls, who are worse than I am. At least I CAN organize when I want to or need to. Please pray for us that this will work to help us become more like the "women/girls" God wants us to be. If you aren't familiar with Flylady you can check out her website from my blog.

My inlaws are leaving tomorrow. They have been here one month. Art was able to complete some projects on their camper so that they have a more effecient and pleasant drive on the way home. Our nephew, Alex, is getting homesick. He told me today he's ready to get home. Pray for safe travels for the Roberts and Alex over the next 10 days.

There's nothing new to tell. Nothing has changed, and not much is going on. I'll keep you all updated.

Love to you all, and goodnight,


Saturday, August 11, 2007

Catching up

Good Morning. Now that I've rested I felt like writing a little bit this morning. It's been a long week. The girls are registered in school. The kids went to the zoo this week with my inlaws. Obviously it's a small zoo compared to the lower 48 zoos. lol Some are fishing for salmon today. Mom Roberts is hoping to get one each of silver and red salmon. Both are good eating.

I am posting the pictures I've been promising this week. Check yesterday's post for the pics of Allison's birthday. Hope you all enjoy!!!

This is our Walmart. It's a regular Walmart, under construction to become Alaska's FIRST super Walmart. Several buildings here have the design of an old time mainstreet feel, with the different shops connected and the boardwalk. It's a nice touch from the regular Walmart's you see.

These pictures are of the mountains on our drive from our house to Walmart. Nice View, huh!

The following pictures are of our church. It's just a small, independent Baptist church just outside the city of Wasilla. We enjoy it.

The following pictures are the views of the mountains when you reach the bottom of our developement. This is what I look at every day!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Allison's birthday pictures

Hello, everyone! Here are the pics we took of Allison on her birthday. She had a great day. I'll post more pics of my area of Alaska tomorrow. Check back in the evening.

Love you all!

Since we didn't officially have her party yet we just made a huge brownie and decorated it. We plan to have a sleep over next week. Pray for me. LOL

Here she is on the climbing rock. She was just about too big to do this anymore. LOL sniff, sniff

This activity was a board with a drawing of a bridge on it. You put the numbered blocks where they fit. Then, you took a small board that was hinged, lifted it up to touch the blocks, and started lifting the board where the blocks were laying. By lifting carefully she caused the blocks to settle and then removed the large board with the drawing, and she had made a bridge. It was cool.

This machine was interesting. You pulled something which caused a flow of air to shoot out at a specific place. There was crepe paper hanging down, and wherever you pointed the machine the air would shoot those particular papers.

Allison had a great time trying to make Big, long bubbles. It was fun watching. I even wanted to get in there, but there were just too many kids.

Allison in the bubble pad. She could only get the bubble to rise up to her knees before it would pop. LOL She tried.

Allison in the Bug Eye Viewer

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

My Home

Hello, folks! It's been a long day, and I'm tired, but I did want to share my pics of my home and some of Hatcher's Pass with you. Hope you enjoy. Love to you all!

This is my home at the beginning of May. See the snow still near the front of the house? Art had knocked the snow off the roof and that was what was left of the snow for the winter. It was mid-may before it was all gone. lol It's a good thing I like snow and cold weather.

This is my home. It's small, sweet, and to the point, and I love it! I hate the color of the outside, but I don't look at that all day, and someday I will change it. But I love my home.

My dream home. LOL I already have my prince so I'll just have to sing...."someday my dreamhouse will come..."

Hatcher's Pass

Another pic of Hatcher's Pass

Hatcher's Pass. This is mid-April. See how much snow was still on the mountain?

Hatcher's Pass. Look at the blue sky and the blue mountains. Isn't it awesome!

These are the children at church during children's church this past sunday. Our topic was God Is Holy. As a fun thing I had them spell out holy. Using your imagination, I think you might be able to see it. LOL Aren't they cute?

This is our home.

This is our home. Art it adding more cabinets to the kitchen so the big square thing leaning against the front is the piece of granite that is going to be my desk top. It was too heavy for Ashley and I to move to take the picture.

