Monday, June 30, 2014


 "A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014"
He: World Cup fever!
She: Burger face!

Do you remember the shirt Miss V is wearing from forever ago? Yes, we still have it. I took it in in the back when I originally got it, now that she is so much bigger, all I had to do was let out what I took in... Easy as that.
Have a happy week everybody!

Through their eyes - Alaska Part II

Back with more Alaska pictures and our kiddos' favorite, just because there were so many...

Hiking Kenai Fjords National Park and being awestruck by its changing landscape - Exit glacier - Seward

Borrowing the "Art for the park backpack" loaded with awesome art supplies for a kiddo that is nuts about art, and of course, more badges - Seward

Boat tour into Kenai Fjord National Park and enjoying tons of wildlife at Resurrection Bay:

Sea Otter

Eagles, Humpback whales

Puffins (you like puffins like we do? see more here and here)

And a close look at Holgate Glacier - Seward

Indulging in the fabulous seafood - Homer

More wildlife... As in eagles everywhere - Homer

More hiking, this time in Kenai National Wildlife refuge, Soldotna

Taking in the view of magnificent Kachemack Bay State Park - Homer
Unfortunately, the day we where planning on going there for a hike the weather was so bad. We were very disappointed about that, which could only mean we must return to Alaska to do that hike... We can only dream...

Alaska was a great adventure that we will not soon forget but unfortunately very expensive to experience... I tried friends, I really tried to keep it as economical as possible but some things are just impossibly expensive (think flight seeing tour, boat tour, lodging, etc). We bit the bullet, we will not soon forget those experiences but it will be awhile until we get to go there again... Unless another crazy sale comes up... Never say never.

With that said, We are going to Guatemala next... Now, that is what I call cheap travel... More details soon.

Want to see more pictures of our travels, check out my Instagram feed. Also, more favorites from our travels here

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Through their eyes - Alaska Part I

So, we just came back from Alaska and what an adventure it was. We lucked out with good weather (except for one day of rain that we used to recoup) overall, we took advantage of our time there to  the max...

Visiting the Iditarod headquarters and playing with the Alaskan Husky puppies, I mean, you know we gotta- Wasilla

Speaking of the Alaskan Huskies, attending the sled dog demonstration at Denali National Park - This was awesome!
 Of course, taking selfies with the doggies

Hiking in Denali National Park. Our favorite hike being Savage River trail

Taking a shuttle tour into Denali National Park, the views friends, so stunning

But the wildlife... Simply amazing:

Grizzly mama bear and cubs

Moose mama and calf

Arctic ground squirrel

Dall sheep

Checking out the "Discovery backpack" to explore in the park and earning one more national park badge

Taking in the view of Denali National Park from the air (flightseeing tour)

And from landing on a glacier

What about Mt Mckinley, you ask? This temperamental mountain range can be hard to be seen at any point in time... Lucky for us, we got to enjoy it from the air and from land... Lucky, lucky...

I got more pictures from the second leg of our trip, so stay tuned for that. Check all "through their eyes" posts here and follow me on Instagram here for even more travel pictures.

Monday, June 23, 2014


                              "A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014"

She: Out of all the wild flowers we saw... the funnest ones are the ones you can make a mess with.
He: "Sorry folks, park's closed. The moose out front shoulda told ya"

Have a great week everybody!

Monday, June 16, 2014


                           "A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014"

He: taking in the view from a glacier
She: Taking in the view while hiking Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

More Alaska coming soon


                         "A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014"

Fridays off from work means we pack lots of activities. This week: Movie and lunch with daddy.

Monday, June 2, 2014


                           "A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014"

Starting our Summer the right way, roadtrip!!!

Happy beginning of your Summer everybody! I hope yours is fill with fun times with family and friends