Sunday, March 15, 2009

Portrait Practice

Had a fun time with Bern and Ang yesterday, checking out his new D90 - we're twins now! Between the two of us we managed to figure out a few of our camera settings, and Angie was a great sport modeling for us, she always looks great!

Bernie having a "bright idea..." yeah, I know, we're dorks
After all that shooting we ran in to Fletchers to warm up and get a bite to eat. It's so pretty in there! Very elegant...

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Friday, March 13, 2009

Hatchers Ride

Yesterday I took a half day and Chris and I headed with Tim up to Hatchers to get in a little ride. This was my first time out this winter, and as I'm typing this I can't even tell you how sore my arms are! But it was a lot of fun, and I'm so glad we got to go! The weather was perfect, blue skies, and in the mid 30's up in the mountains.

Christian and Tim, taking a break near an old mining building

That's me! Christian encouraged me to try a little jumping. I didn't get real far off the ground, but it was my very first INTENTIONAL jump, so that was exciting ;)

And me again... riding the project sled

Christian doing some real jumping...

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Only in Alaska...

So yesterday (Saturday March 7) was the start of the Iditarod, the "last great race". Sara and I headed down to check it out. Since this is the first year in many years we can remember it being above zero for the start, there were LOTS of people that came out to watch the start, and everyone was decked out in their finest!

Fur hats are all the rage at Fur Rondy - people pull out their furs for the week of festivities, including the Iditarod start. If you don't have a fur hat, don't worry, you can buy one downtown during this week long event from street vendors!

And boy, oh boy, are there some sweet fur hats out there! Now these hats, you can't find from just any street vendor. These are the real deal...
This little girl scout was my favorite - so cute! She was selling cookies ;)

This guy was the best - a WHOLE WOLF!! Sara and I couldn't beleive our eyes. Everyone was taking this guys picture...
And of course, the doggies!