Thursday, February 10, 2011

What I am greatful for.

This time of year is full. By that I mean full of lots of fun things I get to be apart of. This month I am working on Phantom of the Opera, I just completed the first ever West High S.W.O.O.P., Sadie Hawkins is tomorrow night, multiple talks, lessons and meetings at church. Needless to say, we are very busy at our house and there have been moments where I think I just can't make it. I am greatful for my family, who is so supportive of my craziness. They put up with play practice and wacky schedules and endless activities. Who would put up with such chaos but those who really love you or those who are genetically obligated to.

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Our littlest Fairbanks. Life is hard when you are the smallest in the pack. Zee puts up with life on the bottom well. One of my favorite things about Zee right now is that he can't tell the difference between yes and no. If you ask him a question, no matter what he thinks, he will always shake his head no.

Zee is by far the friendliest of my children. Everywhere we go he is constantly getting people's attention and not in a "look at me" kind of way. He just smiles all the time and people stop me so that they can talk with him. I think the cheeks really help too!

Probably the cutest thing about Zee is watching him greet my Mom. He absolutely loves her. Every time he sees her, he runs with his arms stretched out, yelling "Ma, Ma" (cause her can't say Grandma) and then proceeds to stalk her. We still are trying to figure out why he does this. I think she might keep bacon in her pocket.


What else can you say about such an awesome kid? Jaden has an imagination, rambunctiousness and tenacity that are unmatched. He has a world, and his world sounds a whole lot better than mine. My favorite thing about Jaden is the conversations we have together in the car each day. He is hilarious and here are two of my favorite Jaden quotes from the last three weeks:

Josh: We are driving with your Grandma, is she weird?
Jaden: Well, only sometimes, sometimes she's not.

Mom: Jaden it's time to go, get your stuff on.
Jaden: Mom we can't go, it's like a whole new life here.

What a great kid. He makes our lives exciting and I am grateful for the excitement!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


     Each of my children bring so much to my life. For me this picture tells you all you need to know about Cami. Cami is sweet but sassy. She is a thinker who is quick to please. She is always thinking about how she can help those around her and we rarely have paper in the house because of all the cards and letters she writes to people. She is the perfect blend of Mary and myself.
     I love that Cami tries so hard at everything she does. She is so amazing. Here is just glimpse of what she accomplished this year: being baptized, getting at least a 3.75 every semester, getting a solo in the choir concert, being the only 7 year old on the pre-comp team, starting piano, wrote her own song, got at least 4 deportment awards, read like a million books, and learned how to sew (thanks Grandma Mary and Aunt Sarah).
     I feel like such a lucky person that she joined our family. She really is such a great kid and even though she has some of my sass, she is kind and leads the pack of Fairbanks children. Cablami your the best!!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Life in Alaska

We moved back to Alaska just over three and a half years ago. We had no jobs, no house and no hope of either. We knew we wanted our children to grow up with their grandparents and we had faith that "if we drove it jobs would come". So 3,000 miles later we entered Alaska. Two weeks later Matt landed a fantastic job with Pfeffer Development and three months later I landed a teaching gig at West High. So hear we are. We have three amazing kids and really are livin' the dream people.