my favorite picture of our family in 2015

December 23, 2015 by meg | 0 comments

holiday photo.jpgposting has been sporadic at best, but this is still one of my favorite spots on the internet. we hope to do better in the coming year, but no promises. what we can give is our sincerest wishes for the best holiday season. may it be filled with love, fun and the making of good memories.
love- meg, zach and zelda

making our world go ’round – holiday happiness

December 15, 2015 by meg | 1 Comment

lots of fun and silliness this holiday season, well except maybe the actual photo opportunity with santa who zelda will tell you is just pretend since the real santa is at the north pole getting ready for christmas. IMG_5200.jpgIMG_5182.jpgIMG_5195.jpgIMG_5212.jpgIMG_5175.jpgIMG_5217.jpgIMG_5188.jpgZ santa 2015.jpg

Post-Turkey Update – or a smattering of what we’ve been up to

November 30, 2015 by zzaletel | 0 comments

We hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend – by and far we did. ¬†While last week started out fantastic (if you’re an Alaskan and enjoy snow) –


By the end of the week it wasn’t quite as wonderland-y ūüôĀ –

No Snow¬† but we didn’t let that stop us. ¬†We had a fine feast with friends on Thursday. ¬†Before the feast, Zelda and Zach¬†did their¬†best professional runner impersonation¬†at the 2015 Anchorage Turkey Trot¬†with hundreds of other just crazy enough locals. ¬†Zelda ran into one of her classmates and they had a great time running (and flapping) throughout the race. ¬†Zelda may not keep the impersonator title for long based on how much running she did over the 3k. IMG_1105 ¬† %20 ¬† %20Anchorage Turkey Trot 2015

There was, of course, much dancing and performing over the weekend Р %20

a visit to the library where Zelda was quite helpful and put on a good show –


and even some experimentation on better ways to clean Zelda’s hair. Some proposals were less popular than others.

Not so small

We even had the chance to meet up for the first time with some extended-extended family for dinner on Saturday.  By Sunday night our holiday weekend was nearly over, hair was cleaned with new braids and beads in place, a few Mickey Mouse movies were enjoyed, and it was time once again to get ready for a return to work and school for us all.

free hair friday – last week

November 13, 2015 by meg | 0 comments

we stayed in and washed hair tonight. it's been awhile since z rocked some free hair. #naturalhair #afrohair #freehairthese were taken last weekend when we washed and combed and found some unfortunate surprises lurking in z’s hair. good news though, between my hair cut and the one she got at the salon yesterday, she is good to go. also i didn’t do too bad of a job with the cut. just need sharper scissors the hair doctor (aka stylist) said. i’m not sure if its good or bad that my confidence to cut zelda’s hair has now been boosted. good thing we only do a cut once a year or so.#virtualreality entertainment for z this morning courtesy of @nytimes #sunday delivery.uploadUntitled