Saturday, February 25, 2012

Roller Derby in the Delta-a Preview

 Currently we skate around in circles as fast as we can, at this point I cannot imagine blocking any one of these women.  
 The men come out to practice too, because they will be our refs, coaches, and support.  Currently very few men show up, but the ones that do...skate fast, and are fun to compete with.  
 Skating backwards, a lot of the women are starting to get their gear which consists of helmet, mouth guard, elbow pads, wrist guards and Knee pads.  It could be my age, but I feel like I need ankle braces and knee braces too.  
Group huddle.  I am not a huddle person, I am more of a "lets skate now" person.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Jello Mold Obsession


I like trying to make pretty colors, but for some reason we are limited to jello colors in Bethel
Look at those legs. 

Love layers.
This mold had peaches at the bottom, no layers.  The white condensed milk helps show layers better.  These are like finger jello.  Probaby not too healthy, but really is a nice yummy treat.
OOOHHH cool whip.  
He is so fat. 

Monday, February 20, 2012

Oh My, Not Shy

video
I had to post this video of Ruby dancing and singing for our friend Olga.  Very unexpected.  We have never seen her do this before.  Olga brought a young boy over that was doing robot moves for everyone, and I said "okay who next in the dance off" and Ruby jumped right on up.  "Go Ruby." Moxy does some spin move at the end with her almost like they were choreographed.

Monday, February 13, 2012

The Weather Made it to 37 Degrees...Yippy.

I wanted to introduce everyone to my new Roller Derby Skating shoes.  They are really actually "hand made" in the USA. USA, USA, USA.  I love them so far.  No blisters and I can really make good turns.  There is a whole bunch of roller derby players in Bethel right now, and none of us know what we are doing.  So much fun, I can barely walk though. 

Moxy, Cole, and Jackson eating pizza.  Moxy woke up and said, "Mom I want Jackson to come over...Now. 
We went to a carnival and they were selling Yupik language t-shirts.  Moxy says "my mom loves me" and Ruby's says "My dad loves me." 
Greg in the Red Dragon with our children. 
Playing a little t-ball on the snowy tundra. 


Eddy and I hanging out.  He seems to love the cold weather. 
Waiting for the sled

Greg was giving Eddy a little bit of moose stew.  And Eddy was trying to slurp it down.  We have not started Eddy on solids, but greg sneaks in little "tastes."

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

January is the Coldest Weather in Bethel's History

 


From the National Weather Service:

KUSKOKWIM DELTA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BETHEL...HOOPER BAY...NUNIVAK ISLAND
742 AM AKST WED FEB 1 2012
...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM AKST THURSDAY...
...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON AKST
THURSDAY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ANCHORAGE HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM AKST THURSDAY. THE WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. A WIND CHILL ADVISORY
REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON AKST THURSDAY.

* WIND CHILL VALUES...45 TO 55 DEGREES BELOW ZERO.
* WIND...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55
  MPH.
* VISIBILITY...REDUCED TO ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT AT TIMES.
  THE LOWEST CONDITIONS WILL BE INITIALLY ALONG THE COAST BUT WILL
  SPREAD TO THE REMAINDER OF THE ZONE BY EVENING.
* TIMING...PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOW WILL PERSIST OVER THE KUSKOKWIM
  DELTA THROUGH THE DAY TODAY AND INTO TONIGHT. WHILE
  ACCUMULATION DOES NOT LOOK TO BE SUBSTANTIAL...THE LIGHT
  NATURE OF THE SNOW COUPLED WITH STRONG WINDS WILL YIELD
  PERIODS OF POOR VISIBILITY. WINDS LOOK TO DIMINISH BELOW 25
  MPH BY THURSDAY MORNING WITH IMPROVED VISIBILITY. COLD
  TEMPERATURES WITH STRONG WINDS WILL ALSO SUPPORT BITTER WIND
  CHILLS THROUGH THURSDAY.
* IMPACTS...INCREASED RISK OF HYPOTHERMIA AND FROSTBITE. PERIODS
  OF POOR VISIBILITY DUE TO BLOWING SNOW MAKING OUTDOOR TRAVEL AND
  ACTIVITY OCCASIONALLY DIFFICULT.
 
Ruby's school was cancelled today.  They didn't want to cancel because of all 
days missed when the pipes were frozen.  The pipes froze again last night, 
which would not generally stop school from happening with inventions like 
hand sanitizer, Or sayings like"If it's yellow let it mellow."  But today 
the winds were too much.  This month the average temp.is -17 degrees.  I can 
handle even -37 degree weather but once that wind starts blowing...my limbs
feel like they will snap in two like a tree branch, a few seconds of having my 
hand out it starts to feel like frostbite. 

 Our car stopped working at some point and after refusing to take another cab ride, we bought this big heater.  Greg tarped the car and warmed it up in 30 minutes.  It worked, our car is up and running again, and continued to run in -30 degrees, currently with windchill our weather is -65.  There is no break in the wind currently.


Rapunzel getting a dose of cabin fever by Ruby.