how to celebrate america!

how to celebrate america!

My blog is a bit late because we’ve been having fun. And having record breaking heat so mostly at night we sit outside and the last thing I’ve wanted to do is put a laptop on my lap. But it went down in temps today and so I’m cuddled up on my bed ready to […]

Oh, there’s no place like Alaska for the holidays.

Oh, there’s no place like Alaska for the holidays.

December was lovely… made all the more brilliant with time spent with friends and family. We found ourselves enjoying snowy Alaska in many different ways. No December would be complete without a walk along Matanuska River.  A perfect place to get amazing views and wide open spaces! We went there when it was super cold, right around […]

hatcher pass happiness…

hatcher pass happiness…

I got some Hatcher Pass Happiness in during the start of August. And am hopeful to get much more before snow comes! Hatch Peak with Ben and Ruby, you know, my favorites! Hatch Peak is my favorite peak and Ben and I climbed it one Tuesday on our day off. The weather called for rain […]

our love is evergreen…

our love is evergreen…

What can I say? My little family is the just the best… Is it any wonder that my favorite place to be is hanging out with those two? Seriously! And January and February we have had the wonderful opportunity to get to do just that… The Mat River – what weekend would be complete with […]

the start of 2016!

the start of 2016!

The start of our new year has been so nice. A few extra days off. Lots of walks. And snuggles. And time with friends and family. January and February are tough months for me; lots of darkness and cold, but Ben and Ruby help keep me busy… With lots of love. And lots of happiness. […]

meet Julie.

meet Julie.

Blog friends. I would like to introduce you to my dearest mother-in-love. Meet Julie. The sweetest little lovey that ever did set foot in Alaska. We were blessed to get to welcome her to our new little home in Wasilla. She called up, rather excitedly, one day in September and declared that she needed to […]

hatch peak-nic.

hatch peak-nic.

On Tuesday, I was able to get off a work a little earlier than normal. I braved the traffic back to Wasilla and on the way, stopped in at Fred Meyers to grab the “freddy special”. The “freddy special” is a wonderful meal plan that I came up with when Ben and I were in […]

april bowl trail.

april bowl trail.

This past Sunday, Ruby and I headed out the door in search of adventure. We wandered up to Hatcher Pass and found ourselves at the very top of the pass where we headed up the April Bowl trail. I had never been up this trail but was excited to give it a go. When we hiked Skyscraper […]

wherever is your heart i call home.

wherever is your heart i call home.

Well, after the most depressing caribou hunt ever, Ben and I still had one day off together and we could not let it go to waste. So after sleeping in and eating some peaches, we strapped on our hiking shoes, grabbed our trekking poles, and set out for Skyscraper Peak in Hatcher’s Pass. Cathy and […]

gold mint trail.

gold mint trail.

My friend, Emily, and her trusty sidekick, Zook, showed Ruby and me a new trail today! They took us to the Gold Mint Trail in Hatchers Pass. It was absolutely marvelous and a perfect easy-day trail. We walked about 3.5 miles before we turned around. We headed towards the most beautiful mountains and next to the Susitna […]