Mushing on a frozen pond

What says Alaska more than dog mushing? Not much as far as I can tell. We got the opportunity to experience the fun for ourselves, and couldn’t pass up the chance! While waiting for our turn, the girls discovered that…

Branson, Missouri- home of the 9:00 am variety show

Shortly after settling into our new Alaskan home, it was time to venture back to the midwest to visit Matt’s family. It had been three years since we had visited the area, and were excited to make the trip back.…

Alyeska- on top of the world

Autumn is fleeting in Alaska, so you need to take advantage of those few beautiful fall days when you have the chance. We decided to spend one gorgeous September day, hiking at the Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, Alaska (about 45…

First impressions of Anchorage

Our first weekend in Anchorage was a whirlwind of settling in to a hotel, finding a house, and exploring. My first thought was that it was a lot like the Pacific Northwest, lots of drizzly rain, lots of coffee, and…

A 55 hour road trip. Seriously.

Moving your life from one part of the world to another, is not for the faint of heart! You pack up everything you own, not to be seen again for several months, say lots of goodbyes that you’d rather not…

A quick pit stop in Guam

Guam. A tiny little island in the South Pacific, only 30 miles long, and 12 miles wide, was the final stop on our three year Asian tour. We decided to make a quick pit stop in Guam, en route to…

Home for the Holidays

“Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays,” so the song goes….and it’s so true! Matt was scheduled to attend a conference in the States, so we tagged along to spend time with family. We met up with Matt’s parents and…

A (very) last minute trip to the States

As military members, we are able to fly on military planes on a “space available” basis, sometimes called a “hop”. In other words, as long as there is room available, we can travel at no cost to the determined destination.…


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