life in the fast lane…

life in the fast lane…

September was a whirlwind. We moved at the beginning of the month from Wasilla back to Anchorage. It was a bittersweet transition. We loved our year in the Valley, especially the great friends we made and the awesome adventures we got to have. But we were so ecstatic that Ben was able to transfer to […]

i want a love like johnny and JUNE!

i want a love like johnny and JUNE!

I’m not going to lie, June was a tough month. We have a lot on our plate. Future plans. Current disappointments. Selling a house. And many other things. On top of all that, we didn’t have many days off at the start of our month. We tried not to let that stop us from having […]

arise and seize the day…

arise and seize the day…

April is over. Which is kinda a good thing. Man, did big things happen. We put our house on the market… What! I know! It is a big deal. We have never sold a house before. About one week after it went on the market, we accepted an offer! Cross your fingers for us that […]

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 […]

cold walks. warm hearts.

cold walks. warm hearts.

This weekend, I spent both days out on two great trails with my two favorite hiking partners. The skies were blue, the snow crunchy, and the temperature right around 0! On Sunday, Ruby and I met up with Cathy and Oliver at Eklutna Lakeside. We all (ok, maybe not Oliver and Ruby), but Cathy and […]

cathy & katie: Skyscraper Ridge

cathy & katie: Skyscraper Ridge

Cathy and I headed up to Hatcher’s Pass after a long day of work. I’m gonna be honest it was the one thing keeping me from losing my mind while at work; “It’s all right Katie, you get to hike tonight!”   On our way out to HP, we stopped at the grocery store and […]

cathy & katie: Rendezvous Peak & Alpenglow

cathy & katie: Rendezvous Peak & Alpenglow

Today was amazing! Cathy and I found ourselves on another excellent loop in the Chugach State Park. Cathy graciously picked Ruby and I up this morning at 9am and drove us up to Arctic Valley where we set out for the saddle between Mount Gordon Lyons and Rendezvous Peak (further forth called Rondy Peak because […]

May baby!

May baby!

May is my favorite month, (I think…). And this May has not disappointed! I have enjoyed my birthday, time with friends and family, and wonderful adventures. Some of my bigger adventures were blogged about: McHugh Ridge, Mt. Baldy, Broadway Show with Mom and Jenn, Flat Top Loop, Seattle Trip, and Memorial Weekend. But this blog is about […]

memorial weekend: when it rains, we have fun!

memorial weekend: when it rains, we have fun!

Cathy and I met earrrrrly Saturday morning and loaded up the Subaru and set off for Seward where mom, dad, Jenn, Emma, and Ruby were already having fun and playing in the camper. They had two days of marvelous sunshine at the Seward Rec Camp and Cathy and I were excited to meet up with them […]

cathy & katie: Flat Top Loop

cathy & katie: Flat Top Loop

Cathy and I could not wait to find ourselves in the hills this past weekend. We set out earrrllly on Sunday morning and started up the Flat Top Trail. The morning was perfect and we quickly got up high, looking out of over Anchorage, the ocean, and Denali peaking up over the fog!     […]