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 […]

Bald Lake Brilliance

Bald Lake Brilliance

For Ben’s birthday, I bought him a night of cabin brilliance. Complete with friends, food, fire, and fun. We headed up to Bald Lake Cabin in Nancy Lake State Recreation Area on Tuesday. We were running a little late because I decided to sleep in till 9 and Ben let me! So we got to […]

willow creek dream float

willow creek dream float

We didn’t get to have a lot of weekends together at the start of June. We only had two days off together the first two weeks! But we made the most of them with some awesome floats. The first one being down Willow Creek! It was an amazing day with sparkling water and sun shine. […]

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 […]

28 years. 1 birthday weekend.

28 years. 1 birthday weekend.

  We set off for adventure a few days ago to celebrate my birthday. We had plans of shooting the giant cinnamon bear we had been chasing. We had plans of a victorious stalk, a heavy pack out, and a marvelous story to tell. But God had some different plans for us and well, his […]

{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 […]

it’s a party in NLSRA. our nancy lake adventure.

it’s a party in NLSRA. our nancy lake adventure.

  We strapped on our skis ice-cleats, threw on our packs, and sauntered over to the new Nancy Lake Cabin this past weekend. We headed out to the Willow area with much joy and excitement! Nothing quite like a cabin weekend in the winter. I love it! We filled our day with skiing, walking, talking, laughing […]

there’s no place I’d rather be…

there’s no place I’d rather be…

Ben and I loaded up on Monday night for Butterfly Lake Cabin in the Nancy Lake area. Wait, no, we stopped first and picked up Ben’s new truck! Ok, then we drove back home to drop off the truck and THEN set off for Butterfly Lake Cabin! This was our second annual (near)-Christmas trip. We […]

a weekend of fancy.

a weekend of fancy.

This past weekend, I felt very fancy as I partook in very fancy things like plays and canoeing and restauranting. What a dream!   On Friday evening, I was blessed to get to hang out with one dear friend and a few new friends all the while seeing the musical, Chicago, at the Matsu College. You […]

January & February – this and that!

January & February – this and that!

January and February has been full of a lot of this and that. Walks, talks, hikes, skis, and food – basically sums it up! Lots of work for both of us which has taken us in slightly different directions. Since we don’t have days off together at the moment, we’ve had to really focus on […]