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 […]

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 […]

with a little fishing and hiking.

with a little fishing and hiking.

This past weekend, Ben and I did what we do best, enjoy some adventures. We decided to stick local and hit up some new places.   First, we stopped in on Tuesday at Tanaina Lake to try our hand at pike fishing. Both of us had never done this, although Ben had fished lots of […]

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 […]

(not so) Lazy Mountain

(not so) Lazy Mountain

When we moved out to the valley, I set my heart on destroying some Mat Su Peaks. I had such a marvelous time last year falling in love with hiking and just couldn’t wait all winter to find myself with my Salomons on, dirt underneath, and some peaks in my sights. Ben and I had […]

march this and that…

march this and that…

Our March has been full of all things wonderful, birthdays, babies, and brilliant times with friends!!! Ben and I also went on a few adventures up Lazy Mountain (well most of the way! The ice turned us around!) and out along the river for some sunshine and also, on another day, some snowy views. [Sad […]

every color illuminate

every color illuminate

Alaska is experiencing quite a weird weather cycle this winter. We have had super rainy weather, not a lot of snow, quite a bit of sunshine, and rather warm temperatures; in fact, one part of southcentral Alaska received 7 feet of rain! YIKES! Luckily that wasn’t us. Our February has felt a little bit more […]

{i crave the spaces} Bald Lake Cabin adventure.

{i crave the spaces} Bald Lake Cabin adventure.

Ben took me to Bald Lake last year and let me peek in the Bald Lake cabin and ever since then, I wanted to go back and stay in that cute little haven. Alas, thanks to the Alaska State Parks reservation system, I was able to make that happen! We set out after packing up one […]

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. […]