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Highlights from the Week

I love my days with my little sidekick. We have a lot of fun together, and I am so glad I can stay home with him every day. I love that every day is so different and we are busy doing all sorts of fun things. Here are some highlights from my week. Monday - Organizing and purging I spent the entire day organizing closets and getting rid of things I haven't used in two years since moving into our house.…

Back to Winter

This is the view that welcomed me back to Alaska after being in Minnesota last week. Not what I wanted, but I knew it would happen this way. It is pretty. . . . kind of. If you are on the inside looking at it and only outside for a minute or so, I guess. (Read: I am not a winter person.) This is how I feel about running in the mornings in these temperatures. 7*F on Monday and -8*…

I’m Home (Home-Home)

In college, my friends and I had to find a way to differentiate between "home"---our dorm room, apartment, or temporary residence for the school year versus "home-home"---our permanent residence where we grew up and our parents lived. Instead of saying "home---where we grew up and where my parents live" we would say "home-home" and everyone knew what we meant. Well, I am home-home now and enjoying a week-long vacation in Minnesota. I know many people out there picture Minnesota to…