Monday, May 31

Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day!! Please remember to thank those who have served for our great country.

I can't believe how fast the days are going by. It doesn't feel like it's been since the 9th that I last wrote my last blog.

Well my hubby turned 27 on the 14th. The weather has been on the chilly side with a side of fog and rain. The island is slowly turning green. Yesterday 30 sea gull eggs were harvested from Akun Head! I got to make my first custard pie of the year and it turned out awesome!!

I'm slowly getting everything I ordered for my August wedding in the mail. I have to figure out what else I need to get. Patiently waiting for my invitations to get here so I can get them out. I ordered them around the beginning of the month and they still aren't here... wish we had more flyable days... The temps have been averaging in the the mid 40's lately, while the rest of the state is having a heat wave...

The state ferry Tustemena came on the 29th. We had a couple people head out for a couple weeks to visit family. I'm debating when to go to Dutch Harbor and hoard up some champagne for my wedding... I asked CB to price it for me so I know how much I want to spend on it... of course for me I'm getting sparkling apple cider since I'm breastfeeding. My in-laws are supposed to be hosting a bbq tonight with their neighbors, so I figured I'd make and bring some corn bread muffins to share. That's if the rain decides to go away. Been raining/misty for a couple days now.

I finally got my wedding invitations in today so that'll give me something to do. I have 125 cards to fold, envelope and address then get in the mail hopefully tomorrow!! Surprised the plane flew today, that's a good thing though. Bringing over all the mail and freight before all the fish processors start to flood the island!

Veronika has been growing like a beanstalk. She no longer fits newborn clothes and her 0-3 month clothes are getting a bit snug on her. So I'm moving her into her 3 month and 3-6 month clothes. I just ordered her some 3-6 and 6 month clothes, that was fun shopping for her online!! She officially out of her newborn diapers and into her #1 diapers! So sad to see them grow so quickly, almost wish they could stay small for longer but they have to grow up eventually!! She's such a great baby. She only cries for when shes wants to eat, if shes wet or when she's tired. She likes to fight her sleep, just like her cousin Aaliyah did (my younger sister Ivy's baby girl). She's cooing and saying ah-goo now, it's so cute. I love how she smiles back when she's smiled at and her cute little giggle when she finds things funny. She loves her swing that her Krusnamom (godmother) gave to her!! She does so great with me at work too, which I'm relieved about!! Both sets of grandparents spend lots of time with her, which makes me so happy!!

The pups have been taking to her greatly too. Cali and Roscoe take turns sleeping next to her when they can. Dante still gets a little jealous because he thinks he's the baby since he's the smallest, but he hasn't done anything aggressive towards her, thank god! I don't think he will be mean or anything to her, just tries to wiggle in and get some attention too. We make sure to spend lots of time with our pups as well as the baby so they know that we didn't forget about them!

Well I hope that our weather warms up more than it has and let us get some sunny days like the rest of the state!! The island is slowly turning green but it's still mostly brown. I'm happy that we were able to mow our lawn the other day for the first time this year! Its been about a week now and it looks like the next dry day we're going to have to trim it again! Happy that we get to borrow my parents lawn mower. Maybe we'll get our own someday :P

Well I hope everyone is doing great!! Until next time TTFN!

Sunday, May 9

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day to all you mom's out there! Hope you have just as great a day as I'm having!!

Woke up to that beautiful Aleutian summertime fog!! A really thick fog that makes it hard to see our neighbor's house! Then by noon the sun was burning thru it all showing us the beautiful blue skies above!! The temps were in the high 30's this AM warming up to about mid 40"s by mid-day. There was no wind and the water was flat calm, it looked like glass!! There have been a lot of krill coming into the bay and coating the beaches - making a feast for all the birds and some foxes, but also giving this strong fishy smell. Most of the snow is finally going away, only appearing in the gullies's and where it was the thickest. I love the sound of the tweety birds singing away and the sea gulls making all their sounds as they gorge on the krill, and once in a while the screech of the eagles and the caws from the ravens! I think spring has finally made it's way to this part of the world!

