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 […]

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 […]

Lived it full. Lived it well.

Lived it full. Lived it well.

I really love September. It is crispy and colorful and some of my favorite activities occur during this month. September is the time for caribou hunting. At the start of the month, dad and Ben headed north in search of caribou. They had to work really hard to find one too. And I think the reason […]

every morning we goes where we wishes

every morning we goes where we wishes

I was a little sad moving into August. It felt like summer was almost over. And this summer has been so excellent, I didn’t want to leave it behind. We have A LOT! to look forward to this fall but I am not ready to leave the summer and sun (and let’s be honest, it […]

the Turners and their new little love.

the Turners and their new little love.

An invitation from a friend to take pictures of her new little love… how could I resist!? We enjoyed their beautiful grass, flowers, and a cozy blanket and captured the Turner family in all their adorableness. Little baby Charlotte is very much loved and adored by her big sister, Amelia, and her parents, Corrie & […]

May.

May.

May. I love you. The snow is mostly gone in town. Just waiting for those mountains to melt out. The lakes are opening. The skies are parting. And it is finally warm(er) (sorta). Yippee. Between hiking on the Turnagain Arm Trail, Jamie’s visit to Alaska, Camping with the Burtch’s, and our delightful campout, we also hung […]

corrie and millie.

corrie and millie.

Corrie and Millie are two peas in a pod. Mother and daughter. Adventure buddies. Love bugs. We went for a walk in the woods and I saw their love all around. Millie snuggling her mom’s back in her carrier. Showing her mom the “icy wa-wa”. Laughing at the dogs’ silly antics. On exploration of an […]

life in the fast lane…

life in the fast lane…

September was a whirlwind. We moved at the beginning of the month from Wasilla back to Anchorage. It was a bittersweet transition. We loved our year in the Valley, especially the great friends we made and the awesome adventures we got to have. But we were so ecstatic that Ben was able to transfer to […]

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 […]

power to the line…

power to the line…

Powerline is one of my favorite trails! And I’ve spent quite a bit of time on it recently! Saturday afternoon I met up with the sweethearts, Corrie, Millie and Rudder Turner. We had just the most amazing time walking and talking and seeing our cute puppies run all around. And Millie… OMG. That baby is […]