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SNOW DAY!

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Anderson Hill, near Ninilchik, Alaska…

In celebration of our first completed week doing our schooling at home…and after all the kids were finished with their work…we hit the sledding hill down the road.  Billy built a jump…and it was all ‘downhill’ from there!

Luke…has…no…nerve…endings. He bursts throug the jump…

He face plants...

And he comes up smiling!

 

And then he does it again!

Mya takes the plunge...

Billy attempts snow boarding…

 

It doesn't really work out for him...

 

Nice landing...

Billy watches the kids take the jump...

 

Steven has a style all his own...

 

Smiling as always...

 

Robin bursts into the scene...

 

And since she also has no nerve endings...

 

She survives the hit...

Robin takes a break...

Billy goes again...

 

Luke kept losing his sled down the hill...so we told him to HOLD ON to it...

 

And he does...to the bitter end.

 

 

He starts to twist...

 

Figures he may as well attempt a backflip...

Such style...

Robin hits the scene in reverse!

 

Keeps on going...

 

And lands with style!

 

 
 
22 Responses to "SNOW DAY!"
  1. Brooke Harris says:

    love this…looks like they had a blast……im a mother of  four children and i would love for them to grow up in an atmosphere like yours…….from nc considereing relocating to alaska when i finsh with my nursing degree

  2. Lrbassmom says:

    Looks like great fun.  Reminds me of my first time skiing, two weeks ago.  Especially the falling down parts.

  3. Valerie Pienaar Landon says:

    Thanks so much for sharing…:)  (Although looking at all that snow made me need to put my warm dressing gown back on…)

  4. Nancy says:

    Stunning pictures.. amazing talent…

  5. Kb1J227 says:

    Love it love it love it , Yes this is what makes Homeschooling so great!
    Btw Thank you for the inspiration from this blog , it Got me off my butt to start our blog on our new missionary adventure in the United States , Selling our House to go and help small churches and comminities with Pastoral and felt needs! God Bless and keep having fun , your in our prayers !

  6. Bobbyspain1 says:

    wheres moms pics

  7. I love your pictures! We live in northern IN, and have a cabin in Northern MI. We have had very little snow this winter, was 51 yesterday (very unusual) and haven’t been able to ski or snowmobile yet this year. I feel sorry for Michigan economy who greatly relies on the snow in the winter, that state is already finacially strapped. Our son lives in Central, AK, so your postings and pictures always makes me feel so close to him!  Thanks you so much!

    • IELLIE_PIXIE_DUST says:

      I’m originally from south bend, living in HI. I took the kids to see snow for the first time in December (they are 7 and 2) and there was none. UNHEARD OF!!!!

  8. Ddainsworth1990 says:

    Absolutely LOVED the pictures…looks like you guys had a great time 🙂 Am still torn between settling in Alaska or Florida when the hubby gets back…decisions, decisions! 

    • JessicaC says:

      Well – I am from Alaska and most of my family is still there – and now I live in Florida! LOL  Our family of 5 is much more active in warm weather – not big snowmobilers or skiers, so we visit Alaska almost ever summer.  If we were a winter outdoor family we would live in Alaska – without a doubt.  We just end up hibernating inside all winter though.  It is an unbelievable place – literally – that I think EVERYONE should prioritize a long long visit too, at the very least.  Good luck on your move! 🙂

  9. Lori says:

    Memories they will enjoy forever :0) What great family fun!

  10. Jb_1996 says:

    Looks like such fun. On a safety note, as someone who has landed themselves in the hospital from hitting their head on the snow, I highly recommend helmets.

  11. Andrea says:

    Holy snow pictures! Those are awesome!

  12. Tessa says:

    Beautiful pictures! 

  13. Backwoodscutie says:

    Billy’s attempts remind me of Charlie Brown! The flat on the back haha what fun! Great pics 🙂

  14. Rockin18gears says:

    HAHAHA I am an avid reader of your blog/page/facebook  THESE are the kind of memories kids these days NEED! LOVE the action shots, too awesome!  We just took our little ones sledding, main staple of our wintertime fun in Colorado.  Thanks for the laughs!

  15. The pics were awesome! Looks like you had a great time!

  16. Chelsie says:

    OMG those ARE the best sledding/snow pics lol I hope everyone came through that w/all their limbs intact 😉 and I hope you have plenty of epsom salts and advil to pass around tomorrow!!

  17. Glacier44 says:

    Fantastic shots! 

  18. Pam says:

    love these photos…remind me of my upbringing in Colorado!

  19. theresa says:

    that is awesome!

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