Memorial Day

Back home in Nunam Iqua. ..well on the Yukon in general (I think it’s safe to say).

Memorial Day is also a day to go out to the burial sites and check on the graves of those we love. 

Keep in mind we do not bury our dead as there is only tundra.  Their graves are “placed” and checked on and cared for throughout the years.

While we’re not able to make the trip to do this other family members were.

Rest in Peace, My love. We love and miss you dearly.  The girls have been asking lots about you lately! I hope we’re making you proud! Love you!

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Summer exploring

We’ve been enjoying the amazing weather this week. I’ve been teaching the girls how to fish and hunt for mushrooms and just a whole lotta exploring since we have Percy now.

Here’s a few pics of this past week.

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Our Mother’s day weekend….

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60! Ass Grass and Duck Bites!

So being a parent you hear and say all kinds of things from/to your children.

There are those scary times when you hear nothing and go see what’s going on. Or you hear way too many giggles which is also suspect of child mischief.

There are many times that you have to keep a straight face but can’t.  Or simply have to walk away so they cannot see the fit of giggles you’re desperately trying to hide.

This week is off to a great start for such moments here in the Strongheart household.

Cecelia and Glenna asked how old they have to be before they can wear make up. I replied 16.

They heard 60! Who am I to correct this? I don’t wear it….don’t even own any so 60 seems totally acceptable to me. Maybe I’ll have to wear some when I turn 60 to drive that point home?

Glenna keeps asking if we can have “ass grass” and “achokes” for dinner. (Asparagus and artichokes)

I was cleaning up after dinner and kept hearing fits of giggles coming from the living room.  This is what I found

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They were listening to each other’s tummies digesting dinner.

Glenna still gets “duck bites” (goose bumps) whenever she gets cold. 

Cecelia was insanely excited Saturday when we went to the movies because now with her glasses she can actually see the screen. She exclaimed “MOM! I just LOVE my glasses!”

They love each other so much.

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Don’t get me wrong it’s not all mispronounced words and cute photo opportunities.  They fight and argue and torment each other also.

Sometimes I even notice Cecelia doing things just to piss her sister off. And vice versa.

Last night we had a pretty exciting first here. Cecelia asked for something. ..I don’t recall what. I said no and she asked “Why?” She’s never done that before!

There’s arguments,  giggles,  yelling, mischievous whispering.  They make me smile every day.

So remember if we ever meet in real life it’s 60! Ass grass! And duck bites!

LOL Just had to share these…they’re too good to not share.

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Easter Fun!

I treated the girls to a ride on the Easter Train. We had a blast! Followed by a night at a hotel with an evening in the pool & hot tub. Might have to do another train event in the future. ..that was fun!

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Waiting to go on the train

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All aboard!

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Eek the Easter Bunny!

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Cecelia won the color contest

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Glenna won the coloring contest

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Well earned peach sangria after a successful day!

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What’s up?

Well I’ll be the first to admit that blogging hasn’t been at the top of my to do list.

Life has been busy. Last month I got hurt at work and have been stuck recuperating for nearly 7 weeks. Tried to stop my classroom door during a wind storm and hyper extended my left elbow. Tore a tendon in my elbow and numerous other small tears and general soreness. Even my shoulder, neck and side were affected.

It’s been a long slow recovery. But I’m hoping I’ll be able to return to work within the next couple of weeks.  In the meantime Cecelia overcame her immense fear and started seeing a new pediatrician. 

And today she went to the eye doctor and got glasses. We’ve got special plans for this Easter weekend….I’ll share pictures then. Here are a few catch up pics

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K-taped arm

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Cecelia decided her arm was hurt too…sympathy pains

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Reading together

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Playing out

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Excited to get to drive to Anchorage

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First day of spring break treat ….breakfast out.

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More playing out

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More K-tape

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Whatcha drawing Cecelia? A rainbow light saber!

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Organic frozen veggies make great ice packs!

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Mmmm Glenn a discovered she loves artichokes!

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This is Cecelia’s baby polar bear and she loves to take pictures of her.

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Cecelia finally remembered to get everyone utensils when setting the table!

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Relaxing after the drive to Anchorage

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Enjoying the pool

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Cecelia with her first pair of glasses ( got her transitions lenses so she doesn’t need sunglasses now)

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Dinner out while in Anchorage

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Last day of Spring Break…first day of Spring

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“Shoveling snow” NOT what I thought would be on my to do list for the last day of spring break/first day of springšŸ˜¦

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