Monday, May 16, 2016

Eklutna Lake

The past two weeks have been SO gorgeous here in Alaska. It's been warm with lots of beautiful sunshine. On Saturday we spent some time with our neighbors at Eklutna Lake. It's just about an hours drive north from our home here in Anchorage.

It's been a dry year so the water was very low. The last time we were there the water was up to the tree line.

We had a picnic and the boys had fun riding bikes and running around with their buddy Jayden.

My mom and dad are going to be coming to visit this week and we are sooo very excited! We want to bring them here. They are staying for two weeks so we plan on fitting a lot of catching up and adventures into that time. We haven't seen them since we moved to Alaska just over two years ago.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Life is beautiful

The boys and I enjoyed some time out in our beautiful Alaska spring with our friend Amy and her little guy this afternoon. It's nearly 70 degrees!

We enjoyed the sunshine, walking, talking, baby snuggles, and fort building in the woods.

We turned around on our walk through the woods a bit earlier than we probably would have when some hikers came down the path and let us know that a mama bear and her cubs were seen up the trail. We didn't want to get between a mama and her cubs!

Photo by Amy

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Gathering the Moments / April

The days are long again and the sun is out so the boys and I have spent more time out of doors making our rounds to the different playgrounds and parks around town. 

Geoff's birthday was on the 12th. Here he's opening some birthday cards that arrived in the mail.

Ethan relaxing on the balcony in the sunshine.

Elijah's been working on his multiplication facts.

Elijah at the library this morning.

I thought this was funny. Shortly after I had brought up a load of clean warm laundry and dumped it on the couch I found Ethan borrowed in the pile. "I like warm laundry!" he said.

We enjoyed a game night last week with some friends.
This was baby Cannon's first game of Settlers of Catan. :)

On the last day of April

Last Saturday we drove out to Wasilla and spent the day at one of our pastors house.
Geoff blessed them with his tree trimming skills by removing several dead and dying trees around their property. Geoff's a great guy and loves to help out his friends anytime he can.

The drive out there was beautiful. It was sunny in the morning but the rest of the day was grey and windy so that made it cold.