Easter Cheers

There are friends, there are families, and then there are friends who feel like family.  We are grateful for our Alaskan circle of friends every day, but especially on holidays.  How lucky that we have children close in age who genuinely enjoy each other’s company?  Our kids have relationships similar to the ones I had with my cousins when I was younger, and it’s been … Continue reading Easter Cheers

Merry Magical Christmas

I’m nestled under a blanket on our couch, writing by the light of the Christmas tree.  The shiny gifts underneath have been replaced with a blanket of spruce needles that keep dropping from this poor tree, but it still looks beautiful to me. For as long as I can remember we’ve plugged our tree lights into a Clapper.  I still remember the ridiculous commercials growing … Continue reading Merry Magical Christmas

Eggcellent News!

We have officially joined the urban chicken craze.   Maggie wore us down after three years of sketching custom coop designs and planning her neighborhood egg business.  Our girl was determined to get some backyard birds, so when Clark’s co-worker offered us his homemade coop we decided to take the plunge.  Another colleague gave us three mature hens to get us started. Meet Henrietta, Phoenix, and … Continue reading Eggcellent News!

Summer 2018: The CliffsNotes

Here I sit in September, finally exhaling after a whirlwind summer that blew us straight into a new school year before anyone had a chance to fasten their seat belts.  I’m scrolling through a zillion cell phone snapshots and feel the need to pay homage to all the Alaska adventures we had after returning from New York, DC, and Nebraska.  Here are those summer 2018 … Continue reading Summer 2018: The CliffsNotes