Well today is Mother's day, my first offical Mother's day as a momma!! The Safe Harbor Church threw a Mother's Day brunch @ 1pm. They had some ham, waffles, quiche and a big tray of cut up assorted fruit, along with some bagel and cream cheese. The kids raffled off the quilt they made, and they also gave Veronika a quilt! I almost cried when they came up and presented it to us!!!

My hubby is cooking steam bath once again today! My father-in-law and his friend Jason got the water hookup fixed so we have running water in the bath house once again! I guess when my in-laws had their weatherization job done on their house the hose got unhooked and wasn't hooked back up until the other day. So no more packing water! Yay! This time I made sure to pump milk yesterday (which is kind of harder than I thought it would be). I got 4oz ready for Roni if she get's hungry while we're in bath. Last time she cried not even 10 mins after we got in and had to wait for me to get out 20 mins later. So I'm making sure I'm prepared this time! I need to start pumping and storing milk (freezing it) for an emergency stash just incase I need it! She feeds good from her soothie bottles, since she's used to the soothie pacifier (the one the hospital gives out).

I want to wish my friend Simeon V. (1985-2001) a happy 25th birthday, RIP Sim - you will never be forgotten and you are missed dearly!! Wish you didn't have to go the way you did, I know we'd be having so much fun hanging out and everything! Watch over us from up above, much love to you!!

Until next time, TTFN!

Wednesday, May 5

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happy Birthday to my Krusna (godfather), my Bro-in-Law Don J, and to my sister-in-law's b/f Brett!!
Well woke up on Saturday to 31F weather and fresh snow.. then Saturday it was sunny and in the 40's. Monday the weather was beautiful, looks like Spring/Summer is on it's way finally!! Yesterday was sunny and warm! My strawberries are starting to grow in my old bbq grill turned planter!! Today the weather is a bit cloudy but still in the 40F's!
The snow is finally starting to melt and the grass looks like it's growing and starting to turn green! My hubby is cooking steam bath, this will be my first time going since before I got pregnant!! I can't wait to feel the heat and scratch/scrub my skin!! Not going to take Roni until shes a bit older, to be honest I'm scared to take her in that kind of heat....

We made a couple Jello No Bake cheesecakes for his brothers big dinner that my in-laws are having!! I heard they are bringing out the BBQ grill and whipping out some awesome food!! I'm lost on what to get my hubby for his 27th bday on the 14th... hopefully I find something...
I go tot he Eye Dr today... go see if my prescription changed or not and check out their glasses and see if I like any of them... its about time I get a new pair! The ones I have now, the lens are all scratched up.. I've had them for like 5 years or so now... about time for a change!
Roni has a slight cold, which sucks! I got saline drops to put in her little nose. So I'll see if that helps her. She weighed in at 9lbs 4.8oz this morning. We both have our 6 week check up on the 10th on this month... I can't believe how fast time has gone by already!! Shes growing out of her newborn clothes already and moving into her 0-3 month clothes!! I try to make sure to take her picture every day, since I doubt she'll be wearing the same outfit more than once, with all the 0-3 month clothes we received for her!!! I'm trying to capture the moment and get my paparazzi on since I know they grow so fast!! I never want to forget how small she used to be!
The plane has been making back to back flights, I think all the incoming mail is caught up, and Trident is moving all their people in and out. I finally got all of Roni's diapers in plus all the dog and bird food we mailed down! Thank goodness because we needed all of that, the dogs were out of their food and the birds were completely out and we don't have cockatiel food at our store!! Not to mention there are no diapers in our store!! So I'm happy I got all that in!! Can tell its almost summer when the plane is flying until 8PM!!
My pups are all doing great! I think they love being home and not having to worry about putting a leash on to go outside!! They all seemed to have missed their big brother Tug (our lab)!!
In a week or two we should be getting our new furnace set up and have our house weatherized. So we'll see how that goes!.....
Ok well until next time TTFN.

PS if you notice spelling errors its because I'm typing with one hand and holding my baby feeding her with the other!! :) I love knowing that I'm giving her a great start on life by breast feeding her, not to mention cheaper for us!!