Friday, July 8

Friday, July 8, 2011

Well I'm sad to say but we are no longer expecting due to me having a miscarriage.... :( We were told we can try again in 6 weeks or so.... I'm really sad but trying to not let it get me down. It's what God wanted and He will let me have a second baby when the timing is right.... Until then back to trying again!

The weather has been nice the last couple days and today it's blowing a bit but at least it's dry out! We have that luminous fog back too!! Yesterday it was sooo nice out (the calm before the storm), the sun stayed out until I got off work then it got cloudy, but that didn't stop me from bbq-ing up some fresh halibut that I got from my dad!!

Veronika is getting bigger and bigger everyday. I swear some days she looks a lot taller than she was a couple days ago! She has all of her teeth and she hates to have her teeth brushed but it has to be done! She still doesn't drink any juices (unless the granparents spoil her with some). I still need to get her weaned, but she's down to wanting it only when she's hurt or when she's tired. She is weighing in aroun 32lbs and I have to measure her to get her official height! She is wearing size 3T clothes (can still squeeze into 2T) and wearing size 7 shoes!! I can't believe how fast she's been growing!! Just shows how fast time goes by!!

Still waiting for salmon to show up like they did a couple years ago. I think I'm going to have to have the hubby borrow a net and skiff and go see what he can find out there... my dry rack, buckets and freezers are pretty empty (with salmon at least). My dad has been helping me fill my freezer with fresh halibut at least!! I'm loving using my Foodsaver to seal up all my fish!! I made some pickled salmon from my salted salmon from last year! It turned out awesome, Roni has been eating it up!! I need to send a couple jars to my sisters before we hog it all up!! I ordered some snagging hooks on eBay so I can at least go get me some humpies before all the fish are gone (that's when the humpies show up). Humpies (or pink salmon) are easier to dry!!

I am going to get my flower sprouts in dirt and put them in the window or outside and see how they do.... I think I started them way too late in the season for them to flower this year... but we'll see. My strawberry plants in my old bbq are flowering and looks like I'll have a lil bounty of fresh Aleutian strawberries this year!! I'm excited about that!! I harvested about 15 red bell peppers from my bell pepper plants!! They are sooo sweet tasting!! Even Roni liked them when I washed one and chopped it up!! We shared it with our canary Sylvester!!

The State Ferry is coming in again tomorrow. So I know people are going to do their Dutch run! We aren't going this trip... Saving up for our vacation!! Ohhh the other day we had an actual "cruise" ship come in the bay and they were dropping off passengers in town to check everything out. Too bad they came in really early on a weekend, way before anything was open!! But at least the weather was decent for them!! It was weird they all wore these bright red coats.... maybe it was a security thing with their boat. I didn't stop to ask any of them....

My hubby is really proud of his cruiser bicycle!! I got him a luggage rack, front basket, and a bell and now to surprise him I'm getting him a waterproof speaker set that hooks up to the handle bars and has an iPod hookup. I think I have to get him a new seat here sometime too... I rode his bike the other day and didn't like how the seat felt, he hasn't complained about it yet.... It's so cute how he treats his bike! LOL.... It's a really nice bike though!! He's just happy that he can take our groceries and mail home on it with no problems instead of carrying them by hand from the Store or Post Office all the way up to our house - which is located at the other end of town.

The island is super green right now, and before we notice it, everything is going to start dying and turn brown once again. The 4th of July was pretty nice!! We had a huge fireworks show!! We even had the AVO people and others not from here say that was the best fireworks show they've ever seen in AK yet!! It was over an hr of huge fireworks!!! Roni ended up watching for like 10 mins then passed out!! That girl can sleep thru anything!! The picnic and games were also fun, seemed like we had less games than we usually have but that because they decided to serve food half way into the games and everyone got to fat and full to want to play anymore games. But over all it was a great day! Veronika had a blast playing on the Bounce Around thing that one of the families shared with the kids. Veronika ended up getting a good lil tan, the only part on me that tanned was my feet :(

Hoping we get more good weather days before the summer ends!! Also hoping that we get some fish this year too to put away in our freezers!! We'll see though.....

Ok well I hope all is great with all you bloggers and blog readers!! Take care and until next time, TTFN!!


  1. April I am so sorry about your loss of the baby. It is so painful when something like this happens. Good luck on trying again, god will bless you with a whole passle of kids I am sure! My thoughts are with you today.-Cristi

  2. Oh how awful i am so sorry to hear of this. I wish you peaceful thoughts and send you my prayers. I hope that you will try again soon so your little one can have a baby brother or sister. She sounds like she is growing like a weed. I am so glad you had an awesome Fourth. It sounds like a great fire works show. Your hubby's bike sounds very cool nice to have a way to carry things instead of toting them. good luck on your salmon quest, i hope you are able to get plenty to fill the freezer. My thoughts are with you take care and enjoy the great weather


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