Homer Sea Week

This weekend was the much-anticipated Homer Sea Week field trip.

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We weren’t sure what to expect when our children’s school group planned a 3-day field trip over Mother’s Day weekend down to Homer, Alaska, which is a 4 – 5 hour drive from Anchorage (depending on road construction and which spouse is driving).

We certainly didn’t expect the majority of the school to make the trek, but trek we all did.  Over 75% of us.

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Family Fun at the Farm

This weekend we headed to the Reindeer Farm near Palmer, Alaska for their Halloween Fun extravaganza.  There was no way I was missing this event, since I’ve always envied the fall family festivals my Midwestern family and friends attend.  They have a plethora of pumpkin patches to explore, while we are stuck digging through cardboard bins of squash at the local Fred Meyer.  (As if … Continue reading Family Fun at the Farm

Bunnies and Pachyderms

On Sunday Clark decided to take the kids hunting. A light dusting of snow had fallen the day before, so apparently the conditions were ripe for tracking without trudging. Clark has been dreaming about this day since the kids were conceived (probably longer) just as much as I’ve been dreading it. Don’t get me wrong:  I’m grateful Sam and Maggie have a dad whose greatest … Continue reading Bunnies and Pachyderms

Swan Song

There is no way to know for certain what experiences are currently cementing themselves as childhood memories for our children, but if I had to make a guess I’d say the daily cruise past Potter Marsh is something they will miss when they grow up and move away.  Especially Maggie.  Whatever the season, she presses her little nose to the car window and scopes the … Continue reading Swan Song