the days i like best.

the days i like best.

April is the best. The days are warmer and longer. And everything points to spring! Ski and Snuggles At the start of the month, Ben and Blaine went out for a backcountry ski trip in Thompson Pass. I received reports of great snow, getting worked, and beer in the sun. Ben came back with sun […]

these days like dreams with you.

these days like dreams with you.

Oh March. We love you. Sunny days. Snowy fields. Bright moonlight. And longer days. It was a great March too. We started the month off with a walk with our good friend, Cathy. Sam, Cathy, Ruby and I wandered through The Heights down to the bike trail to see the ceremonial start of the Iditarod. […]

kokanee dreams.

kokanee dreams.

Across Eklutna Lake, about 4 miles, lies a perfect little dream public use cabin, Kokanee Cabin. We walked, skied, and snowmachined across the lake with packs, and a chariot, and a little Sam. We borrowed a friend’s snowmachine to ferry our gear and camp across the lake but this probably wasn’t necessary after all. The crust was […]

april sunshine.

april sunshine.

Oh April! I love you! Sunshine. Longer days. And that dreadful snow is finally melting. We got lots and lots done this month, taking care of business and getting ready for summer! It was a wonderful month and there is nothing like the return of sunshine to get me excited! (I didn’t take a lot […]

2nd month of 2017…

2nd month of 2017…

Febrrrrruary was chilly but wonderful. Here’s a peak into ours… White Spruce to Denali View to Alder to Powerline to White Spruce… whew! On Tuesday, we wondered up on the hillside trails from the Upper O’Malley Trailhead. We would not recommend this trail because the Alder Trail was no bueno. But we would recommend some time in […]

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 […]

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 […]

{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 […]

Two vacations.

Two vacations.

Ben’s trip to Kalispell… Ben’s dad and I conspired behind Ben’s back to get him the best birthday present ever! A ski trip to Montana! He left earrrrly one Sunday morning and arrived back the following Sunday afternoon. He skied. skied. and skied some more. Sunday morning, he arrived in beautiful Kalispell and was greeted at the […]