Just Startin' Up...

Sometimes I wonder what is worth reading and after examination of this past weekend, well, quite a bit. It all started out with friday, Jason and I did our usual duty for the high school basketball games, that being scorebook and scoreclock keepers. After almost 4 years of marriage, our ability to stay cool under pressure has greatly improved. I can only imagine what kind of bickering would go on, behind the scences of course, had we not gone through "training." (first year of marriage) Of course I love Jason's company and people that hang around us enough know of our playful and joking nature.

Ethan and Romay (9 and 10 year old busybodies) also played in preliminary games. They have been a wonderful addition to our little family and Jay and I have become "momsis" and "dad." Back to the b-ball game...It's kind of hard to miss little girls wearing bright shimmering yellow jerseys, running down the court. She made us all proud, being the high scorer of the game and doing so without complaining how many times she fell down. Ethan was equally impressive as he stole the ball a number of times and impressed his "momsis" with a few of his lightning speed lay-ups. Geez, I was really exposed to their desire and eagerness to play, it really reminded me of what it was like for me to play basketball, 17 years ago when I was just getting started.

Jason and his entourage of hunting buddies did their share of work and also created a mess of work for our family on saturday. A total of 5 caribou were caught and processed with the processing taking place right on our kitchen tables! Joe, our friend, saw the need to shoot three and realized just how much sweat was involved after the fact. Well, our friends got a share of meat and of this always creates good company among us as we support each other. This is what we love about village life, helping each other out. At one time, on saturday night, we paused to have apple cider and juice, just giddy that there lay about 40 pounds of caribou just a few feet away. Alaskans.

So now its sunday and the kids have been put to bed. Mom (Harriette) just delivered the last bit of caribou meat and Jay and I retire in preparation for another hectic filled week. Thank God for friends who make life bearable and enjoyable!


Andi said...

Alaskans Indeed!

And, what a joy to read about your lives, traditions, and threads of community and friendships.

May God bless you with strength, joy and continued health to continue on with such vigor.

Your NV Parents!

Trappin' & Coffee said...

Ma--I still think of you when we sing in church..."the belugas are coming!!" Reminiscing back to the high pitch and YOUR sense of humor :)