Yes, I have been a bad blogger, but here's why. I have internet that is much slower than we had in Washington. And in order for me to upload my photos, I have to re size them all, and I really dislike doing that! But I will try harder, at least 3 posts a week, OK??
Anyway, Taylor and my niece, Gavin, and I all went to a company picnic in Homer on Friday. (I got a job working with the kids in our community) We had to ride the ferry over. It was not the best day to be on the water, it was quite a bumpy ride. Taylor and I would have liked to have been anywhere besides that boat...Gavin just laughed at us the whole way.
This is them on the boat.
When we got off the ferry, we hopped in the shuttle van with 6 other crazy females! We had over two hours until we had to be at the picnic, so we tried to decided where to go. Our first stop??? Safeway! We shopped for a few groceries, ate a little and the girls got Starbucks. Then the three of us went to the local ACS office (Alaska Cell Service) so we could check out the cell phones. Oh, I actually got to use my iPhone today, cuz I can get service in Homer! Woohooo! We picked out the phones that we think we would like to get. The one I want to get is kinda cool, it has a touch screen, then flips up for a full keyboard. Shad and I both need to get one for work, the kids have been fine for a month with no phones, if you can believe that!
So we walked the rest of the way to the Elks Lodge for the picnic. We were pretty early, so the girls just played around on the lawn outside. It was right on the ocean, gorgeous day, but a little chilly.
The girls are modeling their pants that they painted last night when they were supposed to be painting Gavin's room.
Yes, I know, quite stylish!
They are two peas in a pod!
Taylor is working on her volleyball skills. She says she will never get on another boat. I'm not sure how she thinks she's going to get out of Seldovia for games? You can't always fly!
Speaking of can't fly....you would think with as windy as it was that they could fly a kite...yeah, no such luck. But I got some hilarious pictures of them trying to fly a kite!
And then on to the hula hoops! Not sure where she gets it from, but that girl can hula hoop! No effort....just round and round it goes.
After lunch they made some cool visors. OK, they were only cool after they turned them upside down. And this is their new friend Abby.
We had tons of good food, then went outside to play some games on the lawn. When it was over we all loaded up in the van and headed back to the docks to unload all our groceries. The ride home was even rougher than the ride over. I think the other ladies on the trip enjoyed watching me squirm. There was a family sitting on the deck below us with two teenagers. Every time we hit a rough wave, they screamed! Then we all would laugh hysterically, it made the trip a bit more tolerable. I was hanging onto the table in front of me so tightly, my arms were getting a little tingly. I called Shad and asked him to meet us at the docks, so he could give us a ride home. I honestly didn't think I would be able to carry my grocery bags home. Once we got to the harbor, I started to walk up the ramp, one of my bags breaks, and there goes the green taco sauce that I just bought! And then the lemons.... Shad came and rescued me as always, but he did think it was pretty funny. When we got home, he actually walked me up the stairs to our room, I think he thought I might fall or something. My body was so exhausted, I climbed in bed and took a little power nap. I woke up just in time to go to bed...I hate when that happens!