Friday, September 16, 2011


Life in Alaska is not that much different than life anywhere. We still go to work, take the kids to school and dance, drive to chapel, all the things of 21st century life.

But there are several key differences.

First of all, not everything is priced the way we're used to in the Midwestern US. This means we occasionally suffer some "sticker shock."

Second, I can't just hop in my car and drive 6 hours to visit my mom and sister. Or hop a train and 12 hours later hop off and visit my dad.

Third, our cell phones just don't work as well up here as they did before (We have Verizon, and well, Verizon isn't here).

And finally, the scenery is VERY very cool. Mountains and trees changing their leaves to fall colors, streams and rivers, and beauty all around me.

But otherwise, I am juggling the same things I did before: wife-ing, mom-ing, driving the mom taxi, PWOC, chapel, and part-time employment.

1 comment:

Erinn said...

I'm stopping by from the blog hop and I'm from Alaska! It is a pretty great place and I hope you are beginning to love it. That sticker shock can definitely be shocking sometimes but I think it's worth it to live in such a unique place. I hope you continue to find more things to love and not as many things to not like :)