Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I am so thankful to have Mac in my life and for his ability to give me a blessing when I needed it most and didn't think about it. We are really blessed to have healthy baby and apparently a fighter. I can't wait to get to meet it and hold it in my arms. We told the ultrasound tech that if he happened to see any indication of what the baby was to feel free to tell us, but the baby was nice and cuddled up. I'm so grateful that everything turned out alright but I'm still recovering from the initial shock and stress of it all. Another appointment on Friday and hopefully the good news will continue.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
I was playing with the camera while Mac was fishing and thought this would be a cool picture. It didn't turn out quite how I wanted, but I think its still kinda cool.
My first dolly since we've been up here! Pretty nice too I'd say.
I had fun playing with our camera and trying out different settings. I thought this one turned out pretty cool.
Right as we were getting ready to leave Mac spotted these two big fish go zooming down the creek. They happened to be two king salmon, which we were not really expecting to see. So we stayed for what I thought would be a little while and Mac swung big streamer flies at these fish. I ended up snagging them a couple times but everytime it would wrap him around the snag and snap him off. This was one right before it snapped him off. He did finally get one to go down stream but it ended up swimming right under a tree Mac was standing behind. So Mac is trying to kick this thing in the head so it doesn't go up anymore and he just keeps on swimming and snaps him off. It was pretty good watching!
A new day on the creek....
I really like the way this picture turned out. If you look close you can see that Mac is whistling.
These next pictures I was just having fun. I was trying to get a good picture of a tail fin sticking out of the water so I just kept shooting and some of them actually turned out pretty cool.
Shake your tail "fin". =-)
Here's our bear! I don't know why but I am always the one who sees the bear first. As I was walking back toward where Mac and Justin were fishing I thought I heard some branches cracking or something but just kind of shook it off. Then as I got closer I could see that they were moving and a big black shadow was the culprit. So, trying to stay calm, I tell Mac that there is a bear. I'm not gonna lie I was a little nervouse because I was on the other side of the creek all by myself and it looked like the bear was coming across the creek my way. But he didn't and instead I got some cool pictures!
Coming down the hill...Peeking through the trees. Scoping out the salmon situation. Thankfully there was a "salmon" situation otherwise we could have a real situation on our hands! It was still pretty cool though. I wish I could have got a picture of it actually fishing, now that would have made my day!
Kind of a long post I know but I just had so many pictures, and believe me I cut most of them out! But we're having a blast here in Alaska. Getting ready for the coho salmon to start running and then school starts in a couple of weeks. I'm actually a little excited because then it will give me something to do at work when its slow, which it will be in the next couple months. Well, I think this post is long enough and if you stuck it out to the end of it I commend you!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
- Mac is a wonderful cook! This I already knew but every time he makes something it is always delicious and I don't know how he knows to put what spices and flavors together. He just pulls things out of thin air it seems like. For example, the other day we decided we wanted some chocolate chip cookies so we buy the chocolate and come home, well, we forgot the baking soda (I think, one of the baking things) and he just threw in the ingredients, without measuring and the cookies actually turned out good. The texture was a little caky but they were still good with a glass of milk. =-)
- I hate making decisions, even the little ones like what do I want for dinner, and it drives Mac crazy. He's come to completely loath the phrases, "I don't know" and "I don't care." I'm trying to do better, but I think Mac might be crazy before too long.
- Mac has a lot of hobbies! I never knew someone could have so many things that they want to do or are currently pursuing, to name a few: fly tying, fly rod building, saddle making, making spurs, fly fishing or any fishing for that matter, bow and rifle hunting, cooking, learn to play the guitar, record some music, aspiring photographer...just to name a few.