Thursday, September 29, 2016

New For Fall

As you're pulling out your Fall wardrobe don't forget to add some Autumn color to your hair!

Take a sneak peek at our new limited release items coming on October 1st!

Want to get it these before anyone else? I will be placing an order for some of these new items tomorrow before they are released so comment below with "Me Please!" if you want me to include something for you.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Soaking up the Sunshine and Blue Skies

This week has been a joy. I'm so thankful that we keep things simple and don't over schedule our days. Twice already this week we've been able to do last minute things with friends.

Monday morning Amy texted and asked if we wanted to meet up at the library and park later and we said yes! It turned out to be such a gorgeous afternoon with blue skies and the leaves are so amazing right now.

Tuesday as we were heading to a friends house for a morning visit I got a text from my friend Sarah asking if the boys and I wanted to meet up after lunch and go geocaching. Sarah is moving out of state soon so I was really glad we were able to do this with her before she leaves.

Geocaching is an outdoor activity where you use GPS app on your phone find hidden containers, called "geocaches" or "caches". Inside you'll find a list of names and dates that others have found the cache and sometimes if the container is large enough you'll find small objects and toys. You can take an item from a cache as long as you leave something in it's place. Sometimes it's really hard to find them! They are hidden all over the world! So fun! And it was another beautiful afternoon.

A large bull moose crossed the path in front of us.

Here's Sarah teaching the boys how to use the GPS and what to look for when geocaching.

And they've found their very first one!

And their second one!

We found three caches total.

Today no one has texted yet so I guess we'll have to stay home and do school. :)

What are you up to this week?

Monday, September 19, 2016

Beautiful Fall Day

Autumn is here. I love this time of year.

The boys and I went to a nearby park for a little walk and to see the beautiful leaves.

Just as we got started we met two other ladies who had come to the park to take some photos. They had brought bubbles and invited us to play in them and take photos too! So nice of them to let us enjoy the bubbles with them.

They had a dog with them which the boys enjoyed just as much as the bubbles. :)

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

McHuge Creek Wildfire

About this time last year the boys and I discovered a trail that led up a mountain along Turnagain Arm and led us to the most amazing overlook of the inlet and mountains. We started calling it "our spot". You can see the post from that hike here.

Back in July we had a huge wild fire burning right outside the city of Anchorage. Thankfully it was contained in the Chugach State Park and didn't damage any homes or lives, though it came close! It came all the way to "our spot" and a little bit father. We took a hike up there yesterday since for the first time since the fire. It was interesting to see the fire damage. How some trees were fine while the one next to it was burnt.

After the hike we spent some time playing in the creek.


Here are some before and after shots just for reference. Both taken in September a year apart.