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Putting this up before I forget!:
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It'd be okay if you had forgotten! We'd have muddled through somehow... Although it is cold enough today to have brain-freeze!!
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Okay, so was it just me or was that the asteroid I saw this morning falling over the mountains looking west in Anchorage???

I thought it was a jet with contrails after it but the contrails did not linger............. then I read this......... http://www.livescience.com/space/090...2009-dd45.html

The timing is about right but still............ I'm not sure. It would be TOO cool to have seen that for real but how often does one get to witness something like that??? So that is why I am doubtful.
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Don't know. Where we are, I don't see much happening in the sky unless it is about overhead. Too many trees around my house. Was excited to get so much snow this weekend. I was hoping for one last big snowfall before I left. Now, hopefully, we won't get anymore! That's the problem with hoping for one last snowfall up here -- you might get more!
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it should snow THursday and or Friday.
My son is going up to Fairbanks for spring break to see his buddy. Should be a great trip for him!
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a million feet of snow.... :

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a million feet of snow.... :
that will be great for sledding!

happy Spring Break ya'll!:
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a million feet of snow.... :
Yep, I wish it would stop snowing already...
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I always forget to look for a new thread on the new month...I just visit via my subscribed threads, so a few days after the switch I'm always thinking "gee, the Alaskans got quiet" and then it hits me that there's a new thread. DOH!!


SO, in exciting news this week. I just got a
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SO, in exciting news this week. I just got a
Congrats!!! :::::

this snow is all crazy! My DH was plowing from 5pm to 4am last night! I woke up at 3am a bit freaked out that he wasn't home yet, was a long hour from 3 to 4am.

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I always forget to look for a new thread on the new month...I just visit via my subscribed threads, so a few days after the switch I'm always thinking "gee, the Alaskans got quiet" and then it hits me that there's a new thread. DOH!!


SO, in exciting news this week. I just got a
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Hooray!!! :::::::::
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Cool! Another Alaska baby... woohoo!

Well, we have at least 3 feet of snow on the level now... all I can say is IT'S ABOUT DAMNED TIME! Yippee!

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I already want to give the baby some kind of Alaskan-feeling name...I love Aurora for a girl or Denali for a boy, but I'm not sure if I can talk DH into either one. I only got the test two days ago anyway, so it's not like we're in a hurry, I don't even have a sense of the sex of this one yet (my mama instinct has always been right before) and we'll almost certainly get an ultrasound anyway, so no sense duking it out over two names when we're only going to need to pick one anyway, right?!

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Congrats Momma! :That is awesome! : I really like the name Denali. Last night I told my husband it was time to whip out the Alaska Gazette to look up names for us! How exciting!

Lovin my Hubby , Serena (10/07)::, and Cedar( 07/09)
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I always forget to look for a new thread on the new month...I just visit via my subscribed threads, so a few days after the switch I'm always thinking "gee, the Alaskans got quiet" and then it hits me that there's a new thread. DOH!!


SO, in exciting news this week. I just got a
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Congrats! I bet the fireman that was giving you the tests is thrilled for you, too!
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Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:

Yeah, the snow is stupendous. Yippeeee
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SO, in exciting news this week. I just got a
: I dig the name Denali for a boy, i've only met girls named Denali before... I think i like it better as a boy name and Aurora is one of my favs

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i know an aurora baby girl, well she would be 6 now. and I know a Denali boy, he is in my daughter's highschool

great names!
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I had my baby girl!!!

http://hippiediva.com/wordpress/2009...-new-addition/

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What a BEAUTIFUL baby!
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Congratulations !!!!! :
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Congrats! I bet the fireman that was giving you the tests is thrilled for you, too!
Actually when DH was in anchorage I sent him shopping, so I had a couple of HPTs on hand.

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Congrats! I bet the fireman that was giving you the tests is thrilled for you, too!
Actually when DH was in anchorage I sent him shopping, so I had a couple of HPTs on hand.


The thing that is so funny is that I found out on wednesday, and we hadn't decided yet when to start telling people (thinking it'd be a week or two probably...) but then on thursday morning a friend joined a facebook group "I love/loved being pregnant" and I saw the notice and joined it too (which I would have done regardless) and people started interpreting it as an announcement, even though it was NOT meant that way! Someone asked Hubby about it and Hubby figured I must have said something so he affirmed, so whoops, cat's out of the bag that the bun's in the oven!

I should stay off facebook.

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Big Congrats all around!!!!

With babies being born and babies being conceived and my youngest potty training this summer, it kind of makes me want another. Too bad DH is NOT on board for that.
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OMG! She is tooo cute! CONGRATS!!!
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Dp and I took the boys to see the start of the Iditarod yesterday.. here's how it went EVERY time a team went by..

10yo: "booties! Booties"
5yo: "Booties! Booties!"
4yo: "BOOBIES! BOOBIES!"

I nearly fell over in the snow bank I was laughing so hard.
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Dp and I took the boys to see the start of the Iditarod yesterday.. here's how it went EVERY time a team went by..

10yo: "booties! Booties"
5yo: "Booties! Booties!"
4yo: "BOOBIES! BOOBIES!"

I nearly fell over in the snow bank I was laughing so hard.
Ah, kids!

we watched some too! We did not stay for all 68 teams though. where were you at? We found a kick booty spot at the Alaska Native Health center. I was able to park about 5 feet from the course so my MIL could watch from the car.
The kids and I got a spot outside under the Horizon banner and had a front row view of the teams. It was really awesome! Been in Alaska 13 years and this was my first time.


I had no idea today was DLST! good thing it is a SUNDAY!
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Ah, kids!

we watched some too! We did not stay for all 68 teams though. where were you at? We found a kick booty spot at the Alaska Native Health center. I was able to park about 5 feet from the course so my MIL could watch from the car.
The kids and I got a spot outside under the Horizon banner and had a front row view of the teams. It was really awesome! Been in Alaska 13 years and this was my first time.


I had no idea today was DLST! good thing it is a SUNDAY!
Last year we were early to church because of DLST.. it really messed us up, but we weren't planning on going today.. good thing too because we would have been caught off guard about it just like last year..

We were downtown near the graveyard. We were feet from the track.. it was a pretty great spot, too. Dp packed up the lawn chairs and I cuddled in my fuzzy blanket..

I used to live in one of the villages on the route though, so although I haven't seen the start before, the teams are old hat to me.
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Congrats Crystal on your little girl and Jenni on your little bean!

My eldest is Aurora. We named her while living in Indiana and the 'unusual' name we had there was not so unusual here. She actually has another Aurora in her class, and there are about 4? total in her school, plus another we know from our local AP group. Regardless, we love the name (and the kid ) as it has lots of meaning to us.

So I totally missed the feb thread due to life with a babe, and honestly tons of time on the babywearer. Although we used a sling with both the first two, I'm really having fun with babywearing this time... ah for an endless paypal account, lol.
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So I totally missed the feb thread due to life with a babe, and honestly tons of time on the babywearer. Although we used a sling with both the first two, I'm really having fun with babywearing this time... ah for an endless paypal account, lol.
Have you checked out some of the slings at sugar and spice in the university center?

Do NOT go there.. nope. never.
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