Recipe for a fun weekend:
1. Handstands in the snow
2. Admire the horizon 
3. Visit the Lancaster crash site
4. Stand on rocks and praise the sun
5. Draw hearts in the snow
6. Tumble down snow banks
7. Smile - big! 
8. Get frosted tips

This weekend was absolutely hands down the most fun I've had in Alert since my arrival here in December. The day was painted with a permanent dawn, filling the air with anticipation for the arrival of the sun. It was a balmy -37 degrees but that didn't keep me inside. The prospect of seeing what is around the station finally, was enough to make me jump into my snow suit and my fuzzy hat to explore into the disappearing shadows. 

I read this quote and particularly enjoyed its message "I promise to keep on living as though I expected to live forever. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old only by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul." I hope I never give up doing silly things that make me happy. Snow bank sledding on my bum, running around with sparklers and enjoying a weekend filled with laughs - what gets better than that? Not much!

I hope the message that people recieve from this post is that there truly is fun and laughs to be had everywhere, if only you take the time to be a little silly and let go of all your expectations for life and just live. I fell asleep with a smile on my face last night knowing that with each passing day more and more good things are yet to come. I'm so excited for everything! 

Have a wonderful day and Happy Monday!   


  1. Love you Kristy! You're such a beautiful person inside and out!! I so enjoy reading your blog!

  2. Looks like a great way to celebrate the sunshine! Keep up that positive spirit and enjoy another day!

    xo L.

  3. Message received! You make the Arctic look like the most fun place on Earth. ;-)

  4. Nice pics and quote, happiness is the elixir of life, you don't feel it you don't last that long..
    J. Chartier

  5. Something about those pics reminds me of an old "Star Wars" movie! Glad you had such a good time. Most people would be depressed in such a dark, cold place....I'm glad you're not "most people"!! Keep on smiling!

  6. Very cool ideal to live by, and it looks like you are doing it well! I admire that! Cheers!

  7. Awesome Pic's of you enjoying your time outside in the light. That last picture of my beautiful girl just reminds me of your mother so much when we first got married. She also loves the snow/winter and would be in her glory to be there sharing it with you. Wonderful words to live by. We are so proud of you. Love Dad

  8. Great top 8 list Kristy!

    Happy Valentine's day!

    Love Chris

  9. Kristy, you'll have to turn the top picture up side down and hold the world on your shoulders. Seeing as you are at the top of the world. Just thought about it when I looked at the picture tonight. Love Dad

  10. I am so so so glad that you finally have light and can explore! I also laughed at the happy blur of tangled arms and legs that is your tumble down the snowbank - too great!

  11. Wow!! What a very cool pictures from you!!! And from there where you are!! I understand you have a great time up there!! Enjoy on!!
    Good luck and till next time!
    ♥ Herma


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