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Holiday Preview at the 5th Avenue Mall

Just a little over one month until Christmas, people! The holiday bug is biting me earlier than usual this year. I've held off on listening to Christmas music or decorating my house with holiday decor, but I have already been buying gifts, which is one of my favorite things to do during the holiday season. I especially got excited about gift-giving after attending a blogger event at the 5th Avenue Mall in downtown Anchorage last week. Five of us bloggers…

Free Summer Activities for Kids in the Anchorage Area

At the beginning of the summer, I set myself a goal of taking Cullen to a new (to him) place each week. Sometimes it was a new park, sometimes it was traveling out of town for a hike or camping adventure. All of the things we did were free and almost always outside. They were activities that could have lasted 15 - 20 minutes or an entire hour depending upon weather and his level of happiness. Here's what we did…

Kristy & Nick’s Alaska Trip

I had been looking forward to Kristy (my sister) and Nick's (my brother-in-law) trip since they booked their tickets last fall. I was anticipating their arrival so much, and now I can't believe it is already over. I didn't know a week could go by so fast. We ran, hiked, camped, fished, explored much of south central Alaska, and bonded during our adventures. Craig, me, Cullen, Kristy, and Nick hiking Portage Pass Trail in Whittier, AK As you know, our…