Monday, March 14, 2011

Spring Break, A Peek At The Beginning And End!

I started off Spring Break in town and decided that I was going to see some of the sights.  Spring Break started at the end of Fur Rondy and at the beginning of the Iditarod which means there are usually snow and ice sculptures around town.  
Here are a few of them that I thought were note worthy.

This was a nice ice sculpture of a wolf.
Some of these were pretty nice and others well...
take a look and see what you think.

Some really nice ice salmon!

And a nice mastodon snow sculpture.

But what in the world is this?  I can't seem to figure it out, do you
have any ideas?

Hmmm...he's interesting!

This is suppose to be a bear in an outhouse.  Why do bears need an outhouse? 
Oh well, he actually seems to look more like a pig.  That's what happens when 
the sun does its magic!

I liked the crab.  I love to eat them as well!!!

The last snow sculpture was of Jesus.  I think one of the churches in town sculpted this.  
Good job for a first try.

After the cold I had to warm up, so I headed over to Alaska Mill & Feed.  This
store is close by and they carry a lot of garden items and some cute odds and ends.

Like these super cute aprons!!  I love all the colors.
They all look great together and it would be hard to just pick one. 
If I had to choose I think I would go for the polka dot apron or 
maybe the light blue apron.
Maybe I will have to go back.

They also had some really cute stuffed animals.  The colors were wonderful.

And who doesn't need some peanut erasers!!

There were also a ton of garden decorations.  After looking at all the snow sculptures
the colors just really
made me smile.

And she is adorable.

I did a lot of different things during Spring Break and I will share them with you over the next few
days.  Some beautiful photos from Seward and my walks on that beach.
I also took a lot of pictures of lovely things around the house that I will post.
This blog shows you the very beginning and the very end.
Why the end?  Well, I went up to see Heidi!!  and no I didn't dust!  I think she has such a cute
house, and I love her kitchen!!  So many beautiful things  to see.
So a special thank you to Heidi!
Thank you for your tea and awesome cake!!!
But most of all thank you for being such a wonderful friend!!

I brought up some Japanese marbling paper medium so Mimi could create some beautiful paper.
Mimi is a sweetheart, I love her!!!

Some marbling paints.

A tub filled with water and Japanese oils.
The end product is beautiful paper.
Mimi and her brother ended up with some really pretty  papers. 
Here is a picture of some I made later.  Their paper was
sooooo much prettier than mine!!

Before I left Mimi gave me some paper gifts!
These are precious!   Thank you for making these for me Mimi!!
I love them!!!

This was the beginning and the end of my break.
I will share more I promise.

Fianlly God Bless You all.  It's good to be back!  
Please keep the Japanese people in your prayers!


  1. You didn't bought one of these cute aprons???!!! They all looks so nice to me ;O)...I love the most the blue one with the flowers ribbon ;o)
    And these Icesculpturen are great! I never see it in real life but sculpturen made of sand on the beach I saw a lot;o)
    Have a nice week there!

  2. My guess for the ice sculpture is, a group of angels? I really couldn't get a good look. I love the one of Jesus being crowned!

    Looking forward to seeing more of your break.

    Have a wonderful Monday.

  3. I just wrote you a book and when I hit post comment it deleted it..argh
    I had such a great time and the boys were saying Sunday morning to my parents how cute you are and Cory said she's my height....Mimi had so much fun she showed everything to Phil when he got home and then Grandma and Grandpa.
    I for sure am coming to spend the day with you if you promise me a nature walk!
    I want you and your parents to come have lunch or dinner with me at the lodge this summer. oh and hubby oops. before it sells God willing it sells.... wait for your visit post coming up and thank you again for the treats!!

  4. Oh you also need a profile so then I can email you as can others with out posting it!