two years of Sammy joy.

two years of Sammy joy.

2 years ago my little one came into this world and forever changed my world. He’s the very best and the absolute joy of my life. His smile lights up everything and I love spending my time learning and loving and living with him. Here is his first year.  He has changed so much this […]

October for the soul.

October for the soul.

I love Octobers. And this October was absolutely love-filled and lovely! We started off by welcoming Ben and Chris back from their amazing moose hunt. After packaging, boiling, and grinding the meat, we set out into the hills for a little break and some time together. We enjoyed a rainy day on the hillside trails and […]

september love.

september love.

September, gosh I love every month, but seriously September. I love it so much. Caribou, moose, harvesting, crispy air, yellow, and orange, and red, and everything lovely about fall in Alaska. We started off September with a wonderful moose hunt with Papa. Alas, we didn’t get a moose but we had fun trying. This was Sam’s […]

summer living

summer living

This summer has been one of the best ever. Starting with an epic spring and now ending with a wonderful August. I couldn’t be more excited for fall and ready for a bit cooler temperatures. August started with a trip to Arctic Valley where we hiked a ways into the hills finding beautiful fireweed on the […]

oh geez, Valdez!

oh geez, Valdez!

Oh please, Valdez. Oh squeeze, Valdez. With ease, Valdez! So many rhymes! And such lovely times (you see what I did there), we had on a short trip to Valdez. With Ben’s dad a.k.a. Poppi in town, we loaded up my parent’s camper (thanks so much Grammy and Papa) and hit the road on Monday […]

blueberries & cranberries

blueberries & cranberries

We just got back from a great trip into the woods with our dear friends, the Burtch’s, where we found blueberries, cranberries, mountains, and good times. Ben, Sam, Ruby, and I headed up north and made a little nest for ourselves in the woods. We went on lovely walks, Sammy leading the way. Ate yummy […]

july smiles.

july smiles.

Woah! What a month! Record heat. Record fun. We started off the month with an amazing 4th of July weekend. Sent the second weekend of the month off in style with hikes in Hatcher Pass and the Chugach. Played it up in Seward on our third weekend and then we hit up the trails. Jumped […]

i got friends in low places…

i got friends in low places…

Dipnetting 2019! YES! It was amazing. Best year ever. We all arrived to the campsite at different times but with one goal in mind: FISH! Mom, Dad, and Emma got their Friday; Jenn and Josh arrived Saturday; and Ben, Sam, and I arrived Sunday evening. By the time we had got there, lots of fun […]

every good and perfect thing…

every good and perfect thing…

Whoa. This amazing July has had us feeling so thankful for sunshine, good views, and this wonderful family we have. This third weekend in July was spectacular. Ben headed down to Seward on Tuesday and caught silvers with friends. Sam and I stuck around town, playing with friends at the park and having fun in the […]

joyful, joyful

joyful, joyful

Another great weekend in the record books. July has not disappointed. For our 2nd July weekend… We went on an excursion into Hatcher Pass. Following our noses and adventurous spirit to the base of Friendship Pass where we found a little pond, a picnic lunch, rock throwing, grass skipping, toe dipping, and lots of smiles. […]