oh september…

oh september…

This September was one of the most glorious in terms of weather that I can remember. Bright sunny days and crispy nights. Lots of laugh and times with family and friends. It was wonderful. Ben travelled all the way across Alaska to Dillingham.  Sam I stayed home and held down the fort. And we were thankful for […]

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 […]

reds, relaxing, and the river.

reds, relaxing, and the river.

Yesterday, we met up with the Grahams at the Kenai Lake put-in in Cooper Landing. We loaded up Happy Adventure, our NRS Otter, for a day on the river. We fished, relaxed, laughed, and unloaded our stresses. We planned for a rainy day but the day was brilliant. Hot and sunny. Cloudy and breezy. And […]

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 […]

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 […]

the first of the fish.

the first of the fish.

On Tuesday, we ditched unpacking, painting, coordinating, and organizing, in favor of fishing, rafting, and relaxing. We loaded up Ben, Dad, Ruby and myself and set sail for the first run of reds on the Kenai. A trip we have been blessed to do many times before. Each one perfect and full of lovely memories. […]

the wild and scenic gulkana river.

the wild and scenic gulkana river.

The river life is the life for me (and Ben and Ruby). I could spend weeks on the river (I think, although I’ve never tried). I like the dirt under the nails, messy curls, toes in the water, fish on the line, husband smiling, kind of life. And last Monday, we loaded up our truck […]