Friday, December 19, 2008


We went up to Mt. Baker for a delightful day of snowshoeing. No wind, just enough snow, and some good exercise! We've posted quite a bit of pics from the day...hope you enjoy :)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

"walking in a winter...Bellingham"

It never snows like this in Bellingham!!! We had our first snow last weekend of only about 2 inches. Today it's been snowing about an inch an hour! I have to admit I love the snow...I just hate the idea of driving in it. Being from Alaska I feel pretty smart about when to go out and how to drive when I'm's everyone else I worry about!!! It is projected to snow about 20 inches within the next day or two, and some people have been saying it's supposed to continue to snow until Christmas. A white Christmas would be glorious...let's just pray that the road/flights cooperate!

it just keeps coming!

surprised :)


a nightmare!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Tis the Season

The holiday season is here and tonight we had our first snow. Our Christmas tree is up, lit and decorated and as your can tell from pictures below, presents are almost finished and close to getting mailed. We are both doing well and finished up the quarter with "A's" on the fridge :)

We feel so blessed to be able to see all sets of parents/families over the holiday season. We just got back from Juneau for Thanksgiving, we are fortunate to meet mom and dad Moore and Ariana in Seattle at Grandma Sally's for Christmas dinner, and then early the next morning we will fly to Colorado where we will meet up with mom and dad Harvey, Natalie and Cornel, baby Cassandra, Noelle and Jeff and baby Addysen, and Grandma and Grandpa Erickson. Though everyone is only a phone call away we always treasure the time we get to spend with family and will really cherish this holiday season.

P.S. we got a new camera and are really excited about it! - Hence all the different color settings :)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Alaska Thanksgiving

We had a wonderful time in Juneau for thanksgiving. Unfortunately we didn't take enough pictures. Here are some of the walk we took on thanksgiving day.

Mom's friend she found along the way ... Gracey...for amazing grace...the owner says he "walks with grace every day" :)

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Nooksack Falls

It's been pouring like crazy recently! We've been wanting to do a hike around Mt. Baker but every free chance we've gotten it's been raining. Today we decided to go up anyway. It was a very pretty drive as most of the leaves had fallen off the trees. We drove up to Nooksack Falls and "soaked" in the views!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Breaking bread

We have been getting into the habit of baking on Sundays to help ease the business of the week. Now that we are both back in school this quarter and working, our weeks have been hectic. Sundays have turned into our cleaning/cooking/organizing day. It has made the work week so much more do-able.

Mom Harvey gave us her old bread maker when we got married. We have been scared to use it because it didn't come with a manual. Today...over two years later we picked up a bread mix from the store and decided to try it out. I do not know why we didn't start making homemade bread two years was so easy! We both had a hard time not devouring it as soon as it was finished. It made the house smell so good...and we are looking forward to nibbling on it all week!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


just kidding....Leavenworth!

...But very similar to Switzerland, this quaint Bavarian/climbing wonderland lies just east of the Cascade mountain range and is a welcome getaway for western Washingtonians.

Or, wilkommen getaway.... All the buildings are built with Bavarianesque architecture.

We had fantastic weather and enjoyed camping and climbing with a couple of Emily's co-workers/friends, Jeff and Jen.

Emily with Jen

Johnny and Jeff

Jeff and Jen's dogs- Bentley and Razzle- very loyal and energetic climbing companions

Climbing to the top of rotowall

We had a great time and would love to go back again

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Colorado Springs Adventure

We had a great time in Colorado Springs last week. Johnny was a groomsman in his good friend Mike Mersman's wedding (unfortunately we forgot to take pictures for that). We also got to spend time with family and friends.

On Labor Day, Johnny climbed Pike's Peak, the mountain that overlooks Colorado Springs, with his friends Pat and Dan. It was exhausting and exhilarating.

Views from the top of the Peak

Devil's playground (on the way up to the top)

Dan, Johnny and Pat

The back side of the peak

Unfortunately, Emily and Mom Harvey were sick on Labor Day, but made the most out of it by eating soup and watching chick flicks

After feeling better, we went for a bike ride on Shook's Run trail.

We went for a tour of Glen Eyrie Castle and were able to learn a little of the history of C. Springs.

On a hike with Mom and Dad on the Intemin Trail

View overlooking Manitou Springs, and Garden of the Gods

Dinner and games with Grandma and Grandpa Erickson

We were able to spend lots of fun times with Natalie, Cornel and Cassandra

Cutting our 2 year old top layer of wedding cake. Though it kept its tasted better the first time!