Sunday, August 31, 2008

Name that baby.

Can you tell the difference between these two little monkeys? We have a hard time and we're they're parents!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Ainsley in Alyvia's Hannah Montana wig. Kinda Creepy.

This face is exactly the same face Alyvia made when she was 9 months.

Alyvia Treks the Continent

Alyvia's favorite part of the trip from Utah to Alaska was going on the ferry. Apparently there was a movie theatre and playground and she said it was amazing fun. Grandma Jan and Alyvia spent a week in Seattle, WA. and took the ferry from Bellingham to Skagway and then drove the rest of the way to Wasilla.

here is Alyvia on the ferry with Sara her bear.

With Grandma at the pool in Brigham City.

At the Rodeo with Emilie and Yao.

In Enumclaw, Wa. with Grandma, Aunt Jaimie, Jeri and Great Grandpa Welsh.

On the road again.

Finally, in Ak.

Grandma insisted that I put this pic of Ainsley up, even though it's Alyvia's post. It was so cute I appeased her.
FYI, still not in our house even though I told you all we were going to be moving in last week. I started school this week and I'm stoked because I have a great job at a great school.

Lisa got a weekend job at a cute little restaurant called the Alpine Garden Grille.

That's it for now, Cya later.
Davis Rockstars

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

If Miracles occur, which they don't, this would be one.

We are finally going to close on our house and move in! It took us no less than 2.5 months from the time the bank accepted our offer until closing. 6 weeks of which were spent in a trailer and one week in a truck. Well as you can imagine that was all spectacular but I guess we have to live in a house now, what a bore. It was a lot more fun bitching about being homeless. The grass is always greener they say.
P.S. There is no such thing as a miracle, only events we don't possess the ability to fathom or have never witnessed before, a miracle is therefore not a violation of natural laws - OR - god made nature and the laws that govern it, a miracle is a violation of natural law, therefore a miracle is a violation of god's law. Either way, whether you believe in god or not you can't believe in miracles. For more on Miracles see David Hume, Of Mirales, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, and/or Baruch Spinoza, On Miracles, Tractatus.
Philosophically yours,
The New Alaskan Think-Tank

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Summer is almost over! and other examples of pointing out the obvious

It's been a real treat living in a camper trailer in Adrienne's yard these last few weeks. I don't know what we did for fun before but it was more fun than this. As you can see even Lisa hasn't lost her sense of humor about the situation. Lisa and I made an offer on a lovely broken down old modular here in Alaska over 2 months ago thinking that we would be living in it by now. Alas, we are still joyfully displaced, hey, now I know how all of those folks in Africa must feel!
The weather here is sort of nice, I guess, if you like crappy weather. We have been able to catch up on all of the books and homework and napping we've been missing out on. Lisa has been trying to drop the baby weight by eating chocolates, drinking beers and walking up and down the driveway. It's really been a pleasure to watch the pounds just melt away! Eat your heart out Angelina!
Ainsley, who is so precious to us, screams like someone is choking her for comfort - or when she's hungry, thirsty, messy or tired. Oh, and our sweet Milo, when he shat on our bedding out of fear of being devoured by the howling wolves just outside the door I couldn't help but chuckle.
Alyvia is on her way here with Grandma Jan, they're on a ferry watching whales and glaciers calve. I'm sure it must be grand. We expect to see them as early as August 6th. Erika and the gang of thieves she calls her children will be following closely behind - arriving no later than the perfectly acceptable hour of midnight, August 7th.
Lisa and I will be celebrating our beloved 3rd wedding anniversary on August 8th. Wait, how could that be when our eldest daughter, Alyvia, is nearly 5 years old ... that must mean ... yes, it's true ... she's a bastard. I blame television for, well, everything. Anywho, it's just another swell day here in the AK, where the sun only shines while you're in the shower.
The Fearless Alaskan Gypsies