One Fine Day

Mar 30, 2014

When Alaska hands you insane amounts of sunshine, and 38 degree weather in March, you take advantage of it! When the weather is so beautiful in Anchorage, it means that Girdwood is probably breathtaking. Girwood is a small ski town south of Anchorage, and a little over 30 minutes from my house. So any chance we get that the husband is home we try and get out there. There is so much to do winter and summer.

The drive down is my favorite part, and I made the mistake of buying Chris a GoPro for our anniversary. Why is this a mistake? Because he has chosen to embarrass all of us with it. He bought some crazy suction thing and put it on the outside of my car so he could "capture the drive". Many people were staring at this contraption, and Ace even said "I am putting my head down" haha! But when we got home and watched the video it was pretty cool.

Get ready for picture overload! Hashtag you've been warned. Hashtag sorry.

Amazing right? I took about 100 pictures and somehow choose these four to share. There are so many little turn offs during the drive, but my favorite is Beluga Point where most of these were taken.  There are also so many waterfalls on the side of the mountain, but Chris told me I was getting a liiiittle crazy when I said I could just run across traffic to get a pic. What a fun sponge!
We spend most of our time at Moose Meadow across from the resort, and ski slopes. It is gorgeous, and there are always people skiing and sledding, and tons of dogs that the boys love to run around with. 
Once the kids have spent a few hours running around, and you think they are good and tired....you take them on a hike on one of the many trials. You know just to make suuuure they have very little energy left for the ride home. 
After its all said and done, you head back down the hill to the best little bakery. I consider this the best because their cookies are the size of my head, and their croissants and apple strudel could feed a family of five. Take my word, we just happen to be a family of 1-2-3-4-5. We are talking Shrek like portions here!
And here is a bonus out take shot of me watching Ace and Pierce race in snow pants and snow boots. Pretty much like watching a turtle race. But Chris took this and said "look at you...if I didn't know you I would think you actually knew what you were doing outside". Funny man....funny man!
And that is faux fur....faux fur! No need to alert PETA. 

How was everyone else's weekend? 








15 comments:

  1. Must. Go. To. Girdwood. I do love that drive. We head down to Seward and the Russian river quite a bit during the summer. Those views never get old and seem to change every time we see them.

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  2. What gorgeous photos! And pssshhh Chris. You DO know what you're doing out there. ;)

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  3. These shots are absolutely beautiful!! Your kids are precious, and it looks like the most fun outing....maaaaybe made that way by the bakery prize?! And, you need to model. Seriously. That's all :)

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    1. HAHA! Britt you are just as funny as Chris :) :)

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  4. Definitely gorgeous views! I love your boots.

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  5. Wow these photos are just absolutely stunning!!

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    1. Such a beautiful place! Seriously these pictures don't even do it justice!

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  7. WOW! That is gorgeous! I wish I had beautiful views like that 30 minutes from me here in So Cal!!

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  8. So jealous of your weekend. My husband and I have been married for almost 2 years now, and we still haven't been able to take a honeymoon. I am serious considering Alaska. Be honest, is there anywhere in Alaska that isn't beautiful? Thank you so much for linking up at Come Along Wednesdays!

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    1. No, Alaska is beautiful! I have heard a lot of people enjoy the cruises in the summertime. It is a gorgeous place though!

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  10. Great pictures. I just love the drive down there. I also love your winter outfit. :)

    That contraption that Avalon is in is insane! Is it amazing? Does Lilly need one? I feel like I would collapse if I tried to put that thing on.

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    1. Haha!!! That thing is a lifesaver for going out and doing things with a baby. It is the Osprey Poco backpack. Seriously one of the best purchases we have ever made! She stays so warm, and in the summer it is easy to hike with. I wear it when Chris is gone and it is not hard at all.

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