Friday, September 25, 2015

Fall skies are beautiful

All the seasons in Alaska hold such their own unique beauty to them.  Yes, it's noticeably darker in the morning and evening, the sky puts on an amazing show with each sunrise and sunset.  I couldn't even finish my drive to work without pulling over to a near by park to snap the photo of today's sunrise.  The photo does no justice to how amazing the sky was.

I'm learning to take some time for myself these days and enjoyed a fall sunset on the bluff's at Kincaid Park this week. 

So beautiful to just sit and not be called "Momma" or see the mess in the house or pile of school stuff to do... I guess getting older does mean some wisdom comes with it... 

And after moments of being recharged I am able to give a 100% to those around me!

Love these little monkeys - It was a chilly night at Papa's game, but we braved it as long as we could to show him our support. 

Sunday, September 20, 2015

The seasons are changing yet again...

 Fall has definitely arrived in my part of the world!

We've been busy helping our elderly friend Ms. Ruth clean out the garden and get things ready for winter.

We even found a blueberry patch unpicked on a mountain side. Yummy!

Fall also means it's time for "friendship in plaid" (ha,ha...)  and 

seasonal beers!  

More importantly, at least for myself, it's time to take a break from the busyness of school and get out and enjoy these fall days.  

So thankful to be able to get out and enjoy this beautiful day!
Eklutna Lake along the Twin Peaks trail

With fall in the air and

winter on the mountains - I can't help but stop and look around at this amazing place I call home. 

As the seasons change, I think it's a great time to reflect on where you have been and where you want to go.  I love this picture of the fall fireweed and all the different stages - green leaves left from summer, yellow leaves from the change to fall, red fireweed in between seasons... just simply beautiful.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Just another week

 Just another week for us - no hiking for Momma as the weather has been cloudy and rainy (I bet your glad you don't have to read about another hiking adventure - ha, ha...)

We did get a break in the clouds one evening and headed to the park to play.  Notice Brother's forehead in the picture above?  Yep - fell smack into the corner of our speaker while playing with Sister.   A nice goose egg and scratch... but then....

Brother took a header with his helmet on his bike Sunday evening. Poor head... Don't you love that he's still smiling?

We also had fun this evening playing with kinetic sand! It made a huge mess but the kids were happily playing while Momma and Papa worked on some school work.

We also had fun learning to play new board game with Papa while Momma was making dinner. 

Like I said - just another week. We hope you all had a great Labor Day Weekend!