20 Weeks & A Moose Hunt

I want to start off by saying THANK YOU for the kind words and well wishes for baby #2. All of your sweet comments (here and on Facebook) really made our day.

I had my 20 week appointment yesterday. The always exciting anatomy ultrasound was scheduled, so Blake and Lilly joined me. Everything looked good. It was fun to see the baby and get lots of pictures. We did not find out the gender at the appointment. But we did have the ultrasound tech write it down and seal it in an envelope for us to take home… just in case we change our minds.

In other news, Blake left today on a 10 day moose hunt. He has been planning this hunt for over a year. I can’t believe it’s really here/actually happening.

As I type this post, he is on a plane headed up to Kotzebue, AK. From there he’s taking a bush plane out to some river in the middle of nowhere, hopping in a raft, floating down the river, and hunting for a moose. Just him and a buddy (no guide)… in the Arctic Circle… floating down a river (that probably has ice on it)… in a raft… with basically no gear (because of bush plane weight limits)… setting up camp each night… building fires (with wet wood??)… fighting off bears… boiling water to drink… probably eating moss and leaves… the ridiculous and unbelievable list goes on and on. Does this not sound like torture?! I don’t understand. How could anyone in their right mind ever think this was a good idea?! Or safe?! Or fun?! I DO NOT understand.

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I tried talking him out of it 1,000 times. That didn’t work. So now I’m just sitting here, trying not to think about every little thing that could go wrong. I’m hoping the next 10 days fly by. Lilly and I have a lot of fun things planned to keep us busy and our minds off of the hunt. I hope that works. And I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Until next time,