Sunday, November 21, 2010

Craft Fair

One of my favorite family traditions is the day after Thanksgiving all the girls go to the Spanish Fork Craft fair at the Fair Grounds. For many years I would go for just one reason...the doughnuts. The picture above is a picture of me in front of the doughnut guys. They are so delicious. We mostly used the craft fair to get ideas, we very seldom bought anything (except the doughnuts). So now that I've moved away that is the one thing I really miss about this week. Yet my boss, Dixi came to my rescue last year and invited me to the big craft fair in we have now a two year tradition going. I went this Saturday with her and Anchorage has a very unique craft fair.
(I want to know where you can buy these pants)
These were my favorite! Fur is really big in Alaska, but I've never seen mittens this big!! They were very warm and covered almost my whole arm.
It was a great start to the Holidays! I found some really delicious chocolates and a cute ear warmer/headband thing.

This week I have work, half a week of school, Adult Volleyball competition at our church, Thanksgiving with some friends in our ward...and back to work on Black Friday!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Lunch Date

Kendo's Thai Food, Downtown Anchorage, AK
I just had lunch with Jed. I picked him up at his work and he took me here! This little dumpy gross trailer, called Kendo's. However, it was delicious Thai food.

It was so nice to get away from the office, get out into the little bit of sunlight that we get.

Thanks babe for lunch, I love you!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Only in Alaska

So last week Jed's boss got attacked by a bear. It was pretty intense...the bear charged just after he killed a deer. He got torn up pretty bad but nothing critical. He broke some ribs, tore a big gash in his leg and it bit his butt. The bear was shot several times before it finally died. Crazy huh?!

Only in Alaska!

Below is a link to an article with his story in more detail.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Birthday, SAD and Food Poisoning

I celebrated my birthday this week. I had a really great birthday! My co-workers decorated my desk at work and gave me a gift card to iTunes, plus we had a delicious cake. After work, Jed came home with some sweet gifts! He spoiled me this year. He gave me a magnified makeup mirror, which i've been very excited about. Plus, a table for my sewing machine, and a glue gun. One of my favorites gifts was a S.A.D. Light (a seasonal affective disorder light). It smaller than the picture below...but the picture made me laugh.
I look just like the woman when I sit in front of my light. I thought about taking it to work...but it is incredibly bright. But hopefully it will help the long winters in Anchorage.

Jed and I then went to one of my favorite little restaurants, Lucky Wish Bone, for a delicious swiss and bacon hamburger and onion rings. Then we went to see the movie below...which was cute, but predictable. The rest of the week went okay. It is getting colder here and I didn't wear my Uggs on Tuesday and thought I was going to get frost bite on my toes. I finally decided to go buy these boots I've been looking at since early this summer. I took advantage of the money my mom and dad sent me for my birthday to get these super cute, and warm (up to -40 degrees) boots.

My week ended with what we suspect as food poisoning. We think it is from some questionable spaghetti sauce we found in our fridge. Jed warned me and I told him it was fine. I missed work Friday and I'm missing class today still with horrible stomach cramps.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

How Great Shall Be Your Joy

Today is a lazy Sunday. It is snowing out can't really see it in the picture above, but we are just hanging out and enjoying our fire place.

I have something to share with you. Since I moved away from Utah, I have really missed all my friends. It took me a while to make friends here in Alaska and most of my friends are also my co-workers. A little while ago I was particularly missing my good friends who are also members of the LDS faith. I missed having someone to talk to about spiritual things and who understood and respected my faith. Well, I prayed that I could find a friend in my ward or someone who was a member of the church to be friends with...But it seems the Lord can answer your prayers in ways that you are not expecting. He answered my prayer, in a way I really wasn't expecting.

I have a good friend (who I'll refer to as J) who started asking me questions about my religion about 10 months ago. She was going through a rough time and I volunteered Jed to give her a blessing. Which she accepted. We shared some things about the church and gave her a Book of Mormon. I didn't hear any other questions or bring up the church for a long time...It wasn't until I started praying a couple weeks ago that my friend J told me she was reading the Book of Mormon. I was really excited to hear that she was reading and that she had questions. She asked me more questions and we talked for a long time. I felt horrible when I didn't pick up on her hints about wanting to come to church with me. She first asked where the church was, then she asked what time it started, what people wore to church...and finally I caught on and asked her if she wanted to come with us on Sunday. So now J has been to church twice and we had the missionaries teach her the first lesson at our place. It is incredible to hear her talk about the things she is learning. She is very interested and wants to continue coming to church, and hearing the missionaries lessons. It is an amazing experience for me to help answer questions. And now I have a friend who is learning about the church and who wants to asks me questions about spiritual things, and who is learning more about my faith. I know He answers our prayers!