Glacier Hiking

We went for a hike out at Mendenhall Glacier over the weekend.  Torsten is a true Juneau kid:  The sun poked out for a very nice Sunday, and Torsten thought it was waaay too bright.  He refused to turn around for a picture, and said “Why don’t you take one of me walking away?”

Torsten walkin'

Then finally he would turn around but not look up:

Too bright! What is that big light in the sky!?!

Finally, I got him standing in my shadow and he gave a quick glance.

Torsten at the Glacier Visitor's Center

Look in that first picture–there are shadows!  The sun really did come out! 🙂

Ginger Bread House Building

The UAS Alumni and Friends organized a gingerbread house building. I think it was co-sponsored by the dentists of Juneau. Hard to say if Torsten or Carrie had more fun–Torsten definitely ate more candy, and Carrie really got into the artistic decorating! We all had a blast, and enjoyed decorating (and later chasing sugar amped-up kids!) with Jill and family, Myra, Sophia, and John.
Check out all the photos from the ginger bread house fun!

Thanksgiving 2006

Thanksgiving is a serious tradition at the Talus-Heavner household. It is a time for friends to gather together either physically or in kindred spirit, celebrate life, eat good food, and reflect on the life we enjoy together. And then we get three days to recover! And it is Carrie and Matt’s anniversary (number seven in 2006). Wahoo! And if you have participated in the feast in person, you know about the weigh-in/weigh-out tradition. Our winner this year went out with a net weight gain of eight pounds. In Juneau, Carrie sells artwork at the Fall Market, and Torsten and Matt enjoy a weekend of hanging out (getting Christmas decorations ready).

We’ve got a slide show of the feast and the weekend available.

Good biking in Juneau

After lots of good snow, we’re enjoying clear cool weather. It is perfect biking. Matt ventured out across Auke Lake from campus at lunch today.

Juneau in the Fall

We did manage to spend time in Juneau. It was a very rainy fall (we hit 60” of rain for the year by Oct 1). Lots of playing inside as well as keeping busy with work, teaching, tile painting, Torsten thoroughly enjoyed dancing to the accordion at a Sons of Norway gathering.

We’ve got a few photos from walking out to the Glacier, walking around the neighborhood, and dancing to the accordion at the Sons of Norway at the Fall 2006 slide show.