Thursday, January 27, 2011


Well we have packed (and with that the kids have unpacked argh!)
We have cleaned
We have said our goodbyes (while picking up our leftovers in Rexburg)
We have our home in place in Soldotna (YAY!)
And so with all of that ... it is about time for takeoff ..... On Monday we will be taking off with our 5 beautiful and LOUD children (heaven help our fellow passengers and US!!)
We have been so very blessed with this whole process it has been scary, frusterating, time consuming, did I mention SCARY ...but we know without a doubt that Alaska is where we were suppossed to go.... The Lord is there he answers the prayers in our hearts and how thankful I am for his direction in my life. He is real to me and has become more so through this whole process I know he KNOWS me and care for me and my beautiful family. So we will make our great adventure happen in Alaska it is so far away from family and loved ones but we will forge on. We are so excited and hope that our loved ones make the journey to come so we can introduce them to the absolute beauty that Alaska offers. Thank you for your prayers and your thoughts we love you.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

WE ARE MOVING........TO.....ALASKA!!!!

Not sure if you all had heard.... I know many of my fellow blogsters are facebook friends as well but if you havent heard we are heading off to Soldotna Alaska! how did this happen?

Well its quite a long story so here we go.... so as a prestory to the story....we finished school in August came back and had baby #5 (Tayla) Jesse took it and missed it by about 3 questions, then we lost our job in Boise, after 2 weeks we got our job back, then we moved to Boise, 2 weeks before Jesse took his test (AND PASSED!!!) they let him go (GRRR!) so we were on our bums again. No fear though I got on the ball and in no time I had 3 interviews lined up that all just fell into place..... first Casper WY, Soldotna AK, and lastly Glennallen AK so we headed to Casper. I loved Casper it was beautiful there and the people were as friendly as you could possibly get. Minus the realtor we had she was actually quite horrible and being the eloquent and awesome person that I am I managed to butt call her as I expressed my feelings of displeasure with her services. Ok fast forward we had this AMAZING Christmas with the kids the pure and simple joy of Christmas is just something you cannot explain. It is one of the times of year I am most thankful to have all the children I do...why you ask? well to see their faces and feel their excitement....and to play with their toys that eh hem Santa brings :0)

So the DAY after Christmas we board a plane heading to Alaska (cue the exciting music) arrived at 1:30am (that would be 3:30am Idaho time) and proceeded to this hotel that had more animal heads in one place then I had seen my entire life put together....well maybe not that many but it was a close call there. We had this amazing breakfast and headed from Anchorage to Soldotna and let me tell you without even HESITATING it was the MOST BEAUTIFUL drive I have ever taken in my LIFE. We got to Soldotna and were just blown away it was AMAZING the people were so friendly there was a WALMART (biggest one I have ever seen.....seriously!) and a Fred Meyer. Now it was not all love at first price...I mean sight....yeah thats right holy COW gas is EXPENSIVE! to the tune of $3.65 a gallon good GRAVY! and milk to the tune of $3.00 and the worst of all...EGGS can you believe that EGGS?!?! but one dozen eggs there is over $4.00!!!!! that threw Jesse and I a little bit but as we talked to people and compared salaries (which in Alaska is alot higher then we would get here...) not to mention the PFD which is around $2000 a person things evened out. After deciding that Glennallen was just not going to workout to drive to due to time, expense, and how flipping cold it gets up there.....we were soon touring a log cabin home that was absolutely the PERFECT place for us just felt like home there..... I hope Im not cursing myself as I write this blog as things have changed SO many times this last little bit. But with airplane tickets bought, car trasnport reserved, moving truck set to come..... things are looking up for us. There is a beauty and a feeling of peace and serenity there that I cannot explain. It is something that in order to feel it you have to go there take in this incredible scenery where you see eagles everyday and moose wandering alongside the road. It is a place where you know you are this little human in this big world and where you know there is a higher power you cannot deny it.
So thats the story .... we are headed to Alaska flying out January 31st, 2011 to start our new chapter. Lets hope our story is non-eventful for awhile..... All I want to report on from now on is all the fun outdoor things we will be doing. .... So now all of you who read know someone who will live in Alaska .... So dont hesitate to call and come take a visit into heaven!!!