Tuesday, November 15, 2011

BTW, We Relocated.

Yep, it's true. We are no longer in Alaska. Or Idaho for that matter.

We are in New York. Together. And life is AMAZING!

Rob is attending the University at Buffalo working on his Masters Degree and I'm working 40 hours a week as a florist.

We are renting a 3 bedroom duplex which means we have an upstairs, downstairs, and basement. We eat breakfast and dinner at our dining room table, which is no longer our office. Our office is our office not our storage room; our office also has a couch in it for lounging. Storage goes in the basement on the shelves that Rob built in the basement.

Rob also built himself a work bench in the basement, the 8 ft. desk in our office, and his next task is to build shelves in the office so we can unpack our library of books--which coincidentally is four of the last six boxes we have yet to unpack.

We have each mowed the lawn once, and together we pulled many weeds and four stumps out of the front yard before I planted 300 bulbs in their place.

We've gone on a few walks and a few bike rides. We are getting to know the area and we are happy here. We have a few places nearby we'd like to be tourists, like Niagara Falls and the Corning Museum of Glass. I'd like to take Rob to Sackets Harbor where I lived a decade ago, and of course we still need to get to Toronto! But we aren't far away from any of it! Hooray!

Also, we are very excited to do some traveling for the holidays. The plan is to visit Rob's sister's place in Ohio for Thanksgiving and his parent's for Christmas! Then I'll be off for the Rose Parade once again! Before I know it it'll be 2012 and I'll be needing to post pictures of the Parade once again . . . but probably won't ever get around to doing it.

Let's see how things progress , but as for now, it's time for bed. Goodnight.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Ben and Jenalyn

Here are my friends, the Greenwoods. They are up visiting "me", and hiking the chilkoot trail this weekend. On Monday I'm going to take them on a tour with me.

I've known Ben since I was fourteen. He and Jenalyn visited me when I lived in Virginia too, so it's pretty fun that here we are, a few years later, hooking up thousands of miles away. I'll be spending a few days with them in Sitka before I leave Alaska.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

I Love My Weekend Job Too

All I can say is that it was an amazing day out at Glacier Point today. Perfect glassy water.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Goodbye Rob

Be safe. I love you.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Have I Mentioned Lately . . .

How cute we are?

Because. We. Are.
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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Life in Skagway

Well, we've been in Alaska now for almost eight weeks, and we absolutely love it. Every work day we drop passengers off at places like this (although it's no longer snow covered):

And drive by waterfalls like this:

We see lots of these:

And experience "sunsets" like this:

We hike to places like this:

And this:

And this:

Isn't Alaska beautiful?

Oh, and we hang out in our two person hammock whenever we get a chance.

We also work a lot. I worked 97 hours in the last two weeks . . . and payday is on my birthday. We love it here.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Handsome Rob

Today Rob is going to start shaving away his beard. Having never grown it out before, he didn't realize that his curly whiskers would continually poke and itch him, so the beard must go.

He's chopping it in stages, so this afternoon he'll have a goatee instead of a beard. I think he's handsome with facial hair, so I'm hoping the goatee is more comfortable for him. :)
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Look what I saw today!

The black bear was about twenty feet away! I saw him yesterday as well, and on the second time this morning I finally got a picture!
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Saturday, May 21, 2011

And . . .

Rob rode it kinda crazy . . . Well, we both did. There was a good portion of the afternoon where Rob sat on his seat backwards and I drove him around town. The tourists loved it. Best part of the day was when we took the tandem bike on the half pipe at the skate park.

Best. Day. Ever.
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Then . . .

We rented a tandem bike . . .
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We're in a Helicopter!

This is the end of the Taiya Inlet!
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Guess Where Rob Is!

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Guess Where I Am!

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Smugglers Cove

Went for another hike today, this time to Smugglers Cove and the Pet Cemetary. It rained the whole time, but only a light sprinkle. We love it here.
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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Farewell Zaandam

See you next week.
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Look What We Found Tonight

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

We Love Alaska!

Here we are, out for an early afternoon hike. We still can't beleive we're in Alaska!
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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Guess Where We Went Yesterday!

We got to ride the train up to the summit and back! It was my first time on an actual train. Soo cool!
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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

It's a Beautiful Day

In Skagway today. Lovely. I think we'll go hike to lower Dewey Lake later.
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Saturday, May 07, 2011

Hello Skagway

You're beautiful.
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Monday, April 25, 2011

I Don't Like Moving

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Friday, April 22, 2011

out on the road

Thanks Greg for taking us out today!
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Wednesday, April 06, 2011

What We've Been Doing.

This post was inspired my my mother-in-law, who emailed me this morning about what we've been up to . . . this was my reply.

Since graduating Rob and I have been working a few odd jobs to keep the money rolling in. One of the jobs we've been working on together is for the Geology Department on campus. Rob has worked for them over the last few years with his main focus on getting a touch screen database system in the Museum up and running. The goal for that system is to display an image and information about every mineralogical and fossil sample that is on display in the museum. Our job, that we've been working on since January, has been taking all of the photographs. As of last night, we have taken 1,092 of 1400 images. Our contract stated that we would have all the images taken by this Saturday, April 9th . . . so we have another 308 samples to photograph . . . It's possible, it's just a lot of work to cram into four days.

We are planning on moving up to Alaska this summer. Another job we've been working on has been for the company that has hired us to drive the motor coaches in Skagway. We've been training to drive the buses, and working to get our CDL's. My last session of training is today, Rob's was last Friday. We will both take our CDL driving tests on Saturday. Busy busy.

Over the last few weeks we have also been packing up our apartment. We've been gathering produce boxes from the grocery store slowly over the last month, and have already moved seven boxes--all the books--to their storage place in Utah (at a friends house in the SLC area). We've sold our big dresser and nightstand table, and in it's place have stacked about fifteen packed boxes. We are also planning on selling a large desk, a bike, a set of drawers, and our bed before leaving. All of our clothes are packed, except what we're taking to Alaska, as are most of our small appliances and cds, dvds, and cookware that we won't be using before the move. Although our lease is through the end of the month, our landlords want us to move out by the 19th so that they can fill the apartment with new tenants before summer semester. As long as we can get all of the samples shot, we see that as likely happening.

So, the last few months have kept us busy, and we are almost ready to leave Rexburg. It's weird, considering we've lived in the same place for the last four years. We can't wait to see what the future holds for us.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Are you jealous of my dinner?

Because you should be. It was amazing. See that salad? Yeah. DE LISH.
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Saturday, January 08, 2011

From Jessie to Jenny

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Handing off the Baton

From Rob to Sean.
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Team Procrastinators!

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Starting Line!

Jessie and Sean at the starting line! Yeah for Ragnar!
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Friday, January 07, 2011

Second Leg!

Here is Rob keeping warm; awaiting the handoff of his second leg! We've had an awesome day and now he's about to start running over the bridges to the outer keys!
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Thursday, January 06, 2011

This is how we reward ourselves

Congrats, graduates. We both got the official emails on Tuesday. We graduated.
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