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 […]

McHugh Ridge… for mama eyes only.

McHugh Ridge… for mama eyes only.

Ok, stop right now if you are not a mom. You are not allowed to read this. Also, stop if you are a judgy mom. We don’t need that here. But if you are a mom who sometimes experiences fear and anxiety and being overwhelmed then please keep reading because I have to tell you […]

may. yay!

may. yay!

May is one of my favorite months. It always starts with my birthday and is filled with summer coming, camping trips, bear stalks and longer summer days. This May did NOT disappoint. 30th. Yep, I crossed in to my 30’s leaving behind the amazing decade that was my 20’s. We celebrated with fajitas, family, and friends. […]

camping with friends.

camping with friends.

Ben and I were blessed with another awesome camping weekend. And even more blessed to bring along some amazing friends. We headed down to Swanson River Road on Monday evening after Ben got off work. Sam was a pro on his longest road trip yet. We made some pit-stops along the way for dinner and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rosie the Brown Bear

Rosie the Brown Bear

Ben and his buddy, Taylor, flew down to Kodiak one Friday morning. They were welcomed by Ben’s other buddy, Ben S who welcomed them with curbside airport pick-up, sushi lunch and Kodiak sunshine. But they weren’t there for a tour, despite this very tourist-y photo. They were there for bear. They started in the mountains […]

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 […]

jenn.

jenn.

She’s loyal. She’s boss. She’s hard-working, dedicated, and smart. She’s beautiful. Kind. Generous. Giving. And just really amazing. She’s my sister.