good things come....

Apr 24, 2014

...to those who wait out winter! We are officially in spring here in the A-K! This means most days are filled with 16 hours of sunshine, temps in the 50's, and the snow has melted!! I decided the other day we were going to spend the whole day outside. Just stay out there until my children fell asleep standing up or something. I just can't justify sitting inside any longer. So the park was the plan. I happen to be one of those people that will drive 20 minutes to a park that is guaranteed to be empty than walk a block from my house to the park that will guarantee I will become a babysitter for someone else. Off we went...
The park I had in mind was flooded, even the parking lot had ice floating in it. Fail! We did a couple drive-by's to some other parks....too crowded. Then we found a place to settle down with our little red boxes full of the happiest of meals around (we love you mcdonalds). 
It was gorgeous out! Just the perfect weather. Weather we have been looking forward to for a long time. Which got me thinking....nothing normal can come from that. So my thoughts were that living in Alaska can only be compared to one thing, pregnancy! Stop scratching your head and hear me out. Finding out your pregnant is kind of like the first snow of winter here. Your are excited, filled with happiness, and in awe of such a magnificent thing. You stay in this blissful state for months. But then it starts to wear on you. You are having mood swings, you are frustrated and randomly scream obscenities. Are you still with me? 
And oddly enough winter in Alaska and pregnancy last about the same amout of time, nine months! Anyway, so then you are getting to the end of winter where it just feels like it is dragging on. You feel like it will never end. You pop vitamin D supplements like skittles. You think this is it, you will just live in this doom and gloom forever. Much like those last few weeks of pregnancy. 

Then its time, you're in labor, or last week of winter, where things are just painful and you want to get it over with. You curse the the very fact that you made the decision to live here, you just want this to be over. You have shed tears...you resemble something like an exorcism, and then it happens. You wake up to sunshine and no more snow, or you pop that baby out. You are filled with so much joy. You are on a high and you think this is the best thing that has ever happened to you!
You sit there and think this is the most beautiful thing you have ever seen. How could anyone not love this? And after a while you think, ya I could do this again....absolutely. And then winter comes back around, or you get pregnant....again, and you go through all the same before mentioned emotions. Thinking clearly I am insane!

Did you follow all that? These are just the thoughts I felt I could share, could you even imagine what the hell else goes on inside my head!! Frightening. 

Oh and to relate this post to these pictures, we went to a park. It was fun. The end. 









16 comments:

  1. This post scares me a little bit. Not sure if it happens to anyone else, but once I'm done being pregnant, something takes over my mind and I start to miss it. Surely this can't be the case for Alaska..

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  2. Lol, this post cracked me up. All thoughts about pregnancy are SO true.

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  3. I have never truly appreciated nice weather until moving here! I'm glad that AK is finally giving you a break!!!

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    1. Silver linings my friend...silver linings :)

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  4. Those baby chucks...I can't get over them!! Such a cute picture. I hope you frame it.
    I've ALWAYS wanted to know somebody who lives in Alaska, JUST so I can ask them what it's really like to live in a place that has 16+ hours of sunshine. Is it weird? Did you end up spending all your savings on black out curtains?? :)

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  5. p.s. you comparing the weather change to having a baby TRIED to take away my fears of popping a baby out, but i'm still scared shitless.

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  6. Oh man, love the comparison of winter to pregnancy. I definitely had the "what did I get myself into?" thoughts the second time around, but nothing compares to hold that little one in your arms. :-)

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  7. hahahaha love the comparison! I totally get it. Also, I love to find the least crowded parks as well.

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  8. Oh yay, yay, yay! I'm so glad the snow is gone and it's warming up!
    At the end of my pregnancy I finally came to the conclusion that I would be pregnant forever. I forgot what it was like to not be large and in charge and uncomfortable in every way possible.... so I figured there was no end in sight. And then BAM! It all changed in a matter of hours. I feel like that's how THIS winter was for me, ha!

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  9. first off..i just bumped into your blog and absolutely love it. your humor & the way you write makes me happy :)
    secondly, i completely can relate to everything you just said (except the living in alaska part, because i'm in california). however, i just had my 2nd baby a little over a month ago, and i pretty much just felt all those thoughts/emotions...so it's like i totally know what it's like to live in alaska because i've been pregnant. yes?? (and yes i could totally follow along with your thought process, you're too cute! i've found myself filling my head with totally random thoughts & comparisons at the simplest of places - like the park - too).

    also, your kiddos are cuties! love these photos! looking forward to following along more with you :)

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    1. Aww thanks Pamela! Glad you found me :) And yes if you can't relate to the emotions in this post, you can live in Alaska! haha!!

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  10. Oh this is too funny!!!! What else is like pregnancy.... Hmmm. My mind shall wander...

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  11. Avalon kills me! She just does "stuff." So cute. And I like where your head's at with winter/pregnancy thing. Except in the spring it sort of changes its mind...snow/sunny...delivered/still pregnant.

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  12. Spring has FINALLY sprung here in Pennsylvania too! It was a LONG winter but isn't spring the best?!

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  13. Hahaha. YES! An Alaskan winter is just like being pregnant. Loved the comparison. We went to the park this week too and we were loving the spring weather.

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