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 […]

july, july

july, july

From Kenai dipnetting to Seward ocean fishing to Homer celebrations and beach combing, we have filled up our July weekends! In between, we’ve done house projects like building a raspberry patch and an outdoor table. And it has been wonderful! Our last weekend in July, we celebrated our anniversary in a bit of a more […]

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 […]

run, reds, run…

run, reds, run…

Ben and I loaded up early one morning and set sail for the Kenai! We had one day off together and decided to spend it attempting to get some reds, maybe some trout, spend the day on the river, and have a great time catching up with some friends. We made it to Sportsman’s like […]

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. […]

looking for adventure and whatever comes our way

looking for adventure and whatever comes our way

May offered up a lot of adventures, but possibly none as fun as our two days spent down in Cooper Landing camping on Kenai Lake and rafting on Kenai River with David, Heidi and their wily gang of hooligans, Peter, Harper, and Jasper. Ben and I found the perfect spot to camp along the Lake. […]

Upper Gulkana River: freeeeeeeedom!

It all started with a bromance that led to a dinner of the couples that led to a bear hunting trip that led to a Memorial Weekend raft trip that led to canning extravaganza that led to fishing the kenai that led to the most Epic of all Epic weekends with the most Epic of all Epic […]

lower gulkana: Otters Unite!

  Otters: Check Jake and Rach: Check Yummy Food: Check Good Weather: Check New Adventures: Check The perfect checklist for a perfect adventure. We headed out of Anchorage late Friday night and hit the road for the Sourdough Campground. It took us a while to get out of dodge because, hey, it’s hard to coordinate four people! But […]