The Perfect Weekend

I can’t imagine my first Mother’s Day weekend being any more perfect. As I’ve mentioned 392 times, the weather has been amazing here. We spent all weekend outside enjoying it.

On Saturday we went to the lake. We had a nice time relaxing, playing games, eating, and tending to Lillian. Alaskan Vampire Baby does not love the sun. We made a shady area with a bunch of chairs to keep her happy. But she’d just crawl or walk out of the shade and scream because she was in the sun again. Funny how that works.

She loved playing with our friends’ dogs and playing in the dirt. She was the dirtiest she’s ever been, so obviously she had a good time.




empty Stella bottle = favorite toy of the day




there were bald eagles everywhere


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and she’s out

On Sunday I was pampered by Blake and Lillian. They got me a few gifts and made me brunch. One gift was lilies for our front yard. Blake and I planted them while our Lilly took her afternoon nap. I hope they grow here because they are so beautiful.

Later in the day we went on a hike. The weather was great and the scenery was amazing. You can’t beat a sunny day in Alaska!

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checking for salmon

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Relaxation. The outdoors. And my people. My first Mother’s Day was perfect. All week Blake and I have been mentioning how it was the best weekend we’ve had in a long time. It really was.

I hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day weekend!

Much love,


  1. Amanda says:

    Mal hates the sun too! Sounds like you guys definitely had the perfect Mother’s Day weekend :) (glass beer bottle = great toy around here too!)

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