hope campout.

hope campout.

We loaded up our camper a few days ago and set off for our first camping trip of the year. We didn’t care that it snowed on the way down, we just wanted to get outside and maybe find some good weather (stupid april snow storm!) And we found a lovely place in Hope, where […]

Beautiful days.

Beautiful days.

The start of October also felt like the end of Summer. We said goodbye to my favorite season in style with a fantastic campout and bird hunt with our good friends, the Burtch’s and Turners. There were canoe trips, and fishing, and bird hunting, and campfires, and smores, and all things wonderful. The rest of […]

pro-fish-ient. dipnetting 2018.

pro-fish-ient. dipnetting 2018.

We just got back from the Kenai and another weekend of dipnetting! We were hoping for sun but were given rain. Bummer. BUT we didn’t let it hold us back. We got down late Sunday night. I almost couldn’t wait to meet up with the family and start our dipnetting 2018 adventure. I went to […]

sunny days on Resurrection bay.

sunny days on Resurrection bay.

Ben, Sam, and I wandered down to Seward a week ago in search of adventure. We found the perfect campsite on the water, set up, met up with our friends, the Williams, and the headed in to town to walk along the docks. It was a perfect, relaxing day! The next morning, we woke up bright […]

Fall in love with life…

Fall in love with life…

With an undefended heart, we can fall in love with life over and over every day. We can become children of wonder, grateful to be walking on earth, grateful to belong to each other and to all of creation. We can find our true refuge in every moment, in every breath. Tara Brach What an […]

camping with friends.

camping with friends.

Ben and I were blessed with another awesome camping weekend. And even more blessed to bring along some amazing friends. We headed down to Swanson River Road on Monday evening after Ben got off work. Sam was a pro on his longest road trip yet. We made some pit-stops along the way for dinner and […]

camping blessings.

camping blessings.

It finally arrived… Summer! And Camping! And Smores! I could seriously almost not wait for this campout to come. I was like a kid on Christmas morning! Hurry up and get here! And it arrived, and came, and went, and was glorious, absolutely wonderful fun. This is Sam’s pre-game nap. Anyway, we loaded up and […]

the moose is loose.

the moose is loose.

I am authorized to tell you absolutely nothing about this hunt. Except: 1. We had exceptional help from our friends, Ray and Kirsten. Although Ben shot the moose, we shared it 50-50. And it was quite a team effort. 2. Ben and Ray worked super hard to get this monster out of the field. I […]

singing the blues…

singing the blues…

Oh blueberries! My favorite summer harvest. Well, maybe not my favorite. I love all types of harvest. From salmon and bears. To raspberries, tomatoes, and rhubarb. We have harvested a lot so far this year… We got close to 40 salmon in July and August whether dipnetting or on the river. Ben helped Jamie get a great […]

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 […]