Sunday, November 25, 2012

Crawfords in Alaska

Hey there! This is Paige (Ryan's wife). We're up in Wasilla visiting with Josh and Robyn and we were just introduced to this site. Ryan just got home from Afghanistan and he still cannot, write, spell, or verbalize his feelings. Ergo, it'll probably be me who will be making our little family updates.
We hope everyone is doing well and we'll be sure to give a more detailed update later!

-Paige & Ryan Crawford

Friday, November 16, 2012

Visiting with Josh and Robyn in Alaska

Hello all,

We are in Wasilla, Alaska for the next few weeks, and for Thanksgiving with Josh and Robyn and thier family. Long day getting up here, but the view is so beautiful here especially in the snow. It is a bit cold, I sit here writing this wearing my long johns, my wool sweater, socks, and a scarf around my neck! Ok, so Dana is just wearing a sweater and a jacket when we go out. So if he puts anything extra on it is cold, I'm just colder.

We went to 2 basketball games last night, the last of the games for Gabe and Luke for this years season. They were so cute out there, both the smallest on the team, arms up to block the ball, wasn't doing much good with the tall boys, but they are great sports and love running up and down the court to engage with the ball. This evening was fun with them, and the night air even colder with the wind blowing. Mmmmm, very glad we live in Utah weather, not that it is much warmer, but it is somewhat warmer.

Ali and I worked together at the kitchen table, I with a scrapbook page that sat on the floor of my scrapbook room for 5 months, I can't figure out what to do with it, and she with her homework. We talked about Ciaphus for a few minutes, and what she was learning in one of her classes. Just alittle different thinking that how we believe, which was why she questioned it. She is learning about Jews, Christians, and Muslims. I asked her the difference between them, she has a pretty good idea of what that is. Such a fun girl getting her homework done during the games too. I often forget how smart these kids are. All 3 of them work at getting the homework done, no TV or video games until all this is done. Better parents than I was for sure.

The view out the sliding glass door to the back yard is so spectacular. Tall trees and Christmas trees are just steps away from the back door. There is a fabulous tree with red berries all over it. I want one of these in my yard. So awesome! The feel of the outdoors is breathtaking, which is why I think Josh and Robyn love living here so much, along with the hunting. It snowed the day we arrived, so there is snow on the ground everywhere, just not deep yet. Life is feeling relaxed for us which is good, we are needing it.



Monday, November 12, 2012

hi everyone,  well it only took me 2.5 hrs. since Robin was on the phone with me to finally get to where I can put something on here. I bet that doesn't even surprise anyone.  Well first off thank you all for the good time we had together at moms farwell.  It really was great to be part of a family that just got along and didn't get in some big tiff over things.  We have been staying busy around here for the last while getting things ready for guest to come to our guest ranch.  I am not a carpenter by any means but it has been fun learning as we have built a headquarters. and a cabin for our cow camp.  We have a sawmill  (A small one), I don't think we will put boise cascade out of bussiness or anything, but we did cut all the lumber for our cow camp cabin with it.  Suz is feeling a quite a bit better now.  She was out riding with me today while we were checking calves.  That is the first time she has felt like being  on a horse in a couple months.    We got a good surprise yesterday,  our webpage,   has climbed the ladder to the 2nd page on a google search.  That is amazing when just a few months ago we were not in the first 70 pages.  I thank everyone that has helped us get there.  I know it has something to do with everybody going and looking at it. We certainly appericate the "likes" .        Dan is waiting on his mission call,  hopfully we can fill in that blank in a week or two.   We are excited about a family reunion.  I look forward to it and hopfully this will get us knowing each other  so we can  all have fun at it.   Well I am getting cramps in my two fingers so thats all for now
                                           Tim and Suz