snuggly december.

snuggly december.

December. Coziest of months. Warmest of times. We cut down our Christmas tree and had the most wonderful Christmas joy. And we enjoyed our simple, wonderful, little life on trails and in the trees and around the fire and with each other. Basher Loop. New trail. Sam happy hiking crew. Love these two. Hillside trail. Peekaboo […]

may. yay!

may. yay!

May is one of my favorite months. It always starts with my birthday and is filled with summer coming, camping trips, bear stalks and longer summer days. This May did NOT disappoint. 30th. Yep, I crossed in to my 30’s leaving behind the amazing decade that was my 20’s. We celebrated with fajitas, family, and friends. […]

A Christmas to Remember…

A Christmas to Remember…

Our first Christmas as a family of 4! Christmas and December were absolutely amazing and filled with lots of firsts. A visit from Grammy Julie.  We were blessed with a visit from Ben’s mom, Julie for about 2 weeks prior to Christmas. It was great to have her visit and meet Sam. We went on […]

May, my favorite month.

May, my favorite month.

  May was a month full of adventures. And in between some marvelous birthday celebrations and rafting and hiking and canoeing trips, we had some glorious times with family and friends. Broadway in Anchorage Couch snuggles Walks with Sarah Mother’s Day Celebration Ben’s Before Work Hikes Evenings with Friends Dad’s Birthday Celebration Rondy Ridge And lots of other […]

28 years. 1 birthday weekend.

28 years. 1 birthday weekend.

  We set off for adventure a few days ago to celebrate my birthday. We had plans of shooting the giant cinnamon bear we had been chasing. We had plans of a victorious stalk, a heavy pack out, and a marvelous story to tell. But God had some different plans for us and well, his […]

march this and that…

march this and that…

Our March has been full of all things wonderful, birthdays, babies, and brilliant times with friends!!! Ben and I also went on a few adventures up Lazy Mountain (well most of the way! The ice turned us around!) and out along the river for some sunshine and also, on another day, some snowy views. [Sad […]

Two vacations.

Two vacations.

Ben’s trip to Kalispell… Ben’s dad and I conspired behind Ben’s back to get him the best birthday present ever! A ski trip to Montana! He left earrrrly one Sunday morning and arrived back the following Sunday afternoon. He skied. skied. and skied some more. Sunday morning, he arrived in beautiful Kalispell and was greeted at the […]

celebrating Ben’s 28th…

celebrating Ben’s 28th…

It all started 28 years ago when the best person was born. Ben is my best friend and the best person I have ever had the privilege of getting to spend time with. He is by far the coolest, bravest, bad ass-est, sweetest, lovingest, just best person ever. To celebrate this awesome individual we needed […]

ruby roni is 4.

ruby roni is 4.

We have a little bundle of energy that lives in our home. Her name is Ruby. Ruby Roni. Ruby Roni Toni. Ruby Roni Grapefruit. Ruby Red Grapefruit. Ruby Tuesday. Ruby boo. She has many names. But really she is just my little angel puppy. She is really the best dog around. And it shocks me […]

Happy 5th Birthday Blog!

Tonight on my walk, I thought… my blog is 5 years old this month. And I know this because I started it before we got married. And when I started it, it was a bit of a wild scheme. I mean I come up with lots of wild schemes, lots of plans and some work, […]