Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Douglas Harbor

I took this photo while I was watching the sunrise (the other direction) the other day. For those not familiar with Juneau, Douglas Island is across the channel from Juneau. The mountain you see in this photo is Douglas Island, the harbor is in the town of Douglas (although around here people call it West Juneau).

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Maybe next year Granny...

Nick and dad's mom (Granny) have an ongoing puzzle battle. Usually Nick gets Granny a difficult mind teaser for Christmas. This year, we got this one (shown above) from her. It has 300,000 wrong ways to put it together, and only one correct way. As you can see, we are posting this picture of the completed puzzle to prove to her (2000 miles away) that indeed we DID finish it...in 30 minutes. Now we'll go call her and rub it in (also a Christmas tradition).

Merry Christmas!

And there were in the same country shepards abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. Luke 2, 8-11

Friday, December 23, 2005


We had a surprise Birthday party for a friend (Happy Birthday Naomi!) last night. Her husband brought over two beautiful pineapples, but we ended up with so much food that we never ate them!
I took this picture before the party thinking that it might be my only chance to photograph it before it got chopped up.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Magnificent Sunrise

This is just one of the magnificent sunrises that we had last week. Conveniently, the sun rises late right now, so we didn't have to get up too early to take this picture.

On another note, today, December 21, just happens to be the Winter Solstice--the shortest day of the year. Now that the days will get longer, we can start looking forward to summer!

Friday, December 16, 2005

Photo Friday: Depth of Field

An angel statue in the cemetery.


Thursday, December 08, 2005

Welcome to AARP?!?

Some of you that know me may know that my birthday is coming up on Monday (no, this post isn't a hint.) This year I'm turning 28 and I keep telling my husband that I'm getting old--but he never believes me (even though I can point out some gray hairs.)
Today when I came home, I found this "Welcome to AARP" letter waiting for me (along with a temporary membership card.) Now my husband can hardly deny that I'm getting old.
I'm wondering how I ended up getting this 22 years early.

Do you think anyone would accept my temporary membership card? Has anyone else out there gotten such a letter way before 50?

Photo Friday: Experiment

I'm a little late posting this (considering a new theme is coming out tomorrow) but better late then never. I ended up making a collage of sorts with photos I have taken of Juneau.


Saturday, December 03, 2005

O Christmas Tree

We went out on Wednesday night to find a Christmas tree. Before we arrived in Juneau, we were sure that we would go out into the mountains to find this year's tree--boy were we wrong! There just aren't very nice (Christmas) trees growing naturally here. So instead we ended up at a nursery looking for the perfect tree. The past two years we had a Blue Spruce, but we couldn't find a Blue Spruce this year, so we ended up with a Nobel Fir. Truth be told, it was so cold (ok, it was only about 20 F) that my teeth were chittering and I was pretty useless. Luckily this tree was sitting out waiting for us.

If you can't tell from the picture, I really like white lights. It really is an art form getting them evenly spread throughout the tree (and making sure that you don't run out of lights before reaching the bottom.) It's so pretty with just the lights and angel (and one other ornament--see below) that I don't know if we're even going to put the rest of the decorations on this year.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Douglas Sunrise