free hair friday – last week

November 13, 2015 by meg | 0 comments

we stayed in and washed hair tonight. it's been awhile since z rocked some free hair. #naturalhair #afrohair #freehairthese were taken last weekend when we washed and combed and found some unfortunate surprises lurking in z’s hair. good news though, between my hair cut and the one she got at the salon yesterday, she is good to go. also i didn’t do too bad of a job with the cut. just need sharper scissors the hair doctor (aka stylist) said. i’m not sure if its good or bad that my confidence to cut zelda’s hair has now been boosted. good thing we only do a cut once a year or so.#virtualreality entertainment for z this morning courtesy of @nytimes #sunday delivery.uploadUntitled

making our world go ’round: perfectly imperfect

November 9, 2015 by meg | 0 comments

packing for her vacation to iowa she says. apparently one day of school being cancelled for weather has her ready to hit the school is cancelled due to snow. oh well that’s how life goes. zelda’s on a pretend vacation to iowa, packing as i type. bittersweet, missing family, but very happy at the new snow. maybe we’ll bust out the sled today. uploadwe stayed in and washed hair tonight. it's been awhile since z rocked some free hair. #naturalhair #afrohair #freehairthings have been a little bit like that of late, things not always going to plan, but turning out well or at least ok regardless, which is a little stressful for a planner like me. here are some good examples: this blog.  neglected more than we want. that said, what’s on here makes us happy. i love to read back through the posts. its like looking at a scrapbook. i was just looking through and i’m disappointed we didn’t take a yearly portrait of zelda like we typically do each year, but the picture of her on her birthday is pretty sweet and so is the video, which is zelda’s favorite (her words). IMG_4709 zelda’s hair. oh my! we washed it this weekend and in going through it to detangle we found matted sections. it was gross. we decided to straighten it to make sure every last strand was detangled, clean and moisturized. what we found was a lot of dead ends and little knots that had to be cut. a 2 inch home hair cut? why not. it looks cute and is a lot healthier. plus these resulting little braided buns are so cute.

food. zelda has always been a good eater. these days she wants her food different. the upside is that if we just make it look different that usually does the trick. last night she slurped up the long pieces of kale from her soup and then asked for seconds. yay! ready for #housemusic making. #familyjam #musicalways #playmeasong #learntogether #togetherwelearnZelda and mama built it tall. Engineer daddy played it safe on the other side.
our house. the place is a little messier and little less organized than i’d like. but the upside is that we opened anchorage community house, a project we are proud of, but that hasn’t been without some growing pains in the short time it’s been in existence and required some diversion of energies (and furniture) from our house to the one across the way. plus, when you can be playing games or making music, why would you want to clean?

so all of that is to say, sorry for the radio silence this past while. luckily instagram posts our pics to facebook so we are around, just not always here. life ticks on by and we try to make the most of each day however it comes and for us that’s perfectly imperfect.

happy birthday daddy!

October 5, 2015 by meg | 0 comments

happy birthday daddy!

yesterday we celebrated zach’s birthday with some friends, soup and cake. pretty low key but a very nice time. zelda has requested that i make daddy birthday soup for dinner tonight. i think that is a great idea.

Back in Alaska

September 21, 2015 by zzaletel | 0 comments

It was an eventful and fun two week sojourn to Washington and California.

New friends were made by all –

Getting to know the #locals in #fairhaven, #bellingham

not quite ready for the characters herself so she turned the camera on mom and dad.

New campers explored – All Photos-316

Sunsets enjoyed –

Deception Sunset

Zelda hit the four-year milestone in style, with a full tour of Disneyland –

Z at Disney


Ready for takeoff
 She met some important people –

Minnie & z

Z, z and the mouseAnd capped it off with one heck of a parade –

Z Birthday Parade


More details to follow, but since I’ve been especially bad about posting anything up…

making our world go ’round

August 5, 2015 by meg | 0 comments

our new cat chloe: chloe trying to beat the heat. #VSCOcam #catsofinstagram #alaskasummer #80ishotinalaska
zelda, well being zelda: Headstand practice#zeldacaptureslawn concert❤️🌸
and visitors from texas. no pictures yet. everyone is still sleeping after a late arrival last night. today will be special as zelda meets her new sister and gets to play with her brother on her own turf.