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Father’s Day at the Lake

June 18, 2018

Happy Monday!

Here in the US, we celebrated Father’s Day yesterday. At our household, we spent it in the most casual of ways: cinnamon rolls, a family hike, and dinner at Sushi & Sushi.

We packed up the whole family for a short 2.5 mile wander on the Eklutna Lakeside Trail. Eklutna Lake is this beautiful spot where you can hike, bike, kayak, or ATV. It’s fed by a glacier, so the water is a beautiful kind of blue. It’s also the water source for the Municipality of Anchorage, so it’s always nice to see how our drinking water is doing.

I don’t brag about him on social media once, but Matt really is a great dad and an awesome parent. He changes way more diapers than I do, gets him ready for daycare every day, and is so attentive and loving to our son. Bear is a mini-Matt in so many ways, from the way they chew on their hands to the pouts when things aren’t going their way, to their love of climbing vertical on everything. I can’t wait to see what other Matt-ism’s Bear develops over the years.

It was a windy and overcast day, but this is Alaska so it was still beautiful. The water was so choppy, it looked like a sea; and the overcast sky made the trees look so green and the rocks look such a vibrant gray.

Bear loved stomping in the water at the edge of the lake, and the dogs enjoyed running out into the icy, cold water. We bought Bear an Oaki rain suit and rainboots, and it has been such a phenomenal investment. I didn’t realize how much we’d use them, but between all the times we go to the ocean and using it as a wind guard while hiking, we’ve been a much happier baby Bear during our outdoor adventures!

We also nailed the Father’s Day gift giving this year, surprising Matt with a few cool things to up his Dad Game.

Link to Gaiters

Link to Multitool

Link to Knife

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