Sorry we’re a little behind on our blog… again…. oooppps!
Happy Happy Holidays everyone! Seems I missed Thanksgiving and Christmas posts… as well as Andrew Birthday post! Our holidays were pretty quiet here in Alaska, not a whole lot happening.
We had some friends over for Thanksgiving dinner, afterwards, Andrew and I ventured out to the Big Walmart Sales! We had a blast shopping together pushing through the crowds at our local Walmart. We got lots of neat things such as a new safe, big clock, chest, etc. The day after Thanksgiving Andrew had to work, and since we only have a couple stores…. I felt I had to go shopping anyways… it is tradition! So at 7am I stood in line at the local sporting goods store for a free gift card. Afterwards, no other stores were open besides Walmart… so I went to Walmart again…. once it became time I headed to our favorite local furniture store, as they were having store wide discounts… and we needed a bookshelf. I found a cute ladder bookshelf for games, etc in our living room. After shopping for a bookshelf I headed home, there were no other stores to go to…. I had been to all of them. It was a very strange feeling to only have shopped for about an hour and a half on Black Friday…. I was really missing shopping with my mom!
The very next day, Saturday after Thanksgiving, we moved. Yes, you read that right, we moved, again! About a month earlier we had a big decision to make…. Andrew had been doing some work on the side at some apartments for the owner… his apartment manager was moving out and he wanted Andrew to be his new apartment manager. At first we thought oh there’s no way, you see he doesn’t allow dogs at all! He has a very strict pet policy…. Andrew told him we’d consider it, however, we have a dog and he’s not going anywhere. A couple days later he called Andrew back and said he had to have him and that he’d make an acception for us to have a dog. Now most would say…. no brainer, reduced rent a few side jobs you’re already doing…. why not go for it…. well that was all wonderful… except… the apartment. The apartment is tiny! We didn’t even think we’d be able to fit our furniture in the apartment….. Andrew thinks its 800 square feet… our apartment we were living in was about 1100 square feet. I expressed my concerns as the apartment had about one bedroom and a “half bedroom” (in other words you can’t even fit a bed in it if you wanted to.) So we talked to the owner/landlord and he told us he had a two story townhouse that would be available in May…. so we decided with the money we’d be saving we’d deal with the tiny apartment for a few months. So we sold a lot of our things… dressers, guest bed, etc because we had no room. Our living room furniture did fit… thank goodness! And our favorite table did fit… we just had to take a leaf out and put 2 chairs in the extra bedroom. It’s a tight squeeze and we can’t wait until May but we’ve made it home anyways.
Moving day was also Andrew’s Birthday! Why he wanted to move on his Birthday is beyond me… After moving all day he wanted to go to dinner and bowling with friends. So we meant a group of friends at Powerhouse (sushi) Restaurant and went bowling afterwards. This was the first time we’d been bowling in Kodiak and we had a great time.
Christmas! Wow I’m really behind! For Christmas we got invited to Christmas Eve dinner at a family from the wards…. we had fun eating and chatting with them…. afterwards we headed to our friends the Pearces house for some more chatting with friends. We then played Santa’s elves and delivered a drum set we had setup for one of our friends children. Christmas was quiet at our house… believe it or not our dog woke us up early…. we opened the bedroom door and he ran out in the living room to his stocking and grabbed a treat out of it. So we stayed up and opened presents. We were blessed with many fun gifts. Afterwards we headed to the Blacks house to work on the Prime Rib Andrew and Ryan were preparing for Christmas dinner. We had Christmas dinner at the Pearce’s house with the Blacks and Tidwells… we had a prime rib, turkey, and a ham! It was a delicious meal! Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!