Sunday, November 1, 2015


Autumn and Cedar each scored a free pumpkin at the fall harvest festival.

Youth Hunter Appreciation Day

Glassing for bucks

Buck sign

Waiting Patiently


Mixed bag

Doe season starts October 15th here. It is a perfect opportunity to take the kids out hunting. I used the guise of "Youth Hunter Appreciation Day" to get out of some potential weekend work duties, having promised the kids I would take them out. Autumn got Saturday and Cedar Sunday. Each a full day of uninterrupted Daddy time. The evolution of their hunting is happening already. Autumn passed up opportunities for does because she wanted us to get a buck. We came home empty handed that day, but she did great, at one point sitting still and quiet for over an hour as we tried to call in a buck. The next day was Cedar's turn. It was pouring rain but we gamely prowled the woods for several hours. Passing on several does that were accompanied by fawns because Cedar didn't "want the babies to be alone." We eventually found a dry doe. A grouse along the way made for a fun mixed bag day.

July 2015

Lunch in Ketchikan


Headed to G&G's

Saturday, July 25, 2015

My Favorite Salmon is Pink

Fun day at the river chasing our most under-rated salmon. Pink salmon are actually pretty tasty if fresh from the ocean like this one is. Cedar reeled this one in. Hopefully Autumn will get a hero shot soon too. She's fishing independently now and had several hook-ups today all by herself, but couldn't land one. I'm excited the girls are so into it and think I have a couple good fishing partners.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Summer Fun

New batch of pics loaded to flickr. 

Fourth of July fun, camping, fishing and more! (oh and 1 month to go for sheep hunting!)

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Spring 2015 Misc A & C

Cedar in black dress

Autumn contemplates

Autumn says, "Autumn is so funny."

After watching movie "Bolt" Cedar tapes on a tail.

Cedar adds ears

Tooth fairy working overtime lately



Daddy time

Flower girl

Sniffing too many dandelions

T-Ball Opening Day

Cedar steals third

Cedar and Autumn prior to the ceremonial opening toss.

Coach Jen motivates the team with a rousing inspirational speech.

May 2, 2015 Associated Press
Spurs vs Clippers, game 7....Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather, fight of the Century...Kentucky Derby...whatever. Instead the nation turns its collective eye toward opening day of the Craig, Alaska Little League baseball season. In the much anticipated first T-ball game the mighty Southeast Dental Center took on their arch rival Petro Marine for island wide bragging rights. It lived up to its billing with both teams battling to a one inning scoreless tie. Rookie all-stars Autumn and Cedar led the SEDC offensive onslaught each going 1 for 1, legging out infield singles and scoring one run each. On defense Autumn dazzled fans, parents and coaches with an amazing stab of a hard hit grounder to the middle infield and throw to first. No balls were hit Cedar's direction but she was able to do spins on her assigned "X" while still managing to point at the ball for every hitter. She also showed surprising speed on the base paths. SEDC's next opponent comes next Saturday. Tickets are limited. Check out flickr for more pictures of the action.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Wonder Twin Powers...Activate!

Anna in her new bday dress.

Cedar, uh I mean Elsa kind of set off an eternal winter...everywhere. Check it, bare feet...cold never bothered her anyway

A fun explore of the local tide pools and Autumn turns 6. Check out Flick to see more pics. I'm sick and can't sleep. That's why I'm updating the blog at midnight on a school day.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

For the First Time in Forever...Elsa's 4th

Queen Elsa, I mean Cedar, turned 4 on Sunday. As you will see in the flickr pics, there is a theme going here....

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Deer Season 2014 Recap

I just posted a full recap with pics of some of my 2014 deer hunting adventures. Check it out by clicking the link to the Proving Trail Adventures website blog. 

The Holidays 2014

New pictures on flickr. Time period covers Thanksgiving through New Years. Activities include Thanksgiving in Thorne Bay, the annual Christmas tree hunt, and our first snowfall.