We know that some of you follow this blog to hear about us in general, so here's a quick photo update: We had a great winter in Washington, where the snow conditions were not at their best but surely better than coastal Alaska's! (yes, we tried to stop being seasonal but haven't quite figured out how to kick the habit yet . . .) Grandma Kathy "Rah Rah" enjoyed her time with Maggie. We had a nice Mexico get away. The highlight for Maggie was for sure all the little dogs! Here's Maggie on one of her first fishing adventures, fishing for little Bonita by kayak. (She still signs the story of how Mama had the fishing line tied to her toe, screamed, tried to pull the fish in and lost it!). Did we mention we're expecting another baby this fall!! We recently escaped from boat work for a little biking adventure in Denali National Park. It was complete with snow most days, bears and sheep. Maggie (now 18 months) learned how to use her very own sleeping bag! On a more serious note, in the midst of little girls growing up and babies growing in the belly, Emily's stepdad, Dave, died this April. It's still a shock and we miss his presence. He was a kind, giving man who lived a full life and even helped drive your fish around last summer. We love you Dave.