Day 4: Josh the webmaster

Day four of things that make me happy are all of our friends. We went up to a friends BBQ and got to introduce Annabelle to more of our friends. We also got to see Josh again. Josh is the guy who hosts our website and fixes all the things that go wrong. In addition to being a great webmaster, he’s a great friend. He’s the first to volunteer if you need help painting a nursery or moving house.

And here’s a fun picture of him meeting Annabelle a few weeks ago (June 21st – I’m cheating with an old photo for today). He was one of the first to bike over to our house and see the new baby.

Good friends and friends like Josh make us happy today.


Day3: Forest Fair Redux

Forest Fair was so much fun we happily went back today with Hilary and Arthur. More yummy food choices. David used Arthur as an excuse to buy lots of junk food to share with the toddler.

Arthur and Annabelle in the back of the car. Arthur tried to share his cheezits with Annabelle. Good instincts, but a little too early.

It would be wrong to arrange their marriage right?

David fits right in with the hippies as a baby wearing dad.


Arthur, happy, worn out, covered in dirt and junk food. Basically all the hallmarks of a really good day.


It was a really good day for all of us.

Day 2 Forest Fair

Today we went down to the Forest Fair with Dave’s parent and his Aunt Mary and Uncle Tom. It’s always a great time, fun booths, yummy food, good music, and you run into a ton of people. It was another gorgeous almost too warm day. Annabelle slept through the entire thing in her sling.



Day 2 of 100 Happy Days

Day 1 of 100 happy days

The 100 happy days movement challenges people to find and celebrate something happy every day for 100 days. I thought I’d try it and start with this.

My husband is man enough to babywear. We went through all the fabric choices until we found one David would wear that I also liked. It’s 75, far too hot by Alaskan standards. So far Annabelle is taking after her Dad and her Native heritage and runs on the heat generating side. Babywearing is so far a success except you shouldn’t wrap the two hottest people, my two Eskimos, together in wool on a crazy hot day.

Still a great walk.