Our days are quickly becoming shorter. Three months ago we never saw the sun rise or set, and now we get the treat of watching both every day.
|Sunset a couple of weeks ago|
We have been pleasantly surprised to find that we didn't leave the colors of fall behind in Connecticut. The trees here are turning a beautiful yellow, and the hillside glows in the sunshine. I haven't been able to capture it in a photo, but I'll keep trying!
The Little Man and I have been making the most of our mornings together. His preschool unexpectedly added the option of attending a third morning each week. He loves school, so we signed him up. It's odd to be kid-free three mornings per week. I volunteer in kindergarten, helping with writing, one of those mornings. So far I have been using the other two to go for a run and get in some cleaning. I can get a lot done in this small town with 2.5 hours on my own!
Last Sunday the termination dust made its appearance on the mountains across the bay. That means winter is not far off. I have been left with the fun job of acquiring studded tires for the car and will be getting them put on in another week or so. Next month we are being hosted by the Alyeska Resort, 40 miles this side of Anchorage. We're looking forward to some quiet family time before winter sets in. And since it's so close to Anchorage, I think we will finally make it to "the city." I am a little too excited to finally get to visit Target. And maybe even a mall. I may be in culture shock!
First dusting of snow