How I Honeymooned Your Father, Part I: The Air Up There

Guys, are you ready for another miniseries??

Alaska

Of course you are! I know I am. I wrote my first miniseries – How I Met Your Father – when I was pregnant with Des during a particularly bad winter. Come to think of it, all winters are bad, right? Wrong. Right. I don’t know. So anyway, I’d write late into the night while Scarlet was sleeping and I really relived that part of my life, even years after the fact. It was all so terrible and amazing and magical. This time, I’m going to start a bit earlier, when it’s all still so alive in my mind. And how!


Alaska

So you’re probably wondering something. How did I find a TARDIS in Alaska? Did I really time travel? Or maybe you’re wondering why we had our honeymoon eight years after our wedding? Valid question. Maybe not as good as the TARDIS one, but we’ll get to that. We had our honeymoon because we never had one after we got married. We didn’t have a lot money, we were generally stupid people (or at least I was), and I was pregnant with Scarlet only a few months after our wedding. And that was also when we decided to move to the east coast. Only one of those things was well-planned. Oh wait, neither of them were! That’s ok, though, because we found our way. To Alaska. To our honeymoon. And we’ll find our way again.

(You’d never know we have been married eight years now, right? Totally looking like glowing 20-somethings here!)

And here I have found my way to a new miniseries. It will not be uninterrupted. Last time I wrote a blog miniseries, I had one kid, pregnancy insomnia, and no careers. Now I have two kids, a husband of EIGHT years, and two careers. That said, this miniseries will hold me accountable to get my photos up, and get my fingers typing. I’m excited for this – I hope you are too.

I was nervous..

LANDED!

We saw two moose only minutes from landing in Alaska!!!

Then our family member, Erika, picked us up to have dinner at her home with Steve, and then a nice warm bed where we couldn’t believe we were in Alaska, but we were in Alaska and had to sleep after a gazillion hours awake thus far!

Stay tuned for Part II..

This is me linking up, as one of my favorite things to do, with Finish The Sentence Friday. This week’s topic is “One of my favorite vacation memories is..” There’s still time to write yours. Come link up with your spin on any of the matters: HERE.

Part II

The Ultimate Gift Guide..

..If you’re shopping for a Moose-Loving, Cookie/Chocolate-Holic, Nerdy, Photographer, Animal-Obsessed, Mama of Two.

Know anyone like that?


There are people who are hard to shop for, and then there are people like the ones described above – they love everything. Nearly everything. Don’t give them cilantro, onions or feta cheese. Give them trips to Vancouver, songs, poems and stories you wrote for them, moose and whale expeditions, and ice hotels under northern lights. If all of that seems too expensive, or maybe the season isn’t quite right, or if you’re shy about songs and poems, consider one of these awesome & easy ten gifts:

1. Camera gear. Isn’t that always the number one? This is my first Christmas in ages where I’m not actively saving up for a camera, but if Santa bought me a 10-22mm lens, a 24-70mm 2.8 II lens, or really anything from Photojojo, we’d be friends.

2. I want a TARDIS dress, that is quite like the DALEK dress above, but it’s a TARDIS. Cassidy made me one when I was pregnant with Des, but it hasn’t stood the test of time in the long run. And I love the cut of this dress.

(If you’re looking at little baby Des as the 11th doctor and you’re dying slowly of cuteness, that means it’s working.)

3. Fun wafflers! I’m just learning how to cook. I need all the help I can get. We currently have a farm animal waffler, and an Olaf one that cooks out snowman body parts and you can put them all together and dip them in maple syrup. Yes.

4. These amazing hand towels, HERE. I can’t imagine a world without having Han Solo and Leia hand towels. To match our hand towels (and TARDIS shower curtain), I would need awesome bath mat sets at Harris Scarfe. There are tons of good colors. Think we could match our crazy color scheme? Our bath mat situation is a bit of a disaster so these are on my list!

5. Then to match our awesome new hand towels, shower curtain and bath mats, I’d need pampering bath products from LUSH.

6. Then for post-bath late night snacks, I think a gift card or a box of cookies from Greggory’s Pastry Shop is in order. If you’re not local, a gift card or box of chocolates from See’s would be a dream.

7. I think moose pajamas are secretly or not so secretly on every girl’s wish list. I’m a huge fan of Hatley and Lazy One. I’ll also take the entire winter line of Old Navy printed flannel PJ pants.

8. My winter wish list always includes socks and gloves that are actually warm! I have a tendency to mountain climb.

9. Here’s two in one. Superhero stuff (just anything) and a Starbucks gift card, because it’s hard to spend less than $30 there.

10. A new kitten makes a wonderful gift, but we got ours for Thanksgiving instead.

What’s on your wish list?