april

april

I’m thankful for this April. For time with Sam and Ben and Ruby. For sunshine and mountains. For the Resurrection of my Savior. And our family and friends near and far that we got to spend time with. We started out April with a bang! A hike up Mt. Baldy on a just perfectly sunny day. Sam […]

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 […]

fullness of life.

fullness of life.

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. Melody Beattie On our first day off together in February, we hiked around the hillside and found the most beautiful sights. If you aren’t hiking around the hillside then you are missing out. Little Sammy loved it, and we did […]

shine.

shine.

We started our this beautiful 2019 with a hike and time with Mimi and Poppi. We had a wonderful visit with them and were sad to see them head back to Montana. We love them It was a FULL January. December felt so sleepy and cozy and January was like hitting the ground running and we […]

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 […]

slow down, breathe, let things be.

slow down, breathe, let things be.

I love November. The start of the holidays and the crispy, snowy air. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and with Sam growing by leaps and bounds it felt that this November was just full of showing him new things. New trails. New snow. New fun. A big birthday celebration, a visit from Grammy Julie, and […]

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 […]

It takes time to live…

It takes time to live…

Welcome to July! The sun never sets! The fun never stops! We walked out to the German Bridge. We hung out and relaxed at the Knik River.  We celebrated the 4th of July with a sweet day with family and epic BBQ. We played on the Kincaid Sand Dunes.  We sailed the ocean blue out in Resurrection Bay.  And we […]

McHugh Ridge… for mama eyes only.

McHugh Ridge… for mama eyes only.

Ok, stop right now if you are not a mom. You are not allowed to read this. Also, stop if you are a judgy mom. We don’t need that here. But if you are a mom who sometimes experiences fear and anxiety and being overwhelmed then please keep reading because I have to tell you […]

may. yay!

may. yay!

May is one of my favorite months. It always starts with my birthday and is filled with summer coming, camping trips, bear stalks and longer summer days. This May did NOT disappoint. 30th. Yep, I crossed in to my 30’s leaving behind the amazing decade that was my 20’s. We celebrated with fajitas, family, and friends. […]