Preface: I know I’ve been on quite the blogging hiatus. No real reason — other than I started working more so I’m gone every night, which is generally when I blog. I’m going to try to get back into it, though. I miss writing and I miss journaling what my kids and I are doing. Sorry to my family and friends who never see us! I will try to update more. 🙂 If anyone is still reading… 

It is now March.

Winter is almost over. Or, at least I think so.

We are two inches away from breaking the record of the most snow in Anchorage. Everyone – including me- is wanting that two inches to come so we can say we broke the record and then get on with spring already! There is so much snow outside. I’ve got to take some pictures. I’m curious to see what happens when it melts. Hopefully it doesn’t happen all at once otherwise there is going to be a lot of water and mud going on.

I’m actually really excited for what they call “break up.” All the mud and water from the snow melting.. my boys are going to love playing it.


It has been a pretty good winter.

I learned a couple things. First, January is really an awful month. We’re going to try and travel next January. I was depressed that entire month. It was dark and cold and I had two little boys who never got outside for more than 10 minutes. It was 15 degrees or colder every single day in January.

February and March have been much better. I’m proud at my husband and I for making a good effort at getting out kids outside as much as possible. I love that they love playing outside, even in the 20 degree snow. I don’t hear much complaints outside. I love that Lucas loves to go sledding and ride his bike in the snow. I love that they force me to get out and they get to experience playing in the snow and just being crazy kiddos outside in the wilderness.

We have done so many fun things this winter. I think riding on/driving a snowmobile and snowshoeing are my favorites.

A couple things:

1. I hope everyone has the opportunity to visit this beautiful state once in their lifetime. Sometimes when you’re in the city, the snow can be pretty overwhelming because it’s just, a lot of snow. But then you drive 10 or 20 minutes to go for a hike or go snowshoeing or fishing or hunting or sledding, and it’s almost like it’s not even real. It’s so pretty that it doesn’t even look real. You just look around you like whaaat?

2. I am sick of the snow. Mkay, there I said it. It’s March, snow is done. I did all my things I wanted to do. I’m ready to sit outside on a chair and watch my kids play in the hose for 3 hours!

I’m so excited for summer.. daylight till midnight!

That’s all.

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.

6 thoughts on “Reflect

  1. I'm still reading. Love the photos. I want to come visit in the winter next year so we can go snowshoeing!! It looks amazing. Love Aunt Judy

  2. I still love your blog. I am totally trying to get my hubby to take a job in ankorage for a couple of years. I think it would be an awesome experience for us and the kids. Your blog is my inspiration for this, and we really don't get snow in Texas.

  3. I hope to visit again but in the summer this time. It was beautiful in the winter and i'm glad i had the opportunity to see all that i did. Who holds the record now? My guess would be Valdez?

    Glad to see you blogging again!

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