Happy Quaranteens!

Due to COVID-19, we’ve now celebrated two quaranteen birthdays. Everything was still locked down when Maggie turned 14 back in April, so she wasn’t able to celebrate with friends at all. We were still determined to get her out of the house, so Clark loaded up the ATV’s and took the kids out to Knik for the first ride of the season. Unfortunately, somewhere along … Continue reading Happy Quaranteens!

Our New Normal for Now

It’s hard to believe we are finishing Week 6 of pandemic restrictions in Anchorage.  The orders to hunker down are working, and today we celebrate that no new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Alaska!  Next week our city begins the slow process of reopening, and I pray our numbers remain under control. In the past few weeks we have established a family routine that … Continue reading Our New Normal for Now

A Much-Kneaded Getaway

The Talkeetna Roadhouse offers a pie making class on weekends throughout the winter, and if you are looking for an easy Alaskan weekend getaway then definitely put this on your list. It’s a fun event for book clubs, couples, girlfriends, or (in our case) mother-daughter excursions. Our group consisted of six: three moms and three teenage girls. We unanimously voted for a weekend getaway in … Continue reading A Much-Kneaded Getaway

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

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

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!

NYC & DC

Sam participated in the National History Day competition in his 8th grade social studies class last spring.  It’s a contest where students research topics of their choice and create projects based on an annual theme.  This year’s theme was “Conflict and Compromise,” and project options included documentaries, websites, papers, performances, or displays.  Sam and his friend put together a documentary entitled Geneva Conventions:  The Laws … Continue reading NYC & DC