summer living

summer living

This summer has been one of the best ever. Starting with an epic spring and now ending with a wonderful August. I couldn’t be more excited for fall and ready for a bit cooler temperatures. August started with a trip to Arctic Valley where we hiked a ways into the hills finding beautiful fireweed on the […]

july smiles.

july smiles.

Woah! What a month! Record heat. Record fun. We started off the month with an amazing 4th of July weekend. Sent the second weekend of the month off in style with hikes in Hatcher Pass and the Chugach. Played it up in Seward on our third weekend and then we hit up the trails. Jumped […]

june bug.

june bug.

Lovely June. We love you. Longest days. Bright sunshine. Little Sammy and happy adventures. We are thankful. Oh what a month it was! With many adventures and lots of fun! It was full of love and goodness! We hiked Curry Ridge and tried out the new Kesugi Ken Campground. Sammy and Ben got to spend two […]

may.

may.

May is my favorite month, I think. If I had to pick it would be May! The change of seasons, the start of camping, the trees and gardening, the friends, the bonfires! Just everything. And this May did not disappoint! Friends. We got to spend lots of times with friends. Walks in the park. Time at their […]

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 […]

let’s march on through.

let’s march on through.

I don’t have anything amazing to report. We survived March and are eagerly anticipating summer around the corner. Ben got in some skiing. We, of course, got out on some trails. But mostly, we just snuggled, loved each other, and made it through. Tough months call for lots of love and I’m thankful for our […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

oh september…

oh september…

This September was one of the most glorious in terms of weather that I can remember. Bright sunny days and crispy nights. Lots of laugh and times with family and friends. It was wonderful. Ben travelled all the way across Alaska to Dillingham.  Sam I stayed home and held down the fort. And we were thankful for […]