Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Our new playground!

And the winners of the guessing game contest are... Papa Call and Nancy Kirk!
Brad has accepted an internship position with the Anchorage School District, which starts mid-August 2010. He has also verbally agreed to work for them the year following his internship as well, so we are planning on being in Alaska for at least two years. Which means.... Ya'll are welcome to come visit!

Yes, we are aware that it gets cold in Anchorage (but actually not as cold as many other states like Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota... the ocean helps mediate the weather... so we're looking at winter time high's of 20 rather than -20). And yes we are aware that in the winter time there is not a lot of sunlight (about 5-6 hours, rather than the 8 to 9 that most states will be getting).
On the other hand there are many positive things that we are looking forward to as we prepare for our next great adventure!

12 comments:

Gary said...

Job include housing? I've look at two sites so far and the lowest rent is Like $1800.00 and it also look likes very few places to rent. I'm looking for a Diesel Pusher. Love Dad

Laura Hendricks said...

WHOA that picture alone might have just convinced me to come visit. soooo beautiful. congratulations! i'm so happy for you guys...dude who cares where you are? it's who you are with that matters. you guys will love it

Ali said...

so so so jealous! you are so blessed to get so much out of AZ experience before you guys decide on a place to settle down and buy a home and raise your kids. seriously, what an amazing adventure! so happy for you! and at least VA has helped adjust somewhat to the climates! ha! i would die!

larissa said...

awesome! I would've never guessed alaska in a million years.
you can cross off tropical, arctic, desert, east coast, now you just need to live overseas!

nicole said...

That sounds so thrilling! I would love to be able to scoop up all my things and relocate so easily like you guys but I get so nervous of being somewhere new and strange. Good for you guys for being so adventurous! I love following and reading all about your journeys.

Dadra said...

That is very exciting!!! We would love to come visit you while you are there if we can somehow swing it. I've heard it's quite beautiful. Congratulations!

Larissa said...

in response to your question about "jars" it's a combo of my nickname lars and first letter in jason's name. my family refers collectively to jars in reference to us.

Brisha and Poata Te'o said...

wow! I was way off! But Alaska! How exciting!! Don't you get paid to live in Alaska?? Have you seen the movie the proposal with sandra bullock? well it takes place there and it looks absolutely beautiful so I'm sure you will love it... Plus there is pizza delivery by boat there!! That alone makes it worth moving to!! lol

The Spicers said...

Awesome! Kel and I may end up in Alaska too, how cool would that be?!

Kim and the Fam said...

so fun. Nate and I were just talking about living there next, maybe will end there together again! How great would that be. :) I hope I at least get to visit you while you are there.

(in the summer :)

Meg said...

How fun!!! Trent has always wanted to move to Alaska... maybe we'll end up there someday. Probably not in the next two years though, maybe in three ;). Sounds like a fun adventure you guys! You moved out to Hawaii, you can do Alaska too!

Amanda said...

Congratulations. This adventure sounds extremely exciting.