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Independence Day – Alaska Style (Picture Post!)

Happy (belated) Independence Day!  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!  We certainly enjoyed ourselves! Ice cream for breakfast!  NBD, we’re celebrating! Yay America! The 4th in Alaska is celebrated slightly different than most places.  You see, it doesn’t get dark here until after 10pm.  So…

THREE DAYS + Marathon Training Recap

THREE DAYS!  There are only three days until my marathon!  And I’m honestly FREAKING OUT! *For any new readers out there – I am running Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota on Saturday! We fly out of Juneau tomorrow (Thursday) and get into Minneapolis around 11pm.  Yay…

Foraging and Cooking with Spruce Tips

I’m back!  The last couple months have been CRAZY!  Teacher friends – I know you understand the end of the school year struggle.  Non-teacher friends – just imagine attempting to teach, assess and manage 20+ super hyped children, who are eager for summer, while also writing report…

Whitehorse or Bust

One of the struggles of living in Alaska is transportation.  For the majority of the state, one must travel by plane.  Last year, living in Naknek, we had to take a small “bush plane” into Anchorage, then take a jet to our final location.  In Juneau, you can…

Winter Sights and Sunshine Skies

One of my favorite things about Alaska – the sky.  A while back I wrote a post about the gorgeous skies of Bristol Bay.  There are truly some phenomenal sights out in that region.  That said, Southeast Alaska is also privy to some pretty spectacular views. In the winter particularly…

Marathon Training- Week 1 + Ice Cave Adventures

Marathon training officially kicked off this week! As most of you know – I am training for Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, MN this coming June.  I am so excited to check this goal off my list and experience the excitement that is the marathon.  I am starting slow…

Hello Weekend

Ahhhhh, the weekend!  A time to relax and recharge… Right? 😉 We did do a bit of relaxing.  But as a single mom to a 3-year old human and an *almost* 6-month old puppy, we are mostly on the go.  But I like it that way. Saturday started…

2018

I love this time of year.  As we bring one year to a close and begin a new, people all around are sharing goals, visions, and plans for the future.  At the same time, we reflect on the mistakes, accomplishments, and events of the past.  It is a magical time…

Home for the Holidays – Part II

Where there is a part I, there’s got to be a part II… right?! We’ve actually been back in Haines since New Year’s Eve.  We rang in the New Year like true party animals – champagne, brownies, and The Princess Bride.  We know…

Home for the Holidays- Part I

There’s just something wonderful about being home.  Growing up, I could not WAIT to leave Juneau.  I was certain I was meant for big city life.  Little did I know, I would wind up in a tiny community that refers to Juneau as the “big city.&#8221…