Monday, March 28

March 29, 2011

So yesterday was my lil girl's first birthday! Her party was great, lots of great people and great food! I'm happy that it all went off as good as it did! Now I can de-stress and look back at it as a great accomplishment!! The weather was a bit windy and cold but that didn't stop all the party go-ers from attending my lil Princess' first birthday party! We all had a great time, and even after all the cake and frosting Roni devoured she still made it to sleep on time last night!! She had fun opening her presents when we got home, she wasn't in the mood to open them at the party. A lot has been going on the past month since I last posted a blog. I was in Anchorage during the whole earthquake in Japan and the tsunami warning that they had to deal with here in Akutan. I had my hubby make him and the dogs an emergency bag with everything they would need for at least 5 days! I took my lil sister out to Benihana's for her birthday, we got all dressed up and had a great time with our daughters! I had training and was in Anchorage for a week, I actually made it up and back on my scheduled days, which doesn't really happen much around here! There still hasn't been much snow here... I bought a bunch of flower, vegetable and herb seeds to plant this spring and hopefully put outside once it gets warm. My bell peppers I started a month or so ago are putting out lil flowers/bell peppers and my apple tree is about 3.5ft tall!! The weather has been up and down all month... going a couple days of calm clear weather followed by the usual couple days of stormy weather. On the 19th we got hit with a really strong storm and actually made the news with our "hurricane" force winds. And here I was on the beach trying to get pictures of the huge waves we were actually getting in our bay!! The Airport project is coming along smoothly. I heard they hired some "sea otter" monitors (locals they trained) to count and keep track of the otter population so that they (the airport people and the project) doesn't impact the populations of otters. The boat harbor project is slowly getting started back up again also! They have it pretty torn up at the head of the bay. I'm still just proud of how Veronika was yesterday, she was just as happy as can be! I'm still trying to upload pix from the last couple months, then I'm going to try to post some pix from her party! I'm sorry I haven't been updating my blog as much as I want to.... just haven't been having time with getting everything caught up with in the office - especially since most of our time was spent getting the Shareholder's packets out for the annual meeting. That was a pain in the ass, but we got it done and out with. Talk about a waste of paper having to change everything out a couple times - with 86 packets to make sure have everything in them and the correct copies of everything... at least we got them done and out in the mail! Now to just wait for the proxy/ballots to come back to us! The Akutan Corporation Annual meeting is set for April 30, 2011! My puppies are getting bigger and getting into more mischief. I love them all to death though, they are just the cutest! I love how they get along with Veronika and how some of them love to nap next to her when she's napping, almost like they are keeping watch over her! She loves to run after them and chase them, then run from them as she lets them chase her, it's so cute!! By the way, yes she is up and running around, she's practically masted that in no time! Now she's all about trying to climb up stuff and jump off of it!! Scares the crap out of me but hey kids will be kids and she's just enjoying learning anything and everything she can!! Ok Bloggers, I promise I will get another post in before this month ends!! Take care and "see" you then!! And don't forget about the Monthly Drawings I'm having with my Scentsy business! For every order made in a calendar month, I will put your name into a drawing for a brick of your favorite Scentsy scent! (A $20 value!). To put your orders in go to: and click on the buy tab to place your orders! I love Scentsy and their scents! This month's scent of the month is called Jumpin Jelly Bean and I love how it smells!! So fruity and sweet! I can't wait to see what next month's scent smells like. The Warmer of the Month for next month is this really pretty light blue warmer with tiny white flowers adorning it!!

Tuesday, March 1

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Time is just flying by!! It's already March!! So much to do this month! My baby girl is going to be a year old already in 27 more days. I just can't believe how fast time has went by!! All the milestones my lil girl has acheived over the last 11 months makes me want to cry!! I told the hubby I think it's time to start trying for a lil brother or sister for Veronika!! I've been trying to upload pix but between blogger not letting me and our crappy internet connection it's taking forever to get done!!

I recieved the my order of stuff for Veronika's 1st birthday and realized I missed some crucial items that I needed to get so I ordered those and hopefully they get here in time! Another reason why it's good to order everything early in this part of the world! Always have to be prepared and order way a head of time due to where we are located and how our weather only lets us get so many flyable days - then we have to depend on the airlines to make sure they don't have too many people flying back and forth so we can expect space on the plane for the mail to make it in or go out!!

The weather has been just beautiful the last couple days, the suns been out, the water is flat calm and not a breeze in the sky! Our sun rises have been just breath taking - I got a picture I took yesterday which I hope to get posted! Awesome oranges, reds and pinks as the sun is rising - maybe just another sign that a storm is brewing up. We still haven't gotten any snow, but some mornings it gets cold enough for everything to get frost on it!

I sent home a bunch of flower, vegetable and herb seeds and see how those grow around my house this year! I made sure to get perennial flowers so I don't have to worry about replanting them again next year. I am also going to try to plant an apple tree out in front of my house, it's about 2.5ft tall now and I'm getting ready to transplant it once I find a bigger pot for it! I think I might order a new sprouting coconut palm tree to grow in my house. I had one before but I had some people watching my house and I guess they somehow fell on it and broke it and it died.... here I picked that one up in Hawaii back in 2007. I think I have to get my pineapples transplanted and see if those grow a pineapple or not! They have also been growing since 2007! I'm excited to see how my green thumb works out! :D

The airport project should be starting up this month. Everyone is supposed to be arriving here on the island around the 10th or so. I haven't noticed if any of their equipment has made it here yet though. But on the upside we'll be having a lot of people working and getting things moving in the right direction! I never thought I'd see us getting an airport for the village, I always joked not in my life time, but what do you know here we are getting one!! Going to be exciting!! I haven't heard anything on what's going on with our boat harbor lately, but they are working on the road from town to the head of the bay where the boat harbor is going to be located!

So today is the 1st day for the transition to the new Spring/Summer catalog from Scentsy. There are about 26 scents that have been discontinued and 25 new scents for everyone to enjoy!! Out of the new scents I really like Luna, Cherry Limeade, Go-Go-Goji, Honey, Do!, Sugar and Tea Party!!! There are also around 10 new large warmers, 4 new mid-size warmers and 3 new plug-in warmers! This seasons Charitable Cause warmer is called Piece by Piece, designed to represent the mission of Autism Speaks. 100% of the net proceeds from Piece by Piece will be donated directly to Autism Speaks!!! Also this season there are the new Grab Tabs for use in the plug-in warmers, which will let you chang out the wax in your Scentsy plug-ins!! I urge you to check out my website: to learn and purchase any of the Scentsy products!! I ensure you that you will love it as much as I do!!! The Scent of the Month is Jumping Jelly Beans - a scent with crisp pear and apple with zesty lemon and sugar!! Also March's Warmer of the Month is called Dotty -a sunny yellow glossy finish and white polka dots are bright and cheerful. The ruffled warmer dish adds a frilly accent like the trumpet on a daffodil. I totally love Scentsy!!!! I'd appreciate it if my fellow bloggers check out my website and learn more about the product and if you want to, buy from my website!

Other than Scentsy, working and taking care of my baby girl not much else is going on right now here on the island! Hopefully the next post will have more information on the airport project and the happenings around this part of the world!! Until then, TTFN!

Sunrise at 9:30AM Feb 28, 2011