Wednesday, October 29, 2008

"Here is some Moose Meat."

I had an opportunity to preach a couple of weekends ago. The next week, a gentleman I had not met showed up at church with some "Welcome to Alaska" game meat and fish.

Right now, we have salmon, elk, and moose in our freezer. Turns out that this guy is on the road kill list when a car hits a moose here in Anchorage. He gets a call, drives to where the dead moose is, and butchers it right there. I guess the city comes after that to clean up the rest...not sure really. So this week, our family grilled us some Moose for the first time. It was quite tasty...we enjoyed it, especially knowing it was "road kill."

Monday, October 20, 2008

"It's not even cold yet!"

I met a guy this morning at 6:30 AM at a coffee shop. It was 27 so I wore gloves. When I put them down on the table, he laughed at me and said, "Why are you wearing gloves's not even cold yet." Really, when did 27 stop being cold?

By the way, when I left the coffee shop at 8 AM it was still dark like midnight. It's getting light around 8:45 AM right now. The darkest days will be in December and January....sunlight at 10 and dark at 3:30. Really looking forward to that.

For lunch, I met Lindsay and girls at a park with a huge hill. We went sledding and then had a picnic. That was a first...sledding during my lunch break.

And if you didn't know this already, we are expecting another child sometime in May. Total surprise...we are excited and adjusting "our plans." Please be praying for Lindsay and our newest little one.

Hope all is well in the "Lower 48."

Sunday, October 5, 2008

First Snow of 2008

While the snow has been on the mountains for a couple of weeks, today it made it down to the neighborhoods. Welcome winter...on Oct 5.

Do you remember Ralphie's little brother in "The Christmas Story?"
First sled run.
Jacson and his best buddy Hunter.