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Tuesday, September 30, 2014


“It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.” 
― J.R.R. Tolkien

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Earthquakes! + Reflection Lake ~ Alaska


Well, that was exciting! 

This morning we experienced our biggest earthquake since being here in Alaska. 

It registered at 6.2 and was about 80 miles northwest of us here in Anchorage. 

Our whole apartment was shaking under our feet, lights were swaying, and the boys and I stood there with wide eyes waiting for it to stop. It lasted at least a minuet which felt like forever!

Afterwards Elijah said "That was awesome!"
It was a rush, that's for sure!

Read more here.

Ok, now that my hearts stopped pounding I can share the rest of our pictures from Saturday.

After stopping at Eklutna Lake for a little while we went to find Reflection Lake. 
You can see the Eklutna Lake pictures here.

You can see how Reflection Lake got it's name...

We followed a lovely path around the lake.
The afternoon sunlight shining through the yellow leaves seemed to make the whole place glow.






He still collects sticks on his walks. 
As he gets bigger so do the sticks!










Monday, September 22, 2014

Eklutna Lake ~ Alaska

After a week of clouds the sunshine on Saturday was extra special. 

We drove less than an hour north of Anchorage to the beautiful Eklutna lake. 

The drive alone was worth it. 
Each twist and turn in the road seemed to bring even more and more colors and beauty.







Ethan at the edge of Eklutna Lake.






We could have spent all day here hiking the trails and enjoying the scenery but after a quick stop here we headed on the see if we could find Reflection Lake.

While Fall is my favorite time of the year I know it is a very short season here in Alaska and it'll be full on winter before we know it. I'm trying to soak up all the Autumn I can while it's here. 

I'm excited to experience our first winter (a white Christmas! yay!) in Alaska but also a little nervous to see how this Florida girl handles it. Pray for me, will ya? ;)

How are you all doing on this fine first day of Fall? Drinking apple cider and wearing cozy sweaters?