21 May 2011

All in boxes.

Perhaps this is the beginning of the end? Or maybe this is the just end of the beginning and we’re turning the page to a new chapter, a new adventure. I’m going with the latter. 

Our house, our life is tightly wrapped in tissue paper and secured into cardboard boxes. I have to admit, it was hard watching them pack up everything we own --all of our memories and the life we’ve created for ourselves. But as hard as it is leaving the house we’ve called home, I can’t help but to wonder what’s in store for our future.

When you’re approaching the hustle and bustle of life, it’s best to take full advantage of the small things, because when rush hour hits, it’s the small things that get thrown under bus. So before our boxed-up belongings gets loaded onto a moving truck, we’re squeezing the bejesus out of the remaining days in our Alaskan Home. And not in the tourist-sightseeing-Alaska kind of way, but in the this-is-our-life-in-Alaska kind of way…

like deeply breathing in the smell of sweet air that Alaska graciously gives us right before it rains. And when she rains, she rains to a slow rhythm that makes your window sheers calmly sway back and forth.

And moose poo lying on the sidewalk when you’re trying to teach your little one how to ride a bike. You see, only in Alaska.

*I do however, want to give thanks to the moose that trimmed ate my shrubbery. That’s one less thing I have to take care of before our housing inspection. So big props to you, Mr. Moose.

They don’t call it "The Land of the Midnight Sun" for nothing! We’re doing our best to stay up well past our bedtime --in the sun-- making cheap wine toasts with the clink of our glasses in the front yard while snuggling with barefooted babies. After a harsh winter, Mother Nature’s way of apologizing is with a cool breeze that lovingly hugs your body, and sun rays that gently kiss your cheeks. I can forgive even my worst enemy any day of the week with an apology like that.

 We’re ending the week by seeing off our moving truck which is Oklahoma Bound.

Over the next month there are some exciting things in store for my little family --Krysta’s ballet recital, our remaining days in Alaska, a four day ferry ride to Washington, a cross country road trip, and last but not least, the begin of our new life in Oklahoma City!

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  1. I wish I could enjoy Alaska this much. I keep getting attacked by Mosquitoes :(

  2. Hi! I'm a new follower. I know you're leaving Alaska...for some reason, I feel like you're going to OK? If so, it can be really beautiful, too! You just have to go looking for it. :) I just (like, this second) put up a post about it!