Monday, May 22, 2017

Our Day in Hope

Saturday was just what I needed. We spent the day out of the city enjoying our beautiful state.
I've been longing to get out in the mountains and soak up some Alaska.
It's finally starting to warm up and everything is green again.

I love the drive along the Seward Highway with it's amazing views of Turnagain Arm and the mountains.

Some of Geoff's friends were going dip netting for hooligans so we stopped and watched them for a bit.

Then we continued down the Seward Highway and headed to Hope. Hope was a small gold mining town back in the day.

Along the way we saw a mama moose and her babies, two porcupines, and a whole bunch of eagles. 


Another friend was camping for the weekend with his family there in Hope so we spent the rest of the afternoon with them before driving back to Anchorage that evening. The long days of light are back and we're getting over 18 hours of sunlight these days.

The kids had a blast climbing all over the rocks.

Skipping rocks

Roasting marshmallows

It was such a refreshing day.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Restore Ladies Conference

At the beginning of April my friend Amy invited me to her church's ladies retreat. It was held at the Alaska Aviation Museum here in Anchorage. It was a lot of fun. We met Friday evening and then met together again for a good part of Saturday.

That's my friend Amy on the left and our speaker on the right. Her name is Sueann and she is such a fun and amazing lady! She and her husband Hank started a not for profit a few years ago. It's called Adopt Together and it's a fundraising resource for families who are adopting. You can watch a video below of her husband Hank sharing about it. Totally worth your time to watch it.