Thursday, August 13, 2009

Kerry for Council

So my Dad (Kerry Schwartz) has decided to run for city council. I think he would be such a great councilmember! He has had a lot of experience and knows just what Lehi needs. ...So if you are a Lehi citizen, check his website out, and don't forget to vote (for him of course)! :)
Go Dad!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

...And one more thing (or two)

This is Fergie, our new puppy. She's a weener dog. SUPER cute and cuddley. We got her about three weeks ago - she is 11 weeks old now. I named her Ferige in honor of Ferd, a dog we (or Mike, I guess) had for years, but had put him down in December.
We love her. :) Welcome home, Fergie!


So it only took a couple of weeks, but here are a couple of pictures from our cruise to Alaska! We (Mike and I, and his parents) had so much fun. Alaska is SO pretty - it has so much to offer (honestly, more than I thought). I had a hard time deciding which picutes to post because we took so many!

We left from Seattle, Washington and stopped in Juneau and Skagway, cruised through the Tracy Arm Fjord, stopped in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (My favorite) and ended up in Seattle again. I really hope we get another chance to visit all of those places again - they were worth it.

Ranae and Mike
Over-looking Seattle

We went whale watching in Juneau. This was our guide/captain. I would have posted a picture of the whales, but you would need either a magnifying glass or really good eyesight. ha ha

Our ship -Rhapsody of the Seas - when we were docked in Skagway. So beautiful.

Here are the boys before they take their fishing trip in Skagway. Unfortunately, they didn't catch much to brag about. Mike did get to hook up with Dolly Parton on this little excursion, though! ha ha (*side note - Dolly Parton is a type of fish. ...One of the not-so-brag-worthy fish he caught.)
We rode the Yukon Rail and White Pass train up to the Canadian border while we were in Skagway. It was a very pretty ride. A lot of very dangerous, hard work went into building this railroad.

Tracy Arm Fjord Glacier. The ice was so cold it was litterally blue. Who knew old, dirty ice could be so pretty. ha ha
This is a piece of the glacier... This is the blue that I was talking about. So amazing.
There was a rock wall on the ship - and Mike just so happened to be walking by as they were starting a timed competition. He decided to sign up - spur of the moment- and he WON! Good job, Mike!
At Butchart Gardens. There were so many different kinds of flowers - but this was my very favorite. Mike said it looks like someone took an ice cream scoop and scooped the middle right out. :)
Mike and Bear (my father-in-law) just LOVED the gardens!
Yes, he's a high roller.

This is Luis. He was our assistant waiter for our formal dinners. It was really hard to say goodbye. He called us "his family."
-HI LUIS!! ;)-

Here we are - Bastu (our head waiter), Bear, Me, Mike, Luis and Ranae - on the last night. It was hard to say goodbye to everyone. We had all become such good friends by the end of the week.