july, july

july, july

From Kenai dipnetting to Seward ocean fishing to Homer celebrations and beach combing, we have filled up our July weekends! In between, we’ve done house projects like building a raspberry patch and an outdoor table. And it has been wonderful! Our last weekend in July, we celebrated our anniversary in a bit of a more […]

home, sweet, home: driftwood table

home, sweet, home: driftwood table

Ben and I canoed to the edge of a lake this past spring. We hopped out of our canoe because it was quite windy and we tucked into the shore. We enjoyed a nice, long walk along a beautiful beach that just happened to be littered with awesome driftwood. Ben found a driftwood board that was about […]

home, sweet, home: raspberry patch

home, sweet, home: raspberry patch

One of my friends wrote on Facebook, “A house isn’t a home without a raspberry patch” and Ben and I wholeheartedly agree. Our new home came with four kinda sad raspberry plants that we think were there by accident, hidden under a bunch a trees and grasses and super neglected. After we had painted and […]

the half life of love is forever.

the half life of love is forever.

Whatever souls are made of, his and mine are the same. Emily Bronte I just spent some time telling Ben how I couldn’t write a blog this year because I had just run out of words to tell him/the world how much I absolutely love and adore him. He’s perfect and precious. And all words or […]

fish are friends! (and food)…

fish are friends! (and food)…

The dipnetting season is upon us! Yippee! We have dipnetted for many, many years. Just look at them all! I think our first year was 2009. I might have pictures of that somewhere, the blog just didn’t exist back then. Our first year of dipnetting in 2009, my family, Ben and I borrowed a friend’s […]

meet Robert Taylor…

meet Robert Taylor…

Introducing Robert Taylor. A new little sweetie. I know that this new little love will be greatly treasured by his delightful family, Callie, Taylor and his big sister, Lucy. We found a cozy spot in their back yard to document his soft skin, downy hair, and little body. Someday, he will grow up to be […]

the Turners and their new little love.

the Turners and their new little love.

An invitation from a friend to take pictures of her new little love… how could I resist!? We enjoyed their beautiful grass, flowers, and a cozy blanket and captured the Turner family in all their adorableness. Little baby Charlotte is very much loved and adored by her big sister, Amelia, and her parents, Corrie & […]

i’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy…

i’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy…

We headed to Seward Tuesday morning for some sun and sea. It was delightful, low-key fun. And I wish we never had to leave our camper and the ocean. We roamed the beaches and then found a campsite. Ben fished this outlet in town and then we explored the docks and the cute little boardwalks […]

take to the spit.

take to the spit.

We celebrated Independence Day with sunshine, beaches, laughter, and joy! After long weeks, Ben and I made it to Anchor Point Camp Ground where we quickly climbed into bed and dreamed of beaches and sunshine. We had hoped to camp somewhere else but it was full and so we were just thankful at the time […]

home, sweet, home: rebuilding the deck

home, sweet, home: rebuilding the deck

Ben was not so happy about the state of the deck off the back of our new home. “There’s rot!” He exclaimed. Turns out he was right. And the wood was squishy to walk on with several holes all around the deck where the wood had been punched through. After he finished painting and we […]