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 […]

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Jingle Bells and Christmas Cheer. We just finished taking down the last of the lights and tucking away the little angel until next year. So I felt like I wanted to sit down and blog away this morning and reminisce on this very happy Christmas. We started our festive cheer by gathering up a tree. […]

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree…

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree…

We loaded up the car and set out for our favorite Christmas tree cutting site. The snow was fluffy, the sun coming up, and the day just perfect. Christmas tree cutting is one of our favorite Christmas traditions and we were so excited to share it with our Sam Saw. (Side note: Is it just […]

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 […]

christmas tree harvest 2017

christmas tree harvest 2017

This is mine and Ben’s 7th christmas married and our 4th time harvesting a Christmas tree together! This year was, of course, extra special with our new little monster in tow. We went to a new spot and Ruby led the way, winding down trails, looking for the perfect spruce. The spruce forest protected us […]

3rd Annual Christmas Cabin Loveliness

3rd Annual Christmas Cabin Loveliness

It has quickly become one of my favorite Ben and Katie Christmas Traditions. This year it turned out even more lovely than ever. (Mostly thanks to some lovely help from my parents and our friends, Linda and Matt. My parents lent us their snow-machines and helped make a bunch of food for the trip. And […]

we wish a merry christmas!

we wish a merry christmas!

December is such a holly, jolly month. And we got right festive this year in our Christmas spirit! What a great month to celebrate the birth of our Lord and be reminded of the thankfulness that should follow us around all year…   Tree cutting We headed out one Tuesday afternoon in search of the […]

cool kids & our christmas cabin

cool kids & our christmas cabin

Cozy in our cabin Christmas Eve morning. Ben was making me breakfast and I was snuggled up in a chair reading. We talked all at once followed by periods of silence. Soon those became less and less and I set my book down for conversation with my best friend, not to mention… eggs, bacon, and […]

Holly, Jolly Christmas Tree Cutting

This is mine and Ben’s 4th Christmas being married but only our 2nd Christmas spent at home in Alaska! We purposefully decided, NO, this year we aren’t traveling anywhere! We want to spend it at home… with trees, and gingerbread homes, and festivities, and all things wonderfully Christmas! Our first Christmas in Alaska – we spent […]

Christmas in Hawaii

Christmas in Hawaii

Yeesh, this blog is late. Not that I really have to apologize but I always feel so terrible when I can’t get to blogging. I have so many blogs to catch up on but wanted to start with our amazing trip to Hawaii!!!! Yep, you heard me, HAWAII! Ben and I were so blessed after […]