Monday, December 6, 2010

The Great Alaskan Adventure Begins!

Well, we are here in Alaska.  It started snowing about half an hour after we arrived, but it hasn't snowed again since then.  The scenery is breathtaking beautiful.  Mountains covered in snow and so close you can almost reach out and touch them. 

The kids are enjoying playing in the snow.  Colt is really loving it! 

The first day of school started off a little rough. There were a couple vaccinations that they needed that WA didn't require at this point.  They wouldn't let them attend school even for a day without them.  So it was off to downtown to the free clinic for two shots each.  They were NOT happy about that at all.  They ended up back at school about an hour and a half late. 

Colt really enjoyed his day.  He made a new friend, named.....COLTON!  Good thing he decided to go by COLT up here instead of ColtON!!  He liked his teacher and said school was fun.

Emily met some nice girls in class and there is even one who lives on our same street!!!  She said the schedule is different than what she is used to.  Of course it's always hard when you compare something to what you are used to.  I know she will adjust well.

We should get the keys to the house tomorrow.  New carpet will get installed and then we move in on Thursday!! Looking forward to getting into the new home and neighborhood.

We saw our first moose today. It was a cow, so no big antlers to ooooh and awe over. But the kids still thought it was BIG and cool!!

I scoped out the local mall and wal-mart today.  The mall has the BIGGEST forever 21 I've ever seen.  It has a men's section and a kids section.  Cool!

Well, I should go outside and get Colt before he turns into a popsicle!!

I'm using  friends computer to do this post.  My computer won't be here for at least a week. pics until then.