Monday, August 6, 2007


Well, Saturday was Allison's 11th birthday. She's almost a teenager. That means that I will have 3 teenagers in my home in two years. HELP!!! She had a great day. We weren't able to go to Hatcher's Pass because of the rain, again!!!! So, we had a hard time coming up with something they would all be able to do. We finally found a science type museum for kids in anchorage called THE IMAGINARIUM. It was fun. I got some great pictures of her, which I can't seem to download at present because the disk is formatted different. I guess I'll have to have them put on regular disk so that I can publish some of them on here. Anyway, I got pics of her playing in the bubbles, and with all the other activities. I'll post them when I can.

Adam turns 20 at the end of the month. Hard to believe I have a twenty year old. Harder still to think that our first son, Andrew, would be 22 this Christmas. Ouch! I'm getting old.

I was able to play the piano at church yesterday. I have been so out of practice that playing has been somewhat embarrassing to me. I'm finally getting back into the swing of things, and played an offeratory in a way that I haven't been able to play in years. (At our last church everyone talked during the offering and it bugged me to death. To have practiced so much all week to play for them, and then they talked! I gave up the specials and just played hymns from the hymnal. Worked for them and it didn't hurt my feelings when they chatted. Lol) Anyway, it made me cry because God had been so good to be my fingers during the special. He is so amazing! Even when we aren't faithful like we should be. So, I'm getting ready to start practicing everyday again. I haven't done that in years. Should be good for me.

Well, that's all for now. Oh yeah, my mom and dad celebrated their 46th anniversary yesterday. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, MOM AND DAD!!! And mom celebrated her birthday on Wednesday. I'm fortunate to have had them all these years and pray for many years yet to come.

Love to each of you. Hope this week is a blessing to all!


Friday, August 3, 2007

just another post

this is Art's parents, Garth and Margaret Roberts at their 50th wedding anniversary celebration.

This is my Mom and Dad, Gene and Marjorie Koger, with my husband Art.

This is Adam at his graduation last year.
Hi. It's a gray, rainy day again. And it's still not really our rainy season. Arianna mowed the front lawn for the first time in her life today. It was a good experience for her. She's really pretty easy to get to help, especially if no one else is at home. She is such a fun person to spend time with. She doesn't like games as much as I do, but she has such a neat personality and has so many blonde moments that she's a joy to be around. LOL Don't tell her I said that.

I have finally found another homeschool group to join. I really like this one, and it offers the same stuff from before but with a much more friendly setting. Ashley has asked us to homeschool her again. I think Art is going to say yes. Part of me is glad, and part of me dreads it. She and I tend to clash quite a bit. She's the kid who when I homeschooled her in kindergarten and told her that "A" said "aah"(short a) she said, "No it doesn't. You don't know what you're talking about." And she's still that way. Pray for us both this year.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Good Morning, again!

Hi. It seems that morning is the best time for me to blog. After getting up at 5:30am to get my hubby going and then dropping him off I am back home at 7:00am and everyone is asleep and all is quiet. I love this time of day. The pics above are of my daughter, Ashley, her dog, Roxanne, and Ashley's dog and our nephew-Alex. Hope you enjoy them.

I was listening to Charles Stanley again this morning while driving home from dropping Art off. He was talking about gossipping. He said the number one reason for people gossipping is PRIDE. Go figure! Pride is the number one reason for people doing most everything. Even knowing we are wrong or did something for a specific reason, pride can keep us from admitting the truth or it can allow us to bow up in anger because someone else knows we were wrong. I have an issue with pride. It was good to hear Stanley's message this morning.

Well, I have tons to do today. I'll probably only get a few things completed. I seem to run like molasses these days when it comes to cleaning. My energy is good for about 15 minutes, then I need to rest. I hate that feeling.....of needing to nap. It is a new life partner for me. Oh well, pray that I get at least half of what I NEED to do done.

Love to all,