Our Cowgirl

Remember Rosie, the horse Maggie started working with back in 2016?  Lots has changed for that dear horse in the past two years.  Back then our friend Jusdi was leasing Rosie, but since she was able to purchase her.  Rosie moved from a small stall at an Anchorage barn to Jusdi’s beautiful horse property out in Chugiak.  This was all great for Rosie, but not … Continue reading Our Cowgirl

Fifteen: One Cool Ride

Happy {gasp} 15th Birthday to Sam! Long gone are the days of planning themed parties around my children’s passions.  Last weekend Sam invited a few friends via SnapChat, and I think the theme was “Come hang at my house and we’ll avoid my parents as much as possible.” In all seriousness, Sam and his friends are all great kids.  They even let me torture them … Continue reading Fifteen: One Cool Ride

Hair to Spare

This summer Maggie decided to donate her exceptionally long, thick hair to charity.  She chose Hair We Share, an organization that makes wigs for people impacted by medical hair loss. Twelve years ago Ms. Kim gave Maggie her very first haircut, and we were thrilled she was available for this special cut as well. Before: After – 13.5 inches gone! Gone are the days of … Continue reading Hair to Spare

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