Category Archives: What I Love About Anchorage

Halloween Happenings

Last Halloween, we had our first snow of the season, and it came as a fierce blizzard. We had three or four trick-or-treaters, tops – it was way too cold and nasty for trick-or-treating. But this year the weather cooperated, … Continue reading

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Belated Birthday

Sarah turned 14 on September 11. She and a friend decided to have a joint birthday party at our house, since M’s birthday was three days after Sarah’s and they have mutual friends. It had been a few years since … Continue reading

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Wildlife Sightings

Friday, when we were driving home from the aforementioned garage sales, the girls and I saw this guy grazing. He was literally about a five-minute walk from our house. We have seen lots of moose, of course, but it is … Continue reading

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And This Is Why I Love Living Here

I spotted mama moose and her two babies early this morning, right behind my backyard fence. So I grabbed the camera and got these shots.

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Sunshine, Dental Appointments and Other Riveting News

We can see patches of grass now in our yard, it’s in the 50s, and the sun is shining most days. After over five months of snow and cold, this is glorious. Kate rides her bike every day after school, … Continue reading

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Records Are Meant to Be Broken

So what do I know about predicting weather? Not very much, obviously. I didn’t think we were going to get any more snow this winter, but Saturday it snowed practically all day, and yes, we officially broke the record for … Continue reading

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My Husband, the Musher

I have to admit that before moving to Alaska, I hadn’t heard the term “musher” very often. And no wonder, it’s not an activity that many people undertake – mushing sled dogs. It’s pretty much an Alaskan thing, and it … Continue reading

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