how to celebrate america!

how to celebrate america!

My blog is a bit late because we’ve been having fun. And having record breaking heat so mostly at night we sit outside and the last thing I’ve wanted to do is put a laptop on my lap. But it went down in temps today and so I’m cuddled up on my bed ready to […]

seward and the sea.

seward and the sea.

We were blessed with another amazing trip too Seward. We loaded up Sunday after work and set sail for a great weekend. We camped right on the edge of the water with our friends, Alia & Ryan and Heidi & David and their families. It was a dream. But you might be wondering… what is […]

camping crew.

camping crew.

I couldn’t live where there were no trees; something vital in me would starve. Lucy Maud Montgomery It was a wonderful weekend to be out camping and we were blessed with another excellent Kenai Lake trip with our dear friends, the Turners and the Burtch’s. Ben and I geared up headed down. We were met […]

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 […]

There was a world meant for our eyes to see…

There was a world meant for our eyes to see…

August = wonderful time. [See below and you’ll agree]. Time in Montana = amazing. Time in the mountains sheep hunting = wild. Time with family = the good life. Time with friends = rejuvenating. Time on the trails = glorious. Time in the garden = bountiful. Time with each other = our happy place. And, oh the snuggles! And… Sam is now […]

It takes time to live…

It takes time to live…

Welcome to July! The sun never sets! The fun never stops! We walked out to the German Bridge. We hung out and relaxed at the Knik River.  We celebrated the 4th of July with a sweet day with family and epic BBQ. We played on the Kincaid Sand Dunes.  We sailed the ocean blue out in Resurrection Bay.  And we […]

camping blessings.

camping blessings.

It finally arrived… Summer! And Camping! And Smores! I could seriously almost not wait for this campout to come. I was like a kid on Christmas morning! Hurry up and get here! And it arrived, and came, and went, and was glorious, absolutely wonderful fun. This is Sam’s pre-game nap. Anyway, we loaded up and […]

life loves the liver of it.

life loves the liver of it.

I work very hard, and I play very hard. I’m grateful for life. And I live it – I believe life loves the liver of it. I live it. Maya Angelou We surely lived this January. I made a point, my last month of maternity leave (sad), to just do what Sam, Ben, and I […]

fish are friends! (and food)…

fish are friends! (and food)…

The dipnetting season is upon us! Yippee! We have dipnetted for many, many years. Just look at them all! I think our first year was 2009. I might have pictures of that somewhere, the blog just didn’t exist back then. Our first year of dipnetting in 2009, my family, Ben and I borrowed a friend’s […]

take to the spit.

take to the spit.

We celebrated Independence Day with sunshine, beaches, laughter, and joy! After long weeks, Ben and I made it to Anchor Point Camp Ground where we quickly climbed into bed and dreamed of beaches and sunshine. We had hoped to camp somewhere else but it was full and so we were just thankful at the time […]