One of my nearest dearest friends here shes pretty much my family here and her kids yep I love em like my ownKiddos being crazy at Russian Falls!
Its about a 5-6 mile hike in and out and we POOPED the dog out .... we strapped him to our jogger and made him pull our kids up the steep hills poor guy DEF earned his keep that day!
Our sweet new camper!
How big was the last fish YOU RODE?!?! Sawfest guys with chainsaws MAKE THESE right in front of your eyes its AMAZING! This is in Homer Alaska (where they film the Deadliest Catch..sometimes you even get to see cast wandering around if your lucky ;) )
As sad as this is....my first alaskan catch a Dolly Varden.....but just for the record TODAY I caught 2 TEN POUNDERS!!! good eating tonight!!!!
This is one of my best friends friends for almost a DECADE! she was at my wedding and I felt so glad and privilaged to be there as she sealed herself to her eternal sweetheart. What a special and wonderful day that was and to be with friends in Portland was INDESCRIBABLE!!!! Yep me and MY eternal sweetheart had to throw him in there since hes still handsome as ever sweeping me off my feet everyday how blessed I am and how I love him!
AFTER well almost after we almost there you get the point :0)
BEFORE horrible huh!
Well my friends once again I have waited to long to blog....but life with 5 children and constant ups and downs just happens.... and so as a result sometimes my blog does not happen :0)
Anyhoo where the crap do I begin with whats going on in the life of the Mumms.....we are still living here in Soldotna and to make the official announcement although it did happen a few months back....
WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Some of you knew, some may be shocked, some may talk whatever..... its our dream house and we love it here the kiddos are happy here and so are we....another big shocker
WE LOST OUR JOB....AGAIN no seriously AGAIN.....
Yep Jesse had been working his little heart out at the hospital and without real warning BAM they fired us with no reason....literally that is what they wrote out was that there was NO GOOD reason for firing Jesse. So as you can imagine it was quite the sucker punch, we were shocked and hurt and oh did I mention SHOCKED. But about a week later a little miracle in our lives....there are 2 guys in our church who run and small family clinic (and does the hcg diet) and they were looking for another PA and when they found out Jesse was out of work they IMMEDIATELY offerred us a job. It is difficult because Jesse travels about 4 days a week so we only see him for 3 but they are 3 solid days of Jesse which is heaven. Then came the REALLY good news they are building a new clinic literally about 1.5 miles down the road from our new home so Jesse could just bike to work if he really wanted too amazing right?!?! God really does have a plan for us even through the devestating times where we think life just stops it is really just a turn in the road for us.
So Jesse is there now and they absolutely LOVE him there are no doubts there even had the doctors wife call me and tell me how lucky they feel to have him! and a HUGE bonus is I started the hcg diet! and guess what IT WORKS in 3 weeks I am down 20 POUNDS seriously 20 POUNDS. Is it kinda tough yeah it really is the diet gets some getting used to and well first thing in the morning taking a shot in the thigh never did make the list of things I wanted to do in life but as I see myself shrink down again I am good with whatever works!
So there are the 2 biggies in our lives then there are a few smaller biggies we REMODELED our kitchen WAHOOO because seriously the plaid wallpaper and blue counters were awesome and all but HAD TO GO!!!! and thanks to our awesome contract with the hospital that they broke we were all set up to go through with it and thus that is what we did!
Then of course we lived in Alaska and thought we best be getting a camper to put our kiddos in and soooooo yep we got one of those too..... great lil camper a 95 with bunk beds and the perfect layout for our family so we are READY!!!!
Now for some coolness went to the fish run today and you know how many fish had gotten through....230,000 that is an all time record here! fishing was a DREAM you put your pole in and BAM about every 5-10 min you would get a hit! that is until the tourist invaded and it became combat fishing which is LAME and man they get a lil rude as well! but that didnt ruin the day I took my 5 kids by myself and we caught 2 big ones and I felt pretty dang accomplished by the end of it!
So we are doing well here, which means something I am sure will happen soon a little hiccup in life but we have what is most important to us our beliefs and the gospel to steady us, our family which is important above all, and all around us we have this incredible nature. That is one thing that is so different here there is a special peace and beauty in Alaska that you do not find other places you look at the landscape and you meet the people here and you know it is just filled with a goodness you cannot explain I love it! I hope you are all doing well and enjoy the pictures my love to all my family and friends in the lower 48 I miss you so very much!