Well, I guess I'll start with the big news items. We're now in Fairbanks and loving it, and Hannah's going to be a big sister.
Phew, now that we've got that out of the way, some miscellaneous items of note. We went to Sitka in October and I'm not sure that I posted any pictures of that trip. Here's Hannah riding a whale wearing her zip-in-the-back sweater. It's really a very good pic of her and the sweater.
We did get to see some Humpback whales in the distance and through the binocs they have at whale park, so that was cool. On the ferry ride over we saw Orcas. They were much closer, so that was even cooler. Considering we are no longer residents of Southeast Ak, it was nice to get to see all the whales. It's been many years since either Tim or I had seen Orcas so that was extra special. Sitka was a great place to visit and we hope to go again someday. If you haven't been, you should go, it's lovely there, even when it's raining.So after we got back from Sitka, we found out that Fairbanks Tower needed Tim much sooner. After asking how quickly we could get up here, we settled on the first week of December. Much craziness ensued. We packed, did house repairs, got the house on the market and had an offer within a week. I left, Tim stayed, movers came, Thanksgiving passed, Tim left, Anchorage was snowy and after some time visiting our families, we finally drove up on December 3rd. There have been some hurdles in the house selling process, but God has been faithful in helping us humans work things out and it is still moving forward. So after several weeks in Fairbanks, we've more or less settled into temporary housing and are going to look out houses today! Please pray that we find the right one and that all the buying stuff goes much more smoothly than the selling.
So now it's nearing Christmas and that means a couple of things. One, I'm another year older. Yes indeedy, my birthday was yesterday and I got to bake cookies and visit with a friend from college, while her two and a half year old son played with Hannah. Making cookies was so easy with the kiddos entertaining each other, makes me very thankful that we have #2 on the way. Tim cooked dinner and we had a quiet evening at home. Two, we got a tree! It may be wee, but Hannah really likes it, as you can see.
yes it's blurry, but Hannah is so adorable and the tree is pretty Along with the tree we have presents, sent by family far and wide. Hannah really likes to play with the presents, as much as we try to keep her out of them. Her favorite is the one sent by her Great Grandma and Grandpa Kritchen. It will probably be the first one she opens.
I'm not sure if I'll get around to posting before the new year so...
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
and Happy Holidays for other celebrants.