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I don’t usually do these kinds of post where I talk about myself and family, but 2014 has been a big year already. The things going on this year greatly affect my blog, so I thought it was only fitting to write a little bit about what is going on around here.
In February we traveled to the 49th state for our family vacation. Most people (everyone) thought we were crazy for making such a trip during the coldest part of the year, but to us it was the perfect time. Visiting out of tourist season gave us the chance to really experience the beauty of this state and its people, without the hustle and bustle.
Alaska is definitely the most beautiful place I have ever visited, and I would recommend it to anyone. The state offers so much to see and do, but happens to be quite the hot spot for crafters. Every town we stopped in had some kind of quilt, yarn, bead or scrapbooking shop and some towns offered all of these. You can imagine how thrilled I was, though not so much my husband and son. They enjoyed the snowmobiling and dog sledding way more than being drug through another yarn shop.
The biggest highlight for our family was being able to go to the ceremonial start of the Iditarod! We had so much fun watching the race begin and even got interviewed by the news. It will definitely be a memory our family will always cherish.
Of course, I wanted to share a few of our vacation photos with you, which are brought to you by my wonderful, loving, understanding and forgiving husband who paid a small fortune to get me a new camera battery and charger. Mine sitting on the charger in NC does little good for capturing the essence of Alaska.
This wasn’t your average beach day, but fun none the less.
Does anyone else watch the show Alaska: The Last Frontier? We LOVE the show, and this happens to be the road they live down. No, we didn’t see any of the Kilcher’s though. I would have been too embarrassed if we did.
Yep, we found Minions in Alaska!
Even though all the quilt shops were awesome, I have to admit going dog sledding was pretty amazing. I mean look at this view!
What memories we made attending our first Iditarod! The start line was where we thought we would have the best view, but actually the best spot was from the 4th floor of a near by parking deck.
It was cold, but we could see and hear everything. The week before the Iditarod was unusually warm, and 39 degrees was just enough to melt all the snow off the streets. Dogs have to have snow to race, so they brought in trucks off snow the night before to make the track you see.
My pictures and words don’t to justice to the amazing trip we had. We are already planning to go back.
In March, I fell and broke my ankle. The day after we got back from Alaska to be exact.
So, this month has been spent trying to stay off my ankle and relax, which is actually easier said than done. It is why things have been a little quiet around here. In this time about the only craft thing I have been able to do is watch Craftsy classes, and do a few things with my Silhouette cutting machine. So, the post to come will most likely have those two things as the theme, till I’m up and running again.
Now currently, it is April, and the search for our first home has begun. This is such an exciting time for our family, and rather nerve wrecking.
I can’t wait to move though, lets keep our fingers crossed we can find some where with a craft room. Either way, I know a new house will mean tons of new DIY projects to come.
What a year! Now that you know what is going on around here… how has your year been so far?