A Day In the Life

If you’ve ever wondered what Alaska looks like on a warm day in January…

We had a wonderful day today. It was warm – relatively speaking- so we spent a lot of time outside. It’s so beautiful here, I can’t help but share these pictures with you!  We love going on walks together.  Even before Lucas was born, my husband and I would walk together almost every night after dinner. We walked late, around 10 or 11pm when it was dark and cold. Some of our best discussions have been while walking! Now with Lucas we walk before dinner and its something we love doing as a family. 

Sometimes when I walk around here I feel like I’m in a movie. A frozen pond that is now an ice skating rink. Heaps of mountains surrounding you. People riding on horses. I can’t make this stuff up. Those mountains. Man, I don’t know if I will ever get sick of them. They are just so pretty! And this ice skating rink. I love that. I don’t know how many ice skating rinks are here, but there’s a lot. 
I’m haven’t been on a real ice skating rink yet. I’m a little nervous of them still. I’m sure as soon as Lucas is walking and into toddler years (real toddler years- age 3+) we’ll be putting him on skis and skates. Little kids, especially little girls in cute skating dresses, are so adorable skiing and ice skating! Some parents push their kids in strollers while ice skating. Scary! 

I took this picture because that gal is wearing (rolled) jean shorts, dark green tights and black boots. I thought it was important that you saw this.  I’m not saying it’s good or bad, you can make your own decision on that. I just thought in case anyone needed ideas for senior pictures…. 

And this. Well, just look at this little dog. I’m at a loss for words here. I would like to hear an explanation however, on how you put shoes that size on a furry animal.  

Lucas isn’t so sure about the snow yet, although he loved it much better than the first time he sat in it! On a different note, he is teething like crazy right now. And because I’m the most brilliant mother ever, I don’t know where I put his teething tablets when we moved and I cannot find them anywhere. We’ve been using a natural teething oil, but I’m not sure it’s helping much. 
7 months ago I told my husband that we would never move to Alaska- that I did not want to move here no matter what. Who knew that there were other plans in store for us! Not only would we move here, but we would choose to live here for a while and experience all these new things.  I can’t say I love it here, because we haven’t lived here long enough. 
But I can say that we like it here. A lot. And that’s good enough for now. 

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

20 thoughts on “A Day In the Life

  1. Those mountains are gorgeous!! I love all your shots of people living outside in Alaska 🙂 Isn't it funny how warm means something completely different? It was in the high 30s here in the midwest and everyone was saying how warm it was!!

  2. Simply beautiful!

    And thanks so much for stopping by Theta Mom – and I've been following you for awhile now, too -just so glad my reader is “normal” again!

    Look forward to blogging with you. 🙂

  3. Wow I come here often but don't comment but just had to on those amazing photos! How beautiful! Hubby always talks about going to Alaska but I always say no way it's to cold, but probably not much colder than we are used to. It was negative 14 degrees here last night.

  4. I get my Hyland's teething tablets in the natural section of Fred Meyer or at the Natural Pantry (in the University Mall on Old Seward). If you DO go to the Natural Pantry, walk down the mall towards the university and stop by “Sugar and Spice;” it is great natural baby product place.

    On another note, if you are REALLY interested in getting natural food and suppliments, etc. for good prices, check out the Azure Standard website. I belong to a co-op that puts in orders once a month for about 27 cents per pound shipping (by barge). It is really low key and lets you skip a month anytime. I'd be happy to fill in more details, or you could contact Azure.

    I'm glad you enjoyed such a beautiful winter Saturday. Now is about the time I begin to get cabin fever! Thankfully, I'm busy planning Clara's first birthday so I'm not bored! Getting outside more would do it too!

  5. I'm excited to see your summer posts. I thought Alaska was AMAZING when I visited years ago in Alaska.

    did you know you can copy and paste a post, pictures and all and paste it onto your other blog? “Great White Alaskan Adventures”

  6. AHHHHH The stroller! It looks fun but i'd be afraid of falling & pushing it forward & it crashing. Perhaps I would take an empty one just for funsies? haha. But I guess Alaskan folk have had lots of practice!

    And DUDE that photographer's camera!! It is SO BIG!

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